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TAJ News Talk: May 15th, 2017

Title: Non-political politics

Welcome to another scorching week in paradise!

Last week’s rain was a blessing and we’re glad it did not damper proceedings at the Brian Lara Stadium.

For those of us who live down that way, it was horrendous traffic.

Which is the topic of the blog today.

The Ministry of National Security will be launching an investigation into the protests at the Couva Hospital.


When people protest for water, better roads, a school for their kids, is there an investigation?


So why does the Ministry’s official statement condemn the “reckless” move by the Opposition?

Doesn’t the Opposition have a right?

Maybe the timing was wrong.

But drivers didn’t have to stop and watch.

The rain was already making progress slow.

The protest was conducted in a peaceful manner and not on the roadway.

And was to highlight the brand new hospital collecting dust.

While cricket is being played down the road.

The timing then was perfect if you wanted to draw attention to an important issue.

Maybe, just maybe, the powers that be should listen instead of scolding.

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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