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Written by: JoePublic - 3.3 Days Ago Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Guns for all

Comments: The plea from the commissioner of prisons William Alexander to the ACOP to allow off-duty prison offers to carry firearms seems a reasonable request, however, I am afraid that his request may just be treated as a voice in the wilderness. In my opinion, as things are in T&T things they can only improve if everyone had access to firearms. With the introduction of such a scheme there will be an initial period of reckless killings but sooner than latter citizens here will learn to respect each other fearing that they may end on a slap at the mortuary if they step over the line. The only other alternative is to appoint an outside experience policeman to act as commissioner of police.He, however, must be accompanied by a team of foreign policemen and given full control of the management of our police system and our local police. As I have said before it is pointless appointing any local police to the post of commissioner. There just won't be any improvement in our crime rate. We just don't breed men with the criteria and patriotism required for such an important position in this nation.
Written by: JoePublic - 11th Jul, 2017 - 4:34pm Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Closing Port of Spain Prison

Comments: The suggestion of getting the rid of the prison in Port of Spain is a very good suggestion. In this modern times prisoners need to be accommodated as far as possible from build up areas such as Port of Spain. Not only that, the area taken up by the prison is considered prime land and could be sold off and the profit put to a useful purpose .The prison as it stand could be converted in accommodation for the homeless or as I have already said,sold off. Some of the proceeds could be directed towards the Salvation Army to improve their accommodation for the homeless. This is something that our politicians should seriously consider.
Written by: JoePublic - 21st May, 2017 - 2:41am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: Lack of toilets in prisons

Comments: It is hard to believe in one of the richest nations in the Caribbean in the year 2017 prisoners of this nation are still using buckets as toilets within their cells. Why has this just come to light? Perhaps too there may be some outside latrines provided in some prisons similar to those still in use in many districts here. It just goes to show that despite our politicians supporting the human rights organization,when in comes to dealing in a humane fashion with respect to our citizens our politicians lack of compassion, caring and observing human rights are thrown out of the window by those who govern this nation. Now in a time of recession and a government struggling to keep their heads above water there is a sudden cry to provide a budget of $55 million dollars to provide flushing water toilet within our prisons. Why didn't our politicians think of this decades ago? . I expect it was again lack of foresight by those supposedly clever local politicians eh. This sort of thing make individuals like me wonder why we keep electing political representatives since our independence who are not really interested in improving the fabric of our nation, but use the Treasury funds as an ATM for their party's own financial benefit in a Mafia style fashion.
Written by: JoePublic - 24th Dec, 2016 - 11:44am Trinidad Safety Reply
Name: George

Title: More lawless behavior

Comments: There we go again more lawlessness without any retribution and denials by some officials that it never really was as reported. I am referring to the semi -clad women displaying themselves at the Arouca prison, thus creating more work for the police and the security authorities. I suppose it would have been more entertaining with a bit of pole dancing. Whatever next?.This is another sign of the degrading of our nation and another foot into the abyss.
Written by: JB - 12th Nov, 2015 - 11:07pm TT Crime Reply
Did any of you catch the speech of the Prison Commissioner Sterlin Stewart at the funeral of one of his fallen officers? Some of his points may be considered very controversial, did you agree or disagree with what he said?
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