A better Trinidad and Tobago in 2014 was on the wish list of several politicians who said yesterday that people need to come together as one.
Acting Prime Minister Errol McLeod said he intended to ring in the New Year spending time at church and then having a glass of wine with his family and friends.
“I look forward to our coming closer together as a people on this one spot of earth. I look forward to our showing a little bit more respect and accommodation to the elderly, treating with their many causes and complaints and a greater nurturing and respect from the young. I look forward to higher levels of performance so that we can be more competitive on the international stage, and I hope that peace and prosperity will visit us,” said McLeod.
Opposition Leader Dr Keith Rowley was set to usher in 2014 at a private party at a friend’s house where he was to spend time with friends.
“The most important resolution is that we get an upper hand on the crime situation that still remains the number-one problem. Notwithstanding what is being said, crime still remains a serious problem, and I also wish that we made the best available to us as a people,” he said.
“Trinidad and Tobago is a blessed country, we have natural resources, good human resources; we need to put them together and make better than what we have been doing so far, and I hope that 2014 is an improvement on 2013,” he added.
Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal planned to celebrate the new year with his wife.
“I will be spending time with Mrs Moonilal, having a very quiet dinner and looking at two movies—Despicable Me 2 and a Hindi movie Chennai Express,” he said.
“In the new year my resolution is to work harder to ensure that Mrs Kamla Persad-
Bissessar has a second term in office as Prime Minister,” he added.