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Return sea serpent to the Red House
Open letter to Trade and Industry Minister Stephen Cadiz: An article in a February 27 newspaper drew the public’s attention to the sorry state of our Red House and your name was given as chairman of a committee to oversee its restoration. As you well know, this process has dragged on for years, so it is my hope that under your guidance this latest initiative will finally see the project to a satisfactory end. Minister Cadiz, my Oxford Dictionary gives as a definition of restoration: action or process of restoring to original form or perfect condition.
As far as I see it, then, this exercise must necessarily involve the retrieval and reinstating of the sea serpent weather vane to its rightful position atop the Red House, where it stood harmlessly for 82 years until removed by the PNM government in January of 1992. This foolishness was spearheaded by the Works and Transport Minister Colm Imbert (now Opposition MP) whose name figures among the members of your restoration committee. It shouldn’t be a problem to simply ask him: Whey de dragon gorn? Best of luck. We look forward to having our Red House restored to its original form.
Jennifer de Verteuil
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