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Letter: A reply to Helena Edwards letter: Ralph Gonsalves - a tested leader

December 20, 2014
Letter: A reply to Helena Edwards letter: Ralph Gonsalves - a tested leader To fully understand the stupidity of Mrs Edwards’ letter you need to read it. Mrs Edwards, if I may call you that, your reference to the Christmas storm and the loss of life. What I am going to write is fact not fiction. I feel that you know what you wrote was little more than a bunch of...

Letter: Thinking out loud

December 20, 2014
Letter: Thinking out loud ODECO-CABO goes into a conference and another organization comes out: Alliance of Afro-descendants, Garifuna-Creoles (AAGACRIC). It's incredible to see how Mr Celeo Alvarez Casildo is showing his despair at the approaching of funds for the Afro-descendant Decennial.

Letter: The coined con of a dollar-strapped SLP government

December 19, 2014
Letter: The coined con of a dollar-strapped SLP government Against the promise of “Better Days” Emma stood as a symbol of hope for a better tomorrow. It was indeed refreshing to see the face of the former director of the NIC. She came into the political fray as a reassuring figure against the egotistic male dominated politics of the day, only to succumb to it.

Letter: Spider's web has bottomed-out for Mary's love

December 18, 2014
Letter: Spider's web has bottomed-out for Mary's love The love of Mary Isaac, president of the Civil Service Association (CSA), is better. That’s no longer a secret to a closely watched relationship. Isaac was on Tuesday, nominated as the new United Workers Party (UWP) senator, to replace the boyish looking and withdrawn Lenard ‘Spider’ Montoute.

Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong!

December 18, 2014
Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong! When the idea about joining the Hugo Chavez controversial ALBA group was first presented to the people of Grenada, former PM Tillman Thomas held the view that the details of the ALBA manifesto must first be fully explained to the Grenadian people. Following that dialogue with the people, a referendum...

Letter: Keith Mitchell and the voice of Satan in Grenada's parliament

December 17, 2014
Letter: Keith Mitchell and the voice of Satan in Grenada's parliament Soon after visiting Pope Francis at the Vatican with his mother, wife and adopted son, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell appointed an atheist in the person of Chester Arlington Humphrey president of the senate, Grenada's upper house of parliament. If one is to genuinely believe in the Catholic faith...

Letter: Dominica elections: Alleged fraud? Change electoral statutes?

December 17, 2014
Letter: Dominica elections: Alleged fraud? Change electoral statutes? Allegations amok! What do we have here? Is the election over? DLP 15 – UWP – 6; anything else up for grabs? Maybe so or maybe not – just depends on the microphone reaching your ears. Well, the Mockers News Desk has received numerous requests for letters and or commentary...

Letter: A stain upon Keith C. Mitchell's leadership

December 16, 2014
Letter: A stain upon Keith C. Mitchell's leadership Supporters of Keith Mitchell’s NNP government keep dwelling on the fact that they received or won all 15 seats in the last general election. Let me set the record clear on this: The NNP won because they deceived the Grenadian voters and the public. The most important issues like the promise...

Letter: Dr Ralph Gonsalves: A tested leader

December 16, 2014
Letter: Dr Ralph Gonsalves: A tested leader Ralph Gonsalves should be called the man of steel for his steadfast resolve in managing adversities. When I rejoined the Vincentian community, it was due to a natural disaster last December when Vincentians had their Christmas interrupted. Several people lost their lives as a result.

Letter: SVG's economic quasar!

December 15, 2014
Letter: SVG's economic quasar! It seems like the haze of low solar winds has enveloped St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Furthermore, since we were told that we are on the cusp of an economic takeoff, SVG has hit the cosmic times of economic quasars. Thereby, the redshift has produced an ever expanding and feeding black hole.

Letter: When the new bypass road collapsed at the Argyle Airport approach November 2014

December 13, 2014
Letter: When the new bypass road collapsed at the Argyle Airport approach November 2014 The main Windward highway at Argyle airport started to collapse between Friday 21st November and Sunday 23rd November, and instead of embarrassing the ULP government, Senator Francis and PM Gonsalves bring a load of old long talk to try and convince us that it's an act of God or an act of nature.

Letter: An illegal practice worth investigating

December 12, 2014
Letter: An illegal practice worth investigating An international conversation must be raised about the practice of prime ministers (facing re-election) paying thousands and thousands of dollars to American naturalized citizens to return to their birth countries to vote in favour of the ruling party. This is more than a moral offence but a blatant theft.

Letter: Grenada PM needs to clear the air on Peter David's appointment to the senate

December 11, 2014
Letter: Grenada PM needs to clear the air on Peter David's appointment to the senate Huge questions looms over the Grenada Senate, as the nation seeks answers from past statements made by Dr Mitchell while addressing the national parliament a few years ago. Peter David, a former parliamentary representative for the town of St George, according to Dr Mitchell was accused of...

Open letter to Head of OAS Election Observer Mission to Dominica

December 11, 2014
I must first confess my ignorance of the role, functions, and responsibilities of these observer missions, and what authority they possess to hold accountable those politicians, that form the ruling/governing party, for their corruption of the most fundamental process...

Letter: Is Matthew Roberts' blood on SLP hands?

December 10, 2014
Letter: Is Matthew Roberts' blood on SLP hands? Saint Lucia is a small country with a regime that adores leftist intentions with no room for moderate views, such as the likes of Hon Matthew Roberts, the former speaker, who served during the SLP term 1997- 2003. He is knowledgeable and informed on what many don’t know!

Letter: Arnhim Eustace: The patriot guardian of St Vincent and the Grenadines

December 9, 2014
Letter: Arnhim Eustace: The patriot guardian of St Vincent and the Grenadines I can remember with vivid clarity when, in November of 2004, I was on the last leg of my three-leg flight from Bermuda to St Vincent and the Grenadines via LIAT. While enduring the discomfort of flying on LIAT I overheard a conversation that, in retrospect, I now conclude was designed and intended...

Letter: Jude Bernard is seeking recognition by attacking Dr Mitchell

December 9, 2014
Letter: Jude Bernard is seeking recognition by attacking Dr Mitchell I find it very disgusting the way Jude Bernard went out of his way to try to belittle Prime Minister, Dr The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell on a weekly TV current affairs programme on Monday, November 17, 2014. His outburst, to my mind, shows huge disrespect, not only for the office of Prime Minister...

Letter: Allen and Kenny: 'Membete, mempwele' - no difference between them

December 8, 2014
Letter: Allen and Kenny: 'Membete, mempwele' - no difference between them The conventions of both the United Worker Party (UWP) and the St Lucia Labour Party (SLP) had me choking, figuratively speaking, on good wine and a Cuban cigar. The preschool atmosphere of political clowns and actors were a fitting reminder of Sunday afternoon karate movies, at the former Gaiety...

Letter: On your mark, get vexed, Mr PM, get vexed!

December 8, 2014
Letter: On your mark, get vexed, Mr PM, get vexed! Prime Minister (PM) of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) Ralph Gonsalves said if the opposition continues to humbug him, he would call elections before the completion of the Argyle International Airport. Well, didn’t someone then in opposition say the purpose of the opposition is to oppose.

Letter: Grenada's proposed constitutional coup d'etat

December 8, 2014
Letter: Grenada's proposed constitutional coup d'etat Within the state of Grenada much stir is being made at certain levels for a “constitutional reform” whereas in effect what is occurring is a proposed superficial alteration in the form of amendments to an already “illegal” and malfunctioning, neocolonialist, bourgeois, bureaucratic and parasitic...

Open Letter: Why the Gleaner hates me

December 6, 2014
I can't imagine why you would "hope for much" from someone who loves to latch on to "populist causes", who loves the "limelight" and "martyrdom", who is "rude", a "distraction", a "hindrance", etc. and then devote an editorial to facilitate those desires. It sounds contradictory.

Open Letter: Preliminary enquiry into ambulance service in Trinidad and Tobago

December 6, 2014
In an attempt to understand what if any issues are affecting the provision of adequate emergency response via the ambulance service to the general public of Trinidad and Tobago, I have compiled a list of preliminary questions to guide us in this endeavour.

Letter: The nonsense of neutrality

December 5, 2014
Letter: The nonsense of neutrality Many would agree that a neutral position within the local political context is somewhat unsuited, especially with a two-party political system in the most part. One may even argue that such has been divisive, separating instead of unifying a nation as each side would say to their friends and foes.

Letter: Second victim of Dominica priest comes forward; SNAP responds

December 5, 2014
Letter: Second victim of Dominica priest comes forward; SNAP responds A recently defrocked abusive Dominica predator priest faces credible allegations from at least two adults who say he molested them as children. Bishop Gabriel Malzaire should apologize for and explain why he’s been keeping this fact secret for months, and disclose how many individuals...

Letter: The cost effectiveness of having Ecuadorian soldiers in SVG

December 4, 2014
Letter: The cost effectiveness of having Ecuadorian soldiers in SVG According to Ralph Gonsalves, the prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), the government of Ecuador pledged to help in the recovery efforts of SVG after the devastating Christmas flood, a pledge of support for which all Vincentians should be grateful and are grateful.

Letter: Tillman Thomas deserves to be treated better

December 4, 2014
Letter: Tillman Thomas deserves to be treated better This much is clear, the removal of Tillman Thomas from the Constitutional Advisory Committee by the hierarchy of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) political party signals another rift within that organization. At the risk of excessive generalization – because there are independent thinkers...

Letter: Haitians really don't care about their poor countrymen living illegally in another country

December 3, 2014
Letter: Haitians really don't care about their poor countrymen living illegally in another country I’m still following the illegal immigration debate in our beloved Bahamas with great interest. The hypocrisy of Haitians toward illegal Haitian migrants and their children in our country is unbelievable. I have heard Haitians from the east, west, north and south talk about us Bahamians, and our lack of...

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