Khafra Kambon

(flashback) Khafra Kambon, chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee, speaks yesterday at the Lidj Yasu Omowale Emancipation Village.

Chairman of the Emancipation Support Committee Khafra Kambon says he is happy that the Prime Minister has raised concerns that the country’s African population is not doing as well as expected.

“This is a very serious concern, because there is no doubt that we are in a crisis situation where too many of our African youth are finding themselves in serious problems. Too many of our communities are living under stress because of crime,” Kambon said yesterday.

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“It is important that Government identifies it as a problem. And now they must identify the targeted solutions that are going to apply to that problem. To me that is a beginning to moving towards proper dialogue, proper discussions about approaches that can be effectively taken in order to deal with the situation and not simply say just let the forces of the State kill them out and that’s it,” he told the Express via telephone.

Kambon said the current crime situation was creating anxiety and fear throughout society, not just among those living in communities plagued with crime and violence.


“I SAY I was on a murder charge, the kind of money I paid my ­lawyer.” That lament came from Errol Gooptar, who was charged with robbery in 2016. Payments to his attorney began after their first encounter at the cell at the police station. “He took $1,500 to see me in the holding cell, to make sure everything was in order,” Gooptar recalled.

HOW many Venezuelans are really living in Trinidad and Tobago? Activists who are helping Venezuelan migrants here say they agree with Monday’s BBC documentary The Displaced which stated that 40,000 Venezuelans are living here.

A man from Plymouth, Tobago is in police custody following the rape of a British tourist in the sister island yesterday. The incident occurred at around 1.30 a.m. in the Courland Bay area.

A CHINESE national who was charged this year with harbouring under-age Venezuelan girls for the purpose of sexual exploitation has failed in his attempt to have the Court of Appeal review its previous position on bail.