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Published 3 August 2022


Buckie Got It, St.Kitts and Nevis News Source  


by Lorna Callendar

“I have learnt that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did. BUT PEOPLE WILL NEVER FORGET HOW YOU MADE THEM FEEL!” Mayo Angelou

Many who are just thinking of power and money forget the influencing
power of EMOTIONS.

They fail …
• to see the tears of the sugar workers as they confessed that they had never ever held so much money before
• to appreciate the relief of mothers who could now leave a window or two open when they went to bed at night for, they no longer expected gangs to come shooting up their homes looking for their sons
• to understand the joy of over three thousand residents who feared the rain would come at night and soak them before they could reach for their buckets. They now had new roofs and owed nothing for them…and others who could now shake the keys of their new homes with pride
• to cherish the beaming faces of mothers as they watched their children hurrying to school now walking on sidewalks and not between the crazy traffic
• to gauge the satisfaction of drivers as they skimmed along the silky resurfaced island main roads knowing their vehicles would not be subjected to the constant wear and tear of rough pot-holed uneven streets and would last longer
• to take account of the pride of local contractors as they built the roads and reclaimed the land at Old Road Bay OR of the truckers (from both St. Kitts and Nevis) smiling at the new amount of money in their pockets as they brought truckload after truckload of huge rocks from the quarry
• to see the appreciation of those who were given $500 each month and who lost the fear of eviction or the loss of their electricity or water when they were unable to pay these bills
• to feel the relief of the cancer sufferers when they understood that they could be treated at home and need not go a-begging to find funds to secure their treatment overseas: the same relief was felt by the dialysis seekers
• to embrace the new inspiration and purposefulness among the youth as they participate in their new goals in technology, in ICT, in technical vocations; in new skills at STEP; with FRESH START incentives; so too are the fishers and farmers inspired by their incentives
• to admire the thorough management of COVID-19 OR to understand how cared for Kittitians and Nevisians felt
• to respect how happy parents are to see the government take responsibility for nationals of all ages – the preschoolers with free and subsidized education; primary schoolers with guidance via the Explorers Clubs and with Community policing; with more meaningful curricula in schools; with FRESH START incentives – reforming the society in meaningful ways.
There are many more ways by which Team Unity has brought JOY to the nation in 5 short years. But the ‘birds of a feather’ were so busy looking out for themselves and raising SELF ABOVE COUNTRY that they were blind to the new mood of the country., unable to see the compassion and empathy that now exudes from the present administration.

Why are these never mentioned by those intent on destroying opposition forces. Why isn’t the gratitude of the entire electorate never
considered as the federation was pulled out of the morass of indebtedness it was in and that our pride was restored. Are these things no longer important?



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