In order for the crime levels to drop, everyone must work together.
Following criticism from CARICOM heads against the judiciary system here in TT, Chief Justice Ivor Archie says he’s not opposed to criticism of the bench in principle but is also reminding regional leaders that they too must all work together to reduce crime levels.
Speaking on day two of the Caricom Crime Symposium at the Hyatt Regency, Port-of-Spain, Archie said he was happy with the symposium’s recognition of crime as being at least, in part, a public health issue, saying this is the approach and philosophy the judiciary has had for some time.
He said his main hope is that this is not just talk, but that this will continue.
Archie said: “Going forward, I sense from some of the things that we’ve heard from our regional leaders, that there is that commitment. So, I look forward to working not just with the executive but also fellow Judiciaries in the Caribbean.”