June 9, 2014 -
The Trinidad Ministry of the People and Social Development announced last week that the government will introduce a new biometric mapping system to help pinpoint the exact location of children at all times, according to a report by StabroekNews.com.
Vernella Alleyne-Toppin, Minister in the Ministry of the People and Social Development, made the announcement after visiting the relatives of two young recent murder victims.
“We have spoken to the Minister of Education so that we can have markers on children so that from the time they are born right through early childhood, we will always know where they are,” said Alleyne-Toppin. “The Ministry of the People will be doing the biometric survey, where you would be marked so that we would know where every child is at any given time. It is a system that will, for instance, track whether or not a child is in school when they ought to be.”