Opposition Leader writes PM requesting meeting to address combating crime

Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting of the Government and Opposition to address a legislative approach to tackling rising crime.

The Opposition Leader has suggested that the two parties begin with discussions on the Anti-Gang Bill and the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill.

The following is the letter issued by the Opposition Leader:

"The citizens of our country have been experiencing an unprecedented level of criminal activity. Last year (2017) four hundred and ninety-four (494) persons were murdered.