Title: Be Prepared
The title is taken from the international motto for Scouts.
But it can certainly apply to those who choose to accept it.
It has been a week since the rains washed through so much of the South Central region.
2,300 homes affected.
That is no small number.
Our hearts go out to those affected.
And commiserations to the Hindus who had a wet Divali night and those who suffered great losses on the auspicious occasion.
But in speaking to Mayaro MP Rushton Paray, he lamented the lack of preparation from some.
Paray noted two days’ warning was given.
Yet in the aftermath, many households had no food or potable water to drink.
Yes, God is a Trini.
We live in paradise on earth. We have beaches, swamps, mountains and everything else we could want.
But the devil comes here to play mas, it seems.
For if we do not take anything seriously, how can we expect to improve and grow as a nation.
Will we forever be third world?
Which raises the next point: Government is under no obligation to offer assistance to those who require it.
How many of those affected are just waiting on a handout…and a “freeness?”
And how many of those have sighed, swept out mud, water and filth, while trying to get on with their lives.
As best as you can, of course.
Because the only thing predictable about this thing called life is it’s unpredictability.
Enjoy your weekend.