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Letter: The Argyle airport 'poppy show' opening

March 25, 2017
Letter: The Argyle airport 'poppy show' opening The nagging question of how many passengers landed at Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the various Valentine’s Day chartered flights has now been answered by the SVG Tourism Authority. The short reply is “very few.” This observation is more evidence that the painfully slow-motion AIA exercise...

Letter: Trinidad PM throws his party's aging youth officer under the bus

March 25, 2017
Letter: Trinidad PM throws his party's aging youth officer under the bus In a puerile attempt to throw his party's 60-year-old youth officer under the bus, Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Keith Rowley chastised Fitzgerald Hinds, minister of public utilities, for not responding to a text Rowley sent to him at 2.15 in the morning. Rowley did this week whilst speaking at the PNM’s...

Letter: 2017 is the year to prosecute superior commanders of Tivoli Gardens Massacre

March 24, 2017
Letter: 2017 is the year to prosecute superior commanders of Tivoli Gardens Massacre May 2017 marks seven years since Jamaican security forces massacred more than 70 people in the Tivoli Gardens, West Kingston area. There is no indication that without people pressure the state has any interest in holding anyone accountable. The facts are that overwhelming force was...

Letter: Time is running out for rescuing Trinidad and Tobago

March 24, 2017
Letter: Time is running out for rescuing Trinidad and Tobago Every time there is something alarming like the death of WPC Joseph, the nation contemplates large scale protests and the media is bombarded with expressions of concern by citizens. This continues until something more alarming replaces the area of concern. In the meantime, time is running out...

Letter: Does Dominica lack common sense?

March 23, 2017
Letter: Does Dominica lack common sense? No matter what current headlines are used to the catch the attention of audiences, usually in essence the following text in the article or comments depict several things that indicate that there is an unhealthy atmosphere in Dominica. Unhealthy for our country and just as unhealthy for our people.

Letter: Lloyd Best - a Caribbean icon

March 23, 2017
Letter: Lloyd Best - a Caribbean icon This week, the Lloyd Best Institute of the West Indies presents a Lecture Series in honour of, in my view, one of Trinidad and Tobago’s most intellectually stimulating and (perhaps because of this) also underrated thinkers. As a young Caribbean scholar I felt it necessary to share my own...

Letter: The unfinished work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose

March 22, 2017
Letter: The unfinished work of Maurice Bishop, by Peter Binose Here is an extract of the last chapter in Peter Binose’s unpublished book about Maurice Bishop. I am not sure when Peter actually wrote this because he started the book in 2004 and I believe, but am not sure, finished it in 2010. I thank his family for allowing me to publish this and I hope the...

Letter: Can California really leave the union?

March 22, 2017
Letter: Can California really leave the union? With all of the separatists movements that are taking place all over the world – the challenges keeping the United Kingdom, Spain, Canada, India and others together – the BBC reported that one unlikely country may have a separatist problem of its own: The United States. According to the BBC...

Letter: A few conniving unpatriotic souls

March 21, 2017
Letter: A few conniving unpatriotic souls Reasoning and common sense have become strangers to Grenadian politics, infiltrated by insidious doses of Trumpism that have also found fodder in Europe. It seems that the “progressive” political forces are hell bent on setting the stage again, revamping the “sleight of hand” approach, to invoke...

Letter: Walcott: Caribbean colossus

March 21, 2017
Letter: Walcott: Caribbean colossus Derek Walcott, by his work, achieved three colossal feats. First, he wrote about the Caribbean landscape in such as way as to magnify it. Not only did give our landscape a certain epic status; he conferred on it deific significance. As perhaps, only the fallen Taino, Arahuacan ancestors, deified before.

Letter: Grenada: A country in crisis

March 20, 2017
Letter: Grenada: A country in crisis Grenada is a country in crisis under Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell and his government. Everything he aims at is wrong and evil. There is more vindictiveness, division, rudeness and pure lack of grace from this government and the NNP political party. Their priorities are messed up, they have...

Letter: Blaming the youth

March 20, 2017
Letter: Blaming the youth For those of us who would like to blame 'drugs' for everything from traffic jams to 'Mardi Gras' mas, the story of the adoption of a 'lad' from the St Michael’s Home for Boys for a weekend is instructive. A word here: officers at places like St Michael’s Home and the Youth Training Centre use the term...

Letter: Finding my missing brother in Costa Rica or Panama

March 20, 2017
Letter: Finding my missing brother in Costa Rica or Panama I would very much appreciate if you could help me in my search to find my missing brother Kapil Hariyani in Costa Rica. He arrived in Costa Rica on February 20/21, 2017, and his last known location is Between Calle 10, San Jose, Costa Rica and 10101 San Jose, Costa Rica. I spoke to him...

Letter: The 'earth shattering' Grenada Revolution

March 18, 2017
Letter: The 'earth shattering' Grenada Revolution Earl Bousquet, the St Lucian Marxist journalist, who writes for the Grenadian Marxist newspaper Carib Update, describes the Grenada revolution, 1979 to 1983, as “earth shattering”. Well it certainly was Caribbean-shattering, but not in such a nice way as Bousquet would have us believe.

Letter: The new city - Part 2

March 18, 2017
Letter: The new city - Part 2 After proper planning, we must put in place proper and basic developmental infrastructure that will facilitate ready habitation. Infrastructure such as: roads, electricity, water, human waste disposal system and cater for the nearby solid waste disposal site to be upgraded to handle the expected...

Letter: The horrific discovery of the body of WPC Nyasha Joseph

March 17, 2017
Letter: The horrific discovery of the body of WPC Nyasha Joseph Waajihatul Islaamiyyah (The Islamic Front) is deeply appalled by the horrific discovery of the body of WPC Nyasha Joseph still clad in her Trinidad and Tobago Police Service (TTPS) uniform. This dastardly act was aimed at terrorizing and usurping the trust, peace and safety of our spaces.

Open letter to Grenada commissioner of police

March 17, 2017
It is with great despondency, I write to you to announce another lawless act by another police officer. At approximately 1400hrs on the 18th day of January, 2017, I drove through the town of St. George. I observed yet again, another police vehicle (TV357) negligently and...

Letter: An economy in recession

March 16, 2017
Letter: An economy in recession In Trinidad and Tobago there are growing adverse comments about the increasing unemployment, the decreasing GDP, the increasing country debt, the increased interest rates on government bonds, the fall in reserves, the drawdown from the Heritage and Stabilisation Fund (HSF), the use of...

Letter: Peter Binose could see into the future

March 16, 2017
Letter: Peter Binose could see into the future When Peter Binose wrote the articles below and several others on numerous sites around the Caribbean and internationally, he was in my opinion spot on correct to do so. Please read what he wrote it is an eye opener. Peter’s son alerted me to these pages, so please read them, even if you...

Poets Corner: Refugee economics

March 16, 2017
Poets Corner: Refugee economics Though Belize hides its racism It’s obvious in our pluralism The people are steeped in cynicism In Guyana blacks have never been forgiven Trinidad covers it but it’s visible in their political dictum Grenada and St Lucia lucky They have mulatto weh think deh better The Caribbean has produced...

Letter: Our voice must be heard in the US but not that of the PM's friend

March 15, 2017
Letter: Our voice must be heard in the US but not that of the PM's friend Prime Minister Keith Rowley took the most unusual step of penning a “Letter to the Editor” and, under the caption “Our voice must be heard in the US”, seeks to extol the credentials of GroupDC and its CEO, Arthur Collins, as Trinidad and Tobago’s lobbyists in Washington. Whilst no one can shed...

Letter: The new city - Part 1

March 15, 2017
Letter: The new city - Part 1 PM Gonsalves, I know you have already brought investors into St Vincent and the Grenadines to look at the site of the now decommissioned ET Joshua Airport because you have publicly expressed your desire to put a new city on the land. It is my opinion that you are not a bright man, and the...

Letter: The four letter word

March 14, 2017
Letter: The four letter word The Stonewalling psyche is always in pursuit of new knowledge, but the university scene has its elitist clique who emerges from behind those sacred walls with oodles of learning and unmatched brilliant ideas beyond the reach of the grassroots like Kit. Attention is therefore turned to a more...

Letter: Pay attention!

March 14, 2017
Letter: Pay attention! Fellow citizens of Trinidad and Tobago, democracy the world over has taken on a new face. Its metamorphosis has engulfed us here as well. Trinidad and Tobago has evolved into playing a more crucial role in the process but is allowing itself to be overpowered and subdued to accepting a less than...

Letter: The SVG airport is operational - what next?

March 13, 2017
Letter: The SVG airport is operational - what next? The magical thinking of build it and they will come to the Argyle International Airport (AIA) shows the Unity Labour Party (ULP) government’s total lack of a coherent policy. What is next for St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) after the state sponsored red excursion? They think by building...

Letter: The black atheist

March 13, 2017
Letter: The black atheist During the brutal and inhumane slave trade in the 18th century, black families were mercilessly torn apart. Men were tortured and killed, women raped, and children separated from the protective arms of their mothers. Our native beliefs and customs were removed from our daily rituals, and...

Poets Corner: Collaborate

March 13, 2017
Poets Corner: Collaborate Chinese came to this country Discrimination aside, do we know they would be bad for the country Or are we buy in to this false sense of nationality They are here for a better life Somebody ought to build a better government Why not them? Let’s find out what’s their plan then We isolate ourselves by...

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