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Letter: Who will restore the unity in St Vincent and the Grenadines?
Published on May 23, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

I have no doubt that the St Vincent and the Grenadines Unity Labour Party, is going to lose the next general election, and I am convinced that this election is going to have a big surprise in that Ralph Gonsalves is going to lose his seat, contrary to what the political pundits say. I am also confident that Arnhim Eustace, Major Leacock and the other members of the New Democratic Party are not only going to do all that is in their power to turn the economic situation around, I also know for a fact they are going to turn the economy around within an unbelievably quick time.

But what I am concerned with is; how much thought and planning have gone into the reunification of the families, the restoration of our communities, the mending of organizational bridges that Ralph E. Gonsalves so ably destroyed with his evil divisiveness. Ralph E. Gonsalves skillfully transformed our people’s willingness to work, industriousness and their ambition into a culture of laziness, as he nurtured the get something for nothing attitude. He did nothing for the elevation of the community, but he did everything to the detriment of the same.

As the racist characteristics in him (Ralph Gonsalves) went back to the tactics of the cunning slave master and his secret mentor: Willie Lynch. At least Ralph Gonsalves could claim success in that destroyed our families, he tore out the communities apart and he poisoned the institutions that were set up to ensure civility continued to take precedence within the community.

It will only be to the complete detriment of our country, if the soon to be new NDP administration takes over and continues the affairs of state in St Vincent and the Grenadines as business as usual. The restoration of the broken facet of the community is not going to be an easy task and it is going to be met with serious resistance from those who for many years have been lazily living off of the fat of the land; they greedily transformed what was a once fertile cow into a barren, unproductive stone.

The first things that must be accomplished in restoring the harmony that once was are:

1. Some monumental wrongs must be made right, in other words: Justice must be done; and justice must be done for the following reasons.

    • Because it is the right thing to do.

    • To ensure that the message is sent loud and clear to future generations; if you walk outside the perimeters of law, you will be made to pay for your misdeeds and that which was acquired unethically and dishonestly must be repaid and/or restored with interest.

    • To level the playing field, ensuring that the entire community begins this new walk on an equal footing.

    • Ensure that the people who were disenfranchised under this evil system are restored to their former position.

2. There must be programs to educate the community that as it relates to the actions that will be taken and the reasons for such actions. Very often we fail to properly communicate the reasons and or the objective for whatever actions we are forced to take.

3. We must develop community reunification programs (not an easy task).

4. There must be a level of administrative tolerance exhibited and preached by the leaders of the New Democratic Party. In this case political and nonpolitical leaders of the NDP must be careful with the way in which they express themselves, being mindful not to send the wrong messages; but always being careful to use the right words and combination of words; not leaving anything to chance. This simply means that political leaders, will be required to plan what they say, what they do and where they go and exhibit a level discipline to stick to the plans.

It is not going to be an easy task undoing what Ralph Gonsalves has done but it is not impossible. But those who are called upon to champion the cause will have to exhibit a level of discipline that is common only to the military.

Allan H Palmer
 
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Comments:

Peter Binose:

ALLAN, I think we will suffer from the damage inflicted not just on the physical condition of the infrastructure neglect by Gonsalves and his regime, but the mental state that some poor people will suffer from the dreadful experience of spite and malice inflicted.

Vinci Vin:

Great Job Allan. May God help us.

Vin


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