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The heavy chain we bear
Plus ca change, plus c’est la même chose: he more things change the more they remain the same. From PP to PNM, from (BWEE) BWIA to CAL, NHA to HDC, from Ministry of Sports to Sport Company, and to all the other impending superficial name changes—TDC to who knows, Revenue Authority etc.
We have certainly reached the crossroads. We know where we have been, where we are, where we should be and where we want to be.
The citizenry is tired of platitudinous sound bytes from persons who make not splendid political minds nor figures, claiming to be of the people while we need figures for the people.
Now this may seem as an inconvient truth but the juvenile, dull-minded to and fro braying by Government and Opposition alike is why T&T is in this morass. The cloak of blame is only to shroud weakness, this is the mauvais langue culture we enjoy and must pay for. We wear the chain we forged, link by link in this country, the links of crime,corruption, (in legal form to) lawlessness, nepotism, mediocrity, poor governance, social injustices (perceived or not) make up the heavy chain we bear.
It is now the age of awakening and the end of crapaud politics.
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