Clean scene the way to go
I WOULD like to thank and commend those environmental groups who participated in the clean-up of major beaches from Chagville in the West to Manzanilla in the East as well as the South—La Brea.
This is a laudable initiative which is a fine way to celebrate our Republic status. I find it a creative and ingenious way of expressing our patriotism, by actually making the effort to keep our beaches clean, by saving our wildlife, by saving the fish in the sea, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
It isn’t enough to just say we love Trinidad and Tobago, because we would still throw a beer bottle onto the grass. Just look at the report that a leading personality paid a truck driver to dump construction material by the side of the road in the swamp. People have been been dumping animal entrails, coconut shells and other debris in the rivers for years.
Indeed, this has nothing to do with the Government or the Opposition and mercifully with the exception of the honourable minister, mischief-making poilticians stayed away from the exercise.
This is what is needed in T&T—citizens taking responsibility for these serious matters. We can’t continue to party, pollute and poach as if there is no tomorrow, or behave like someone is being paid to clean up the chicken guts and rum bottles we leave by the river.
It is only when we begin to take note of the costs to the flora and fauna, that we will really be taking the well-being of the country into our hands.