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Kudos to environmental groups for clean-up
I would like to thank and commend those environmental groups that participated in the clean-up of major beaches from Chagville in the West, to Manzanilla in the East, as well as the deep South—La Brea. This is a laudable initiative which is a fine way to celebrate our Republican status. I find it a creative and ingenious way of expressing our patriotism by actually making the effort to keep our beaches clean, by saving our wildlife, by saving the fish in the sea, the air we breathe and the water we drink.
Too often it isn’t enough to just say we love T&T. We still throw a beer bottle into the grass and people having been dumping entrails, coconut shells and other debris in the rivers for years. We, the people, must begin to think differently. This is what is needed in T&T—citizens taking responsibility for these serious matters. We can’t continue to party, pollute and poach as if there is no tomorrow, or behave like someone is being paid to clean up the chicken guts and rum bottles left by the river.
It can’t be a conscientious way of thinking if people go into the pristine bird sanctuary and begin to sand blast and mine aggregate. It is only when we begin to take note of the costs to the flora and fauna, then we will really be taking the well being of the country into our hands. The beach clean-up was great place to start.
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