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Let’s take our country back

Published: 
Monday, May 14, 2018

I refer to Mr Simon Wright’s letter, “T&T has lost its soul.” I am appealing to our citizens of this beautiful country of T&T, who were brought up with love for our nation and kindness to others, to do a good turn daily, join a group or start one.

We have to take our country back into our own hands.

We have come to accept low standards. Years ago the front page of any newspaper would never have shown a large technicolour picture of man who had just raped someone? Is this what sells papers? The criminals are made to be movie stars, “I know he?” The past week with so many murders and crimes, the front pages are a disgrace to encourage decent tourists or foreign investors to want to come here. Put sport, music, art, anything other than crime on a front page, crime goes on page 20 in the back.

Bring back the good values we learned as children. Each day in any small way, make a difference. Greet everyone with a smile, teach others to meet and greet each other politely, not to be envious wanting whatever they see. Life is not a free meal or a free ride. Study your lessons, pass your exams, earn a job to then gain the experience to rise to the top of any company, to help your own family when it is your turn. That it is how life works, not through crime!

The world has changed, good examples have not been passed down to youngsters, they now witness corruption, in government, the family and home, school teachers, ministers, lawyers and religious persons.

The good example is lacking in too many areas? Now is the time for change.

PATRICIA BLADES,
Cocorite

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