Gov’t conveniently using COVID to oppress citizens and destroy certain businesses

Gov’t conveniently using COVID to oppress citizens and destroy certain businesses

Phillip Edward Alexander, head of the Citizens Union of Trinidad & Tobago, is of the view that “Covid19 is being used by this government conveniently to oppress persons, destroy businesses deemed competitive to certain financiers and enforce dictatorial powers this puny virus does not warrant.”

In a post to his Facebook page, Alexander said one person in the Chaguanas Market tested positive and the whole facility was closed down for sanitising.

“Yet three people on the Tobago ferry were found to be exposed through contact tracing and out of an abundance of caution you refuse them disembarking in Tobago and sent them back to Trinidad, even though they just spent three to four hours in the close confines of the windowless sardine can of a ferry, used doors, toilets, and touched numerous surfaces that all the other hundreds of passengers used, but you let those people disembark even though according to YOUR interpretation of contact tracing they are now class A secondary contacts and possibly infected, possible carriers?”

Alexander also added that government has been “giving husbands and wives tickets for being in the same car, but Faris Al-Rawi and friends could rub up on each other with impunity, as if a virus gives a damn about locations or your laws.”

“Trinidad’s biggest problem is not Covid19, or the broken economy, or no water, or no jobs, or rapacious banks, or our damaged international reputation, or the failed health sector being used to loot billions, or the failure of the state to prosecute the corrupt, or low level crime, all of that could be fixed quickly. Trinidad’s problem is Keith Rowley and his band of political incompetents and thieves, and the contract mafia who financed them and pulls their strings.”

Alexander stated that it’s also the laws they are writing. The decisions they are making. The things they are doing. “It’s time we the people put our collective attention to that.”

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