Crippling murder rate continues in Trinidad in 2017

Crippling murder rate continues in Trinidad in 2017
Published on January 18, 2017

trinidad_and_tobago_mapBy Marcia Braveboy- Freelance journalist – marciabraveboy@gmail.com – Twitter: @mbraveboyPORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad — Trinis like to say God is a Trini but, with Trinidad and Tobago recording 478 murders in 2016, and the toll continuing into 2017, it seems like the devil is vacationing on the twin isle Republic.

The figure represents startling evidence of murders happening everywhere in Trinidad and Tobago, a nation crippled by fear, with three national security ministers at once, a defeated country muzzled by uncontrolled crime and Prime Minister Keith Rowley and his People’s National Movement (PNM) government blamed for the unbridled bloodshed by opposition leader, Kamla Persad-Bissessar.    [Read more]

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  • demerwater  On January 21, 2017 at 4:13 am

    In my mind, violence (murder), has always been associated with Trinidad.
    I do not know which came first – Lord Kitchener’s “Pirates – in the Gulf of Pareeeeyah!” (No one to account for Bumpa) or “Body in the Bag” murder – featuring the deduction skills of British Guiana born Leslie Slater.
    No Sherlock Holmes story could rival that!
    Later there would be the Pholool brothers and Boysie Singh. This last infamous character seemed to be the Trinidad edition of John Reginald Halliday Christie of # 10 Rillington Place in London. In my time (sorry! I am not telling when) the T&T Police themselves advised that if you run over someone in Caroni, don’t stop! Drive to the nearest Police Station”.
    Okay, Okay, that might have been hyperbole.
    http://www.trinidadexpress.com/commentaries/Singing_a_sad__sad_song-115327044.html
    http://www.newsday.co.tt/news/0,29353.html
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Christie_(murderer)

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