Stuart and CARICOM leaders to talk crime

Prime Minister Freundel Stuart is expressing optimism that Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders meeting in Haiti this week will agree measures to address the underlying causes of crime and violence plaguing the region.

Stuart, who has joined leaders of the 15-member grouping for the 29th intercessional meeting in Port au Prince, said they intended “to get to the bottom of some of the issues that are spawning the level of violence that we are seeing across the Caribbean today”, according to the Barbados Government Information Service (BGIS) in a release today.

The BGIS quoted Stuart as stating that the Caribbean had been witnessing a deterioration of the state of its societies due to crime and violence, and promising that the issue would take centre stage at the summit.Read More…

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