Crime Takes No Holiday in Trinidad and Tobago


The UK Travel Advisory for its citizens wishing to visit Trinidad and Tobago goes something like this: You should be aware that there are high levels of violent crime, especially shootings and kidnappings.  British nationals have been victims of violent attacks, particularly in Tobago where law enforcement is weak. This advisory doesn’t even take into account the recent brutal attack on an elderly British couple in Tobago over the weekend.  No arrests were made in this latest incident as far as I know but hopefully soon.

What about the murderer or murderers of the Swedish couple in Tobago last October? Were there any arrests, clues, suspects or is it life on the Island is too good so no one is bothered.  Talk about tourism on the Island taking a beating. Maybe Martian Joseph could come on TV and say exactly how concerned he is – I can’t remember if he was deeply concerned or just concerned.  I am not calling on Mr. Joseph to resign since that is like asking to see God’s face but surely Mr. Joseph must admit to the population he is almost as good as a slice of stale bread and deserves at least as much respect.

Maybe the PM would consider this blog to be political in its motives for even mentioning the Tobago crime incidents or the current rate at which people are being slaughtered in Trinidad and Tobago.  If the PM had his way with the media he would have instructed the news of this latest tourist attack be placed in the sports section near the West Indies Cricket news since no one would read it.  Every day citizens of Trinidad and Tobago feel less safe than the day before and that is a fact. Luckily help is on the horizon and all we have to do is wait for the the interceptor boats and the helicopters to arrive before guns are removed from the streets and crime takes a holiday away from Trinidad and Tobago. But what about the cutlasses?

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9 thoughts on “Crime Takes No Holiday in Trinidad and Tobago

  1. “Law enforcement is weak,” even that statement would not embarrassed Joe and PM PM.

    Joe and PM PM sitting on there face everyday – I guess that’s why they can’t see or hear all the problems/crime T&T citizens have to deal with everyday.

    • Joe and Pat cannot be embarrassed and that what’s makes them so cold and inhuman in the eyes of the population. We need human leaders not robots or dictators.

  2. Again last night on the news the attack was “condemned”. This time by the THA though. Do people really think that issuing a statement for the sake of it does anything when no other follow up action is taken?

    The last time I checked, condemning the attack could not bring the man’s eye back, or capture his attackers for that matter. His throat was slit and he is now breathing with the assistance of a tube.

    Tourism is now pretty much ALL that Tobago has going for it. The powers that be need to start taking serious action to ensure that tourists are safe on the island.

    • I knew the attack was gruesome but didn’t know the details. Condemning and in the strongest possible way is what the Officials are best at. I know Tobago and the THA people are good at hoping for the best and nothing else.

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