Speaking with one voice in a crisis | Letters to the Editor


In times of national crisis, leaders at all levels of our society who influence others have a duty to give their supporters clear and unambiguous instructions on how to react prudently.

Credible, accountable and transparent leaders lead by example and build confidence by letting their supporters see them do the right thing and putting their money where they say it is.

This pandemic, which may well be a dress rehearsal for other virulent pandemics in the future, is a classic case.

All of us: politicians, religious leaders, civil society, unions, corporations and businesses, and groups of people must speak with one voice … whose goal is to bring relief to Trinidad and -Tobago who is suffering.

Sitting on the fence is not an option.

Life is a gift from the Creator and everything in our power must be done to promote and preserve it.

In this regard, we owe a debt of gratitude to our frontline medical workers and medical professionals who have gone above and beyond the call of duty at enormous personal cost.

My humble opinion is that the government has done everything it can do.

Promoting a narrative that appeals to religious or human rights and concerns, in order to reject the efforts of the global scientific community to resolve this pandemic is totally out of place.

A crisis demands the surrender of certain freedoms for the national good and this response has been in place for hundreds of years.

This is our moment of truth and the only question we as individuals need to answer for posterity is: have we done our best to help end this dangerous blood-sucking pandemic? of humanity ?

Each of us knows what we have to do … do it.


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