In reading Darryn Boodan’s columun headlined, “Making T&T Venezuela again” I thought to myself, “this should be compulsory reading for all Trinbagonians”. It is suggesting that Trinidad and Tobago may be moving in the same direction as our neighbour, whether by design or otherwise.
The following recent events which support the above notion and should be of some concern are: 1. The attempt to amend the FOI Act through the back door by including same into a mix of “innocent” legislation. Thankfully the unprecedented outcry from sections of civil society that many thought would never rise to such a challenge put the Government on the back foot, resulting in its withdrawal.