Today, MP Saddam Hosein filed a matter in the House of Representatives to raise the outrageous crime situation in Trinidad and Tobago. The matter was grounded on the urgent need for the Government to account to the citizens of our country after witnessing over 500 gruesome murders, robberies, and terrifying home invasions.
MP Hosein was informed by the Parliament at 12:57 p.m. today, via phone call, that the Speaker of the House was not satisfied that this matter of the outrageous crime situation was not urgent, definite and of public importance. As such, the Speaker did not allow the matter to be read during today’s sitting and for a record to be placed on the Hansard.
While young students are hiding under their desks in schools from near rapid gunfire, persons being robbed and gunned down in broad daylight, the Government refuses to discuss the issue of crime. Today we have a Prime Minister in isolation, a sleeping Minister of National Security and a Government hiding from the electorate.
It is clear that the Government has abdicated its responsibility to protect the citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.
The PNM Government is in hermit mode.
MP Saddam Hosein