First of all, Saba Cable TV is and has been not working properly for the past years and yet as much as we complain nothing is done about it. I would like to know if the owner of the company has taken notice that there are over 115 satellite dishes all over the island. Many are fed up with the service, but on the other hand most Sabans cannot afford to purchase a satellite dish to have something to watch when the day comes.
Secondly, some people who are civil servants have been sick for years or more and nothing is said either past or present. There are people working in certain departments and nothing is said about sick leave or even high day thievery. When the cargo boat comes in said persons go to receive their cargo nothing is said. (The aforementioned is just used to illustrate an example as there are others, but when persons start pointing fingers remember there are three pointing back at you.) However, by the same token no one wishes to be sick as “sickness is for everyone.”
Another civil servant gets sick and a person from Holland, your commoner’s son, is brought here and promised all kinds of salaries and getting it. Are our locals making the same amount as the foreigners? Do the foreigners have any accountability for their actions, I ask you? No! I wonder if it had been a local if the treatment would be different.
When are our locally elected officials going to wake up on this island and start treating our locals with some respect that they deserve?
Seeing that the foreigners are taking over Saba, are our locals not good enough for the job? You tell me! The widow’s son: it is said, “Jah doesn’t bat an eye.” But, I wonder if there is any help for the widow’s son and her family. Jah doesn’t sleep, and you thought no one was watching – Karma.
The Old Critic
Source: “The Daily Herald” 2012-11-19