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Letter: The 'Third Reich' and 'Project Grenada'; Chime FM shut down

October 31, 2014
Letter: The 'Third Reich' and 'Project Grenada'; Chime FM shut down The Third Reich and Project Grenada seems to have one main objective in common and that is the creation of a one party state and the rise of a dictator. Dissent by anyone including those in the media with is perceived as anti-establishment wont' be tolerated irrespective of the consequences.

Letter to WICB president from St Vincent prime minister

October 31, 2014
I have been following carefully in the public media the current travails of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) and West Indies cricket consequent upon the peremptory and premature termination of the West Indies cricketing tour of India. I have read the Media Release of the recent Board Meeting...

Letter: Lies and deception

October 30, 2014
Letter: Lies and deception Diversion has always been part of the New National Party (NNP) government’s political life, and there is a long tradition of bread and circuses. Whenever the NNP business of government gets difficult, the circus diversions -- quick, look over there -- serve a useful strategic purpose for them.

Letter: What chance of a coup in St Vincent and the Grenadines anytime soon?

October 30, 2014
Letter: What chance of a coup in St Vincent and the Grenadines anytime soon? Let’s get one thing straight, the Bailey bridges are a ULP election propaganda project. Why on earth would we need a ceremony to celebrate the start of installing three temporary bridges, why? Because that is what they are: temporary, bolt together structures, they are not meant to be permanent.

Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention

October 29, 2014
Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention I note that the Honorable Minister of Health, as reported in today's press, has declared that there is no need for the Parliament to discuss our nation's Ebola preparations. By such utterances, the Honorable Minister continues to demonstrate a fundamental lack of understanding of the role of Parliament.

Letter: Could a family of crooks get control of a small Caribbean island government?

October 28, 2014
Letter: Could a family of crooks get control of a small Caribbean island government? Let’s play a game of pretend and once upon a time. Once upon a time there was a family of crooks who got control of a government of a small island state. They knew they would not be in power for ever so they needed to devise a way of stealing [teefing] a lot and stealing it quickly.

Letter: Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)

October 28, 2014
Letter: Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA) In response to the total rubbish by Larry Birns et al at COHA, a Marxist organisation in Washington DC, please read this comment from a Venezuelan: "What rubbish! Obviously the writers are not suffering from the shortages of such basics as soap... every kind of soap. When my two bars of blue soap...

Open Letter: Caribbean Guyana Institute asks Congressman Darrell Issa for apology

October 28, 2014
On Friday, October 24, 2014 at a hearing of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee of the United States House of Representatives, you inadvertently stated that “Beginning in March 2014 in the West African nation of Guyana, the world first learned about yet another new outbreak...

Letter: Are the Castries mulattos dictators of democracy?

October 27, 2014
Letter: Are the Castries mulattos dictators of democracy? Oh, Julius Caesar, beware of the Ides of March, though ever since Allen Chastanet hijacked the United Workers Party (UWP) with his imperialist father and Oswald Augustin, along with their selfish agenda, there are four categories of Flambeaus: Original Flambeaus, New Flambeaus, Rejected Flambeaus...

Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act-III

October 27, 2014
Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act-III The St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) comedy of errors under the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government continues even further back. It was in 2005 when former prime minister (PM) and elder statesman Sir James summed it up: “It is like dogs barking at your car, you stop and give them the wheel...

Letter: Harmony amidst uncertainty

October 27, 2014
Letter: Harmony amidst uncertainty On October 27, 2014, the St Vincent and the Grenadines Association of the British Virgin Islands (SVG-BVI) joins with the people and friends of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) to celebrate Hairouna's 35th year of independence from British rule. But even as 1979 gradually fades into our not too distant past...

Letter: Is Allen Chastanet's 'leadership' about to evaporate?

October 25, 2014
Letter: Is Allen Chastanet's 'leadership' about to evaporate? In the English countryside you know something is very wrong when parents come knocking uninvited. My friends and I know the schedule when to cool the heels with some good old boys stuff, setting apart family and the boys visit, defining the two provides a clearer moment to validate the...

Letter: The Grenada prime minister's attack on farmers

October 25, 2014
Letter: The Grenada prime minister's attack on farmers Roland Bhola, the minister of agriculture in Grenada, has called on farmers who had received some kind of financial assistance from government programs that lent them money, to repay their debt or face legal action. The question to be asked is how are the Grenadian farmers going to repay their debt.

Letter: Was Tamara Gibson-Marks allowed to profit from her felonious actions?

October 24, 2014
Letter: Was Tamara Gibson-Marks allowed to profit from her felonious actions? The general rule and idea of the law and the legal system is to make sure that members of the criminal community, especially those who were caught, do not benefit from their crime(s) or the proceeds of their crimes. But more importantly, the punishment that is handed down to the guilty party must...

Letter: Does St Vincent and the Grenadines have tyrannical leadership?

October 23, 2014
Letter: Does St Vincent and the Grenadines have tyrannical leadership? Do we have a tyrannical government in St Vincent and the Grenadines? Many may already believe we do. Some of our citizens have already experienced what some may describe as tyranny, such as Bigger Biggs, the port police force, the teachers, and many, many more citizens.

Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage

October 23, 2014
Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage The NNP government of Keith C. Mitchell has been accused of sabotaging the “Eagles Eye Radio Morning Show” and the “People’s Court Afternoon Show” hosted by radio personality and talk show host Mr Kem Jones. It is very obvious that since Mr Jones joined forces with the leader of the...

Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform

October 22, 2014
Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform As a lay person, the writer thinks that a country’s constitution should, for the most part, reflect social and cultural values with due consideration to preserving minority sub-cultures. Colonial constitutional doctrine sought to preserve the culture of the conquering nation, introducing and inculcating...

Letter: Arnhim Eustace - the 'do nothing leader'

October 22, 2014
Letter: Arnhim Eustace - the 'do nothing leader' Edmund Burke said, “No one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” This quote sums up the incompetence of the opposition leader of the “No Direction Party” NDP, Arnhim Eustace, in his entirety. Mr Eustace, as the so-called leader of the opposition party...

Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act II

October 21, 2014
Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act II About a year or so ago, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) mentioned at a town hall meeting in New York that SVG has a second-to-none hospital. Why was the PM recently giving a speech from a hospital in Cuba? This was shown in an I-Witness News story.

Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya'

October 21, 2014
Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya' Terry Forrester, public relations officer of the New National Party (NNP) and chairman of the National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) has disrespected the hardworking people of Grenada when he said that they are suffering from 'lazygunya’. His comments were made as a result of the...

Letter: Issues surrounding the foolish deportation of Abu Bakr

October 20, 2014
Letter: Issues surrounding the foolish deportation of Abu Bakr This is a call upon Jamaicans to take note of the full import of the decision by the Jamaican government, led by the Ministry (Minister) of National Security, to ban Abu Bakr from Jamaica. Jamaicans concerned about freedom of speech and freedom of movement and the right to travel within CARICOM...

Open Letter from Haiti human rights activists to US Congress

October 20, 2014
We would like to thank you for your work on behalf of the American people to promote justice and democracy. However, we are writing you to express our outrage over your letter dated September 15, 2014 to Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras, President of the Haitian Senate.

Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention

October 18, 2014
Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention Ebola is a clear and present danger to Trinidad and Tobago and the epidemic is a threat to the security and well-being of our nation. The WHO has indicated that the epidemic is expanding exponentially and that the crisis is outpacing the responses thus far. A threat of this magnitude necessitates...

Letter: End divisiveness now!

October 18, 2014
Letter: End divisiveness now! A cocktail of conspiracy theory, propaganda and speculation is now being served to the national community by those with an interest to protect in several matters of national interest; albeit Ebola preparedness, the highway project, movement of persons within CARICOM or the institutions and...

Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak

October 17, 2014
Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak Grenada’s minister of health, Clarice Corwin Modeste, and her government are facing criticism from the Grenadian public for her mismanagement of the spread of the chikungunya infection. Hundreds of citizens are displaying full blown illnesses, and have chided the Keith Mitchell NNP...

Letter: Speaking environmentally

October 17, 2014
Letter: Speaking environmentally When Columbus first landed on these shores there were no roads. Everything that we have done since then has disturbed the environment to some degree, but where would be developmentally without our roads and highways? The good people of Westmoorings, where they live today was...

Letter: Grenada Heroes Day

October 16, 2014
Letter: Grenada Heroes Day I write in response to Arley Gill's call for a Heroes Day. Of course we need a Heroes Day! Let's get rid of Whit Monday, which has no meaning for Grenadians (church leaders, just shut up), to make space for Heroes Day. But not for the sort of "heroes" that leftist Arley Gill has in mind.

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