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CARICOM heads meet to tackle crime

Published:Friday | April 4, 2008 | 2:27 PM

Antigua’s Prime Minister, Baldwin Spencer said CARICOM heads of government are very serious about tackling widespread criminal activity in the region.

He said the leaders are hoping to decide on a set of proposals to effectively fight crime at this weekend\'s special summit in Port of Spain, Trinidad.

Mr. Spencer said lack of resources remains a major hurdle.

He said efforts to patrol Caribbean waters has proven difficult as a strategy to reduce crime linked to drug trafficking, gun smuggling and related illegal activity.