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Of the nine police divisions
in T&T, Northern Division has
topped the list three years run-
ning for complaints against
officers lodged with the Police
Complaints Authority (PCA).
The division, which comprises
12 police stations and stretches
from Cumuto to St Joseph, is also
one of the most densely populat-
ed in the country.
Melina Hutchinson: How come
people don't complain to the po-
lice about bandits in their area? But
when the police kill a bandit, they
running to the PCA. Should you be
a victim of crime, God forbid, don't
call the police eh because according
to you, all of them are crooked.
Harry Ramharack: CoP Wil-
liams would know if body cameras
are available to the officers who
may object strongly. Police officers
have to deal with a different breed of
criminals and standby citizens who
are only too willing to aggravate the
Jamie Pandohie: And in this
country these corrupt police does
only get suspension with pay or
transferred...they don't put them on
trial or fire them.
Sinanan tours St Ann's East
Works and Transport Minister
Rohan Sinanan says Government
will get value for its money by
bringing relief to residents who
live in vulnerable areas through-
out the country.
Magnus Albertus Rohan: What
happen to the white lines on the
highway I asked for? U playing with
people life here. Should I get in ac-
cident I will sue the Ministry. Just
letting you know!
Ryan Steinberg Jr Rohan: What
is classed as valuable in your eyes?
Go to south T&T and see what some
people are living under, not to men-
tion they are PNM supporters areas.
Stop staying in the east-west corri-
dor and thinking that is all of T&T.
You are getting just like your peers
with tunnel vision.
Concerned that ten-year-olds
were attempting suicide in T&T,
secretary of the Association of
Psychiatrists of T&T, Dr Varma
Deyalsingh, yesterday called on
parents to be more vigilant in
observing suicidal traits in their
William Ganness: Suicide is
5 times more prevalent in T&T
amongst males. Worldwide there is
a typical ratios of male to female of
about 1- 3. In Trinidad it has run away
to about 5. Why is suicide a predom-
inantly male problem? And why it is
not recognized as such? There is your
answer. Over the past several dec-
ades boys and men are the ones being
sacrificed; their needs are ignored in
education, they have lost role models.
They grow up without fathers. We live
in a society where 95% of the home-
less are men, 90% of the homicides
are men, every health initiative are
directed towards women. If a wom-
an dies in the street, we must drop
everything and protest the killing of
. How can you pretend
to solve this far reaching problem
where we actually have a runaway
problem in T&T and you will not even
acknowledge the problem? No where
does he mention this.
Giselle Mahama: SEA could have
something to do with this.
Nigel Dale Bisram: Hormones
imbalance are lack of basic nutrients
from conception to puberty. And giv-
ing a child an improper food balance.
Starvation and poverty contributes.
Melina Hutchinson: There are
children who can't cope with aca-
demics and their parents put a whole
lot of pressure on them to pass for
a "good" school. When they don't,
it's another set of pressure for them
because they feel they are not good
enough. I really believe that the
attitude of parents to the SEA is a
tremendous contributing factor to
depression in children in T&T.
Tinker Belle: I'm not sure how.
Don't just say watch for suicidal
traits. Parents are professionals in
getting their kids to cope throughout
their lives, not necessarily psychia-
try. So we need more help. Do more
educating, be more visible, don't just
say words in a vacuum....how does
that help me as a parent? Not every
parent has access to a computer or
Ambassador: Lift ban on
Brazilian corned beef
If some of the largest con-
sumers of Brazilian meat such
as China and the EU as well as
several countries in the region
have expressed confidence in the
safety of the meat products from
the South American country and
lifted their import bans, T&T
should follow suit also.
William Ganness: I have said
to anyone from the beginning who
asks, pay no attention to this ban.
The Ministry of Health or Agricul-
ture who made the ban has done no
due diligence on this matter. I would
not throw out any corned beef that
I had. People eating corned beef for
years without a single issue and none
reported in any country. The USDA
who actually have done testing have
not issued warnings and have tested
and found NONE. They carry the
same meats from the same plants.
But unlike the lazy folks in T&T they
actually traced the plants involved in
the matter and realised that NONE
of those items reached the US.
"We don't develop
courage by being
happy every day.
We develop it by
times and challenging
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PCA GETS MOST COMPLAINTS
ABOUT NORTHERN DIVISION COPS
FILE PHOTO: Northern Division
Police set up a mobile police patrol
booth in the busy Curepe junction.
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