The privately-owned, social-networking Web site, Facebook, is being
considered for use to post photographs and other information about
wanted criminals. Acting Police Commissioner James Philbert said so
during Tuesday’s launch at the Marriott, Invaders Bay, of Crime
Stoppers Caribbean Most Wanted. Philbert said improvements to the
official Police Service Web site and other online media also were being
considered to disseminate information about criminals and receive
assistance from the public in the fight against crime.
He also welcomed the recent launch of a Crimestoppers’ Web site, www.caribbeanmostwanted.com,
which presented the most wanted criminals in the region. This was
following consultations with regional police officers. According to the
Web site, five of the six wanted criminals in the region were from
T&T with the other wanted man from Bermuda. The T&T fugitives
were being sought for murder, fraud, drug trafficking and firearm
offences. Philbert was confident the Web site would help reduce crime.
“It certainly will. It is an excellent tool. I think the best part of
it (is that) it is free.