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T&T underground—beheadings, homemade bullets, bombs
If this week’s arguments in the Senate about the crime front concerning beheadings, locally made bullets and bombs didn’t prompt renewed concern, the death of former National Security Minister Joseph Theodore and the slaying of T&T-born Ravindra Ramrattan in Kenya’s terrorist attack would have brought it home.
Independent Senator Rolph Balgobin’s view that increased violence has as much to do with state contracts as the drug business has made it imperative for National Security Minister Gary Griffith’s gung-ho statements to be translated into action, including closer to the state sector homefront where he’s acknowledged the deadly potential of contract awards to unscrupulous people.
Former PNM Minister in National Security Donna Cox, whose constituency work in her hot spot constituency lends insight into the situation, is concerned about increased ruthlessness on the landscape. PNM Senator Fitzgerald Hinds alluded to the case of Michael Piper, whose head was found on Nelson Street recently. Hinds said the man was alive when his head was cut off. The head of a La Romain man was also found on a tabletop outside a shop months ago.
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