Trinidad & Tobago Politics Caribbean / Tobago & Trinidad
Title: A dying nation
Comments: Reading the various political and other reports in the local press in the last few months it all points to the failure of the PNM to get a grip with our problems here and start making some progress with necessary lasting and effective changes. Since none of this is happening it seems the appropriate time to consider the calling of another election. Whether doing so is going to make any difference is a matter of wait and see. In my opinion the chances of bringing about lasting changes here are very slim.,but need determination and an earnest effort. The pioneers of our politics after our independence have laid down the rules,regulations, and the procedures of our politics which are laced with deceit and corruption. The successors of those pioneers have just followed in their foot step adopting all the bad principles of their idea of governance of this nation. Since our independence practically all of our political leaders here have ended their career with black clouds hanging over the heads.which were mainly associated with corruption. Politicians here give the clear impression that they put personal financial rewards first before the interest of our citizens thus the increase in poverty due to the squandering of public fund. Now with the obvious depletion of our gas resources things are going to get much worst for our ordinary citizens. Any past and present suggestion of improvement to the nation especially with regards to improving the infrastructure was and is still laced with personal greed linked to 'kick backs'. With this in mind and still being the trend, any new administration will have to take the bull by the horn by introducing draconian measures where accountability and transparency are concerned in order to halt the continuance of corruption here. Whether this is now possible is the question. Corruption and crime have spread their tentacles like a cancer to so many areas of government departments and the business sector here, making it now extremely difficult and in some cases almost impossible to unravel .Things however may change when the depletion of our oil resources are fulfilled. This apparently won't be long now,because the rate the remaining reserves are being extracted in order to create more quick cash.to fulfill the desire of the personal financial greed of our politicians.and foreign exploiters. This should stop the easy and quick access to money which is still being squandered here at an alarming rate.For the sake of the upcoming generation I ho e that any new brigade of politicians here give urgent attention to the need for rapid diversification in order for this nation and its citizens to survive and keep abreast in a modern world. The past politicians of this nation have had trillions of dollars, which if used properly could have transformed this nation in to a true,secure and comfortable paradise for all of our citizens. However, the impression now given is that landed with a dying economy, a haven for criminals and corrupt wealthy individuals,an incompetent police force, a corrupt justice system, potential terrorists and with politicians and those in positions of authority showing signs of dictatorship but still in search with a desire of becoming overnight millionaires.