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Caribbean: Murder rates spike in Trinidad and Jamaica for 2019

Caribbean: Murder rates spike in Trinidad and Jamaica

By Bert Wilkinson – Caribbean Life News – July 19, 2019

  • TRINIDAD: 280 murders so far in 2019

Once again, two of the Caribbean Community’s most important member states are battling with a spike in their murder rates and officials are slowly concluding that only sustained pressure from police and the military would put a dent in in these outbreaks of deadly violence.

In Trinidad for example, this week’s murder of beloved, nationally known actor, producer and director Raymond Choo Kong has not only shocked the nation but has redirected national attention to violent crime, a scourge, which has bedeviled every single government and or administration on the island for the past 30 years.    Continue reading