In reply to Brerzerk
is not down to politicians alone. first of all, for you to kill a ten year old child, you have to be a monster. we have a generation of young men, borderline or almost completely illiterate(there's an article on illiteracy in some of TT's schools and I'm positive there is a similar trend in the other islands). People don't understand is culture that informs the societies norms and values.
I wasn't even a thought in the 1980s but i know from talking to my parents that crime was very low, despite the economy being in its worst condition in the history of independent TT. The reason i think is because we had less broken homes, less single mothers and more fathers to provide a strong male influence to young men. Its not rocket science to see the connection between dysfunctionality from young people and their home circumstances, the competence or incompetence of their parent(or sometimes parents) etc. South Trinidad still barely has crime. Sando, Point Fortin, Gasparillo, Rio Claro, Fyzabad, Moruga etc. Honestly its like being in two totally different worlds, i kid you not. I'm not saying illegal activities don't occur there but the drugs(TTPS just made a 100 million dollar drug bust in south yesterday), the gangs, the vagrancy is limited or almost nonexistent. And whenever the police catch robbers, the vast majority of the time, they come from the east west corridor. That's a fact.
We have to start to rehabilitate the society from the celebration of gangsterism and foreign ghetto culture. Trinidad and Tobago, and Jamaica have had many cultural achievements and innovations that should be emphasized first.