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Letter: Camillo Gonsalves, what he left out, what he left in, do the hokey-pokey and turn around
Published on March 20, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

In an open letter Camillo Gonsalves said, "I have lived in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines; attended primary and secondary school in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines."

But he left all the following out.

June 12th 1972, Birth of Camillo Montgomery “Milo” Gonsalves, Philadelphia, USA, of a Jamaican mother 'Sonya' and Vincentian father Ralph E. Gonsalves.

His early schooling was in Jamaica, where he attended the Priory School and the Wolmers High School. [Both upper and middle class fee paying schools for the privileged child]

March 1995 to August 1996, [aged 23 to 24 years] He was a journalist at an African-American local newspaper 'The Philadelphia Tribune, who had a circulation of about 200,000, small by American standards.' [Described in the UN Press Release as art director, writer and copy editor (March 1995 to August 1996) of The Philadelphia Tribune. Ref: UN Press Release]

October 1997, [aged 25 yrs] Camillo described himself as editor in chief and publisher of a US government owned magazine for the Ministry of Information. Ref: UN Press Release

1998 [age 26 yrs] Temple University Philidelphia , where he earned his bachelor of arts degree in journalism after changing from civil engineering.

May 1999 - May 2001, [aged 27 to 29 yrs] Camillo worked at Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC. Ref: UN Press Release [Prior to being called to the Bar, he worked as an intern for Weiner Brodsky Sidman Kider PC who are a Washington, DC law firm with a national practice specializing in compliance, regulatory, transactional and litigation matters related to real estate and mortgage finance, as well as transportation concerns]

George Washington University Law School, where he earned his Juris Doctor degree [A Juris Doctor degree is a first degree, like a Bachelors degree, it’s not a terminal degree, like a PhD which happens to be the highest degree one can hope to attain in his field, even his father has an inferior law degree, his PhD is not in law either]

Norman Manley Law School he received his Legal Education Certificate from the Norman Manley Law School of the University of the Caribbean campus in Jamaica.

Master of Science Msc degree in Global Affairs from New York University (New York, NY, USA)

2001. The George Washington University Law School (J.D.) [age 29 yrs] (The US Dept of Education has stated JD and other "professional doctorates" are not research doctorates and not equivalent to the PhD. JD is therefore inferior in status, actually equivalent to a BA)

2001 Maryland: Admitted to bar. Maryland State Bar Association

September 2001 - September 2003, [aged 29 to 31 yrs] Camillo worked at Weiner Brodsky Kider PC. Ref: UN Press Release Camillo worked as a fresh attorney in the district of Maryland.

2002, Maryland: Admitted to the United States District Court for the District of Maryland (not admitted in DC).

2002-2004: According to the online news media The Washington Diplomat, Gonsalves served his government as a legal adviser from December 2002 to August 2005. [I have serious doubts about this record; I wonder who told them this]

May 2004 - September 2004 [aged 32 yrs] he worked as an attorney with Mehri & Skalet, action plaintiff lawyers litigating cases on employment discrimination, consumer protection, product liability, whistleblower, qui tam, housing and mortgage. Ref: UN Press Release [He was never a big time executive attorney in the USA]

December 2004, Jamaica, Jamaica Gleaner News: 31-year-old Camillo Gonsalves is a 'Jamerican', a former newspaper journalist and attorney qualified to practice in the United States and soon to be qualified to practice in Jamaica.

Apart from hopping between the US, Jamaica and St Vincent, where his father is from, he uses precious spare time to run a website and magazine dedicated to dancehall music. Gonsalves, known outside of the courtroom as Milo, is the publisher of Reggaematic, a glossy dossier of the fast-paced happenings inside the world of dancehall music.

From October 2004 to April 2005, [aged 32 to 33 yrs] Camillo worked at a law firm called Dunn Cox in Kingston Jamaica, where he assisted with legal research and the drafting of pleadings before the Resident Magistrates Court and Supreme Court. Ref: UN Press release

In 2005 A sudden transformation, from humble junior attorney in Jamaica to a senior appointment in the Saint and the Grenadines Government, where his father Ralph Gonsalves is Prime Minister. A cry of nepotism rang through the island and flooded the internet.

August 2005, Camillo [aged 34 yrs] was appointed senior crown counsel in the Attorney General’s Chambers. Ref: UN Press release [This was information he submitted to the UN when taking the appointment of ambassador, the dates don't match, how could he have such a job when he was not called to the Bar until October 2005? This means that he had only been an attorney for four years prior to this appointment]

October 2005, Camillo 20 Oct 05 admitted to the local bar in SVG at the High Court in Kingstown, where his father said he thought he would make a fine lawyer. [At least his father did not describe him as a fine lawyer. He said “he would make a fine lawyer” somewhat different to being one.]

According to Wikipedia, he subsequently worked as the senior crown counsel for the government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, before being appointed to diplomatic postings "in various capacities in Cuba, Venezuela, Ethiopia, South Korea, Libya and throughout the CARICOM region".  [This Wikipedia page describes him as being appointed to all these places as diplomatic postings. I don't think so; he may have visited there with his father but diplomatic postings, that's a little bit rich. This looks very much like history being created by the pen.]

2007, August 4: Louis Straker confirmed that “the eldest son of Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is to become the island's next Ambassador to the United Nations”-- Foreign Affairs Minister Sir Louis Straker.

Camillo Gonsalves, 35, an attorney by profession, is set to replace Margaret Hughes Ferrari, who has been the island's representative since 2001.

His appointment has not been officially announced, but Sir Louis confirmed his appointment in advance to the Caribbean Media Corporation.

A reluctant Sir Louis said that he had rather make a formal announcement first but could not deny that Camillo Gonsalves had been selected to the post.
Ref: Jamaica Gleaner.

November 2007, Camillo became Saint Vincent and the Grenadines' Permanent Representative to the United Nations, replacing Ambassador Margaret Hughes-Ferrari.

2007 to 2013, Permanent Representative to the United Nations.

2013, September: Camillo was appointed as a parliamentary ULP senator; he also became minister of foreign affairs.

Camillo Gonsalves I have just looked at the biography you gave the UN, there seems to be some discrepancies to the facts, perhaps you can look at what I wrote and give us some corrections. We need to know what is correct, what I wrote, what you wrote, or what you wrote for the UN.

We await your corrections, subtractions and additions.

By the way it would be nice if you could show us the document whereby you opted out of US citizenship. We need to see the actual date.

I am informed but have not confirmed such that, as US citizen, you had no diplomatic immunity in the US, is that why you could do nothing about the New York diplomatic blunder you made with the policeman?

Please spare us the spiel about how you equate yourself to President Obama and the birthing thing that you keep throwing up, just let’s sort this out so as the people know, as they have a right to know. Stop doing the hokey-pokey, it’s starting to make us all feel dizzy.

Daddy’s old friend

Peter Binose
Self appointed keeper of the whistle, and blowing hard
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zola :

A social system is not a divide and rule system.

Peter Binose:

Zola your quite right in your observations.

1. You cannot legislate the poor into prosperity by legislating the wealthy out of prosperity.

2. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.

3. The government cannot give to anybody anything that the government does not first take from somebody else.

4. You cannot multiply wealth by dividing it!

5. When half of the people get the idea that they do not have to work because the other half is going to take care of them, and when the other half gets the idea that it does no good to work because somebody else is going to get what they work for, that is the beginning of the end of any nation.

Allan Palmer:

Peter Binose, another powerful and well researched piece. There are many discrepancies in Camillo's history, but the info which suggested that Camillo Gonsalves was the legal advisor to the Government, Could it be, that daddy have been paying baby bearface the handsome salary which enabled him to play half,-scarl Play BOY.

Who taught this young man the art of lying.

Peter I tip my hat to you for another beautifully researched well written, attention grabbing article.

Peter Binose:

ALLAN, he may of inherited the trait of lying, but I would not describe it as an art by this father and son, why? because they are easily found out, they may well be liars but they are not very good at it.

I suggest like diarrhoea in the case of Camillo lying may runs in his jeans.

I really would like an explanation from Camillo about the discrepancies in dates and details, I would like to update my records.

Steve Huggins:

'king' LIAR and he 'fruit ?


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