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TAJ News Talk: August 30th, 2017

Title: Mid Life Crisis.


Tomorrow, our nation will celebrate 55 years’ of independence.

But it seems the mid life crisis is affecting our twin island republic.

Tobago may not be the heart of our nation, but it’s soul is certainly beautiful.

So why are we letting it go to waste?

Our politics is still divided along racial lines.

We maintain a strict classism, where no one can feel equal.

The law defends those who have the finances and condemns those who need it most.

What must we strive for?

What must we look forward to, when our own watchwords of Discipline, Production and Tolerance are almost never on our citizens’ lips?


Former Head of the Public Service, Reginald Dumas says the current issues: Le Hunte, fast ferry etc., show a decline in governance from the present administration.

For those who don’t adhere to any part, the decline in governance has been happening for a while.

But who cares?

We kill our national bird and the rich eat it with roti and curry.


The system will continue to operate in a dysfunctional and duplicitous manner because no one wants to, or cares to fix it.


And it doesn’t seem we will last long in this mid life crisis.


Happy Independence T&T. Please work for better.

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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