Increased Police Patrols In Tobago

Increased police patrols have been implemented as one of the measures to deal with crime in Tobago.

Given that Tobago has registered its 10th homicide for the year, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley was asked to inform the Lower House on Friday whether Central Government has undertaken an evaluation in collaboration with the THA, Ministry of Tourism, and other stakeholders to assess the impact of crime on the tourism sector on the island.

Dr. Rowley said the Head of the T&T Police Service’s Tobago Division, ACP Collis Hazel, the Ministry of National Security, and other agencies met with the Chief Secretary of the Tobago House of Assembly and his team to discuss measures to tackle the crime situation on the island. The Prime Minister said the police have since increased their visibility with patrols and exercises targeting drug blocks and priority offenders.

When asked if he was prepared to meet with the Chief Secretary, Dr. Rowley said he is not in the business of politicising the issue of crime.

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