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TAJ News Talk: August 21st, 2017

How to create a crisis or No Love for Tobago.


3 months.

That’s how long the people of Tobago have been suffering without a reliable ferry service.

The Super fast Galicia left in April.

One of two replacements is old and came. Problems arose before it even arrived and even more problems arose.

And then the other one just didn’t come at all.

Now, months after the incident, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Rowley is meeting with stakeholders.

Dr. Rowley was born in Tobago.

Not that he should give them preferential treatment.

But he, more than anyone else, should understand the plight.


The other issue of course, that arises, is the timing.

It’s vacation period. When Trinis descend on Tobago for enjoyment.

The peak tourist period, where the island can hope to make money to get it through another struggling year.

At a time when the country’s economy is struggling just as much, gasping for the air of foreign currency.


So we fail Tobago.

To their everlasting credit, they have not complained.

They have soldiered on in the face of no food, supplies or medication.

We have created a state of emergency in paradise.

That’s what we have done.

And we don’t seem to want to, or know how to fix it.

Yet those responsible will more than likely receive yearly bonuses.

For not doing their job.

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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