Say Plenty With Trini George
Title: My reasons for quitting
Comments: I refer to my recent letter in which I said that it would be my last letter to the media here. I however decided the write this letter to explain my reasons for making such statement. I have been reading the articles in the local newspapers here for over twenty five years,and submitting my response to some, especially those dealing with politics and crime. With respect to politics I have come to the conclusion that our nation could do without politicians. Politicians here have proved themselves to be worthless. Instead of improving this nation and the living conditions of our citizens they have become part and parcel of our problems.The evidence shown in the past records will support this. They administer this nation as propagandists and are lacking in morals an compassion. They use the Treasury as an ATM to their personal advantage. Our political system encourages corruption which is a striving product of the electoral process here.Just look around you and see what this once paradise has become under the governance of locally elected representatives since our independence. Yes, A haven for criminals dabbling in all types of crime known to mankind.and politicians and those in positions of authority dabbling themselves in massive fraud via cleverly corruption methods assisted constantly pulling the wool over the eyes of our vulnerable citizens. The nation could be better served by a selected group of ordinary and trusted businessmen headed by a respectable and trusted banker. I also believe that most of our present politicians have no more trading or commercial knowledge that ordinary shopkeepers found all over this island.despite their so called educational and professional qualifications.They certainly have so far failed to display these to the advantage of the nation or our citizens in their political careers. With respect to the police system, it is absolutely useless. Since our independence like our politicians they have allowed crime to get out of control. This is enough proof to abandon this set up here. The nation will be far better off by members of local districts and communities setting their own version of a security and police system. The police system too are a corrupt organization. In addition, justice system here stinks of unfairness and inequalities .Our judges are still guided by a far away prescribed list of rules and regulations not necessarily associated with our needs but those of the past colonial days. They haven't got a clue of how to deal in a justified manner with serious local criminal issues without asking for guidance from their old colonial masters, and this is still going on after over 50 years of our independence. The judiciary are highly corrupt. I honestly believed that T&T must be the most corruption nation in this side of the world with a large brigade of professional masterminds of corruption carrying out their trade here for personal financial gain and using particularly politics a as the transportation of this crime.. It is just that they have become very good at hiding the real facts from the authorities who assesses world corruption of what is really going on here. The above are the main reasons why I decided to stop contributing to the press or other media sources here anymore. It is just a waste of my time. It has now become apparent, since things have now become so bad that it really does not matter what suggestions,ideas made,or even practical changes made here, nothing will ever change until the easy access from our gas and oil resources have disappeared. Citizens too, must stop the habit of electing representatives on racial lines who could only be considered as greedy financial fools,making promises they could never fulfill and seemingly lacking in foresight to administer this nation.