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PM: Major boost to help solve crime
Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley said Sunday night
despite a grim outlook for revenue from the oil and
gas sector, more than $113 million (US$17.5m) will be
spent to buy new spy tools for the police service. It
was one of the few announcements of expenditure, in
an address which focused on new revenue-generating
projects and international and regional energy
Below are comments from Facebook followers:
Where is the crime plan they the PNM spoke about
in their manifesto? Where is the plan for improving
infrastructure creating more jobs? And where is the
plan for diversifying the economy? That this same
PNM government had?
Dr keith Rowley had all the answers when he was
in opposition, now what?
12 homeless after fire guts 4 houses
Ten-month-old Aliyah Allard cried in hunger Sunday,
but there was little her mother Afesha Noel could
offer to her and her 11-year-old sister Aliesha Joseph
after fire destroyed their home on Saturday night.
Where are they? I wish to donate something to
Any form of contact, please.
Well, I hope they already received some form of
assistance... God knows, no one should ever go hungry
in this country.
When you feel you have it hard someone has it
harder. Sad to know this happened to soooo many
'Raw fish and rain water'
Tobago fisherman Rennie Richardson drifted for
two days in the mighty Atlantic Ocean, travelling over
145 kilometres over two days, ending up in Grenada.
Richardson, 31, of Plymouth, a tiny fishing village, said
he survived on raw fish and rain water.
Fishermen here operate so primitive, they should
have radios, extra engine, flares etc. But I am glad that
he is ok.
If it was Venezuela dem dead.
Praise God! He covered you in your time of distress!
It's very hard for us some time only God knows.
Tears for Sumiyya
Even though Sumiyya Davis lived a life of poverty
she was willing to give her last dollar to those who
needed it more. Davis, 16, a student of ASJA Girls'
College, in Charlieville, was killed by a bullet which
pierced the weather-beaten plyboard of her home on
Hmmm, so sad. You not safe inside, not safe
outside. What this place coming to? Have mercy, Lord.
Monica Claire John
An innocent child who wanted to do something
positive with her life is now dead. Nah man, this life is
not fair. Rest in peace, Angel, you are in a better place.
It is a crime the way the
Government is spending vast
sums of money on the police, to
no avail. This is consistent with
the actions of all governments
of the past which spent,
seemingly uncontrollably, in this
area under the
misapprehension that the
solution to every problem is to
throw money at it.
The approach to the problem
by the present government is
truly disappointing but not
surprising. No attempt is made
to frankly and honestly analyse
the situation and take action to
correct the areas of weakness.
All the politicians want to do is
to avoid criticism of
Having destroyed the
effectiveness of the police
commissioner by repeatedly
compromising him, not only by
this government but its
predecessor as well, we now
expect him to provide dynamic
and effective leadership of the
police service while ensuring
that he remains a toothless
bulldog. So ineffective has he
become that he cannot even
command the respect of the
members of the police service,
through no fault of his own.
The rot started when a
former prime minister
overreached his office by
personally delivering a letter of
appointment to the then police
commissioner. From that day
onward all commissioners
became indebted to the party in
power and lost all semblance of
Spending tons of money on
the police is going to make no
difference whatever to the
crime rate. The solution
remains a truly professional
police service with the
overriding goal of service to the
at crime won't
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Runner up in the Miss La Reine Rive
2016, Jaleeca Philip, of the North
West Laventille Cultural Movement,
during the evening gown segment
of the competition at Queen's Park
Savannah, on Saturday.
PHOTO: EDISON BOODOOSINGH
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