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Monday 27 January 2020
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Play for Team TT

THE EDITOR: Thankfully, I just had a great lunch of stewed king fish and provision. With a satisfied stomach and enjoying the green hills of my Santa Cruz Valley, plus a cool mountain breeze passing gently through my receding hairline, I began to journey into dream land.

In my sleepy thoughts, I couldn’t help but keep one eye open to the world events. Protests in Venezuela, Zimbabwe, Hong Kong, in fact in most of this small green and partly brown planet we occupy.

I got up a little troubled but told myself life is good in TT. In spite of all our troubles, all is really not so bad. Yes, we definitely can improve in almost all areas, but we can still afford to import strawberries and stage a successful Carifesta.

As a people we seem to be just going with the flow, moving into whatever direction the wind pushes us. But, sad to say, the winds of oil and gas are slowing to a halt and loan upon loan is now the order of the day. Can we continue to survive like this?

Well, by this time I was awake and I said to myself, we still have honest and talented people in this land, people who I believed over the years have consistently made a pledge to make useful contributions towards the future of my country.

Their opinions and actions as expressed via the media etc therefore led me to select a team prepared to bat for Team TT. I ask no one to agree with my dictatorial selection, but it includes, if I may:

Martin Daly, Jeremy Matouk, Dr Thackwray Driver, Inshan Ishmael, Afra Raymond, Peter Permell, Aiyegoro Ome, Gary Aboud, Reginald Dumas, Kafra Kambon, Martin George, Justices Jamadhar and Kokaram, Israel Khan, Pastor Clive Dottin, Rev Daniel Teelucksingh, Rhonda Maingot, Lynette Seebaran-Suite, Diana Mahabir-Wyatt.

Of course there are many others, but we need to call them out and play hard. No shades, no bling, just love for TT. If this call fails, I suspect one half will continue to say, “Captain, this ship is sinking.” The other half will ask, “Which ship?”


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