Written by: JoePublic
- 28th Aug, 2017 - 7:59pm
Title: Crime in T&T
Comments: Obviously People of T&T got used to crime. Nobody is seeing a solution to stop the high murder rate. Actually, People get very defensive when foreigners talk about crime in T&T. The answer is often there is crime worldwide and as you are from Germany you should know there is plenty nazi crime in Germany. Yes, crime in T&T will be played down by their own citizens because they feel powerless to do anything about it. However, to those who believe there is plenty crime in Germany I always tell them to study statistics instead of looking for excuses. In Germany and most European countries the murder rate is about 1 per 100,000 per annum whilst it is about 35 per 100 000 citizens in T&T. Yes, this also includes the nasty Nazi crimes of Germany, which are a favourite Topic in Jewish newspapers.
Written by: JoePublic
- 19th Aug, 2017 - 10:51am
Title: Indulgence in paying crime
Comments: It is now quite clear that crime pays here. The report of a senior police officer with over 25 years service has been arrested for heading a crime ring,accompanied by another report of two serving soldiers embezzling millions of dollars supports the trend in crime that pays. We also have the alleged corruption scandal concerning the transportation ships from Tobago to Trinidad. And the appointment by the Prime Minister of a one man judge and jury to investigate the matter free of charge. Then we have a Chinese citizens sentence to prison for attempting to bribe a police officer. On top of this we have criminals taking pot shots at workmen building a wall at a school. I suppose for the fun of it. Such lawlessness including the high rate of annual murders and other serious crimes in this nation is more that substantial proof that something is really wrong with our society that need urgent and drastic repair,and yet nothing new or meaningful is really being done to stop the galloping rate of criminal activities here. It would appear that there is now a complete breakdown of law and order here,and as far as crime is concerned there is a tremendous amount of our citizens despite colour class or creed are indulging in some form of criminality until they get caught. Since our independence our politicians and those in positions of responsibility have stood by and watch this nation gradually falling into a state of moral and lawless decline without taking any meaningful or constructive or necessary action to halt the erosion of this nation. These men and women of importance and power here,continue to merely offer lip service, and by the examples they set, has assisted in the now rapid destruction of this nation.
Written by: JoePublic
- 21st Jul, 2017 - 10:47am
Title: Living in turmoil
Comments: Where ever you search in the world you won't find a more disturbed democracy than this nation. At present ordinary citizens are living in fear of their lives. Citizens in responsible positions and those in authority are no longer trusted and are now being perpetually displayed as crooks,most involved in some sort of corruption. Despite having a lots of policemen they are failing to catch the criminals. The justice system remain corrupt as ever. The impression given is that most of the population now want to dabbling in some form of crime despite their colour, class or creed. Those who decide not to succumb to crime are now the exception. Those in authority now appear to be economical with the truth and very manipulative and are really not fit for purpose. There is now little chance that anything will ever change here.as the situation is clearly getting worse.The rather odd thing about it all is that, it would appear that those that can do something to stop the flow of our woes are quite contented to see and tolerate the turmoil in which they and those they govern live.
Written by: JoePublic
- 1st Jul, 2017 - 6:13am
Title: we really need helicopters here to fight crime.
Comments: We really don't need helicopter to fight crime here.This is just again a waste of public money. This island is 60 miles by 40 miles with a large area which is sparsely populated. Gangster, crooks an a serious criminals inhabit the well known areas here. What we need is dedicated and honest policemen with good management and leadership to haunt down and catch the criminals. We need more honest and conscientious policemen not helicopters. What have we gain by using helicopters here, nothing. We still have a crime scenario as we had decades ago.Nothing has really changed, where crime is concerned here. At the end of this year we could expect another high figure around 500 of our citizens slaughtered,and yet we have responsible citizens in positions of authority here who keep playing the same old tune by regularly telling us that crime has fallen. Politicians here are taken for a ride and succumb to the wrong advise given to them by our so-called security experts. In my opinion this careless and wasteful spending is associated with 'kick backs' which is part and parcel of the local art of corruption and personal greed.This is caused by our easy access to quick money from the gains of our natural resources. Now that things are beginning to unravel, luxuries such as helicopters (Toys for the boys) will of course have to be mothballed.
Written by: JoePublic
- 18th Jun, 2017 - 9:55am
Title: Crime getting out of hand
Comments: I refer the article in the Express today entitled 'Crime getting out of hand'. Crime has been out of hand here for decades. It started after our independence under the control of our political pioneer playing gods especially those of the PNM who has stood back and watched the gradual escalation of criminals and terrorists building their empires, and have and are still doing nothing to halt the expansion of our criminal and terrorist armies. It would appear that our politicians on both sides of the fence are quite prepared to let things remain as they are. They wallow in political division by race and by doing so have encouraged racism throughout this nation. They appear to be quite happy to carry on in this fashion as long as the racial issue remain under wraps.and do not cause any internal racial uprising. In order to reduce crime here the politicians must stop creating poverty and introduce meaningful legislation to halt the spread of racial discrimination and inequalities of the citizens of this nation. There are well recognized perpetual repeated promises and statements made by politicians of doing the right thing, yet nothing is being done. All we get are these repeated promises again and again.Looking back since our independence, you would find the same promises made several time over the past decades but were never fulfilled. Human life here has no value whatsoever,and this has come about because of the immunity,lack of morals and compassion of politicians and those in authority in respect of their outlook of the security and livelihood of our citizens.They have helped in creating a dog eat dog society. I forecast earlier this year that the annual murder figure for this year is going to be around 440. However, as things now stands it will in my opinion now be around 500 or more. This is because nothing NEW, meaningful or constructive has been done to stop the slaughter of our citizens. Politicians here have handed the responsibility for control and management of our crime scenario over to the police lock, stock and barrel thus allowing them to become a law unto themselves where senior officers have themselves become lawbreakers and are still allowed to carry on as usual despite the fact that they are awaiting court appearances.This sort of event encourages disrespect by our citizens for the police hierarchy and those in the lower ranks. . This police force needs outside help in a big way. The government should ensure that they get such help .and stop supplying the police with more money which is being wasted on unnecessary equipment. We need respected policemen dedicated to the protection our citizens not policemen who are now following the trend of most of our politicians of feathering their own nest even if it means joining the ranks of the criminals. Most of all we need politicians with a different mentality and foresight than those of previous decades. We need honest politicians with inspiration to improve the status of every citizens and not prolong and enhance poverty and racism which only leads to more crime, thus encouraging crime to get out of hand.