Trinidad & Tobago: Smeltdown

The Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to re-locate a controversial aluminium smelter project prompts Jeremy Taylor to raise numerous questions about some key development decisions taken by the current administration: “Would we really need a rapid-rail system costing TT$15 billion if a bit more common sense was applied to the roads? Should we really be throwing up skyscrapers when we have hardly begun to solve the problems of crime and poverty, drugs, crumbling infrastructure, health and education systems that are not delivering what the country needs? How come so many people are getting so stinking rich during this oil/gas bonanza, while so many others are finding it harder and harder to stay afloat at all?”

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