Naparima MP Rodney Charles and the Constituency Executive extend deepest condolences to the family of the late Dr. Rudradeva Sharma who, reports indicate, was killed in a vehicular accident after being abducted along with his colleague Dr. Prem Vijay Naidoo who was seriously injured.
It is most disheartening that our doctors, sworn to save lives, are now being targeted by criminals.
Why would our criminal elements feel brazen enough to pursue their dastardly acts against young, professional, law abiding citizens or against anyone for that matter?
Once again it appears that no citizen is safe. Why is “kidnapping” resurfacing as a crime under the watch of this clueless and incompetent Minister of National Security?
According to September 16th, 2018 newspaper reports, in 2007 there were 155 kidnappings for ransom. During the tenure of the UNC, kidnappings for ransom were a thing of the past, with 2 in 2011, 3 in 2013 and 4 in 2015.
Given the events of last evening, it seems to be resurfacing under the watch of this Minister of National Security in whom the PM has expressed confidence given the “presumed energy he brings to the job.’
Time and time again we have called on Minister Young to tell us what new strategies are in place to combat the spiralling murder rate which reached 538 in 2019 up from 516 the previous year. Clearly existing systems are not working, and our not insignificant budget allocations are not having the desired effect.
We have witnessed 15 murders in 15 days, yet another example of the incompetence and lack of performance by this Government as we head for over 550 murders in 2020.
Minister Young must realize that he cannot talk his way out of the rising crime rate, he is clearly not equipped to do the job. He lacks the experience, competence, track record and qualifications for the job and should not have been appointed in the first place.
Notwithstanding the accolades he received from his boss during a recent PR television interview. He should do the honourable thing, take shame, make the patriotic response, save our country from becoming the crime capital of the world, and resign forthwith.