On this the 43rd anniversary of Trinidad and Tobago becoming a Republic and just coming from celebrating 57 years of Independence nothing has changed but to thank the Father of the Nation Dr Eric Williams for giving us as a nation true Independence.
While as a nation we can be proud of the strides that we have made. Can we be proud of our murder toll which is nearing 400, quality lives being lost, can we be proud of our economy and say we are seeing the light at the end of the tunnel? Can we be proud of the behaviour of our nation’s school children and their unruly and indiscipline behaviour inside and out side of the classroom? Can we be satisfied with the conduct of our teachers and their behaviour towards our children? Can we be as a people be proud of our nation as we celebrate Republic day.