Wednesday, January 24, 2018

They don’t have a prayer*

The statement by Education Minister Anthony Garcia that Trinidad and Tobago needs “divine intervention” to solve its problems is an admission, unconscious or otherwise, that he is bereft of ideas to revamp either the education system or the society. But in making his plea, Mr Garcia was only echoing his political leader Prime Minister Keith Rowley, who in his address to the nation last Sunday similarly called for prayers.
The fact is, Dr Rowley could probably reduce the murder rate within a year by closing down the Unemployment Relief Programme (URP) or at least ensuring that its $300 million annual subvention doesn’t go into the hands of “community leaders”.

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