Home' Trinidad and Tobago Guardian : January 9th 2017 Contents commentary A19
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A warning that should Petro-
trin workers go on strike for a
prolonged period of time it could
lead to a devaluation of the Trin-
idad and Tobago dollar against
other major currencies with it
hitting TT $9 to US $1.
Selwyn Robert Ellis: Anytime
they get that increase devaluation
will take place and the increase
will be of no value because it will
be plenty less than what they are
getting now, The value of the T&T
dollar will depreciate and everything
across the board will go up.
Andrew Jodhan: Wait, wait,
wait, this strike will solve nothing.
The OWTU will shoot themselves in
the foot they are making this reces-
Amelia Browne: Why should
we fight and devour one another for
more more and more? Today we fight
for it and tomorrow we are gone and
left it to someone who did not work
for it. Why can't we not pray for
our country, our leaders, all those in
authority, those people do not love
the country. We need honest prayers.
Life is short Let's love each other.
Sindy Joseph: They just selfish
and ready to weaken the economy
in already hard times. Do they know
the number of university grads who
study many nites till 3am without
a job or underemployed? If they do
strike it better be about better work
conditions and biasness in manage-
ment rather than just wages.
Curtis Budhoo: Well Petrotrin
workers wouldn't care because they
alone could now afford to buy it!
Andrew Jodhan: These strikes
don't last long, I'm thinking three
maybe four days tops.
Aleem Mohammed: This strike
will just hasten the inevitable. Petro-
leum is a dying industry.
Shivanil S. Harrypersad: Re-
move all then greedy ppl and hire
new employees who would be grate-
ful of that already generous salary
Gail Logan: Hear what... Those
who wanna strike too happy...It have
plenty people who would kill to get
them salary. So fire them and hire
Construction and infrastruc-
tural projects totalling in excess
of $15 billion have been left
incomplete while some build-
ings have been unused and are
waiting to be commissioned by
the State, according to Sunday
Liselle Benoit: I wonder who
done that. Guess they will blame the
present government as usual. That's
the opposition for you.
Spencer Persad: I don't blame no
govt for this behaviour, that's what
they do. We protest for little things
and leave the politicians to brutally
rape the treasury and we say noth-
Mark Boodram: Well the govern-
ment being selfish and ungrateful to
something that is good for the coun-
try because they not the one that
built it and started good projects.
Kenrick Purcell: That is not the
fault of this administration. Had the
PP attempted to build these with
normal financing they would have
been completed because the lending
agencies would have had oversight
and demanded clarity with respect
to the awarding of contracts and
payment of invoices but instead in
order to thief, the PP financed them
through our current account which
meant that the government (PP)
answered to no one. Now it's left to
the PNM to refinance these con-
tracts with long term loans and sift
through the muck of invoices which
in most cases are claims for work
that is yet to be done....Amazing that
the PP left the Brian Lara Stadium to
rot but now they expect the PNM to
complete everything they started....
Tasers and pepper spray
for sale online in T&T
It looks like an innocuous iP-
hone but in reality it is a taser in
disguise. It is advertised as giv-
ing peace of mind while shopping
or travelling knowing the user
will have the ability to potential-
ly repel an attacker or rapist.
Di Seeper: Fabulous all GOOD
people should get one. Only GOOD
Kyron Browne: At the end of the
day people need to start protecting
themselves. 462 murders last year,
this says a lot. If the police can't pro-
tect you then citizens have to take a
Dana Singh: Latchman While the
average person may use it as a safety
device; it may just be possible for
these items to end up in the hands of
some of these bullies in schools. We
all know how well that will work out.
They stop at nothing in torturing
other ppl kids.
Harry Ramharack: Would the
users of these illegal pepper sprays
and tasers expose themselves to
Melina Hutchinson: That taser
can also be used by the criminal el-
ement as a weapon. So careful what
you wish for.
Rudolph Baptiste: So, since it's
illegal what's the charge when found
Zhovaan Solomon: Lmao this
out long time.
Asha Samaroo: Trinidad needs
to review the law and allow both
women and men non-lethal weapons
to protect themselves pepper spray,
mace, tasers are all illegal in T&T.
Mark John Hamel-Smith: Well
if the police not doing it...
"The secret to
is to focus all
of your energy,
not on fight-
ing the old,
but on build-
ing the new."
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