The murders of six-year-old primary student Kylie Maloney, is yet another tragedy involving crimes against children in our nation.
I join the nation in mourning the death of the beautiful innocent daughter of our nation, and my deepest condolences go out to the entire Maloney family. I pray that God’s guidance will be with you during this difficult time.
Today the nation also learned about the horrific attack on 13 year old who was stabbed while trying to protect her mother from being assaulted.
The primary function of a government is to protect the security and liberty of its citizens, especially its children. Today, marauding thugs become more brazen with home invasions and other bloody crimes, and attacks on our children are becoming more commonplace.
The crime scourge has also impacted the communities of Mayaro, with many residents becoming victims of violent lawlessness. The business community has also expressed concern and increased fear that armed hold-ups can become almost a daily occurrence.
Those in authority have a duty to all citizens , including children like young Kylie, to keep them safe and to ensure they receive justice. As head of the National Security Council, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley must do his job and outline and implement a data driven crime plan.
Dr. Rowley’s continued passing of the buck, to the incompetent Fitzgerald Hinds and the leaderless Trinidad and Tobago Police Service, is only serving to make our exploding crime rate even worse.
If Dr Rowley is not outraged by these gruesome attacks on our young children, it will mean he is not simply a failed Prime Minster but is also turning our nation into a failed state.