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Saturday, August 7, 2010

In an article published in the Vincentian (June 24/2010), listing the author as “the ULP View” and captioned “Eustace’s mountain of follies,” the writer presents a litany of charges and accusations against the leader of the opposition. The writer claims “Eustace does not have what it takes… read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Have you ever had an instance where you felt a deceased loved one, friend or stranger was in some way communicating with you? Perhaps they appeared in a vision or you sensed their presence through sound, smell or unusual coincidence. How did you feel? I am a freelance journalist, Audrey Healy... read more...



Thursday, July 29, 2010

Your support for the group calling itself “Business and Investors Against Tax Haven Abuse” necessitates this response. Your endorsement of that organization’s recent report well might lend credibility to statements that are in error and recommendations that are misguided. read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am British born and of Grenadian parentage, have visited Grenada over eleven times in my 31 years of ages and am extremely proud of our beautiful island, its rich history and culture, flora and fauna and its people. Like many, I have seen Grenada advance considerably since I can remember my second visit (1989). read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

When I visited the West Indies in 2005 for the first time in 39 years and Grenada, the country of my birth, for the first in 53 years, evidence of the effects of hurricane Ivan at that time was widespread and, although that made me very sad, I was proud of what I saw in terms of the local people’s resilience. read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Real Change for Jamaica-Discussion Forum (“RCFJ”) is the world's largest USA based online Jamaican Discussion Forum, and Political Watchdog Group. As an independent, non-partisan group, our primary interest is to advocate for the best interests of Jamaica, and Jamaicans, both in Jamaica and in... read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

The Bar Association of Belize (the “Association”) has seen an article by Mr Oscar Ramjeet entitled “Controversy over Retirement of Belize’s chief justice”. Mr Ramjeet is referred to on your website as “an attorney at law who practices extensively throughout the wider Caribbean”, but he is known to the Association as... read more...



Monday, July 19, 2010

It is my understanding that it was this Tillman Thomas Government who approached Zublin Grenada Limited, not the other way round. It was reported at the time (2008 when the NDC was elected to office) the new government was concerned about the economic state of the country and approached Zublin. read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

On 13 July 2010, the Construction Association of Grenada held a Press Conference and this evoked some interesting questions from the media and others present. In the Government's budget speech the Minister of Finance had outlined a series of projects the Ministry appeared to be aware of coming on-stream. read more...



Friday, July 16, 2010

Caribbean Net News and the Caribbean region have lost recently a leader with vision, leadership and bold courage that is hard to emulate. I started a column some five years ago with Caribseek, but soon I was invited by Desmond Seales to contribute also to Caribbean Net News daily magazine of news... read more...



Saturday, July 10, 2010

In August of 2005 I went back home to my country, Belize, after the death of my beloved mother Josephine Sampson and sister Jean Noralez. I was planning to leave after the burials and return to my adopted home of twenty-three years, New York City. Before leaving to Belize, I received reliable information... read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

I am saddened to learn of Desmond Seales’ death. It came as a surprise to me. Desmond played an important role in mass communication in the region. His move to establish Caribbean Net News (CNN) is commendable since it is the most popular online newspaper in the region. read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

On April 16, letter writer Abu Bakr wrote in Guyana's Kaieteur News (KN) “There is of course no doubt that Indo-Guyanese, like all Guyanese and indeed people everywhere, have a “mindset” or set of cultural reflexes generated from a matrix of values that of itself merits study and description. read more...



Monday, July 5, 2010

It is very sad to hear the news that Desmond Seales, publisher of Caribbean Net News, died just recently. For those of us who like to write and express our views and opinions in the newspaper media about issues that affect us in Caribbean region, Mr Seales gave us the opportunity through his media outlet to write... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Caribbean politicians like to take citizens who support them for granted, and they always feel that they are wiser than the general population, while they continue to make themselves look stupid by acting as if they are smart. For example, the Members of Parliament within this present Grenada NDC government... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I am writing in response to Lloyd Noel’s published commentary “Let our voices be heard!” This is one of many of Mr Lloyd’s commentaries over the past months that I have been extremely impressed with, not only because I am in full agreement with his views on the subject matter, but because I honestly believe... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Jamaican would say, “Me ah beg the I dem do stop!” In Trinidad one would be likely to hear, “Oh gorm bwoy stop nuh!” In Grenada, “All how ah talk to the boy he doh stopping.” In whatever accent, in whichever Caribbean territory, I think the time has come to make a concerted and passionate appeal to whoever is... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The relationship between the First and Second Ladies of the United States, Mrs Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, is an exceptional one. The wives of the United States president and vice president visited Haiti together in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the island, a very rare occurrence in US politics. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

Among the many areas in need of improvement and maturity among some people, is the ability to fairly debate issues with substance in the arguments. I note with interest the many contributions to the Socialism debate. A class of persons has since emerged to set the “rules” to be followed in this debate. read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

This summer the Virgin Islands Reparations Movement will be traveling to Copenhagen to embark upon a new course of activism with respect to the era of the Danish West Indies, the associated human tragedy, and the related and still lingering social ills. We envision making the most important statement ever... read more...



Saturday, June 26, 2010

The defenders of the Unity Labour Party decry everything that criticizes or cast doubts on the direction their party has taken since it began its second term. But the truth is these are all men who have contributed nothing towards the economic and commercial development of St Vincent and the Grenadines except... read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

When I listen to a certain local radio talk show host I realise that if I was naive, ignorant, misguided and indoctrinated then I would certainly believe that good politicians are all liars and the truth only comes from the mouth of bad and failed politicians. In the Caribbean many politicians are seen to be dishonest and liars. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

Mandoo is absolutely correct to be worried about the consequences of Caribbean support for Japanese whaling at the International Whaling Commission this coming week. As an "eco-minded tourist" myself, I am sure I am not alone in actively choosing not to book holidays in the pro-whaling Caribbean. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

‘A study produced this year by a group of independent economists located in Australia confirms that whale watching has become a boon to tourism in Central America and the Caribbean over the last ten years and is set to make a bigger contribution to the industry’s earnings. Many Caribbean countries have been the... read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

The government of Guyana stopped paying the subvention to the Council of Legal Education, which allowed Guyanese to attend the Caribbean law schools , notably Hugh Wooding Law School, at a cost of TT$12 500 per academic year. Guyanese are now required to pay the economic cost along with the tuition fee. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Why do most Caribbean islanders support Brazil in World Cup football, is a big question that does not really give me a good answer to join the bandwagon. I remember as a small boy hearing older folks talking about Pele, this great black Brazilian football star, and they way they used to give stories of the great Pele... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

The election victory of the People's Partnership in Trinidad and Tobago has ushered into office the first female prime minister of the twin island republic. I would like to congratulate Mrs Bissesser on her election victory and hope that she would be a much different leader than the many other Caribbean leaders. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Every thing seems to have gone quiet on the proposed St George’s Renaissance project in Grenada. I see this proposal as a major development that is badly needed and one that would provide immediate work in the construction industry also, in the development stage of new businesses and would help... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Why does Opposition Leader, Mr Arnhim Eustace, go out of his way to prove me right, time and again? I have referred to him as: “An-I'm-Useless”, “Mr Despair” and the worst opposition leader (including Mammy Joshua) SVG has seen in its political history. I have severally opined that this former... read more...



Thursday, June 10, 2010

You know this one was coming with the 2010 Vincy Mas around the corner. After my letters entitled, “Spectacles on SVG and Kaiso! Kaiso! Vincy Kaiso!” Of course, like before I have gotten a few too many calls and e-mails asking about something for the 2010 calypsos. It was no surprise... read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Last month was the 50th anniversary of the "pill". In the 1960's the pill was heralded as a development that would liberate women from male dominance and lead to fewer divorces, fewer unwanted pregnancies, and fewer abortions. It is now clear, however, that things did not turn out that way. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

Here are three suggestions on how to help earthquake-stricken Haiti that will yield positive results in the long run: First, consult with leading geologists who specialize in earthquake history. The current earthquake is not the first to hit the country. An earthquake devastated Port-au-Prince, the capital, in 1770. read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

St Vincent’s tourism industry is poised to suffer major set backs if the current situation in relation to Japanese exploitation of international whale stocks and other endangered species is allowed to escalate. The latest development in this long and well crafted strategy on the part of Japan to hunt whales in... read more...



Friday, June 4, 2010

In all the places I have so far looked the proponents of socialism have a single complexion. They come in the form of National Socialists (Nazis), some in Europe who called themselves Christian Democrat of Northern Europe (Ralph‘s policies do not fit in here) and Marxist-Leninists Socialists. read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

Congratulations to the people of Trinidad and Tobago. They have elected a new government in office, headed by a brave and powerful woman, Kamla Persad-Bissessar. She was able to bridge the gap between the breakaway Congress of the People (COP), and the United National Congress (UNC), and... read more...



Thursday, May 27, 2010

I write in reaction to our Roman Catholic Archbishop Patrick Pinder’s response to the issue of legalized gambling for Bahamians in The Bahamas. Like the Anglican Bishop’s reply to the subject matter – I do not understand my archbishop’s reasoning. For example, my Bishop stated the following... read more...



Tuesday, May 25, 2010

In his contribution to the weekly “news magazine” Searchlight published May 21, 2010, Mr Renwick Rose referred to an “upsurge of and outpouring of views in the local media as well as on the web about socialism and the apparent danger it seems to pose to St Vincent and the Grenadines today.” read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

We write to you as members of the RCFJ (Real Change for Jamaica), an independent nonpartisan group comprised of Jamaicans at home and all across the globe. Our sole interest is in advocating for the best interests of our lovely but troubled island of Jamaica. Even as we acknowledge the sacrifices you have made... read more...



Monday, May 24, 2010

In continuing this letter, it is time to expose the head cook and bottle washer. The plain truth is they have failed the people miserably. They have been trying to plant the seeds of dependency on them for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Their aim is to make the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)... read more...



Saturday, May 22, 2010

I write in response to the Anglican Church’s position on legalizing the numbers business in The Bahamas that was expressed recently by Bishop Laish Boyd. The Bishop said that: “By enacting legislation legalizing numbers, the government would be "opening the floodgates" to the lowering of... read more...



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