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Open letter: Violations of Garifuna human rights in Honduras

April 23, 2014
We the signatories below and organizing members of the Garifuna Nation in conjunction with United Garifuna Association Inc., respectfully write to you to make you aware of the grave situation faced the Garifuna people in Honduras during the last twenty years.

Letter: Something is brewing in the Spice Isle and I don't like the smell of it

April 22, 2014
I am writing with some interest into the current affairs of Grenada. Recently they have been a lot of concerns expressed by various media sources and some individuals about the state of affairs such as the debt crisis the country faces; the renegotiation of outstanding loans...

Letter: St Lucia's UWP goes to the poodle

April 21, 2014
In recent weeks, even though there was never a dull moment or topics to write about in the vortex of trepidation in Allen’s UWP, I would not have anticipated the migration of the Standard Poodle, with many shadow portfolios to cover with his signature poodle characteristics.

Letter: The blackest man in St Vincent

April 21, 2014
Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves said he was the blackest man in St Vincent; he also said, "Being black is not a colour, it’s an attitude." Now we need to decide was that an insult to real black men or how should we view what he said. He has said many nasty things about black and...

Letter: NNP treating Grenadians like 21st century slaves

April 19, 2014
The rule of Grenada's revolutionary prime minister Maurice Bishop ushered in an era of independence and optimism. The country rallied around a progressive leader who had a vision for the country and its people. Maurice Bishop knew where he wanted to take the country.

Belize Child Exploitation!

April 19, 2014
The tourism industry is not to blame!” The CEO of the ministry of Belizean enslavement was quick to proclaim The taxi drivers and the tour operators are the one initiating it Who in their right mind believes that bullshit? Didn’t the PM say, “For God sake stop it!”

Letter: Countries like St Lucia and St Vincent were bribed by Russia for very small change

April 18, 2014
We know that Russia bribed Latin America and they also bribed for very small change Caribbean countries such as Saint Lucia and St Vincent. ALBA and all the non-aligned countries were either bribed or threatened, depending on their dependence on Russia for oil, gas or arms.

Letter: Gonsalves eminently unsuitable to lead reparations

April 18, 2014
Given the total disregard for the suffering and humiliation of people of African descent under the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) and led by Dr. The Hon. Ralph E. Gonsalves, we are disturbed that he is able to promote himself...

Letter: Call for commission of enquiry into Trinidad and Tobago media

April 17, 2014
I put to the entire nation that the freedom the Constitution enshrines is meant to be both from without and within, and now that a case can be made for open bias, corruption and even subversive activities, the time has come for a commission of enquiry into the operations of the media.

Letter: Grenada: A community scared of the truth

April 17, 2014
Grenada has become a community that is scared of the truth and we have allowed intimidation and censorship to take the place of civility and respect for honest divergent views. There is so much animosity against smart, intelligent, professional women in Grenada.

Letter: Dictatorship cloaked in democracy

April 16, 2014
Many of you will remember that I told you that, if the ULP were re-elected in 2010, the European company with whom I was talking, advising on building an assembly plant in SVG at Georgetown, would not come. That I would advise them not to come, and I advised them...

Letter: NDC should end all co-operation with Mitchell's NNP administration

April 16, 2014
There appears to be a plot by the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the rebel faction to create a one party state in Grenada. Peter David and Anthony Boatswain are on record as saying that they are in favor of a Lee Kuan Yew style of government for Grenada.

Letter: Obama cares

April 15, 2014
With the Affordable Care Act (ACA) surpassing the original target of seven million registrants for coverage, President Obama can now claim a major political victory for his initiative to provide healthcare for all. As someone who proclaims a social gospel and with some history in healthcare...

Letter: The Blueprint: Our plan for America and its Afrodescendants

April 15, 2014
The peoples and Governments of the world are well aware of the duplicity of the United States Government as it calls for Human Rights and democracy while continuing, to this day, systematic discrimination against and disenfranchisement of its Afrodescendant population...

The Tale of the Two Cities

April 15, 2014
The Belize that you see is a smoke screen Let me explain what I mean There is a Belize for the upper class Then there is a Belize for the lower class They have perfected their propaganda I can’t go to the border with Will Mehia UNIBAM is the agent for the US foreign policy or plan...

Letter: Did PM Gonsalves know of and encourage ex-DCG Augustus behaviour?

April 14, 2014
I am shocked with the level of silence with which the government of St Vincent and the Grenadines has been treating the scandal as it relates to ex-deputy consul general, Edson Augustus. Here we have an ex-pastor who has a track record of being dishonest and immoral; qualities.

Letter: History doesn't lie

April 14, 2014
I would appreciate if I can be given the opportunity to make public my condolences to the family of His Holiness the Patriarch Granville Williams and to the brethren of the Sons of God Spiritual Baptist Faith. I would also like to make two points as to why history doesn’t lie.

Letter: Goodbye Hitler, hello Putin

April 12, 2014
It is said dealing with Vladimir Putin is like “Russian roulette,” with the concern of at least one world leader that the Russian president is not in touch with reality. A New York Times report published Sunday said that German Chancellor Angela Merkel said in her phone call with...

Letter: French minister must not ignore freedom of information during Cuba visit

April 12, 2014
Reporters Without Borders has sent a letter about freedom of information in Cuba to French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, who is about to make the first official visit to the Caribbean island by a member of the French government since 1983. Cuba’s violations of freedom of information...

Letter: Sexual harassment at work

April 11, 2014
The writer hopes that republication of this article will raise greater awareness that harassment of women, especially of the youth, continues unabated despite the efforts of governmental agencies and international women rights organizations to stamp out this despicable practice.

Open letter regarding the commission of enquiry into the Tivoli Gardens massacre

April 11, 2014
I write on behalf of the Tivoli Committee to raise certain questions in relation to the government's planned commission of enquiry (COE) into the 2010 Tivoli Gardens massacre. First of all, we strongly believe that the question of the State's responsibility for criminal property damage...

Belize's Child Prodigy!

April 11, 2014
There are not a lot of women in Belize into IT She’s a trailblazer and trendsetter not into conformity She’s a visionary and wants good for her country She’s big on educational accessibility Running on a political ticket is not for she She’s been approached by PUDP...

Letter: Explanation and information for the people of Puerto Rico

April 10, 2014
The Board of Chiropractors of Puerto Rico, in our duty to ensure the healthy exercise of the chiropractic profession in Puerto Rico within the framework of Law No. 492, which regulates that profession on the island, with the primary mission to ensure the health the people of Puerto Rico.

Letter: Stop the political victimization and shallowness in The Bahamas

April 9, 2014
I received a telephone call from my father today. He is a retired Assistant Superintendent (ASP) of the Royal Bahamas Police Force (RBPF). He’s very outraged about a superintendent of that organization, by the name of Stephanie Demeritte, escorting prisoners to court.

Letter: CCJ - The next Tony Awards!

April 9, 2014
In the matter of Saint Lucia's seabed was it wrongly referenced in our constitution to the Governor-General that's why the Prime Minister Kenny Anthony had to sign the agreement himself? Talk about two people running this country -- Kenny and Tony!

Letter: Bought by the Chinese, Taiwanese, Japanese and now bought by the Russianese

April 8, 2014
I actually regret that my home country St Vincent and the Grenadines followed the ALBA whip by not voting in the United Nations General Assembly Resolution 68/262, in doing so supported the Russian act of aggression against the sovereign state of Ukraine.

Letter: The Russians are coming; look out, look inward!

April 7, 2014
The St Lucian community in the United States read with much interest that the government of St Lucia invited the "top tier" of Russia to our island to participate in a Russian yacht regatta. According to a press release, this initiative will foster economic growth through the possible investment...

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