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Letter: Renaming streets

March 4, 2015
Letter: Renaming streets I must say that I could not disagree more with Gerry Hopkin, whose article on the renaming of streets and the true meaning of independence appears in the March 2nd issue. By all means name streets to honour our heroes, but they must be new streets or those that had not previously been named...

Letter: Diatribe amplifies the PPP's tactics to block an Afro-Guyanese from being elected president in Guyana

March 4, 2015
Letter: Diatribe amplifies the PPP's tactics to block an Afro-Guyanese from being elected president in Guyana Vishnu Bisram, a Queens-based pseudo pollster, in a letter published in the Guyana Times on March 1, 2015, alleged that I’m a racist because I established that his party – the PPP – traditionally practices racism against Afro-Guyanese but pretends to love us at election time.

Letter: The dark side of tourism: Lessons for Argyle Airport

March 3, 2015
Letter: The dark side of tourism: Lessons for Argyle Airport The World Bank lists St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) as one of the least popular holiday destinations in the world with only 74,000 overnight tourist visitors in 2012. We are also at the bottom of barrel when Caribbean cruise ship arrivals are also counted. Our nearby tourist competitors...

Letter: Save Our Sisters (SOS), Inc.

March 3, 2015
Letter: Save Our Sisters (SOS), Inc. Save Our Sisters (SOS) Inc, an NGO, that was established as of January 15, 2015, to help combat the violence against women in St Vincent and the Grenadines and other regions has been officially approved by the US Federal Government as a 501c3 organization that can receive tax deductible contributions.

Letter: Scientific Socialism

March 2, 2015
Letter: Scientific Socialism I read with great interest the excellent letter in Caribbean News Now from Nigel X. Huggins entitled “The path to modern day scientific socialism in the Caribbean”. It is perfectly true that most of us are unaware of being led into a better life, myself included. Now Nigel has made us aware.

Letter: No to IADB office in residential community in Jamaica

March 2, 2015
Letter: No to IADB office in residential community in Jamaica I have noted with alarm the grand ground breaking ceremony led by the Prime Minister of Jamaica, Mrs Simpson-Miller, and a sign erected by the Inter-American Development Bank (IADB), signaling that they will be constructing their offices on a lot of land on Montrose Road, near to Vale Royal.

Open letter to DPP: Break your silence on the 2010 Tivoli Gardens massacre

March 2, 2015
At least 76 people were killed in 2010 during the security forces operations in Tivoli Gardens/West Kingston and nearly five years later the Bureau of Special Investigations whom you rely on for criminal investigations has yet to present you with a report for possible prosecution.

Letter: The path to modern day scientific socialism in the Caribbean

February 28, 2015
Letter: The path to modern day scientific socialism in the Caribbean Most Caribbeans are unaware that their governments are gradually leading them into a better life, a life of equality and better times. It’s only a socialist government that can take you there; it’s only a socialist government that can carry the flag on your behalf. Remarkable leaders like Ralph E. Gonsalves...

Letter: Technical investigation reveals your government is working for you by spying on you

February 28, 2015
Letter: Technical investigation reveals your government is working for you by spying on you Do you have a Trinidad and Tobago government desktop or laptop computer? Then you are being spied upon. Based on technical investigation into government laptops using three independent Linux operating systems and radio wave I was able to control the anti thief tracking system.

Letter: Keith Mitchell an honest politician

February 27, 2015
Letter: Keith Mitchell an honest politician Many people cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in the candidates of their choice, so what should the qualities of characteristics be for a good political leader to possess in Grenada? Some believe credibility is important, a credible political leader is one who gains people’s trust.

Letter: The insight and genius of Sir James Mitchell

February 26, 2015
Letter: The insight and genius of Sir James Mitchell I recently read a pre-election pamphlet written by Sir James Mitchell in 2010. It is quite amazing the insight of the man and the relevance of what he wrote then, to what is happening today. I believe that Sir James was somewhat of a genius in capturing what we are experiencing in 2015 in 2010.

Letter: No more protesting

February 26, 2015
Letter: No more protesting The protesting that began in Ferguson, Missouri should have ended before it started. The protesting started because of police brutality and focused on a young black man by the name of Michael Brown in that area. The young black male was unarmed when the cop shot and killed him.

Letter: Appeal for information concerning elderly male missing in St Kitts

February 25, 2015
Letter: Appeal for information concerning elderly male missing in St Kitts I am writing an appeal to your public to find my father, who is missing on the island of St Kitts. I am writing from my home in London, I am the youngest daughter of three to my father, and we are all very concerned. Leroy Bancroft Linton is 71 years old; he owns a property on the Shadwell site.

Letter: Lessons from Trinidad and Tobago for Argyle International Airport

February 24, 2015
Letter: Lessons from Trinidad and Tobago for Argyle International Airport St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is in some ways a miniature version of the twin-island state of Trinidad and Tobago (T/T) even though the latter nation is much larger in area (5,128 square kilometres) and population (1.4 million people) than SVG (389 square kilometres and 110,000 people).

Poets Corner: The Bubo Scandiacus

February 24, 2015
Poets Corner: The Bubo Scandiacus My feathered friend from the frigid Antarctican end, Sitting on a cirrus cloud in the Terra Australis posing wondering when, My dear feathered friend Armstrong née Stockholm With his black and white feathers shall depart into the skies and roam. Dotted yellow eyes searching the icy lands dressed in...

Letter: Mr Speaker, that's ah lie!

February 23, 2015
Letter: Mr Speaker, that's ah lie! On many occasions I have heard the word lie or lying used in the parliament of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). However, the 2015 budget session had me laughing because of the use of the word lie and the fracas that happened thereafter. The Merriam Webster dictionary defines “Lie” as...

Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands

February 23, 2015
Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands In a speech on national television, Venezuela’s President Maduro reports that the air defence areas of the country have been expanded beyond the Windward Islands all the way up to St Maarten. President Nicolas Maduro, said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Dutch Antilles.

Letter: National unity in SVG under a monochromatic leadership

February 21, 2015
Letter: National unity in SVG under a monochromatic leadership The ULP’s seeming aversion to the national flag is not, I believe, that the flag does not have red – but that too, I’m sure – but more that it has yellow. “The Treachery of Images” is a famous painting, by Rene Magritte. It is a picture of a pipe, and below the pipe, Magritte wrote, “This is not a pipe.”

Letter: The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada

February 21, 2015
Letter: The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada If it were an episode of Mission Impossible it would begin with Jim being provided with a small disc with instructions sounding a bit like this: “Your mission, Jim, should you accept, is to proceed to Mon Rush with a front end loader, scrape a load of gravel off the ground and place it into a nearby truck.

Poets Corner: Impressions

February 21, 2015
Poets Corner: Impressions Going into municipal elections There is lots of speculation about taxation In the PUP there are clear divisions Three distinct factions The Fonseca faction and the Brecenio faction Then how will the party deal with the Tulio situation People in the UDP are looking forward to by-elections...

Letter: Did the NIS reiterate the rules in case the SVG government rapes and pillages it again?

February 20, 2015
Letter: Did the NIS reiterate the rules in case the SVG government rapes and pillages it again? The government of St Vincent and the Grenadines made some strange announcement regarding the National Insurance Services [NIS] on Wednesday, February 17, 2015. I say strange because the statement was posted by the government on the government website. Yet the website article states...

Letter: Fifty Shades of Trinidad and Tobago Politics

February 20, 2015
Letter: Fifty Shades of Trinidad and Tobago Politics One can safely wager that the 2015 general elections in Trinidad and Tobago will be overwhelming in its cynicism, propaganda, arrogance and secret revelations. It is not often that campaigns are so candid about its determination to divide the electorate, appeal to narrow sectarian interests.

Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada

February 19, 2015
Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada The entire English-speaking Caribbean and members of CARICOM should speak out vociferously and condemn the shameful and embarrassing situation that occurred in St Kitts and Nevis following the general elections on February 16, 2015. Denzil Douglas, Wingrove George and the...

Open Letter to St Kitts-Nevis Prime Minister Elect Dr Hon. Timothy Harris

February 19, 2015
The last 24 months in St Kitts and Nevis have seen unprecedented political and legal wrangling, much of which has caused our nation, particularly young persons, to question the principles being espoused and precedents being set by our nation. Among the issues were three...

Letter: HSBC in Switzerland - naming names

February 18, 2015
Letter: HSBC in Switzerland - naming names Maintaining a Swiss bank account isn’t illegal and doesn’t necessarily indicate that the account holder is doing anything wrong. Still, the immense quantities of money being held offshore by individuals and government entities from the Caribbean and South America, which all struggle with...

Poets Corner: Shoulders of Giants

February 18, 2015
Poets Corner: Shoulders of Giants Sick and tired of people talking black Trying to put a brand on black As if the only representation of black is dreadlocks Jamaican patwaah and pot Kwanza, literature, speeches and dance hall, reggae and hip-hop The region has forty million blacks When will the discussion start on that?

Letter: The ULP Collective in St Vincent and the Grenadines

February 17, 2015
Letter: The ULP Collective in St Vincent and the Grenadines In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), the Unity Labour Party (ULP) Collective sits in its ivory tower and rains down bombs on the silent majority. They then insist it’s all cotton candy, all the while inflecting pain on the nation with a crocodile smile! In 2001, we were to move from...

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