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Pledging the Government s continued support
of the Chief Justice and judiciary, she said, "This
is not a new matter, while there have been some
reductions in the time spans for delays and the
completion of matters, indeed there is more that
can be done by all of us."
Addressing the issue of murders, which have
now surpassed last year s toll of 379, Persad-
Bissessar lamented that some of them were crimes
of passion. However, she said, "Murder is murder
and every single one is painful and traumatic to
us."On the Government s
commitment in the fight
against crime, she said:
"I know the Minister of
National Security (Gary
Griffith) is doing the
best that he can, but
there is still much more
that we need to do.
Some of the crimes are
crimes of passion. That
does not mean that it is
correct, that it is some-
thing that is right. Those
are more difficult to
contain where it is that
it is a domestic situation
where crimes of passion are taking place. But
murder is murder and each loss is a great loss."
Persad-Bissessar also agreed with the proposal
made by the Standing Order Committee of the
House of Representatives last Friday to reduce the
speaking time of MPs from 75 minutes to 30 min-
utes. The committee also recommended a monthly
30-minute question time for the Prime Minister
to respond on issues of national importance.
The PM said: "I believe we talk too much some-
times in Parliament. There is a famous saying
(which states) say it in six and if you can t say
it in six then it is not good listening. "
In other Parliaments, she said, the MPs speaking
time is much shorter than 75 minutes.
"But," she said, "it is before the House committee
and it will be discussed and debated as well, so
it may be a step in the right direction. We need
to get consensus from the Parliament as a whole
in terms of speaking time."
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doing his best
Minister of National
Security, Gary Griffith.
Three men are now dead and a 13-year-
old shot in two separate shooting incidents
in Port-of-Spain and Diego Martin between
Saturday night and yesterday.
The killings have pushed the murder toll
to 380, surpassing last year s total of 379.
In the first incident, two men---Robert
Awong, 36, an unemployed man of Quarry
Street, Green Hill, Diego Martin, and Norris
Harrison, of the same address---were killed.
Police said Awong was in the wrong place
at the wrong time.
According to Awong s sister Allana, her
brother told her he was going to lime, less
than two hours before he was killed. The
asthmatic man had recently been released
from a health institution and ventured next
door, something he did not usually do, his
Police said around 7.30 pm on Saturday,
two men came out of a car and opened fire.
Three men were shot. Awong died at the
scene, and Harrison died around 12.30 am
while undergoing emergency surgery at Port-
of-Spain General Hospital. The third man,
Mario Charles, is warded in a stable condition
at the Port-of-Spain hospital.
Constable De Gale, of the Homicide Bureau,
is heading investigations into their killings.
In an unrelated murder, a man yet to be
identified was in company with Terrance
Worrell, 32, of Chinapoo Village, Pelican
Extension, Morvant, when a gunman
approached them and opened fire around
2.05 am yesterday. Both men were taken to
hospital. Worrell is warded in a stable con-
dition while the other victim died while
Meanwhile, around 7.30 am, officers of
the Port-of-Spain Division responded to a
report of gunshots at the corner of Queen
and Henry Streets, in downtown Port-of-
When they arrived, they found 13-year-
old Hamid Rasheed and 35-year-old Alvin
Maharaj nursing gunshot wounds. Both were
taken to the Port-of-Spain General Hospital
where they are warded in a stable condition
suffering from injuries to their hands.
Police said the two were standing at the
corner when a gunman approached a group
of men and opened fire.
Three more killings
push murder toll to 380
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