According to Mr. Eugene Hamilton, it has been “Those years of maladministration (that) have also been responsible for the increased level and indeed escalation of crimes of the most violent character in our Federation.”
Hamilton who was speaking in a commentary piece circulated on Monday 22nd August, 2011, by the Public Relations arm of the PAM party, went on to claim, “Public Order and Public Safety have been so compromised by maladministration over the past sixteen years in our Federation, that the result is now visibly manifesting itself in conduct within the corridors of Cabinet.”
The Constituency Eight Representative said while there is much blame and finger pointing to go around, there is no doubt that our expectations have been let down by a Government that has been elected to maintain Law and Order and restore the Social Norms that we have enjoyed in the not too distant past.
“Lack of Leadership, squabbling over power, failure to show and take responsibility for Public Order and Public Safety by the Government, further manifest itself in unprecedented Homicides in our Federation,” said Hamilton.
No doubt referring to the 27 homicides so far for 2011, Mr. Hamilton stated that the “Killings, most of which have been violent, gun related and unsolved, now define the tenure of the present Administration, whose principal responsibility is to provide safety, security and protection through the application of Law and Order above all else.”
“Referring to statistics from the last five years, 2011 included, I pose the question; Are you satisfied that 128 persons have been victims of brutal killings that are going unsolved, while the Government promotes the mantra that IT IS WORKING?,” asked the MP.
“As the Parliamentary Representative for Constituency Eight and as a Citizen of this Nation, I express my outrage over these senseless killings and I call upon our Government that is failing in its duty, negligent in its conduct and inept in its ability to provide us with the protection and security that we deserve, to immediately caucus with all Branches of
Government as well as all NGO’s, in preparing a National approach to eradicate this pervasive scourge in our Nation,” suggested the PAM Deputy Leader.