Drastic improvement of the security situation is needed to combat violence in the Caribbean region.
This is according United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres.
He made the comment during a joint media conference this morning with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley at the Diplomatic Centre, St. Anns.
Guterres is in Port of Spain to attend the 45th meeting of the Caricom Heads of Government.
Before delving into more serious matters Guterres showed an acute understanding of Trini culture and expressed his intentions before leaving our soil.
He said that he understood that to be ‘trini to the bone’ he had to learn to ‘ramajay’ and ‘dingolay’!
Getting down to more serious issues, he said that he had just visited Haiti and the country was rife with gang violence and warfare.
He noted the need to combat violence and crime not just in that country but throughout the Caribbean.
To that end he said a National security Force is needed to achieve this goal.
He also articulated the need for more action against the climate crisis that is threatens the survival of small islands.
He said there is an urgent need to cut carbon emissions by some 45%.
To do this he has called for a Climate Solidarity Pact.