Monthly Archives: September 2016

Reminds of Ciudad Juarez

Specific murders by gun violence are now graphic violence predicated on overkill with the message sent in the overkill. Added to this is the message sent in wiping out members of families. This is all reminds one of Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. I have presented the analysis of the reality in my last post and the question is now: what do we as a social order offer to deal with this reality? Well in the Daily Express September 12, 2016 the Solution by Simulation poll graphically told us that the solution is rejected by an overwhelming majority of the sample of the poll. Only 22% has confidence in the Police and 14% in the judicial system with the poor and the young being the most disaffected and this dismal lack of confidence is tied to the 25% level of confidence in the Parliament. T&T is then in a crisis of legitimacy of the state institutions and this crisis has handed a PARADISE to transnational crime in which to play and they are playing all the way to their offshore accounts. How many illicit guns do you think are in the hands of persons in T&T? Well in the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere and one of the poorest in the world, Haiti it has been officially estimated that there are 250,000 illicit guns. In energy rich T&T where we have gone through several energy booms where we spent money like it was going out of style how many illicit guns are in T&T? Half a million, a quarter million? So when you seize 600 per year and the illicit flow inwards never stops who trying to fool whom? That reeks of crisis driven denial. I will now say no more for I have said enough over the years and paid for it!


WHY It will get WORSE in T&T

Read “Update 2/2016 Illicit Drug Trafficking in the Caribbean” Go to  click articles, illicit trades and scroll down. Then click this link and read what the PM of Jamaica has to say on Government and handling crime and reflect.—-Holness



Dear T&T, It Will Get Worse

The frenzy of gun violence on the ground is fed by various streams that all flow into the river of the illicit trades that is now threatening to flood the land on a sustainable basis. A most potent indicator of what is at play in the illicit world was reported in the Newsday August 31, 2016 where the US extradition request was placed before the Chief Magistrate for the extradition to the US of an individual indicted for trafficking heroin to the US from T&T. Yes, the MexicanTTOs have switched on the heroin trafficking platform from T&T to the US which includes Puerto Rico and the USVI that was functional in T&T in the late 1990s and early 21st century. In its earlier incarnation the volume of heroin moving through T&T merited US action to extradite specific individuals and in 2016 this is happening again which points to discernible volumes moving through T&T to merit US action. T&T is now in the Caribbean ranker league of heroin trafficking states and as earlier the US has to intervene to protect their interests as our surveillance and policing agencies only seeing HOMICIDES as if they not linked. A kilo of heroin in the wholesale markets of the North east USA can sell for as high as USD 90,000 with the range being USD 60,00 to USD 80,000 per kilo wholesale. With such a value any threat to the product as it moves along the T&T pipeline will merit graphic extreme violence which has a multiplier effect in the underworld. The presence of heroin on the ground in T&T creates a feeding frenzy amongst those excluded and wanting to share in the action by raiding the pipeline. That merits long term violence to nullify the threat and send a message that you will lose your head. The next revelation in the public domain that will come is the availability of ICE/Meth and the trafficking of this illicit drug along the Caribbean pipelines and its use in our population the discovery was already made in Guyana. Don’t worry we handling it because we talking jointly, we talking about legislation and the policisation of the military as if  T&T is Guatemala and Honduras which translated means we wringing hands. Now you understand why we awash in AR 15 assault rifles the favourite assault rifle of the MexicanTTOs. They will say this calls for much much more legislation but the institutions to surveil, police and enforce rinky dink. It’s just the politics of race in action in living colour as all sides are trapped in its futility and the politics is now incapable of ensuring public safety. Ah leaving on ah jet plane never coming back here never again.