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TAJ News Talk: 4th April, 2017. On the outside.

As much as Trinidad and Tobago is an independent nation, we have to accept the fact we are still a satellite.

We eat American fast food and watch American TV.

We are still incapable of producing local shows that our population can appreciate.

Not that the talent isn’t there.

But as we see BP dictating terms to our government, well, it really hits home.

Admittedly, due to the fact that BP is a business, they can cut through red tape and make progress quicker.

But if oil and gas remains our biggest earner, then why do we take it for granted?

Don’t bother answering that: it’s just a rhetoric.

As we do not plan for the future, it seems we do not plan for the present.

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley was full of praise for himself in negotiating the new gas pipeline with Venezuela.

Good step.

But former Energy Minister Kevin Ramnarine said it would not solve our gas woes: just make it a little easier.

The major concern, however lies with the South American country.

Their government is so unstable, it makes ours look like Norway or Holland.

Venezuela is suffering from the worst recession to hit any country in the world.

How are we going to help them out when we can’t help ourselves?

And do you think those big oil and gas companies care?

No.

Their end goal is the almighty dollar.

And they will break all the backs of all the Trinidads in the world to let them.

And we invite them in to do so.

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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