Comments: I do not agree with the comments of the leader of the government opposition when she says that Prime Minister is interfering with the police system. The police like so many other organizations and officials associated with our politics or supervision and control of the nation have now become a law unto themselves and need to be drawn back in line with what is expected within a democracy.Whether the Prime Minister is the right person to put things back in order is questionable. At present, there appears to be a malicious and spiteful tit for tat battle going on between politicians on both sides of the fence at the expense of our political progress and our people. The main problem here is that we appear to have a huge number of semi-educated citizens who have inherited what appears to be a primitive and savage instinctive attitude which accounts for so many murders and brutal violence within our society that it is now becoming very difficult for governments of any color to govern this nation is a proper democratic manner. The present system of education needs an urgent overhaul and must include lessons in personal relationship, patriotism, and civic responsibilities. The results of the present education system reflect its results in a bad way, by the lack of consideration for others, personal behavior, financial greed, and the attitudes of our supposedly respected and important politicians and officials of this nation. Moreover, the lack of not having the right and proper education has led to the bad leadership of this nation since our independence.which is demonstrated by the comments of the opposition leader with regards to police/political matter and the Prime Ministers alleged intervention.
Title: Crime rate linked to poverty
Comments: It would appear that all politicians and the affluent citizens here have failed, and are still failing, to comprehend that retaining poverty, and making citizens poorer especially in the deprived areas of this nation is the cause of our high crime rate. The districts contributing to the highest crime rates are the ones that are neglected and deprived of modern living conditions and amenities including good educational facilities.Leaving them in a form of primitiveness contributes to the production of more criminals If the trillions of dollars wasted or have disappeared from the profits of our oil and gas resources since our independence were equally divided in the development of all districts of the nation, then this nation by now should now have a very low crime rate as the spreading our wealth equally would have enhance the living condition in villages such as Laventille. With better educational facilities such districts would have produced more responsible and educated citizens and not citizens who have to resort to crime to make two ends meet because of the failure of politicians to give them the required financial support needed to enhance the environment quality of their districts, and their living standards and conditions. The cause for our perpetual high crime rate, rest squarely on the shoulders of our politicians especially those of the political party who has ruled the roost for long periods for many decades since our independence. The crime scenario and crime rate will become even higher and more widespread within many deprived villages of this island unless more money is spent in the prevention of galloping poverty .
Title: Divide and concur
Comments: Trinidad culture is to beat down the man next to you. Not to uplift your brother. Lets try to deal with our problems in a pragmatic way. Blaming the subhumans who are in politics are for fools to ponder. The same fools who vote for with pride. The drug trading business community and their puppets in what you call a government needs all the killing to be happening as a smoke screen to mask their behaviour. Independence brought our demise.
Comments: I travel Trinidad and Tobago frequent and always love the food people and places. Unfortunately I consider Trinidad and most places where windows have bars like America to be unsafe at most times. Criminals come out at night in most country's and crime is committed mostly at night time but not in Trinidad and Tobago, Crime happens mainly early mornings and day time when people are busy moving about. Trinidad needs more small local police stations with leaders that know they're community people and are involved with the children. Police stations should be located at the beginning and at the end of each town. Police stations in Trinidad and Tobago need less lead officers siding each other up even in wrong doings because they work together and feel obligated to do so.
I read about what's going in my country from abroad and its very disappointing. The country is starting to resemble Nicaragua or Colombia and they don't seem to be able to turn it around.
I have some hope in Gary Griffith to get the police force to where they need to be but I am also watching to see if he can keep up the pace because as the months turn into years any person in the same position starts to slow down.
Gary Griffith is starting really good. I was a bit worried about the ministers in government calling him whenever they are in a situation like that inncident with the one who was told he could not drive or park in a certain place and he got angry over it. Ministers think they are above direction!
Crime will only go away when more of the big fish are put behind bars so there is no one to pay the little fish running around committing crimes.