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TAJ News Talk: September 20th

Title: One Caribbean.


“A divided world that don’t need islands no more.”

Classical words from David Rudder in Rally round the West Indies.

The Caribbean, however, has made international news for the hurricanes sweeping the region.

And it seems like one every week until all these islands are destroyed.

Barbuda, St. Martin, US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Puerto Rico.

Decimated. Flattened.


But of course, climate change does not exist, right?

Hurricanes are fed by warm waters. Waters that are forced to absorb the earth’s heat.

Heat that we create with cars and generally burning energy.


In Trinidad and Tobago, we continue to count ourselves lucky we are not in the hurricane path.

But woe betide us should one hit.

Will we have control?

Will we able to return to normalcy?

How will areas like Port-of-Spain stand a hurricane when it floods after 10 minutes of rain?


We need to fix ourselves. And quickly.


But we also need to appreciate how easy we have it.

Politicians and everyone in between is concerned with fake oil and the Tobago crisis.


Both of these are our own making.


God help us if nature decides to take matters into its own hands.

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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