Happy 55th. Anniversary Trinbago (a name coined locally for our twin island state of Trinidad and Tobago).We have so much to celebrate, for which to be grateful.
We live on two glorious but totally different islands. We have outstanding citizens who have brought glory to our country in academics, sport, science, the arts, even beauty pageants.
Our carnival is rated as the greatest show on earth, and our steel pan a most beautiful musical instrument.
For the most part we live in harmony, this melting pot of humanity, so many ethnic groups, diverse religious beliefs and cultural differences… this used to be paradise on earth.
We progressed by leaps and bounds. Oil rich we revelled during the boom years. Local businesses thrived and foreign investors flooded our shores. Despite the down turn in the economy, free tertiary education is available to many, we have every modern gadget at our disposal, our people travel frequently to far off places and yet…
Our crime rate on all levels is out of control, domestic violence and child abuse have become common practices, where will we go from here, we ask.
But Trinidadians, regardless of their religious persuasion, are for a great part a praying people, praying for peace in our land, praying for an end to the divisiveness
that has reared its ugly head.
Poor me, ‘I eh fish, flesh nor fowl. I am brown and yellow, black and white…some ah dis, and some ah dat, I eh rich, but I eh poverty stricken. I am some of everything, a veritable patchwork.
May God bless our lovely nation