I think one thing holding us back is laziness. People aren't really that productive enough, and certainly not at a level to just sustain first world status let alone achieve it.
|Interesting way of measuring first world status|
|QUOTE (ca1979 @ 30-Aug 08, 7:52 AM)|
|I'd think a good proportion in Trinidad live as many in first world countries do.|
|In an African country, would a good proportion have access to the internet, home appliances, cable/satellite TV, cars, etc.? Not really.|
OK, but as I said there is a lot of inequality in the country. I don't think that's so contentious.
It is because your island is full of third world people that drag the rest of you down. Did I say it? Oh, I think I just did.
Stop your crying and overthrow your corrupt government and reestablish rules and principles (A good constitution) that make a good country.
What does trinidad produce? A country always has to produce more than they consume in order to be a successful country. That is what is wrong with the USA.
You have to get beyond the tourist/entertaining curse that the caribbean islands are in.
As someone mentioned before. Debts are killers.
Did that tick anyone off? Don't care.
Edited: Quasar on 31st Aug, 2008 - 4:36am
Trinidad and Tobago isn't that much of a tourist destination, compared to the Bajans or Antigua at least.
We do produce, but this is mainly oil and gas, and even the government now are recognising that the economy needs to be diversified. And I think our biggest economic problem is that people are lazy. They care more about partying and wolfing down KFC than getting their heads down and working.
Excuse me but you all are talking about Trinidad right? One simple answer. No past government had to brass to set us in the direction of First World status and we the people couldn't care less. When Manning announced 2020 vision, it was mocked and ridiculed, was the jokes of many. If the status of a country is dependent on it production over its consumption, then the US would be lower than Third World status and I really don't think a person who's president uses weapons of mass destruction to look for weapons of mass destruction and promising peace by declaring war, can tell me to get rid of my corrupt government. Let me keep my tiefing Prime Minister over the devil in Bush clothing any day....
oppps did I say that out loud? Couldn't care less...and no I am not ticked off, I will have to care first...
|QUOTE (lordryoko @ 10-Sep 08, 12:25 AM)|
| Let me keep my tiefing Prime Minister over the devil in Bush clothing any day....|
uhmmm you did read the rest of my post didn't you? That was all that jumped out at you? I guess we do deserve to be Third World. Damned if I do and damned if I don't eh?