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Letter: Dr Timothy Harris July 2016 press conference and transparency on de-risking issues

August 29, 2016
Letter: Dr Timothy Harris July 2016 press conference and transparency on de-risking issues Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister of St Kitts and Nevis, at his July 27, 2016, press conference, outlined a four-pillar approach being implemented to address the de-risking issues facing the indigenous banks operating in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) (See: “Government Takes...

Letter: Crime again

August 29, 2016
Letter: Crime again Over the last ten years I have been writing about suggestions to reduce crime in Trinidad and Tobago. The simple suggestions made were communicated to the relevant government officials. To date, our nation continues to grapple with ever increasing violent crime with little success...

Letter: Fisherfolk welcome government assistance but...

August 27, 2016
Letter: Fisherfolk welcome government assistance but... Given the recent fish kills and reports around the issue between and among stakeholders of the Gulf of Paria fishery, the Felicity Charlieville Fishing Association (FCFA) welcomes the prime minister’s intervention and announcement of TT$1 million to assist in preserving the livelihoods...

Letter: The Queen's Young Leaders Awards

August 27, 2016
Letter: The Queen's Young Leaders Awards The British government through the Commonwealth organization is searching throughout the Commonwealth for exceptional young people as recipients of The Queen’s Young Leaders Awards. The awards are presented by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II in London. From Australia to Antigua...

Letter: Foolish words about Argyle International Airport

August 26, 2016
Letter: Foolish words about Argyle International Airport The August 19, 2016, The Vincentian newspaper’s lead editorial on the never-ending construction of Argyle International Airport (AIA) left me dumbfounded. How could the writer(s) be so naïve and ill-informed as to produce such an insipid piece of writing? Clearly, the lead editor must have...

Letter: JFJ welcomes police body cameras, calls for strong protocols

August 26, 2016
Letter: JFJ welcomes police body cameras, calls for strong protocols Jamaicans For Justice (JFJ) welcomes the launch of the use of body-worn cameras by members of the police force. This measure is an important step towards normalizing a culture of accountability, and – if implemented properly – will bring the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF) closer...

Letter: UN must now compensate Haiti

August 25, 2016
Letter: UN must now compensate Haiti The BBC is reporting that the United Nations (UN) has admitted that, after much detailed investigations, the Nepalese troops that were under its command and were stationed in Haiti a few years ago were in fact responsible for the cholera outbreak that killed several thousand people.

Letter: Confused

August 25, 2016
Letter: Confused It has become increasingly difficult to understand the conclusions that are reported to emanate from many in our nation. For example, there was a picture of politicians with victory signs celebrating a victory where their case was dismissed and they were asked to pay costs.

Letter: Time to kill Douglas Defreitas and Nice Radio off for good

August 24, 2016
Letter: Time to kill Douglas Defreitas and Nice Radio off for good For years now they have tried their hardest to destroy Douglas Defreitas and Nice Radio. They have regarded him as a political thorn in their side for years. They have despised his free speech and exposés that he talks openly about. Douglas has always clung to his Christian faith and...

Letter: The EBC has eroded public trust and confidence

August 24, 2016
Letter: The EBC has eroded public trust and confidence It was a sad day in the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago last Friday when a High Court judge ruled that the actions of the Elections and Boundaries Commission (EBC), on the day of a national general election, were illegal. Madam Justice Mira Dean-Armorer was delivering her ruling on...

Letter: Donald Trump is no racist anomaly

August 24, 2016
Letter: Donald Trump is no racist anomaly The newspapers are beaming with front page stories about Donald Trump’s racism. As an individual who has been placed in a racial category based on whites’ perception of my ancestral connection, I marvel as to the stupidity that is so overwhelming within this country. It’s hilarious to me...

Letter: Deputy Dawg

August 23, 2016
Letter: Deputy Dawg St Vincent and the Grenadines has no constitutional provision for a deputy prime minister or even an acting prime minister. The constitution is quite clear on that. There is not a provision for deputy prime minister or an acting prime minister either. There is only provision for the governor...

Letter: Makandal and Massa

August 23, 2016
Letter: Makandal and Massa Makandal Dagga brought the wine of astonishment, Black Power, for the people to drink. By 1970, he and his colleagues had gotten fed up of new wine in old vessels. In the ensuing battle, Massa smashed his vessel, leaving the people to lap up, here and there, wherever they could.

Letter: Governance issues in Belize

August 22, 2016
Letter: Governance issues in Belize In the wake of the chief justice’s decision regarding Section 53 of Belize’s Criminal Code, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) takes this opportunity to highlight the urgent need for the enactment and utilisation of appropriate governance tools to address a variety of pressing issues facing our society.

Letter: Environmental hypocrites

August 22, 2016
Letter: Environmental hypocrites When efforts were made to pave a sector of the Queen’s Park Savannah to ensure that revellers were able to exit the stage in comfort and safety rather than entering into a muddy path, the environmentalists came out ready to die for the perseverance of the savannah. When efforts...

Letter: If Andy Borowitz were a Vincentian, he could well be in the pokey

August 20, 2016
Letter: If Andy Borowitz were a Vincentian, he could well be in the pokey Andy Borowitz writes for the online edition of The New Yorker magazine. Read one of his columns below (they are all like this one) and tell me what you think would become of him with the tentacles of the Cybercrime Bill, if, with a Vincentian passport around his neck, still living in...

Letter: Rental apartments

August 20, 2016
Letter: Rental apartments Economic research reported by international news outlets, all suggest that apartments located in major cities are well beyond the financial reach of persons working in those cities, resulting in long daily commutes, expanding city limits, growing ghettos surrounding the city centres and, as a further...

Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame?

August 19, 2016
Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame? Grenada's youths are in a 'crisis'. Youth unemployment is at a record high approaching 60%. The much talked about NNP flagship youth program the 'Imani ' program is a failure in terms of providing sustainable job opportunities for the tens of thousands unemployed youths in the nation.

An open letter to the chairman of the Select/Cyber Crime Bill Review Committee

August 19, 2016
I respectfully write to you as a patriotic Vincentian as it relates to the Cyber Crime Bill 2016 that was tabled in the house of Parliament a few weeks ago. I have access that piece of legislation and from my layman’s review of the aforementioned piecec of legislation...

Poets Corner: Challenge

August 19, 2016
Poets Corner: Challenge Now that the door is open Believers need to mount a challenge I invite all Muslims Especially our sistrens We have the Quran and Sunnah to defend We have women and children  That needs men to honoured and defend Hence the “Bigamy law” needs to be challenged The Domestic Act...

Letter: SVG, wake up!

August 18, 2016
Letter: SVG, wake up! Back in the day at the now defunct Wesley Hall Primary School (aka Kingstown Methodist School), Mr Rose aka ‘De Man Age’ would have put two straps across the back of this wolf in sheep’s clothing who uses the pseudonym ‘Reginald Vinciman Wright’ and say to him, “Wake Up!”

Letter: Making sponge cake on a Chula

August 18, 2016
Letter: Making sponge cake on a Chula Can you imagine baking a sponge cake on a “Chula” or wooden fire stove made with clay? That is more or less what citizens are figuratively asked to do on a daily basis. Citizens are asked to arrive at work on time, have their children attend school on time and arrive on time for appointments...

Letter: Time to stop visitors from Venezuela from entering the Caribbean without a treatment certificate

August 17, 2016
Letter: Time to stop visitors from Venezuela from entering the Caribbean without a treatment certificate In 2001, Venezuela was so affected by dengue that it trickled down through the Caribbean and the Americas, which reached a crescendo by 2014. Almost every citizen throughout the Caribbean suffered from the disease; it proved unstoppable. Dengue is still hampering Venezuela.

Letter: Jehovah, Allah, Brahma

August 17, 2016
Letter: Jehovah, Allah, Brahma God – Allah, Bramha, Jehovah, etc. – is the real. There is nothing but the real. Here, humbly, are eleven aspects of the real.  ONE LIGHT. As we might all know by now, light is the matter of the universe. Nothing exists that is not constructed with fast-moving particles. Be it electromagnetic light...

Letter: Consolidating ECCU indigenous banks to address de-risking

August 16, 2016
Letter: Consolidating ECCU indigenous banks to address de-risking In two of my recent letters published by Caribbean News Now (CNN) related to de-risking and the operations of indigenous banks in the ECCU, I suggested that consolidating or merging of these several small banks into a single indigenous bank, with branches, could be an important...

Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin

August 16, 2016
Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin The government, the Opposition Democratic Political NDC Party, and the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are feeling so much excessive pride and nationalistic feelings, because Grenada's own Kirani James has done great things in Rio in the 2016 Olympics.

Open letter to Speaker of The Bahamas House of Assembly, Dr Kendal Major

August 16, 2016
We, the members and directors of Save The Bays (STB), would like to publicly offer our heartfelt thanks to you and communicate the overwhelming sense of relief we feel following your recent declaration that our private correspondence and financial information...

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