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Caribbean News Desk Radio prog: Trinidad and Tobago sets up “elite” group to tackle school gangs… No-confidence motions in St Kitts and Nevis, Guyana

Last Updated on Thursday, 13 November 2014, 0:46 by GxMedia

Trinidad and Tobago has set up an elite multi-agency unit to combat gang violence in and around schools, in the wake of the murder of student in a troubled community of that twin-island nation.

Gang violence in schools is a growing problem in many schoos across the Caribbean.

Power 102 FM reports that the Ministries of Education and National Security are teaming up to deploy police and other personnel to pick up information about planned violence and if possible intervene.

Minister of National Security Gary Smith has announced the formation of unit to target high-risk schools.

You can listen to today’s edition of Caribbean News Desk by first downloading it here 

Also in today’s programme:
 A section of Guyana’s Private Sector suggests fresh elections as a way out of the current political impasse

The St Kitts and Nevis Opposition tries yet again to get one of several no-confidence motions debated and passed

An Irish company to search for oil in Jamaica’s waters

and Dominica beefing up its hotel sector through an economic citizenship programme