Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley likened crime to an ‘exotic disease’yesterday which is introduced into an environment and challenged plants and animals.
The Prime Minister made the comments at a news conference in Barbadis yesterday and also said he plans to invite an expert to Trinidad and Tobago to help address the crime facing the country.
He was responding to questions about this country’s crime situation and said it’s to be considered a public health issue.
The press conference was held with Barbados Prime Minister Mia Mottley with Dr Rowley saying “Last week I was talking to our National Security Ministerand we are inviting an expert into Trinidad to open a conversation on this issue which is crime and violence as a public health issue.
This is an approach taken by many other jurisdictions because of the prevalence of serious crimes in those areas.
Dr Rowley is in Barbados exploring energy and other opportunities with the Barbados government.