Government has no real plan to tackle the spiraling crime rate.
That’s according to Opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.
Speaking during her annual Christmas toy drive in Siparia, Persad-Bissessar said murders are always tragic, but it’s made worse around Christmas time, which is a time of family.
She challenged the Government’s stance against increasing the number of legal firearms on the streets, without directly advocating for it as others in her party have done recently.
The UNC leader also called on citizens to continue to be careful but acknowledged that no matter how careful people are, it can still be a scary time.
She said she is still awaiting the pepper spray, even though legislation was passed for its use.
Persad-Bissessar said: “They have not made it come forward.”
Persad-Bissessar said one of her main wishes for the new year was a “a proper anti-crime plan.”
“And for 2023, for all of us, for our nation, I would want us to see, you know, giving a bit more help creating more policies and programmes to bring jobs.”