There have been seventeen murders this week, and it would be safe to say that based on this number the anti-crime Government, its anti-crime plan and its foreign used tag team of Commissioners have failed to live up to the much touted and much ballyhooed anti-crime plan.
This country is at its lowest ebb since 1990 and one fears for the worst; Murder is now cheap sport and the people are at the mercy of every gun wielding thug and bandit.
Every night on the evening news we are greeted with images of sons and daughters dead like dogs, blood running like rivers in the street.
Without hesitation the people of the country ought to insist on the immediate dismissal and firing of Gary Griffith, John Sandy, Dwayne Gibbs and Jack Ewatski for failure to perform in Office.
Regardless of the post elections campaigning and hot on the heels of every pronouncement since attaining Office, the Government of the People's Partnership has to be considered as having failed.
It MUST be apparent to all that the Prime Minister, her Party and the Coalition she leads in Government is no longer able to govern, and for the sake of the country's democracy and the safety of its people, she MUST do the right thing, dissolve the Parliament and call elections now.
It is now obvious that we the people of Trinidad & Tobago have been hoodwinked by a slick election campaign long on promise and rhetoric and short on anything like substance. Healthcare delivery is a sick joke (pun intended) and the distribution of jobs for the boys among recycled bandits and 'bandits in waiting' is a slap in the face of those outside the sugar belt who trusted this UNC Party to deliver anything other than its own selfish self interests and that of its members and supporters.
The (mis)handling of the Ferguson and Galbaransingh extradition has painted the Office of the Attorney General in the most unflattering light, as well as the public bungling of the James Philbert affair and the rumored allegations that he may himself be the subject of enquiries in other political matters should be sufficient grounds for his removal as well.
In light of all of this, I call on Messrs. Winston Dookeran, Prakash Ramadar, Carolyn Seepersad Bachan, Roger Samuel, Lincoln Douglas and Anil Roberts to immediately withdraw from the Partnership, resign from the Cabinet and move to the back bench so as to prepare the Congress of the People to mount a challenge for Governance.
I call on Stephen Cadiz to honor the memory of Keith Noel (on whose gruesome murder he rode to Office) to do the honorable thing and resign from this charade of an Administration, remove his support for the Prime Minister and move to the back bench.
I call on Errol McLeaod to put the security and interests of his support base over any trappings of Office and resign from the Cabinet and move to the back bench of the Parliament.
I call on Verella Alleyne Toppin and Delmon Baker to act in the best interest of Tobago and do the same.
I also call on retired Justice Herbert Volney to demonstrate his integrity by putting country before Party and to resign from the Cabinet and to also move to the back bench of the Parliament.
There can be no denying that an election at this time would be hard on a country still trying to recover from the last bitterly fought one, but it is foolish to let this charade of an Administration continue in Office while the country grinds to a halt and its citizens murdered like animals in the street.
We the people of Trinidad & Tobago HAVE to demand more, insist on better and make ourselves available to serve in defense of our county and for the sake of the children and the future.
Now is not the time for Partisan posturing nor is it time to be fooled by cheap gimmickry and old talk. There are many within this Government of questionable virtue whose unmasked selves has caused many to wince and whose objectives have less to do with serving the people and more to do with enriching themselves.
Now is the time to take back Government and fire those who are masquerading as competent Ministers of Government.
Now is the time for the citizens of this country, the true holders of the vested power of the constitution to say to Kamla Persad Bissessar: "You're Fired!"