I definitely agree that there should be a pedophile list. I'm from the USA and it is a very useful tool to help me protect my children.
Trinidad so small that even if they knew who was the pedophile in the area you ain't getting far from them. You move to a next area and you next to some thief or pedophile again.
I'm surprised that vigilantes haven't risen up yet to address this problem. What are the men in Trinidad like that they let their wives, mothers, sisters, and daughters be treated like this without repercussions? They are lucky that I don't live down there because I would be very tempted to take justice into my own hands. I would be stalking the stalkers and stringing them up alive for the public to deal with them as they pleased.
You have to understand how island life works - everyone is laid back. A lot of the culture is centered around sexual-ized vices: drink, party (fetes), Carnival, etc. Additionally if you were to attempt to do anything everyone everywhere will know it is you - there is very little room in Trinidad for taking matters into your own hands. With that said if a neighborhood were to find a pedophile or some thief they have been known to take them to a lamp post, beat them badly, then call the police who come along and continue the beating before hauling them off to prison. There is a lot of incest here too. You can read about that in other Threads.
So, from what you are telling me. A lot of crime is being committed by unknown individuals or that people don't know who is committing them?
Most of the crime comes from organized gangs. The police do little in the way of protection or reaction when you call them so if you talk or try to be a 'vigilante' as you put it you are on your own. This is straying from the Topic, I suggest that you look in other Threads to get a better understanding of Crime in Trinidad & Tobago and ask the relevant questions there. In continuing with a Sex Offenders Registry, most of these things have to be enacted into law to be made practical - the process here sometimes takes decades.
Comments: Its touch and go. Yes I believe that we should have one. But then it has to be policed. There needs to be criteria for what gets you placed on the list and what does not. Not to long ago in the USA if someone was caught by the police propositioning a prostitute, they could have been placed on the sex offenders list. Now paying for sex in my opinion isn't nearly as serious an offense as say child molestation. Yet the two would be put on the same list. Also who has access to the list is another problem. If john public has access then think about it. A child goes missing in the neighborhood a lynch mob shows up on the door of the nearest sex offender on the list. Now if something like Streaking which falls under indecent exposure can get you places on the list. Some poor streaker could get lynched because some poor child goes missing. I've seen this happen in a civilized country like England on 6 separate occasions.
TV6 has been carrying on a short series during TV6 News about s-xual predators living among us. They highlighted Marvin Lakhan and Jeffrey Proctor both of whom served time in the USA for s-xual offenses and then deported here.