by Vernon Khelawan
‘Today I want to ask a question. What kind of society are we creating in once-beautiful Trinidad and Tobago? What with a schoolboy who chopped off his mother’s wrist because she took away his cellphone; a referee in a minor league in Point Fortin being severely beaten by spectators because his ruling ran afoul of their wishes; and a security officer stabbing a homeless man to death at a fast-food outlet.
There’s more—a policeman killing another in a love triangle; a schoolboy shot and killed; weapons seizures all over the country and crimes of all colours. Is this the society we want to create? I don’t think so.