|Letter: Assistance to Grenada|
|Published on September 19, 2012||
Email To Friend Print Version|
I am dismayed that the leadership of the Public Service Union (PSU) unreasonably criticised my decision to permit Grenada to use part of the allocation for St Vincent and the Grenadines available for it at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). They ill-advisedly referred to it as a loan by St Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada in the sum of $5 million. They then compounded this profound misunderstanding of my decision by enveloping it in opportunistic distortions or falsehoods, namely: That Grenada pays its civil servants better than St Vincent and the Grenadines does; that I lent Grenada money to pay civil servants; and that this is the money which I should be using to pay Vincentian public servants their due increase.
Let me, for public information, explain the process by which the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines permitted the government of Grenada to use a part of its allocation in the recent past.
At the beginning of each fiscal year the ECCB allocates, on the basis of a formula, access to financial resources for each member country with very clear limitations and conditions as set out in the ECCB Agreement. When countries reach that limit they can only have access if another country or countries make(s) available a part to the country in need. The country which receives the allocation has to replenish it as soon as possible but definitely by the end of the fiscal year before new allocations are made.
This facility has been in operation since the establishment of the ECCB in 1983, and has been used by countries with a pronounced short term volatility in revenues, which affects their cash flow and liquidity. This is part of the normal operations of a central bank in a currency union; that is, mutual assistance to maintain monetary and fiscal stability
The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines never "lent” Grenada any money. I never sent any money to Grenada from the Consolidated Fund (the Treasury) or from any entity owned by the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines. Last year, September 2011, the Minister of Finance of the government of Grenada requested permission from me the use of $5 million of St Vincent and the Grenadines' allocation at the ECCB. I gave permission for this to be done on the undertaking that the monies be replenished in five months time; the replenishment was done by Grenada. In July 2012, a similar request was made of me by Grenada in the sum of $4.5 million to be replenished before the end of October 2012. I again acceded to Grenada's request.
The only real risk to St Vincent and the Grenadines attendant upon my decision to assist Grenada as aforesaid is that if the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines were to have urgent need of those funds, prior to Grenada's replenishment, they would not be available for the use of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The idea that Grenada would fail and/or refuse to replenish is unthinkable for members of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). In any event, at the end of each year, when accounts are rendered, the replenishment will occur as a matter of course.
Grenada is not the first or only member-state of the ECCU to which St. Vincent and the Grenadines has extended a helping hand in their time of extreme fiscal distress. I had never, hitherto, made such help publicly known since I consider it to be a solemn unspoken obligation of solidarity with other member-states of the ECCU. That is part of what a currency union is about! It embarrasses St Vincent and the Grenadines that its prime minister is virtually coerced by the leadership of the PSU, who ought to know better, to proclaim publicly its fulfillment of such an unspoken solidarity commitment. By so doing, the leadership of the PSU has cheapened our country and sullied its Christian grace in being "our brothers’ keeper". I feel sure that the overwhelming majority of public servants are at one with me on this matter; they ought to make it known to their PSU leadership. Remember this: Today for you; tomorrow for me. That is the principle of mutuality established in the Currency Union.
Incidentally, I should point out that the Director General of Finance and Planning in the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr Maurice Edwards, has advised me that the salaries of public servants in Grenada are lower, not higher as asserted by the PSU leadership, than the comparable salaries for public servants in St Vincent and the Grenadines. But even if this were not so, my decision in the circumstances would have been no different. Mean-spiritedness is not in the make up of the government and people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.
More broadly, my government seeks always to uphold the precept and practice of a committed and mature regionalism as a vital matter of public policy. Its record is clear and unequivocal in this regard. Moreover, this is not the first publicly-known case of specific assistance by St Vincent and the Grenadines to our Caribbean brothers and sisters. Vincentians would no doubt recall the $3 million, low-interest loan which St Vincent and the Grenadines made to Dominica in 2002 when that country was about to enter the temporary clutches of the International Monetary Fund (IMF). So, too, the
$10 million loan to Belize by the National Insurance Services of St Vincent and the Grenadines shortly after that country was struck by a hurricane, in particular the area known as Dangriga, the home of the descendants of our ancestral Garifuna forebears. These cases were publicised at the time because they involved actual loans of monies from St Vincent and the Grenadines.
Grenada, like all Caribbean countries, has a very special place in the hearts, minds and souls of Vincentians. We have been selfless to Grenada; and Grenadians have been selfless to us. For example, at the time of Hurricane Ivan in 2004, when Patrick Manning, then Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago announced that he was making an initial grant of $10 million in the aggregate, available to Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines in equal sums, I advised him to give it all to Grenada since our sister-island was completely devastated while St Vincent and the Grenadines was merely “badly damaged". Manning, in acknowledging St Vincent and the Grenadines' selflessness, gave the whole of the $10 million to Grenada, but still provided $5 million for St Vincent and the Grenadines. That is solidarity!
In the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Ivan, Vincentians poured out their hearts, souls, and wallets in generosity to Grenada even though St Vincent and the Grenadines was badly damaged. Several organisations, including a flotilla loaded with relief supplies, spearheaded by Sir James Mitchell, came to Grenada's aid. Our schools opened their doors to Grenadian students, free of cost. Indeed, one such visiting Grenadian student who excelled at the CAPE/"A" Levels Examinations received a special university scholarship from the Government of St Vincent and the Grenadines in the name of the Grenadian-born Vincentian, Sir Sydney Gun-Munro, who toiled selflessly as a surgeon in the vineyard of St Vincent and Grenadines and who became our country's Governor-General.
Grenada and Grenadians have been most helpful, too, to us in St Vincent and the Grenadines. Examples abound. I shall list only a few. Sir Sydney Gun-Munro, trained at Grenada's expense as a medical doctor, served for most of his working life as St Vincent and the Grenadines' only surgeon. I feel sure that many parents, grandparents and great-grandparents of members of the PSU, including its leadership, were attended to, often free of charge, by Sir Sydney. Further, every week, Grenadian and Vincentian fishermen help one another at sea. In the Southern Grenadines, residents of Union Island and those of the Grenadian territory of Carriacou, interact daily to their mutual benefit. Additionally, at this very moment the Grenadian government is assisting the Ministry of Agriculture of St Vincent and the Grenadines with the re-introduction of cocoa cultivation in St Vincent and the Grenadines.
I urge public servants to view the issue of the promised salary increase to them as quite separate and distinct from any assistance by the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada through the ECCB or otherwise. Please, let us not demean ourselves further by traversing a path, wrong-headedly prepared, with selfishness, a lack of regional solidarity, and plain falsehoods.
My government remains committed to pay the promised increase of salary. The public servants have done very well under the ULP administration and they can continue to trust us to do well for them on an ongoing basis. It is the ULP government which has provided for public servants, among other things, the following: Meaningful salary increases up to the end of 2010; a series of annual bonuses; the reclassification exercise; 100-percent mortgages for housing construction; exceptional educational and training opportunities; better conditions of work; enlarged freedoms; and good governance generally.
Did the Bible not tell us to cast our bread upon the waters? Did it not say we will get a return “ten fold"? Is this not happening to St Vincent and the Grenadines through other countries’ generosity and solidarity?
Dr The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves
St Vincent and the Grenadines
here to receive daily news headlines from Caribbean News Now!
Mr. Prime Minister,
Just to say, you made me proud!! Very proud!! We, with our five loaves and two fishes are doing unto our brothers what we would have them do unto us!! We, though small, indeed insignificantly so, are noble enough, selfless enough, generous enough, and above all, humane enough to love our neighbors as we love ourselves. Not merely in words, but indeed. SVG under your leadership has shown care and concern for the entire Caribbean, From Cuba to Guyana, and from Belize to Barbados. Thank heavens our country has not lost its soul! Thank heavens there are those among us who still believe in having a kindred spirit and extending a helping hand. SVG has gotten assistance from the four corners of the globe. It’s only right that we must NEVER be ingrates!!
I wish to extend my hope for GOD speed in your judgment as we strive to make SVG, the Caribbean and indeed the world a better place, through showing in practical and real terms that fraternity, human decency, caring, self-sacrifice, and indeed love are not notions secured in a museum of a prehistoric age, but rather the non-changing grace with which every decent human being is blessed, and should live by daily.
May GOD continue to bless SVG!!
PARDON ME, but methinks that CHARITY BEGINS AT HOME.
Where, ON EARTH, is the SOLEMNLY PROMISED 30 % since 2001 ?
Pay the CIVIL SERVANTS, TEACHERS, NURSES, POLICE OFFICERS, AND OTHER RELEVANT GOVERNMENT WORKERS THE VEXING 3 %, which has been thrice DELAYED SINCE JANUARY 2011 . . . DECEMBER 2011, AND JUNE 2012.
The PUBLIC SERVICE UNION EVEN BEGGED TO BE GIVEN AT LEAST HALF, OR OTHER PART, OF THE LONG OVERDUE, UNPAID, 3 %.
Yet we cannot "draw-down" from our own 'SVG Facility' - - - TO THIS END, TO HELP OUR SVG CIVIL SERVANTS, TEACHERS, NURSES, AND POLICE OFFICERS, et al, to at least barely KEEP "BODY AND SOUL" TOGETHER ?
Yet we can do that for OTHERS, where we would effectively be ultimately UNDERWRITING THE EXPENSES AND DEBTS OF OTHERS ?
So, pay GRENADA'S GOVERNMENT WORKERS, with SVG allotted 'facilities' or other financial resources - - - BEFORE PAYING OUR OWN SVG GOVERNMENT WORKERS ?
SINCE WHEN does CHARITY NOT BEGIN AT HOME ?
SVG taxpayers, and our European, U.S. AND Canadian taxpayers, are MADE TO FOOT THE BILL FOR CUBAN agents to drive trucks and clear sand and do other construction work in SVG - - - BUT OUR SVG GOVERNMENT WORKERS GO UN-REQUITED ?
Foreign CUBAN 'workers', no doubt with Marxist and MILITIA training, are PAID BY THE CASHED STRAPPED SVG GOVERNMENT, while UNEMPLOYMENT, UNBEARABLE ECONOMIC HARDSHIPS, AND INCREASING IMPOVERISHMENT are THE ORDER OF THE DAY IN SVG ?
So many working class VINCENTIANS CANNOT GET WORK, yet our SELL-OUT GRABAMENT employs and pays for FOREIGN CUBAN WORKERS, school in doctrinaire MARXISM-LENINISM AND THE COMMUNIST MILITIA ?
We limit, proscribe, and restrict our TOP-NOTCH SVG SCHOOL OF NURSING AND THE HEALTH SCIENCES, and ECONOMICALLY SUBSIDIZE THE RACIST CUBAN SLAVE-STATE BY SENDING OUR YOUNG PEOPLE TO 'STUDY NURSING' in backward cuba .
Seems it never really registered that OUR SVG DOCTORS, NURSES, AND OTHER MEDICAL PERSONNEL, plus patients, WERE SHOCKED AND HORRIFIED AT THE UTTER LACK OF TRAINING, SKILLS OR KNOWLEDGE ON THE PART OF THE EARLIER BATCHES OF SUPPOSED "CUBAN NURSES" SENT HERE to find subsidized subversive employment WHILE OUR PEOPLE ARE SCRUNTING DAILY FOR JOBS ?
Why not CAPITALIZE ON OUR DECIDED NATIONAL ADVANTAGE, AND LOCALLY OUR SVG AND HETEROGENOUS CARICOM/OECS NURSING PERSONNEL, BY VINCENTIAN TRAINERS, FOR THE CARICOM AND EXTRA-REGIONAL MARKET ?
Instead of having hapless, backward, "ME FALTA" Cuba PARASITICALLY LEECHING OFF a poor mauby cart, two by four, country like ours?
If Cuba wants STATAL BLOOD TO SUCK, LET THEM GO BACK TO POST COMMUNIST/NEO IMPERIAL RUSSIA, OR TO POST MAO RED CHINA.
ST.VINCENT TOO POOR FOR SUCH ECONOMIC BLOOD SUCKING.
Let Cuba GO AROUND THE US EMBARGO WITHOUT CYNICALLY USING SVG AS ITS DUPES.
If Marxist-Leninist COMMUNIST 'bin so great, WHY THE HELL IS RACIST CUBA continually SCROUNGING 'PAN WE ?
WILL the Cuban 'worker' paramilitaries infiltrated into ST.VINCENT, TURN THEIR DUG UP GUNS ON US - - - should CARICOM FIND IT NECESSARY TO LATER COME "RESCUE" WE ?
There are increasing reports of Cuban operatives IN OUR SVG CIVIL SERVICE. This is SUBVERSIVE TO OUR SVG NATIONAL SOVEREIGNTY AND INDEPENDENCE.
Should we be looking out for the CUBAN TEACHERS IN OUR CLASSROOMS any time SOON ?
WHEN WILL THIS RE-COLONIZATION CEASE ?
WHEN WILL THE TOTAL COMMUNIZATION OF SVG BE COMPLETE AND 'FINAL'?
Honour the JUST DEMANDS OF THE SVG CIVIL SERVANTS, TEACHERS, NURSES AND POLICE OFFICERS.
STOP, NOW, THE DEMONIZING AND OPPORTUNISTIC CASTIGATION OF OUR PUBLIC SERVICE UNION (PSU) AND THE SVG TEACHERS' UNION (SVG-TU) --- AND THEIR LEGITIMATE, DULY ELECTED, AND PROPERLY CHOSEN LEADERS.
Intimidation of the WORKERS' UNION LEADERS WILL NOT WORK.
LABOUR CALLS FOR ACTION, ARE YOU READY FOR THE FIGHT.
WORKERS UNITE ! YOU HAVE NOTHING TO LOSE, BUT YOUR COMMUNISTIC CHAINS.
High TIME TO SEE THE BACK OF RALPH GONSALVES.
PAY THE WORKERS THEIR JUST DEMANDS.
FULL RESPECT FOR THE JUST CAUSES OF THE WORKERS' UNIONS.
STOP THE BUCCAMA-STYLE PERPETUATION OF 21st Century SLAVERY.
TO WORK WITHOUT JUST COMPENSATION OR FULL WAGES IS A DEFINITE FORM OF MODERN SLAVERY.
DON'T WUK FOR NOTHING.
WORKERS, DEMAND YOUR RIGHTS.
LET US ALL MARCH FUH WUK.
CUBANS, GO HOME !
When banks in the United States buy "Fed Funds" from each other overnight to cover pitfalls, that information is not publicized. It is done under monetary policies. This transaction between the ECCB, SVG and Grenada is based on regulations within the ECCB for its member countries. What happened to confidentiality within the ECCB. Monetary decisions are made within institutions that are established to maintained public trust and confidence, The funds allocated to Grenada is not a loan from SVG government instead, a noble decision was made by our leader of SVG who has brought our country into credit worthiness and good governance based on the ECCB records has Co-signed and approved our allocated funds to our ailing neighbor Grenada. When funds are allocated if they are not used, they are returned. These funds are not Grants; funds have to be paid back. Greed and selfishness is not an option in this matter. We are all in this together. Dr. Gonsalves you have done the right thing. God Bless.
BYRON-COX, you may kid some with your references to God and your praises to the Lord. Well there are many of us that regard what you say as crap, its seen as just that, crap. It is well known that you are a supporter of MARXISM, therefore it doesn't sit right to pretend to be a faithful worshiper of God. Why not tell us about your evil friend who worships OBEAH, and he told us so, its recorded in parliament, yes GONSALVES said that.
COX, pull up your sox and read this.
GONSALVES you must of known it was wrong to carry out such a transaction, otherwise why keep it as a secret from Vincentian citizens, only to be exposed when Arley Gill, publicly commended Gonsalves for assisting Grenada with loans over the past few months.
Arley Gill sees the amounts as loans,and desribes them as such, Gonsalves says they are not loans, GONSALVES quit the twisting and turning and downright lies. This was a loan by SVG to Grenada.
This was not unreasonable criticism by Vincentian citizens, and certainly not unreasonable criticism by the PSU.
The problem I have is in trying to prove the truth of what GONSALVES writes, I personally believe little of what GONSALVES writes or speaks, because he is a known and self confessed liar.
The Public Service Union (PSU) in SVG criticized Gonsalves for lending Grenada money to pay civil servants, saying that this was money that should have been used to pay Vincentian public servants an increase. They are quite right, why should our workers take second place to Grenadian workers, even if the amount was split equally it would of been more digestible.
Remember these transactions were done in a secret and sneaky way.
Wherever this money came from, if it was earmarked for SVG and we were responsible to repay it, it was a loan by us. Just quit the crap and spin on words.
We note your explanation GONSALVES and reject it as crap.
The length of time this facility has been in place, as you say since 1983, has no bearing whatsoever on this matter.
GONSALVES, you said “Last year, September 2011, the Minister of Finance of the government of Grenada requested permission from you to use of $5 million of St Vincent and the Grenadines' allocation at the ECCB. I gave permission for this to be done on the undertaking that the monies be replenished in five months time; the replenishment was done by Grenada. In July 2012, a similar request was made of me by Grenada in the sum of $4.5 million to be replenished before the end of October 2012. I again acceded to Grenada's request,”
GONSALVES I don't believe a word of what you write, I think it is just another bunch of lies. I believe that Grenada wanted to borrow money from SVG and you came up the formula of using the ECCU fund that was allocated to SVG. I think you were shocked when Arley Gill exposed this situation publicly for the first time, your little secret is out.
We also know your not adverse to putting you name to the written word such as the 2004 teachers contract, knowing it to be unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable. Since you did that, I cannot trust anything that you write and put your name to.
GONSALVES, you say that "Grenada is not the first or only member-state of the ECCU to which St Vincent and the Grenadines has extended a helping hand in their time of extreme fiscal distress". How dare you, you arrogant little fat man, you have been lending money to other states without telling the Vincentian people.
You further said “I had never, hitherto, made such help publicly known since I consider it to be a solemn unspoken obligation of solidarity with other member-states of the ECCU. That is part of what a currency union is about!”. How dare you come forward and admit such a thing. Its no wonder that worker sometimes cannot get paid on time, sometimes going unpaid for weeks and months. With Kingstown traders owed between $40 and $60 million and can't get paid. Some sixty farmers that cannot get paid for their land at Argyle, taken for the airport. A hospital that cannot treat people because of no drugs or dressings. And you GONSALVES are using our money as if its your own to do what you wish with, without any reference to the people.
GONSALVES, I personally consider you a scoundrel, a liar and the worst thing that ever happened to the Vincentian people.
Remember GONSALVES, you told us that your here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop, that dreadful Grenadian MARXIST very dead piece of crap..
BYRON-COX, it seems to me that you continue to be jerk who supports GONSALVES regardless of what he does or says.
COX you MARXIST pratt, are you that stupid that you don't understand that SVG is broke, bankrupt, skint. Unable to pay poor fund on time, unable to pay government workers on time and sometimes months late. Vincentian traders and suppliers owed between $40 and $60 million and can't get paid. Some sixty farmers that cannot get paid for their land at Argyle, taken for the airport. A hospital that cannot treat people because of no drugs or dressings.
If we were Trinidad or even Barbados, with some cash flow, great, lend money and help whoever you can. When you haven't got money and you lend money that should be used on your own citizens, that is a criminal and immoral act, its a disgrace.
It is an established fact that GONSALVES is a liar, I believe he is a serial liar, unable to tell a lie from the truth, unable to tell right from wrong. GONSALVES told us himself that he tells lies, he said it, his own words not mine.
I am beginning to believe we would be better off with a 'worthless dirty dog' than GONSALVES. That is one of GONSALVES favorite phrases when describing some Vincentian citizens.
BYRON-COX, it was thinking of you that prompted me to write the above to GONSALVES. Like him the world would be a better place without you.
COX seeing as you and GONSALVES want to fund Grenada whilst Vincentian's cannot afford to feed their children and in many cases, send them to school. You keep bragging about how much you earn in your cushy UN job, well lets see you and GONSALVES write a personal cheque for a Million US Dollars each and give it to Grenada.
NOW BIG MOUTH, LETS SEE YOU DO THAT.
Do you think we care a damn about praise you mound on GONSALVES? that is only comrade supporting comrade, a communist thing. Do you really think that anyone respects what you say anymore? Or even what you think.
COX you may have the cunning of a fox, but your intelligence is zilch.
Dr. Gonsalves don't worry about the criticisms by idiots such as Steve Huggins (who incidentally seem to need an eye operation in Cuba since he needed to write in caps). Idiots like him are all over the Caribbean with their backward and foolish mentality. In Dominica we have our fair share of these morons. In fact not too long ago Dominica did the same for the island of Anguilla and we are very thankful for the assistance the SVG gave to us during our time of need and stand ready to return the favour if and whenever needed. Luckily for us the majority of our citizens are getting educated and are elevating themselves from this level of backwardness, ignorance and plain stupidy. The cold war is over Mr. Huggins (in case you didn't notice). Get off Cuba's back fool!!!! Congrats again Dr. Gonsales. You and other leaders such as Roosevelt Skerrit will surely be recorded among the greatest leaders our region has ever know when its history is being rewritten.
Marcus Bolton and Kate, Thanks.
I observed your contributions, and couldn't help but recognize and admire the stark contrast in your submission qualities when compared with MUTT and JEFF. (Somme call them Bud and Lou).
Mutt and Jeff have political axes to grind, and I am sure that you and the other readers easily recognize this.
Steve Huggins is usually cool, but Dr Byron -Cox certainly got under his skin this time.
It's strange, but when one becomes so ignorantly and needlessly enraged, they lose all sense of self-control, and this is what we just witnessed with Steven Huggins and Brian Alexander (PETER).
These guys have lost every ounce of reason and logic which they may have possessed, and don't even realize that the objective reader sees through and through them.
MARCUS BOLTUP-STITCHUP or whatever you want to call yourself. Your just another subscriber to GONSALVES idiocy.
History is already written day by day, every piece of crap that GONSALVES has presented and subjected us to is already recorded. Some of the credible and good things he has done are dwarfed by the bad things.
Its quite a laugh really that the GONSALVES filth brigade has gone into top gear to try and counteract his stupidity in recent matters, Gonsalves being a major contributor towards the imposing of visa requirements by Canada, and lending state money when our state is bankrupt.
As for remarks made by STEVE HUGGINS about CUBA. CUBA has physically and militarily directly attacked countries in the Caribbean. Trained funded and armed rebels and revolutionaries to try and overthrow democratically elected governments. And taken foreign students at their universities and trained them as political sleepers, waiting to overthrow a government at sometime in the future. Some of those sleepers have been activated and are now in powerful political positions throughout the Caribbean and South America.
So MARCUS SHUTUP, shut up and sling your hook.
Perhaps you would like to directly comment on this?
IN 2001, PRIME MINISTER RALPH E. GONSALVES ISSUED OR CAUSED TO BE ISSUED A DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT TO A VINCENTIAN CANADIAN MAN CALLED REUBEN MORGAN, HE WAS NEITHER A DIPLOMAT OR EMPLOYED BY THE SVG GOVERNMENT. SUBSEQUENTLY IN 2004, MORGAN WAS ARRESTED AT A LONDON AIRPORT CARRYING A KILO OF COCAINE IN HIS LUGGAGE, HE WAS TRAVELING ON THE VERY SAME DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT THAT GONSALVES HAD APPROVED OR ISSUED TO HIM.
SEE THE LIKENESS
Fidel Castro talking of his beliefs, "I am a Marxist Leninist and I will be one until the last day of my life".
Fidel Castro talking about Cuba's universities, "the universities are available only to those who share my revolutionary beliefs"
Fidel Castro talking about finances, "capitalism is using its money; we socialists throw it away".
Fidel Castro describing himself, "I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ".
Apparently, Peter, ah mean Brian Alexander is a KNOW-IT-ALL.
Apparently, someone who has not bypassed Primary School is smarter than Dr Richard Byron-Cox.
Apparently, the empty barrel, Brian Alexander, is more intelligent than Dr Ralph GONSALVES.
Apparently, the dunce Brian Alexander is smarter than Marcus Bolton.
Apparently, the DUMBO Brian Alexander knows stuff that Ian Francis is unaware of.
Apparently, the imbecile, Brian Alexander wants to school Professor Wellington Ramos.
Apparently, this dimwit Brian Alexander has fanciful hallucinations of out-writing me.
Beware Brian Alexander from Stubbs, (PH Veira) I have a Black Belt in writing, and will not he held responsible for hurting you.
D. Markie Spring:
Marcus Bolton, are you serious?
Let me encourage Marcus to get to know who Steve Huggins is, before he classed him as an ‘idiot,’ ‘fool’ and ‘moron,’ and other ill names.
Marcus, do you know that ‘debate’ in its definition does not observe or encourage ‘name calling.’
Marcus indifferent is not inferior!
You wrote a paragraph full of praises and errors; you said three things - Steve Huggins is an ‘idiot,’ ‘fool’ and ‘moron – an error.’ You sang praises to Gonsalves and Dominica did the same thing - praises. Imagine the hallow structure of your writing.
You wrote so many words, yet, you did not say anything. You have not convinced me or anyone else that Gonsalves is right nor have you convinced me and others that Steve Huggins is incorrect in his statements. A debate is an argument or discussion that allows Marcus Bolton to respectfully disagree with another while submitting a better argument to the topic discussed!
Readers, do the statements submitted by Marcus Bolton have the ingredients of a debate?