So a while back I posted about a report on Trinidad’s crime, conducted by the small arms survey . Well the dude who wrote the SAS report writes quite a bit about Trinidad’s crime situation, I’ve found out. While reading Foreign Affairs the other day, I saw this. I found it a good read on the political situation in Trinidad, from what I’ve experienced so far. The new UNC/COP government has a lot cut out for them, but are they really going to be able to reduce crime/gangs here in Trinidad, or will their corruption rival that of the PNM’s, making more crime inevitable? (and yes I meant to write that sentence as if I KNOW there’ll be corruption…it’s just a matter of time and how much…).
I’ve written about the crime here before, basically saying that it starts at the top, so if the government really wants to reduce it, there’s no shortage of ways/examples to do it. But it requires a kind of overhaul of the government/culture.
But anyways, so reading the article in FA made me google this townsend dude and I found another article he wrote for Foreign Policy. Ok, so I read his article and it’s along the lines of what he writes, so READ it. What I found interesting was that picture in the beginning of the article. Is it just me being unfamiliar with my country or does that NOT look like Trinidad OR Tobago? I couldn’t find a photo credit, so I couldn’t research it, but it totally doesn’t look like it. Is that misleading?
In other news, I’ll be starting UWI in the fall. Studying International Relations. Can’t wait.