Minister Young takes the helm at the Ministry of National Security

Minister of National Security, the Honourable Stuart Young hit the ground running on August 8th, 2018 in executing his new portfolio when he met with the Executives of the Ministry of National Security.

Minister Young was briefed firstly by Permanent Secretary Mr. Vel Lewis on the current business of the Ministry. He then got straight to business by meeting with Heads of Divisions and Units. In that forum, the Minister impressed the importance of engagement, focus and prioritization as well as the pursuit of solution-oriented strategies to confront issues of crime and criminality.

Subsequently, Minister Young was also briefed on current matters at a Security Operations meeting with Heads of the Defence and Protective Services. He received an update on the strategies currently being pursued by the various National Security Agencies in the fight against crime. The meeting also served to clarify the support and resources needed by the Agencies from the Ministry of National Security.

Minister Young said he was looking forward to full commitment and support from all Heads and staff, as he intends to strongly lead the Ministry forward in the fight against crime and in improving the safety and security of citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

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