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Monday 21 January 2019
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Still driven by blind loyalty

THE EDITOR: While listening to a local radio show one morning, I could not believe what I was hearing. Both the host and listener were trying to justify their support for the current political parties, stating, “Well both steal but who steal less.”

Is this where we reach in Trinidad? We are embracing theft and corruption as we try to justify why we continue to pay our patronage to these parties that continue to seek their own interests and not that of the average citizen.

A country once referred to as “little Saudi Arabia” has closed the same oil refinery that made billions of dollars for these parties to steal from. We as citizens now wonder what went wrong as the billions are no longer evident in our dysfunctional and under-developed country.

We continue to turn a blind eye to the evidence of greed, hoping one day the wealth may trickle down and touch the lives of the average citizen currently enduring the high cost of living, the lack of representation, the poor healthcare, and the deplorable infrastructure.

Despite all that we see, hear and experience, we are still driven by our blind political loyalty.

MICHELLE DYMALLY DAVIS, Cedros

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