The Greater Tunapuna Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GTCIC) has created a database for taxi drivers.
The chamber said it joins the nation in taking a stance to stop violence against females in Trinidad & Tobago.
According to Melissa Senhouse, President of GTCIC: “The Chamber wants to effect lasting change to protect the girls and women within our society. To do this we will be working together with relevant stakeholders to address the underlying causes of crime.”
Since 2019, GTCIC has been actively working with the Tunapuna Police Station Community Council (TPSCC) launching a Business Watch Group (BWC) as part of this collaboration.
The BWC has linked the businesses in Tunapuna on the Eastern Main Road with the Tunapuna Police Station and will be expanding to include as far west as St. Joseph and east towards D’abadie. Additionally, several Neighbourhood Watch Groups have also been created during this period.
As of last year, after the murder of Ashanti Riley, the GTCIC and TPSCC held discussions to obtain information from drivers who transport the public. The plan was executed this week and close to 100 drivers have already volunteered their information.