Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar wrapped up a national day of prayer at Rienzi Complex, Couva, last night by extending a branch of hope to the citizenry saying, "better days are coming." Speaking with reporters last evening after handing out gifts to scores of supporters, Persad-Bissessar commented on recent polls which showed that her Government had a decline in its performance ratings for the past year. According to recent polls, including last Sunday's ANSA McAL Psychological Research Centre's poll in the Sunday Guardian, Persad-Bissessar's rating has fallen over the last year. The PM said that despite the setbacks, she was committed to making T&T a better place.
She said the day of prayer which was attended by Pentecostals, Hindus, Muslims, Baha'is, Baptists, Presbyterians and Buddhists was inspirational. "It was wonderful, very inspirational, health-lifting and giving me the courage to continue to serve to do better than we did in the last year," Persad-Bissessar said. "I want to give praise and thanks to God." She said her Government would learn from the mistakes of the past and do what was in the best interest of the people. "I want to thank the people of T&T for the confidence they placed in my Government," she said. "Better days are coming, improvements are coming in the next year. "I want to thank the people as we continue to strive to do better."
In her feature address at the service, Persad-Bissessar called on the citizenry to look past differences.
She called for cultural diversity and acceptance of all race and ethnicities. "When you look into someone's face, do not see their race...you must see the face of God," the PM said. "Because we all belong to one race-the human race. "We may have made mistakes, but we will learn from those mistakes...Those who fail to make mistakes, fail to learn."