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CROOKED COPS A REAL PROBLEM
As the murder rate continues
to spiral despite Government's
efforts to clamp down on the
criminal elements, corrupt cops
are hindering the fight against
Glenda FrenchePopeau: Okay,
you know the reason for the escalat-
ing crime. So are you going to take
measures to address it? Surely it is
not difficult to identify the corrupt
Denyse Hospedales: And it's
about time they are weeded out.
Carlene Herbert: Is time they
pay. I am fed up that nothing is done
and it keeps going on and on. Crime
Larry Ramcharan: These
criminals have the population and
politicians right where they want
them---only talking about corrupt
Kenrick Bernard: Until the
so-called big fishes are caught and
brought to justice, in T&T crime will
always continue. Truth be told, it is
only the foot soldiers dying out and
guess what, they're replaceable.
Avian Lezama: This crime could
have been under control a long time
ago but there are too many big peo-
ple involved. I cannot bust you out
because I am involved in some shady
dealings. That is how that story goes.
Richard Trestrail: Somebody
else to blame! What about corrupt
Roger Alexander: What about
the crooked politicians?
Escobar Mohammed: So is it
only Enterprise then?
Betty Mahadeosingh: Not En-
Vedash Ramdin: Hey, hey, hey,
wait, its not only in Enterprise, its
all over Trinidad---in every police
station! So please don't say Enter-
prise, its all over Trinidad. To the
authorities (if any exists) don't only
target Enterprise, all police sta-
tions have officers controlling drug
blocks and providing protection for
criminals. Yes, there are good police
in these stations also, but they are
afraid of the other officers who may
start cleaning guns in the station or
on patrol and get killed by a "stray
New cargo ship
THA's top priority
Tobago House of Assembly Chief
Secretary Kelvin Charles is assuring
Tobagonians that everything pos-
sible will be done to ensure cargo
transport to the island will not be
adversely affected by the recall of the
Super Fast Galicia.
Marlon Phillip: Failure! I'm sure
T&T has enough money to buy our
own boat for cargo. So we'll be rent-
ing forever, no progress... smh
Michael Villanueva: Why the
THA don't have their own boat?
You really think the boat important
to Trinidad except to put money in
Barry Telesford: What have we
paid in fees for the past 10 years?
And what's the cost of buying one?
Margarita Hinksoni: Passengers,
what about the passengers?! The fast
ferry is near total collapse.
Almost two months after a student
at the Mayaro Government School
had his arm broken by another
student during an incident on the
school's compound, the school's
principal has been suspended indef-
Jesselle Jordan-Boodan: Is it
just me or should the "bully" and his
parents also face the consequences?
Ash Ram: Principals hands are
tied by Ministry bureaucracy.
Princess Damia Snugumpop: I
confused as to why the principal was
Lici Lee: Omg, the principal
didn't break the child's arm!
David Daniel: If you can't deal
with the problem then give someone
else a chance.
Shinelle Modeste: Hmmm, I
thought it was confirmed the hand
was broken due to rough play and
Ryan Steinberg Jr: Great, don't
hold the parents accountable for
the hoodlum, hold the principal. So
the parents have no say over their
children, its up to the school to raise
Well, that does not surprise me.
It's the same mentality of the gov-
ernment---blame the people for
crime but don't hold themselves
Young men caught up
in Enterprise gang life
find it hard to escape
When the street gets you, it sinks
its claws in deep and it is very diffi-
cult to escape. That is another prob-
lem young men who got themselves
involved in gang activity face.
Nigel Dale Bisram: Nonsense.
Ariselle Dionne Nykkita Bull-
ard: People would never understand
fully until they are put in the same
position. In some gangs the only
way out is death. Those who think
it's nonsense, have you ever thought
that their lives may be threatened if
they decide to leave to better them-
Karenandrea C Kilkenny: They
need to have that chance to turn
their lives around.
Jiu Li Yen Richardson: Sorry ex-
cuses...parents to blame.
Sandy Job: Whose fault it is,
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Flashback: An Enterprise resident chastises police officers of the Central Division
for their inability to deal with the upsurge in gang murders in the area, during a
protest last week. PHOTO: ABRAHAM DIAZ
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