Is there favouritism in granting exemptions, or the Minister of National Security and the government of T&T genuinely unable to assist all stranded citizens of T&T?
There are quite a lot of T&T nationals stuck in India, US, UK, other Caribbean countries etc. However, no one is quite aware of the criteria being used for granting exemptions. I mean, do they have to be a candidate in the upcoming election to be granted this exemption?
Aren’t persons studying or working in other parts of the world a representative/ambassador of our country?
One gets the feeling that what is happening with the current Covid-19 pandemic is all political. Don’t get me wrong, our country looks good on the outside but what makes us are the people who are trying to put our country on the map.
Forgive me if I’m wrong, but aren’t the citizens of our country the Government’s responsibility? And shouldn’t healthcare be free in our country? But now I’m hearing nationals need to pay for quarantine measures. Nevertheless, these citizens are so tired of waiting that they are willing to pay even though some are students and are not getting an income.
People are frustrated and hopeless. They need their families and the luxury of their homes. I am at home but I feel for those who are craving that comfort. Something needs to be done to ensure that all nationals that are trying to get home are allowed to do so soon.
At least give us a tentative date as to when our borders will reopen. Doing that will give us hope of seeing our families and friends again.
It portrays a negative outlook on behalf of the Government when articles are published on the newspaper or social media sites of stranded nationals who are not being allowed to come home. My prayer is with all those who are trying to get back to our islands. Keep strong and stay safe.