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Letter: Ancestry - A follow-up

July 28, 2014
By the way, a belated thank you for your support and encouragement since I first appeared on this site. With regard to the “difficulties of our black brethren’s family history,” I agree with your comment but, unlike those who give up too easily, difficulties do not usually dissuade me.

Letter: Jerry George misinforms on booing at funeral service

July 28, 2014
Your news story dated Thursday July 24, 2014, under the bold caption: “St Vincent PM booed out of own constituency” is riddled with misinformation, misrepresentation, and falsehoods. Your reliance on a report from Jerry George, a well-known supporter of the opposition.

Letter: Celeo Alvarez and the finances of CABO and ODECO

July 28, 2014
I am not writing this piece for any personal gain, Belize desperately needs to prepare a cadre of youths who will succeed us. I reiterate that all countries need to register CABO, which is the only way to keep it alive and strengthen it and keep it alive with Sidney Francis as the current president.

Letter: Prime Minister Gonsalves 'lynched' in church

July 26, 2014
Elwardo Lynch hated Ralph Gonsalves; some will say he didn't, I say he did. Gonsalves had destroyed Lynch's life. After he sued Elwardo several times, the man was never the same, his whole life and attitude changed. Elwardo had been kind to Gonsalves over the years.

Letter: Peter David duped by Keith Mitchell

July 26, 2014
Peter David has become Grenada's most recognizable 'political clown' following his coronation as a card holding member of the New National Party (NNP). Blessed with a keen sense of humour, charisma and intellect, he has allegedly used his talents in a very destructive way.

Letter: The slumming of a city: A tribute to Ralph E. Gonsalves

July 25, 2014
In the mid 90, the James Mitchell's administration decided to take the needed actions to get the dense hamlets of vendors off the streets in the capital Kingstown. The reason being, the swarm of street vendors who had opened shop at various locations around the capital had transformed...

Letter: Grenada's Senator Nazim Burke was 'a pleasure'

July 25, 2014
Nazim V. Burke is a Grenadian attorney at law, economist, university lecturer and politician. He is presently engaged as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he teaches offshore financial law.

Letter: Digicel and LIME vs the people

July 24, 2014
On July 16, the Flogg Blog wrote on social media “Digicel vs the People -- Help Us, LPM. The Other Politicians Won't Talk.” I have to add LIME in there to complete the sauce. It is no secret how telecommunications companies in the Caribbean are going back to their old ways.

Letter: The cost of Argyle International Airport in St Vincent

July 24, 2014
Keeping in mind how out of control corruption is in SVG, my mind once more went to the new airport at Argyle, and that was days before an article appeared stating that, according to a partner in the project, it is now set to cost EC$1.6 billion. So I had taken a look at...

Letter: Dr Lazarus Castang's response to Colin Robinson

July 23, 2014
Thanks Colin for taking the time to respond to my commentary. I was surprised at your alarming misreading of the fundamentals of my commentary. After carefully analyzing your submission, it became clear that your response provided no defence of morality, or of homosexuality...

Letter: P Knight rebuffs Anatol Leopold Scott

July 23, 2014
The heading of Anatol Leopold Scott’s letter should read “Anatol vs. PKnight” (not that I accept anything from Anatol) and not… Guerrero vs. PKnight; why bring J. Guerrero into this unseemly fracas that Anatol Leopold Scott conjures up all by himself?

African Descendants

July 23, 2014
One hundred African descendants are now returning from Guatemala After attending a conference with ONECA In attendance were Creoles, Ketchi, Maya from Guatemala Other indigenous peoples and the Garifuna Celebrating their origin from Africa This was a historic event...

Letter: The prime minister, HIV and the Caribbean

July 22, 2014
The Caribbean is second in the world to Sub-Saharan Africa in the rate of HIV infection. The primary mode of transmission in the region is heterosexual intercourse with high risk groups to include men who have sex with men (MSM) and there is intersection between the two.

Letter: Looking back on Kaiso, politics and Hip, Hip, Who...!

July 22, 2014
With Carnival fever still in the air in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), I must say thanks to “Patches” for the constant reminder of the plight of Ms Michelle Andrews and Ms Margaret Parsons (Canadian of Vincentian heritage) in his song “Ring the Bell.”

Letter: Internet crazies should get themselves smoke detectors

July 21, 2014
Internet crazies should get themselves smoke detectors and breathing apparatus, because PM Gonsalves said he is going to smoke them out. Gonsalves, who as a young man was a news column crazy, some of our old folk even thought of him as a news columnist lunatic.

Letter: The fooling floods

July 21, 2014
Over time, the early populations started to develop special strategies that led to a transformation in the quality of human life. Rather than constantly wandering in search of food, people stayed in one region and exploited the seasonal sources of food, including fish, grain, fruits and game.

Letter: Has our National Security Council collapsed?

July 19, 2014
The National Security Council of Trinidad and Tobago has collapsed. It is now dysfunctional and no longer protects law abiding citizens nor apprehends criminals. Lawlessness and crime are spiraling out of control and law abiding citizens face each hour in fear of being attacked by...

Letter: Policing 101- The burden of proof

July 19, 2014
Although the burden of proof is a matter that is left up to the court system to determine and it is the prosecution team that has the responsibility to prove that an individual had committed the offence for which he or she was charged and they must do so beyond a reasonable doubt.

Letter: Religious fundamentalists using their freedom of speech to incite violence against gays

July 18, 2014
The Jamaica CAUSE movement sent a loudspeaker-equipped vehicle for two days in my neighbourhood trying to win support for its rally at Mandela Park. The exhortation for people to come out to the rally to stand up "straight" against repeal of the buggery law.

Letter: Plans to revive economic activity in Grenada are now achieving objectives

July 18, 2014
By now the naysayers were expecting chaos and mayhem in the Grenadian economy. The implosion they forecasted certainly has not happened and this has placed the “badmouthers” in a kind of dilemma! They continue to heap scorn on all the government programs.

Letter: Apartheid in Jamaica

July 17, 2014
Nelson Mandela’s visit to Jamaica in 1991 signalled his appreciation of Jamaica’s role in the destruction of the formal apartheid system in South Africa. Perhaps unknown to Mr Mandela at the time was that Jamaica was contending with her own apartheid system, which still exists.

Open letter to ECCB governor

July 17, 2014
I would like to bring to your attention a matter of grave and urgent concern to the financial welfare of Vincentians. This matter requires your immediate intervention as Governor of the ECCB (the sub-regional regulator of commercial banks). The foreign-owned commercial banks...

Letter: Garinagu, reparations and CARICOM

July 16, 2014
On December 10, 2013, CARICOM released a statement regarding the pursuit of reparations from former colonial powers. In the statement, it stated that CARICOM member nations would each “set up national committees on reparations, to establish the moral, ethical and legal case...

Letter: A reparation apology to Barbados from St Vincent and the Grenadines

July 16, 2014
Shame is a word that is often used in expressing regret for some wrong; however, the word shame means: a feeling of guilt, regret, or sadness that you have, because you know you have done something wrong. It is also important to note that people can be ashamed because of association.

Letter: Gaining common ground in St Lucia

July 15, 2014
Our current financial deficit has been in contention for quite a while. As a matter of information, successive governments have unequivocally been laying the shortfall on our costly existence as a third world nation. Metaphorically! Change of administrations has never attempted to...

Letter: Hand held microwave weapons

July 15, 2014
My Cuban friends told me told me at the weekend that Cuba has been developing a handheld microwave weapon. A weapon that seriously damages eyesight, causes strokes, and fries the brain, giving the effect of senility to those who are targeted. It’s apparently for use during...

Belize's Agrarian Revolution

July 15, 2014
BGYEA Plant the Corn Program The Maya Winning their Rights to land The Valley of Peace mediation Belizeans are developing and aggressive interest in acquiring lands Is all of great concern to Belmopan They know the history of Latin America and the Caribbean...

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