Why were rumshops allowed to reopen at the height of an ongoing pandemic? (Notice I use the term rumshops and not those fancy sounding name like pubs, taverns and inns. Because that’s what they realistically are).
Of course, many are asking, after a coronavirus handling par excellence, why did the very same administration permit potential virus-spreading rumshops to reopen this early?
Political pressure, that’s why.
This is an election year therefore those in charge are on the defense from the expected negative onslaught from their opponents.
Even at the height of the global lockdown on businesses and travel, those clamoring political power were openly chastising the ones whose job it is to contain the virus. And for what? For the delay in the reopening of rumshops. Makes you wonder, just like an excessive murder toll, will a high coronavirus death toll elevate the chances of those seeking to replace those in power?
Will it (coronavirus deaths) be used as an effective weapon on the political rostrum? And, are those seeking power very conscious of this potential danger hence the drive to reopen rumshops and then use to their advantage its inevitable horrendous results?
Despite the World Health Organisation’s warning to maintain restrictions, do we really think we’re immune from this apparent second wave?
Yes, God loves us, but do we really think He is exclusively a Trini? We need to understand that the power of God is more important than the polish of man.
Open your eyes and ears people, Covid-19 is spreading globally again. And while in all fairness and concern to our citizens out on cruise ships and abroad, we need to keep in mind that new cases are being identified just like before, imported. Yes, there are essential business services needed to keep open, but rumshops?