I woke up this morning and realized that I did not do a post marking the celebration of another Independence Day in my beloved Trinidad and Tobago. However, this was not an error on my part; the truth is I did not know what to say! What is there to celebrate? The current State of Emergency with curfew restrictions in place don't help. It does not feel good today but we do have plenty to celebrate... Our people have achieved great feats that many countries in the World still aspire towards. We have won Miss Universe and Miss World crowns, we were the smallest nation to reach the World Cup finals, we have Olympic champions and possess a land that is beautiful and bountiful. Yes, still there is a pain deep within my stomach that churns and hurts today but at the same time I can hope for a better day.
These are my thoughts this morning and in case you forgot, here are the 'watchwords' given to the nation by the late 'father of the nation, Dr. Eric Eustace Williams: Discipline, Tolerance and Production.
While we are in this place of reflection let us also keep in mind National Motto: Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve.
Take this opportunity to listen to our national anthem! Have a pleasant day all and may God bless our nation!