You ask me to wear a mask for my safety. It’s annoying, but I comply. You ask me to wear a mask in the car with my family for my safety. It’s annoying, but I comply. You ask me to stay at home for my safety. It’s annoying, but I comply. You close the beaches for my safety. It’s annoying, but I comply.
I have been a responsible citizen. I expect the same from everybody else because it’s annoying, but we must comply, right? And if we don’t comply, we must face the consequences.
At the community park in Cassleton Gardens, Trincity, there’s a planned football practice held every Tuesday, Thursday and, now, Saturday, from around 5.30 p.m.
It grew from a handful in early August to a large gathering of young adults, with coaches, their parents and, now, spectators.
The authorities have been notified every Tuesday, Thursday and, recently, Saturday since the beginning of August, because even in the earlies, their numbers were more than five.
Team sports have been banned. Gatherings are to be limited. Physical distancing is necessary. Face masks must be worn at all times.
You ask me to comply with the rules, but I have to “allow the people them, nah. We could send the patrol out... it have nothing we could do” when I inform the officers. How many chances does one have before they’re arrested for violating the rules set in place to protect us all?
Sally-Ann Williams


On August 12, an unnamed high-level visitor to President’s House made an intervention that stopped the delivery to the Parliament of the Police Service Commission’s (PolSC) merit list of candidates for Police Commissioner.

It saddens me to write what I am about to, but it’s a harsh reality that we must face and fight, or, if we are the unpatriotic cowards many believe we are, then we might consider joining millions of others across the world who abandon all hope in their native lands and become refugees, moving like nomads anywhere the wind and fellow refugees take them.

The prime minister’s attempt to frame the issues leading to the collapse of the Police Service Commission and subsequent events as political “janjhat and ra-ra” is sadly ­misguided.

The inept handling of the affairs of the Police Service Commission and, more particularly, the imbroglio surrounding the office of Commissioner of Police leading to its eventual collapse have created an ongoing crisis that seems to have no end.

It is quite unseemly for the President to propose names of persons for appointment to the Police Service Commission without responding to the call from large sections of civil society for an explanation of the comess that occurred over the last several weeks.