Reg­u­late se­cu­rity firms, says min­is­ter

Daily Nation (Barbados) - - Caribbean Link -

PORT OF SPAIN – Na­tional Se­cu­rity Min­is­ter Ed­mund Dil­lon yes­ter­day ac­knowl­edged the im­por­tance of pri­vate se­cu­rity firms in the over­all se­cu­rity of Trinidad and Tobago but said there was need for them to be reg­u­lated.

Speak­ing at a na­tional se­cu­rity sym­po­sium on the pri­vate se­cu­rity in­dus­try, Dil­lon said no sin­gle en­tity, in­clud­ing the po­lice, can deal with the crime sit­u­a­tion alone.

“When you look at the char­ac­ter­is­tic of the se­cu­rity land­scape in Trinidad and Tobago, it is char­ac­terised of course by our num­ber one barom­e­ter, which is mur­der, but of course drugs, guns, am­mu­ni­tion, cy­ber­crime, money laun­der­ing, the en­vi­ron­ment is charged and if the en­vi­ron­ment is charged there must be (a sit­u­a­tion) where we un­der­stand in to­day’s world we live in a state of in­ter­de­pen­dency.”

He told the sym­po­sium put on by the Joint Se­lect Com­mit­tee on Na­tional Se­cu­rity of the Par­lia­ment, that this in­ter­de­pen­dency is such that ‘there is no en­tity that can treat with those plethora of is­sues than con­front us in the na­tional se­cu­rity en­vi­ron­ment”. (CMC)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Barbados

© PressReader. All rights reserved.