I didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the Headline in today's SN- Canadian crime prevention expert shot and robbed-- I opted for the former-- and it immediately brought to mind the local Head of Security at the US Embassy being kidnapped while playing golf on the East Coast during the 2002 Crime Spree or one of the periodic upheavals of crime associated with impending Elections.
So this guy, an ex-policeman from Canada who's a Crime Prevention Advisor to the UN, went on his regular evening jog on the (Sea)Wall near UG and was accosted by two men, one of whom unfortunately had a gun and shot him in the thigh at the relatively busy time of 6pm last sunday... and all for a mere iPod.
The foreigners have the option to leave but this continues to stress the rest of the Population and interestingly, SN-- the harbinger of Bad News-- had an editorial that the Government seems to be in denial about the burgeoning Crime--- but excuse me-- aren't they the same people stoking the flames when things get out of control?? Needless to say, a comprehensive plan can't work when the problem of youngsters without the basic Math and English, never mind the moral values are not available! It is fairly depressing to hear from foreign volunteers here to train the 'locals' that they have to 'dumb-down' their program and virtually beg the few to even turn-up regularly!