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In Defence of OUR Prime Minister

The blogmaster has been a long time admirer of what is perceived as a higher level of expression of love of country expressed by Jamaicans, Bahamians, Trinidadians and a few others compared to Barbadians. A visit to the USA, UK and Canada to name three destinations Caribbean people have emigrated in numbers, you are sure to find ‘spots’ where food

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Say No to New US attacks on Cuba’s Independence

Submitted by Caribbean Network for Solidarity with Cuba (CNSC) It is now clear, beyond any doubt, that that the government of the USA and its spyagencies are planning a new attack on Cuba’s independence which is intended toinstigate violence and insecurity in that country on Monday 15 November. USlawmakers and government officials, including Brian Nichols, the Assistant Secretaryof State for

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Days Harvesting Peasants Over

Submitted by Nathan J Green The Vincentian ULP Government is out of control. With orders from above, unelected bureaucrats armed with arbitrary rules and no need to back them up stonewall and attack Vincentian citizens at every turn. Often bureaucrats and their minions are sent by the political hierarchy to harass and deliberately inflict financial and social damage on citizens

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HELP SVG PLEASE

Submitted by Nathon J Green No law if it conflicts with the rights of the citizens under the Constitution is legal. When the ULP, its Left-wing politicians, and unions blocked the road during the Roadblock Revolution. Ambulances were denied permission to take citizens to Kingstown hospital. As a result, people were dying; babies were born in ambulances, citizens were denied

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Gonsalves Struck in the Head, Who Next?

Ralph Gonsales struck in the head.

The report coming out of St. Vincent that a citizen felt emboldened to pelt an object at Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves and in the process endanger his life and destabilize the country is reprehensible. We may have contrary political views but it does not mean we should disregard the fact Gonsalves’s Unity Labour Party (ULP) is a democratically elected government.

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Sputnik Came Crashing back to Earth

Submitted by Nathan J Green When the Russian built Sputnik became the first artificial satellite to enter space on Oct. 4, 1957, its alien beeping shocked America. Its signal stopped after just three weeks, and three months later, sky gazers could no longer see a little moving dot. It was the sputnik failure. Now there is another Sputnik failure. An

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How it Happened

Submitted by Nathan J Green An Answer to “How did we get here?” by Heide Badenock Posted in annsvg.com 30/06/21 You can put the fall of overall standards in Saint Vincent of every kind down to one person; the decline has taken overall about twenty years. The problem is it continues to decline with a massively flawed education system producing

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Racism: Time Bomb Continues to Tick

Submitted by Pachamama (as a comment) There is a political project being planned in Guyana by the Hindu-fascist PPP .of Jagdeo, aimed at covering up its racist conduct. The PPP wants to dismiss 300 workers from the water authority,, the overwhelming majority of whom are Black.. They seek to replace them with Indians as they have a history of doing

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La Soufriere Volcano Erupts

La Soufriere

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green An aspect that should get people asking questions is whether drilling into areas of active magmatism might cause volcanism. That controversy was sparked in the Philippines when 20 earthquakes were felt soon after drilling for a new geothermal prospect on Canlaon Volcano. A congressional enquiry has been suggested, an inquiry into the tremors and their

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Trinidadians Stranded Abroad for 340+ Days

Submitted by Dr Kumar Mahabir There have been more than 5,000 Trinidad and Tobago (T&T) nationals and citizens left outside of their homeland. The borders have been closed since March 2020 – a year ago – as a Government’s COVID-19 prevention measure. It is more than 340 days, and counting, and some nationals and citizens are still stranded abroad. Sangeeta

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Op-ED by Alicia Bárcena – Another Lost Decade

Submitted by Denise Balgobin, Senior Public Information Assistant, Strategic Planning and Outreach Unit. ECLAC Subregional Headquarters for the Caribbean – Op-ED from ECLAC Executive Secretary Alicia Bárcena The recent call to action by the Secretary of the Treasury of the United States, Janet Yellen, to the G-20 for a new issue of IMF Special Drawing Rights (SDRs), which the G-20

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Trinidad’s, Guyana’s and Suriname’s current relations with Venezuela

In March last year, Trinidad and Tobago’s (T&T’s) relation with Venezuela shot into the spotlight. It was sparked by a secretive and suspicious meeting by Venezuela’s Vice President Delcy Rodriguez with Prime Minister Dr Keith Rowley. Another controversy was sparked by the fuel shipment from T&T’s Paria Fuel Trading Company to Aruba, which was then surprisingly sent to Venezuela. In

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The Volcano is Going Off!

Submitted by Nathan’ Jolly’ Green The volcano is going off! what volcano is going off? They are all going off! The volcano is going off, what volcano is going off? They are all going off. What do you mean they are all going off? When that last happened in 1816, it created the Year Without Summer and almost brought the

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La Soufrière – It’s Karma Komrade

Submitted by Nathan’ Jolly’ Green Where the blue of the night meets the gold of the day, that was Saint Vincent hooray. But not anymore, the nights are dark and black, the days miserable and quiet. The change in Saint Vincent is not just about darkness and light; it is much more than that. There is a gloom and doom

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Saint Vincent Judas Style

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Let us discuss Judas Law, Judas Politics, and Judas Business. The Vincentian Judas syndrome. Pontious Pilate and Herod were murderous statesmen, but unlike today’s political leaders they were then and are now historically called statesmen. Today in Saint Vincent, few political leaders can be classed as statesmen or even stateswomen. Today’s Saint Vincent leader is

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