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PP, T&T have much to celebrate—Jack
Chaguanas West MP Jack Warner knocked critics of the Government, especially the labour sector, who were against the People’s Partnership government celebrating its achievements. He said, “People celebrate labour year after year when they have nothing to celebrate about labour, but they telling us as a government that we should not celebrate our achievements.”
He said there were certain elements in society pushing propaganda that it has now become taboo to celebrate. He was addressing Indian Arrival Day celebrations hosted by his Chaguanas West constituency offices at the Warren Road Recreation Ground, Cunupia, on Friday night.
Warner also lashed out at those who were opposing Indian Arrival Day Celebrations. He said there was much for the Indian community and T&T to celebrate. He said the indentured labourers came at a time when no one wanted to work in the sugar estates. He said for 72 years Indians toiled in the sugar estates to revive the economy of T&T.
He said Indians have proved that they can be successful through hard work and have made a mark in almost every sphere in T&T. He said the time would come when everyone would celebrate Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar as the woman from Siparia who rescued T&T from the brink of collapse in 2010.
Lyndira Oudit, the vice-president of the Senate, said the time has come to break down the artificial fences of divisiveness in T&T. She said, “We must celebrate Indian Arrival Day, not as a single event but as a part of a growing understanding of our connectedness and integration as a global people.”
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