Minister of Rural Development and Local Government Kazim Hosein is calling on the Public Health Departments and Litter Wardens in all 14 Municipal Corporations to tackle the problem of illegal dumping across the country.
Opposition Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar has written to the Prime Minister requesting a meeting of the Government and Opposition to address a legislative approach to tackling rising crime.
The Opposition Leader has suggested that the two parties begin with discussions on the Anti-Gang Bill and the Anti-Terrorism (Amendment) Bill.
The following is the letter issued by the Opposition Leader:
"The citizens of our country have been experiencing an unprecedented level of criminal activity. Last year (2017) four hundred and ninety-four (494) persons were murdered.