The Prime Minister and his administration are supposed to be committed to enforcing our laws so that we can secure our border and keep the people safe.
They need to stop cartels and smugglers, however, the government seems unwilling to stop them and therefore the high rate of crime in this country will continue.
It appears no changes are forthcoming and therefore attention lags until the next murder.
How many more innocent lives will be taken before the current administration takes the necessary steps to secure our borders to stem the flow of illegal guns and drugs into the country?
Police are investigating a drive-by shooting which took place in Petit Valley on Sunday night.
According to police reports, around 8.30 pm, 29-year-old Marcus Tobit was standing along Simeon Road, Petit Valley with several other people when a White Nissan Wagon passed the group.
The vehicle then turned around and stopped where the group was gathered. Several shots were fired in the direction of the group, hitting Tobit in his right upper neck area. According to reports, the vehicle then drove lower down the street and fired several more shots at another group of people who were gathered outside a shop located on the corner. However, there were no reports of injuries from the second incident.
Illegal guns are continuing to pour into Trinidad and Tobago with no system in place or desire from the government and even opposition to stop the flow.
Our lives and the lives of our children are at stake. It appears that the government of Trinidad and Tobago possesses no will or desire to do what it takes to secure the borders from smugglers.
The same politicians are singing the same old songs: we will soon be putting policies in place to secure the borders. It appears that nothing will ever be done due to various reasons. It’s all nonsense. We could easily secure the border if we had the political will to do so, but the current crop of politicians have shown no desire to do what it takes to stop the flow of illegal weapons into the country.
We need a new political party with leaders that are willing to do what it takes to secure this country now. As long as we keep voting into power the same old politicians, innocent people will continue to be shot, robbed and killed. Situations like these will continue to increase if we don’t take action now to secure our borders.