This loafing Government has no shame as it continues to come to the population with zero solutions to the crime crisis, but instead beg and blame citizens.
While we must all play a role in the fight against crime, it is the Government who must lead this charge as they are in total control of state resources and the protective arms.
It is pathetic that a government that claimed it had all the solutions to the nation’s problems is now admitting failure. This latest call from another government loafer is total hogwash and shows that the PNM are bankrupt of ideas.
After touting legislation such as the Anti-Gang Bill and the Bail Amendment Bill as the magic solutions to the crime menace, the government has thrown its hands in the air and has resorted to begging citizens to do the job of the government and fix crime.
If the Government were really concerned about the lives and safety of citizens, they would have come forward with a holistic plan that includes legislative and non-legislative measures to bring crime under control.
The Government continues to only offer lip service while citizens face the reality of violent crime on the ground. The Government must show their seriousness in the fight against crime and must do so with actions and not just empty promises.
Kamla Persad-Bissessar, SC, MP
Opposition Leader of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago
12 March 2021