Human Trafficking in Trinidad & Tobago

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2017 Crime Stats
T&T Murders: 466 ?
T&T Kidnappings**: 7
** Ransom only

Previous Year Crime Statistics:
TT Murders: 462
TT Kidnappings: 0

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Human trafficking is a very serious problem in Trinidad & Tobago. According to an investigation done by one media house, women from Venezuela, Colombia, Santo Domingo and the Dominican Republic are brought here illegally thinking they would get work as a waitress or secretary only to end up being forced into prostitution. Highlighted Topics that address this: Human Trafficking In Trinidad?
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Name: George

Title: Dealing with illegal drivers

Comments: I am taking this opportunity to invite the attention of the public bearing in mind the statement made by a local senior politician that we have in this country 1,016 265 vehicles registered in this nation but only 654,985 registered license holders. It is not then hard to conclude that there is something drastically wrong and points to the fact that there must be thousands of citizens holding illegal driving licenses here. This is also considering the fact, that we have a population of 1.4 million citizens and the that many are children, people who can't drive, and elderly citizens who are too old to drive anyway. This all points to the conclusion that we have a tremendous amount of citizens who are driving with illegal driving licenses or have no licenses at all. The question here is, that if we have so many vehicles on the roads driven by illegal drivers why are the police not checking the authenticity of the driving license of all drivers in order to perhaps avoid speeding by those illegal drivers, thus reducing rate of deaths on the roads caused by inexperienced or not qualified drivers. The police need to concentrate more on the aspect of checking the licenses of all drivers than just searching for speeding traffic which then will not reflect in a drop in the rate of deaths on the roads as it is obvious that we have a multitude of illegal drivers using the roads here. Using large sums of public money in buying and using modern traffic speed guns and cameras, in the end, could prove useless unless the illegal holders of driving licences offenders are caught and stopped from driving on our roads. What is going on here why are these legal drivers allowed to continue driving for years on this small island without any checks of their right to do so, knowing the situation as revealed by the AG?. Moreover, why is a senior politician making a public statement that reflects a bad image of the nation instead of telling the public what the police are going to physically do about the general state of yet another aspect of lawlessness and chaos that exists here? Introducing legislation is just another law which will continue to be broken by the many lawless citizens is seen in the UpToDate figures which is a past and present ongoing problem. I will just like to add that this problem must have been in existence for decades bearing in mind the apparently obviously large number of illegal holders of driving licences in this nation.

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