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Letter: Why, Mr Prime Minister?

April 28, 2015
Letter: Why, Mr Prime Minister? When I was asked for my comments on the report in the Daily Nation of Barbados on Monday April 20 regarding the personal attack by our prime minister on Professor Sir Hilary Beckles, vice-chancellor of the University of the West Indies, at a constituency branch meeting of the ruling...

Letter: Why does my life hurt?

April 28, 2015
Letter: Why does my life hurt? I don't know what it is like to be so moved to violently end my life at my own hands; and it is quite difficult to understand this phenomenon. Unfortunately, suicide is some people's reality and daily they battle the urges to prematurely and violently end their life. Hopelessly unable to find a solution.

Letter: Grenada: New EMANI program returns to old ways!

April 27, 2015
Letter: Grenada: New EMANI program returns to old ways! The new EMANI program is aggressively perused and manipulated by the New National Party (NNP) as a political stunt to mobilize youth support and win votes, so as to ensure the NNP led by Dr Keith Mitchell remains in power for life. Any government program that worth its salt must be free of...

Letter: Spinnin' TOP in mud

April 27, 2015
Letter: Spinnin' TOP in mud Vanilla has become an infused flavour in our colourful Trinbagonian society, but not particularly as a topping. Some people can’t have enough when it’s cold as ice cream, soft served; otherwise distasteful as an extremity to the tongue. In essence, the issue of voter trauma is detrimental.

Letter: A Vincentian Fairy Story

April 24, 2015
Letter: A Vincentian Fairy Story Once upon a crime there was a tiny Kingdom called ‘Caribbean Maderira’ The Pretend King was a nasty man, not unlike King Herod.  Herod The Great, although he ruled over the Jews in Israel in the time before Christ, Herod the Great although was not completely Jewish. He was born in 73 B.C.

Open Letter to the National Garifuna Council

April 24, 2015
I’m sure you will join me in congratulating the Maya of Belize for their ground breaking victory in the landmark Maya land rights case against the Government of Belize (GOB). You may also join me in hoping the agreement the Mayas reach with the Government of Belize will take...

Open letter: Support for National Memorial Day!

April 23, 2015
The Oistins Development Trust has made a proposal to the relevant authorities for September 22 from this year to be designated as a National Remembrance Day. The Development Trust is seeking support from the Fisherfolk of Barbados in particular for the following reasons.

Letter: Are Allen Chastanet and Herod Stanislaus paranoid?

April 22, 2015
Letter: Are Allen Chastanet and Herod Stanislaus paranoid? The “prostitution” of electoral seats is in play once again. This is a sign that a general election is near, oh yeah! The aristocrat Allen Chastanet began looking for a seat since 2009 in Gros Islet. He moonlights in Castries for a few months, had a side-kick in Ciceron then jumped on a boat to Soufriere.

Letter: The Potemkin Folly at Argyle

April 21, 2015
Letter: The Potemkin Folly at Argyle I have pointed out several times using different perspectives that our mainland tourism arrivals -- by both cruise ship and airplane -- are among the lowest in the Caribbean, indeed the very lowest, with the possible exception of volcano eruption-ravaged Montserrat and poverty-stricken Haiti.

Letter: The destruction of SVG's economy

April 20, 2015
Letter: The destruction of SVG's economy I think it was the late Glen Jackson (the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines [SVG] former press secretary) that coined the term “Gunzynomics”. Where did all the brinkmanship for the 30% salary increase and the banana industry get us today in SVG? It got us Gunzynomics.

Poets Corner: Socialist Breeze

April 20, 2015
Poets Corner: Socialist Breeze Out of the ashes of failed free market reform Socialism in Latin America was born The 80s and 90s saw the Washington Census Attempts at forcing us to join the globalized and privatized economic circus Failed stabs at amplifying Latin America democracy In association with US hegemony...

Letter: Grenadians demand the re-opening of New York consulate

April 18, 2015
Letter: Grenadians demand the re-opening of New York consulate Compared with other American cities, New York has the highest concentration of Grenadian citizens, yet Grenada has no consulate in New York to provide assistance with bureaucratic or any issues to the citizens. One of a primary jobs of a consulate is helping and protecting its citizens abroad.

Open letter to US President Barack Obama

April 18, 2015
As a friend of the Caribbean and on behalf of the people of Trinidad and Tobago, I thank you for your continuing interest in assisting with our various nations to achieve their objectives. It has been reported that you have agreed to attend a Caribbean Security Summit.

Letter: Uptown funk

April 17, 2015
Letter: Uptown funk Political interest can bring people together, who otherwise would have little in common. In The Tempest, William Shakespeare wrote that misery acquaints a man with strange bedfellows. Interestingly, it was spoken by a man who was shipwrecked and sought shelter beside a sleeping dragon.

Letter: Going green at Argyle Airport

April 16, 2015
Letter: Going green at Argyle Airport In reply to going green at Argyle Airport, preventing the pollution of the sea is more important than the small amount of pollution we will stop by installing solar power at Argyle airport. People tend to be unable to grasp what green really means. It’s not just the installation of some solar panels.

Poets Corner: Streetz Socialism

April 16, 2015
Poets Corner: Streetz Socialism It’s official, no need to be sentimental Ghost’s burial was indeed ceremonial Killa was betrayed by his garrison boss This was a tragic loss; it came at a hefty cost Many of the youths lost From the science judge had passed on the young street boss Who wasn’t selfish he laid the foundation...

Letter: UWP seat sale in Desruisseaux and Anse La Raye

April 15, 2015
Letter: UWP seat sale in Desruisseaux and Anse La Raye Get on board, limited seats available. That’s the mood in the United Workers Party (UWP) camp these days. Last Thursday, UWP hopefuls were busy in a double header. On the ticket was a runoff in Jacmel and negotiations for the Desruisseaux seat. Yeah man! Loud mouth Sam Flood and other...

Letter: The unnatural place for an international airport

April 15, 2015
Letter: The unnatural place for an international airport The slow, twisting, and potholed road leading to the completion of Argyle International Airport (AIA) has been a deceptive route we have foolishly been taken down by our "smart man" prime minister. We have already built two white elephant airports, a regional facility in Bequia and an international...

Letter: LIAT and the lingering laxity of leaders

April 14, 2015
Letter: LIAT and the lingering laxity of leaders More than anything else, the present issues of LIAT represent the lingering laxity of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders in strengthening the integration of CARICOM. One must ask: “Of what use to us is CARICOM if its number one priority is not to strengthen the integration movement?”

Letter: St Vincent and the Grenadines already has the atomic bum

April 14, 2015
Letter: St Vincent and the Grenadines already has the atomic bum It’s ultra explosive and is causing immense fallout throughout the length and breadth of St Vincent and the Grenadines. It is also creating a radioactive crisis, with its Star radio station that has a number of lesser bums on it, which is causing further fallout, which is affecting the citizenship.

Poets Corner: Dear Diary - The Jumbie

April 14, 2015
Poets Corner: Dear Diary - The Jumbie Dear Diary This your friend Ann Constantly Violated, I am only twelve years old, as you know, But here I am once again putting my troubles to you, Because I have no one to talk to I got up this morning in a cold, cold sweat The clock said 3:21 a.m. I felt a hairy, big, huge hand slide up my nightie...

Letter: SVG red button or panic button!

April 13, 2015
Letter: SVG red button or panic button! The Unity Labour Party (ULP) government leader and prime minister in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) referred to the “Red Button” as in the 2014 Skinny Fabulous song. However, does he really have the “Red Button?” The ULP government keeps running around the country since the...

Letter: Grenada, the hottest bed for tourism in the Caribbean

April 13, 2015
Letter: Grenada, the hottest bed for tourism in the Caribbean Grenada’s tourism Industry is unlike any other because, instead of a product, we are selling a place and all the beautiful things it has to offer. Tourism is a collection of different activities, services and industries that delivers travel experiences, including transportation, accommodation, establishments...

Open Letter to Emory Robinson, Jerry Scott and James Mitchell

April 13, 2015
I am the daughter of Terry Mattis and Pearl Carter. I am sure for a fact, Mr Robinson and Mr Scott, that you two gentlemen know me from a little child. My father, as you know, was a personal friend of yours, Mr Robinson. Mr Robinson, your wife, who I remembered was the doctor that...

Letter: Move by Caribbean nations toward full republican independence

April 11, 2015
Letter: Move by Caribbean nations toward full republican independence As a student of international relations, I believe it is time for citizens of islands across the West Indies to begin to take seriously the call for the establishment of republics. Many believe that it is time to gain complete independence, especially after the involvement of the Privy Council in the domestic...

Open letter to the heads of state and government at the Summit of the Americas

April 11, 2015
Amnesty International welcomes the holding of the VII Summit of the Americas as a regional forum to promote dialogue between the governments of the American continent. The organization believes that prioritizing the protection and promotion of human rights of all people...

Letter: All that glitters is not UWP gold

April 10, 2015
Letter: All that glitters is not UWP gold From time immemorial mummy gave this lesson to her children and others in the rural community we grew up in. Boys and girls, not all that glitters is gold. There were other lessons she told, like don’t think for one moment that you are too grown-up to write a letter, to let me and others know how...

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