Chamber: Immediate action necessary to maintain law and order

The Chamber of Industry and Commerce is condemning the criminal activity taking place across the country and says immediate action is necessary to maintain law and order.

The Chamber issued the following statement today in response to the crime situation.

"Over the past week citizens of Trinidad and Tobago have had to endure the all too painful and sobering reminder that crime continues unabated in our nation.

"What madness is this?" - Chaguanas Chamber on crime

The Chaguanas Chamber of Industry and Commerce is describing the latest spate of murders as "madness" and is calling for a collective approach to fighting it.

The Chamber issued this statement on the crime situation.

"What madness is this? That is the real question that the Chaguanas Chamber Industry and Commerce ask today in light of the recent spate of murders that have hit our country. 

15-year-old shot dead by police

A 15-year-old boy was shot and killed by police in an exchange of gunfire with members of the Tunapuna Police Task Force today

According to reports, around 11 am officers responded to a call that a man was seen with a firearm on premises located at Maingot Road, Tunapuna.

When police officers arrived on the scene there was an exchange of gunfire and later, Josiah Ramsahai, was found suffering from gunshot wound. 

He was rushed to hospital where he succumbed to his injury.

Police say a 9mm firearm was recovered from the scene.