Monday, September 24, 2012

Letter: PM, Jack in Laventille is positive, uplifting move

PM Kamla Pertad-Bissessar and National Security Minister Jack Warner in Laventille las week
On reading the newspapers, I saw that our PM has dared to go where some, like myself, would never even dream of entering. 

Regardless of the amount of security that surrounded our petite PM, I must laud the actions taken personally upon Mrs Persad-Bissessar in her attempts at reaching out to the distressed residents of Laventille, in spite of being conscious of the current crime situation.

It is highly unfortunate that the residents have to face the brunt of criticism and loathe of “outsiders” for the negative and illegal activities of some. It was a relief to see the Government delve into the issue headstrong and implement strategies to curb crime in the well known hot-spot. 

I would like to express my gratefulness to Mr Jack Warner as well, who has undoubtedly shown his deep interest in saving our country and protecting citizen’s rights.

I am not just saying that because I support him and his approach towards tackling the security issues that plague our nation but in the results we have seen over the past ten days without acts of violence in the area. Truly remarkable! 

As our leaders, we always see them on television and hear them on the radios but it is always so uplifting to actually see them on “ground level” interacting and lending an ear to the people.

Targeting Laventille is a major deal for me because I believe that everybody deserves a chance at a good life and that crime is never the way to achieve that. 

With inspirational people such as the PM and Mr Warner, who are great examples of people who came from nothing to something, I think the people of Laventille stand to gain great benefits providing that they are willing (which they have indicated) to develop and make something of themselves and set examples for the younger ones who are growing up surrounded by constant unconstructiveness.

I am aware that the communities in the area are lacking many amenities that can contribute to a healthier, more positive surrounding that can get the misled off the streets but I am positive that those issues would soon be remedied. 

In conclusion I would like to once again thank the PM and the Minister of National Security for being grounded as they always were and continue to be and for addressing the residents personally. I look forward to the progress and upliftment of Laventille.

Jenna Thomas | Maracas, St Joseph

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