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Letter: Queen may have to intervene to stop Brexit becoming breakup

June 28, 2016
Letter: Queen may have to intervene to stop Brexit becoming breakup Now that the vote for Britain’s continued membership of the European Union (EU) is over, there is one thing about the United Kingdom that is becoming very clear – she is anything but united. It’s not very often that we see so many divisions contained in one country. Yet, from where I sit...

Letter: Basic utilities

June 28, 2016
Letter: Basic utilities We, the people, are all investors in the nation's sustainable development to regulated success. Our poor and barely getting by, our middle class and our rich, all invest materials, money and time in order to benefit from resulting returns on such investments. Returns that could improve...

Letter: Wage reformation in Dominica

June 27, 2016
Letter: Wage reformation in Dominica In a letter to the Honourable Prime Minister dated 16 June 2016, the People’s Party of Dominica requested that he address the topic of wage reformation. We also appealed to him to hastily engage in compensation for the former employees of Caribbean Call Centre (CCC) Ltd.

Letter: UK votes to leave the EU, what is the lesson for Trinidad and Tobago?

June 27, 2016
Letter: UK votes to leave the EU, what is the lesson for Trinidad and Tobago? Over the last three to four decades, there was a movement towards unity and equality of peoples. This movement towards embracing democracy and opening up borders is today threatened by a movement towards securing one’s borders and minimizing access to jobs and economic activity.

Letter: The case for the production of industrial hemp

June 25, 2016
Letter: The case for the production of industrial hemp Last Wednesday, the Marijuana Commission of CARICOM began consultations in Kingstown, St Vincent, as mandated by the 2014 CARICOM conference of heads of governments’ decision to “examine the social, economic. health and legal issues surrounding the various aspects...

Letter: Cyber Crime Bill 2

June 24, 2016
Letter: Cyber Crime Bill 2 It is said that the love of power is the beginning or the root of all evil; from world history we can all conclude that this is true. For history has given rise to many men who have loved power so much that they exploited and murdered their own people and, in some cases, they legislated their people...

Letter: Simple stuff

June 24, 2016
Letter: Simple stuff As Trinidad and Tobago struggles to come to terms with the fact that “regardless of which political party is in service their quality of life remains the same”, there are some pertinent questions that must be answered. Among the many are: Why is it so difficult to open a bank account? 

Letter: The Great Education Revulsion

June 23, 2016
Letter: The Great Education Revulsion Has your child's future been stolen by the Unity Labour Party (ULP)? Questions are being asked on the streets and in family gatherings in St Vincent and the Grenadines about the Children's CPEA exam results. It’s no wonder as far as I am concerned that people are saying their...

Letter: Transport net

June 23, 2016
Letter: Transport net A nation rich in tourism products, agri-business with some light manufacturing and extractive industries, must design and implement transportation policies that bring the highest levels of efficiencies to the movement of its people and, as a targeted consequence, its national productivity.

Poets Corner: Ghetto reality!

June 23, 2016
Poets Corner: Ghetto reality! This is our reality Real ghetto reality This is my reality Real ghetto reality I remember the days when police use to work eena zone Despite war or peace time officer could talk pan deh phone When push came to shove they could walk home alone When ZBLO officer could walk eena zone four...

Letter: Church bigotry at its worst

June 22, 2016
Letter: Church bigotry at its worst In support of the misguided pronouncements of our attorney general’s opposition to the rainbow flag that the United States Embassy has in regards to the killing of so many people, both the Jamaican Coalition for a Healthy Society and the Lawyers Christian Fellowship, condemned the flying...

Letter: Justice demands action: JFJ responds to the West Kingston commission of enquiry report

June 22, 2016
Letter: Justice demands action: JFJ responds to the West Kingston commission of enquiry report Jamaicans for Justice (JFJ) welcomes the tabling of the report of the West Kingston Commission of Enquiry in parliament, and unreservedly affirms the value of the Commission’s process to securing justice for those affected. The Commission’s report detailed some of the greatest assaults...

Letter: Terrorism in the Caribbean

June 21, 2016
Letter: Terrorism in the Caribbean The act of terrorism has become a major challenge that confronts the world in this the 21st century. September 11, 2001, was a wakeup call for most countries and it was the turning point, since it changed the way we do business around the world. There are more checks and balances...

Letter: Rowley's callous, undignified, egotistical behaviour

June 21, 2016
Letter: Rowley's callous, undignified, egotistical behaviour Prime Minister Keith Rowley’s callous, undignified, egotistical behaviour demonstrates a grandiose sense of self-importance… he continues to demonstrate he lacks decorum, professionalism and integrity to be an MP, far less PM. Social media has been ablaze with video-clipping of...

Letter: Immunity from prosecution doesn't stop the OAS giving evidence if it chooses to do so

June 20, 2016
Letter: Immunity from prosecution doesn't stop the OAS giving evidence if it chooses to do so With regard to the SVG general election on December 9, 2015, the OAS representatives commented on irregularities at the Layou recount and mentioned so in their report on the elections. It cannot be right and it cannot be democratic to refuse to give evidence before a court of enquiry.

Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution

June 20, 2016
Letter: Belize Progressive Party vehemently protests OAS resolution The Belize Progressive Party (BPP) expresses its vehement condemnation of the recent, draft declaration on the resolution passed by the Organisation of American States (OAS) at its 46th Regular Assembly, held in the Dominican Republic. The resolution, which speaks to the commitment...

Letter: What a waste of taxpayers' money

June 18, 2016
Letter: What a waste of taxpayers' money As predicted by the Tivoli Committee from the very beginning, this WKCOE report is nothing more than a whitewash of the Crimes Against Humanity committed by the Jamaican state against its citizens. The nature of the crimes are not defined by the report, which is one convenient...

Letter: The Speaker's political bias and contempt for the opposition in Trinidad and Tobago

June 17, 2016
Letter: The Speaker's political bias and contempt for the opposition in Trinidad and Tobago The Speaker’s political bias and perceived contempt for the opposition are matched only by Al-Rawi’s condescending, pejorative and misguided comments on the opposition walkout. Members of Parliament are constrained by protocol and convention from saying anything that might be...

Letter: Ralph Gonsalves is a fool and the Cyber-Crime Bill is foolish

June 17, 2016
Letter: Ralph Gonsalves is a fool and the Cyber-Crime Bill is foolish A fool is defined as a person who acts unwisely or imprudently; on the other hand the word “ish” means: having the qualities or characteristics of. I hope that at the end of this discourse that you all, including you Ralph E. Gonsalves, will agree with me when I say that Ralph Gonsalves is...

Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health

June 16, 2016
Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health “Who want to play games let them play games.” This is one of the most favourite quotes of the prime minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell. I was of the opinion that this particular quote was directed at the main opposition NDC. However to my surprise this quote was mentioned in a speech...

Letter: Tourism properties

June 16, 2016
Letter: Tourism properties Mature nations should leave tourism management to the private sector, while preserving public spaces as tourist attractions. This would under normal conditions require a sound strategic plan, a large initial investment in facility design, construction, and contracting a suitable operator.

Letter: An accomplished con-man cabinet prepares to strike in St Lucia

June 15, 2016
Letter: An accomplished con-man cabinet prepares to strike in St Lucia Why the poorly educated make bad decisions is a constant worry that literally saps their common sense, it is however how dreadful candidates get elected and the best way to help poor people make them less poor with handouts. Explaining Saint Lucia’s con-man cabinet of ministers begins with...

Letter: Intolerance just doesn't work

June 15, 2016
Letter: Intolerance just doesn't work I have been on the road and have passed quite a number of people on the streets talking about the shooting at that club in Florida over the weekend. Living in Jamaica, it is not very unsurprising that many of those who have been talking about the shooting on our street corners...

Letter: Dominica Labour Party administration playbook for everlasting power

June 14, 2016
Letter: Dominica Labour Party administration playbook for everlasting power In this the fourth term of the Labour Party administration in Dominica, the country has spiraled into poverty, with gross neglect of infrastructure and massive unemployment. Yet, election cycle after election cycle, the Dominican people have re-elected the Labour Party. How is that possible?

Letter: Disaster preparedness is required now in Trinidad and Tobago

June 14, 2016
Letter: Disaster preparedness is required now in Trinidad and Tobago In the Bible it is written that Christ told a parable of a sower who sowed seeds and only a few took root. I am hoping that, if Trinidad and Tobago ignored everything that I have said in the past, at the very least it would consider what I am saying now.  I am warning our citizens that, due to the...

Letter: SVG, bad trajectory!

June 13, 2016
Letter: SVG, bad trajectory! The Unity Labour Party (ULP) government in St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) always seems to be aiming high but with a bad trajectory. A case of diminishing returns for SVG. We had economic predictions such as “the many investors lining up to invest in SVG,” “to return bananas to the...

Letter: When is a Grenadian citizen not a citizen?

June 13, 2016
Letter: When is a Grenadian citizen not a citizen? It was British Prime Minister Harold McMillan (Super Mac as he was known) that said: “Events, dear boy, events.” These words spring to mind whenever I encounter issues relating to services provided by people working in various government departments and the man/woman in...

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