Port-of-Spain Trinidad: The new Baghdad

Port-of-Spain Trinidad: The new Baghdad

United Nations compares T&T murder rate to Iraq

By Camini Marajh Head Investigative Desk

Story Updated: Sep 10, 2011 at 11:39 PM ECT

Trinidad and Tobago now rivals Jamaica as the most violent country in the Caribbean, with the number of annual murders rising sharply from 98 to 550 over the last decade, with some areas in the Port of Spain police division being listed among the most dangerous in the world.

This is the finding of a new United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) draft report on Human Development and Citizen Security in the Caribbean, which noted, among other things, that the murder rate for Port of Spain was comparable to that of Baghdad. … more … read complete article
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