Q: Archbishop J, What explains the high crime?
There are many ways that we could look at this present crisis in Trinidad and Tobago. I have chosen to look at it from the perspective of disrespect, lack of lived values and our picaroon nature. We cannot solve a problem at the same level of consciousness as the problem. We need new consciousness if we are to move beyond our current state and direct the energy born of this crisis towards authentic development.
Here is the fourth element of our challenge. We have not had a national plan for integral development. We have done many things that we have called development. But they have not worked for us for a variety of reasons.