THE EDITOR: I often hear my older relatives describe crime as a “disease.” I have to agree with them! But I think our current situation in Trinidad and Tobago is like an epidemic really and we need to find the cure. But as my grandmother says “when one medicine not working try another.”
This brings me to the Government’s latest proposal to give soldiers police powers. I am not totally convinced that it is the absolute cure for the disease of crime but I am convinced enough that it’s worth a try. Perhaps like a course of antibiotics.
So maybe we can try some of the bush medicine for the two years that government is suggesting.
Let’s give it a try…what do we have to lose? The soldiers are already being used by the police anyway.
When you are sick and fed up you try all types of medicine…all types of potions…it seems to me that the use of soldiers is a potion that’s helping so far. I ask you, if your child were sick wouldn’t you try the neighbour’s potion knowing that the neighbour’s kids were better in time?
Or would you wait till your child is on his last breath to try another medicine?
Come on TT we need to swallow this pill to make our country better.
Let’s give those criminals some army potion!
SARAH A SAMAROO