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T&T has lost its soul

Published: 
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

With deep concern, I am writing about the increasing number of crimes in Trinidad and Tobago over the years. Crimes against women and children have increased manifold during the recent past.

This alarming rate of increase in crimes is a cause of concern for all right-thinking citizens in the country.

Lack of moral education, violence in movies, irresponsible police behaviour and a desire for easy money or undeserved prosperity in life are among the reasons that lead to crimes.

This situation must be tackled before it is too late. A multi-pronged strategy should be evolved to check crime in society. The public at large and the students, in particular, should be educated and told to respect the sanctity of life and individual liberty.

The police force needs to be educated to handle the situation intelligently and sympathetically. The media should be forced to play a responsible positive role.

Gypsy once sang: Somebody tiefing the soul of the nation, somebody gone with the love that we had. Somebody tiefing the soul of the nation, somebody driving this country mad....and we, yes you and me, got to stop this conspiracy...”

I hope things will improve before all is lost.

SIMON WRIGHT
CHAGUANAS

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