Couva North MP renews call for farmers and fisherfolk to be issued FUL’s

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Couva North MP renews call for farmers and fisherfolk to be issued FUL’s

Couva North MP Ravi Ratiram is once again calling for farmers and fisherfolk to be issued with Firearm User’s Licenses.

His renewed plea follows the killing of Christopher Christian during a home invasion on Monday.

Ratiram said this is the latest in a spate of violence in the area.

The family is reported by the Trinidad Express as describing the incident as another “targeted attack” on farmers in the community.

MP Ratiram said it is not the first time he has requested FULs for farmers, as he made a similar call during a media briefing in September 2023 in response to incidents of Praedial larceny.

Such calls, he notes, have fallen on deaf ears and warns that without the ability to protect themselves, farmers and fisherfolk remain vulnerable to increasingly violent attacks.