Crime in Trinidad and Tobago has been spiralling out of control since 2000. From then to now, there have been approximately 5,000 murders. Our significantly increasing murder rate has resulted in a basic sense of chaos throughout Trinidad and Tobago, and it leaves the question floating in the minds of many citizens: who is in charge of our country—the Government or the criminals?
Trinidad has seen its fair share of various crimes, from the trafficking of drugs to daylight robberies, including many more criminal activities. As the days go by, investors take a look at our country and they are turning away. There is also an increase in the brain drain. There have been several political parties campaigning within the last 14 years, two of which have dominated general elections and have played the role as the Government of our country.
Each political party had one specific promise to the people of Trinidad and Tobago, which was to get crime under control, yet all their efforts proved futile. Instead of aiming to reduce the crime rate in our sweet T&T, our beloved Government ministers and the Opposition rather play childish games and blame each other for the faults of our nation.
It is about time Trinidad and Tobago wake up and smell the coffee. Our nation is falling into ruin and we need to fix it. If we as the general public can’t respect and honour our country, how can we expect anyone else to? Do we want our future children living in a land overcome with crime and corruption?
I surely know I don’t, so let’s do something about it!