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Letter: The invasion of our schoolchildren's privacy and who is spying on them

September 1, 2014
Letter: The invasion of our schoolchildren's privacy and who is spying on them We are Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio League (TTARL) Amateur Radio Intelligence. The Trinidad and Tobago Amateur Radio League (TTARL) is a registered non-profit organization (T4228/95) operating within Trinidad and Tobago. The TTARL works closely with governmental agencies...

Letter: Given the current state of affairs, what are we truly celebrating in Belize?

September 1, 2014
Letter: Given the current state of affairs, what are we truly celebrating in Belize? It is September in Belize and, as per usual, it is filled with excitement and lots of festivities. Yet, given the current status of matters in Belize, I am compelled to ponder, “What precisely are we celebrating?” I pose this question given the existential threat to Belize’s current reality, due to Guatemala’s...

Letter: Foreign policy of procrastination

September 1, 2014
Letter: Foreign policy of procrastination When President Obama was questioned about countering the Islamic terrorists (ISIS) in Syria, his response was, "We don’t have a strategy yet", and this exemplifies the status of our foreign policy. The Obama Administrations has deferred our foreign policy decisions to other countries.

Letter: A government knowing right from wrong

August 30, 2014
Letter: A government knowing right from wrong In St Vincent knowing right from wrong, as we grow up our parents try and teach us right from wrong, when we begin attending church we are taught right from wrong. As we go through life we constantly learn right from wrong. As we attend education from child to young adulthood, we learn...

Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule?

August 29, 2014
Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule? In Grenada a picture is emerging of our women, men and youths who have become physically and emotionally battered from lack of unemployment and their economic situation is so grave that they have turned to drugs use, the sale of drugs and the abuse of alcohol, out of hopelessness...

Letter: As the Vincentian Diaspora sit on their hands

August 28, 2014
Letter: As the Vincentian Diaspora sit on their hands Whilst thinking about all those farmers who had their land taken from them six years ago, for the Argyle airport to be built on. All those farmers, about 60 in all, who in 2014 have still not been paid for their land. Farmers dying, unable to afford medical attention. Unable to properly afford to clothe and...

Open letter to Jamaica's director of emergency services: Chemicals used in fogging are not safe

August 28, 2014
Open letter to Jamaica's director of emergency services: Chemicals used in fogging are not safe I am outraged but not surprised to read that you are contending that the chemical malathion that is used to attack people or "fog" them as you call it is "safe".  According to you, "this is recognised on the safe list in terms of the international health organisation." Which health organisation are you referring to?

Letter: Gonsalves was appointed by God! But why?

August 27, 2014
Letter: Gonsalves was appointed by God! But why? It is no secret that Yahweh God is the one who worked it out for Ralph E. Gonsalves and his bunch of henchmen to be placed in a position of rulership over the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines. This is so because he (Yahweh) is the one that raises up government and takes them out of power.

Letter: Constitutional Amendment Bill is a step in the right direction

August 26, 2014
Letter: Constitutional Amendment Bill is a step in the right direction As the president general of the All Trinidad General Workers’ Trade Union, I wish to express my preliminary point of view regarding the contents of the Constitutional Amendment Bill. This point of view is not cast in stone, but may be altered or even changed depending on the arguments for and against.

Letter: Emancipation and the PNM

August 26, 2014
Letter: Emancipation and the PNM It is patently unfair that a black child born into the bondage of Beetham can almost never escape those chains on dint of sheer effort and is five times more likely to die by a bullet than to attain a degree. I put to the national community that until the People's National Movement (PNM) can explain...

Reflection on the International Black Summit 2014

August 26, 2014
Reflection on the International Black Summit 2014 When most Belizeans hear “black” they think about race That jumps at you when you look at their face Again some pre- judged the space in haste The summit was about facilitators creating a space So that I and my true self could sit face to face The facilitators attended with grace Helping us to explore how...

Letter: Award the 'Disorder of the Nation' to them

August 25, 2014
Letter: Award the 'Disorder of the Nation' to them I am not trying to denigrate Patrick Manning’s character or principles. I am saying he did not accept the Award on principle but on the political capital it gives him. It must have been a welcomed shocker. On an aside, I do not think he, Manning, understood the meaning of "sustainable resource use".

Letter: The latest IMF SVG report released 2014

August 25, 2014
Letter: The latest IMF SVG report released 2014 If Vincentians want to know the truth about just how bad we are doing, keep watching the IMF reports. IMF report published August 21, 2014, in relation to St Vincent and the Grenadines: 2012 Article IV Consultation Summary: KEY ISSUES Background: 1/ Activity is slowly recovering after a...

Letter: Senator Nazim Burke hits a home run

August 23, 2014
Letter: Senator Nazim Burke hits a home run Political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a politician that is as courageous as David. He has demonstrated that he is not afraid of standing up to the mischievous and sinister political goliaths in Grenada on the issue of constitutional reform. In a televised national address Nazim Burke...

Asset base mapping!

August 23, 2014
Asset base mapping! I have said it before and I’ll say it again Minister Farber has the potential to be a household legend Most people think that the ministry of finance is the most powerful But in reality it’s the ministry of education that is the most transformable This guy has power at his grasp...

Letter: Is it a mega Ponzi scheme?

August 22, 2014
The heart and soul is being ripped out of St Vincent and the Grenadines by a bunch of worthless politicians. When the next elections are over and the victors peak gingerly into the treasury funds they will find the cupboard is bare. Money squandered and wasted in the most atrocious ways.

Letter: USVI needs long term master plan to achieve economic growth and sustainability

August 21, 2014
The St Croix Strategic Economic Development Initiative (SEDI) will submit proposed legislation to create a local Comprehensive Economic Development Strategic (CEDS) Master Plan, in order for the US Virgin Islands (USVI) to achieve long term (10-20 year plan) economic growth.

Letter: Thank you! Mr Prime Minister

August 20, 2014
In a private e-mail, I have thanked Ralph Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines, for satisfying my right to a long overdue Vincentian passport. After eight months of frustration with the Vincentian bureaucracy, this event has unfolded so quickly that I am left...

Letter: I would support this type of run-off

August 20, 2014
Instant runoff voting allows voters to rank candidates in order of preference (i.e. first, second, third, fourth and so on). Voters have the option to rank as many or as few candidates as they wish, but can vote without fear that ranking less favoured candidates will harm the chances of...

Letter: The Gender Equality Referendum 2014 in The Bahamas

August 19, 2014
I have, like thousands of other Bahamians, voted YES to the elimination of gender inequality in our constitution – in the 2002 referendum. I am not motivated to participate in referendum 2014 about the same question, as I feel that this is the “2002 NO voters” referendum.

Letter: A master stroke or a gross liberty?

August 19, 2014
PM Gonsalves is known to love the term master stroke, his master strokes. Well here is his latest master stroke. The government owes the National Insurance Services (NIS) EC$15 million for contributions and cannot pay them. So he is presenting a resolution to parliament...

Letter: Post turtles and the General Hospital...

August 18, 2014
While stitching a cut on the hand of a 75-year-old farmer, whose hand was caught in his gate while working, the doctor struck up a conversation with the old man. Eventually the topic got around to politicians and their role as our leaders. The farmer said, "Well, as I see it, most politicians...

Merry go round!

August 18, 2014
Ring a ring a roses A pocket full of poses A tish-u, a tish-u we all fall down Are we serious about juvenile reform? Or are we playing merry-go-round? Are we buying into Jim Crow-ism And being tricked into creating more facilities for juvenile incarceration...

Open Letter to Grenada Development Bank

August 15, 2014
I have always firmly held the view that politics and a natural disaster played a major role in BNP Entertainment Ltd ( Sugar Mill ), not being able to meet its financial commitment to the Bank. It is my intention to prove the political angle over time, and expose same.

Letter: Wrecking agriculture in SVG, and Saboto Caesar's amazing statements

August 14, 2014
Sunday morning on the way to church I was thinking about the current plight of our farmers in St Vincent and the Grenadines. It's my opinion, by my often being with them, that I have a special insight into their lives. The Vincentian farmers who were once able to generate wealth...

Letter: February 10, 2015 - Grenada's D-Day

August 14, 2014
June 6, 1944, the day allied forces landed on Normandy, was referred to as D-Day. It was the largest seaborne invasion, which began with the invasion of German occupied Western Europe and led to the restoration of the French Republic and the subsequent victory of the allied forces.

Justice or Revenge?

August 14, 2014
With respect to everybody We are all being reactionary as is customary We are a people who are just charged emotionally Things need to be thought out rationally Right now everyone is angry due to the recent killings in the city Some are related to the family But let’s sit down and look...

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