Trinidad & Tobago's Crime Problem - 4

2018 Crime Stats: 168 ? Murders 1 Kidnappings (Ransom)

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Written by: JoePublic - 31st May, 2017 - 12:24pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: A nation in decline?

Comments: It now looks like even the lawyers are at loggerheads with the justice system here. What on earth sort of nation is this?. Every single day there are reports of discontentment from citizens in different professions on from our ordinary citizens. Surely we just can't go on like this. Those in the corridors of power appear to be completely useless and keep turning a blind eye to the situation. They are just about suitable of running a parlour somewhere in Toco. This nation has become a laughing stock throughout the Caribbean and worldwide. Our citizens must stop being treated like sheep being led to the slaughter house and must pull themselves together. They must stop electing these type of worthless politicians in order to get back on some sort of normal pattern of life. They must demonstrate and protest against the manner in which they are now being treated. This nation has now become jungle of confusion, chaos and no hope for our up coming generation .Something must be done to stem the decline now. It has become impossible to believe anything our politicians say as they are being economical with the truth and keep painting false pictures of the state of our economy,and the dwindling depletion of our natural resources. It will all amount in the end to another elected brigade of citizens acting as so called politicians who at the end of their term in office would have done absolutely nothing to enhance the personal living standards or conditions of our ordinary citizens. More of our ordinary citizens will still be living in poverty, using outside latrines,out of work and struggling to make two ends meet and indulging in more crime in order to survive, whilst those of wealth and authority live in guarded communities in luxury protected by our police who still harbor a colonial mentality. What has happened here and is still happening is that the majority of semi educated ordinary citizens are constantly being fooled by our so called educated and professional citizens into voting for them so that their livings standards and environment could be improved, something that never really happens. Look around you and see the results of decades of promises by our politicians. We are really worse off than when we were as a colony when almost everyone had pride, ambition, respect for law and order and hopefulness.and much more contented and happy in themselves. Crime and especially murders were a rarity and our policemen did not carry guns. They were respected with honesty and honour, and did protect our citizens. You could then rely on culprits being caught brought to justice and paid the correct retribution. All that has happened here since our independence, and is something the criminals can crow about, is that we have created a multitude of corrupt overnight millionaires who use our politicians as puppets on strings in collusion and co-operation in feathering their nest at the expense of the ordinary taxpayer. Criminals are gathering in droves here from different islands and countries on this now a haven for criminals because they know they too could become wealthy by dabbling in all sorts of local crime, even murder,and where they stand a very high chance of not being caught.
Written by: JoePublic - 15th May, 2017 - 6:24am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Promises that are never fulfilled

Comments: The fact that we have so many murders in Trinidad bearing in mind the size of this island and its population is most alarming. More disturbing is the fact that there is no haste whatsoever, by those in the corridors of power to take the necessary action to stem the flow of these violent killings.They have turned their backs on ordinary voters and have left the police to deal with our murderers, serious criminals, and galloping general lawlessness. They just don't want to know. Politicians here are now obviously immune to the slaughter of our innocent citizens. They offer a lot of lip service which is never followed by any quick or any action at all. For weeks, now we have been hearing about their attempts to restoring the death penalty and start hanging our detained murderers. However, like most investigations and probes or any other political matter except those dealing with money matters here, the idea is slowly fading away, being swept no doubt under the carpet. It all amounts to flash in the pan statements where politicians have failed to consulted other important citizens on the adverse subjects they wish to redress.. The other reasons for not enforcing these promises properly is because they really don't care about our ordinary citizens.Moreover, they appear to have lost all morals and compassion and give the impression to be only interested in the financial aspects of politics in the governance of this nation, by spending most of their time in trying to invent and introduce new methods of extracting money from our ordinary citizens who are battling to make two ends meet. The long and short of it all is that politicians here continue to make promises they cannot fulfill.
Written by: JoePublic - 15th May, 2017 - 3:19am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: On the edge of the abyss

Comments: The main and very serious outstanding aspect of this society that remains prominent in our everyday lives which has put a halt to the normal way of life here is the perpetual rate of the daily slaughter of our innocent citizens. As I have said before everything is falling apart. There are problems within the justice system, the health service is suppose to be in crisis.There is a water shortage,Roads need urgent repairs. Corruption is rife down at the licensing office and other government departments, We have large oil spills that are affecting the environment costing an arm and a leg to resolve.,An economy almost n ruins. More calls to tighten belts .A growing brigade of local terrorists waiting for an opportunity to have another attempt at a coup A galloping rate of general lawlessness all around us.Shortage of proper transport to Tobago with reports of shortage of food there. What sort of nation is this?. Where are we going?. To top it all we have the police asking for another pay rise for doing very little to combat or stem the flow of crime and general lawlessness .They remain as useless as they were decades ago,and this is reflected by the yearly increase of more murders and expansion of law breaking by a large racial group four population, and among them killers increasing in numbers each day running loose,killing citizens at random as a hobby, or for the fun of it. . It all amounts to a nation with many citizens living in a make belief world. I think its about time we dump those in the corridors of power, reform our political system, and start all over again. We are just making no progress but simply going around in circles,and now apparently sliding slowly into the abyss.
Written by: JoePublic - 29th Mar, 2017 - 2:00pm Trinidad Safety Reply

Name: George

Title: Signs of another attempted coup?

Comments: The way the crime scene in Enterprise is developing, it would appear that there are signs of the brewing of another attempted coup.Moreover, would appear that we have a detachment of hard line ISIS terrorists already operating here unknown to the government or police. Building a new police station in that area is not going to make any difference. These guys are here as permanent residence,who are inspired and obviously financed by their local leader.They would just move on to another district to continue in developing their militancy. What they are aiming for is complete break down of law and order creating an excuse and an opportunity to attempt another coup. What we need is a detachment of military men permanently stationed in that area,ban this Muslim militant movement, and restrict the movement of their leader. Whether this will make any difference only time will tell.
Written by: JoePublic - 27th Mar, 2017 - 3:17pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: Ashton
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Comments: The country is now bordering on a 'state of complete mayhem.' I am not sure if those in power, authority or any leadership roles have any true desire to putting a stop to this. It appears- after reading and experiencing some interactions with the local law enforcement teams- they too are either not willing or afraid to get involved. Part of this reluctance can be attributed to intimidation from senior members, collusion or direct involvement.
So what are possible solutions? - Perhaps neighbourhoods forming their own 'police-watch, elders in each community coming together and conduct short sessions within the community centres about our heritage and past values, television stations provide some time to talk about the current situation and the future of the country if the situation remains unchecked. Policemen become more open and approachable. Hangings, politicians, laws, revenges- they have all been tried and failed. We need to go back to grass- roots- in order to create positive change.
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