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Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

May 23, 2015
Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop A nasty little propagandist and ULP political activist and determined liar, who hides behind the name Vinciman, loves to try and prove wrong is right. Every time anyone writes anything that has Ralph Gonsalves name embedded or mentioned in it. He attacks the writer, calls out a lot of nasty names and...

Letter: Tivoli Gardens massacre: Five years later and no one charged

May 22, 2015
Letter: Tivoli Gardens massacre: Five years later and no one charged It is almost five years since the state unleashed the security forces on the people of Tivoli Gardens and the wider west Kingston area, killing, maiming, looting and criminally destroying property. Christopher Coke, supposedly the pretext for this, the most deadly massacre since the 1865 Morant Bay...

Letter: Where were they when what happened in St Kitts-Nevis took place in Guyana?

May 22, 2015
Letter: Where were they when what happened in St Kitts-Nevis took place in Guyana? I am writing on behalf of the youths and the Kittitians and Nevisians who have similar questions. What happened in Guyana after the elections? Where were the results? Is this going to be a trend that the Caribbean will be following? No results until days after the elections. We must become more...

Letter: 'If you lie, you must say goodbye'

May 21, 2015
Letter: 'If you lie, you must say goodbye' The Integrity Commission (IC) has just released the inevitable report and exonerated the prime minister the Hon Kamla Persad-Bissessar and her Cabinet members of what is known as emailgate. In May 2013, opposition leader Dr Keith Rowley filed a motion of no-confidence in the prime minister.

Letter: Is St Lucia a human trafficking hub?

May 21, 2015
Letter: Is St Lucia a human trafficking hub? The Lambirds Academy, apparently used as a front to traffic persons from Nepal, the Philippines, India and other countries as students to undergo hospitality studies in St Lucia, gives the impression of a lukewarm affair. Over 70 so called students are stranded on the island and serving as witnesses...

Letter: Venezuela gives away PetroCaribe funds whilst its people prostitute themselves

May 20, 2015
Letter: Venezuela gives away PetroCaribe funds whilst its people prostitute themselves Venezuela’s president currently has only a 20% approval rating. Yes, they have built some houses and apartments for the poor, but that is only a vote catcher. Perhaps without the social housing project the president’s approval rating would only be at 5%. In 2012, the US dollar was selling on the streets...

Letter: Allen Chastanet continues to lie, fail and gossip

May 19, 2015
Letter: Allen Chastanet continues to lie, fail and gossip The image is stuck in the public mind. Lies unfold from leaks revealed that the real constituency group was not involved when discussions were taking place to sell/buy Micoud South. It was not the real constituency group decision on the EC$5 million and they are not the ones expecting dividends...

Letter: Locked in the closet - with a dead man

May 19, 2015
Letter: Locked in the closet - with a dead man What would you do if you woke one morning and saw that you were trapped in the closet with a dead man and a voice is telling you that you signed an agreement to remain there for the next two years? What would you do if you were the government of Grenada trapped in the closet with the International...

Letter: SVG aspirational ULP government!

May 18, 2015
Letter: SVG aspirational ULP government! Talk about our 3D economy in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)! I am not talking about the 3D lottery game by National Lotteries Authority in SVG. It is our depressing, dying, and dead economy! Shouldn’t the prime minister give himself a pat on the back? Yes, an attaboy! After all, he is the PM...

Letter: Puerto Rico tax reform with economic revitalization

May 18, 2015
Letter: Puerto Rico tax reform with economic revitalization Puerto Rico tax reform can be more palatable for legislators if it is viewed by Puerto Rican citizens as payment for services rendered. Services with double pay backs in lower unemployment and higher taxable revenue. Puerto Rico Revitalization Program posted here includes start-up careers...

Poets Corner: Education Reform

May 16, 2015
Poets Corner: Education Reform Belize has a fundamental problem The enemy is teaching our children No wonder they know not what to defend No wonder the country is in such peril and mayhem They lack the ancestral wisdom to guide them These so called stakeholders in education are singing for their supper...

Letter: The Mitchell NNP government has a well-known reputation for alleged corruption

May 15, 2015
Letter: The Mitchell NNP government has a well-known reputation for alleged corruption The Grenadian government of Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell recently opened a new consulate in Miami Beach, two years after he closed the New York consulate, which had been in operation for 40 years. What makes this more interesting is that the consul general is a Hassidic Jew from from South Africa.

Letter: Finishing the work of the man that was finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

May 14, 2015
Letter: Finishing the work of the man that was finishing the work of Maurice Bishop Are you up to the job of finishing the work of your father in relation to finishing the work of Maurice Bishop? You more than most must know exactly what that means, because many of us have been asking for years what it means. We cannot just guess, because if we get it wrong your daddy...

Letter: Save West Indies cricket

May 14, 2015
Letter: Save West Indies cricket It is rather interesting that whilst my suggestions in May 2003 were ignored, the suggestions of a foreigner were adopted and accepted by the administrators and even the players. I am fully aware that my suggestions were discussed by various local bodies and the West Indies Cricket Board but there...

Letter: Ex Fructibus Cognoscetis Eos

May 13, 2015
Letter: Ex Fructibus Cognoscetis Eos The Georgian family, much of the alumni certainly, has gone into mourning over the sudden passing of a young comrade Vishal Mathura, former resident of La Paille Village, Caroni. Grounded on such anticipation, the experience of illness is a reminder of this ever-present possibility; otherwise death is...

Letter: Scrutiny is good, ahead of Jamaica's UN review in Geneva

May 13, 2015
Letter: Scrutiny is good, ahead of Jamaica's UN review in Geneva On May 13, 2015, Jamaica's human rights record will be examined for the second time in Geneva by the United Nations Human Rights Council's Working Group on the Universal Periodic Review (UPR). We, Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ), J-FLAG, the Caribbean Vulnerable Communities Coalition...

Letter: Fewer jobs, more politics, siphoned money, does anyone care in St Lucia?

May 12, 2015
Letter: Fewer jobs, more politics, siphoned money, does anyone care in St Lucia? Word is the seat sale in Micoud South is a done deal worth EC$5 million. The by-election is set for September 21, 2015. I am looking out for wire transfers from an Irish account and one in Miami. The aristocrat Allen Chastanet is in England begging for crumbs from the Conservative victory.

Letter: Trinidad and Tobago government actions heavy handed and dictatorial

May 12, 2015
Letter: Trinidad and Tobago government actions heavy handed and dictatorial The Trinidad and Tobago government's decision to remove an elected Member of Parliament via a majority of votes flies in the face of our democratic system of governance and undermines the rule of law. As the matter was publicly referred to both the Integrity Commission and the Trinidad and Tobago Police...

Letter: God must be an atheist too

May 11, 2015
Letter: God must be an atheist too You know, I must say that I do get a belly full of laughs when people try to make fun of my atheism. Every now and again, I am constantly “reminded” that as I am an atheist, I could not possibly have any sense of direction or any morals. I especially get this tickle from Christians and other theists.

Letter: The 'C' in ben David: A short poem!

May 11, 2015
Letter: The 'C' in ben David: A short poem! The “C” in ben-David not meant to be misconstrued, Could stand for, Conniving, Coocoo, or maybe Confused. Then again ah don’t mean to be rude, it could be anything like Corrupt, Confounded, or maybe Cunumunu?  C ben-David writes fifteen essays, Fourteen which says AIA (Argyle International Airport)...

Letter: Paddy loves St Vincent

May 9, 2015
Letter: Paddy loves St Vincent Whilst talking with an old friend in Dublin recently we were discussing Prime Minister Gonsalves. For this letter I will describe my friend as Paddy, that’s not his name, nothing like his name, but will hide his persona from any collective spite that may just be gathered against him after this little tête-à-tête

Letter: Human rights and social justice without prejudice

May 9, 2015
Letter: Human rights and social justice without prejudice The Non-State Actors Reparations Commission of Barbados is in pursuit of human rights and social justice for people of African descent in the Caribbean. The Non-State Actors Reparations Commission is a Coalition of Human Rights and Social Justice Organisations. The Commission will appreciate...

Letter: Airport politics and betrayal Vincie-style

May 8, 2015
Letter: Airport politics and betrayal Vincie-style The opaque, helter-skelter, and deceitful way the proposed Argyle International Airport (AIA) was conceived, justified, and built, together with the body of descriptive, photographic, numerical, comparative, and logical evidence pointing to its inexorable failure is why I have referred to the project...

Open letter to Francois Hollande, president of France, on his visit to Cuba

May 8, 2015
Before your trip to Cuba, Reporters Without Borders, an organization that defends freedom of information, would like to draw your attention to the still very critical situation of journalists, both professional and non-professional, in that country. Year after year, Cuba has had...

Open letter to the Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago

May 7, 2015
The National Health Workers Union (NHWU), an affiliate of the National Workers Union (NWU),which is in the process of organising health care workers throughout the Regional Health Authorities (RHAs), issued a media release dated April 30, 2015, making a public call...

Poets Corner: Chemical Engineering

May 7, 2015
Poets Corner: Chemical Engineering Victims of chemical engineering, “stuffed and starved” To live as dependents and subjugated We are what we eat Eating white flour instead of wheat The foods we eat make us docile and weak Eating pork instead of sheep Eating less vegetables and more meat We are what we eat Chinny man chicken...

Letter: Grenada: Senator Nazim Burke's stewardship is finally vindicated!

May 6, 2015
Letter: Grenada: Senator Nazim Burke's stewardship is finally vindicated! Many Grenadians have finally concluded that Senator V. Nazim Burke, leader of Grenada’s National Democratic Congress, is the most fitting politician on the island to lead Grenada out of the current economic crisis. Senator Burke, former minister of finance in the Tillman Thomas administration...

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