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TAJ News Talk: April 24th, 2017. Sub-Standard and Poor’s

Good Morning TAJ fans!

Hope the traffic today wasn’t too bad after the two week ease up.

Must be difficult getting kids back into their routine after the much needed vacation.

But life goes on in Trinidad and Tobago, sadly, as much as it has in the past couple of years.

There is a sense of inaction or “wait and see” approach to how things go in the country.

But the harsh reality is that we are slipping further and further into a recession that is tightening its grip on the world’s neck.

“God is a Trini” chanting can be heard across the board as the sufferation gets a little more difficult.

The unemployment rate is in double figures.

Food, already quite expensive, is about to get a little bit worse.

Businessmen are suffering without foreign exchange.

Which means workers, families are suffering even more.

And the world is starting to notice.

The downgrading by Standard and Poor’s is going to affect the small clout we have in the international market.

At this point, the clout is becoming more of a solid flick.

As a country, and as a people, we need to realise the good, easy times are over.

We need to show more consideration to our resources and our fellow man.

With Guyana finding oil and the reserves expected to be huge, we need to appreciate we may no longer be the Caribbean powerhouse for much longer.

Thankfully, we have enough stability at the moment to deal with the situation as necessary.

What we don’t need is another tax burden on our heads, breaking our necks that we can barely straighten.

Over to you, Mr. Imbert.

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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