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Letter: Mitchell embarrasses The Bahamas once again

January 23, 2017
Letter: Mitchell embarrasses The Bahamas once again The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) denounces and condemns, in the strongest of terms, the Bahamas ministry of foreign affairs’ dangerous and unbalanced rant against one of the most recognised and renowned human rights advocates in the world. We are not sure who...

Letter: Do not trust Russia

January 23, 2017
Letter: Do not trust Russia Does President Trump trust Communist Russia, but distrust our intelligence agencies? Will Trump stand up to Russia, an adversary of the US, a country that wants to spread its Communist totalitarianism to Europe, the Middle East and North America? Trump might be hesitant to admit Russia...

Poets Corner: Jim Crow

January 23, 2017
Poets Corner: Jim Crow Belizean version of the Jim Crow Keeping the people stupid is the mantra of Barrow Not making them be fully cognizant  Treating you like 3/5 cause you are ignorant It’s not racism but shows bias Belize reconstructs colonialism like fiberglass State imposed apartheid and imperialism...

Letter: Can I get two Ubaldus?

January 21, 2017
Letter: Can I get two Ubaldus? I am not amused by the new $700 “legal tender for the payment of sex” featuring Senator Dr Ubaldus “Dick” Raymond, minister in the ministry of finance. If that was not enough, standing in line at the drug store, the new lingo for purchasing Enhance or Viagra is "Can I get two Ubaldus".

Letter: Should we fear a terrorist attack more than the volcano at Argyle? Part 1

January 20, 2017
Letter: Should we fear a terrorist attack more than the volcano at Argyle? Part 1 Following Vinciman’s statement about Argyle Airport “Our greatest fear is La Soufriere volcano, and even so, we just go about our business as usual, like ... it doesn’t even exist.” -- a new statement has now been made about terrorism. Vinciman the ULP, government and family dynasty...

Letter: Cuba's tourism rollercoaster: Lessons for Argyle Airport

January 19, 2017
Letter: Cuba's tourism rollercoaster: Lessons for Argyle Airport Cuba is the best Caribbean example why it was economically foolhardy to build an international airport at Argyle without either a surge or steady increase in tourists flying here, combined with firm guarantees from developers to build hospitality facilities in response to this upswing or continuous growth.

Letter: Tamana InTech is no Irish Shannon

January 19, 2017
Letter: Tamana InTech is no Irish Shannon In a recent article of mine in this space, entitled “Knowledge, Innovation and Economic Development”, I wrote that “Continued economic development in a developing country is based on the import of knowledge, technology, by its people, by its R&D organisation, to produce new and creative products...

Letter: Ah Wey Do Dem II

January 18, 2017
Letter: Ah Wey Do Dem II Cornelius ‘Poorsah’ Williams is one of the most prolific calypsonians in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). He gave us social commentary hits like, “Mouth in me momma”, “Jumbie Leggo”, “In ah Hole”, “Wild Cherry”, “Take your time”, and “Inside Job” to name a few. But wait! Haul and Pull up!

Letter: Keith Mitchell continues to flip-flop - Part 2

January 18, 2017
Letter: Keith Mitchell continues to flip-flop - Part 2 The people of Grenada who are not happy with the performance of the Mitchell-led NNP government, should file for divorce come next election. Keith C. Mitchell before becoming prime minister of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, served as minister of works in the Blaize government.

Letter: Nazim Burke: A genius with a right plan - Part 1

January 17, 2017
Letter: Nazim Burke: A genius with a right plan - Part 1 Senator Victor Nazim Gordon Burke, according to his supporters, “is a political genius and a good leader, with a right plan, because he knows how to be political and get things done, while remaining humble and more importantly human, a good and capable leader”. This senator and leader of...

Letter: Concern over crime in Dominica

January 17, 2017
Letter: Concern over crime in Dominica The People’s Party of Dominica (PPOD) is compelled to address the serious impact of crime on the well being of Dominica and Dominicans. Just last week, we were exposed to the news of the grisly murder of Valda Rose Laville in Loubiere. Valda succumbed due to multiple lacerations...

Letter: Future is female seeks to create a new reality for Trinidad and Tobago

January 16, 2017
Letter: Future is female seeks to create a new reality for Trinidad and Tobago You have to want it so badly that nothing else matters. To represent your country you have to want it even more. You have to have a strong mind. Olympic and elite level sport is about constant improvement otherwise you will be left behind. In the context of women and Olympic sport, Trinidad...

Letter: After the hullabaloo at the AIA opening - then what?

January 16, 2017
Letter: After the hullabaloo at the AIA opening - then what? The big news in St Vincent and the Grenadines is the wolf-criers have announced a new date for the opening of the Argyle International Airport. This official announcement has made it approximately ten or more times the wolf-criers have official announcements and dates for the...

Letter: When talking of Argyle, our greatest fear is La Soufriere Volcano

January 14, 2017
Letter: When talking of Argyle, our greatest fear is La Soufriere Volcano The Unity Labour Party, or/and the government, or/and the comrade, or/and the family dynasty employ a man to trawl the internet looking for comments about any of the foregoing names or entities. If those comments are damaging to the foregoing names or entities, even if true, this man will...

Letter: Cut Floyd Seymour some slack and 'get over it'

January 14, 2017
Letter: Cut Floyd Seymour some slack and 'get over it' In response to the statement made regarding the appointment of Floyd Seymour as chief executive officer of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) National Health Insurance Plan (NHIP), I say it is time to “get over it”. As a people we like to find fault for no reason at all. Yet In fairness to Mike Misick...

Letter: Solutions: The Diversification Package Part I

January 13, 2017
Letter: Solutions: The Diversification Package Part I This is the third of a series of articles dedicated towards outlining a path for a new governance structure for Trinidad and Tobago. In my last letter, we looked at the economy and suggested diversification through privatization partnerships with government thus minimizing its control of state enterprises.

Letter: Selection of 13th senator in Belize

January 13, 2017
Letter: Selection of 13th senator in Belize The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) acknowledges the selection of the 13th senator and thereby congratulates the NGO community, as well as all other civil society players, in particular the BNTU, for without their proactive efforts, it is certain the Barrow administration would have...

Poets Corner: Poverty

January 13, 2017
Poets Corner: Poverty Poverty is a European terminology Indexes they have set for developing countries After doing the academic researches They have exploited strategies Creating yardsticks to enhance their riches Exploiting the resources of smaller countries Who don’t have the technologies To compete with...

Letter: Lessons from Barbados for Argyle Airport

January 12, 2017
Letter: Lessons from Barbados for Argyle Airport Perhaps the best regional two-case comparative evidence that Argyle International Airport (AIA) will fail to meet its tourism expectations because there was no compelling reason for its construction is a side-by-side assessment of tourism and allied features in Barbados with the mainland of...

Letter: Petrotrin - a mechanism to reward the OWTU

January 12, 2017
Letter: Petrotrin - a mechanism to reward the OWTU The OWTU (the majority union at Petrotrin, Trinidad and Tobago's locally owned oil company) has obtained an interim settlement of five percent for the first two years of the period 2011-2014, which leaves the back-pay for this time yet to be paid. Negotiations for the remaining year and the...

Letter: Lies and flip flopping; time for Lennox Linton to put up or shut up!

January 11, 2017
Letter: Lies and flip flopping; time for Lennox Linton to put up or shut up! On CBS’s 60 Minutes this exchange between Steve Kroft and Lennox Linton occurred: Steve Kroft: “Do you have to come and live in Dominica?” Lennox Linton: “No. No. You don’t even have to come to Dominica to get the citizenship. You pay the money from wherever you are.”

Letter: Human Development (An extract from Foreign Direct Investment 2017)

January 11, 2017
Letter: Human Development (An extract from Foreign Direct Investment 2017) The progress of any country, nation, society is driven by its human resource and the development of such; its citizenry, its people, its skills and talents. Noting that, growth industries and job creation are as a direct result of investment in ideas, and the only true source of ideas is the human being.

Letter: The dirty linen of passports for cash in Dominica

January 10, 2017
Letter: The dirty linen of passports for cash in Dominica In the wake of the January 1, 2017, edition of CBS News 60 Minutes which featured comments from me in a story dubbed “Passports for Sale”, the prime minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerrit has led a disgraceful campaign of lies, deception and propaganda to discredit, demonize and...

Letter: Construction does not grow an economy

January 10, 2017
Letter: Construction does not grow an economy There is a view in certain quarters, which apparently includes the Trinidad and Tobago government, that one way of recovering from the current recession, due to the fall in foreign exchange income to the country, is for the government to spend on construction to stimulate the economy.

Letter: SEC seeks public feedback from anyone with knowledge of Puerto Rico bond fraud

January 9, 2017
Letter: SEC seeks public feedback from anyone with knowledge of Puerto Rico bond fraud Numerous individuals have come forward over the past year to testify about the massive amount of alleged financial fraud taking place in Puerto Rico. Below is a brief list of the accusations made regarding these activities. Billions of dollars is unaccounted for within the Puerto Rico Electric...

Letter: A constitutional shot at government

January 9, 2017
Letter: A constitutional shot at government The communities in Trinidad and Tobago, and indeed the Caribbean, deserve a constitutional shot at government. Not every citizen wants to lead; not everyone can handle governing themselves or others; but, the intelligentsia, the leaders on the ground, deserve a shot. Here are seven reasons why.

Letter: The Mitchell-led NNP government is delivering for Grenada

January 7, 2017
Letter: The Mitchell-led NNP government is delivering for Grenada After reading your published articled entitled: “Why do Grenadians trust the British Privy Council but are afraid of British modern laws” by Hudson George, I decided to take up his (George’s) challenge to write an article on how I see the politics playing out in Grenada at this moment in time.

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