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With the sudden increase in
murders throughout T&T in the
past two weeks, criminologist
Renee Cummings strongly
believes that there is a climate
of desperation on the nation's
streets and therefore the onus
is on the T&T Police Service to
"The police cannot continue
to squander the confidence of the
nation. Homicide remains the
barometer by which we measure
safety, security and quality of
life," Cummings said.
She added that the police have
got to start solving murders and
bring the perpetrators to justice
or else public confidence in the
police would continue to decline,
"eroding what little legitimacy is
left in law enforcement."
"We are experiencing high lev-
els of violence combined with
high levels of victimisation mak-
ing the fear of crime very high
and given the low detection rate
it is easy to get away with murder
in T&T," Cummings said.
What is required, she added,
was a national effort and mass
stakeholder engagement to gen-
erate a plethora of approaches.
"It is because there seems to
be a deficit of ideas when it
comes to crime and violence
reduction. Visionary national
security leadership would recog-
nise the dearth and engage var-
ious related disciplines to bring
a multi-disciplinary and multi-
dimensional approach to homi-
cide and violence reduction,"
She added that given the range
and complexity of factors that
affect violence, no single agency
could prevent violence or reduce
it, "so we must foster a collab-
orative approach to building a
sustainable long-term safety
Cummings said there seemed
to be a perpetuating cycle of vio-
lence within successive genera-
tions where children were now
inheriting a legacy of violence.
She added there should be a
focus on juvenile justice reform,
delinquency prevention and tru-
ancy reduction and on finding
creative ways to engage boys who
are dropping out of the education
"What we are experiencing
calls for an urgent behaviour
change intervention beginning at
the level of early childhood edu-
We also have to focus on gen-
der-specific and gender-respon-
sive interventions for court-
We have to pay particular
attention to students who are
displaying anti-social behaviour,
poor cognitive development,
emotional problems and mental
health challenges," Cummings
"There is a public perception
that the criminal justice system
is weak, overwhelmed and neg-
lected and many seem to have
no confidence in the state to
It is up to the Government to
correct that perception, strength-
en the criminal justice system,
rebrand law enforcement and re-
establish the rule of law," she
Fire victim pleads
Deshan Ragbir is pleading for
assistance after fire destroyed his
family home at Pasea Extension,
Tunapuna, on Thursday morning.
In a telephone interview yester-
day, Ragbir said four children ages
4, 11, 12 and 15 lost their school
books and clothing in the fire.
Eight of Ragbir s family members
who lived in two other houses were
also left homeless.
"I wasn t there. I was at work
and I received a call that the house
was on fire. I heard it started in the
Ragbir is pleading for any assis-
tance for his family.
"We are staying in the shed in
the front of the house and we are
sheltering there. Right now we need
everything. It s just lost," he said.
Vinod Gosein, Ragbir s brother-
in-law, and Khalwatee Gosein, his
sister-in-law, lived in the adjacent
"Everybody in the same spot here
because it has no other shelter oth-
erwise," he said.
"I need assistance from the Gov-
ernment and if the public could
help us out it is no problem," he
Fire officers were up to late yes-
terday investigating the cause of
Anyone interested in assisting
the family can contact Ragbir at
Caricom minister attends
UN General Assembly
Prime Minister Dr Keith Row-
ley is not expected to attend the
70th UN General Assembly
(UNGA) taking place in New
Up to yesterday, it remained
unclear if the new Prime Minister,
who was elected almost three
weaks ago, will attend the event.
Sources say Rowley may opt to
remain at home because his Gov-
ernment was now settling into
office and the national budget was
being prepared for presentation
in Parliament by Finance Minister
Colm Imbert on October 5.
A release from the Foreign and
Caricom Affairs Ministry said the
newly appointed Caricom Minister
Dennis Moses is attending the
70th Regular Session of the United
Nations General Assembly and
It said Moses would participate
in high-level meetings at the
event. The General Debate of the
UNGA will take place from Sep-
tember 28 to October 6.
Vijay Mahabir looks at the cage that once housed his parrot Mama. The
cage was burnt in a fire that destroyed his home on Thursday, but the bird
escaped the flames. PHOTO: JEFF MAYERS
Criminologist on upsurge of murders...
Criminologist Renee Cummings
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