Chastanet proposes major consultation on poverty

Prime Minister, Allen Chastanet, has proposed a major retreat on poverty.

He called for the retreat in an interview with reporters this week, while discussing the issue of crime.

The PM declared that there is no one single solution to the crime problem facing this country.

“I started alluding to the fact that  we have 25 percent of our population earning less then $6000 on an annual basis. We have 11 social workers – we have one person that is responsible for making sure that kids are going to school,” Chastanet disclosed.

“That is one of the reasons why I am asking for a major retreat on poverty to look at all the different things that we’re saying that we’re doing to create a greater amount of effectiveness.”

The Prime Minister explained that the backbone of policing involves two critical areas.

He identified them as community policing, in which police officers have a relationship with people in the community who become the eyes and ears of law enforcement, and traffic.

According to Chastanet, zero tolerance in the area of traffic violations allows the police to arrest people who drive vehicles with broken lights and drive without a license and who may be on their way to commit serious crime.

“We have seen a significant amount of gains in terms of arms that we have recovered just by improving in traffic,” he explained.





  1. nosey
    August 25, 2018 at 12:16 pm Reply

    good about time,there are so many traffic violators out here,it’s like driving around in a zoo

  2. nosey
    August 25, 2018 at 12:18 pm Reply

    Good night it’s about time,so many traffic violators on roadways

  3. Vibz
    August 25, 2018 at 1:35 pm Reply

    Finally, the PM is postulating on criminal activities that are creating havoc in the country. I totally agree that community policing should be a priority for the police. The favorite weapon of choice is the gun. Since all guns are imported, the loopholes where these illegal firearms are entering into the country should be permanently plugged. Proper and comprehensive intelligence should be gathered to end this illicit importation of guns and ammunition. Lastly, nothing stops a bullet like a good paying job. Unemployment amount the youth population should be drastically reduced. An idle mind is the devil’s workshop.

  4. BlackShade
    August 25, 2018 at 6:46 pm Reply

    I think one of the things that is being overlooked is the proliferation of the small shops springing up everywhere. The give school drop outs and school leavers a place to assemble without any checks and structure. This is where they concoct all their evil and lawless plans. Close these so call ghettos and give them work to do. These things are becoming the bane of our society.

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