Days after a prominent businessman and his family from South Trinidad were robbed in a home invasion, President of the Greater San Fernando Chamber of Commerce Kiran Singh is calling on officials to seek solutions in a timely manner.
In an interview with Loop News, Singh described the latest incident in which the businessman was attacked by people he believed to be employees, as “appalling.”
It is reported that the businessman, the owner of a chain of clothing stores throughout the country, was robbed of thousands of dollars in both local and foreign currency as well as gold jewellery when two gunmen breached the perimeter fence of his La Romain home on Monday morning.
The businessman was then tied up and the suspects made good their escape.
According to Singh, the country is witnessing a rising threat of violence against entrepreneurs and the signs are not positive for potential investors or for continuing business activities.
“There is a direct relationship between the rise in criminal cases and the effect on business activities. As we emerge out of the COVID-19 pandemic, we would like to see more commercial activity taking place.”
As a result, Singh has issued a call to the Southern Division police to seek solutions to prevent such crimes from occurring as the business community remains hopeful for healthy sales in the upcoming Divali and Christmas seasons.
“The business owner is a household name in this country. This type of incident points to the question of the youths engaging in criminal activities, with no regard for the law or hard-working citizens…but what are we doing about it?”
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