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Letter: Explaining Argyle airport on St Vincent Island

August 21, 2017
Letter: Explaining Argyle airport on St Vincent Island In the next five essays, I put the pieces of SVG’s AIA enigma together by explaining its real purpose now that the facility is finally operating, albeit almost exclusively as a regional facility. There is a fundamental and, by definition, irrefutable assumption (in scientific and philosophical terms called...

Letter: Sir Ronald Sanders and playing a role in Venezuelan crisis

August 21, 2017
Letter: Sir Ronald Sanders and playing a role in Venezuelan crisis To suggest that "...it was prudent of four CARICOM governments - Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia - not to associate themselves with a declaration issued in Lima on August 8th, by 12 member-states of the OAS that gathered (with the CARICOM four) of their own volition in Peru..." is anathema to the...

Letter: Tearful Asymmetry - Mas in De Hospital

August 18, 2017
Letter: Tearful Asymmetry - Mas in De Hospital Empirical studies have shown that the wealth of a nation depends upon the health of that nation. This is true for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), too. So, I was taken aback when I heard the PM say that their survey shows only a small percentage of the people are concerned about health care...

Letter: Let the chips fall where they may

August 18, 2017
Letter: Let the chips fall where they may The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) is shocked and appalled by the cynical posturing of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in the face of an ongoing anti-corruption probe. If PLP attorney Wayne Monroe has information regarding alleged FNM corruption, he should turn...

Letter: Far-reaching hand of the PNM continues to infiltrate the TTPS

August 16, 2017
Letter: Far-reaching hand of the PNM continues to infiltrate the TTPS It seems the far-reaching hand of the Peoples National Movement (PNM) continues to infiltrate the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS), another “independent institution” that many feel has not lived up to the standards of unscrupulous objectivity whenever the PNM is in government.

Letter: INDECOM commissioner now links with public defender to expose their complicity

August 16, 2017
Letter: INDECOM commissioner now links with public defender to expose their complicity INDECOM joins the Public Defender (and others such as Jamaicans For Justice) in bringing the WKCOE whitewash of the Tivoli Gardens/West Kingston massacre to a full circle. Not surprisingly “INDECOM agrees with the public defender that this report [JCF’s Administrative Report] should be withdrawn."

Letter: Response to St Lucia PM interview

August 14, 2017
Letter: Response to St Lucia PM interview I would like to comment and make some constructive suggestions in response to the remarks by Saint Lucia Prime Minister Chastanet during his interview. Why not inject monies into the cottage industries so that they can meet international requirements then you can pair it with your tourism package?

Letter: North Korea and ALBA, and in particular St Vincent and the Grenadines

August 14, 2017
Letter: North Korea and ALBA, and in particular St Vincent and the Grenadines Peter Binose the visionary wrote a lot of things about North Korea and ALBA, all of which were fact at the time or have come to pass. ALBA is a member of the Non-Aligned Movement and St Vincent is a member of ALBA and is sworn to support Venezuela militarily and uphold the decisions of ALBA.

Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students

August 14, 2017
Letter: Short changing Turks and Caicos Islands students Despite the PNP taking possession of an almost bankrupt Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI) government after the election of 2012, that party managed to provide over 100 scholarships for TCI students during the first year of the PNP administration and the PNP party eventually worked up to nearly 300...

Letter: Making Trinidad and Tobago business-ready

August 12, 2017
Letter: Making Trinidad and Tobago business-ready Movie Towne, South Park, C3 Center, Trincity Mall, Harry’s Water Park, the pubs and restaurants along Ariapita Avenue, Nicholas Tower and West Mall all contribute towards enhancing the image of Trinidad and Tobago. These are just a few of the many private businesses that not only create employment...

Letter: Centre for Reparations Research

August 12, 2017
Letter: Centre for Reparations Research I would appreciate if the media would allow me to express my appreciation and be among the first to congratulate the leadership of the University of the West Indies (UWI) for establishing a Centre for Reparations Research. As a member of Barbados’ Task Force on Reparations (TFoR), and...

Letter: Should the Diaspora dig Jamaica out of China debt trap without the right to vote?

August 12, 2017
Letter: Should the Diaspora dig Jamaica out of China debt trap without the right to vote? A classic case of underdevelopment at play with China’s involvement in Jamaica now being played out in Sri Lanka as “Sri Lanka has fallen knee deep in China’s debt trap after it invested billions of dollars in huge infrastructure projects – on China’s guidance and promises.” Is Malaysia next after Sri....

Letter: New leadership! Better governance! Time to go!

August 11, 2017
Letter: New leadership! Better governance! Time to go! A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor , but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28:16. Keith Mitchell is Grenada's longest serving prime minister. He has been in the Grenadian political arena for well over three decades. His legacy is one that is tainted by numerous...

Letter: Punishing Trinidad and Tobago's tertiary students

August 11, 2017
Letter: Punishing Trinidad and Tobago's tertiary students Minister of Education Anthony Garcia is further punishing the nation’s tertiary students with dark threats of means testing to access Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) mere weeks before the start of the new semester. Mr Garcia is compounding the severe cuts to GATE funding with...

Poets Corner: Unemancipated

August 11, 2017
Poets Corner: Unemancipated Emancipation begins in the womb It there self hate is sowed allowed to bloom Having sex with gangsters thug buffoon Under the influence that clogs the tubes Creating tombs Creating a loom Creating dead souls, spirits that inflated with hate like a balloon Women need to emancipate their womb...

Letter: Money madness!

August 10, 2017
Letter: Money madness! Whether we are debating security, education, infrastructure, health care or agriculture, money is a major factor. Trinidad and Tobago’s development and sustainability depends on our ability to raise income. It is with this in mind that I am confused by the approach to many money matters.

Letter: A redemption award for Jamaica

August 10, 2017
Letter: A redemption award for Jamaica I first visited Jamaica in 1985. I was on a mission. To see, understand. While there I was fortunate to interview Jean Binta Breeze, a poet, who in those days they would have called “roots”, “dread”; a woman of smarts and great consciousness. Then Mutaburaka, another “roots” gospeller. And John Hearne...

Letter: Another 'unreported', 'insignificant' Petrotrin oil spill?

August 9, 2017
Letter: Another 'unreported', 'insignificant' Petrotrin oil spill? It has been reported by various media publications, that on Tuesday, August 1, 2017, oil deposits washed ashore on the coastlines of Point Sable and Carat Shed Beaches in La Brea, Trinidad. Admittedly this spill is much smaller than the now infamous “300 barrel” April 23, 2017, Tank 70 rupture in which...

Letter: Voter re-registration in Belize

August 9, 2017
Letter: Voter re-registration in Belize For several months, the Belize Progressive Party (BPP) has made the principled call for the much-needed voter re-registration to commence, with the most recent being made on 6th July 2017, via press release. The government of Belize continues to abuse its powers to not only breach the law but...

Letter: The story of pan is a perfect analogy for the underdevelopment of our nation

August 8, 2017
Letter: The story of pan is a perfect analogy for the underdevelopment of our nation We do not respect pan, so pan leaving Trinidad and Tobago. It may seem like nothing really, to us, but the world sees it, and they are acting while we react. There are countries right now doing far more for pan than we do, and will eventually have a greater claim to it then we have. Why do we not have a...

Letter: Jamaican public defender Arlene Harrison Henry must resign now

August 8, 2017
Letter: Jamaican public defender Arlene Harrison Henry must resign now 1. The Public Defender was under no legal obligation to give her “open arms... embrace” of Zones of Special Operations (ZOSO). 2. This was a political and personal decision on the part of the Public Defender. 3. The Public Defender is not obliged to give so-called “human rights” training to military...

Letter: Is deflation a threat?

August 7, 2017
Letter: Is deflation a threat? The recent announcement of the Trinidad and Tobago Central Bank of that country’s low inflation rate, 1.7 percent, which its minister of finance claims to be his government’s doing, together with low interest rates, have raised fears in certain quarters of price deflation and its dangers in the current recession.

Letter: Chaotic commander-in-tweets

August 7, 2017
Letter: Chaotic commander-in-tweets As a veteran I am concerned with the chaos our commander-in-tweets creates with his child-like tweets. How can our military put faith in him when he continually tweets out ridiculous accusations and false information, and questions advice from his generals? How can we believe what he says?

Letter: PLP witch hunt claims are the height of hypocrisy

August 4, 2017
Letter: PLP witch hunt claims are the height of hypocrisy The Grand Bahama Human Rights Association (GBHRA) is shocked and appalled by the cynical posturing of the Progressive Liberal Party (PLP) in the face of an ongoing anti-corruption probe. With several senior members questioned by police and two facing charges, PLP operatives now say...

Letter: Smoke, mirrors and the Turks and Caicos attorney general

August 4, 2017
Letter: Smoke, mirrors and the Turks and Caicos attorney general I’ve been told that a story and press release in Caribbean News Now on July 20, 2017, from the Office of Rhondalee Braithwaite-Knowles, the attorney general of the Turks and Caicos Islands (TCI), announcing that the long standing civil litigation between the Caicos Conch Farm / Trade Wind Industries...

Letter: The black man and governance

August 2, 2017
Letter: The black man and governance When the prime minister of Trinidad and Tobago recently spoke about individuals questioning his blackness he was alluding to an issue that is extremely complex. In the present PNM administration, there are many who think that it’s their time to access lucrative government contracts and senior...

Letter: Nasty mess

August 2, 2017
Letter: Nasty mess Please publish these automatically translated excerpts from an ABC International article in Spanish. At this point it would be said that it is no longer a question of oil. In fact, everything indicates that, due to the crisis, the Venezuelan national oil company – PDVSA – is only sending the participants of the...

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