The T&T Chamber of Industry and Commerce is calling for collaboration and cooperation at the national level to fight crime.
In a statement, the Chamber said it is, “dismayed and distressed by the rate of homicides overall, with anguish over the most recent incident involving the tragic loss of four of our nation’s young lives.”
The Chamber added: “The recent heinous killing of young children highlights the necessity for urgent action by all. Every day, we have heard of instances of various crimes and acts of violence and our members have also been affected—some themselves or their families, friends, or communities. Crime does not discriminate—it is a plague being spread by a few people in our society.”
It also posed the question, “What do we do as a nation to stop them?”, while acknowledging crime as an issue needing a multi-pronged approach for several reasons, as articulated by experts.
“TTCIC also recognize there are several non-governmental organizations (NGOs), civil society organizations (CSOs), business service organizations (BSOs), and others, who have been doing their part to try to assist. However, it is evident that the leadership of our country needs to collaborate and cooperate as part of the effort, and we look forward to their meeting,” the Chamber’s statement said.