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Letter: A response to the US ambassador's offensive article about Venezuela

June 27, 2017
Letter: A response to the US ambassador's offensive article about Venezuela After reading the article by Ms Linda Taglialatela (the United States ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean) that was published in several Barbadian and Eastern Caribbean newspapers on Tuesday 20th June 2017 under the headline "Support the Venezuelan People", it occurred to me that...

Letter: White collar crime killing Trinidad and Tobago

June 27, 2017
Letter:  White collar crime killing Trinidad and Tobago Real estate agents selling public office holders millions on top of millions of dollars of real estate without ethics, not caring to ask where did this money come from? Public and former public office holders buying upscale properties CASH. The lawyers who are handling the transactions are betraying their oaths.

Letter: A Bret-alyzer test failure

June 26, 2017
Letter: A Bret-alyzer test failure The Bret floods were not caused by garbage and old fridges in our drains and rivers. It was caused by the stupidity, ignorance, corruption and arrogance of successive government over the last 50 years. Here are seven such instances: 1. In the 1960s, the government hired Dutch engineers to...

Open letter to the government and people of Barbados

June 26, 2017
I write in my capacity as Chairman of the ‘Non State Actors Reparations Commission’ (NsARC) to request that this letter be made public. The objective for this request is to ask Government to have a debate on the floor of parliament on the matter of Sydney Burnet-Alleyne.

Letter: 'Let them eat cake'

June 23, 2017
Letter: 'Let them eat cake' Marie-Antoinette (1755-93), the Queen consort of Louis XVI, is supposed to have said this when she was told that the French populace had no bread to eat. Marie-Antoinette understood little about the plight of the poor and could not have cared less. Turks and Caicos Islands Premier Sharlene...

Letter: Cuba-US: Obama, Trump, everyone is the same

June 23, 2017
Letter: Cuba-US: Obama, Trump, everyone is the same When many comrades refer to the infamous speech of Donald Trump on June 16, they apparently do not consider that Obama and all presidents that preceded them maintained the policy of trying to destroy the Cuban Revolution and that, within that policy, many times referred to different aspects...

Letter: A plea for the oppressed American people

June 22, 2017
Letter: A plea for the oppressed American people For full eleven score and ten years now, since 1787, a deep encrustation, has built up in the heart of Washington, USA; this encrustation, a coterie of senators, military industrialists, bankers, media and spies (CIA, NSA, FBI and 14 other agencies), is now taking the American people, and perhaps...

Letter: Response to Belizean Citizens Abroad

June 22, 2017
Letter: Response to Belizean Citizens Abroad I am pleased to announce that younger Belizeans in the United States are taking up the struggle to seek the rights for Belizean citizens abroad. However, I'm concerned about the ways and methods that are being used to get the two major political parties, namely, UDP and PUP to act on our behalf.

Letter: Government's dereliction of duty and abdication of responsibility totally unacceptable

June 21, 2017
Letter: Government's dereliction of duty and abdication of responsibility totally unacceptable Trinidad and Tobago dodged a bullet Monday evening, not just because tropical storm Bret veered away at the last minute, minimising its effects and damage, but had it not done so, government's ridiculous abdication of responsibility may have resulted in needless lives being lost due to a lack...

Letter: Grenada: NNP administration on delivery rampage!

June 21, 2017
Letter: Grenada: NNP administration on delivery rampage! As the Grenada general election inches closer, there seems to be a mad rush by the NNP administration and their parliamentary representative to deliver all manner of goods, and services to hoodwink the masses. This last minute desperation is a sign that the government is very uncomfortable with...

Letter: Solar cells - not so green

June 20, 2017
Letter: Solar cells - not so green The National Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of NGC of Trinidad and Tobago, is recommending a solar energy project to cost some US$1.3 billion, which is expected to allow Trinidad and Tobago to enter the renewable energy manufacturing business.  The plan envisages a cluster of four plants...

Letter: Foolish obsession with hair in Jamaica

June 20, 2017
Letter: Foolish obsession with hair in Jamaica The assault upon a male student at Vauxhall High School by three teachers for the crime of not complying with school policy regarding his hair style raises political and constitutional issues beyond the assault itself.  And the response of the minister of education is indicative of Jamaica’s laissez-faire...

Letter: Cuba-US: A speech to Miami

June 19, 2017
Letter: Cuba-US: A speech to Miami On June 16, as it was announced, Donald Trump visited the city of Miami and delivered a speech to an audience formed by the worst Cuban exiles, who had gathered at the Manuel Artime Theater to learn about the new measures that would be implanted against Cuba. It is interesting to analyze...

Letter: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday!

June 19, 2017
Letter: Mayday, Mayday, Mayday! SOS, SOS, SOS to our leaders. Where are they? The afro-centric communities are leaderless and without voice. Who is going to fill the void left by leaders of yesteryear? We need you now. Every day mothers bawling, fathers crying, brothers and sisters in grief and a child wondering what...

Letter: Are we ready to move forward?

June 17, 2017
Letter: Are we ready to move forward? Is it possible that the British were deliberately irresponsible when they left the Caribbean to be managed by descendants of slaves and indentured servants? Are the Caribbean people incapable of effectively managing themselves? Were the British wrong in assuming that the Caribbean people...

Letter: The Sentinel: From Tanteen to Perseverance

June 17, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: From Tanteen to Perseverance In the year of Our Lord 2010, St George’s “celebrated”, in a manner of speaking – its tercentennial anniversary. In simple language, the citizens of Grenada took time out to mark the 300th birthday of our capital city, which some say was a non-event as no attempt was made to give the town a facelift.

Letter: BPO is no long term solution

June 16, 2017
Letter: BPO is no long term solution Business process outsourcing (BPO) is being touted as an opportunity for the diversification of our economy. This is when businesses particularly in developed countries prefer to outsource non-core business activities usually to developing countries; these businesses prefer to use their highly paid...

Open letter concerning the untimely death of Bermuda MP Shawn Crockwell

June 16, 2017
On behalf of a large portion of our community, I write today to implore you to authorize the commencement of an independent investigation into the sudden and unexpected death of Mr. Shawn Crockwell, J.P, M.P. His passing in such dubious circumstances via the backdrop...

Letter: Address the challenges now!

June 15, 2017
Letter: Address the challenges now! Jamaica, Beijing China, Bangladesh, the Philippines, Columbia, California USA and many countries in Europe have all experienced exceedingly high levels of rainfall in 2017. As a result, there have been reports of unprecedented flooding and consequential death. In Trinidad and Tobago there is...

Letter: The fight for political and economic power is essential to the Jamaican Diaspora

June 15, 2017
Letter: The fight for political and economic power is essential to the Jamaican Diaspora If you accept a Global Diaspora Migrant Card, which doesn't carry the rights as a passport holder, you may also lose you financial assets if the banks or the National Housing Trust (NHT) fail in Jamaica, owing to the lack of "binding state action" under international law. Issuing a Diaspora Jamaican...

Letter: No thank you, governor

June 14, 2017
Letter: No thank you, governor Dr John Freeman, the Honourable Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands, apparently thinks that my personal complaints and my expression of our people’s discontent with the current attorney general and the obstinate, oppressive and damaging manner that she has routinely employed in the...

Letter: We are where we are because we choose to be here

June 14, 2017
Letter: We are where we are because we choose to be here When the rats eat the cocaine evidence in police custody and we laugh we signal to those in authority that we take our nation and the rule of law as a joke, that they could get away with just about anything if they give us the false sense of superiority that we could laugh about things while actually never...

Letter: Speaker Bridgid Anisette-George... our 42nd MP

June 13, 2017
Letter: Speaker Bridgid Anisette-George... our 42nd MP House Speaker Bridgid Annisette-George’s apparent political bias and contempt for the opposition continues unabated. Annisette-George is boldly and openly too intrusive; she now speaks more than elected MPs and does not understand she represents no constituency in the Lower House and her job is...

Poets Corner: Parallel System

June 13, 2017
Poets Corner: Parallel System This is not the matrix You are not Neo, it’s a trick Hollywood made up that shit You don’t have join the oracle To join the system to win the battle Like Shoman and Musa were sucked in and abandoned the struggle The system is fixed Puppeteered by the grand puppet master, some who do even know...

Letter: From the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands

June 12, 2017
Letter: From the Governor of the Turks and Caicos Islands My attention has been drawn to a letter published by you on 7 June, which purports to be from a person named Edith Delancey. I have already indicated publicly that I would be ready to meet Ms Delancey if she does indeed exist, but that it is not my practice to respond to letters written under a pseudonym.

Letter: St Vincent's mainland tourist attractions

June 12, 2017
Letter: St Vincent's mainland tourist attractions An international airport began operation on February 13-14 at Argyle, St Vincent Island (SVI), to encourage mass international tourism on the mainland based on the premise of prime minister, the Honourable Dr Ralph E. Gonsalves, that: "Our country’s tourism potential would not be fully realised unless...

Letter: Will Trump apply the Vietnam formula to Cuba?

June 10, 2017
Letter: Will Trump apply the Vietnam formula to Cuba? I recently published in El Heraldo a report from the International Policy Research Center (CIPI) on his visit to the United States on April 20 and 21 of Vietnam's Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc, invited by President Donald Trump. The purpose of the publication of this report was precisely that...

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