Folks this is nothing to write home about. It is a grim milestone, sad to report and frustrating to read.
The TC Weekly News reported that the murder rate for 2020 has surpassed that of 2019.
The tenure of Commissioner Botting has been marred with spiralling crime rate and falling detection rate.
In fact the only two things that are spiralling out of control in the Turks and Caicos Islands are the crime rate and the Commissioner’s waistline. We don’t know if one is connected to the other……………………
Following the death of Bursley Dolcine, the latest murder victim. The TC Weekly News reported that Commissioner Botting said: “I have to reiterate how important it is for the community to work with us. “Please tell us what you know – no matter how small, it could help with investigations”.
This editor agrees that in a country where the Police force is competent and confidential that the correct course would be for citizens to tell the police what they know about crimes. But in the Turks and Caicos Islands to give the police information may help to increase the murder rate because it is widely believe that the police snitch on informers.