The Constituency of Oropouche West is under siege by criminals.
The residents of Tulsa Trace, San Francique recently highlighted that they are living in fear due to an upsurge of crime in their neighbourhoods.
Within the past six months there has been a significant spike in break-ins and home invasions that have left the residents terrified for the safety of their families and properties. In response, they have been forced to protect their homes and their neighbours through community watch groups.
According to their MP Davendranath Tancoo, this recent escalation in home invasions and robberies of businesses is now rampant throughout the constituency of Oropouche West and affects every citizen.
Referring to recent newspaper reports, MP Tancoo said that police officers have publicly complained about not having sufficient resources including personnel and equipment to allow them to deal effectively with the growing criminal threat.
According to MP Tancoo, “The blame for this rests squarely at the feet of the Government. Minister of National Security Stuart Young and the Prime Minister as the Head of the National Security Council who needs to get his priorities right and to heed the call of the police officers who are in dire need of resources to deal with the crime surge in the country.”
This is no way for tax paying citizens to have to live.
Oropouche West needs additional patrols, more police officers and more vehicles to enhance visibility, crime prevention, detection and prosecution.
Crime is not acceptable! Our citizens’ lives are infinitely more valuable than peacocks.