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Letter: Chinese telecoms platform: Is it spying on us, TSTT and government agencies?

September 19, 2014
Letter: Chinese telecoms platform: Is it spying on us, TSTT and government agencies? Who is Huawei? Huawei is a Chinese telecommunications company providing ICT for many governments around the world. Huawei was founded by a former Chinese soldier, Ren Zhengfei. Huawei is one of China’s largest telephone equipment manufacturers. Several intelligence insiders see...

Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean

September 18, 2014
Letter: Protection warning in wearing treated wrist bands against mosquitoes in the Caribbean The mosquito named Aedes aegypti has been in the Caribbean for hundreds, perhaps thousands of years. This is the little devil that carried yellow fever to the British, Spanish and French settlers, and their armies and troops, killing thousands. This mosquito is one of the major vectors of dengue.

Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator

September 18, 2014
Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator There are some striking similarities in the governance of Hitler’s Germany of 1933 and Mitchell's Grenada in 2014. Both leaders rose to political power at a time when their respective countries were facing serious economic and political challenges. Hitler became Chancellor of Germany...

Letter: A fish spoils from its head down

September 17, 2014
Letter: A fish spoils from its head down The old folk-proverb "a fish spoils from its head down" makes a lot of practical sense. This is so for the simple reason the head houses the central component of the central nervous system (CNS): the brain, which controls most of the body's functions and systems.  We must also remember that...

Open letter: Crimes, violence and declining morals can be stopped

September 17, 2014
“I will never vote again, and do not desire to live any longer in this nation!” These words resonated through the airways in Barbados from a caller on Friday, September 12, CBC’s weekly programme Talk-U-Talk Priest during the topic of same sex marriages.

Letter: Get ready for a November election in St Vincent and the Grenadines! But which November?

September 16, 2014
Letter: Get ready for a November election in St Vincent and the Grenadines! But which November? Predicting elections is a fool’s errand, as difficult and unpredictable as trying to time the movement of financial markets or pronouncing on what the weather will be like six months from now. But let me play the half-fool by reducing the odds of being wrong. I do so by offering two dates for the next election.

Letter: Lessons of Mario Deane's death in police custody in Jamaica

September 16, 2014
Letter: Lessons of Mario Deane's death in police custody in Jamaica A new police commissioner has been chosen in the midst of public outrage over Mario Deane's death in police custody. One of the legacies of the previous police commissioner was that he presided over one of the highest rates of police extrajudicial killings in Jamaica's history.

Open Letter 2: Caribbean Challenge Initiative - Sir Richard Branson

September 16, 2014
Our actions USAKW.com have superseded your requests to the prime ministers of the Caribbean island nations. More importantly, the two of us also represent two thirds of all the people on earth who can actually succeed at accomplishing successful Caribbean coral reef restoration.

Letter: Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia?

September 15, 2014
Letter: Who is penetrating whom in St Lucia? This has been an interesting and educational few days for me and, no, not because of the anonymous "Silencer" published by The Voice. I received a message on my trusty Blackberry from a well connected friend in England, who asked me what was going on in St Lucia to cause so much merriment.

Letter: Same sex relationships in Africa

September 15, 2014
Letter: Same sex relationships in Africa Rev. Larrier wrote in his letter of September 10: "The idea of a man cohabiting with another man or woman with woman in sexual relationships is not African culture." It would be interesting to know how Larrier came to believe this. Has he spent much time in Africa? Can he speak authoritatively...

Letter: Silenced - The new third force

September 13, 2014
Letter: Silenced - The new third force It is necessary to strive for excellence in our endeavours so that we are able to make a positive contribution that will outlast our being. It strengthens the reality that nothing is forever and therefore, people should be free to express themselves and as well to agree that they may disagree with others.

Letter: The ULP SVG government teef song

September 13, 2014
Letter: The ULP SVG government teef song We've teefed everywhere, man We've teefed everywhere, man Teefed without a care, man Teefed the island bare, man We've teefed the ministries fair, man Of teefing we've had our share, man We've teefed everything, comrade We've teefed in: Adelphi, Arnos Vale, Ashton, Barrouallie...

Letter: The extent of incest and childhood sexual abuse in Grenada is frightening and it starts with government officials

September 12, 2014
Letter: The extent of incest and childhood sexual abuse in Grenada is frightening and it starts with government officials Sometimes the parallels between what kids, like this young girl go through, and what Jesus went through are startling. Fear, abandonment, betrayal, silence. Sexual assault is a statutory offence; it has replaced the traditional crime of rape. A Grenadian police officer, Corporal 852 Lenard Benjamin...

Letter: SVG's 21st century back to the land campaign

September 12, 2014
Letter: SVG's 21st century back to the land campaign Reading the Caribbean News Now site these days, one rightly wonders: is there any topic we can all agree on and which would also show the advantages that can benefit all SVG nationals? Or those in the OECS, or CARICOM for that matter? I considered this to be a worthwhile national challenge.

Letter: Whose growth is it anyway?

September 11, 2014
Letter: Whose growth is it anyway? According to the Cadillac advert there two kinds of people in the world: those who travel and those who travel well. There are two kinds of people in Grenada today: those who live and those who live well. People’s opinion on life is influenced by which camp they find themselves in.

Letter: Lenford O'Garro, how you sly (lie) so!

September 11, 2014
Letter: Lenford O'Garro, how you sly (lie) so! Some folks oppose just for the sake of… “Right to oppose”! Even if they going to look stupid like Lenford O’Garro and some of these clowns on spring break from the Internet Crazy Circus (ICC) come to town and running amuck in/on SVG. They’re about to pull us down by clowning around.

Letter: The Silencer still wearing a mask

September 10, 2014
Letter: The Silencer still wearing a mask There is the old adage: Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose... The more things change, the more they remain the same. Particularly as regards King – Frederick: The Facts, by “The Silencer”, who is rather numb in the politics of Saint Lucia. This is what has me setting the record straight.

Letter: Same sex marriage: Will Barbados open its door?

September 10, 2014
Letter: Same sex marriage: Will Barbados open its door? On Tuesday morning, September 9, 2014, I awoke to the news item that “same sex marriage is knocking at the door of Barbados”. I am an African Barbadian elder age 71 years old. I was brought up to belief in a culture that indoctrinated me to abandon my traditional African culture.

Letter: Vinciman not 'Fo Real'!

September 9, 2014
Letter: Vinciman not 'Fo Real'! In St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), we have some people who would go to all ends to defend the current government and its leader. One such person who recently popped up is so-called “Vinciman”. I responded to Vinciman’s comments on the article by Ken Richards entitled St Vincent senator...

Letter: Bermuda must resolve Rebecca Middleton case

September 9, 2014
Letter: Bermuda must resolve Rebecca Middleton case I have asked that a trip being scheduled for 18 families during our one-week spring break be cancelled after learning about the Rebecca Middleton case.  Until that unforgivable legal blunder has been corrected, I will do my best to spread the information of this case and the fear we should all have...

Letter: Spyware on school computers in Trinidad

September 8, 2014
Letter: Spyware on school computers in Trinidad Thanks for publishing my letter; the local news media have been highlighting the story in Trinidad and Tobago for the past five days. I listened to the Hon. Minister of Education’s statement on the matter. The ministry of education did contact me and we will be meeting on or about the 8 or 9 September 2014.

Letter: China Harbour Engineering Company

September 8, 2014
Letter: China Harbour Engineering Company There has been a call from the very beginning about China Harbour Engineering Company and the lack of transparency, oversight and accountability as it pertains to the contracts they have been awarded in Jamaica. The agreements and MOUs continue to be locked behind the cloak of protection...

Letter: No one party state, no joint leadership, no referendum

September 6, 2014
Letter: No one party state, no joint leadership, no referendum For 13 consecutive years Keith Mitchell and the NNP ruled Grenada and kept the issue of constitutional reform on the backburner. The social, political and economic situation in the early part of his rule from 1995 to 2003 was ideal for promoting constitutional reforms. Grenada's unemployment...

Letter: Support Kelley Boyd for New York State Assembly District 71

September 6, 2014
Letter: Support Kelley Boyd for New York State Assembly District 71 Kelley Boyd is running for the New York State Assembly District 71 on Tuesday September 9, 2014, to replace a 40-year incumbent. She is the change we need, the change we deserve. Kelley Boyd is bringing a driving vision to office and she is galvanizing support to lead the city to a better future.

Letter: The gloves are on

September 5, 2014
Letter: The gloves are on During exchanges between Mr Jomo Thomas and myself on a closed internet group site, the following words were posted by Mr Jomo Sanga Thomas: “I see nothing wrong with publishing the views of Mr Scott. His narrative is different than mine. He thinks that the Garifunas and enslave(s)d Africans...

Letter: SVG's 2014 CXC results: Another commentary

September 4, 2014
Letter: SVG's 2014 CXC results: Another commentary Recently, St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) education minister, Girlyn Miguel, and CXC's Charles Mayenga, senior assistant registrar, examinations administration and security division, gave an analysis and breakdown of our national performance at the 2014 external examinations.

Letter: Communicating ineffectively... (Explaining the inexplicable)

September 3, 2014
Letter: Communicating ineffectively... (Explaining the inexplicable) The minister of communication has done himself and the prime minister a disservice by attempting to spin his way out of the National Awards fiasco, the latest in a rapid series of communications and public relations gaffes plaguing the government ever since he was appointed to the post.

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