Trinidad and Tobago. According to
Countryaah official site, a limited state of emergency was
introduced in several areas in August in an attempt to put a
stop to a violent crime wave. The decision was made when
eleven murders had been committed in just a few days.
According to Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar, the
murders were triggered by the police making several huge
seizures of drugs, resulting in multimillion losses for drug
leagues. The state of emergency meant a curfew at night and
increased powers for the police to intervene in criminal
In November, police said they had revealed plans to
murder Persad-Bissesses. Twelve people were arrested,
including several military and police. The prime minister
himself considered that the murder plans were a direct
result of the state of emergency. She also promised to
continue to take a hard look at organized crime.