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TAJ News Talk: June 30th, 2017

Title: A Nation’s heartbreak.


It’s one thing to see the crime situation in the country.

It’s a totally different thing when as a people we are shocked by the gruesome violence.

Rose Mohammed and Videsh Subar.


Reports suggest Mohammed was targeted for being a state witness in a crime eight years ago.

So the law is helpless to protect the innocent. The good. Those who stand up to evil.

What does this say?

Is this why we turn our back and walk away from violence?

Yet are we so quick to pull out our phones and record?

The tears of Videsh’s mum shook the souls of everyone who heard it.

Malabar is still reeling.

Arima is in pain.

Our country is in pain.

Autopsies suggest Mohammed was raped.

And the killers crushed Videsh’s vertebrae with their violence.

It is one of those days where you are sad to be a reporter.

To have to tell people awful and horrific news like this.

You try to become numb to it.

But if you become numb, does that mean you are not a human?

We look at the outside world where millions die every day because of famine. Because of war. Because of hatred.

We don’t have these problems. Thank God.

But we are trying to re-create the horror.

And you need to wonder why.


Rest in Peace.

A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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