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About dauriusfigueira

I am an anti social researcher/author and anti academic which means I have rejected the discourse of science of the North Atlantic as all it is a discourse of power, a vassal of power, an instrument of power, based in Trinidad and Tobago, West Indies. My primary focus on power, power relations, power/knowledge and the mechanism and effects of power results in my rejection of the discourse of truth of the enlightenment and its academic/scientific discourses. I have published a range of books available online with my areas of specialization being the illicit drug trade, Islamic extremism, the politics of race in Trinidad and Tobago, the geopolitics of LNG in T&T and Venezuela and the deconstruction of hegemonic discourse to reveal the nature of the power/resistance dynamic, the power relations of a social order. My worldview which focuses on exposing the power relations, power and the mechanism and effects of power are expressed via actual studies of power and power relations in all my works as this my methodology towards understanding reality. My blog is designed to provide real time realities of power, power relations and the effects of power of the drug trade of the Caribbean and other topics as Islamic extremism and the geopolitics of LNG. "What's effectively needed is a ramified, penetrative perception of the present, one that makes it possible to locate lines of weakness, strong points, positions where the instances of power have secured and implanted themselves by a system of organisation dating back over 150 years. In other words a topological and geological survey of the battlefield-that is the intellectual's role. But as for saying, 'Here is what you must do!', certainly not." Michel Foucault (Power/Knowledge). The politicians, the agents of the state and the population are charged with formulating what must be done and dealing with the daily reality of power relations bestowed on its captive actors. I deal with what is and the probability of its evolution into probable, possible outcomes. What should be is for the realm of politics and I have no desire to re-enter politics.

Gunlandia T&T 2022

Gunlandia T&T 2022

For August 2022 the estimated murder toll was 66 persons which outstrips July 2022 by 5.2% with its total of 61. A comparison of August for 2022 with August 2021 shows a 88.57% jump over the toll for August 2020 which was 35.

The river of blood of July 2022 accelerated in August 2022 with the escalation of the terms of engagement where there are no “safe zones” open to the public where business can be conducted regardless of who owns and controls these spaces. As long as there is a hit out on you and you are in these spaces this is open season on you. Gunlandia in then expanding to now embrace open season hunt spaces where there is no operating concept of collateral damage, of safe spaces to conduct business and of the need to minimize the blowback from the politicians and the State. Gunlandia is in yuh face and is potently indicating its contempt for the politicians, the State national security apparatus and now for the hegemonic oligarchy of T&T. The message then is the inevitable march up the food chain as the business models continue their engagement. In Gangland it is now clearly apparent that the move to eliminate the leadership of the affiliates of the Mexican TTOs at the beginning of 2022 has now backfired with the blowback being the drive up the food chain and the tit for tit hits.

The fact of the matter is whenever you leave home for any public destination especially those where targets transit you are playing craps, rolling dice with your life as you can very well place yourself in a conjuncture with a date with death by gun in Gunlandia. As you happen to be in the range of the shooter who is taking out the target as you are walking, passing by minding your business as in a mall cap park, waiting to purchase street food, liming in a watering hole in plain sight etc etc this is Gunlandia T&T where Ganglandia, TOClandia run riot whilst the national security apparatus is in tatters, the remand yard overcrowded, the judicial system morbidly constipated and the Office of the DPP in a ramshackle condition. Don’t worry blame the TTPS and seek persistently the deflection that the oligarchs and their politicians dish out in Gunlandia that can’t block bullet especially those of an AR-15 at close range. This is eating shots. Imagine Friday morning in a store on the drag in Puna and man eating shots, dead on the floor. This is Gunlandia, Tombstone Territory T&T.

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Tracking the Murder Toll June and July 2022 in Trinidad and Tobago

Using the reports of homicides published in the daily print media of T&T I have commenced tracking from June 2022 the monthly homicide toll to enable a comparative analysis with 2021 from June to December as this was the period the monthly homicide toll began its ascent in 2021 culminating in the peak in the final quarter of 2021. The murder toll in 2021 began its climb in spite of the fact that Griffith was Commissioner of Police at the time and it continues thereafter driven by realities on the ground in the illicit trades. The limitations of the methodology I am using is my sample is determined by what the three daily newspapers choose to print, it is as simple as that, but I have no other choice.

In June 2022 this methodology reported 40 homicides with 33 in June 2021, an increase of 21.21%. In July 2022 there were 61 homicides recorded compared to 38 in 2021, an increase of 60.52%. A July 2022 murder toll that outstrips the highest month for 2021. July was especially bloody as the engagement within gangland intensified as a series of drug retail points were lighted up in July 2022 and attacks on players continued. Two potent indicators of the intensity of the engagement between two contending transnational organised crime business models. The wanton blood lust of the have nots earned themselves a series of tit for tat attacks which further escalated the murder toll. Whilst the contribution of personalised violence used to mediate conflict continued and escalated and the tendency to resort to graphic violence in the course of crimes against the person and property escalated. Potently indicated by economic terrorists armed to the teeth to protect their illicit enterprise of stealing non-ferrous and ferrous metals. The interdiction in Barbados of the warehoused shipment of Colombian ganja with connections to operatives in T&T illustrate the operational presence in T&T of one of two transnational organised crime business models and the willingness of the other to give up their competition to state agencies.

The battle is lost, continued resistance is futile as earning dead presidents and euro are not enhanced by an operational reality of constant war. When your ability to earn is squeezed then you collapse and that is what is happening in T&T today as in the USA, Europe, Africa and Asia.

The Hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over the Illicit Markets of T&T in 2022

The rapidly changing nature of the illicit markets of T&T in 2022 is the result of the rolling out of the business model of the Mexican TTOs over the markets of the illicit trades in T&T in 2022. The ever expanding availability on the retail drug markets of synthetic drugs especially meth/ice, ex, fentanyl and their expanding market base in T&T is driven by the Mexican preference for synthetic drugs, its greater profitability and the preferred means to stimulate demand in a market where crack is a sunset drug. The Mexicans have already impacted the ganja market of T&T rapidly increasing the volume of supply to match demand whilst harnessing local production of quality ganja to export pipelines under the control of the Mexican organisations. The volume of cocaine and heroin being transshipped through T&T continues to increase whilst interdiction remains negligible. Entirely new vistas of criminal activity are being introduced by this hegemonic business model that will blindside the way in which T&T generates, manages, stores and protects wealth as IT systems are subjected to intensified, sophisticated assaults and physical plants as banks etc come under sophisticated assaults. The assault on Republic Bank, Couva was simply a wake up call as there were items of strategic value in the safety deposit boxes that needed to be uplifted. The Mexican coyotes now exercise hegemony over human smuggling into the Caribbean for final transit to the Mexican border with the USA, then to the USA and Canada. The movement of Caribbean peoples to the Mexican border then to the USA and Canada is now dominated by the Mexican coyotes from the Caribbean Basin onwards and they dominate the inter Caribbean pipelines that feed migrants to the Mexican border, then to the USA, Canada and to Latin American markets. This is potently illustrated by the diversity of pipelines that smuggle Haitians to a menu of destinations in in the Western Hemisphere and the rest of the world. In T&T as the rest of the Caribbean Basin violence is being generated in social orders as the Mexican business model displaces and dominates the former hegemonic model of the Colombian paramilitary Dons. The decision in the first quarter of 2022 by the foot soldiers of the Colombian Dons in T&T to assassinate an operative/affiliate of the Mexicans in T&T triggered an intensification of the Cleansing of the foot soldiers of the Dons especially those attached to the remnants of the Federation all the way to its lowest levels. This then is a battle to finally take out the business model of the Dons in T&T and the have nots the foot soldiers of the Dons armed in a bid to destabalise the illicit markets which is having a blowback effect on the T&T social order. Presently it is now apparent that the Dons have embraced in T&T their favorite go to position of destabalising a social order in which their business model is now in eclipse. A comparison of the murder toll of June 2021 with that of June 2022 shows a 21.21% increase in 2022 over that of 2021 or 33 in June 2021 and 40 in June 2022. This battle between the Mexican TTOs and the Colombian paramilitary Dons business models is now threatening to drag the drug trafficking families of the T&T oligarchy, especially the minority races, into the battle which will destabalise the T&T State to its dysfunctional core. The Dons have lost the battle, further futile resistance will intensify the destabalisation of the T&T State and its social order. Yesterday we saw in action the concept of political protest as guerrilla engagement with the State. Guess where they learnt that! Next comes the full application of the business model where everything that has a value on illicit markets will be appropriated as oil in pipelines etc. Understand what it is to have a gunman strung out on meth/ice putting down wuk in T&T or a met head in a domestic situation that is fraught with violence. Pax Mexicana!

Trinidad and Tobago Murder 2022 and the War between the Mexican TTOs and the Colombian Dons

In 2021 the rise in the monthly murder toll commenced in the final month of the second quarter accelerating thereafter until the final quarter where it exploded carrying its momentum into the first and second quarters of 2022. The relevant question then is if this momentum will accelerate further during the third and fourth quarters of 2022 taking T&T back to the rivers of blood of 2017 to 2019 or even surpassing the record set during this period? Comparing the daily and monthly murder toll of the first two quarters of 2021 with that of 2022 is then an exercise in invoking moral panic of the politics of race in T&T with the TTPS as the fall guys as per usual. This is the moral panic which has now embraced a man on his donkey riding it triumphantly seeking his palm Sunday, pure distraction driven by delusion.

Developments in Gangland and the illicit trades in 2022 do not bode well for the future stability of T&T as the Colombian paramilitary Dons, their captains in T&T of both T&T and Venezuelan origin and their foot soldiers on the ground in T&T both T&T and Venezuelan citizens have launched a war against the Gangland affiliates of the Mexican MTTOs in T&T in response to the elimination of the public leadership of the federation in T&T. The strategy adopted by the Colombian Capos in T&T is straight out of their Venezuelan playbook, thereby seeking to replicate it in T&T. It must be noted that in Venezuela this is a regime change strategy seeking to capture the State which involves the drug trafficking oligarchy of Venezuela who are tied to the Colombian Capos. In T&T the same reality applies as the drug trafficking families and clans of the T&T oligarchy are also involved as they are beholding to their Colombian overlords, no kilo bricks no sustainable wealth generation mechanism to dominate the social order of T&T especially amongst the minority race oligarchs. The Colombian Dons are then prosecuting a war against the Mexican TTOs in Venezuela and T&T simultaneously and the war in Venezuela has now crossed over into T&T as Venezuelans portrayed as head working migrants by T&T corporate regime change media are being taken out in T&T and on their way to and from T&T via the illegal water taxis/pineros that link us.

In the second half of 2021 continuing into 2022 the arms of the Colombian Dons commenced arming the have nots with AR 15s etc deliberately seeking to change the power relations and terrain of Gangland T&T to make the players of Gangland targets of the have nots in a bid to break the hegemony over Gangland since 2020 exercised by Players affiliated to the Mexican TTOs. The killing, mobbing, robbing exploded but what is noteworthy is the graphic violence of the response of Gangland affiliated to the Mexican TTOs where those responsible for attacks were publicly taken out with graphic violence using automatic rifles. The other impact of dumping fire power as sweetie in the hands of the have nots is the ratcheting up of violence against persons who are not members of Gangland, violence against the person and the resort to gun violence to mediate conflict between persons. The weaponizing of the have nots by the Colombian Dons has now escalated violence against the person in the social order to crisis levels which has no connection to what is going on in Gangland, for not all of those armed chose to to go war against the affiliates of the Mexican TTOs, preferring softer targets. The killing of Gangland Players affiliated to the Mexican TTOs will further escalate the war but the Mexican TTOs in response will target the drug trafficking families of the T&T oligarchy by any means necessary including and especially their holdings in the USA and their drug trafficking operations into the USA. Simply put they will now apply the methodology they have applied to the drug trafficking routes of South, Central and North America to flush out their enemies and protect their hegemony. The potent lessons are forthcoming from Guatemala then Honduras on the methodology of removing hostile, recalcitrant drug trafficking oligarchs beholding to the Colombian paramilitary Dons who dare to challenge the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs. The most abundant example in the Caribbean is the destruction of politicians compliant with the agenda of the drug trafficking oligarchy subservient to the Dons of their nation, the latest one being Fahie. When specific drug trafficking families of the oligarchy beholding to the Colombian Dons move to control the nation’s national security apparatus then they have made themselves expendable, redundant. From all the symptoms exhibited in 2021 and 2022 as a nation in the year of our 60th birthday the corbeaux have come home to roost as an endemically corrupt State created by the impunity afforded politicians by the politics of race has now set in motion the machinery to destroy the social order, the nation as a transnational war of the illicit trades in T&T triggers the collapse. Lies, mystification, deflection, race hate, the politics of race is irrelevant to this war and its outcome, the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs is assured as it guts T&T in the manner of Shaka Zulu’s washing of the spears bringing down the drug trafficking oligarchy and the politicians they own!

The Arrest by the USA of the Premier of the British Virgin Islands for drug trafficking and money laundering

The affidavit that forms the indictment of Andrew Fahie Premier of the British Virgin Islands (BVI) is a potent lesson in the Caribbean GAME of moving illicit drugs to US territory and the deep deep complicity of politicians, their flunkeys and agents of the State in the Caribbean. The Affidavit reveals the context of the business model of the Colombian paramilitary Dons in the Caribbean moving product to the USA and its Caribbean territories. What is described is in no way the business model of the Mexican TTOs in action which shows the familiarity of Caribbean politicians, their flunkeys and agents of the state with the Colombian paramilitary Dons business model. The hitman working for the DEA to put down the sting operation on Fahie is versed in the paramilitary Don business model being able to convince the Arab group of traffickers moving product through the BVI of his creds and likewise to the mother and son especially the son who is a trafficker of 20 years experience in the GAME and Fahie who is also experienced in the GAME. In keeping with the Colombian paramilitary Dons model of purchasing impunity from politicians and state officials in the Caribbean, the BVI is endemically corrupt enabling the DEA hitman to spin his intricate web by selling a sustainable trafficking operation with lucrative rewards and delivering deal closing bribes to seal the deal in the USA to enable arrest. Given the trafficking terrain in the Caribbean today under the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs the deal was too good to be true and those to whom the deal was pitched much too greedy as desire clouded their grasp on reality. They projected their desire as reality which landed them in a US Federal remand yard. The lesson of the Fahie sting is no extradition but arrest on US soil which is the new operating model. The BVI is a British colony and also an offshore site which enables washing of the cash proceeds of the sale of the illicit product attained in the USA. Most of all the affidavit is an accurate description of the Colombian paramilitary Dons business model especially working with the politicians and state agents to arrange seizures of worthless cocaine to have them look good in their war on drugs, crime and gangs. This is why in the Caribbean they don’t release the purity of the products seized. The other Colombian paramilitary business model is where they sell kilo bricks to groups and individuals who then pay Colombian trafficking organizations to smuggle their kilo bricks for them into the consumer nations. This is the favored model of the Caribbean oligarchs who have set up organizations in the consumer nations to receive, wholesale and launder the cash proceeds of the sale of the kilo bricks. Their family members man these organizations in the USA and Europe. These traffickers of T&T are now players on the hot USD parallel market. Click the link to read the US indictment. https://www.bvibeacon.com/dea-complaint-details-claims-against-premier-port-boss/

Tren de Aragua, Regime Change Discourse, Venezuela and T&T

Tren de Aragua, T&T and the Caribbean

The article in the Sunday Express March 13, 2022 page 7 was yet another example of the use of massa regime change discourse on Venezuela by the Express to pursue its present agenda on T&T to constantly stoke its moral panic on crime which has the TTPS in the firing line. The said article presents regime change discourse in Venezuela from sources whose discourse in no way reflects gangland reality on the ground in Venezuela to then extrapolate a causal impact on reality on the ground in T&T, which in no way is reality on the ground in Gangland T&T. Then the Express proceeds to question the acting CoP on this manufactured reality that in no way has traction with the reality of Gangland T&T today.

The entire instrument constituted to spread panic is premised on the regime change discourse of Gangland Venezuela and the so-called paramountcy of Tren de Aragua and their Caribbean operations. This discourse asserts that Tren is the paramount Gangland Venezuela organization today with no evidence to prove this assertion whilst it never articulates the relation of Tren to the Colombian paramilitary Dons or the Mexican TTOs or both. It fails to describe in detail the business model of Tren, its order of battle, organizational model and its disciplinary order. It fails to deconstruct the operational basis of Tren in Zulia state which is the command and control center of the Venezuelan illicit trades. This massa regime change discourse refuses to see the Mexican TTOs and cannot fully deconstruct the operations of the Colombian paramilitary Dons in Venezuela as they are the leading edge of regime change by insurrection, America’s instruments. Likewise the Express con job is silent on the role of the Colombian Dons and their operatives in Venezuela and T&T in the illicit trades from Venezuela to T&T and the Caribbean, this is the work of Tren. This sleight of hand massa deception is not new on Venezuela as for example there was the discourse of the Cartel of the Sun which was changed to Cartel of the Suns implicating for example Tareck el Aissami as a drug trafficker until it was revealed that the “evidence” was all fabricated, manufactured. Now there is Tren de Aragua to counter the revelations of the complicity of America’s president in waiting and the whole crew of “democrats” oppressed by Maduro with the Colombian paramilitary Dons and their trafficking organisations.

The first Venezuelan reality is that Tren arose and exerted hegemony over sections of Venezuelan Gangland in a 10 year time frame which coincided with the exertion of the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over the illicit trades of Venezuela. The business model, the order of battle and the disciplinary order of Tren are exactly those of a Gangland affiliate of the Mexican TTOs. Tren is known to regularly engage in battle with Colombian paramilitary Dons who have invaded Venezuelan states that border Colombia especially with the renegade FARC and ELN. Tren is also known to engage , militarily with agents of the Venezuelan state in the employ of the Colombian Dons in Venezuela. Tren is all about generating wealth by any and all means necessary not regime change unlike Gangland Venezuela under the control of the Colombian Dons as El Koki which places it on a collision course with Gangland under the control of the Dons vividly illustrated by the clashes in the gold, diamond and coltan fields of Bolivar state.

Massa regime change discourse has then to generate this manufactured reality of Tren as its operational mode presents a potent challenge to the regime change agenda of Venezuelan Gangland under the control of the Colombian Dons. This daily challenge enables the Maduro regime to devote state resources to specific operations and operators of Colombian Don Gangland in Venezuela as El Koki liberating space which is then open for the new order of the Mexican TTOs. This is the benefit derived from staying clear of a regime change agenda in Venezuela today for the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Massa regime change discourse refuses to accept publicly the existence of the Mexican TTOs hence it is incapable of articulating reality on the ground forcing it to always manufacture a reality that has no traction on the ground as that of the Express and insightcrime, all instruments of massa regime change. When you use massa regime change discourse to constitute instruments of intervention on the ground you are doomed to repeat the same bullshit over and over with no impact on a reality your discourse cannot appropriate. The Express points fingers at the state agencies but the discourse it utilizes to interrogate the state agencies is incapable of understanding the reality on the ground much less efficaciously changing it.

Tren de Aragua and T&T

The Sunday Express story is now attempting to mask the reality that the Colombian Don and its agents dominate the illicit smuggling of illegal aliens into T&T from Venezuela using the sea routes from Venezuela. The illegal community that was created by human smuggling is under the hegemony of the Colombian Don and given the Cleansing coupled with the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over the illicit trades of the Caribbean including T&T this illicit community of non-nationals, the trafficking families of the oligarchy, other persons and groups and gangland of the Colombian Don is now being reconfigured into a redoubt by/for the Colombian Dons. The order of the Mexican TTOs in Venezuela does not rely on Sucre state to export illicit drugs and illegal aliens to T&T and the Caribbean as they utilise the Colombian and Venezuelan Caribbean coastline to do this, in the case of Venezuela stretching from Falcon state to Nueva Esparta state in addition to Guyana, Suriname and French Guiana with command and control in Nueva Esparta. The disciplinary order of the Mexican TTOs and its affiliates precludes operatives of this order speaking to any researcher making revelations that will earn them their eternal silence in T&T worse yet in Venezuela. The loose lips of independents and those in the employ of the Colombian Dons reveal nothing about the order and the Tren for what applies to the business model and disciplinary order of the Colombian Don is irrelevant to the Order of the Mexican TTOs and their affiliates of Gangland.

The activities of the Tren in T&T and the Caribbean must obey the rules of the Order as there are affiliates of the Order in T&T and the Caribbean which precludes any attempt to engage in any battle for dominance against fellow affiliates of the Order. Tren will then be present to tap into the old pipeline that moves Venezuelan gold and diamonds from T&T to Europe, tap into the pipeline that exports scrap metals from T&T, tap into the pipeline that moves coltan to the north Atlantic, tap into the market for professional sex workers in T&T and the Caribbean. These are the major activities that will interest the Tren in T&T and the Caribbean as the illicit drug trafficking pipelines are well established and moving product to especially Europe. The Tren de Aragua is then simply another affiliate of the Mexican TTOs intent on squeezing the illicit market share of the Colombian paramilitary Dons in Venezuela and the Caribbean which is heightening their exclusion from the north Atlantic illicit markets especially in the rapidly growing drug market of Europe. As a result the drug trafficking families of the T&T oligarchy given their increasing dependence on US drug markets for their survival are increasingly extraditable putting in play the Cleansing of the traffickers of the oligarchy as in Guatemala and now Honduras which is/was the handiwork of the Mexican TTOs.

The said article in the Sunday Express amounted to very little in light of the hegemonic order on the ground, all it was is massa regime change discourse applied to T&T to invoke a moral panic on the threat posed by Tren de Aragua deliberately attempting to mask the activities of the Colombian Dons in T&T that pose the grave threat to public safety. The most potent indicator of this deliberate masking of reality on the ground in T&T is this statement from the article: “Intelligence sources say Tren de Aragua currently has a partnership with a well known incarcerated person from East Trinidad. The person is currently in jail, jointly charged with others with murder, conspiracy to murder and other gang related charges.” The article is then insisting that this East Trinidad group is an affiliate of an affiliate of the Mexican TTOs which means that what they are currently charged for was sanctioned by the Mexican TTOs. This assertion then opens a new can of worms for those pushing massa regime change agenda for Venezuela applied to T&T which they cannot perceive nor rationalize. The reality on the ground is entirely contrary, in fact contradictory as the link is to the Colombian Dons through the Cleansed federation, a closed chapter in the history of the illicit trades in T&T. “Intelligence” manufactured by a regime change agenda has no traction with reality on the ground, cannot appropriate reality on the ground and constitute a relevant intervention! This is the basis of massa phony war on drugs that enables the Game never controls it.

March 30, 2022 The said Sunday Express article attempting to describe reality on the ground in both Venezuela and T&T Gangland should have revealed the reality of Gilberto Malony Hernandez El Malony who created the Tren de Llanos in the service of the Colombian paramilitary Dons located in Sucre state Venezuela where for one and a half years he moved product from Sucre state to T&T and the rest of the Caribbean for the Colombian Dons. In November 2021 El Malony was killed by the FAES in San Juan de Unare, Sucre which collapsed his operations and dispersed his band to Guarico. From 2019 to November 2021 El Malony and his Tren de Llanos was the player in T&T for the Colombian Dons with developments in the illicit trades in T&T and the Caribbean flowing back to Sucre state resulting in his demise in a hail of bullets. There will be no mention of this reality in articles using regime change discourse this is a reality that will remain masked, denied by delusion.

Murder Rates for 2019 to 2021. A Comparative Analysis

Country 2021 2020 2019

Jamaica 49.1431 43.93 44.87

US Virgin Islands 43.1754 45.00 40.50

St Lucia 39.7206 30.49 26.80

T&T 31.923 28.29 38.13

Belize 30.3650 25.65 32.80

The Bahamas 29.9813 18.56 24.68

Puerto Rico 21.7802 18.40 9.93

Venezuela 10.8413 13 10.21

For 2021 the murder rate analysis for CARICOM, the Caribbean island chain and Venezuela is only applicable for states where the annual murder toll was made available in the public domain. Given that the murder tolls made available in the public domain was forthcoming from states who over time have significant murder rates affords some semblance of an overall picture of violence in CARICOM, the Caribbean and Venezuela.

For the three year period 2019 to 2021 there are categories of murder toll behavior: those where the murder rate declined in 2020 and rose in 2021, those where it rose in 2020 and continued rising in 2021 and those where it rose in 2020 and fell in 2021and those where it rose every year for the period. For St Lucia it rose both in 2020 and 2021 which signals the raging gangland wars arising from the impact of transnational trafficking between Martinique and the EU with St Lucia being a satellite in the orbit of transnational organised crime in Martinique and along the dual flow Eastern Caribbean trafficking pipeline (ECTP). The case of Puerto Rico is very instructive as it grows into the premier trafficking point to the mainland USA displacing volumes from the DR sent to the USA. Puerto Rico is now challenging the hegemony of the DR to replace it as the command and control point for the dual pipeline linking the USA to the Caribbean: cocaine, marijuana, synthetic drugs, heroin, illegal aliens to the USA and USD cash, weapons, ammunition, materiel to Puerto Rico. This is then the heightening of the hegemony Mexican TTOs through its Gangland affiliates of Puerto Rican origin as Asociacion Neta, ethnic Puerto Rican gangland from the USA and other affiliates of USA Gangland. The US Virgin Islands experienced a marked increase in the murder rate in 2020 then a decline from that rise in 2021 starting from an already region leading base in 2019. This territory is showing all the signs of its integration into the evolution of the illicit trades in Puerto Rico which is now challenging its previous integration into the illicit trades of the DR to the USA. During 2020 the impact of the lock down and the transition in who exerts hegemony over the trades contributed to the marked escalation in the murder rate. Puerto Rico, US Virgin Islands and St Lucia are then all being impacted by the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs as it is exerted over the Caribbean Basin to the detriment of the Colombian paramilitary Dons. Venezuela’s rise in its murder rate in 2020 then decline in 2021 points to the rise in violence arising from the impact of the lock downs applied during the Covid pandemic, which again illustrates the reality, contrary to the false reality propagated by the regime change agenda and its mouthpieces as insightcrime. This is the reality that hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over the illicit trades of Venezuela has eliminated the chaos and violence for the sake of violence endemic to the model of the Colombian paramilitary Dons in Venezuela. Hence the frantic efforts of the foot soldiers of the Colombian paramilitary Dons in T&T from sections of the oligarchy to gangland, to turn T&T into a redoubt for the Dons. Belize, T&T and the Bahamas constitute the group in which for the period the murder rate fell in 2020 but rose in 2021 The Bahamas outstripping the murder rate of 2019 in 2021 unlike T&T where 2019 together with 2017 and 2018 comprised the rivers of blood, the most potent murder spree in T&T history. It is noteworthy that in T&T, Belize and The Bahamas the evolution of the hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over the illicit trades of these three territories impacted the terrain of crime which resulted in the 2020 drop followed by the spiral outstripping the murder rate of 2019 in Belize and The Bahamas. The diversification of drug flights into Belize where the Mexican TTOs are now challenging the old hegemony of the Colombian Dons and the Mexican traffickers excluded by the Mexican TTOs have resulted in greater tonnage per flight with a diversity of landing sites serviced by a sophisticated transporter sector comprising agents of the Belizean state. This is the hallmark of the Mexican TTOs in operation in Belize. Mexican TTOs’ hegemony has impacted traditional Belizean urban Gangland and new Gangland spaces are under contest that are external of the traditional urban context. In 2022 the Cleansing was then unleashed in the urban context. Clearly the old order of Gangland in Belize is now being dismantled replaced by the order of the Mexican TTOs. There are affiliates of US gangland in Belize whose parent chapters are now affiliates of the Mexican TTOs which is now impacting urban Belizean gangland. The Bahamas has now been reawakened by the Mexican TTOs as a major jump off point to mainland USA where illicit drugs, illegal aliens etc are moved to the USA with a counter flow of cash, weapons etc. Gangland Bahamas is also under deep seated renovation as the order of the Mexican TTOs exerts its hegemony on the ground. In T&T the Gangland truce proclaimed on June 30, 2020 still holds as the players in Gangland are now affiliates of the order of the Mexican TTOs. Those excluded from this order of the Mexican TTOs either serve the Colombian paramilitary Dons or are the have nots of the Game who have responded to their deprivation with a wave of violence against the person and property. The murder rate for 2021 did not approach that of 2019 in T&T because of the unchallenged hegemony of the Mexican TTOs over Gangland any change in the velocity of murders in 2022 will then be driven by the attempt of the Colombian Dons and their allies in T&T to challenge the order of the Mexican TTOs. During the years of the rivers of blood the federation aligned to the Dons was effectively cleansed sending the Message to the uptown traffickers of the Dons. Any renewal of violence against the order of the Mexicans TTOs will result in uptown targets becoming fair game.

Jamaica stands alone in CARICOM and the Caribbean island chain for violence in the social order. This propensity to violence especially in the communities of the working class and the under class, the marginalized spaces of Jamaica, which is escalating, is the legacy of pre-independence and independence politics of Jamaica in a two party system which combined politics, political mobilization, political parties with gangland of the marginalized spaces. In Jamaica today there is in operation a hierarchy of gangland with Jamaican transnational gangland at the apex of the hierarchy with low level gangs dominating the marginalized spaces of Jamaica. Jamaican transnational gangland effectively patrols the boundary between uptown and the marginalized spaces thereby feeding off and exploiting to its advantage and hegemony both spaces. Jamaican transnational gangland are all affiliates of the order of the Mexican TTOs which has resulted in an expansion of the volume of the transnational illicit trades of Jamaica whilst the marginalized spaces are ground down under the weight of an order of gangland that exploits the already limited resources of these spaces with a propensity to violence.

The Power Relation Between the Licit and Illicit Gun Markets of T&T

No illicit market can survive, grow and sustainably generate wealth without organic links to the licit/legal market. With the gun market of T&T there is a direct organic relationship between the expansion of the size of the licit gun market and the supply of goods and services from this legal market to the illicit gun market. All gun markets need a sustainable supply of goods and services especially the services of trained specialist personnel. There must be a supply of guns, ammunition, gunsmiths and trainers, All licit and illicit guns have to be serviced, maintained and repaired, there must be a supply of spare parts and persons with the requisite training and experience must be available to maintain the stock of guns in use. The viability of an illicit gun market demands that the sustainable supply of these inputs which outstrip the demand for guns and shots must be sustainably in place. In an illicit gun market there is then a constant search to recruit skilled technicians to satisfy these core needs which leads them logically to the licit gun market of the national security apparatus and the private sector gun market. In a gun market as T&T where there is no right to bear arms the expansion of FULs issued to the public expands the private sector gun market affording opportunities to the illicit gun market to become part of the licit gun market towards acquiring the goods and services demanded by this illicit market. This is an illicit drug market dream come true in a state where there is no right to bear arms where they engage gunsmiths and trainers marrying this expertise to illicit gun and ammunition flows. A flood of FULs cannot protect the citizenry nor those who have been granted guns for the expanding licit market strengthens the illicit gun market in an arms race that the private sector gun market always loses. The expansion of the granting of FULs is then the arming of an unarmed or in their estimate a too lightly armed oligarchy whilst the have nots are compressed between the nexus of the licit/illicit gun markets. The days of the shortage of reputable gun smiths serving Gangland in T&T is now history when there was a scramble to sigh up for correspondence courses in gunsmithing to the extent where the government banned such courses is long gone. Now there are smiths of repute and spare parts to burn. The explosion of the private sector gun market has impacted the illicit gun market in another telling way through the volume of spent cartridges available which has spawned reloading operations producing shots for the illicit gun market in the entire Caribbean island chain. The kits are brought in sourced in US and its Caribbean dependencies with the reloading presses, and the supply of spent cartridges especially from private sector and national security apparatuses are diverted to the illicit market to reload shots then sold on the illicit market in T&T. To police this reality the continued focus on colonial social control rather than the dismantling of organised crime groups will never present a viable threat to the illicit gun market whose best friend is the politicisation of crime by the politics of race hate. There is no political will to deal with reality on the ground only with make believe delusional reality. Down the rabbit hole.

The Stanley John Report on Oragnised Crime, the FULs and the TTPS

The Stanley John Report on the granting of FULs by the TTPS

This is an analysis of the Stanley John Report as published in the Sunday Express of 23 January 2022 and the Daily Express of 24 January 2022 as I have no sight and will never have sight of the said report, I am no player.

The publications in the Express newspaper of the John Report is to-date the most detailed description of the existence and operation of an organised crime group within the TTPS ever made public. The John Report outstrips the revelations of the Scott Drug Report and the Scotland Yard Report by miles. Like the Scott Drug Report the sitting commissioner of Police was named in the John Report but unlike Randolph Burroughs who was removed from service, humiliated then exonerated but never returned to service no such action against then Commissioner of Police Gary Griffith is forthcoming at the time of writing.

The John Report describes the operational existence of an organised crime group within the TTPS that is constantly assaulting the administrative structure of the TTPS in order to sell services in demand to clients from the public and so doing with impunity as they enriched themselves and weakened the efficacy of the TTPS thereby empowering those who purchased their services. This organised crime group exercises impunity to enrich themselves selling impunity to their clients. It is expected that such clients include transnational organised crime operatives who use this business relationship to penetrate to the bowels of the TTPS towards rendering it corrupt and ineffective. It is also expected that organised crime within the TTPS will move to serve their clients and amass personal wealth through the expenditure of the TTPS, the goods and services purchased by the TTPS from vendors external of the TTPS. This is premised on corrupting the financial administrative structure of the TTPS including internal audit, payroll and stores management. What must be understood is that all business models of transnational organised crime are not the same, complementary with each other. The Mexican TTOs do not purchase impunity as the Colombian Dons what they do is turn key members of the national security apparatus into traffickers in their own right, players who then set about the task of corrupting the agency they are a member of to ensure their ability to move increasing loads of product to consumer markets as Europe whilst increasing the volume and diversity of illicit imports to increase the wealth generated from the local market. This then is the most implacable threat faced by the national security apparatus of T&T in its history.

The John Report then indicates that the TTPS is open for business but the FUL section is attractive for those who insist that they are decent and respectable but need legal firearms to protect illicit operations from which they are amassing wealth. Then there are those who want to profit out of their connections to the FUL unit to broker gun licenses and the sale of firearms to such persons, these are the opportunists driven by desire for social prominence dangerous people to deal with. The demand for supply of licit firearms is greatest in that layer of persons who supply services to the Colombian Dons who are decent and respectable persons not those despicable Africans and Mixed race of Gangland, with their legal front businesses as cover. The Mexican TTOs have no use for such persons as they deal with Gangland squeezing the decent and respectable of the Colombian Dons methodically out of business, the desire for FULs is then driven by a war between discordant business models in the illicit trades of T&T and the Colombian Dons have lost the war all over the Caribbean Basin. These decent and respectable servants of the Colombian Dons faced with the unrelenting assault of the Mexican MTTOs and their Gangland affiliates desire militias armed with legal weapons. This reality is confirmed by the public announcement in Jamaica of an investigation into corruption in the Firearms Licensing Authority (FLA) which is exactly like that exposed by the John Report in T&T. The servants of the Colombian Dons as in T&T are shopping for legal firearms in Jamaica to form militias with legal arms and ammunition and precepts. This is a war the Colombian Dons and their servants have already lost and if they continue to prosecute this war USA extradition warrants will touch down for decent and respectable persons of civil society as the Mexican TTOs will inform on them in keeping with their business model.

When Gary Griffith became Commissioner of Police and decided to open the flood gates of FULs he was not handing guns to the masses but to, yes you guessed it.

The already breached FUL administrative system impacted by the Griffith decision to open the flood gates of FULs went into feeding frenzy for Griffith was throwing blood on the water under the control of TTPS organised crime and spectacularly refused to heed the warnings of corruption brought to him by members of the unit according to the John Report, whilst he was bumping his gum in public on corruption within the FUL section of the TTPS. Griffith according to the John Report was then adamant that the floodgate of FULs be opened fully though fully aware of the corruption within the unit, and took no action to root our the corruption even though he was personally responsible and accountable for the unit. Which raises the question if Griffith was personally benefiting from his policy? From the John Report it is apparent that Griffith chose to ride the back of the tiger of organised crime in the TTPS to attain his desired ends in the FUL unit without due care or concern for the impact this reckless action will have on the TTPS and the public safety of T&T. What is simply astounding is trusting the integrity of a system and signing off on applications produced by it whilst you are speaking to corrupt practices in the said unit in public whilst privately doing nothing to break the back of organised crime in the unit. Is this the actions of a person fit for purpose as Commissioner of Police in T&T? This is riding the back of the tiger whilst insisting publicly that you were at war with the tiger enabling the tiger to eat you and your post.

The only laudable aspect of the John Report was the professional, upright attitude of specific police personnel who worked in the FUL unit, who were willing to oppose the corrupt activities which exerted hegemony over the daily functioning of the unit to the detriment of their careers and to come forward and testify to their experiences to the Stanley John investigation. This conviction bodes well for the future of the TTPS for with leadership in place with the will and conviction to act to break the back of organised crime in the TTPS there will be the groundswell of support vitally necessary to break the back of organised crime within the TTPS. The imposition of leadership on the TTPS sourced externally of the TTPS has then failed dramatically with grave impacts on the fighting fitness of the TTPS to respond to the ever evolving terrain of criminality in T&T under the hegemony of transnational organised crime. The legacy left by the last Commissioner of Police potently illustrates the failure of politicians to micromanage the TTPS from 1962 to the present for the sole purpose of social control rather than public safety which has immersed the TTPS in inertia whilst the terrain of crime has evolved through to its fourth epoch with its accompanying business model driven by transnational organised crime. The TTPS must now be dragged screaming and bawling out of its organizational inertia into the fourth epoch of transnational organised crime hegemony over the terrain of criminality in T&T or embrace the steady evolution of public insecurity in T&T.

A Plea for the children of T&T held in the camps in Syria: repatriate them NOW

Whilst regime change corporate media in T&T pursue the discourse of victimhood of Venezuelans who enter our country illegally and break our laws as if T&T is their colony no one speaks for the children of T&T held in the camps in Syria. the human rights of the Venezuelans entering T&T illegally is a big issue whilst the regime change media in Venezuela paints our TTCG as murderers but the human rights of our children living in a humanitarian crisis in a war zone is irrelevant. They are condemned to pay for the sins of their parents/parent. Never forget they are innocent they had no choice in the matter of going to Islamic State they were carried there or born there. All the concern for the Venezuelan migrants including the criminals that are masked by them and are in control of them but none for innocent children living living lives of physical deprivation and trauma caught up in a spectrum of trauma. Children of T&T abandoned by their government and the rest of the social order as we are fed a daily diet of Venezuelans in T&T, victims that we must surrender to but we never asked for them. Who speaks for the children of T&T in the camps, victims, castaways, collateral damage, where innocence is not an adequate defense, guilty by association. I am now asking that you visit the blog: http://www.daurius.com/blog and read the material posted presenting the reality of the children and raise your voice in support of the need to repatriate our children in Syria to T&T now before they die from neglect.