While the Minister of National Security is probing how information about a new police Flying Squad was “leaked” to the Opposition via “mailboxes”, I remain deeply worried about the abysmally low detection rate of murders in this country over the past several months.
In the recent murder of Tobagonian James Morris, aka “Mr Mt Pleasant”, there have been no arrests yet. Would witnesses call Crime Stoppers and provide credible information, in return for the reward of $100,000?
I refer to just a few grisly, unsolved murders that have rocked this country over the past several years. I stand corrected if the police have arrested and charged anyone in connection with these crimes:
1. May 2011—45-year-old Brenton Taylor was stabbed to death by bandits at an apartment building along Manahambre Road, Princes Town. Three young children were left fatherless.
2. April 2012—78-year-old Indra Gangabisson was bludgeoned to death at her Carapichaima home. She suffered massive head injuries.
3. July 2012—60-year-old, China-born restaurant owner Wu Xiu Hua was shot dead at her Cunupia businessplace.
4. August 2013—attorney-at-law Wesley Debideen was shot to death seven times in his car, in full view of patrons at Grand Bazaar.
Murderers are happy to be living in this country—they enjoy a full-time career with minimum risk to their lives. Illegal guns continue to flourish. The gun and drug trades are entrenched in this land.
I pray that Almighty God protects the law-abiding citizens of this blessed country.