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More promises on crime

Published: 
Friday, July 13, 2018

If promises were revenue in the treasury our twin-island of Trinidad and Tobago would not be having any financial problems. If it is one thing we are full and overflowing with is promises and the area of crime is no exception. Our Minister of National Security, Mr Edmund Dillon, is giving the country a promise again to do better with the crime situation. That line has been heard from many who are in charge. I chose not to fool myself but I have come to the conclusion that those responsible for dealing with crime in T&T do not have an answer or truly know the way forward with this. The evidence is all around us on a daily basis for there has been no meaningful change what so ever.

What we have is a room full of promises, excuses and sympathy when some major crime hits the news. I put the question to those in authority and politicians, where do we go from here, after all, you are the ones in the position to effect change?

The citizens of the country are living in fear and their peace and safety are at risk. The time for promises is far gone and myself, with thousands living in Trinidad and Tobago, would like to see noticeable results. I am quite aware that crime will not go away by waving a magic wand but there should be consistent tangible improvement, especially in murders, robberies, house invasions and rape, come on.

I stay committed to my country but it is disappointing with the downhill spiral we are experiencing with crime. We most definitely need to do better.

ARNOLD GOPEESINGH, SAN JUAN

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