IN 1956, the People's National Movement (PNM) came promising deliverance to Trinidad and Tobago.
It remained the dominant party for most of the nation's modern political life. It ran the country for 30 unbroken years after it first attained power, and then, in intervals, for over 15 years thereafter, making it the party of government for 45 of the 62 years of self-governance in Trinidad and Tobago. So, with this county now teetering on the brink, can the PNM be satisfied with what it has done? Absolutely not! Indeed the party, again in Government, should accept as its inescapable burden, the need to atone for that fundamental flaw that mars its long tenure in office: its disastrous mismanagement of the country's economy.