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BUA statement concerning the murder of Special Constable Danny Conorquie

October 1, 2014
The Belize Unity Alliance joins together parties, organizations and individuals who all hold to a basic set of principles. One of those key principles is the defence and protection of our borders and our territorial rights. There is no argument in our minds that the claim by Guatemala...

Letter: Keith C. Mitchell's desire over his ministers is to startle and to provoke

September 30, 2014
Letter: Keith C. Mitchell's desire over his ministers is to startle and to provoke It is high time that the Mitchell NNP government party should openly acknowledge in the face of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, and the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies and meet the nursery tale of the spectre of communism with a manifesto of the party itself once and for all.

Open letter to the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines

September 30, 2014
In late 2009, some strange financial transactions took over the public interest. It is alleged that a leading ULP senator took a bag containing US$1 million in cash into the NCB bank and asked them to exchange it for EC dollars. It is further alleged that he was later that day asked to...

Letter: More mysterious goings on in St Lucia

September 29, 2014
Letter: More mysterious goings on in St Lucia I hear that my last letter created something of a stir in the “Funny Boys Inc.” camp and, according to my well informed source in London, the Boyz are busy circling the wagons in an attempt at damage control – something that may yet turn into Custer’s Last Stand. Now it seems that a famously corrupt...

Letter: Carriacou MPA in shambles

September 29, 2014
Letter: Carriacou MPA in shambles Numerous complaints by yacht and boating enthusiasts about conditions in the Carriacou Marine Protected Area (MPA), perked the writer’s curiosity. Upon investigation and a phone call to a former chairman of Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area, it became apparent that...

Open letter to the collective, political state leadership in Jamaica

September 29, 2014
I write to you collectively and publicly to make the point that in the face of a human rights crisis in Jamaica you have not been able to respond to the crisis in a decisive way, either in your individual portfolio capacity or, collectively as government. You seem either to not recognize the crisis...

Letter: Seeking relatives in Antigua

September 27, 2014
Letter: Seeking relatives in Antigua My name is Jeannie Sutton and I live in the United Kingdom. I am writing due to the unfortunate death of my stepfather who is from Antigua. Unfortunately I have no contact details for his family in the Caribbean and I need to notify them of his passing away. As I have no details of my stepfather’s family...

Letter: Re-inventing CARICOM's world-renowned botanical gardens

September 26, 2014
Letter: Re-inventing CARICOM's world-renowned botanical gardens A member of CARICOM was wholly responsible for the foundation of the premier Kew Gardens in England. Indeed, it was also the inspiration, way-station and nursery for the Botanical Gardens in Kingston, Jamaica, as well. This colonial phenomenon attracted global attention.

Letter: Grenadians, let's redirect our path as a people back to the top

September 26, 2014
Letter: Grenadians, let's redirect our path as a people back to the top When Grenada’s NNP political leaders lie, cheat and steal, when public offices become common public curse, especially in terms of corruption, when public funds go to private pockets of family members of the prime minister, then we the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique...

Letter: Obama declares war against war?

September 25, 2014
Letter: Obama declares war against war? Why should I write? Well! It has been more than three months since the subject matter has been tormenting me and every day I would postpone it for tomorrow. Why confess to the general public this extraordinary and painful disappointment that I feel for someone for whom I still cultivate much esteem...

Letter: The truth about the NCB lie

September 24, 2014
Letter: The truth about the NCB lie A written and spoken statement by Ralph Gonsalves in 2011 clearly shows that most of what he told us about the NCB bank was a bundle of lies, an untruth told to all Vincentian citizens. He told us that the NCB bank was never in better condition and it had been groomed to sell, and selling it was...

Violence

September 24, 2014
Violence Violence cannot be stopped by locking people up That’s government chickening out and passing the buck Violence is a behaviour, so we need to know our triggers We need to change our economic behaviour In order to change our political behaviour And when those are changed then we will see...

Letter: Here are the facts - choose wisely my people

September 23, 2014
Letter: Here are the facts - choose wisely my people After sitting here grieving over the direction in which my country is heading, I have been trying to understand but I am at a loss as to the criteria Vincentians use to select the chief administrator of the country: St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). So I took some time to do a comparative review...

Letter: Please recall the computers given to Trinidad and Tobago schoolchildren

September 23, 2014
Letter: Please recall the computers given to Trinidad and Tobago schoolchildren Hon. Minister Tim Gopeesingh: the computers given to schoolchildren are worse than the Ebola epidemic. Please recall them now! Why have the ministry of education and the government of Trinidad and Tobago compromised the security of our schoolchildren when they could have provided...

Letter: Away with Ronnie Thwaites and his planter class mentality

September 22, 2014
Letter: Away with Ronnie Thwaites and his planter class mentality Chris Zacca's call for a reshuffling of the Cabinet in Jamaica is obviously a diversion from the real speech he should have given, which was to exhort those in the private sector who avoid and evade paying taxes to pay up. Zacca knows precisely where to fire his diversionary blank shots.

Belize Unity Alliance: Independence Day Message

September 22, 2014
Each year the September Celebrations is given a rather impressive theme and 2014 is no exception. The words “Industrious Hands, Intelligent Minds, Together for Belize” are not only appealing, they are also revealing in that they offer a viewpoint on viability, mentality and consciousness...

Letter: We deserve to know the truth

September 20, 2014
Letter: We deserve to know the truth We deserve the truth and we want to know the truth. Not lies and great long convoluting press conference spiel, speeches and rhetoric that goes around in circles and never covers the questions asked. We are sick and tired of all the bull and political spin. We are sick and tired of the multiple lies.

Footsie

September 20, 2014
Footsie We continue to go to mechanics to pull teeth All psycho socio economic problems have a root Yet you all expect politicians to tell you the truth When the biggest criminals wear jackets, ties and fancy suits If you intend to tackle a problem you have to go to the root They can’t get convictions...

Letter: Chinese telecoms platform: Is it spying on us, TSTT and government agencies?

September 19, 2014
Letter: Chinese telecoms platform: Is it spying on us, TSTT and government agencies? Who is Huawei? Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company providing ICT for many governments around the world. Huawei was founded by a former Chinese soldier, Ren Zhengfei. Huawei is one of China’s largest telephone equipment manufacturers. Several intelligence insiders see...

Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean

September 18, 2014
Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean The mosquito named Aedes aegypti has been in the Caribbean for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. This is the little devil that carried yellow fever to the British, Spanish and French settlers, and their armies and troops, killing thousands. This mosquito is one of the major vectors of dengue.

Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator

September 18, 2014
Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator There are some striking similarities in the governance of Hitler’s Germany of 1933 and Mitchell's Grenada in 2014. Both leaders rose to political power at a time when their respective countries were facing serious economic and political challenges. Hitler became Chancellor of Germany...

Letter: A fish spoils from its head down

September 17, 2014
Letter: A fish spoils from its head down The old folk-proverb "a fish spoils from its head down" makes a lot of practical sense. This is so for the simple reason the head houses the central component of the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, which controls most of the body's functions and systems.  We must also remember that...

Open letter: Crimes, violence and declining morals can be stopped

September 17, 2014
“I will never vote again, and do not desire to live any longer in this nation!” These words resonated through the airways in Barbados from a caller on Friday, September 12, CBC’s weekly programme Talk-U-Talk Priest during the topic of same sex marriages.

Letter: Get ready for a November election in St Vincent and the Grenadines! But which November?

September 16, 2014
Letter: Get ready for a November election in St Vincent and the Grenadines! But which November? Predicting elections is a fool’s errand, as difficult and unpredictable as trying to time the movement of financial markets or pronouncing on what the weather will be like six months from now. But let me play the half-fool by reducing the odds of being wrong. I do so by offering two dates for the next election.

Letter: Lessons of Mario Deane's death in police custody in Jamaica

September 16, 2014
Letter: Lessons of Mario Deane's death in police custody in Jamaica A new police commissioner has been chosen in the midst of public outrage over Mario Deane's death in police custody. One of the legacies of the previous police commissioner was that he presided over one of the highest rates of police extrajudicial killings in Jamaica's history.

Open Letter 2: Caribbean Challenge Initiative - Sir Richard Branson

September 16, 2014
Our actions USAKW.com have superseded your requests to the prime ministers of the Caribbean island nations. More importantly, the two of us also represent two thirds of all the people on earth who can actually succeed at accomplishing successful Caribbean coral reef restoration.

Letter: Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia?

September 15, 2014
Letter: Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia? This has been an interesting and educational few days for me and, no, not because of the anonymous "Silencer" published by The Voice. I received a message on my trusty Blackberry from a well connected friend in England, who asked me what was going on in St Lucia to cause so much merriment.

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