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Taj News Talk: August 7th, 2017

The Greater Divide

Welcome to the month of August as 2017 quickly slips by.

As things in the country continue to remain unstable, the calls by Union head Ancel Roget to boycott Syrian businessmen has not fallen on deaf ears.

That particular community raised the anger of many following their comments on Anthony Bourdain’s travel episode to Trinidad and Tobago.

The all powerful 1 percenters.

Those who hold the lives and wallets of the common folk in their grasp.

But another union representative has made a very valid point.

We have no power as consumers.

Education Officer at the National Worker’s Union Gerry Kangalee says it as as producers, as workers, do we have the power.

Our economy is hinged on imports.

Our diets are no different.

In this sense, Kangalee argues, quite well, the boycott has no objective.

And the problem is as an importing country, capitalism cannot work.

Unless we stand on our own two feet, we will be crawling.

Like so many countries who did not prepare for the dark days.


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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