TRINIDAD: What's The Murder Toll In Trinidad And Tobago For The Year 2013 So Far?

Sup Travellers?! I love my country of Trinidad and Tobago so hearing about the recent murder toll is really disappointing to me. The murder toll has always been high in Trinidad but murder has never really been much of a problem in Tobago. Trinidad and Tobago are just a few miles away but have such different statistics. So even though the  murder toll applies to both Trinidad and Tobago, Trinidad is the major contributor.

Anyway, according to reports from the Trinidad and Tobago Newsday, the murder toll officially jumped to 119 on Sunday following the murder of 34-year-old Arnold Scantlebury. Police reported at about 8.15 pm, Scantlebury of Spring Road Five Rivers, Arouca, was sitting in a chair outside his home when a car pulled into his driveway.


Two men exited the car and they were later heard arguing loudly with Scantlebury. Following the exchange, one of the men who arrived in the car, pulled out a firearm and shot Scantlebury multiple times in his chest and upper body.

The two men then got back into the car which reversed out of the driveway and sped off. That's 119 murders in 118 days.

Up to this point I don't think that the government can really do much now. Sometimes I feel the government of Trinidad and Tobago are just a bunch of well dressed citizens who go about their day without any attempt to curb the crime rate. I think the government needs to work on the crime occurring within the red house then work on the crime on the outside. Because right now they are like criminals trying to stop criminals. I think that Crime starts at the top, but that's just my philosophy. Anyway, my name is Trinikid and you've just been informed.