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T&T tackles crime

Published:Thursday | April 3, 2008 | 2:54 PM

The twin island republic’s Prime Minister, Patrick Manning said his administration is aggressively tackling the country’s crime problem.



Prime Minister Manning, who will host a special two-day CARICOM summit on crime this weekend, said the problem has reached an unacceptable level.



Mr. Manning said strategies implemented so far have proven successful in reducing the number of kidnappings in the country.



He said other strategies to deal with the rising crime situation would include more scientific methods, such as video conferencing in criminal court cases and speedier trials.



Mr. Manning said there would also be increased visibility of security personnel across the country.



He said 24-hour radar surveillance has been set up at the nation’s coastline.