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The Centre is Not Holding
Posted: Wednesday, August 13, 2008

By Stephen Kangal
August 13, 2008

The collapse of the Caroni Bailey Bridge is powerfully symbolic of the pervasive collapse of this society under the weight of the ineptitude of the current Manning Administration. When the centre is not holding together the rest of the country or the periphery is in disarray and slowly disintegrating into managed chaos.

Is it not coincidental that it was the centre of the Caroni Bridge that collapsed and brought down the rest of the structure and its human cargo into the murky waters of the Caroni River? I drove past the bridge half an hour before the accident. I witnessed vehicles on the centre of the bridge being loaded with some of the dismantled parts of the floor of the bridge without any cranes present to suspend the main structure.
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