Numb to our losses
We live in an uncaring society where common sense and judgment appears to be a rare commodity. The excavation and diversion works being carried out in the Grande Riviere area are a case in point.
The statement from an EMA official to justify this can be described as insensitive at best. Did the authorities suddenly decide that these works were necessary to save human lives?
Was the encroachment of the waters an overnight event? If this is the case, it then suggests that no planning was done, no surveys undertaken to determine the feasibility of a new river course and the environmental impact or even the effect if any on the livelihood of the villagers.
Perhaps the recent surge in murders has caused many to become insensitive to any loss of life, but there are many persons (non-politicians) who still have a conscience.