Caricom Symposium on Crime gets underway today at Hyatt Regency

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Caricom Symposium on Crime gets underway today at Hyatt Regency

Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, who holds responsibility for national security in Caricom’s quasi-cabinet, will deliver the feature address at today’s opening of the Caricom Special symposium on crime and chair its proceedings.

The two-day symposium is set to address crime as a public health issue and opens today at the Hyatt Regency in Port of Spain from 9 am.
Bahamas Prime Minister Philip Davis is also scheduled to address the symposium.

Dr Rowley stated previously, “It is the Government’s intention to declare violent crime as a public health issue because violence across the society is now the norm. From domestic violence, violence in schools, violence of persons against persons, armed responses for everything and, of course, the gains to be had by criminal conduct where lives are lost and property being destroyed and stolen and so on. It is a whole plethora of violent, unacceptable conduct.”

Foreign and Caricom Affairs Minister Dr Amery Browne said, “The symposium is not an end in itself, but rather an important step toward evidence-based strategies and interventions that involve the widest range of stakeholders in our societies.

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