Some people up in arms over the Prime Minister’s Statement. Why? Trinidad and Tobago during the oil boom days – where have they gone? – was seen as the godfather of the Caribbean because of the oil money. Now we are in financial straights and have to be extremely prudent about spending, people are getting upset because a gentle reminder is being given that in providing aid, there will be conditions attached. How come nobody gets upset when the IMF provides aid with strings attached? We have to take the strings with the money because we need the money.
Not usually a fan of Dr. Job but his comments made sense to me this morning, when he said that companies in Trinidad need to find international markets for their products. I agree because Trinidad and Tobago products should not be held to ransom by nobody. People don’t want to buy our products, that is OK.. we will survive.
Waiting for the next bacchanal…. we trinis like nothing better… oh and by the way – thank god for freedom of speech because I would be rubbing shoulders with alot of people in a jail cell.
Happy Divali to everyone….