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Letter: Grenada's constitutional amendment

September 24, 2016
Letter: Grenada's constitutional amendment The Grenada constitutional amendment hearing in New York on Sunday, September 18, was attended by Grenada’s minister of foreign affairs, Elvin Nimrod, and other representatives of the Keith Mitchell NNP government. The hearing was a total failure. It did not inspire confidence.

Letter: Is Douglas Defreitas guilty or not guilty?

September 24, 2016
Letter: Is Douglas Defreitas guilty or not guilty? Ralph Gonsalves has spent all of his adult life trying to hold St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and Vincentians, SVG’s citizens hostage. His plans matured in the year 2000, when he appealed to the greed, the lust for power and the overwhelming desire for personal elevation of many...

Letter: CEO discloses reason for Argyle airport delays: Ignorance and unqualified

September 23, 2016
Letter: CEO discloses reason for Argyle airport delays: Ignorance and unqualified Beware of the faux pas; they return with power to demoralize. At long last, the IADC’s CEO, Rudy Matthias, gave the reason, roundaboutish, for his cortege of failed completion dates. When he was interviewed by iWitness News about the rusting fence, the facetious CEO replied...

Letter: Reparations to Haiti

September 23, 2016
Letter: Reparations to Haiti Colonialism Reparation asks that the demands of justice and compensation presented by the victims of the cholera epidemic in Haiti are met by the UN and become part of the program of the next Haitian government. On August 18, 2016, as disclosed by the press, the report...

Letter: Turning 50 graciously

September 22, 2016
Letter: Turning 50 graciously When I was 15, I thought my parents were old and not 'down with it' to be around my camp of rebel alliances. They were loving and nurturing. However, they were in their late 40s and in retrospect, skin and health care were not as developed then as it is now. Added to that, laborious time spent...

Letter: Belize opposition called on to pay Prevention of Corruption Act fines

September 22, 2016
Letter: Belize opposition called on to pay Prevention of Corruption Act fines Monday’s grandstanding, on National Service Day, by the People's United Party (PUP) parliamentarians who have finally declared their assets was noteworthy, because it was a classic case of concocted deception, as their actions touched on only part of the entire picture.

Letter: The Great Argyle Land Swindle

September 21, 2016
Letter: The Great Argyle Land Swindle Can a government be a crook? No, but those that administer it can be; those that work for it can be. Those that support a known crooked administration can perhaps themselves at the very least stand accused by the citizenry of aiding and abetting crooked and/or conspiratorial activity.

Letter: Time for a Park Ranger service in Trinidad and Tobago

September 21, 2016
Letter: Time for a Park Ranger service in Trinidad and Tobago There were a number of reported clean up campaigns in the media recently. Prominent citizens and politicians were seen collecting pounds of garbage at the beaches and other public places. Such action demonstrates how far away we are from a structured orderly society. Garbage collection is not...

Letter: Referendum on changes in the Grenada constitution

September 20, 2016
Letter: Referendum on changes in the Grenada constitution The world is ever changing. Intense development in science and other fields of technology usher new knowledge almost daily, challenging how we think. Children and young adults in the 21st century are exposed to infinitely more information than the average adult of yesteryear.

Letter: Disappointed in commentary

September 20, 2016
Letter: Disappointed in commentary I am indeed very disappointed in Keith Subero’s commentary in the Sunday Express captioned “Kamla’s trail” wherein Keith continued to pontificate about what he perceives to be the People’s Partnership Government missteps and failures. Keith somehow does not get it that the PPG...

Letter: Argyle Airport: The new and old crisis

September 19, 2016
Letter: Argyle Airport: The new and old crisis Remember some weeks ago when I told you about sitting on the rocks at Argyle. Well I was there surveying the ground pollution deposited from the tarmac plant and the machine and plant yard, workshop and plant and machinery graveyard. But I was really there because the previous...

Letter: Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition - the classic case of a bankrupt entity

September 19, 2016
Letter: Her Majesty's Loyal Opposition - the classic case of a bankrupt entity The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) is “The New Political and Social Consciousness” of Belize. That is evidenced via our fresh approach toward not only pointing out the issues, but more importantly, providing viable solutions. Neither side of the PUPD non-divide can make such a...

Letter: Once again, the prime minister is a stranger to the principles of honesty and integrity

September 17, 2016
Letter: Once again, the prime minister is a stranger to the principles of honesty and integrity At last Thursday’s post-Cabinet news conference, Prime Minister Keith Rowley said that the report of the Las Alturas Commission of Inquiry did not identify any individual for criminal conduct in the project. The prime minister was reacting to the contents of the executive summary of...

Letter: Vincentian woman discards newborn baby in latrine

September 17, 2016
Letter: Vincentian woman discards newborn baby in latrine On September 14, 2016, a video of members of a Vincentian community that retrieved a newborn baby from a latrine, where the mother had discarded it, went viral on social media. Many individuals are calling the mother wicked. Some said that the she denied her pregnancy continuously.

Poets Corner: We are one!

September 17, 2016
Poets Corner: We are one! Sovereign and strong Together as one Is a rhetoric question We are one in stamping out corruption We are one in demanding a senate investigation We are one in demanding the killer of Pastor Lue found We are one in demanding better education We are one is not accepting the 311 Senate...

Letter: No tribute to Luzette King

September 16, 2016
Letter: No tribute to Luzette King Brenton Smith’s outrageous “A tribute to Luzette King” cannot go unchallenged. According to Ms Smith: “Luzette, to me, is a very courageous woman who holds steadfast in what she believes. She is very knowledgeable on a wide range of issues.” To me, Ms King is no more than...

Letter: No amnesty for government crimes

September 16, 2016
Letter: No amnesty for government crimes Following the statement by the Honourable Prime Minister that the PNM manifesto has now become official government policy (Address to the Nation, September 11, 2016), the Highway Reroute Movement issues the following statement: 1. The HRM fully supports the building of a highway...

Open Letter to Governor Peter Beckingham: Where is the justice in the Turks and Caicos Islands?

September 16, 2016
This is now my farewell message to Your Excellency. In reflecting on Your Excellency’s tenure in the Turks and Caicos Islands, there are two characteristics which have struck me. First, Your Excellency’s consistent failure to do anything of significance.

Letter: Water woes

September 15, 2016
Letter: Water woes Governments are obligated and must protect, by means of, licensing, regulating and testing, its public waters, quality and quantity, for human piped or bottled consumption, animal and plant farming, industrial usage, waste water treatment and flood management, to preserve and...

Letter: North Korea has a right to defend itself

September 15, 2016
Letter: North Korea has a right to defend itself Soon after the latest North Korean nuclear test, the South Korean government leaked a report detailing its plan to “annihilate” every block of the North Korean capital by, according to the BBC, “conventional weapons”. The fact that the South Korean government saw the need to stress...

Letter: The Spirit of Trinidad and Tobago

September 14, 2016
Letter: The Spirit of Trinidad and Tobago There is this man alive today who shortly after his marriage, his family noticed that he and his new wife did not have a refrigerator. They quickly got one and delivered it to his home as a present. He returned the gift not out of pride but out of a determination to not live above his means.

Letter: Barrow's bubble bursts - The Belizean economy in freefall recession

September 14, 2016
Letter: Barrow's bubble bursts - The Belizean economy in freefall recession This is an official Belize Progressive Party (BPP) position paper on the economy. Our last recession in Belize occurred in 2009 as a consequence of the bursting of the housing bubble that occurred in the United States commencing in the last quarter of 2007. The US housing bubble was created...

Letter: City lessons for Argyle International Airport

September 13, 2016
Letter: City lessons for Argyle International Airport Bermuda is an isolated British Overseas Territory in the North Atlantic Ocean 1,070 km (665 mi) southeast of North Carolina, USA, and 1,578 km (981 mi) north of Puerto Rico. The capital city is the charming city of Hamilton. Given its geographical location, the “high season” is between...

Letter: Catastrophic lapse in judgment demands that Fitzgerald Hinds resign as minister

September 13, 2016
Letter: Catastrophic lapse in judgment demands that Fitzgerald Hinds resign as minister In what capacity did Trinidad and Tobago works and transport minister Fitzgerald Hinds visit the Belmont Police Station after Jerome Henry’s arrest and, further, advocated for his release? Henry, the father of Josiah Henry, the five-year-old who drowned in a drain near his Belmont home...

Letter: Are Christians who support Ralph Gonsalves abandoning their faith?

September 12, 2016
Letter: Are Christians who support Ralph Gonsalves abandoning their faith? The popularity of Ralph Gonsalves among self-identified Christians must lead national figures in Vincentian Christianity to question whether large swaths of the church even know what their faith teaches, and how it applies to public and political life. The split is between a subset of Christians...

Letter: Sargassum seaweed: Compensation is not a strategy for recovery or national development

September 12, 2016
Letter: Sargassum seaweed: Compensation is not a strategy for recovery or national development While fishing communities from Chaguaramas to Icacos primarily, and those across the country, continue to grapple with the debilitating effects of the fish kill sightings in the Gulf of Paria over the past weeks, Trinidad and Tobago is on alert for yet another influx of sargassum seaweed.

Open letter: Bridgetown a city of peace!

September 12, 2016
This open letter is to fellow Barbadians and other persons who are concern about the state of affairs in the world today. It is from the Non State Actors Reparations Commission Inc. (NsARC) a coalition of human rights and social justice organisations of Barbados.

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