In my times of musing, which I do regularly these days, I found myself questioning whether this country of my birth is a real nation. When, in 2019, after more than 50 years of running our own affairs (good or bad), we are still lacking in so many basic laws and regulations which would serve to modernise our society making us relevant to the Caribbean and even the world, developed and underdeveloped.
We are oblivious of our environment as plastic and Styrofoam containers can be seen everywhere; lawlessness pervades from top to bottom, corruption and fraud included. There are so many ills which impact our people in so many diverse ways, and regardless of which administration is in power, the situation has remained the same or even worse over the last 54 years. We remain woefully wanting.
Much progress can be recorded in the economy (numerous shopping malls, supermarkets and convenience stores); educational services (numerous tertiary institutions); construction, as manifested in our modern and tall buildings and some roadways but where our problems lie is in the efficient delivery of services public and private—all kinds.