Member of Parliament for St. Augustine, Khadijah Ameen is once again calling for the immediate intervention from the Prime Minister as a watermelon vendor was murdered and another man injured at the Caroni roundabout around 1pm today. According to media reports, the victim Omardath Dillion Joseph from the Trainline in St. Augustine was previously shot early this year in Warner Street.
This follows a recent pattern in the area where Daniel Riley, Annisa Ramkissoon and Darshan Ramnauth were all killed in close proximity to Warner Street. On each occasion, MP Ameen pleaded with the Prime Minister and the Minister of National Security to deal with the increasing crime levels yet her requests continue to fall upon deaf ears. According to MP Ameen, we have witnessed a surge in murders, home invasions, robberies and other illegal activity as criminals are getting bolder due to the incompetence of this Government to protect its citizens. This is evident by the murder of these two vendors in a high traffic area around noon on a weekday. These criminals are acting without fear as they seem confident that they can escape without consequence. Unless immediate actions are taken, the issue will only continue to further increase as we are currently witnessing. I am begging the Prime Minister to put the politics aside and let us work together for the harmony and safety of our citizens before more lives are lost.