I too, was surprised to hear about the rise in crime in Tobago
. To me, Tobago
always seemed to be safer than Trinidad. I never felt threatened in Tobago
Of course I am not ignorant. I know there is crime in Tobago
..but I've heard more about the problem with HIV/AIDS rather than crime.
I would not like to think crime is "spreading" from Trinidad to Tobago
though. The man who stabbed Pamela Nicholson and her sister is from Tobago
(in fact he lived on their same street)...so at least we know that Trinidadians are not leaving Trinidad and starting trouble in our sister island.
Hopefully a pattern is not forming. No one wants to see Tobago
go down the same path as Trinidad. At least here we have our energy industry..so we aren't dependent on low crime levels to maintain our tourism industry. However, Tobago
is known for their beautiful beaches..and it spells trouble both for Tobago
AND Trinidad if we lose our revenue from Tobago
Of course I'm not trivialising the other losses we will experience with a heightened crime level...I'm just pointing out the economic aspect of it.