A Firstline Securities Limited Blog by: Ahamad Hosein
Of late, local and even international news agencies have been featuring stories of T&T citizens who have been involved (or allegedly involved) in money laundering, fraud and illicit drug crimes.
Some of these headline stories are as follows:
These stories however are just the tip of the iceberg. I am certain that most people of our nation now wake up and refuse to read the newspapers or listen to/watch the news due to the continued surge of corruption and crime (violent, financial etc.).
I fully understand their sentiment. Our news more than often fills us with sensations of dread, sourness or downright “doom and gloom.”
However – is the increase in the reporting of crimes, such as those in the realm of money laundering, necessarily a bad thing?
Here are my 5 reasons why there may be a positive (yes I actually said ‘positive’) to these reports:
All in all, the promulgation of such news is not all bad. More than ever we need to hold on to the fact – and I stress the word ‘fact’ – that there are still truly good, decent, patriotic persons dwelling in sweet T&T.
Let’s turn the negative news to positive by becoming more informed, and informing others around us as well.
If together we aspire to uproot and destroy the evils of crime in all its incarnations, then together we will achieve the harmonious T&T that we all desire to dwell in!