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Prominent Criminologist says T&T’s constitution is half-dead.

Prominent Criminologist says T&T’s constitution is half-dead.

Ramesh Deosaran

Ramesh Deosaran

Prominent Criminologist Professor Ramesh Deosaran says Trinidad and Tobago’s constitution is half-dead.

Speaking to media earlier this week, he says one of the most glaring examples of this is seen in the suffering of persons in the country’s penal system, where they are kept imprisoned for years awaiting trial and they are not allowed to speak with their lawyers and their families.

Professor Deosaran contends that democracy in this society is something that can be bought and manipulated with money, so that those who are guilty and have money are better off than those persons who are innocent and do not have money.

He is also acutely aware of the fact that these matters cannot be raised in the public domain, since there are consequences.

Professor Deosaran believes that there are many parallels to be drawn between the events of the 1990 attempted coup and today.

He notes that a large number of young men today are dropping out of school and joining gangs where they earn the respect they desire.

The criminologist says this was a similar trend with the young members of the Jammat Al Muslimeen group who participated in the failed insurrection 26 years ago.

Professor Deosaran says this is a worrying development even though we are yet to see this behavior manifest into the radicalization which can result in disastrous consequences for the nation.

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    Jerry Hussain 2 years

    Rowley must be happy as he and his uncle tom buddies can rule forever as the UNC falls apart as the greed is sinking them. We the rest who have no string to pull must feel the pinch till we dead.

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    Jerry Hussain 2 years

    My lawyer tells me the case I won in the Appeal Court I get little back. I was defending a Law association Committee decision brought against a very crooked law the Association protects. My $200,000 plus pays Ivor and his gang handsomely. Sweet justice it is in T&T. In the T&T Civil Court I lost my $1.3 million severance fight against Yara a Norweigan dictator company operating in my country. I worked there more than 2080 hours per year for 28 plus years as a chemical engineer. NIS failed to investigate my life long injuries and in January 2016 they cut out my PPD benefit as per the High Court decision against Yara without any reason. I am told despite making mandatory NIS payments for 25 plus years the Rowley PNM government can do whatever they want. In 2008 Yara had perjured the court in that case, paid off my lawyer and got away with it. My case was thrown out the court. I guess in T&T black lives do not matter.