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Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform

October 22, 2014
Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform As a lay person, the writer thinks that a country’s constitution should, for the most part, reflect social and cultural values with due consideration to preserving minority sub-cultures. Colonial constitutional doctrine sought to preserve the culture of the conquering nation, introducing and inculcating...

Letter: Arnhim Eustace - the 'do nothing leader'

October 22, 2014
Letter: Arnhim Eustace - the 'do nothing leader' Edmund Burke said, “No one made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could only do a little.” This quote sums up the incompetence of the opposition leader of the “No Direction Party” NDP, Arnhim Eustace, in his entirety. Mr Eustace, as the so-called leader of the opposition party...

Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act II

October 21, 2014
Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors - Act II About a year or so ago, the prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) mentioned at a town hall meeting in New York that SVG has a second-to-none hospital. Why was the PM recently giving a speech from a hospital in Cuba? This was shown in an I-Witness News story.

Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya'

October 21, 2014
Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya' Terry Forrester, public relations officer of the New National Party (NNP) and chairman of the National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) has disrespected the hardworking people of Grenada when he said that they are suffering from 'lazygunya’. His comments were made as a result of the...

Letter: Issues surrounding the foolish deportation of Abu Bakr

October 20, 2014
Letter: Issues surrounding the foolish deportation of Abu Bakr This is a call upon Jamaicans to take note of the full import of the decision by the Jamaican government, led by the Ministry (Minister) of National Security, to ban Abu Bakr from Jamaica. Jamaicans concerned about freedom of speech and freedom of movement and the right to travel within CARICOM...

Open Letter from Haiti human rights activists to US Congress

October 20, 2014
We would like to thank you for your work on behalf of the American people to promote justice and democracy. However, we are writing you to express our outrage over your letter dated September 15, 2014 to Senator Simon Dieuseul Desras, President of the Haitian Senate.

Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention

October 18, 2014
Letter: Ebola threat must engage parliament's attention Ebola is a clear and present danger to Trinidad and Tobago and the epidemic is a threat to the security and well-being of our nation. The WHO has indicated that the epidemic is expanding exponentially and that the crisis is outpacing the responses thus far. A threat of this magnitude necessitates...

Letter: End divisiveness now!

October 18, 2014
Letter: End divisiveness now! A cocktail of conspiracy theory, propaganda and speculation is now being served to the national community by those with an interest to protect in several matters of national interest; albeit Ebola preparedness, the highway project, movement of persons within CARICOM or the institutions and...

Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak

October 17, 2014
Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak Grenada’s minister of health, Clarice Corwin Modeste, and her government are facing criticism from the Grenadian public for her mismanagement of the spread of the chikungunya infection. Hundreds of citizens are displaying full blown illnesses, and have chided the Keith Mitchell NNP...

Letter: Speaking environmentally

October 17, 2014
Letter: Speaking environmentally When Columbus first landed on these shores there were no roads. Everything that we have done since then has disturbed the environment to some degree, but where would be developmentally without our roads and highways? The good people of Westmoorings, where they live today was...

Letter: Grenada Heroes Day

October 16, 2014
Letter: Grenada Heroes Day I write in response to Arley Gill's call for a Heroes Day. Of course we need a Heroes Day! Let's get rid of Whit Monday, which has no meaning for Grenadians (church leaders, just shut up), to make space for Heroes Day. But not for the sort of "heroes" that leftist Arley Gill has in mind.

Letter: Bigger Biggs is still enduring spite and hatred; it continues in a revised form

October 14, 2014
Letter: Bigger Biggs is still enduring spite and hatred; it continues in a revised form Mr Leon "Bigger Biggs" Samuels was in most people's minds attacked and his business destroyed because he ceased supporting the ruling political party, the Unity Labour Part [ULP]. His changed support from ULP to NDP in the 2010 elections brought wrath, spite, hatred, malice from the ULP...

Letter: Did the SDA community abandon Bigger Biggs and his family in their time of need?

October 14, 2014
Letter: Did the SDA community abandon Bigger Biggs and his family in their time of need? I can remember with vivid clarity, some years ago, when my acquired brother Ali Monro, one of the biggest, baddest national goalkeepers in the history of St Vincent and the Grenadines soccer and fellow Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) church member, came and informed me that Bigger Biggs...

Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors

October 13, 2014
Letter: SVG's Comedy of Errors William Shakespeare could not have written it any better, as it pertains to the St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) comedy of errors. While trial and error seems appropriate for the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government in SVG, they have not learned from their errors. Therefore, the efforts of the ULP-led government...

Letter: Belize: Are we in a state of insecurity or are we an insecure state?

October 13, 2014
Letter: Belize: Are we in a state of insecurity or are we an insecure state? Following a series of recent, unfortunate occurrences in our beloved nation, I am compelled to put for the above-listed query. Where do I begin? As in all things, I guess it is best to lay the foundation and then build from there. To those who have kept tabs on what appears that only a few seem to recognise...

World Mental Health Day October 10

October 11, 2014
Every year -- on 10 October – people of the world are asked to join together in shining the spotlight on a particular aspect of mental ill health. The theme this year is "Living with Schizophrenia". Being diagnosed with a mental condition can be one of the most challenging experiences.

Letter: Thanks but no thanks, Bermuda

October 10, 2014
Thank you…but no thanks, Bermuda…after watching the Becky Middleton story! We could never feel comfortable on your soil, nor trust your justice system. Karma will one day catch up to those animals. Wes Stevenson Kelowna, BC

Letter: The politics of a small Caribbean nation state

October 9, 2014
Letter: The politics of a small Caribbean nation state A former part-time truck driver and self-appointed political scientist are fond of portraying themselves as the St Vincent and the Grenadines’ first working-class leaders. Like their “mentors,” they pretend that the primary role of their movement is to crush capitalism and install 21st century socialism.

Letter: Ebola on its way to becoming a world pandemic

October 8, 2014
Letter: Ebola on its way to becoming a world pandemic Ebola is on its way to becoming a world pandemic. I believe it's now in the US, Venezuela, Cuba, Spain. In Venezuela, the deaths of ten people in the past week of a mysterious disease in several cities in Venezuela, including the capital of Caracas, have caused panic within the population.

Letter: The constitutional reform process in Grenada

October 7, 2014
Letter: The constitutional reform process in Grenada The following are my views on what constitution reform for Grenada in 2014 should be. First, I believe that the current process is anti democratic and illegal because whereas the constitution by which this country is governed never involved the people or citizens of Grenada in its making...

Letter: Clare Valley Housing Project - what next?

October 7, 2014
Letter: Clare Valley Housing Project - what next? The Unity Labour Party (ULP) government completed a low income housing project at Clare Valley, an accomplishment which had become the talking or boasting point of the party pundits and supporters. Unfortunately, one of the houses collapsed without the influence of an act of nature or...

Letter: The ULP's electioneering housing scheme hits a slippery slope

October 6, 2014
Letter: The ULP's electioneering housing scheme hits a slippery slope The house that fell down in Clare Valley, St Vincent, and the risk to the other houses. When you have evil in your heart you can almost be certain things will inevitably go wrong, Karma will get you. That's what has happened, and that's the basis of the ULP housing schemes.

Letter: Allen Chastanet's loyalists have turned on him

October 6, 2014
Letter: Allen Chastanet's loyalists have turned on him Fourteen months ago, an overgrown mulatto bourgeoisie baby (Allen Chastanet), who should have been in his crib at home, was elevated to the leadership of the United Worker Party (UWP) in Saint Lucia by means of a proxy. With the advent of “the Silencer” this move was taken to rescue the party.

Letter: Public hospitals in Jamaica - a death trap

October 4, 2014
Letter: Public hospitals in Jamaica - a death trap The recent report of the death of Jason Forbes on the hospital floor of the Accident and Emergency Department at the Spanish Town Hospital brings into stark reality the fate that my family narrowly escaped a few months ago on two occasions. Consequently, we as a people can no longer sit back...

Open Letter to President Anthony Carmona and Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar

October 4, 2014
I again interrupt my writing of Letters To Lizzie -- tete-a-tee correspondences to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on explosive matters of our common interests, history and destiny based on 500 pieces of accumulated outstanding universally and valuable pieces of evidence...

Letter: A simple lesson for Sehon Marshall, Ralph Gonsalves and the ULP

October 3, 2014
Letter: A simple lesson for Sehon Marshall, Ralph Gonsalves and the ULP We were hit with some rambling that sound like the squeaking of Ralph E Gonsalves. The level of arrogance, the level of idiocy as well as the muttering sounded like something Ralph Gonsalves would have said about N.P supporters. However, this time it was not him.

Letter: The St Vincent-Chinese connection

October 2, 2014
Letter: The St Vincent-Chinese connection As a patriotic Vincentian national, I wish to add my appreciation and thanks to the Nationalist State of Free China, Formosa-China for all the gracious help and assistance that they have so generously rendered to the government and people of my beloved homeland, the independent state of St Vincent...

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