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TAJ News Talk: 9th October 2017

Title: The Colour of Blood

It would seem our little paradise on earth has become a nation of violence.

And you wonder when the psyche of the people changed to that of a more animalistic attitude towards human life…except thankfully, we haven’t heard any reports of cannibalism.

Maybe we stopped caring about each other as humans.

Newly appointed CEO of BOSS Trinidad, Jane Wight says in these tough economic climes, we must pull together to survive.

Are we capable of that?

 

Or is it a situation that we will be galvanised for a little bit over the horrendous nature of a crime and then continue with our lives?

Can we try to hide in gated communities, air conditioned home to car to office to car to back home.

Can we continue to try to live in a cocoon while the world around us shatters into a million lives…err…pieces?

 

We cannot live like this anymore.

Crime can invade any household.

It can hurt any man, woman or child.

 

Unlike some ignorant persons who live in a post-colonial mentality, crime does not discriminate.

 

And one of the innocents…or one of the murdered can always come back to bother us. To haunt us.

 

Because even if our world is shattered into millions of pieces of glass, and we try to sweep up all, there’s always a shard that can cut us.

 

And will cut us very deeply.

 

So do not live for yourself anymore.

 

Live for Trinidad and Tobago.

 

Your country needs you now, more than ever. So stay strong. And keep brave.

 

 

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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