by Chester Sambrano (Trinidad Guardian) Opposition Leader Kamla Persad Bissessar says “In the wake of an unholy weekend of murders, home invasions, robberies and disorder, it is abundantly clear that Fitzgerald Hinds has failed as Minister of National Security and must be removed from office.”
In a media release Persad Bissessar said earlier this year, after Minister Hinds presided over the bloodiest January in our recent history, she called on Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley to take action and remove the “clueless, incompetent and negligent Hinds from his Cabinet.”
She said less than three months later, the murder toll stands at 164.
“Since our nation became saddled with Hinds in the capacity of National Security Minister two years ago, 1,134 people have lost their lives,” she said.
The Opposition Leader added that this past weekend, which was supposed to be one of peaceful prayer and reflection by members of the Christian faith celebrating Easter, was marred by criminals brutalising and traumatising families in Cumuto, Mausica, Aranjuez and Cunupia.