Dear Mr O'Neal,
I have followed your progress over the years and I particularly agree with you regarding fishing in our 200-mile commercial sea limits. If you take a look at what I posted recently on Caribbean News Now/SVG, the item is headed “Fishery foolery in Vincentian waters
I also agree to a certain extent what you say about Taiwan. What has happened under this ULP regime is that the Taiwanese have been given overextended goodies in return for what they give us, money for projects. In return we should only be giving them help in the UN, voting for them and supporting their various applications to be a recognised world state. Instead they have fishing rights, rights of spoil at Rabacca and blockmaking, selling of Rabbaca stuff, sifted and un-sifted as dug. Airport terminal contracts and bridge building contracts. In these two latter projects they pay for the projects and take it all back by putting their own contractors in. It means that they are not really giving us what it outwardly appears.
They have completely pulled out of the agriculture help and support that they were giving us. Orange Hill and other stations are now Taiwan free. Only last week I inspected all the facilities and can report that they are already showing a downward spiral under our ministry of agriculture. Another nail driven into the Vincentian agriculture’s coffin. Now without Taiwanese funding and expertise it's only a matter of time before the facilities fall into disrepair and will close completely. Maintenance under the ULP is unheard of, look at the general post office in Kingstown, Marion House and every other government-owned building. They are all falling apart, most have not had a coat of paint or the gutters cleaned out in the last 15 years. The government is bankrupt.
Mr O’Neal, I have met with you a few times and do not doubt your sincerity in what you believe to be wrong as well as right.
Many of the things that you write about, which I am sure you believe yourself, I find just silly, and in some cases going beyond that to reach the outermost mode of idiocy.
Your continual rants about Mustique really make you look like a bumbling fool. Mustique is the second biggest employer in SVG after the government. Who else do you think would be employing our people if they didn’t? Your continual harassment of the island and its wealthy house owners is a pitiful nonsense, and makes your rambling writings about Gonsalves the ULP and communism look ultra right wing.
Remember that Canouan has similar contractual rights as Mustique. Son Mitchell was given his own Act of parliament for 'Ill de Quatre' he has even better rights for that than Mustique has. If you want a copy of his Act I can send you one.
You really must try and get rid of your hatred for people who have more than you, it has always been and will always be a matter of human fact, there are always wealthy in every society.
When I lived in Moscow for a couple of years during the Cold War era, if you were a leading party member, top athlete or ballet star, top diplomat, you would have a wonderful apartment in Moscow. Depending how far up the ladder you were you would also have a country house, a ‘dacha’. All of course supplied and maintained by the USSR state. Everyone else had an apartment that slept grandpa, grandma, mum, dad, eight children, all in two or three rooms, with communal toilets and kitchens at the end of a corridor, that served up to 50 other apartments, it was hell on earth.
Now along come a group of self made people that are the best at what they do, fortunate enough to own a house on Mustique, because they are wealthy. So you with your tiny mind disrespect them for that, you do not like it. Yet none of them got where they are through a communist state, although we could be heading that way soon.
Whenever a tragedy strikes SVG, they are always there for us; they have trust funds that help us in our hour of need. They built and repaired hundreds of homes in SVG after hurricane Ivan, yes it was them, although our current Marxist-led government claimed it was the ULP government, it was not, it was the Mustique Company and the Mustique Trust.
So, Ivan O’Neal, stop being a silly man, yourself living in an enormous house that views Mustique and stop the hatred and envy, both are a sin. We have enough of that emanating from the ULP, without you dragging the Green Party into such bad humanity.
Sir, your silliness makes you and your party unelectable. I would have used the word stupid, but I know you are not stupid. The British Royal Air Force did not take or enlist stupid people.
Get away from your red mode and re-enter the green mode, because that is what you should be concentrating on.
Self appointed keeper of the whistle, and blowing hard