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TAJ News Talk: 22nd May 2017

Title: When Nature falls


Welcome to another scorching week in Trinidad and Tobago!

We hope you all had an enjoyable and safe fun-filled weekend.

It’s harsh to remind you of one of the major stories last week, but it remains a horrific one.

Raw sewage. In the beaches. On our North Coast.

The Institute of Marine Affairs suggested due to lack of infrastructure and ad hoc development, raw excrement is flowing into the waters.

It seems we forget that we are a Caribbean island.

The one thing we are truly blessed with is fantastic nature, beautiful in all its glory.

If we continue to destroy it, what will we have left?

Where will we lime?

Where would they sell bake and shark?

As if this wasn’t bad enough, the pollution of our waters continue unabated.

Local watchgroup Fishermen and Friends of the Sea has pointed out dead fish are washing ashore in Chaguaramas. Even as far as Magarita and Venezuela.

Because of an oil spill in Pointe a Pierre.

And the problem has returned to La Brea.


We need to move forward from this.

We need to preserve our environment.

We can see the effect of climate change in these hotter days.

Where will we hide and what will we breathe when the last tree is cut down?

Because of evolution, the human body is more likely to suffer disease and this problem of cancer.

So as Sahara Dust circulates in the air we breathe,

Don’t take a deep breath.

It just might kill you.

A.C. Chan
A.C. Chan

Andrew is first and foremost a writer. Since he was seven and realized this, his life’s pursuit has been researching and understanding all the specific elements and genres of his craft. These genres include creative prose and poetry, to journalistic, copywriting, blogging and academic writing. As the News Editor and Presenter for TAJ 92.3FM, Andrew gets to pursue a number of passions: reading, writing and talking to people! He is currently pursuing his BA in Communications with a Minor in Literature at the University of the West Indies. Andrew is an avid West Indies and Liverpool FC fan. In his spare time, he enjoys playing cricket, swimming, reading and of course, writing!

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