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Still No Arrests in Case of Murdered Trinidad Attorney

Categories: Caribbean, Trinidad & Tobago, Citizen Media, Law, Media & Journalism, Politics

After one national newspaper published [1] the contents of murdered Trinidadian attorney Dana Seetahal [2]‘s will, public relations expert and blogger Denise Demming [3] is more concerned that five months later, no-one has been arrested:

As the days pass and the likelihood of laying charges against the perpetrators of this crime recedes, I wonder how our first female Prime Minister feels. Is the Prime Minister now numb to the callous murders which occur daily or does she see them as just hard luck. […] Dana must not simply be another statistic. The popular view is that this was a planned hit, designed to snuff out a voice of reason.

Demming suggests that the crime was more than a murder; it was an assault on the country's democracy. She stated emphatically:

When our mistrust of the state and the institutions designed to protect us is eroded, we are near to anarchy.