Tuesday, February 20, 2018

What will it take?

 I, like most Trinidadians was quite shocked to hear of the assassination of Dana Seetahal on Sunday morning past. The fact that this news took the nation by surprise is a huge understatement.  My sincerest condolences go out to the family of Ms Seetahal at this time, for as much as the nation grieves, how much more her loved ones grieve.

Yesterday’s newspapers all carried the expressions from the higher-ups of horror, shock, grief, trauma and more at this blatant act carried out against one of our more prominent citizens. I’ve read the comments, speculation, what should be done etc, etc, to find the perpetrators of this most heinous act. 

What I want to ask those in authority is what about all the persons who are being murdered in cold blood daily? Is it that only when it hits home that those in authority pay attention, with all the promises made of how the crime will be solved and they will do all in their power to nab the perpetrators?

Trinidad has been sinking into an almost anarchic state, where the gun rules, where there are consistent allegations of police corruption, rape of the innocents, flagrant breaking of road codes and the list goes on. 

Now don’t get me wrong, I am in no way undermining the seriousness and grief of this latest murder. But the question I want to ask is what will it take for law and order to be restored in our lovely island of Trinidad? 

Maybe somebody can answer this question. 

Marva Richard

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