In her Divali message to the nation, OPPOSITION Leader Kamla Persad-Bissessar said a plethora of challenges facing Trinidad and Tobago is creating a great darkness.
Persad-Bissessar said, “It has been a long and challenging journey dealing with the covid19 pandemic in addition to other pressing issues we face as a nation such as crime, high food prices, poverty, and a lack of opportunities for our children and young people.
Trinidad and Tobago is experiencing its darkest and most difficult days in our entire history. ”
Last month, Persad-Bissessar continued, “We have seen a dangerous increase in the number of our citizens being warded at the ICU and High Dependency Units and I continue to urge everyone to adhere to the covid19 protocols.” Persad-Bissessar appealed to people who fall into the high-risk categories for covid19 and have not been vaccinated to consult their doctor and consider being vaccinated.
She also said there has been “an alarming attack on our democracy.” Persad-Bissessar vowed this is something that the Opposition UNC “will not allow to take hold.” Persad-Bissessar said Divali shows “it is the small deeds we do that can help shine a light to illuminate our beautiful land.”