Thursday, January 12, 2012

Things Have Not Changed In Trinidad & Tobago


This Is An Opinionated Opinion

I want to say Thank You because it’s been awhile since I have written on this blog and you are still here reading it. What I like about blogging is that I say what I feel when I feel and I choose the words I want to use.  No editors, proof readers or any professional input.  It's all my opinion.  My window to the world I share with you. 

Here's what. Trinidad and Tobago went through an entire State of Emergency and very little was posted here about that event.  There was this post about the right of the SoE and then this one with what locals were saying about itThat;s an event that will go down in our history book. The PP Government is still not admitting that it was a failure because they cannot fail everything they do is the right thing for Trinidad and Tobago.  

Getting a foreign Commissioner of Police was also the right thing to do.  He is performing as was expected by most of the people in Trinidad and Tobago. Someone pulls his strings and he moves or don't and for that we went away to find him.  Anybody could do that.  People say that they should make the Crime Watch Star the Commissioner.  Truthfully, he is doing better than the CoP.  Time for a change up there, no need to wait for the PSC to say it.  Send that man back home with his deputy.  


Let me be honest, to me the SoE was a long joke.  It was like a drowning man grasping for a straw.  What I had to say would not have made much difference in the whole scheme of things.  The results speak for themselves.  The good thing about it is that the country was able to see how efficient the new police commander was in reducing crime.  The SoE made it legal to arrest anybody and they did.  At one point seems like the state was doing a pretty good business in collecting curfew violation fines.  Final conclusion, everybody go back home and do what you was doing before.  OK.

I confess, when the coalition government got together to oust the power maniac I supported them 89 percent.   Since then they have left a real sour taste in my mouth.  I’m one of those people who still want to believe Aunty Kamla that she is for transparency and the rule of law.  Lord knows we need it here.    

The idea that we have to fight crime in my opinion is the first mistake we make.  This is what I think.

But after a little bit, after that giving “Silk” to every Tom and Dick without them even applying as is the protocol it makes me wonder if she meant what she said.  I still hope so because we still have a long way to go before we choose again. 

And while we are on the topic of choose again.  I don’t really look like we have much of a choice.  The opposition is tainted and just playing Devil’s advocate.   We know you don’t have much power in Parliament but at least get on issues that makes sense.  

Maybe it’s time for a new party?  A new party that can promise a difference and keep their promise, one that sees things differently from the rest of the world like in the case of Mr. Warner.   I all OK for him to defend himself, he is a man and he has the right to do so but we all know.  I don’t think there is one Trinbagonian who don’t.   Even the government find it necessary to audit his pet project PURE because something eh right.  
Ok, enough of the political stuff.  This year I want a make a promise to myself that I will make at least one post a month here.   

To be honest with you, some people may make millions with blogs but what I make with the few adsense ads on here hardly pays the bills.  I make more from writing for other people but I don’t want this blog to die because I think a lot of people enjoy the posts.   It’s funny because the stats indicate visitors come from all over the world, Europe, India and different countries in Asia.  So the posts will keep coming.  At least once a month or whenever the feeling or topic is interesting enough to  post.  

In the meanwhile you have an awesome New Year.