I remember back in the early 90s when the programme Talk to Me used to be on the air, LMR used to call in regularly and refer to Antigua as a “play, play, country”.
His words came back to me today as I drove from Multi-Purpose Center to Villa to Glanvilles to try to get the vaccine.
Total confusion everywhere and at Glanvilles they have run out of cards. Really? The government said they were going to vaccinate 80,000 people. 18,000 have been vaccinated and you run out of cards?
What is worse about the “play, play country” is that no one is ever accountable. A committee was formed weeks ago to plan this vaccination programme.
Obviously there was no planning or the entire committee was filled with incompetent people.
And no one is accountable. In every department of the public sector, there are square pegs in round holes. All of them political appointments and constituents.
And we accept this crap, government after government. None better than none.
It is time for Antiguans to wake up and demand better.
This Pandemic has clearly shown us that we need competent people in key positions. We have been lucky so far.
If we remain a “play, play, country”, we may not survive the next crisis.
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