Despite calls for her retirement, the leader of Trinidad and Tobago’s United National Congress, Kamla Persad-Bissessar says she’s not going anywhere.

The opposition leader is 72.

She made the remark during an anti-crime town hall meeting in Morvant on Tuesday.

Mrs. Persad-Bissessar said the current crime rate in the country is the worst it has been in decades. She says citizens are no longer safe, not even in the comfort of their homes.

The Opposition Leader says she hopes recently reappointed police commissioner, Erla Harewood-Christopher, is equal to the task of arresting the crime rate.

Persad-Bissessar was Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago from 2010 to 2015.