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Letter: Lenard 'Spider' Montoute flip-flops on Newsspin

February 6, 2016
Letter: Lenard 'Spider' Montoute flip-flops on Newsspin The more I listen to Newsspin with Timothy Poleon, the more BS I hear from politicians with no backbone and no principle compass. Second to them is Frank Charles a known Saint Lucia Party (SLP) hack and welder. On second thoughts, that’s what the so called talk show is all about.

Letter: Willie Redhead Foundation responds to Winston Strachan

February 6, 2016
Letter: Willie Redhead Foundation responds to Winston Strachan The Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) sends New Year greetings to Mr Strachan and to say how delighted it was to read your article in the Caribbean News Now website of January 1, 2016, and also in the New Today of January 15, 2016, captioned “How approachable is the Willie Redhead...

Letter: SVG: The case of the Constabulary vs Mr Pot!

February 5, 2016
Letter: SVG: The case of the Constabulary vs Mr Pot! Sometimes I wonder if there is a strong case of comic relief in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG). Notwithstanding all of the shenanigans that have been going on with the protesters and the police, here is my take on the court proceedings if the police were to bring a case against the...

Letter: Storm in a teacup: Irresponsible journalism and the case of the Rosemarie Welsh 'snub'

February 5, 2016
Letter: Storm in a teacup: Irresponsible journalism and the case of the Rosemarie Welsh 'snub' The democratization of information and communication technology changed the course of journalism forever, and it's becoming very normal for some news organizations to pedal falsehoods as facts without verifying the source and authenticity of their contributors. It is very imperative that with the...

Letter: Argyle Airport amateur hour

February 4, 2016
Letter: Argyle Airport amateur hour “We have airlines who [sic] have already indicated their interest and none wants us to mention their names, because, obviously, they don’t want their competitors to know until quite late what they are engaged in,” Dr Gonsalves said at an Argyle International Airport (AIA) symposium.

Letter: The deceivers and their deception

February 4, 2016
Letter: The deceivers and their deception Lennox Linton, Thomas Fontaine, Hector John and others of the United Workers Party in Dominica are continuing their attack on the current economic citizenship and citizenship by investment programs and nation with daily recycling of the same ole stories. They allege profiteers in government.

Letter: Send in the tax inspectors

February 3, 2016
Letter: Send in the tax inspectors Recently I have met yet another person who has told me the story of how, after being rude to Ralph Gonsalves, three days later a group of income tax inspectors turned up and demanded to inspect all his books and business records for the last few years. I hope it is coincidence because...

Letter: Disclosure Today repeats call for CLICO disclosure

February 3, 2016
Letter: Disclosure Today repeats call for CLICO disclosure On 10 August 2015, the then minister of finance and the economy appealed the decision in favour of Mr Afra Raymond (CV2013-01162 Afra Raymond v The Minister of Finance & the Economy) made by the High Court on the 22 July 2015. Disclosure Today notes that landmark decision...

Letter: Juffali, someone got paid, who is it?

February 2, 2016
Letter: Juffali, someone got paid, who is it? Last year, Dr Walid Juffali, a Saudi billionaire and Saint Lucia’s permanent representative to the International Maritime Organisation (IMO) and the Arab world visited Saint Lucia. But our Saint Lucia Labour Party (SLP) government mouthpieces and head honchos did not want us to know.

Letter: CARR or no vote

February 2, 2016
Letter: CARR or no vote General elections are to be held on February 25. The PNP government has reeled off a long list supposed accomplishments. The JLP’s response is predictable. For the next days until the 25th, potential voters will be saturated with claims of all sorts – much of it likely to be unfounded or distorted.

Poets Corner: The battle for women's rights is the unfinished business of the 21st century

February 2, 2016
Poets Corner: The battle for women's rights is the unfinished business of the 21st century Hello Saint Peter, it’s only me, Jane Fighting for Equality, Might I have a word with former British Prime Minister Margaret Hilda Thatcher? The formidable woman, the Iron Lady, that is what they called her, Yes, she is the one, that woman that I have long admired, For I would like to have just...

Letter: The death penalty does not save lives

February 1, 2016
Letter: The death penalty does not save lives The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) Inc and its international partner, the Global Alliance for Legal Aid (GALA) are concerned about the incidences of violent deaths in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The most recent was the murder of an American tourist...

Letter: Nottage's failure a burden to us all!

February 1, 2016
Letter: Nottage's failure a burden to us all! I stood by in absolute horror as minister for national security Bernard J. Nottage spoke about borrowing $300,000-plus for the creation of a parole system for The Bahamas. Everybody with half a mind that cares about The Bahamas is thinking about ways to keep criminals in jail.

Letter: Grenada's changing mission in New York

January 30, 2016
Letter: Grenada's changing mission in New York Miss Rosemarie Welsh, who had recently been appointed as Grenada’s consul general to New York by Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell, after he closed the consulate after winning the general election, held an invitation only meeting with members of groups and organizations on Wednesday.

Letter: Life is precious

January 30, 2016
Letter: Life is precious Much of my life’s values have been formatted by my grandmother. I remember her telling me that, after my mother died from complications in giving birth to me, my siblings, faced with the challenge of poverty and despair, gave me to a village fisherman in Point Fortin. She explained that after...

Letter: Hypocrisy in SVG!

January 29, 2016
Letter: Hypocrisy in SVG! The quintessential icons of the art or science of hypocrisy are being played out in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) today. Do as I say, but don’t do as I do! Moreover, it surely seems to be a case of “Do so, don’t like so!” Such is life today in “Sin Vincent” or as some of my friends call it...

Open letter to prime minister of Grenada

January 29, 2016
We, the individuals listed below, are writing to bring to your attention the treatment we received at the hands of one of Grenada’s Customs and Excise officers during a recent visit to your lovely island country. Our experience with Mr Lynden Alexis, the Customs official...

Letter: Is cocaine the real reason for St Vincent's Argyle International Airport?

January 28, 2016
Letter: Is cocaine the real reason for St Vincent's Argyle International Airport? Forget the tourists, there is something much more lucrative afoot. It is whispered that recently cocaine barons have injected US$400 million into a group within the Vincentian government for help with setting up an improved link into the US of South American cocaine. There are five areas of concern...

Letter: Puerto Rico municipal bond scandal may claim yet another victim

January 28, 2016
Letter: Puerto Rico municipal bond scandal may claim yet another victim It appears that Treasury Secretary Jack Lew has become the target of a congressional ethics investigation. Secretary Lew previously held the position of COO of Citibank. Citibank issued many of the defaulted bonds issued by the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. The Small and Medium...

Poets Corner: Bromance!

January 28, 2016
Poets Corner: Bromance! Men are socialized wrongly To only associate sex as intimacy I encourage every male to join the army A football team or a dance company Homophobia is stifling our masculinity Men are afraid of showing intimacy Thinking it’s not manly To show their vulnerability This society confused with it identity...

Letter: The Rowley PNM's first 136 days

January 27, 2016
Letter: The Rowley PNM's first 136 days The condition in which Trinidad and Tobago finds itself today, 136 days since Keith Rowley’s PNM came to government, is testimony to the fact how it can take just moments to undo a lifetime of work and achievement. A nation that was confident in its prosperity, and increasingly bold in defining...

Open Letter from the Garifuna Nation and affiliated Garifuna organizations

January 27, 2016
The Garifuna Nation is an international Garifuna organization with Representatives from the countries of Saint Vincent & The Grenadines, Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Belize and the United States of America. The main purpose of this organization is to look after...

Letter: Farming, fishing, and foolish talk about Argyle International Airport

January 26, 2016
Letter: Farming, fishing, and foolish talk about Argyle International Airport In the Tuesday, January 19, 2016, edition of the Searchlight newspaper, Sabota Caesar, minister of agriculture, is said to have made a request in a press conference the day before, “…to persons in the diaspora, especially in North America, who are interested in trading in agricultural...

Letter: The opening of the Grenada athletic and football stadium

January 26, 2016
Letter: The opening of the Grenada athletic and football stadium As a Grenadian living in New York, I was very happy to see the great achievement of the opening of the new Grenada Athletic and Football Stadium on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Congratulations to the government and people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinque for having the...

Letter: Can one head of cattle stampede?

January 25, 2016
Letter: Can one head of cattle stampede? Can one head of cattle stampede? Can one person be a crowd? Can one tree be a forest? Can one man be a revolution? Can one man be a government? Can one man frighten 110,000 citizens? According to some dictionaries, a stampede is uncontrolled concerted running as an act of mass...

Letter: Why some governments in the Caribbean fail

January 25, 2016
Letter: Why some governments in the Caribbean fail Since the election of the new People’s National Movement (PNM) administration to office in Trinidad and Tobago, some friends and supporters of mine have asked me why is it that we continue to have common problems regardless of which party we elect to office. WASA still dig up newly paved...

Letter: Why is Camerhogne Park in Grenada worth saving?

January 23, 2016
Letter: Why is Camerhogne Park in Grenada worth saving? Grenadians are implacably opposed to the sale of Camerhogne Park to an Egyptian millionaire or anybody else for that matter. Grenadians have been consistent in our support for retaining our public assets in public hands. This is a sale on slippery slope. It does seem amazing that this...

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