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Letter: Senator Nazim Burke: The man who's bringing about change

July 7, 2015
Letter: Senator Nazim Burke: The man who's bringing about change The Grenadian community in New York on Sunday, June 19, welcomed senator and leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) political party in Grenada, Nazim V. Burke, as he conveyed his views and positions to them. He said his party is committed to values providing real solutions.

Letter: Let's raise our voices against this despicable crime taking place in our backyard

July 6, 2015
Letter: Let's raise our voices against this despicable crime taking place in our backyard In October of 1937 Dominican Republic President Rafael Trujillo ordered the massacre of an estimated 30,000 Haitians living in communities within the Dominican Republic near the border that separates the two nations. For approximately five days, from 2 October 1937 to 8 October 1937, Dominican troops...

Letter: PM Mitchell has to be bold

July 6, 2015
Letter: PM Mitchell has to be bold According to the latest unemployment statement from the Grenada government unemployment fell by 3.6% between October 2013 and 2014. The statement released is rather sketchy in details because it does not identify the youth unemployment, which in my view is most significant in a...

Letter: Thinking of Hairouna on July 4th

July 4, 2015
Letter: Thinking of Hairouna on July 4th It is the 4th of July 2015, Independence Day in the USA and the birthday of my dearly, departed mother. This week we are in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina at a place called Barefoot Resorts. Despite the pain of a pulled muscle in my right thigh, I took the morning walk with my wife around the

Letter: Allen Chastanet's UWP is pregnant with Victoria secrets

July 3, 2015
Letter: Allen Chastanet's UWP is pregnant with Victoria secrets Shocked, No! It was only a matter of time in these hard times for the cookie to crumble in a rooted culture hooked with strings and perks attached short on delivery. The indiscipline passed through the United Workers Party (UWP) with the aristocrat Allen Chastanet payments to conference delegates to secure...

Letter: Lost In translation

July 3, 2015
Letter: Lost In translation Everyone knows by now that the IMF does not write plain English and much of what they say has to be translated for us to understand what they are really trying to say and what is the message hidden between the lines. The language contained in the Press Release No. 15/304 of 29 June 2015 after the...

Letter: Producing more Kirani-type athletes is possible

July 2, 2015
Letter: Producing more Kirani-type athletes is possible As the former minister of sports I would like applaud my former colleague Minister, Arley Gill for raising the conversation on "Producing more Kirani-type athletes" in the public domain. Additionally, it is heartening for him to recognize the contribution of the former sports minister in addressing the same issue.

Letter: A horse and a jackass, soul fools for SLP

July 1, 2015
Letter: A horse and a jackass, soul fools for SLP Going out for a free-up time with the old boys last weekend was a real treat. Bottoms up, the crew went wild, sitting in the open watching people with little time on their hands face the hassle and tussle of life on Jeremie Street. Ohhhh.. Boy, chilling out felt good, if for a moment. Hello Frank!

Letter: Extradition, Jack Warner and Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles

July 1, 2015
Letter: Extradition, Jack Warner and Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles Will the USA extradite the USA trained terrorist, Luis Clemente Faustino Posada Carriles, in exchange for Jack Warner? Posada Carriles participated in the bombing of Cubana Flight 455 on October 6, 1976, which was until 9/11 the deadliest terrorist airline attack in the Western hemisphere.

Letter: A Bridge Too Far

June 30, 2015
Letter: A Bridge Too Far Ecuador has been one of the least politically stable of the South American republics for most of its history; Ecuador had 86 governments and 17 new constitutions in its first 159 years of independence. That’s an average of more than one new government every two years for 159 years. Only 20 of those...

Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade

June 30, 2015
Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade I am writing with reference to Helen Grenade's letter published on June 22, 2015. My main reason for doing so is because I noticed she was slated for her comments in another published letter days later. I have to say it was the content of that reactive publication that made me read Ms Grenade's letter.

Letter: Fiscal responsibility and the Grenada cabinet re-shuffle

June 29, 2015
Letter: Fiscal responsibility and the Grenada cabinet re-shuffle The Keith Mitchell-led NNP administration has been forced to accept a fiscal responsibility bill allegedly crafted by advisors from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the structural adjustment program (SAP). This bill will limit the discretionary spending of the minister of finance Keith Mitchell...

Letter: Kaiso! Kaiso! Vincy Kaiso 2015

June 27, 2015
Letter: Kaiso! Kaiso! Vincy Kaiso 2015 It’s Vincy Mas time again in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and 2015 is no different; boy, the emails, texts and calls about calypsos ah fill up “me” smartphone. As usual “yo” know “me” ears ah tuned to the ground in Vincyland and as ‘I-Madd’ said, “I Love This Land”. For a second year in ah row...

Letter: Classism oftentimes a mask for silent wrongs in Jamaica

June 27, 2015
Letter: Classism oftentimes a mask for silent wrongs in Jamaica As the ongoing debate and discourse about class, colour, identity and ethnicity continued to be debated, as the discourse continues on social media, on the streets, on verandahs, in the printed media such as the numerous letters to the editor in the Jamaica Observer, the Jablogz blog and electronic media.

Letter: People of SVG, say NO to the Dominican Republic participation in Miss Carival 2015

June 26, 2015
Letter: People of SVG, say NO to the Dominican Republic participation in Miss Carival 2015 I am making an appeal to prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr Ralph Gonsalves to withdraw the invitation from the Dominican Republic contestant, Ms Lesley Bell Troncoso Rijo, who is slated to participate in the Miss Carival competition to be held in St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Letter: Offended

June 26, 2015
Letter: Offended I am moved to pen a few words following your publication of a letter by one Helen Grenade a couple days ago. I read your news site each day to keep abreast of what's happening in the region and I'm aware that you have a disclaimer on the site. However, sometimes you need to be more responsible.

Letter: SVG, like charity, Garifuna reparations begin at home

June 25, 2015
Letter: SVG, like charity, Garifuna reparations begin at home Too often in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) some of our people are too gullible. They choose not to use their God given commonsense to see through the hypocrisy of the current prime minister (PM) and his Unity Labour Party (ULP) government. However, as Edmund Burke said, “Those who don't...

Letter: Truth as victim to propaganda

June 25, 2015
Letter: Truth as victim to propaganda The PNM has now thrown caution to the wind in their floundering build up to the general elections. Bereft of any visionary ideas to take the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago on the road to continued development, the opposition has resorted to the vilest form of mudslinging, slander and character...

Open Letter to Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves

June 25, 2015
The United Garifuna Association Inc. Is a 501(c)(3) Tax Exempt Organization that was incorporated in the state of New York to do business since 1979. Our main goals are to preserve, promote and protect our Garifuna culture and to work with other Garinagu organizations.

Letter: Numbers deny slavery holocaust claims

June 24, 2015
Letter: Numbers deny slavery holocaust claims One of the reasons why it is being claimed that there was a holocaust during slavery is the number of slaves sent to the British Caribbean compared to the number of slaves who were alive in 1834. The “small” fraction of remaining slaves has been cited as a good case for these holocaust claims.

Letter: What about the infamous 'Guyanese bench'?

June 24, 2015
Letter: What about the infamous 'Guyanese bench'? I wish to commend the Barbados Today for the editorial published on June 20, 2015, titled “Haitians merit justice like everyone else”. While reading this piece, I was immersed in joy with a little bit of reservation that the fourth estate is once again putting itself ahead of the snail-paced and, often times...

Letter: Saint Lucia's tangled web

June 23, 2015
Letter: Saint Lucia's tangled web In November 2011, Mr Allen Chastanet, under a United Workers Party (UWP) mandate, unsuccessfully contended for the Soufriere seat against Mr Harold Dalson. Thereafter he was able to wrest the leadership of the UWP from long standing UWP stalwart and former prime minister, Mr Stephenson King.

Letter: Time for Jamaica to break relations with the Dominican Republic

June 23, 2015
Letter: Time for Jamaica to break relations with the Dominican Republic If ever a country in that geographical space called the Caribbean ever proudly demonstrated its racism, if ever a country ever openly expressed anger towards its neighbour that country is the Dominican Republic. For scholars of history and cultural studies the Dominican Republic has a racial blemish...

Letter: PM Mitchell needs to take a bold step towards reducing youth unemployment

June 22, 2015
Letter: PM Mitchell needs to take a bold step towards reducing youth unemployment There is another problem affecting our youths and some seniors, and what makes it dangerous is how easily our teenagers are becoming hooked on alcohol. Our young people are getting addicted much faster than we think. The power of addiction has been underestimated, and adolescents...

Open Letter to Haitian President Michel Martelly

June 22, 2015
It is with deep concern and sincere admiration of your leadership that I write this letter to you. With hopes that this will somehow reach you in the midst of this crisis that our people is in. I am simply baffled at the little effort that you and our government have put towards aiding our people...

Letter: Jack and the Caribbean Beanstalk

June 20, 2015
Letter: Jack and the Caribbean Beanstalk Although Jack Warner and FIFA’s melee is outside my area of special interest, in my younger years, Trinidad and Tobago was a cool island lime. Not too long ago, with age and preparation, this privilege has disappeared. But unable to get away from the news, there is Jack Warner on my TV...

Letter: Go SWOT yourself

June 20, 2015
Letter: Go SWOT yourself As man continues to push back the frontiers of knowledge, leaders who belong to the Jurassic Park of history are being left behind to wallow in self-pity and chase their elusive legacy like a mongoose chasing a rat. Whether they acknowledge it or not, the crop of Caribbean leaders who were born...

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