Monthly Archives: April 2018

T&T learn from Suriname

Suriname is presently in very harsh budgetary difficulties simply indicated  by the reality that police officers carry out their duties in basketball shoes they supply as the state cannot supply their full uniform kit. But on 11 April 2018 the police of Suriname indicated that police in gym boots can get the job done as they presented 8 heavy criminal files in the hearing of the two Dutch citizens and residents of Suriname charged with being recruiters for Islamic State, facilitating the recruitment and funding of Islamic State recruits to travel from Suriname to Islamic State and most important for planning an Islamic State attack in Suriname. In T&T every year we spend TTD Billions on national insecurity, we have sent more persons to Islamic State than any other country in the western hemisphere and the highest in the world per capita. Yet not a single case has been brought before the courts much less involving 8 thick, heavy bust yuh godi files of evidence. T&T experienced the expectation of an attack on carnival 2018 now those arrested  are suing the state for some taxpayers money. We had a whole grap of persons arrested for supposedly plotting to kill the then PM now the bills to the taxpayers ringing up chi ching! It’s a disease that crosses the political divide and it’s only the  racist hegemonist believe that their party is decent, respectable, morally superior and competent. Whilst those elected and non-elected politicians play games with public safety the entire structure that recruited, financed and moved all those persons to Islamic State is intact and operational in T&T. Maybe is time we put all politicians, the police and the SSA and those that exist in the shadows in gym boots some Bata gym boots? Cause we desperate and some worn out uniforms with hole in order too.

Sindicatos of Venezuela and Trinidad and Tobago

Venezuela: The Unspoken Reality

The media in T&T has long shown its aversion to the Bolivarian Revolution driven by Hugo Chavez Frias. The calamity that Maduro, his clique and the action figure opposition politicos of the blanco oligarchs of Venezuela have visited on Venezuela has now resulted in the T&T media justifying the unjustifiable. The uncontrolled movement of Venezuelans into T&T in 2018 now presents a clear and present danger to the already tattered security of T&T! This security threat is multifaceted and dynamic as it’s both epidemiological and criminal.

In 2018 the street level response to life under the Venezuelan clone wars heightened its turn to open non-political rebellion. The underclass, the poor and the marginalised over wide expanses of the geography of Venezuela have walked away from politics and are responding to the Maduro neo-liberal diet of acute hardship coupled with grinding state repression called for by both sides in the clone wars with rebellion. These are the persons moving out of Venezuela to Colombia, Brazil, Guyana and T&T poor people with very limited resources armed with a daily survival knowledge which includes walking on the other side. These are the migrants who are moving to T&T under the bondage of Venezuelan organised crime: The Sindicatos. In bondage they sell their bodies, they are sold to males, they sell children, child prostitution both males and females. The sindicatos hire them out for labour sexual and others, house them in houses the front men of the sindicatos rent, collect the proceeds of their labour or their sale. The sindicatos traffic and import the ganja that Venezuelans are now growing by the tonnes as a clone war survival strategy which has impacted T&T’s ganja wars. And this Venezuelan ganja is sold up the islands. The sindicatos are then moving to exert hegemony over the recent arrivals from Venezuela and there is no opposition from within the group to resist this grab for power. Whilst the media vomits the propaganda all the signs of organised crime controlling the movement of people from Venezuela is apparent. Migrants without their cedula upon arrival in T&T claiming refugee status an old play learned from the coyotes of the MTTOs used by migrants entering Mexico and Europe. How can you survive in the Venezuela we have experienced without your cedula? You are coming in by boat loads under the control of a minder who deals with Customs and Immigration then with clearance you leave in vehicles sent to pick you up and transport you to the houses of the sindicatos. All so portrayed politically by the media failing to understand that this is an entire Sindicato human smuggling operation with organised crime links to Venezuela and T&T. Where state agencies on both sides of the border are compromised which is posing a clear and present danger to the public safety of T&T. The T&T police raid a house loaded with Venezuelans and a number of handguns are found and the media goes into its gun running routine not wanting to understand that these were the tools of trade of some of those in the house as there must be security and control over the inmates of those housed in a number of houses. The ganja, the human stock in trade, the currency, the fuel, the food, the medicines and the cocaine must be protected. Soon the killings will accelerate and spread impacting the recently arrived Venezuelans and the social order of T&T. More bloodletting in a land already stained with blood.

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The Book that was the First Step “Cocaine and the Economy of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago” 1997

Two decades have passed since 1997 and “Cocaine and the Economy of Crime in Trinidad and Tobago” was published. In 1997 I was young, dumb and broke two decades later I am old, dumb and broke such is the life. In 1997 I was describing a bold attempt to turn T&T into the foremost export  point for cocaine in the Southern Caribbean basin. A project adopted and launched by elements of the 1% in conjunction with politicians and public servants which failed. Simply because the Valle Norte cartel focused on the Dominican Republic, Haiti and Puerto Rico leaving T&T in the cold. A most powerful lesson as you are trafficking product you don’t own and control and you will be given up to the USA and the British when its strategically important to the owner. The string of interdictions and the nonchalance of Valle Norte simply killed the project but this project changed T&T forever. The first phase of the new gangland of T&T emerged from this project now we are in the third phase.  And the killings have never ceased to date! Since 1997 the trade has had stages of further evolution but the response of the politicians and the public servants remain the same old failed formula. Is this lunacy?

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