In times we have witnessed the blame for criminal activity falling on the police as they have been involved in various mishaps resulting in the loss of civilian life.
Crime, however, is not and should not be the responsibility of any one person or group of persons. Crime should be everyone’s responsibility. We have become afraid in this country.
We no longer do what is right but we do what we think is best for ourselves.
We, as a people need to stand up and reclaim our homes, our communities, and our country.
No longer should we turn a blind eye to illegal or criminal activities within our homes and communities. Parents, talk to your children, investigate any behaviour you perceive as suspicious. As simple as it may sound you may actually deter your child from engaging in criminal activity and perpetuating the negativity that currently plagues this land.
Many of us may remember living through the era when “it takes a village to raise a child” was more of a practice than an empty statement.
We have lost sight of a Trinbago where we could be our brother’s keeper; instead we have become by-standers in the arena of our lives. We as a people need to become more aware of what is happening around us.
Children are suffering, people are dying and we continue to take a laid back approach.
It is time for us as citizens, as communities to stand firm and reclaim what is rightfully ours.