Remember Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley’s statement about treating homicides as a medical issue and his subsequent pledge to hold national conversations on the murder spree?
Well, neither would have made a difference in the most violent society on earth, per capita.
But even those nominal measures have not taken place, a further testimony of the gross inefficiency of the pathetic Rowley regime.
Murders, meanwhile, continue apace, more foul and gory than ever, and without any attempt by the Government to stop the bloodletting.
The 2022 record homicide rate is set to be broken this year if the current pace continues, and yet the Prime Minister is clutching onto his incompetent National Security Minister Fitzgerald Hinds.
Further, the police service remains under-resourced, with limited vehicles, intelligence-gathering equipment, CCTV cameras, and other critical tools.
Just one-in-10 serious crimes is solved, the judiciary is still moving at a snail’s pace, and there is a rift between the Chief Justice and Director of Public Prosecutions.
Gun and drug running are as alive as ever, and the Government is deliberately leaving the borders porous to permit free passage of illicit items and entry of criminals.
The 2022 record homicide rate is set to be broken this year.
Under the incompetent PNM, crime is a dreadful fact of life, with more and more citizens being slain by trigger-happy youths in a country without law and order.