On Monday 27th March, Crime Stoppers Trinidad and Tobago (CSTT) received a financial boost in the form of $100,000 by the Government of Canada.

Mr. John Aboud, Chairman of CSTT  was on hand at the Hyatt Regency to receive the funds from Her Excellency Karen L. McDonald, High Commissioner for Canada.

Her Excellency Karen L. McDonald presents cheque to CSTT's Chairman Mr. John Aboud

In her remarks, High Commissioner McDonald stated that Canada’s vision for the Americas includes a long term commitment to being fully and actively engaged to ensure that citizens in this region see improvements in their lives now and in the future.

This monetary contribution falls under Canada’s assistance to the Trinidad and Tobago government in the area of Criminal Justice Reform, under the Government of Canada’s  Anti Crime Capacity Building Programme.

Mr. Aboud noted that funds received will go a long way towards educating communities about Crime Stoppers and developing innovative approaches that will make Crime Stoppers a household name as far as crime reporting is concerned. While acknowledging the roles that other agencies play in crime prevention he reminded the audience that Crime Stoppers role is one of receiving information anonymously and then passing this to law enforcement for action.

He thanked the Canadian Government for the confidence placed in Crime Stoppers and assured those present that the rewards will be reaped by all citizens of our country.