It is awfully infuriating to open the papers every day and read about a new murder, especially when it seems like the latest killing is committed in a manner even more gruesome than the previous. It is as though these criminals are engaged in some sort of macabre competition to outdo each other.
I often think to myself how much better Trinidad and Tobago would be without these pests, hence the reason I fully supported the Hanging Bill when it came before Parliament in 2011. I eagerly followed the debate, but, in the end, was very disheartened when it was defeated.
How long are we going to protect the criminals while the victims sit locked in their own homes like jailbirds because of self-imposed curfews and cringing in fear for their lives? I feel more rights have been delegated to these pests and the innocents are paying for the criminals' deeds.
Where is the justice? Where are our rights to a crime-free environment?
I was dismayed at the Opposition's refusal to lend support to the Government for the ultimate benefit of the country. I would hate to think the Opposition is just carrying this country on a merry-go-round ride, particularly as victims and their families have suffered horribly at the vicious hands of criminals without any substantial justice delivered.
This by far has been a major failure on the part of the Opposition to serve the people. Had they been in Government I am sure there would have been non-stop and widespread calls for them to go, due to incompetence.
I am therefore begging the Opposition to help us by meeting the entire country halfway to ensure we recapture our country and rid the nation of these irritants once and for all.