A Nobel Peace Prize for Caricom

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DAVID  COMISSIONG
Citizen of the Caribbean

The 30th Inter-sessional CARICOM Heads of Government Conference ended in St. Kitts last Wednesday – the 27thof February 2019 – with the staging of a Press Conference. And guess what was the very first question posed to the head table comprising Prime Minister Timothy Harris, CARICOM Secretary General Irwin La Roche, and Jamaican Foreign Minister Kamina Johnson Smith by the assembled Press Corps ?

Well, if you guessed that it was a question about the deadly military confrontation that is currently taking place between India and Pakistan in the skies above the disputed Asian region of Kashmir you would have guessed correctly! The journalist who was first off the mark wanted to know whether our CARICOM Heads of Government had discussed the dangerous breach of the peace that had occurred in Kashmir that very day, and whether CARICOM was going to issue a statement on the matter!

As you would imagine, this question caught the CARICOM trio by surprise, but I would wish to advise them – and all other CARICOM leaders and officials – to expect to have many such questions posed to them in the future.

You see, ever since our CARICOM Heads of Government not only issued their 24thof January 2019 Statement on the crisis in Venezuela (declaring that the Caribbean is a Zone of Peace and insisting that a process aimed at a peaceful settlement of the dispute must be pursued) , but also followed up the Statement by enunciating these peace-seeking principles at meetings of the United Nations Security Council and  with the UN Secretary General, people all over the world have started to associate CARICOM with a “diplomacy of Peace” and to see CARICOM as the champion of a “Zone of Peace” concept in international affairs.

I don’t think it is an exaggeration to say that in a contemporary era characterized by conflict, tension, egregious breaches of International Law and order, and the easy recourse to unilateral attack and military aggression, that the recent bold and courageous CARICOM championing of the principles of Peace and dialogue has made many governments, institutions and people sit up and take notice.

Indeed, since the publication of my recent article declaring that our Heads of Governments’ statements and actions in relation to the crisis in Venezuela constitute “CARICOM’s finest hour”, I have  actually received letters making the case for the conferring of a Nobel Peace Prize on CARICOM!

No doubt such a sentiment is a bit pre-mature, but if our Caribbean Community (CARICOM) is able to maintain its unity and courage and to so continue to champion the concept of a “diplomacy of dialogue” and the notion of the Caribbean being a “Zone of Peace” that it is able to facilitate a peaceful and negotiated settlement of the crisis in Venezuela, why shouldn’t such an achievement attract the highest international plaudits?

It is against this background therefore that I would like to draw to the attention of my fellow CARICOM citizens that this notion of a “Zone of Peace” is an International Law concept that Caribbean leaders – both secular and religious – have helped to develop and champion over an extensive period of time, and that it is therefore a concept and a philosophy that we Caribbean people could justly lay claim to.

So, let us embark on a brief examination of the history of the International Law concept of a “Zone of Peace”.

The roots of the term “Zone of Peace” are to be found in two 1971 international instruments that constituted efforts to extricate two regions of the world from entanglement in big power rivalries during the Cold War – the 1971 UN General Assembly Declaration decreeing the Indian Ocean as a Zone of Peace and the 1971 Declaration of Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Singapore and Thailand declaring their intention to “keep South East Asia free from any form of interference by outside powers”.

However, the term was given a more universal applicability when in 1978, the United Nations General Assembly held a Special Session devoted to disarmament and resolved to establish “zones of peace in various regions of the world under appropriate conditions to be clearly defined and determined freely by the States concerned in the zones, taking into account the characteristics of the zone and the principles of the Charter of the United Nations.”

And to their credit, it was the political leaders of the Caribbean who immediately took hold of this newly established general legal concept and engaged in  a process of giving it concrete and specific content and applying it directly to our Caribbean region.

In October 1979, for example, at the Ninth Regular Session of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, Grenada (under the leadership of late Prime Minister Maurice Bishop) co-sponsored a Resolution that called on all states to recognize the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace “and to devote all their efforts in appropriate regional and international forums, to the advancement of this concept.”

Subsequently, the Committee of CARICOM Ministers of Foreign Affairs— at their sixth Meeting held in Grenada in June 1981– reaffirmed their intention to have the Caribbean declared a Zone of Peace and established a Working Group to formulate measures to give effect to the Zone of Peace concept.

The Caribbean Conference of Churches (CCC) then got into the act, and in April 1982 they too adopted a Resolution which urged our CARICOM Heads of Government to establish a Zone of Peace in the Caribbean, “including the ratification of any treaties which may be necessary to ensure this.”

Furthermore, with the return to power of Prime Minister Errol Barrow of Barbados in 1986, the drive towards the confirmation of the Caribbean as a Zone of Peace was given a tremendous boost when, in his July 1986 speech to the opening ceremony of the CARICOM Heads of Government conference in Guyana, the Barbadian national hero stated as follows:-

“My position remains clear that the Caribbean must be recognized and respected as a Zone of Peace…I have said, and I repeat that while I am Prime Minister of Barbados our territory will not be used to intimidate any of our neighbours: be that neighbour Cuba or the USA. And I do not believe that size is necessarily the only criterion for determining these matters. It is important to let people know where you stand…in what is a moral commitment to peace in our region.”

And finally in the year 2014 our CARICOM member states joined together with other sister states of the Community of Latin American and Caribbean States (CELAC) to issue the “Havana Declaration” definitively declaring our region a “Zone of Peace” in which the core principles of self-determination, non-intervention in the internal affairs of states, and a commitment to resolve disputes peacefully through dialogue and negotiation would be rigorously upheld , and in which a “Culture of Peace” would be assiduously cultivated.

To the credit of the current cohort of CARICOM Heads of Government, it is precisely these core “Zone of Peace” principles that they have advocated in their Statements on the Venezuela crisis and in the “Montevideo Mechanism” that they have proffered as a procedure for negotiating a peaceful and lawful end to the crisis.

Stay the course CARICOM ! A grateful World will ultimately commend you for preserving the very foundations of the system of International Law, and for championing the indispensable value of Peace.

81 comments

  • ‘In plain sight of the world, Venezuelans are being massacre, everyone looks the other way saying things like “”aaaw thats so sad”” while you slept over 80 people died (majority babies). The morgues are so full that they are refusing to take in more bodies. Sounds gross right? Trumps promises of help…..and Motley’s choice to stay””neutral”” baffles me as this is saying she supports whats happening because if you choose to say nothing in reality you are saying a LOT!! I wonder how these big powerful countries feel about themselves? I imagine really good !! if not one of them would have done something by now….I hope your day goes by pretty and your conscience stays clear’…

    Venezuela’s Maduro blames US for massive power outage

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  • Commie Sing Song the Communist Ambassador to CARICOM…This is your Comrade in Arms a Heartless Dictator and your Numbing Pill is a Peace Prize for CARICOM Heads of States to Buy their Silence!!

    More than half of them are owe MADuro for Oil and Gas that he subsides their nations…Payoffs for Loyalty…

    Nicolas MADuro awards in the barracks of the mountain to commanders and military battalions who staged violent repression at the borders of Venezuela #23 Feb and prevented the entry of humanitarian aid…

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  • lol lol lol cant pick a winner ……so now we are a zone of peace, a Switzerland in the carribean. The only noble prize is for gas for the hot air coming out of it. People are starving you cant sit this one out no matter how much you owe the chinese.

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  • We got the idea of a ‘zone of peace’, but what is Caricom’s position on the legitimacy of the presidency of Venezuela? Do we think Maduro is the legitimate resident, or Guaido? Or does taking a position compromise our ‘zone of peace’? Does Caricom speak with a united voice?

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  • Austin
    If you were following the discourse you wouldn’t embarrass yourself once more by hinting you are an unread journalist.JA.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Hal Austin March 9, 2019 3:46 PM “Do we think Maduro is the legitimate resident, or Guaido?”

    I think that Maduro is the legitimate President of Venezuela, just as until May 23, 2019, Stuart was the legitimate Prime Minister of Barbados, even though as shown in the vote next day, 72% of those people who turned out to vote could hardly wait to see the back of him.

    I know that the Americans are an impatient people. They would like to see the back of Maduro now. Maybe 72% of the Venezuelan electorate think the same. But ousting a legitimate President by force is very likely to destabalize the country even further. The Americans are great at fighting foreign wars. If I had a foreign war to fight tomorrow, I would hire the Americans. However the Americans, precisely because they are an impatient people, haven’t shown in the last 70 years that they are very good at putting together good, stable, long lasting democratic foreign governments.

    The Americans can lift the sanctions on Venezuelan, let the food flow in, let the oil flow out, and wait it out until the next Venezuela election, when the people of Venezuela can “fix” Maduro.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    As for India and Pakistan, CARICOM is right to keep out of that mess.

    ONE: They have nuclear weapons. We do not.

    TWO: The people of India and Pakistan are kith and kin to each other. They are not our kith and kin.

    THREE: they are several thousands of miles away. Hopefully if they start lobbing nuclear weapons at each other, we can duck and survive.

    Any one of those countries can probably eat us for breakfast, and sh!t us out by lunch, so why would we want to be all up in their business for?

    Caricom does NOT have to find solutions for all of the world’s problems.

    “Journalists” sometimes ask silly “gotcha” questions. There is no need for Caricom to answer silly gotcha questions.

    Damn good thing I don’t do press work for Caricom. I would ‘fix” some of those journalists good and proper.

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  • The ambassador is absolutely right here.

    CARICOM is a community of peace. However, we are still working on prosperity …

    It would be best if the Secretary General and Prime Minister Mia Mottley (as deputy for all CARICOM members) received the award in person.

    Honour to whom honour is due!

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  • The jury is still out on that because we all know that Donald Trump could get up tomorrow in a different mood and tell the UN and Caricom to kiss them ass and do whatsoever he wants.

    But they had to try and they did. Let’s hope it all works out for the people of Venezuela.

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  • Sunshine Sunny Shine

    Can someone tell Rogue-Works to go visit a seamstress? Look like she put on her father pants and shirt and threw a scarf over her neck to make it look feminine. The blasted scarf got she look like she just came back from a football game.

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  • Commisiong as long as there are tyrants in the world the likes of Maduro.the neccessity to have war is inevitable . There are many occasions in History when war was the choice of action to bring Peace
    This new found logo connecting the Caribbean as a Zone of peace is only instrumental in keeping tyrannts like Maduro the late Chavez and Castro in power
    The long and short of the story lies within a Peaceful clause which holds a God given humanatarian Right for the Venezuelean People to exist in Peace
    Caricom hiding behind a clouded pretentious glass of a Zone of Peace does not help the people of Venezuela but takes away the human perquisite for the people to have a life of dignity in the most disorderly manner giving Caricom a right to look the other way
    Not Good

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  • Wuhloss this punching above ones weight must be catching, one would think that a regional journalist would be curious about regional affairs and after the regional issues were exhausted he/she would venture into international affairs. There must be an upside to this new found peace movement we can supply the U.N. with peace keeping troops for regions when wars erupt, Imagine if we had peacekeepers the U.N. could have sent some of ours to Haiti after the earthquake instead of the ones who gifted the country with cholera.

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  • No country that is worth its moral value in gold cannot and should not use pretentious laws to hide and protect them from speaking out against wrong
    The article penned by Commissiong descriptive of a Carribbean called a Zone of Peace is a shameless insult and a slap across the faces of the people of Venezuela in their time of need
    Beneath all the penmanship is an aloof chatacter who has smartly put forward a case to defend Maduro under the guise of all Caricom Nations decision to activate the Zone of Peace clause which can prevent war agsinst that tyrant and brute Maduro
    Commisiong if there ever was a time you shut fown your computer and go into hibernation it is now
    For sure all your topics and opinions on Venezuela / Caricom lack of intervention into Venezuela affairs does more harm than good

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  • What is there to love in Satan’s demon?

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  • Caricom Leaders ought to awaken themselves to demonstrating a heart of Godliness one that is indicative to loving their neigbours as to the ways they love themselves and resist blowing a trumpet that is indicative of pretentious boasting at a time when the Venezuelan people need their help

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  • Here the Venezuelan people cries for help against the self appointed dictator Maduro are being heard all over the world
    Caricom presents a paper called a Zone of Peace as a solution forward to resolving the chaos and upheavel in Venezuelean
    Other heads of govt invited to that meeting must have been mystified and and taken a back at Caricom Heads simplified presentation as one of finding solution to a growing and out of control humanatarian crisis in Venezuelean
    Caricom Heads needs to be reminded that the world is globally central and closeminded thoughts would get them no where
    This narrowed minded way of thinking is a concept built towards isolating themselves from the rest of the world similar to what is happening in Venezuela
    A Peace Zone built on isolation would one day bite Carribbean nations in the a.ss especially those nations who have no military strength to defend themselves.

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  • Is this the same Caricom that was silent about the Venezuelan incisions into Guyana. what a bunch of spineless goats

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  • RE he Venezuelan people cries for help against the self appointed dictator Maduro are being heard all over the world

    SOON THE BAJAN ries for help against the self appointed dictator AMD PRIMEWICKER MIA MAO MUGABE MUTTLEY WILL BE heard all over the world TOO

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  • The fact is that there is no sincere commitment to make Caricom the viable force it can become for the good of the Region.Its the same principle where a business is flourishing when the conceptualiser is alive and kicking and he thinks his offspring would carry on the business but the fever in the belly is absent in the offspring.Barrow et al,the originators saw the need,the subsequent insular actors who have the taken the mantle since their passing,do not have the same mindset.They are more into ‘let me see what I can get out of politics while I am in a position to do something for myself’.Its a low life approach to development.They are stuck at the micro level.They can’t help it.Not everyone thinks like Barrow,Manley,Williams,Burnham or Cornwall in the same room.The odd man out in this group is Cornwall.He was brought along.The others are simply outstandingly brilliant,each capable of debating any man alive and beating them to pulp.

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  • Fordham University,The Jesuit University of New York, Report Card Semester 1 of Donald J Trump,85-15 Wareham Place,Jamaica N.Y. 11432

    English 102 Literature D+ GPA 1.3

    Intro to Management. C- GPA 1.7

    Microeconomics C- GPA 1.7

    Managerial Finance. C- GPA 1.7

    Statistics. F. GPA 0.0

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  • GABRIEL
    RE The fact is that there is no sincere commitment to make Caricom the viable force it can become for the good of the Region

    I MUST AGREE WITH YOU 100%
    THERE IS , HOWEVER, A CERTIFICATE OF COMPLIANCE OR SOMETHING OF THE SORT ONE CAN GET THAT ALLOWS PROFESSIONALS TO MOVE FREELY FROM ONE CARICOM NATION TO THE NEXT FOR WORK

    IN 2010, WHEN APPLYING TO TEACH AT A NEW OFFSHORE MEDICAL SCHOOL IN JAMAICA, I WAS ASKED TO GET ONE TO BE CONSIDERED FOR ACCEPTANCE

    I SENT THE NECESSARY INFORMATION TO THE BARBADOS EMBASSY IN MIAMI.
    GUESS WHAT?
    THEY DID NOT HAVE A CLUE ABOUT WHAT I WAS ASKING
    WHEN I SENT THE INFORMATION TO BARBADOS——–SAME RESPONSE!

    I, HOWEVER, GOT ONE PAID FOR BY THE SCHOOL AFTER I HAD SPENT SOME TIME IN JAMAICA
    IN 2011
    LATER THAT YEAR I PRESENTED THE CERTIFICATE TO THE ST LUCIAN AUTHORITIES WHEN I WENT THERE TO TEACH AT ANOTHER SCHOOL, AND WAS ALLOWED TO MOVE IN AND OUT OF THAT COUNTRY FREELY

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  • Gabriel March 10, 2019 7:49 AM

    Fordham University,The Jesuit University of New York, Report Card Semester 1 of Donald J Trump,85-15 Wareham Place,Jamaica N.Y. 11432

    English 102 Literature D+ GPA 1.3

    Intro to Management. C- GPA 1.7

    Microeconomics C- GPA 1.7

    Managerial Finance. C- GPA 1.7

    Statistics. F. GPA 0.0

    GABRIEL

    WHAT IS YOUR POINT DEAR MAN?

    THIS IS WHY A FAMOUS PROFESSOR AND COLLEGE PRESIDENT WAS WONT TO SAY

    GIVE ME MY C STUDENTS ANY DAY.
    THEY GO OUT AND MAKE MONEY AND COME BACK AND DONATE A LIBRARY OR LABORATORY

    MY A STUDENTS ONLY COME BACK AND TEACH!

    IN THIS CASE THIS C STUDENT CAME AND BECAME A REAL ESTATE TYCOON, POTUS AND ONE OF THE MOST POWERFUL MEN IN THE WORLD!

    I HAVE SEEN DRS WHO GOT HONOURS COMMIT THE MOST ATROCIOUS OMMISSIONS IN THE ER
    SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT DEAR MAN?

    WHAT HAVE THE A STUDENTS IN DONALDS CLASS ACHIEVED?
    ARE THEY EVEN KNOWN?

    WHAT WERE YOUR GRADES AT SCHOOL DUMMY?

    I FAILED MY A LEVELS THE FIRST TIME WITH DISTINCTION BECAUSE
    1- I DID NOT STUDY
    2- I DID NOT KNOW THAT I HAD TO STUDY FOR I HAD GOTTEN TO 6TH FORM WITHOUT WORKING OR STUDYING HARD
    3 I SPENT LOTS OF TIME AT CHURCH INSTEAD OF STUDYING
    4 I FAILED SO BADLY I COULD NOT GET AN O LEVEL PASS

    AT THE SECOND TIME THERE WERE NO QUESTIONS ON THE EXAM PAPER THAT I COULD NOT DO WELL

    I MET AN OBSTETRICIAN IN JAMAICA WHO TOLD THE STUDENTS A SIMILAR STORY

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  • https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/trump-report-card-fordham/

    I usually avoid the Trump discussion.
    Always look at snopes.com or do some investigation before posting
    It appears the report card is fake.
    (Unable to make further contribution on this item)
    Let’s move on.

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  • WARU, Crazy & Unstable, Hogging the Blog

    Theo..trust me, they are not far off…if not accurate..

    …the illiterate threatened all the schools he attended with a lawsuit if they released any of his grades….even the C student Bush admitted he was as dumb as a rock..this illiterate is claiming to be a genius…lol, lol, hahahaha. murder!!!!!!!.

    ….that is why people are having fun with it..

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  • ” A lie travels around the globe while the truth is putting on its shoes.”

    Fellow bloggers, we have to check before we re-post some stories online.

    After the Jussie Smollet story we should be hesitant to post any story before doing our own-level of fact checking,

    I am no fan of the Trumpster and I believe that he has a horrible GPA, but I would prefer to see only the truth and not a cleverly manufactured lie,

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  • this illiterate is claiming to be a genius
    and you WARU ARE A GENIUS BECAUSE YOU PERENIALLY POST A PLETHORA OF POOP THAT YOU CUT AND PASTE FROM HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE IN THE ATTEMPT TO INDICATE THAT YOU ARE OMNISCIENT?

    this illiterate WHO YOU SAY claimS to be a genius HAS DONE A LOT IN HIS TWO YEARS AS POYUS AGAINST TREMENDOUS ODDS AND OPPOSITION AND RESISTANCE BY ALL AND SUNDRY

    this illiterate HAS RAN THE OPPOSITION RAGGED SUCH THAT NOW THE HOUSE VOTES TO ALLOW ILLEGAL ALIENS TO VOTE IN FEDERAL ELECTIONS
    Steven Ahle STEVEN AHLE MARCH 10, 2019
    Nancy Pelosi led the House Democrats in voting for a bill that would give illegal aliens the vote. The bill is expected to die in the Senate only because the feckless Republicans in the Senate knows that allowing illegals the vote would cost them their jobs.

    https://steadfastandloyal.com/politics/house-votes-to-allow-illegal-aliens-to-vote-in-federal-elections/?utm_source=push&utm_medium=onesignal

    MIA IS NOT AN ILLITERATE RIGHT
    NOR WAS FUMBLE RIGHT
    WHAT HAVE THEY DONE OR ARE DOING IN BARBADOS

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  • Some of us never posted the Jussie Smollet story. It did not pass the smell test. Unfortunately some dumb Democrats did not even stop and smell. They should watch Trevor Noah who I understand has a much better nose.

    As a matter of fact I’m going to watch that segment now to see if we caught the same whiffs.

    PS. WTH are you talking about???? Trump is a very stable genius!

    MURDAH!

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  • Wuhlaus!

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  • Saw this on FB Barbados

    “IF I HAD MY WAY,I WOULD VOTE FOR A WHITE BAJAN OR AN INDIAN NEXT ELECTION, THE BLACKS CANT GET THE JOB DONE.”

    There is no disputing that a plethora of black politicians has brought us to the brink of the abyss and they seem intent to carry us over the abyss, but to change up to a next group because of their race or color is not a smart choice. Descent into the abyss could be even faster,

    This should be a cry for a 3rd party and not for a “different race” of politicians, We should allow our frustration and disappointment be a source for bad decision.

    I abandoned that FB site… lots of the posts are silly.

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  • *This should be a cry for a 3rd party and a rejection of BDLP politics, but it should NOT be a call for a “different race” of politicians.
    We should NEVER allow our frustration and disappointment to be a source for bad decision.

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  • IF YOU MISTREAT THEM, THEY WILL NO DOUBT CRY TO ME, AND I WILL HEAR CERTAINLY HEAR THEM …Exodus 22:23

    WHOSO STOPPETH HIS EAR AT THE CRY OF THE POOR, HE SHALL ALSO CRY HIMSELF, BUT WLL NOT BE HEARD…

    THESE THINGS WILL STAND AS A TESTIMONY AGAINST THOSE WHO TURN A DEAF EAR TO THOSE WHO CRY OUT TO THEM…

    The Fact is that the likes of the Atheist Communist Ambassador of CARICOM with his Bogus peace prize dangling Carrot Under the Guise “Diplomacy of Peace” WILL BRING CONDEMNATION TO THOSE ON THE ISLES OF THE SEA IF THEY CONTINUE TO LISTEN TO HIM AND HIS KIND AND THAT’S A GUARANTEE!!

    Wake Up BARBADOS AND THE CARIBBEAN when you turn your Backs from the Cries of your Neighbours who will hear your Cries when your turn Comes?…

    THIS VERY ACT MAY BE UNDOING OF OUR NATIONS AND WE WOULD HAVE SANCTIONED IT BECAUSE OF OUR CHOOSING… CAROCOM YOUR COMPLICIT SILENCE IS DEAFENING …YOUR SILENCE IS CONSENT!!

    MINE IS ONLY A VOICE OF WARNING!!!

    See this lady in Venezuela with her dead daughter in her arms who had Chronic Malnutrition, it was complicated and they could not attend to her at the hospital for lack of electric service… The girl, 19 years weighed 10 pounds.

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  • But speaking of Indians and white bajans
    There are as much a cause for the economic problems in barbados which gives pause to how much of them are included in the tax waivers
    As many have said over the years that their business influence has also made way for them to bypass laws towards good goverence which serve themself

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  • Blacks can’t get the job done because they are in cahoots with the whites and the Indians in robbing the black population. Handing things over to them would ensure that we are entirely cut out of the loop. They would then grab ALL instead of just three-quarters. .

    What utter nonsense!

    Haven’t we had whites in charge before? How did slavery and colonization work out for us? And why did the Indians leave their vast country for these little rocks again????

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  • How can you have a Peace Prize when there has been an Economic WAR going on against the People of the Caribbean by their Governments? No ! We have a Crime Minister you want to set up your Family to have a Peace Prize under her long belt? To get her ready for the next elections? We see the Setup but she shall be removed for her crimes, Against the People of Barbados! Nothing stand one way all the time, As Violet Beckles use to say!

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  • Why do you waste blog space responding to commenters with a pure partisan political motive?

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  • @ Donna March 10, 2019 11:13 AM

    We should leave out something like the race issue here. The misdevelopments of the past decades can only be explained to a very limited extent by colonial history. At least that’s my personal opinion.

    The vast majority of the population is not being tricked because they have a dark colour, but because in the past many ministers, pastors and senior officials colluded with certain businessmen to the detriment of the country.

    Certain businessmen do not plunder the country because they have white skin, but because they are too ignorant to understand that they are sawing off their own branch on which they sit.

    And another thing: Laziness and bad work ethics should not be a hidden code for racism on BU against black people. It goes without saying that the white minority leads the way in laziness and corruption.

    On a small island like Barbados, everyone is in the same boat. It’s a misconception that poverty, corruption and crime always affect only the others. They affect us all. You can only feel really safe and happy in Barbados when the last beggar has found a job and brought it to prosperity.

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  • Agree that this Nobel Peace initiative is a trick of the devil
    A trick well position to.make Caricom seems relevant in international affairs
    But a trick which all by it self cannot resolve the suffering of the Venezuelan people
    Caricom leaders have demonstrated an act worse than blasphemy and one which God will not forget
    For amongst the suffering and pain of the Venezuelan people their are childrens voices wanted to be heard
    Caricom now stands out like a dead fish floating on open water

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  • @ Mariposa,

    Punching above your weight.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Gabriel March 10, 2019 7:49 AM

    If that transcript is true, at the end of semester that student would have an end of semester GPA of 1.28. Not good. His parents would likely be concerned, and so would his university, and so would he.

    Academic probation for him, but no need to write him off. With serious effort he could do well.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    @Donna March 10, 2019 11:13 AM “Haven’t we had whites in charge before? How did slavery and colonization work out for us? And why did the Indians leave their vast country for these little rocks again?

    I second this.

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  • SirSimpleSimonPresidentForLife

    Hal cuhdear man??? You really shouldn’t be upholding Mariposa.

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  • Piece Uh De Rock Yeah Right

    @ David Come Sing a Song

    My man, when de weekends come Stan home wid you wife or tell a walk to bussa statue and pick grass in de roundabout

    You is a madman or what?

    You said “…Indeed, since the publication of my recent article declaring that our Heads of Governments’ statements and actions in relation to the crisis in Venezuela constitute “CARICOM’s finest hour”,

    I have actually received letters making the case for the conferring of a Nobel Peace Prize on CARICOM!…”

    You gots to be mad.

    Post a few of dem letters

    I doan know what is worst

    The letter you received

    Or you publicizing your receipt

    Post one of dem from Bellevue steupseee

    The Blogmaster has experienced a moment of pity in this moment of certifiable madness

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  • Mariposa

    I do not have anything personal against East Indians in fact I had a Jamaican East Indian as a girlfriend in my younger days, but when these people get hold of your economy that is it, because they’re some of the most frugal people in the world. Never give a dime to help anyone but themselves ….such a shame…

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  • Comissiong living in La la land
    The man is an active self serving demagogue
    Here he wants to put the Heads of Caricom( who cant make a meaningful decsion to well serve their country ) in the same distinguished catergory as great men like Jimmy Carter who have actually worked hard towards Peaceful initiatives.
    Then all knows that Comissiong is really a madman

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  • I see @Slaverycrier is here peddling their usual KKK lies. Unfortunately for @SlaveryCrier, this is 2019 and most of us have more then two brain cells, one of which isn’t working. It is as plain as day that the US government, headed by Mr KKK in Chief in the White House and his criminal accomplices, Bolton, Pompeo, Rubio and Abrams are waging a relentless war against the people of Venezuela and their democratically elected government in order to overthrow it and install their own puppet dictator, with the sole purpose of stealiing Venezuela’s oil in the same way that they’ve already stolen their money and other assets in the USA. It is an insult to people’s intelligence to associate that type of criminal behaviour, which is a hallmark of European settler colonialism and its offspring like the the government of the USA, with democracy and freedom.

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  • Those on this site who are peddling the nonsense that the USA is waging war on Venezuela because it “cares about the Venezuelan people” need to go and get their heads checked. If the US government cares about the people of Venezuela, why doesn’t it lift the sanctions on that country, give back the money and assets they’ve stolen and stop interfering in that country? No-one is buying that nonsense. We’ve heard that story for the last 500 years and we’re not buyng it. “We’re going to civilise the savages” – boom teef their country and their resources. “We’re going to liberate the people of Iraq form the dictator with WMDs”- boom – no WMDs and the country mash up ever since, people worse off than under Saddam Hussein. “We’re going to save the Libyans from being massacred by Gadhaffi” – boom no massacres were ever planned, Africa’s richest country where the people had the highest standard of living mash up. people liviing in constant fear, chaos and violence and black people being sold as slaves. Please we’re not stupid! Stop repeating this nonsense. The US government is fronting for the oil companies which want to steal Venezuela’s oil and they couldn’t care less whether Venezuelans live or die. Stop the lies.

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  • @ Simple,

    I was referring to the prime minister punching above her weight. Prime minster of Barbados today, leader of CARICOM tomorrow, and global leader in the future. I must stop using irony on BU; Bajans are like Americans, do not understand irony.

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  • TEE WHITE LIES…YOU SAY LIFT THE SANCTIONS….THE SANCTIONS WILL BE LIFTED AS SOON AS MADuro THE DICTATOR is REMOVED ALONG WITH HIS NARCO CRONIES…

    VENEZUELA CRISIS: NO RUNNING WATER NO POWER, NO MEDICINE NO FOOD NO BASIC COMMODITIES…PEOPLE MURDERED BY A MADMAN ARE DROPPING LIKE FLIES!!

    THE PROBLEM WITH YOU TEE WHITE LIES IS THAT YOUR HEART IS DEAD ALONG WITH YOUR CONSCIENCE!!

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  • Why not share a comment without attacking the commenter? They are equally entitled to a view.

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  • Hi David
    Don’t be surprised by the bitterness and vitriol. That’s how the white supremacists are when the facts and evidence defeat them. You just listen to the hatred and lies in the mouths of Trump, Pompeo, Abrams, Bolton and the rest of them. It doesn’t phase me for one minute. Their lying propaganda might work on the ignorant and uninformed but thankfully, today, more and more people are awakening and can see the truth. Those whose hearts are dead and have no conscience are the ones suppporting the KKK in the White House and their attempts to suffocate the Venezuealan people so that US corporations can steal their oil. As I said before, this barbarity is not new. Just read about the crimes of the European invaders when they entered the Caribbean with that same unbridled greed. That time it was for gold. Now it’s for black gold – oil. The truth will prevail and the white supremacists will meet defeat.

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  • @ TEE WHITE LIES THE KKK WAS STARTED & CONTINUED BY THE DEMOCRAT PARTY OF TODAY…The only one who is out of touch are those like you who uphold Communist/Marxist Ideology… That is why you can Support a MADMAN DICTATOR like MADuro….his name Suits him as does yours…

    “During the courtesy call, the officials also engaged in frank discussion on a number of political and diplomatic matters, the Government statement said.

    The vexed question of US-Venezuela relations, now at their lowest-ever ebb, was also discussed as Senator Walcott repeated Barbados’ call for dialogue and fresh elections in Venezuela to end the crisis in that country, according to the release.

    Echoing the foreign policy principle, first announced at the United Nations by a newly independent Barbados, the foreign minister said: “Our position is clear; we are friends of all, satellites of none. We believe in non-intervention and respect for human rights. There is need for dialogue as is being done in Haiti to avoid escalating tensions. We are against armed intervention because of the humanitarian crisis. We are speaking about fresh elections…. It should not be seen as for, or against, at this stage.”

    But echoing another popular phrase within the Trump administration, Chung called on Barbados and CARICOM to rethink their position on the “humanitarian crisis” in Venezuela. Calling on Bridgetown “to look objectively at all factors”, she suggested that the crisis in the South American nation could affect regional security.

    Said Chung: “It affects the whole region…. Barbados has a long history of democracy and should speak up at CARICOM. We urge you to do more. This is a time for choice; neutrality may be turning a blind eye to the humanitarian crisis…. It is not a time for dialogue; we see it as a delay tactic. It is not a neutral matter.

    In response, the minister told the American diplomat: “While we differ in some things, we must know that happens amongst friends. The best of friendships have differences, but we must proceed with diplomacy and dialogue.”

    Chung took up the post of Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the State Department’s Western Hemisphere bureau last November. Apart from stints largely in South and Southeast Asia, she has served in Colombia where she “managed the U.S. government’s largest extradition programme, including paramilitary and narco-trafficking cases” and served as the US representative to the G24 in Bogota, according to the State Department website.”

    The post ‘Friends but . . .’ appeared first on Barbados Today.

    IT SEEMS THAT CARICOM HAS MADE THEIR CHOICE…LIKE YOU TEE WHITE LIES WHEN THEY CRY OUT THEIR CRIES WILL NOT BE HEARD!!….

    We must understand the basic facts in this video and stop calling Maduro president or talking about a coup by the Venezuelan opposition. Juan Guaido M is Venezuela’s (Acting) Constitutional President and the one staging a coup is Maduro.

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  • WHAT ‘DEMOCRATIC SOCIALISTS’ REALLY ARE!

    WELCOME TO THE IDEOLOGY OF TEE WHITE LIES AND HIS COMRADES!!

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  • Lies have short legs

    The white supremacists can shout as many lies as they want and use gangster like tactics to bully others to go along with their crimes but the truth will stand because facts are stubborn things. By the way, whether the Democrats or Republicans started the KKK is irrelevant because they are just two factions of the same white supremacist cabal. Back to the facts of the discussion.

    “Juan Guaido M is Venezuela’s (Acting) Constitutional President and the one staging a coup is Maduro.”

    Article 233 of the Venezuelan Constitution

    Article 233: The President of the Republic shall become permanently unavailable to serve by reason of any of the following events: death; resignation; removal from office by decision of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice; permanent physical or mental disability certified by a medical board designated by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice with the approval of the National Assembly; abandonment of his position, duly declared by the National Assembly; and recall by popular vote.

    When an elected President becomes permanently unavailable to serve prior to his inauguration, a new election by universal suffrage and direct ballot shall be held within 30 consecutive days. Pending election and inauguration of the new President, the President of the National Assembly shall take charge of the Presidency of the Republic.

    When the President of the Republic becomes permanently unavailable to serve during the first four years of this constitutional term of office, a new election by universal suffrage and direct ballot shall be held within 30 consecutive days. Pending election and inauguration of the new President, the Executive Vice-President shall take charge of the Presidency of the Republic.

    In the cases describes above, the new President shall complete the current constitutional term of office. If the President becomes permanently unavailable to serve during the last two years of his constitutional term of office, the Executive Vice-President shall take over the Presidency of the Republic until such term is completed.

    Fact 1: The current democratically elected president of Venezuela is not dead, has not resigned, has not been removed from office by a decision of the Supreme Tribunal of Justice, has not been certified, by a medical board designated by the Supreme Tribunal of Justice with the approval of the National Assembly, physically or mentally disabled, has not abandoned his position and has not been recalled by a popular vote. Therefore, there are no consitutional grounds for Juan Guiado to declare himself the president of Venezuela, nor for Trump, Bolton, Pompeo or any of the other White House criminals to appoint him as president of Venezuela.

    Fact 2: The constitution clearly states that where constitutional grounds exist for the replacement of an elected president, after inaugaration, which took place on 10 January, the “Executive Vice-President shall take charge of the Presidency of the Republic”. Juan Guaido was never appointed as the Executive Vice-President.

    Fact 3: The constitution clearly states that where constitutional grounds exist for the replacement of an elected president, before inaugaration”a new election by universal suffrage and direct ballot shall be held within 30 consecutive days”. The US government appointed Guiado as “Venezuela’s (Acting) Constitutional President” on 23 January 2019. That was 49 days ago. Where are the elections that the Venezuelan constitution demands should have been held by the 22 February at the latest? Since his actions have no basis in the Venezuelan constitution, how can anyone in their right mind claim that he is the “(Acting) Constitutional President” of Venezuela?

    People can support the immoral and savage efforts of the KKK to suffocate the Venezuelan people and impose a real dictatorship on them but just stop spreading lies to justify your criminal behaviour.

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  • Tron,

    I can agree with you Tron that we are all in the same boat. Unless they take the aeroplane out. There are not so many of them that they cannot accomplish that. A white man is not considered persona non grata as is a man of darker hue.

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  • Tee White,

    “Boo hoo hoo! Those poor people in Venezuela! We just can’t stand it!”

    Crocodile tears!

    What about the people in Yemen? Are they still helping the Saudis kill little children on camp buses?

    What happen? Yemen doesn’t have any oil?

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  • Huge concentration of Venezuelans awaits for Guido Return to Venezuela 4 March 2019.

    According to Articles 233, 333 and 350 of the Venezuelan Constitution, Juan Guaidó is well within his power as president of the National Assembly to assume the presidency of Venezuela on a provisional basis. Not only were the presidential elections held last year UN-free and Unfair, but more than 50 countries did not recognize their results—leaving Maduro with no domestic or international legitimacy as president.

    Guaidó was elected unanimously following a coalition “pact” to rotate the National Assembly’s presidency every January 5.

    Guaidó had gone mostly unnoticed until Jan. 5, 2019, when he assumed the presidency of the National Assembly, which was mostly made up of Maduro’s opposition after the 2015 elections. Guaidó rose to that position thanks to an internal agreement among the opposition, where each party would take turns holding the presidency. When Guaidó was 26, he joined a group headed by Leopoldo López, who founded the Voluntad Popular (VP) Party. In 2019, it was VP’s turn and the party picked Guaidó. Guaidó is said to be the protégé of Leopoldo López, the jailed politician and founder of VP who headed the opposition since Chávez became president.

    Guaidó was a coordinator for VP in Vargas and served as an alternate representative in the National Assembly from 2010 to 2015. He was then elected as representative in 2015. He was proclaimed president of the Assembly, and it’s because of this that he assumes the role of President of the Republic until elections are called, as stated in the 1999 Constitution.”

    Article 233 of the Constitution states that the president of the National Assembly must assume the presidency of the republic in case there’s a power vacuum… Guaidó claims there is because of the questionable elections that weren’t recognized by a large portion of the international community.

    Image of Juan Guaidó holding up the Venezuelan Constitution on Jan. 23, 2019… (Marjuli Matheus / The Tico Times)

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  • @ Freedom Crier,

    Do you live in Barbados?

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  • Donna
    So true. Leave the white supremacists let them stew in their own lies.

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  • MORE LEFTIST LOGIC

    VENEZUELANS ARE STAGING A COUP AGAINST MADURO!!

    How Could Venezuelans Stage a coup against the Government and the Military???

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  • ms. Donna when your Pleas ascend and Remain Unanswered you may understand why!!! You are on a Highway that not many return from…Wake up before too late!! One does not palazzi- walzzi with the Devil and not get Burnt!!

    Unarmed Citizens Do Not Form a Coup against an Armed Military

    The Venezuelans have been risking their lives Protesting Protesting!!

    However the Bad Actors ALWAYS SUPPORT the Bad Actors NO MATTER THE SUFFERING OF THE PEOPLE and they love to JINN up Emotion to CREATE DIVISION but people with Starvation so widespread as in Venezuela people are forced to take the streets and those who have not taken to the streets have fled the country. My cousin in Trinidad has told me of the great quantity of Professionals, Lawyers and Doctors etc. who have walked away from all their possessions and what they have accumulated in Venezuela and you want to Blame America?

    FOR THE NAY SAYERS THAT SPURT ‘THE U.S. HAS OTHER ULTERIOR MOTIVES IN VENEZUELA

    AMERICA HAD THE OPPORTUNITY WHEN THEY WENT INTO KUWAIT TO DRIVE OUT SADDAM IN 91 THEY COULD HAVE STAYED IN THE COUNTRY AND THEY DID NOT…When they went into Iraq in 2002 they did NOT take over the oil fields. Your Hypothesis of America going after the Oil and Gold in Venezuela is incorrect.

    It is a much better Theory to say that when a country is rich in Natural Resources that many bad actors with evil designs go after it.

    Do you Remember the Muslima when they went after Parliament with Robinson? And the next Upcoming Hot Spot is Nigeria because of their oil.

    Venezuela Threatened Guyana & Guyana’s Sovereignty because of oil. Chavez became a Politician because of Venezuela’s wealth so he could RULE it. Like all left Wing Ideologues he brought the Country to Ruin. But they did not believe that he did it and when Maduro took over he Continued the Decline by Controlling every aspect of the economy from the great oil fields to the farm lands and to the gold mines until they were out of money and in the meantime he has impoverished and made Destitute the country.

    Have you not Read or Understood what the Chinese are doing to those Countries in Africa with Natural resources?

    America does not take over Countries or their Resources. They never seized the Panama Canal; they gave it up after they put up the resources to build it. (Many Bajan’s worked on that Canal). They did not take over Grenada. They did not take over Japan….The Dots you are connecting is MARXIST PROPAGANDA DOTS…No matter how bad it gets the MARXIST ALWAYS SUPPORT THEIR OWN, WITHER IT BE CASTRO, and ORTEGA, OR MADURO.

    LET’S PRAY FOR VENEZUELA’S TRIUMPH OVER THE FOES OF HER PEOPLE…

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  • A Suspect In New Zealand Mass Shootings Appears To Be A White Supremacist
    In a manifesto, the alleged gunman said he was motivated by American extremism

    This where the pure evil that is white supremacy inevitably leads….

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  • Did not want to mention Tee White.

    We need leaders and citizens who prefer a less divisive approach to dealing with our challenges.

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  • War is a racket
    “America does not take over Countries or their Resources”. HA HA HA HA HA!!!!!!

    From the mouth of Major General Smedley Darlington Butler (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940), was a United States Marine Corps major general, the highest rank authorized at that time, and at the time of his death the most decorated Marine in U.S. history.

    “War is just a racket. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of people. Only a small inside group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefit of the very few at the expense of the masses.

    I spent thirty-three years and four months in active military service as a member of this country’s most agile military force, the Marine Corps. I served in all commissioned ranks from Second Lieutenant to Major-General. And during that period, I spent most of my time being a high class muscle-man for Big Business, for Wall Street and for the Bankers. In short, I was a racketeer, a gangster for capitalism.

    I helped make Mexico and especially Tampico safe for American oil interests in 1914. I helped make Haiti and Cuba a decent place for the National City Bank boys to collect revenues in. I helped in the raping of half a dozen Central American republics for the benefit of Wall Street. I helped purify Nicaragua for the International Banking House of Brown Brothers in 1902-1912. I brought light to the Dominican Republic for the American sugar interests in 1916. I helped make Honduras right for the American fruit companies in 1903. In China in 1927 I helped see to it that Standard Oil went on its way unmolested. Looking back on it, I might have given Al Capone a few hints. The best he could do was to operate his racket in three districts. I operated on three continents”.

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  • One can retrieve Colin Powells use of an MBA dissertation to support the invasion of Iraq. It was always about the control of oil supply.

    One can also look to the assassination of Gaddafi because he dared to challenge the establishment of the North.

    It is those with closed eyes who will never see.

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  • THE PROBLEM WITH ‘TEE WHITE LIES’ IS THAT HE LIVES IN THE BYGONE… (July 30, 1881 – June 21, 1940)… NOW THAT’S LAUGHABLE!! THE POOR CHAP NEEDS TO CATCH UP WITH THE TIMES AND GET OFF HIS RACIST SUPREMACIST HIGH HORSE!!

    THE MODERN DAY WAY OF ACQUIRING WEALTH BY STEALTH!!…

    HOW AFRICA IS BECOMING CHINA’S CHINA….

    CHINA TAKEOVER OF AFRICA….Part 1

    CHINESE INVESTMENT IN AFRICA COULD CREATE NATIONAL ECONOMIES ENTIRELY DEPENDENT ON CHINA

    ‘These firms come under the guise of partnership, but this rhetoric, combined with genuine short term benefits masks longer term problems’

    “Infrastructure projects create jobs, provide an opportunity for skills development and the transfer of new technologies.

    “However, these firms come under the guise of partnership, but this rhetoric, combined with genuine short term benefits masks longer term problems.”

    One of the main issues around the Chinese approach is the dangerously high levels of debt that it brings, which could prove unsustainable for growing economies.

    There is also a risk that the continent becomes overly dependent on one country, which could allow it to hold an uncomfortably high level of influence.

    Mr Yousuf said: “China is seeking to present itself as the new face of globalisation, an image it will work hard to portray at this week’s Belt and Road summit.

    “The problem with this is that the current model of their ‘globalisation’ doesn’t so much encourage increased interaction between nations on a worldwide scale, as increased interaction with China on a worldwide scale.

    EVERYTHING CHINA DOES IS DONE AS A COUNTRY AS SO THEY USE THE TOTAL WEALTH OF THE COUNTRY TO ENSLAVE OTHER COUNTRIES TO GARNER THEIR WEALTH AND RESOURCES.

    ‘TEE WHITE LIES’ YOUR COMMUNIST MARXIST EYES ARE ALIGNED THAT ALLOWS YOU TO ONLY SEE THINGS, EVEN TO QUOTE A MAN ON AMERICA’S POLICIES A HUNDRED YEARS AGO!… NOT EVEN COMMUNIST CHINA WAS IN EXISTENCE THEN!!

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  • Looney Tunes March 13, 2019 5:32 PM

    ms. Donna when your Pleas ascend and Remain Unanswered you may understand why!!! You are on a Highway that not many return from…Wake up before too late!! One does not palazzi- walzzi with the Devil and not get Burnt!!

    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    No David,

    It is the googly-eyed loonies who will never see.

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  • “One can retrieve Colin Powells use of an MBA dissertation to support the invasion of Iraq. It was always about the control of oil supply.

    One can also look to the assassination of Gaddafi because he dared to challenge the establishment of the North.

    It is those with closed eyes who will never see.”

    If you open your eyes and do your research you will see that the lie which purportedly led to the invasion of Irag by the George Bush Administration was not hatched by Mr Powell but by Mr Clinton anthe Democrats.

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  • @charlesskeete

    The blogmaster can care less who hatched the plot to invade Iraq. The substantive point is that it was based on fabrication.

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  • These people see everything in terms of left and ‘right”. Libya was invaded under Obama. I had a hard time convincing an Obama fan of that. I was not paying attention at the time and when I researched I accepted the truth. It’s funny how the mind plays tricks on people.

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  • To quote a man who is “Enlightened” “It is those with closed eyes who will never see.”
    QED

    America has more oil now than Saudi Arabia and is exporting oil and gas their expected supplies with the continued exploration and projected increased usage have enough oil to last 500 years. Past Democrat Presidents have Crippled America oil production to give wealth to other countries not putting America first. Even people, who think they know, do not know as in Powell.

    Everyone thought that Hillary was going to win with 97% chance of winning and those who thought so were wrong and PLEASE do not talk about the Russians, as Hillary spent 1.5 BILLION on the election and Thump spent less than 1 billion and the Russians spent in the US about 100 thousand to promote both people just to sow confusion & they created competing rallies even on the same day. In the UK the Russians spent less than 50 pounds and claims of Russian interference were heard in the UK also but when the amount was finally revealed the Left had to Shut Up.

    Please state how many countries the USA with its great military strength conquered and have subjugated those countries and are they still running the country.

    Was it South Korea?

    Was it Japan?

    Was it Grenada?

    Was it Panama?

    And in which countries in Central America have they Conquered… Nicaragua? A communist country whose people are crying out!

    It must be Europe then? No?

    Russia then, after the fall of the USSR?

    The Americans are in Puerto Rico but I cannot find the invasion date please enlighten me. (Puerto Rico still has chosen to be a quasi-state of the US union)

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  • Even Comissiong only made an oblique reference to a possible award. Our view is that we should not be looking to these imperialist trinkets as standards of excellence.

    The truth is that no substantive effort has been exerted, or could be expended, to deter the gang in Washington from war if they thought they really had to, least of all by a conflicted CARICOM. And we agree, peace is our only weapon.

    In any event, the war has been up to now diplomatic, informational, cybernetic, economic, by blockade, terroristic and so on. Only on the diplomatic front has there been a significant input by CARICOM.

    More importantly, while the Caribbean is popularly being called a ‘zone of peace’, Cuba has been in a state of war with the United States, blockade warfare, for more than 60 years and CARICOM has not been able to effect that Cold War. A cold war in a ‘zone of peace’.

    In addition, this ‘zone of peace’ rhetoric has existed while the United States has been waging all types of wars on Nicaragua, Honduras, Guatemala, Jamaica, Guyana etc,

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  • Trump follower in Canada.

    Trump follower in New Zealand.

    Trump folowers in the USA.

    Trump posted this New Zealand event to Breitbart and subsequently took it down.

    A wink and a nod!

    Message received.

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  • Perfect David Believe the Russians and Believe the the Chinese all have Good Will towards the Venezuelan while people and Turn a Blind Eye to the Suffering of the People of Venezuela from years of Socialist Policies implemented by the Chavez and MAduro Government !!!

    When Reason Goes to Hell in a Hand Basket of Lies and Accusations!!!

    The details of today’s crisis and intense hyperinflation are widely shared.

    The country has massive shortages of food, electricity, and other essential goods, and violence is escalating in Caracas. More recently, the government is attempting to tighten its grip around power, and mismanagement of the economy has led to people starving on the streets. People are calling the situation a humanitarian crisis, which is extremely disheartening to see in what was once one of the richest countries on the planet.

    And while the current condition of Venezuela is a tragedy in itself, the country’s inability to live up to its true economic potential is nearly just as devastating.

    Read More @…https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2017/09/venezuela-was-once-twelve-times-richer-than-china-what-happened?fbclid=IwAR0y9IOmsz3CZbIUpYprxIgCgB8fYtBckCtwhwhfwlcgXgCeEbI975NNeGY

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  • Venezuela blackout: ‘Like Living in the Apocalypse’

    The MADuro Government is calling this a Cybre attack, but this is a widespread view is most likely that Venezuela has been Suffering from Power Outages for the past 10 Years, it is a Huge Infrastructure Failing…This is not going to go away in a Hurry…

    Socialist/Leftist always Blame others for Their Own Failings…

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  • For All those who have jumped on the bandwagon of Hate Trump…Here is the Ideology of the Mass Murderer who you said was a Follower of The President …

    Christchurch Killer: Nation with Closest ‘Values to My Own Is the People’s Republic of China’

    The man allegedly responsible for the mass shooting at mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, wrote in his manifesto that the modern political system he most admired was that of communist China.

    In a detailed question and answer style manifesto written before the attack that killed 49 people and left dozens of others injured, alleged perpetrator Brenton Tarrant outlined his belief that the white race would eventually disappear as a result of mass immigration from primarily Islamic nations.

    While rejecting certain labels including Neo-Nazism, xenophobia, and even Islamaphobia, he does describe himself an ethno-nationalist, a racist, and a fascist, while expressing admiration for the former leader of the British Union of Fascists Sir Oswald Mosley, as well as the current political system in communist China.

    “For once, the person that will be called a fascist, is an actual fascist, I am sure the journalists will love that,” he wrote. “I mostly agree with Sir Oswald Mosley’s views and consider myself an eco-fascist. The nation with the closest political and social values to my own is the People’s Republic of China.”

    Tarrant’s alleged admiration for China may be based on the country’s fervent nationalist ideology, with citizens required to declare loyalty to the state above their religion or even their own families. Furthermore, China has also stepped up the repression of its own Muslim population, forcing over a million Uighurs into communist “re-education” camps where they are forced to renounce their own religion and declare loyalty to the state.

    In other parts of the manifesto, Tarrant explains that he carried out the attack to show “invaders that our lands will never be their lands” and that they will “never replace our people,” while also accelerating a potential conflict between Western civilization and the Islamic world.

    “[I carried out] the attack to agitate the political enemies of my own people into action, to cause them to overextend their own hand and experience the eventual and inevitable backlash as a result,” Tarrant wrote. He also hoped to “incite violence, retaliation, and further divide between the European people and the invaders currently occupying European soil.”

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