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Letter: Revenge taking and revenge giving in St Vincent and the Grenadines

January 29, 2015
Letter: Revenge taking and revenge giving in St Vincent and the Grenadines Some ULP supporters openly believe, even voice, that Leon Samuels “Bigga” Biggs deserved all he got when the right to operate his opencast quarry at Rabacca was openly spitefully and maliciously taken from him. He changed political sides so deserved all he got. That I must say is what I would...

Letter: Nigel Hughes is ideal to lead a grand coalition at the upcoming general elections

January 29, 2015
Letter: Nigel Hughes is ideal to lead a grand coalition at the upcoming general elections The Guyanese nation now ponders the election of a new leader and government to chart a new course for our country. Our nation needs a rebirth. It has been perennially plagued by racial strife; social and economic stagnation; morally and intellectually bankrupt governance; abject criminality...

Choo choo train

January 29, 2015
Choo choo train Olivia fell in love with Brian Bain Her obsession grew incautious that she yarned for his fame She did whatever he asked and she did not complain He was even the first to introduce her to champagne And gave her expensive gifts that blew her brain He set her up one day to smoke weed and drink Night Train...

Letter: Mailbox politics and its impunity

January 28, 2015
Letter: Mailbox politics and its impunity Trinidad and Tobago, including, of course, the constituency of regional and international settlers who respond to a politics of their own, has been inundated at our gates. On each gate we have a mailbox that is routinely filled with interesting emotional content, but which is yet to result in any firm legal action.

Letter: Lessons for Argyle International Airport from the cruise ship industry

January 28, 2015
Letter: Lessons for Argyle International Airport from the cruise ship industry In the nearly 16 years that the Kingstown cruise ship terminal has been in operation, St Vincent and the Grenadines’ cruise ship industry has had ups and down in passenger arrival. Though the industry must now be considered fully mature, passenger arrivals and local cash expenditures are...

Letter: Lies and the lying Grenadian prime minister who tells them

January 27, 2015
Letter: Lies and the lying Grenadian prime minister who tells them Grenada’s Parliament is full of politicians who aspire to lead their party but few reach the top of the greasy pole and, among those who do, a large proportion come unstuck. A good leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way, but some do not always do so in a fashion that...

Letter: Should the State of Israel officially honour Lassana Bathily for saving seven Jewish lives?

January 27, 2015
Letter: Should the State of Israel officially honour Lassana Bathily for saving seven Jewish lives? Lassana Bathily is the 24-year-old Malian economic migrant Muslim man who found employment at the Hyper Cache (kosher grocery store) in Paris, and heroically saved the lives of seven people when the store came under siege from a lone anti-Semitic terrorist gunman on January 10, 2015.

Letter: Bring on the SVG thermal energy revolution, another NDP scheme adopted by the ULP

January 26, 2015
Letter: Bring on the SVG thermal energy revolution, another NDP scheme adopted by the ULP There are concerns about use of carbon fuels, and those in particular used in the Caribbean being heavy oil and diesel run power plants producing pollution. Climate change and non-renewability have generated a lot of interest in alternatives. Most of those now seeking this energy source are...

Letter: Constitutional reform: Term limits in Grenada's parliament

January 26, 2015
Letter: Constitutional reform: Term limits in Grenada's parliament The NNP administration and cabinet has approved three of the six recommendations made by the NDC and Senator Nazim Burke as part of the constitutional reform process. Minister of legal affairs, 70-year-old Elvin Nimrod, in a recent press conference, indicated that cabinet has approved...

Letter: Run, the grief counsellors are coming!

January 24, 2015
Letter: Run, the grief counsellors are coming! Anyone with a passing interest in psychiatry or psychology knows that both fields of study are full of passing fads, seemingly good theories that simply did not pass the test of time. This is also true of the sub-field of "grief counselling," a growing industry if there ever was one, full of all sorts of...

Letter: Garinagu and the Decade for People of African Descent

January 24, 2015
Letter: Garinagu and the Decade for People of African Descent Hidden in the merrymaking of the recent holiday season of December 2014, an important even took place. The United Nations launched the “International Decade for People of African Descent”. The decade is to begin January 1, 2015 and end December 31, 2024. The theme is “People of African Descent...

Letter: To the Vincentians in the Cush Diaspora

January 23, 2015
Letter: To the Vincentians in the Cush Diaspora My idea of cush is not about not ketching your nenen. We all ketch our nenen … well … not all of us. Bigger Bigs ketches his – and then some. Tamara Marks doesn’t ketch hers, though – never will. Not with the bunch that is in power. We’d ketch hers for her, first. Cush is about reading about it...

Letter: NDC Carriacou chairman resigns

January 23, 2015
Letter: NDC Carriacou chairman resigns Amid growing frustration Tevin Andrews, chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Carriacou constituency throws in the towel. There had been rumours for months that the constituency caretaker, Randolph Fleary, saw the young and energetic – hard working, getting things done...

Letter: The climate change exaggerations in SVG

January 22, 2015
Letter: The climate change exaggerations in SVG Climate change is a far lesser problem than our political and financial problems in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The problem is we have a political regime that overstates climactic situations and blames all the country’s woes on climate change, they tell us more and more lies. Why do they do that?

Letter: Grenada: The Chester Humphrey controversial affair!

January 21, 2015
Letter: Grenada: The Chester Humphrey controversial affair! Over 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ carried the weight of the world upon his shoulders and died a brutal and painful death for the sins of mankind. His suffering affords all those who believe this gospel the opportunity of redemption and eternal salvation according to John 3:16.

Cane

January 21, 2015
Cane If you study the trend  You will understand that it is our patrimony we fi defend PUDP di protect fi deh ends They are extraordinary Belizeans, selling out their citizens and friends Unu still think unu and the US Southern Command are your friends? The power elite specialized in divide and conquer...

Letter: Lessons for Argyle International Airport from Canada's Montreal-Mirabel International Airport

January 20, 2015
Letter: Lessons for Argyle International Airport from Canada's Montreal-Mirabel International Airport Montreal-Mirabel International Airport, originally called Montreal International Airport and widely known simply as Mirabel, is a cargo airport located in Mirabel, Quebec, Canada, 21 miles from Montreal. It opened in 1975 and was at that time the largest airport in the world in terms of surface area.

Letter: Compensation now for victims of Tivoli Gardens massacre

January 20, 2015
Letter: Compensation now for victims of Tivoli Gardens massacre In light of the outrageous amounts being paid to commissioners, counsel and secretarial staff investigating the 2010 Tivoli Gardens massacre it is important to make the following points: 1. This obscene amount of money is being paid to the commissioners is partly to appease the United States.

Open Letter to the president of Trinidad and Tobago

January 20, 2015
I am writing to you as a citizen who has been involved in the Steelband art form for over fifty years. Those who have been involved in this art form for this length of time and more have struggled and made great sacrifices against great odds to bring the Steelpan to what it is today.

Letter: The Americans throw a lifeline to the Castro regime

January 19, 2015
Letter: The Americans throw a lifeline to the Castro regime St Vincent’s political partners and associates in ALBA, the Cuban leadership, with whom Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves has a great love and closeness, the ultimate leaders, are in most remembering minds guilty of mass murder, genocide. Or at least the Castros stand accused of such.

Letter: Newly appointed 'hanging' judge tests the resolve of the Turks and Caicos people

January 19, 2015
Letter: Newly appointed 'hanging' judge tests the resolve of the Turks and Caicos people The appointment of the hanging, whipping, plantation slave-like conditions judge to the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) proves that the British government, the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) are all encouraged to engage in 21st century, latter day racism. The FCO has long been a sponsor...

Letter: Medical supplies for St Vincent and the Grenadines

January 19, 2015
Letter: Medical supplies for St Vincent and the Grenadines A few weeks ago I received a call from Patricia, a Grenadian lady living in Brooklyn. She wanted to know if I would accept donations of medical supplies. I inquired how she had gotten my number. She said she saw my number in the Caribbean Life newspaper as a person who could receive donations for SVG.

Letter: Mourn but don't forget the past

January 17, 2015
Letter: Mourn but don't forget the past On Monday, 12th January 2015, the citizens of St Vincent and the Grenadines had to once again confront one of our deepest fears. The fear that the high cliff faces, beautiful slopes and gaping mountains that decorate and lend such unique beauty to our country would one day turn ugly.

Letter: Crime in Trinidad and Tobago

January 17, 2015
Letter: Crime in Trinidad and Tobago Please allow me space to express my disgust at the crime situation in this paradise lost. Everywhere you go today, is crime, crime evermore! People are not safe anywhere, not on the streets, not in the sanctuary of their homes. Not even lying stiff in the morgue is one safe from violation.

Letter: Refer Tivoli Gardens massacre to ICC or try it under Terrorism Prevention Act

January 16, 2015
Letter: Refer Tivoli Gardens massacre to ICC or try it under Terrorism Prevention Act Either try the commanders of the Tivoli Gardens massacre under the Terrorism Prevention Act or refer the matter to the International Criminal Court (ICC). In either case we demand that justice be done. No less a person than Jamaica's ambassador to the United States, Stephen Vasciannie...

Letter: Social issues in the Turks and Caicos Islands

January 16, 2015
Letter: Social issues in the Turks and Caicos Islands Good afternoon, Turks and Caicos. My name is Avi Adams, and I am writing to you today as a concerned citizen. I rarely ever have much to say publicly about social issues going on in the country, especially when it comes to politics. I now find myself extremely emotional and saddened by our...

Letter: The waste of human life, loss of innocent children, and satanic passenger van drivers in SVG

January 15, 2015
Letter: The waste of human life, loss of innocent children, and satanic passenger van drivers in SVG I, like most Vincentians, was horrified by the bus accident at Rock Gutter. All those innocent lives lost, children with a long life expectation just unfolding before them. Then to have that future snatched from them in a few brief moments. The horror they must have suffered in an over-packed van.

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