Page 16 Problem Crime Tobagos and Trinidad
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.