The trinidad Guardian / The Las Vegas experience has spread like wildfire throughout the length and breadth of Trinidad and Tobago. All you have to do is take a drive or walk through populated business areas and you can verify what I am saying.

Gambling establishments and the bar businesses have expanded over the years encouraging all that goes along with. As a matter of fact, you will become weary if you were to check the amount of gambling casinos and bars etc, along the east-west corridor which can be a motivating factor for illegal activities.

The question here which should be on the table is, what is being done on a regular basis about illegal activities, if any, in these establishments? If the man on the street knows exactly what is taking place, then why not those who are responsible for dealing with these illegal practices?

Our cities, towns and villages are becoming infested with the Las Vegas “spirit”. My fear is that this can become a norm and future generations can simply fall into this lifestyle.

We as a nation need to act now and do something about this before it reaches the point of no return. T&T is a small country so knowing what is taking place will not be a problem. Let us not turn a blind eye to what is happening. For the sake of T&T and future generations.

Arnold Gopeesingh,

San Juan


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