This is one of the letters which I have written to
Prime Minister Rowley over the past 5 years.
Congratulations on your 29th month as Prime Minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago and may you enjoy a “controversy free” Carnival 2018.
I recently witnessed an attempt to intimidate a female driver by one of the armed persons on a vehicle at the tail end of your entourage. This incident occurred in the vicinity of Queen’s Royal College and was witnessed and discussed by a few runners who commented that such a level of aggression was not necessary.
This conversation reminded me that general behaviour in Trinidad is now typified by aggression, ill manners and a general impoliteness. May I suggest that your office stage a monthly “Common Courtesy” Day beginning on March 21st which is a designated day of the year. (See: https://www.daysoftheyear.com/days/common-courtesy-day/). I am suggesting a monthly day because it will encourage us to focus on little things like saying thanks or holding the door for the person ahead of us and a range of other impolite behaviours which are becoming the norm.
The country and indeed your government is suffering from inertia and you are in an ideal position to fix this. As your election tag line implored: Let’s do this!”
Dennise Demming (Mrs.)
MBA, BSc., Cert-Mass Communications