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Demming: Thanks, but no thanks Mr Prime Minister; George St no place for Despers

Dennise Demming

Desperadoes Steel Orchestra is in no position to refuse the generosity of the prime minister, but the population can. We can tell Dr Keith Rowley that the reasons Despers left the ‘Hill’ are still with us and may even be more deeply entrenched as we count the daily shootings, killings and incidents of violence being perpetrated on some innocent citizens.

The population can tell the prime minister that the property at the corner of Tragarete Road and Victoria Avenue is an ideal location for the theatre concept he is espousing. We can tell the prime minister that gentrification cannot occur simply by placing one icon in a prominent location. The population can tell the prime minister that based on our history, his time frame of a Christmas present is unrealistic.


Photo: Panorama 2020 winners Desperadoes Steel Orchestra (via trinidadexpress.com)

Despers’ departure from the Hill is symbolic of the deep decay eating away at the core of our society. Crime is a problem that has evolved around the poor judicial infrastructure that has developed over decades and has influenced society’s mindset to accept it, further escalating the spiral.

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Ah having ah BUMPER WEEK, boy!!! Somebody actually WRITE THAT!!!

MR PRIME MINISTER, TO MOVE DESPERADOES FROM THE LOCATION IN NEW TOWN TO"CRIME INFESTED GEORGE ST  PORT OF SPAIN" IS A SLAP IN  FACE, THEY DESERVE BETTER THAN THAT, " SHOW SOME RESPECT FOR THE BAND THAT THE LATE PRIME MINISTER DR ERIC WILLIAMS AND RUDOLPH CHARLES BUILT...... PLEASE RECONSIDER!

Yes the population can also give the Prime Minister a list of steel-bands that don't have their own property, don't like where they are situated because its a high crime area, similar treatment.

I think instead of admonishing the Rowley for offering Desperadoes a permanent home in South Port of Spain she should admonish the government for ignoring the said area for so long too. Essentially South P.O.S. is the welcome mat for people entering the city and neither looks no smells the part...

Did  Despers officially rejected the PM offer? 

TEN THOUSAND MORE VOICES have to RISE -- if they TRULY WANT CHANGE!!!

But how are you going to bite the hand that feeds?

"CRIME is a problem that has evolved around the poor judicial infrastructure that has developed over decades and has influenced society’s mindset to accept it, further escalating the spiral."

Did  Despers officially rejected the PM offer? 

To my knowledge there has not been an official response from the Desperadoes organization.

MERCER RAMDOO: Why yuh bother to ANSWER CECIL?

DESPERADOES is one of the BIGGEST BENEFICIARIES of the GIMME GIMME CULTURE in the HISTORY OF TRINIDAD -- yuh think they could afford to REFUSE THAT OFFER and embarrass THE PRIME MINISTER in an ELECTION YEAR?

If ah didn't KNOW BETTER ah woulda think that YUH JUST COME TO TRINIDAD ON A BOAT!!!

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