How Good is Trinidad & Tobago to Live?
Title: Citizens fighting a losing battle
Comments: Citizens here are fighting a losing battle in the fight against the two major facets of crime,corruption and murders. We need to immediately reform the police and justice systems by installing new men at the senior positions of these organizations. I am sorry to say, any new members of the hierarchy must be from an outside source. Our present brigade at the top of our police system for instance,are tarnished with the stains of corruption, ineffectiveness and are seen as those in our justice system as mainly protectors of the rich and upper classes and already corrupt.They have lost the respect of the general public, and to some extent are seen as the enemy by their refusal t assist the police or accept some court verdicts. The citizens at the lower level of our society are forced into criminality by poverty, and are paying the price by their imprisonment whilst the generators of crimes here walk free. Our responsible citizens has shown a tendency to put self interest first instead of trying to protect our vulnerable citizens. This is clearly evident and is displayed in constant high rate of corruption in which the culprits are allowed to walk free You won't find any of these swindlers behind bars here. .This is highly noticeable despite the high rate of this particular crime since our independence. Our police despite the large sum of money spent on this organization in supplying up to date equipment have failed to show any decrease in solving many serious crimes here despite what they may say. Corruption like the daily rate of murders remains one of the two serious aspects of criminal activity here, especially the corruption within government departments.This is despite the constant statement by many politicians that the two major aspects that lead to corruption accountability and transparency are in place and functioning. It is obvious that these two facets are open to loopholes which is the main cause for the perpetual high rate of corruption within government circles. The most damaging aspect that has led to the continuance of our crime rate is the spitefulness and inequality displayed by our politicians when in governance of the nation.The examples they set are passed along the pipeline down to the ordinary citizens who seemingly interpret them as intentional callous acts of political spitefulness, racism or keys to open the doors of more criminal acts. Politicians from both sides of the fence need to stop the nurturing of racial division within our society and pay more attention to the needs of all of our citizens where poverty and unemployment is now at a galloping rate. Generally speaking although there have been many changes to the infrastructure of our nation the living condition of many of our citizens and improvement in the environment remains at a standstill. Those in the corridors of power, members,of the opposition and those citizens holding positions of responsibility want to make a real effort to bring about the necessary changes in their attitudes, morals, compassion, mentality and respect, and assist in curbing the expansion of unnecessary poverty and unemployment order to reduce our battle against crime.We just cannot continue as things are at present,without reaping the destructive effects on our nation ans its citizens.