I can no longer postpone the submission of this letter in light of the horrendous barbarism spewing a bloodbath destroying our nation. It summarises the accumulation of some thoughts over several months. Even if the intent of one potential murderer is extinguished, I would feel my effort would have been worth it, for in essence, two lives would have been saved.

Not yet being privy to any work by our scholars, scientists and thinkers in relation to the tangible cost to the country or GDP when a murder is committed, please permit me to put forward some views.

If we agree that labour and human capital are essential ingredients for economic growth and development in a nation state, then we must concede that murder and mayhem surely drastically pauperise a people. Therefore, Trinidad and Tobago is getting poorer by the hour as the life of citizens evaporate, some are maimed and others are incarcerated.

The extermination of citizens is a crime against one’s own creation. Taking a life insults the creator and signals the relinquishing of a happy future for the killer no matter how much wealth he accumulates.


Ever sat down to do business with a convicted mass murderer, still on the loose? That’s likely to be the experience for Caricom heads of government for the next few years.

The legendary French economist Frederic Bastiat had a simple method for telling a good economist from a bad one. A bad economist only takes into consideration the visible effect of policies. 

TOMORROW will mark the first anniversary of the return of Buju Banton to his home, Jamaica, and to the welcoming arms of his overjoyed fans globally. Buju’s return to “yaad” from that crucial period of exile stands as an important moment in Jamaica’s musical and cultural history, and underscores a critical component of his ascendance to the true halls of legendary status within Jamaica’s musical landscape.

The poisoning of cats and dogs is becoming all too prevalent. Animal welfare laws must address the poisoning of animals. Any amendment to current legislation should “specifically outlaw the deliberate poisoning of an animal or placing poison where someone else’s animal is likely to eat it”. (Animal Cruelty and Neglect, Mary Randolph J.D.).

Nothing tells me more who won and who lost the local government election on Monday than the faces and reactions of those who represented their parties on TV that night.

I am disappointed and worried to see in the highest court of our country the elected members of Parliament aren’t taking the right step in finding a solution to reduce killings taking place in our country.