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Letter: The Argyle International Airport, 'a crisis a day that keeps the tourists away'

November 24, 2014
Letter: The Argyle International Airport, 'a crisis a day that keeps the tourists away' I often read the writings of Karl Eklund, who describes himself as a retired nuclear physicist, environmental scientist, and amateur theologian. Runs and edits the medium svgblog.blogspot.com. Today, whilst going over some of his past editions, I came across one dated Saturday, 25th September 2010.

Letters from the Campaign Trail: Coronation or is it an election?

November 24, 2014
Letters from the Campaign Trail: Coronation or is it an election? Thank you, Mocking Walker. Mockers’ News Desk has been inundated with calls regarding various ‘funny’ campaign news that regular folk want to let the world know; so a PSA from our host Sir Manley Mockingstar – if you can’t reach the news desk because of our busy phones or they just go unanswered...

Letter: Criminals within the NNP government

November 24, 2014
Letter: Criminals within the NNP government The prime minister of Grenada Keith Mitchell has already signaled that he is not a “people’s prime minister” and his government is one of division and made up of criminals. Here we have Chester Humphrey, said to be a wanted man, and Peter David, who reportedly committed real estate fraud in New York.

Letter: The Housing and Land Development Corp: An example of government waste

November 22, 2014
Letter: The Housing and Land Development Corp: An example of government waste The St Vincent and the Grenadines Housing and Land Development Corporation (HLDV) announced that they will be demolishing some of the houses and they did correction work on other houses in the poorly constructed houses that made up the Campden Park low income housing scheme.

Letter: Dominica's Electoral Commission: Is it really independent?

November 22, 2014
Letter: Dominica's Electoral Commission: Is it really independent? Each time without fail, when there is an issue of national importance raised, and I read some of the comments been made, I am reminded of the pronouncement of the late Pierre Charles, that "some Dominicans wear their ignorance like a badge of honour". Here it is we have serious concerns about the most...

Letter: Disregard for the truth

November 21, 2014
Letter: Disregard for the truth I assumed some level of credibility in your publication, but that was before I came across an article or contribution that claimed that Mr Lennox Linton, the leader of Team Dominica is a high school dropout. That information is incorrect, and I would have expected you to have at least verified the information.

Letters from the Campaign Trail: Turnout, predictions and promises

November 21, 2014
Letters from the Campaign Trail: Turnout, predictions and promises Thank you Able Mocker. Mockers’ News Desk has been all over Concord and Marigot! This constituency is fast become ground zero of this election cycle. With his new found fame of winning for all-time The Chutzpah Prize for Hypocrisy, Lennox Linton is feeling invisible. At a walk for free and fair elections...

Letter: Blatant breach of the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago

November 20, 2014
Letter: Blatant breach of the constitution of Trinidad and Tobago In her capacity as prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago and as political leader of the UNC/PP government, Mrs Kamla Persad Bissessar and her government have not adhered to the code of conduct for political parties although they were signatories to the agreement. Their agreement must be...

Letter: Fuzzy math in SVG

November 20, 2014
Letter: Fuzzy math in SVG In our 35th year of independence in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), I could not imagine that things would be so fuzzy in my homeland. My first memory of playing mas in SVG was with the great “Fuzzy” Knights band. I also know former athlete and now coach “Fuzzy” Harry. But I didn’t know that they...

Letter: Response to 'Mitchell's citizenship warning was unhelpful' editorial

November 19, 2014
Letter: Response to 'Mitchell's citizenship warning was unhelpful' editorial I have read the Nassau Guardian’s editorial of Monday, November 17, 2014, entitled: Mitchell’s citizenship warning was unhelpful. Firstly, the words of Ms Daphne Campbell, a Florida state representative were nationally offensive and troublesome to most Bahamians when she called for...

Letter: Why small farming sustains poverty in the Caribbean

November 19, 2014
Letter: Why small farming sustains poverty in the Caribbean The Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has declared 2014 “International Year of Family Farming,” a phrase that is rather superfluous since the organization itself asserts that family farms “… make up 98% of farming holdings” (fao.org/family-farming).

Letter: '...Just follow the money' to Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize

November 18, 2014
Letter: '...Just follow the money' to Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize Garifuna Settlement Day in Belize falls on November 19 annually. It is a celebration of the arrival of a second migration of Garinagu from Honduras after the Central American war for independence with Spain. According to oral history in the Garinagu community I’ve heard, the Garinagu...

Letter: Did PM Gonsalves fail to inform the people about the status of the Wikileak disclosures?

November 18, 2014
Letter: Did PM Gonsalves fail to inform the people about the status of the Wikileak disclosures? There are at least 35 Wikileak releases of cables from the US ambassador in Barbados to the US that carry reference or contain PM Gonsalves’ name, some of which carry derogatory statements, some of which may refer to what some may interpret as alleged criminal activity on his part.

Letters from the Campaign Trail: Anger, luck and chance?

November 18, 2014
Letters from the Campaign Trail: Anger, luck and chance? Thank you Mocking Walker. Mockers’ News Desk just reviewed distinguished journalist Ken Richards piece – and this caught our attention: According to Dr Honychurch the UWP leader Lennox Linton is known to get "very angry and carried away rather than presenting things in a reasoned manner".

Letter: Richileaks exposes the lying Allen Chastanet

November 17, 2014
Letter: Richileaks exposes the lying Allen Chastanet I Bondieu! (Oh my God). This is the latest addition to Allen Chastanet’s Creole speaking repertoire in the dialect empire. This is run of the mill by any means, considering his language coach is Juke Bois, for the same price tag of EC$5,000 per month, paid for by the taxpayers as a patois media consultant.

Letter: Police killings and the politician monkey show

November 17, 2014
Letter: Police killings and the politician monkey show Why do politicians love to make fools of themselves? The current joke is that giving policemen batons, handcuffs and pepper spray is going to definitively reduce the police killing rate. This is the new claim being pushed by Minister of National Security, Peter Bunting and Police Commissioner Carl Williams.

Letter: The star shines brilliantly

November 17, 2014
Letter: The star shines brilliantly On November 5, 2014, I had the pleasure to listen to a program on Star Radio that was hosted by two elected Representatives of the Unity Labour Party, Mr Cecil McKie and Mr Montgomery Daniel. These two gentlemen (true gentlemen) were a breath of fresh air. They have restored some hope in my mind.

Letters from the Campaign Trail: All serious, no laughter

November 15, 2014
Letters from the Campaign Trail: All serious, no laughter Thank you, Able Mocker, it sounds like you are having a fantastic time with all the laughter at the UWP rally but over here at these Labour rallies it is all seriousness of purpose. Mr Skerrit said to Labourites, “If you do not go out and vote then you are conspiring with the UWP to change the government.”

Letter: Chikungunya preparedness: What happened?

November 15, 2014
Letter: Chikungunya preparedness: What happened? A Caribbean subregional workshop introducing the new guidelines for preparedness and response for chikungunya virus was held in Kingston, Jamaica, at the Jamaica Pegasus Hotel from May 28-30, 2012. The big question is what happened after that? There is a lovely picture with smiling faces...

Letter: Needy school children still waiting for promised government assistance

November 14, 2014
Letter: Needy school children still waiting for promised government assistance The government of Trinidad and Tobago has failed to follow-through on its written commitment to provide financial assistance to needy schoolchildren for the current academic year. I wish to inform the public that, in August 2014, all MPs received written correspondence from the government...

Letter: Response to Comrade Gill

November 14, 2014
Letter: Response to Comrade Gill In Arley Gill’s article about the modern socialist in your November 13 issue, he remarks that the legacy of the Grenada revolution is a strong residue of anti-communist rhetoric. That is his perception but mine is the opposite. What we hear mostly is favourable opinions, such as his own.

Letters from the Campaign Trail: Promises to victory for change

November 13, 2014
Letters from the Campaign Trail: Promises to victory for change Lennox Linton who, after dropping out of High School in the 1970s, promised his parents he would get an education – but has failed to do so -- is now promising his way to electoral office. The UWP leader said this election is going to be a very “important” one for Dominica. Well known political investigative journalist...

Letter: The immigration debate in The Bahamas

November 13, 2014
Letter: The immigration debate in The Bahamas I have been following the illegal immigration debate in our beloved country with great interest. I was moved to provide my views on it in writing after hearing Ms Daphne Campbell, Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives, give her take on the matter. Like so many Haitians and those of...

Letter to US Secretary of State regarding the suspension of democracy in Guyana

November 13, 2014
We write to express grave concern regarding recent developments in Guyana, South America where, on November 10, 2014, President Donald Ramotar arbitrarily prorogued Parliament, thereby terminating debate, to avoid the passage of a no-confidence motion tabled by the...

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

November 12, 2014
Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act-V In Act V of the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) comedy of errors, I will recap the list of their errors. There are the many sided revolution of errors such as the so-called education and wellness revolutions, the stealing and misappropriation of funds revolution, the no jobs creation revolution, and...

Letter: Stop the betrayal Nazim Burke

November 12, 2014
Letter: Stop the betrayal Nazim Burke In one of his appearance on the weekly current affairs program Beyond the Headlines, former minister of finance and political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Nazim Burke was strongly condemning the Keith Mitchell-led government for its management of the economy.

Letter: No! Peter David, no! Kayaks don't want you

November 11, 2014
Letter: No! Peter David, no! Kayaks don't want you The people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique are adamantly against Peter David becoming the island's new senator following the death of Senator Jester Emmons. Senator Emmons had the potential to represent the people of Cariacou in that nation's parliament if he had the opportunity to do so.

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