Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : May 10th 2015 Contents A8
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Crime, poor health services, and
jobs continue to be major issues
of contention for many citizens.
However, the challenging issue
of dealing with youth unemploy-
ment is weighing heavily on the
minds of citizens in San Fernando
and Princes Town, two of the areas
polled in the Sunday Guardian
VOX-POP this week.
For Lisa Prime, street vendor,
the most important issue for her
is addressing the needs of the
"It have too much youths on the
street straying. Too much of them
single mothers not doing anything,
and their children in the lower level
area doing nothing. We need single
parents to get more help than they
are getting instead of seeing about
petty things. They should leave
Rowley alone and attend to the
poorer class of people," she com-
However, supervisor Yvonne
Henry, of Marabella, believes more
needs to be done to address the
woes plaguing the health sector.
"Even though we are opening
this, that and the other, I do not
think enough is being done. My
husband was sick and we went to
the hospital and we had to remain
outside for hours waiting on a bed
and we still have that situation
from however long. It is still there
and it is not going anywhere, you
are not seeing anything different,"
In Princes Town, the complaints
were the same. Naresh Samaroo,
of Cedar Hill Road, contended that
crime is out of hand and a serious
plan to address the problem is
"As for crime, when they see it
is white colour crime they try to
cover it up and when it is a small
guy they take them really down. It
is really hard when you see that,
it is injustice and some of the
youths when they see that they
will go deeper into it," he said.
The confirmation that Prime
Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
and Opposition Leader Dr Keith
Rowley have both agreed to meet
in a leadership debate was wel-
comed by many citizens inter-
viewed, especially since they said
they are eagerly waiting to hear
what both individuals have to offer.
However for one man, who only
gave his name as Gordon the
biggest issue facing T&T is "poor
governance" and he is not inter-
ested in the debate.
"All that will be heard is the usual
tit for tat, and I am wary and tired
of the nonsense," he said.
Deal with crime,
THE GREAT DEBATE
Question: What do you think is the most critical issue facing T&T today?
What issues would you like your leaders to address in the leadership debate?
Location: High Street, San Fernando. PHOTOS: TONY HOWELL
Lennox "Shoeman" Andrews, 46,
I doh find he should debate she, she
doh deserve to debate. One, I do not
think he should do that, honest to you.
She should get out. We do not need she
anymore. She fool enough people in 2010
concerning Manning and she worse than
them. Best she leave the country and
save we the bloodshed.
Lisa Prime, 42, La Romain,
The most important issue is
crime and seeing about the
children. They should debate
on crime 'cause you are not
Anderson Peters, 37,
They need to deal with the
raciality (sic) that is going on in this
country. Too much of raciality (sic),
race in this
to debate is
for jobs for
people to be working and that would
lessen the crime also. What plans
they have for employment and the
Rasheed Kallow, 59,
The most important
thing facing our country
today is Rowley always
accusing the Government
and causing corruption in
the people minds. This is
what we have to look
after because this
something we do not really want especially with
election time coming now.
I expect them to talk about what is their plan for
election and what they gonna do for the country.
Yvonne Henry, 63, Marabella, supervisor.
Crime and the murder rate is most critical in this country
and our health facility. I do not think the Government is doing
enough for the crime situation and the health facility. I do not
know how they are going to address crime and health
facilities, but I just know that they need to address it, those
two most important things that they have to address. It has
to be done.
Deodath Ramdass, 58, Marabella, retiree.
The most critical issue facing the country right now is crime
and corruption, as well as drugs. There are too much lives
involved, people dying innocently.
When they meet in this leadership debate, this is something
pertaining to the welfare of the citizens of this country and
personally, I want to see the development of T&T and
employment for all across the board, because people coming
out of university with Bsc and degree and they cannot find
nothing, no jobs pertaining to their qualifications.
Sherri Ali, Les Efforts East/Cipero PNM
I would like to hear about the issues. The
country is facing severe economic and social issues
and it needs to be
addressed, and we
need to know where
our leaders stand on
that position. Of
course, I know the
PNM will come out
ahead. I want to hear
how it will be
addressed and how the
focus will be addressed
rather than the
bacchanal. Under this
current leadership the economics is in severe
jeopardy and that is a major issue, because
without proper economic preparation there can be
no true development.
Dr Keith Rowley
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