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Restructure our political ideology
It is bad enough here having the Mr Bigs of the local criminal fraternity ruling the roost but when politicians, the successors of the pioneers of our main political party since our independence, who don't know what the hell they are doing, it is, therefore, time to restructure our political ideology.
Those now present in the corridors of power are still making promises they could never fulfil and are using the same old tactics of pulling the wool over the eyes of our vulnerable ordinary citizens.
I strongly believe we should for reasons shown by our political records disband the PNM political party in total which is vital if we ever want to move on. They are the party that is leading this nation into self-destructing. Their political record speaks for itself where squandering of public money on projects of grandeur reigns, but the standard and conditions of living of ordinary citizens remain at a standstill, whilst our culture and the national image is being degraded at rapid speed.
At present, we have a justice system lying in tatters, with the Chief Justice being presently investigated. Members of the Law Association showing signs of double standards. Laws so confusing and unpredictable that many verdicts become questionable.
We have galloping, serious crimes, and general lawlessness at an alarming rate, inadequate police system, and prison systems which need complete reform, the economy in a mess, the perpetual conflict between politicians on both sides of the fence, racial discontentment. Moreover, we have here a notorious citizen wanted by the FBI and Interpol for alleged corruption and money laundering still walking in freedom on this island, and still appearing in the limelight, having his say in political matters. Why is this?
Here too, the public is living in fear of their lives. There are growing poverty and unemployment which in the long run will lead to more crime. There are inadequate essential facilities such as youth training programmes, together with a shortage of good medical care, welfare, and recreation facilities including the development of the environment etc.
We now also have a recognized terrorist movement and school children behaving badly and showing tendencies of becoming criminals. Now, please tell me what is right here?
What else is needed here before draconian measures are taken to rid our society of the political menace, its doctrine and beliefs that have led to all these perpetual adversities? What are we waiting for ? I am all ears. Is it the fall into the abyss?
G A Marques, via email
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