The critics are having a field day criticizing the government of Trinidad and Tobago regarding the current State of Emergency and curfew that have been in place in the country. The state of criminality reached alarming proportions that warranted this drastic measure to help stem the tide of criminal activities.
The nation was surprised and complained about draconian measures that they never voted for when they decided to unseat the PNM administration. The PP government has been criticized severely for the current implementation of the State of Emergency. However, while the 'educated few' are making waves in the media condemning the SoE there are those whom are very thankful...The following is an excerpt from an article that appeared in today's Trinidad Guardian Newspapers.
"According to some residents, the streets were so quiet one “can hear a pin drop.” Janelle Richards, 33, who has lived on Duncan Street, Port-of-Spain, all her life, said all she has heard since the state of emergency began has been silence.
She said: “Before the curfew, I would lie on my bed and all I hearing is gunshots. Every night is gunshots, people bawling and cars speeding off. “I felt eventually it would have been empty shells of buildings and no people to live in them.” Richards said though liming and laughter could be heard during the day and evening hours, the area would sink into a piercing silence just before the curfew began. This year began with 14 reported murders in Laventille and Port-of-Spain South in January alone. There were six reported in February, 11 in March, nine in April, seven in May, seven in June. It hiked to 13 in July. Eight murders were recorded in August before the emergency was declared."