If the state doesn't quickly awaken to this reality the entire country will experience perpetual collective wage cuts via further devaluation of the $TT that will be even more painful and protracted.
The thousands of "public servants" who quite frankly do not add value need to be immediately released into the private sector to serve and add value to their fellow citizens in a meaningful way. An added benefit of the above would be that the collective work ethic in Trinidad and Tobago would improve.
Apart from currency devaluation if T&T doesn't get its act together and pursues IMF financing and its consequent conditionalities the IMF will come in and publicly "dress us down". We should get our house in order rather than have the forex market and the IMF do it for us.