Hopes killing creates an earthquake.
The children suffer in the endless rat race.
Killing surge weakening will to fight crime.
situation involving the brutal murder of eight-year-old
Hope Arismandez has created an earthquake in the nation.
One has to be very cautious about estimating the impact
of this tragedy. Why? Well we seem to possess a callous
elasticity where we return to normal in record-breaking
It is almost as if we have cultivated a clinical mood swingfrom
troubled to calmas a means of coping with grief and
horrible events. It may be part of a denial syndrome, which
we may not wish to explore.
The death of Hope! Farewell to Hope! The truth is that the
death of Hope, the person, has come at a time when most
people have lost hope. They have lost hope in traditional
institutions: church, school, home; they have lost hope
in the security organisations; they have lost hope in politicians;
they have lost hope in medical institutions; they have lost
hope in the examination process.
Hope died in a savage manner. While we were seeking to grapple
with her death, we received news of the alleged suicide
of the accused, Sunil Ali, 28. The first report was that
he committed suicide.
A razor was found stained with blood and he was found hanging
using a very primitive clothesline. Only the greatest idiot
will suggest that a ghost bought and brought the razor blade
because the accused wanted instant justice. Is murder allowed
behind prison bars?
But equally strange things have happened in this amazing
nation. You must remember how cocaine exhibits just disappeared
from two police stations and it appeared as though the cocaine
bought running shoes and just fled the scene.
Now we are hearing from a government minister that the Udecott
debate prevented the Government from pursuing measures and
mechanisms which would have assisted in the protection of
But for crying out loud, Dr Browne must have been aware
that the 2000 legislation was screaming and bawling for
attention and implementation.
Listen, if the original legislative package was deficient,
then within two years, the appropriate amendments should
have been brought to Parliament. We are talking about the
Childrens Authority Act. But when will we be able
to amend, proclaim and implement the revised standard version
of the bill? When? When?
No amount of crocodile tears or scapegoating should be allowed
to obfuscate the real issue. We have had enough bizarre
stuff happening to children that should have jolted us into
action. But in this endless rat race, there was no time
for the children.
If a bureaucracy is so painfully slow, slower than a mud
volcano, then we must ask the relevant questions so we can
make the best possible analysis of current problems. Perhaps
we are so busy destroying trees and planting concrete that
our hearts have gotten as hard as reinforced concrete.
How many more must die before we take decisive action? We
need action and we need action now! In this fatherless era,
fathers are missing either because of their obsession with
the outside woman, the non-essential deputy
or because they are sperm fathers who believe
that their responsibility ends when the child is born. It
is important for us to act now.
Apart from gambling in our secondary schools, where some
classrooms are converted into casinos, we have oral sex
being practised in broad daylight. No one seems to know
how many students have the dreaded HIV/Aids disease. What
about the other STDs?
Denial is killing this nation and of course the death of
a nation begins with the death of hope. When we lose faith
in our ability to make a difference, to experience conversion,
then it is only a matter of time before anarchy becomes
the sole ruler.
There are psychotic drivers on the roads and on top of that
many of them smoke and drink. They have a cell phone in
one hand and they have a bottle containing an alcoholic
beverage perched precariously on the steering wheel.
The society is so diseased, these fellas drive on the shoulder
of our highways, then swing suddenly in front of you and
then they threaten you.
These sickos who must have drunk blood from
Satans chalice are wrong and strong. They would curse
you if you just asked a simple question like, Man,
what you doing me? Well, it is now you will get a
lesson in foreign languages. And if he has a weapon, he
will wave it in front of your face. This contributes to
the death of hope.
And the next issue is that you cannot even complain to the
parents of indisciplined children. Why? Well some of these
children bring money from their exploiters and the parents
benefit from the overflow. Are you understanding this uglyacity?
The children operate like prostitutes, are paid and then
pass on money to parents and grandparents who are immediately
compromised. These prostitutes cannot be corrected by parents,
because they are blackmailing their parents. Sometimes the
fathers are the ones operating the drug and prostitution
There are several areas where young men are seen brandishing
their weaponsguns as well as knivesin broad
daylight. From Diego Martin to Arima, these thugs have their
weapons exposed for all who care to see. There is a sea
of misery gripping the nation.
Already, there are irresponsible people who have planned
to make life hellish for the next Commissioner
of Police. By now you must know that our murder rate has
exceeded 200. There is a killing surge that is weakening
our will to fight crime. There is fear everywhere and very
few will go to court and testify against a murder accused.
We must be concerned about murderers winning their cases.
They return to their communities and commit more murders.
Our detection rate is low and our conviction rate is even
lower. And to think that there are people who would like
to undermine the new administration can only be described
It is felt that some of the most vicious killers are protected
barbarians. These hooligans are convinced that they constitute
a new breed of untouchables and they might just be correct.
They kill and they kill and they kill and they are not arrested.
They are also extraordinary kidnappers, they are in the
major league, and they have their connections.
The kings and princes of the east-west corridor must believe
that they were born with a golden spoon. However, that spoon
will soon melt in the fires of hell. Farewell to hope? No,
we must pray to God so we can keep hope alive!