After the Prime Minister addressed the nation today from his home in Tobago, one would notice that the picture he has painted of his government’s response to COVID-19 is not the reality of what the population is facing on the ground.
He boasted about a parallel health system while citizens were left to battle under a tent at Mt Hope. If you were to visit any of our major hospitals, you will see the true state of our healthcare system that has been overwhelmed for months.
Citizens have had to wait weeks for their COVID test results, and some citizens, unfortunately, lost their lives waiting for these test results before they could have accessed any relevant medical treatment.
Keith Rowley once again sought to distract the nation rather than offering any new solutions or support for the thousands of businesses that are in distress. His “apology” for the suffering citizens have endured accompanied by the absence of government support is synonymous with his regime’s continued lip service to everyone throughout this pandemic.
We again heard nothing of the promised rapid test kits, and his only solution was to reopen a few businesses.
Furthermore, his only plan for the thousands of nationals stranded abroad is to create yet another Ministerial committee to now “remove the exemption system”. It is clear the Prime Minister and his Government remains clueless about the pandemic and the struggles the people continue to face.
We again call on the Government to show more compassion to our stranded nationals abroad, as well as increased support for businesses and citizens that continue to suffer.