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Tuesday 12 December 2017
Letters to the Editor

A ‘little’ breeze?

THE EDITOR: It is not passing strange that, in the midst of a raging verbal war about TT accommodating stricken Dominicans, a stiff breeze touched us on Sunday. It seemed that God wanted us to experience just a millisecond of what the citizens of the other Caribbean islands went through.

The results showed how unprepared we are for any kind of major storm. I hope the two citizens who were injured when a tree fell on their car make a speedy recovery.

I am ashamed at the unkindness spouted by so many to those who are in need. I am even more ashamed at a so-called “religious leader” whose advice was to “close your homes” to the Dominicans.

If the citizens of Dominica were his ancestral descendants and someone else had made that statement, he would be using the entire media to cry “discrimination.” And he would make that cry notwithstanding the very arguments he proferred against the Dominicans.

There is a saying that “to whom much is given, much is expected.” TT has been spared so that we can extend a helping hand to our Caricom brother and sisters. Yes, things are difficult. But we are still blessed to be able to help.

The Prime Minister was clear in his statement. If Dominicans have relatives or friends in TT who are willing to give them room and board for six months, the Government will facilitate.

Let us not allow myopia to colour our judgment, for we are bigger than that.

We also do not know when the shoe will be on the other foot.

LINUS F DIDIER, Mt Hope

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