Caribbean News Now!

About Us Contact Us

Countries/Territories

Jump to your country or territory of interest

Advertise with us

Reach our daily visitors from around the Caribbean and throughout the world. Click here for rates and placements.

Contribute

Submit news and opinion for publication

Subscribe

Click here to receive our daily regional news headlines by email.

Archives

Click here to browse our extensive archives going back to 2004

Also, for the convenience of our readers and the online community generally, we have reproduced the complete Caribbean Net News archives from 2004 to 2010 here.

Climate Change Watch

The Caribbean is especially vulnerable to rising sea levels brought about by global warming. Read the latest news and information here...

Travel


Follow Caribbean News Now on Twitter
Connect with Caribbean News Now on Linkedin



News from the Caribbean:


Back To Today's News

Letter: The plague of nonsense
Published on September 9, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Since 2001, a plague of nonsense has hit St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). During that period of time common sense got up and walked out of the country.

They blocked the roads in 2000 because they said the government was corrupt. At the heart of the corruption they said were the so-called greedy bill and the Ottley Hall project. Led by the Organization in Defense of Democracy (the Odd Thing) and the Unity Labour Party (ULP) they were inspired to push for a 30% pay raise. However, the more cynical endgame included early elections and a change of government.

Look how things are different today. They have passed many aspect of the so-called greedy bill through the backdoor. No one has ever been jailed for the Ottley Hall project because as everyone soon recognized, it was a tall story on the people to get into office.

After many in the Odd Thing were rewarded, the Odd Thing has disappeared from whence it came. And still, some 12 years later, the people cannot smell the sum of the 30%.

Blinded by the gift of gab, many lap up the haze of nonsense without stopping to evaluate that common sense matters. Right on cue they regurgitate and spew the sputum.

The New Democratic Party (NDP) did nothing in 17 years, no schools were built. Somehow, they see schools such as the A-level college, C.W. Prescod and many more including the Voc-Tech centers and convinced themselves nothing was built.

Other examples include the development of the road, water and electrical systems. The transformation of the reclamation site and Kingstown with the building of the Financial Complex, Little Tokyo and the market. Not to mention the Traffic Light System, the Cruise Ship berth, Ottley Hall Marina and the Container Port at Camden Park. But they repeat the nonsense without conscience that nothing was done by the NDP.

Furthermore, many sit back and laugh when their black brothers and sisters are called all manner of names. Here are a few of the greatest hits: worthless dirty dog, voting cattle, lowest common denominator, of a learned deficit, malignant, chatting nabobs, untutored, unlearned, uncultured, eternal failures and many more outrageous comments and names.

The length that some went to defend the “P” hole comment was, oh sooo… ridiculous! I will deal with the “P” hole bomb in a separate letter entitled, “The “P” hole chronicles.”

They accept these types of nonsense as leadership and fail to realize that President Bush would not see them too in the alley in the dark of the night. When will this nonsense stop being portrayed as charisma and leadership?

In the meanwhile, it’s ode to the King who cannot see that the responsibility for “the plague of nonsense” is within. Like Oedipus Rex he is too blind! Or is it too bright? Thus with a change of government, moral order will be restored and we will see an end to the epidemic of nonsense.

Peace and justice and get real.

Lenford O’Garro
Washington
 
Reads: 5753





Click here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!



Back...

Comments:

Peter:

Lennford, I always love what you write because its well explained, and true to fact.

Spot on brother, now watch the usual attack against you start, they will call you all the usual names. They just hate the truth, because the truth damages the ULP and all its leaders.

Keep writing the truth brother.


STEVE_HUGGINS:

Thanks, Mr. O'Garro.

The TRUTH shall make us all FREE.


Back...

Send us your comments!  

Send us your comments on this article. All fields are required.

For your contribution to reach us, you must (a) provide a valid e-mail address and (b) click on the validation link that will be sent to the e-mail address you provide.  If the address is not valid or you don't click on the validation link, we will never see it!

Your Name:

Your Email:

(Validation required)

Comments:
Enter Code



Please note that, if you are using an AT&T domain email address, e.g. att.net, bellsouth.net, sbcglobal.net, the verification email will likely not be delivered. This is outside of our control and the only remedy seems to be for readers to complain to AT&T





Disclaimer
User comments posted on this website are the sole views and opinions of the comment author and are not representative of Caribbean News Now or its staff. Caribbean News Now accepts no liability and will not be held accountable for user comments.
Caribbean News Now reserves the right to remove, edit or censor any comments. Any content that is considered unsuitable, unlawful or offensive, includes personal details, advertises or promotes products, services or websites or repeats previous comments will not be approved.
Before posting, please refer to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.



Other Headlines:



Regional Sports: