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Leroy Parris Arrested

On the 22 June 2020 the Nation newspaper published a story with the headline $35m ICBL deal in works. #donvilleinniss On the 24 June the media reported that former Chairman of CLICO Holdings was being questioned by police.  He has since been charged with fraud and released on bail. #corruption While some people love to do crossword puzzles, the BU

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Unhappy Father’s Day

LET ME SHOUT OUT LOUD: THIS POST IS NOT ABOUT DELINQUENT, THREATENING, NON-SUPPORTIVE FATHERS. WE ARE NOT TALKING ABOUT THE FATHERS WHO HAVE NO TIME FOR THE KIDS. Please let good fathers have their say, please! Sorry, but do not wish me a happy father’s day. I have not heard or seen my daughter in 5 months. Many other fathers

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#BLM

Submitted by Caleb Pilgrim While I do not vouch for the authenticity of all social media postings … to those who defend white police officers’ privilege of killing unarmed blacks, on the grounds that blacks kill other blacks, e.g Chicago, LA, are such defenders advocating that such errant cops/defendants might be better served/pacified by the black citizen with a ghost

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Adrian Loveridge Column – Governments Should be Working Together

As more and more tourism businesses indicate they are re-opening, hopefully over the next few weeks, our policymakers and planners will instigate a single source reference website or other social media platform to combat the mass confusion and speculation as to when our industry is ready and able to host locals and overseas visitors. Meanwhile, potential arrivals are left to

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Beware the Trojan Horse @Ministry of Education

  One of the many observations made about the “useless” Auditor General reports is that the obvious corruption exposed private sector players to have been involved in questionable government contracts. Regrettably malfeasance in public office is endemic to how many governments govern in the region. Some will say it is the lure that attracts members to the political class. In

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Minister John King is Wrong

Submitted by Tee White (article submitted to the Nation newspaper) Dear Editor I was shocked to read your article in the Nation of 18 June, which reported that Minister of Culture, John King, is opposed to ‘dumping Nelson’. Mr King is, of course, right that everybody can form their own personal opinions about any issue, including that of racism. However,

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How Dirty is CARICOM?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green CARICOM is the oldest surviving integration movement in the developing world. It is a grouping of twenty countries: fifteen Member States and five Associate Members. CARICOM is owned by the member countries and run by the member countries. So, if you have among those countries leaders who have elements of evil in their leadership, you

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If YOU Are Black, YOUR Name is George Floyd

Submitted by The Mahogany Coconut Group As Black progressives and other informed, enlightened citizens, seek to identify with the George Floyd protests in America, it is becoming embarrassingly clear that the region’s educational systems, have failed to explain the importance of the historical connection between Afro America and the Afro Caribbean. The MCG, unapologetically, aligns with all those people and

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Black Lives Matter – Part 2

Submitted by Grenville Phillips II Black persons in the US can be sorted into three main groups. Caribbean immigrants, African immigrants, and the American descendants of enslaved people. While all of them can claim to be victims of colour discrimination, only the American descendants of enslaved people, are owed reparations from the US government. It is that group that is

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Mass Corruption in Saint Vincent

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green Firstly, what is corruption? Often, we use expressions or terms without having a clear understanding of their meaning or implications. In most dictionaries, corruption is described as dishonest or fraudulent conduct by those in power, typically involving bribery. Is corruption merely the reflection of a lack of integrity? I suppose it can be described as

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Sweet Sunday Sermon – The Unsearchable Riches of Christ

  Submitted by Dr. GP Attached is a word study on The unsearchable riches of Christ. Ephesians 3:8 KJV Unto me, who am less than the least of all saints, is this grace given , that I should preach among the Gentiles the unsearchable riches of Christ; The word rendered “unsearchable,” anexichniaston, occurs only once elsewhere in the New Testament Romans 11:33, where it

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PDP Keeping Torch of Democracy Alive

Submitted by William Skinner Any objective analysis of the Opposition Peoples Democracy Party (PdP), would conclude that the PdP, has performed admirably. As one who closely follows parliamentary debate, in both the Lower and Upper chambers, I must state that in the Lower House, Opposition Leader Joseph Atherley, has been measured and extremely focused in his presentations. He has supported

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