A Job Well done! You did it again and again. Now to victorious roadways.
A song I like is People by Jonathan McReynolds and I strongly recommend you listen to it soon. McReynolds is an American gospel musician hailed as one of the leaders of the new school of gospel. McReynolds has garnered millions of fans worldwide and has broken new ground for gospel in the mainstream media. But more importantly, is song People has a very strong message that we as a people can hurt each other subtly and I want to emphasise the word “subtly.”
COVID-19 has taught me a great and humbling lesson as it relates to our own country on how we dealt with this pandemic. I think we finally can live up to our national motto: Together we Aspire, together we Achieve. In my opinion, Trinidadians have demonstrated nationalism during these trying and uncertain times. We came together as one nation and supported the initiatives of our Government led by Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley, whose Health Minister Terrence Deyalsingh took the point on this drive to keep the pandemic from overrunning the country.
As a result, Trinidad and Tobago is now listed by the University of Oxford as the most prepared country in the world to lift its COVID-19 lockdown measures. What a way to go and we as citizens should be proud about this achievement. We heeded the advice and warnings and were cautious enough to take action by observing the call to stay at home. This shows that we as a country march forward progressively because we all listen collectively. We, as a people, should tip our hats.
We must also congratulate the business community on how they helped the needy in our society during these stressful times. I must say they all have demonstrated nationhood and put off financial gains for the betterment of the whole: our nation. Whenever we return to some form of full normalcy, however, this goodwill should be continued in our country as we strive to achieve by investing more in the future.
To our essential workers, I say job well done! You did it again and again. Now we are moving on to roadways paved with victory against this pandemic. As a population, we will consistently be in appreciation of your achievement and service in those turbulent days and even onwards. I salute you all!
One thing that stood out to me was realizing how fast food and local delicacies are the favourite foods or comfort foods in T&T. We are very loyal followers of both of them, as we have seen. The long lines observed for this reopening after lockdown show how much we love these comfort foods. Yes, we love them. Some of you may take offence when I say that we stood piously in the hot sun to order these foods even while social distancing was in effect. Truth be told, I think we simply love them and can’t do without these foods.
That aside, let us celebrate together and rejoice with each other, knowing we did a fantastic job as a true team. Yes! We listened to the lockdown rules and that shows we can do everything together to achieve any intended goal.
Take care of your selves and to the essential workers, you have our love and gratitude for your service to our country. We salute you for working against all the odds!