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Letter: Kamla and Keith

August 5, 2015
Letter: Kamla and Keith As he left his posh gated residence in Goodwood Park to join with fellow candidate Young at the Emancipation Day celebrations in Port of Spain, Keith must have felt a level of discomfort. This well cultured intellectual with great oratorical skills had to subject himself to the heat and an unfamiliar...

Letter: A message to Vincentian Rastafarians

August 4, 2015
Letter: A message to Vincentian Rastafarians I wrote this as a warning to Vincentian Rastafarians not to vote ULP. Why? Because Gonsalves has made promises to you, he took some of you to Ethiopia; he also spoke with you about weed. Gonsalves has said on more than one occasion that he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop. 

Letter: Reform, revamp and support the Royal Grenada Police Force

August 4, 2015
Letter: Reform, revamp and support the Royal Grenada Police Force The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is in a state of serious crisis. Following the victory of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) in July 2008 Tillman Thomas embarked on a policy to de-politicize the RGPF. As minister of national security former prime minister Thomas made a deliberate effort to ensure...

Letter: Don't get faked-out by the aristocrat Allen Chastanet

August 3, 2015
Letter: Don't get faked-out by the aristocrat Allen Chastanet I have deliberately stayed out of the ongoing certificate stories for a deep dive in the Caribbean Sea and spend a few days on the water. Allay, to the rescue appear two fresh-minted certificates. That’s a big accomplishment if pundits are expected to eat their words for a half-baked Castries mulatto.

Letter: The Trinidad PM's interview

August 3, 2015
Letter: The Trinidad PM's interview Friday was a day of contrasts. I spend part of the day listening to a presentation by students of Florida State University, my son included, and their critiques. It was refreshing to once again be surrounded by intelligent people discussing issues based on facts and data rather than feelings. It reminded me...

Open Letter to the Searchlight newspaper in St Vincent

August 3, 2015
I have a responsibility as a Garifuna individual to act in the best interest of all my people. The Garifuna organizations that I represent, namely the United Garifuna Association Inc. and the Garifuna Nation, are organizations with the mandate to do all and whatever we can possibly...

Letter: Garifuna politics, Vincy-style

August 1, 2015
Letter: Garifuna politics, Vincy-style The headline of the July 31, 2015, Searchlight newspaper in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) reads “Garifuna Politics,” a reference to the visit to our country of a Garifuna delegation headed by Professor Wellington Ramos, vice president of the United Garifuna Association, to discuss the promise...

Letter: Cuba-St Lucia trade relations

July 31, 2015
Letter: Cuba-St Lucia trade relations I was pleased to read in your news release of July 30 that Cuba and St Lucia signed a trade agreement that will deepen existing bilateral relations and examine future trade opportunities between our countries. I presume that St Lucia, through our ambassador to Cuba, is taking full advantage of...

Letter: Russia invades St Vincent with stealth and dynasty collaboration between 2002 and 2015

July 30, 2015
Letter: Russia invades St Vincent with stealth and dynasty collaboration between 2002 and 2015 The two main players in the 1979 Grenada revolution was Russia and Cuba. They introduced the rest of the world’s scum like Iran, North Korea, the East European communist countries of that time, Vietnam and just about every communist country the world could offer, as a backing to Maurice Bishop.

Letter: Questions for the prime minister

July 30, 2015
Letter: Questions for the prime minister It has been reported that the prime minister intends to be interviewed on CNMG. If this is in fact so The Democratic Party of Trinidad & Tobago will like the Honourable Prime Minister to answer the following five questions which we consider fundamental to her being considered for re-election.

Poets Corner: Screams!

July 30, 2015
Poets Corner: Screams! All the world’s problems Can be attributed to men They come from one source The fatherless curse 89% of fatherless children End up pregnant, on gun charges or in the system Most times in Belize men are perpetrators of this mayhem Domestic violence, socially deviant, some become gangster and thugs...

Letter: Rowley's race to defeat

July 29, 2015
Letter: Rowley's race to defeat With just about 40 days to go before general elections in Trinidad and Tobago, the opposition is beginning to stir up a campaign of hate that is clearly aimed at dividing the country on racial lines. Recent utterances on their public platforms give the impression that Rowley’s People’s National Movement...

Letter: They stole us. They sold us. They owe us!

July 28, 2015
Letter: They stole us. They sold us. They owe us! I once wrote about Antonio Gonsalves, the Portuguese sea captain from Madiera who captured the African men and shackled them, taking them to Portugal. That was the very beginning of the African Atlantic slave trade. The Gonsalves family are the forerunners of the Atlantic African slave trade.

Letter: Choices

July 27, 2015
Letter: Choices Trinidad and Tobago, this relatively small island with a population of a bit over one million is a true diamond in the rough, very rough. Our roads all together are less than that of a major city. Our services for the entire island can be compared to a few city blocks. Yet in this small island we cannot deal...

Letter: Sexual intimidation and harassment within the NNP government in Grenada

July 27, 2015
Letter: Sexual intimidation and harassment within the NNP government in Grenada There is a connection between the breakdown of Grenadian families and the many social ills. One of those social problems is the unemployment situation, and because of it our young girls are facing a daunting array of problems, caused mostly by poverty and unemployment. While this link is better...

Poets Corner: Under the Breadfruit Tree

July 27, 2015
Poets Corner: Under the Breadfruit Tree Pot of water boiling, smile plastered on her face, Bursting into a cackle now and then, At the joyous thoughts, the fond remembrances, the warm feelings, Of those unforgettable breadfruit filled days, She peeled the breadfruit, What should she make today? Would it be a breadfruit salad, stuffed...

Letter: Is the aristocrat Allen Chastanet the unrepentant sinner on his throne?

July 25, 2015
Letter: Is the aristocrat Allen Chastanet the unrepentant sinner on his throne? Carnival was pleasing to the eye; what I saw is not something I can see and have on a normal day. The ladies were eye popping. The boys and I had a great time in the sidewalk band. Ole mass was the best political statement I have seen in a while. The sidewalk bank enjoyed “Emma Hold DE PM Post 4 Days”.

Poets Corner: Keyren and Nora

July 25, 2015
Poets Corner: Keyren and Nora Keyren kills but police said no murder… Dickie said she ought not to have been charged But instead brought up on a coroner’s inquest What about all the police reports for future reference? She has since been charged for manslaughter Weh happen to the human rights lawyers? This sister ought not...

Letter: Growth is the key

July 24, 2015
Letter: Growth is the key The prime minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell went on a recent visit to North America and Europe. From published articles, he met Grenadians in both New York, USA; Toronto, Canada, and in Hammersmith, London, England. Unfortunately for me, I was one of those invited to his London talk, followed by...

Letter: Black snakes and life in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2015

July 24, 2015
Letter: Black snakes and life in St Vincent and the Grenadines in 2015 In October 1985 a man named Ralph Gonsalves wrote “…perhaps the most lasting aspect of his life work has been the immense contribution he has made to our country’s political education and the political maturation of our people. Though, he was no Leninist insurrectionary McIntosh turned his face...

Letter: Sir Louis Straker family research project

July 23, 2015
Letter: Sir Louis Straker family research project I am trying to carry out research for a documentary named ‘From Red to Black to Red’ featuring the family tree of Sir Louis Hilton Straker, his predecessors and ancestors. I am very interested in particular information about the family from two generations prior to one Nanny Straker until today.

Letter: Slavery was the West's first racially integrated institution

July 23, 2015
Letter: Slavery was the West's first racially integrated institution As usual, this year’s emancipation celebrations will present the same worn-out tale of how our “innocent” and “defenseless” African ancestors were “brutalized” by the “wicked” white people. Africans in the West take it for granted that slavery was a strictly white versus black affair. However, did you know that...

Letter: Burn the box

July 22, 2015
Letter: Burn the box Once you get used to thinking outside the box, you soon realize that you do not need the box anymore. You can burn the box. The mere existence of the box as a cozy and inviting instrument of suppression beckons you to return to it like an early morning warm bed and prohibits man’s natural quest...

Letter: Tag team Ryan and Farrell

July 22, 2015
Letter: Tag team Ryan and Farrell Within recent times the People's National Movement (PNM) strategy team came to the conclusion that they cannot campaign against Kamla Persad Bissessar on the merits of delivery and performance. They grudgingly admitted that the country had developed by leaps and bounds during the short space of...

Letter: The dangers of allowing country leaders to practice nepotism

July 21, 2015
Letter: The dangers of allowing country leaders to practice nepotism When PM Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines started to involve his family into Vincentian politics, I must admit it worried me considerably, still does.  He has made his cousin Julian Francis year after year a senator on behalf of the Unity Labour Party [ULP] government, also made him...

Open Letter to Yana Auguste: A victim of gender -based violence

July 21, 2015
This is my first open letter and some of the most personal feelings I have ever expressed in writing. Your death caused me deep despair and grief, as have so many brutal assaults on other young women in the past. Though I have never met you, many people have expressed...

Letter: SVG, when enigma creates positional vertigo!

July 20, 2015
Letter: SVG, when enigma creates positional vertigo! The funny thing about a revolution is that if you don’t stop spinning, you can pick up speed and spin out of control into a tailspin, create a whirlpool in water, or open a space/time continuum in a science fiction movie. In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), we have had the much touted talk of...

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