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I am rushing into print to welcome a statement broadcast on Monday night on News Source. It was a call by Attorney at Law and Member of Parliament, Mr. Roysdale Forde, for an emergency task force, including “all stakeholders”, to take part in a joint effort to improve the management of the present pandemic. Others, including Ms.Cummings, MP, have included such a possibility in their comments on the unfortunate and abrupt Government measures regarding the pandemic. I have no hesitation in saying that the idea of a national approach to the pandemic is the only one that ever made sense.
The Coalition set the unfortunate pattern of political control and this was, in many ways, carried further by the newly elected Government. Coalition figures, including trade unionists, are now demanding that the pandemic be treated as the concern of all sides. It seems to be a good chance for the Government to respond and take the society forward and away from conflict over the vaccine and safety measures. As I said before, expenditure should remain the strict responsibility of the Government, with opposition and civic oversight.