Gonsalves and Police Police Raids

Submitted by Nathan J Green

We Should Not Assume Gonsalves Knew About Police Raids Before They Happened

Is PM Ralph E Gonsalves a Marxist-Stalinist? I do not think so! Despite some people voicing that opinion over the years.

A search warrant is a written authorisation that allows an official police investigator to enter premises to search for material or individuals. A court usually issues search warrants following an application by a police officer or other investigator to a Magistrate or Justice of the Peace. Most search warrants authorise the investigator to seize and retain relevant material named in the warrant found during the search.

In the UK, a 2016 review by the National Crime Agency found that 79% of investigations had defective, perhaps illegally applied for warrants (of which 8% had significant deficiencies). Is that mirrored in SVG?

It certainly looks like the police raids on people after the demonstrations were politically orchestrated. Because many of the demonstrators were ULP members but only particular well known NDP members were raided. People seem to assume PM Gonsalves instructed the police to carry out those searches of the NDP members’ homes, but there is no evidence, nor should we assume such.

People think that because Gonsalves told them he oversees every square inch of SVG, he is involved in just about every branch of everything. However, he told us he sometimes tells lies which must create doubts in people’s minds about anything he says or denies. Therefore, telling us he is a liar must put the responsibility of doubt in him by some citizens squarely on his shoulders.

We know PM Gonsalves is the minister in charge of the police, yet I have never personally or publicly heard him say to the police not to harass, intimidate, or beat people up; that made me wonder if the harassment was under his direct instruction. After considering that position, I concluded, of course not, and we should not assume that. We have no direct evidence or proof he gave those instructions; we really must not believe that without such proof or evidence. We must certainly not say that or repeat that because that is hurtful to a man’s feelings, the last thing I want to do is hurt his feelings.

Here is what I think. The police have got into a pattern of supplying the magistrates or ULP appointed JPs with false evidence in obtaining search warrants. I further believe the police have no suspicion that the people they get search warrants against have’ firearms, ammunition, or drugs’ in their possession. Because if they had that suspicion and it was a reasonable suspicion, or from the information they received and was believed by them to be accurate, they would not need a search warrant. They can raid someone’s place of abode or work without a search warrant on those reasonable suspicions or received reliable information about the possession of ‘firearms, ammunition, or drugs.’ Suppose you don’t open the door to them after they have voiced their suspicions or reasons of ‘firearms, ammunition, or drugs’ being on your premises or person. They can kick the door down and enter, using reasonable force in doing so [only kicking with the left foot]. I feel that the police believe PM Gonsalves will be pleased, even elated by their actions in searching with falsely worded search warrants the homes of NDP members and confiscating their electronic devices. In doing so, trying to find evidence and make charges of illegality to bring against those people. But perhaps worse than that, I think they act spitefully and maliciously and do not expect to find anything; I believe it is a matter of putting political frighteners on people.

Without any public comments from PM Gonsalves against the police never-ending fishing trip behaviour [obviously he is unaware], the public rightly or wrongly assume he, as PM and minister in charge of the police force, approves of these actions. As the minister in charge of the police, surely he has the right to all the information and actions taken by the police as he has the right, perhaps the duty, to discuss and opine with the police. He says he does not instruct the police what to do. But as the minister in charge of them, I believe he can and should instruct and guide them if those instructions are legal. He is a great friend of the chief of police. Do they not have the occasional chin wag about policy and direct police actions?

So, suppose the PM as minister in charge of the police is now informed of what the police are allegedly doing by the publication of this very letter. In that case, he should be seen to take the appropriate action to bring the police under proper control. Or to launch a formal enquiry into why and how I believe every warrant ever obtained by the police against NDP people during the last twenty years contains the words’ possession of “firearms, ammunition, or drugs.”

If the comrade speaks out, I believe the people will stop thinking he has some hand in the whole process of illegality in obtaining search warrants.

Now in writing this, I am in no way accusing PM Gonsalves of committing any illegal act. On the contrary, I love him like a brother, he is a sweet, misunderstood man, and as he once told us, he is “the blackest PM in the Caribbean, because being black is an attitude.” Therefore, no one should falsely accuse him of being part of any unlawful act or behaviour.

But now, comrade, please step up to the plate in condemning the police action in what I believe is illegally obtaining search warrants or launching an inquiry to disprove my thoughts written here. I have warrants going back years, all worded the same.

If you cannot do either of these things, do not complain if the citizens believe the worst of you. We all must help ourselves in protecting our good names, and that includes you, Comrade. If you cannot take these simple steps, the blame for what people think about you must clearly be laid at your very own door.

In writing this, I have purposely not named or defamed any person herein. I have not expressly or implied any illegal or immoral act by any individual unless they have confirmed any such behaviour to the people. This piece is none political and non-discriminatory.

This is not a statement of fact against any individual.

At law, this is not a published statement accusing anyone of a misdemeanour, nor is it meant to be.

The words contained in this letter are not designed or meant to cause injury to any individual named herein.

The content is not false.

If anything in this letter is an irritant or causes annoyance due to political party alliance or family connection, I apologise in advance.

Everything, every word, is based on my own opinions, and are exactly that, opinions. They are not the opinion of the publisher who took no part in the composition of this letter and may run contrary to the publishers’ own opinions. But they are essential for publication because opinions should be seen, heard, and read to allow the public free speech and written word that is not defamatory.


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 the right to go about their civil rights and liberties as guaranteed under the Constitution.

Ralph Gonsalves is one man, a member of government and parliament, prime minister, and minister in charge of the police. He decries his being denied the right to enter parliament on foot on August 5.

Remember he was involved in the roadblock revolution? Did he or others consider the rights of the dying, the rights of the pregnant mothers? Being an intelligent man, I would be surprised if he didn’t. He considered he had the political right to bring society to a standstill, ignoring the constitutional rights of others and replacing those rights with his own actions, opinions and aims. What happened at the Roadblock Revolution was far worse than anything that recently occurred in Kingstown. The roadblock was unconstitutional, illegal, and morally wrong; it injured many people physically, mentally, and politically. It threatened the whole fabric of Vincentian democracy. Perhaps it was designed to do just that. Even if not, that is what it did.

On August 5, 2021, there was protest loud and rowdy protest by people, many of whom generally knew nothing of supposed laws restricting their gathering, meeting and considered it constitutionally correct to do so. For some, that protest was organised. For others, they joined it unplanned, and passers-by joined in because they agreed with the words of the protesters, the banners, the written posters. The protesters were from all factions of society and political parties, ULP and NDP members and supporters.

The police were obviously prepared for the demonstration, they had obviously been pre-informed if not by the NDP, certainly by their own intelligence that spies on every meeting, including private ones, that the NDP holds. They have been doing that for years reporting back their findings to political masters. They were fully prepared and expectant on the August 5, putting many crowd barriers up, having a large contingency of police officers on duty from every section of the force. The police were armed with batons, which they use on the day to beat people about the head with. They were prepared to lash out and injure the people, but unprepared to be able to protect Ralph Gonsalves when he decided to try and go walk about amidst an angry and furious crowd of demonstrators.

Following that day of protest, NDP members at the protest were raided at their homes by what are seen by many as political Police. The raid victimised, put recipients through a process of humiliation, inconvenience, and intimidation. It turned out to be a fishing trip by the Police, perhaps egged on by their political handlers.

I believe Police used illegally applied for search warrants that were worded in such a way to fool the authorising JP. Every one of the warrants had the reasons for searching the property as “firearms, ammunition, electronics” the Police had no reason or information that “firearms or ammunition” was suspected or believed to be at the places they raided. Of course, these matters may be even worse if the JP signing these warrants knew the reason for including “firearms and ammunition” in the wording of the search warrants and did not object but approved of the inclusion. The real raiding reasons being the gathering of electronics and analysing those people cell phones and laptops. If the magistrate or JP knew that, it would mean they also were part of political support of the action by the Police. An act that is most probably traceable right back to the ULP leadership, if just one person would be truthful instead of taking the forefront in telling multiple identifiable lies over the years. Over the last twenty years, hundreds of Vincentian citizens have had similar if not identically worded search warrants served on them.

Here is one from five years ago, I have more, for different people, all worded the same.

Firearms, Ammunitions, Drugs, electronic items and documents. Investigating the offence of firearms & drugs possession.



The only thing the police took was electronics and documents, which was the only thing they expected to find, the only things the wanted to find.

Should the police be pre-informed of organised meetings, rallies, protests, taking in public places. There is nothing wrong with that because they need to plan for Police to control situations and protect the public. But people should still have the right to instant non-organized sporadic protests. People must have the right of free assembly.

Unfortunately, the Police are defending their political masters, and they have chosen to side with a political party instead of the public.

There is no requirement or reason in our Constitutional law to get or obtain permission from anyone, including the Police, to hold a meeting, rally, or protest. Having to apply for permission is unconstitutional. If you apply, the Police will almost always say no, refuse permission, even ban such meetings from taking place. Those refusals and bans will almost always in SVG be politically motivated. They want to please their political masters. Banning such protests removes the right of the public to protest what they have a right to protest. Refusing and denying is used as a political tool, and for that reason only, the Police happily instigate and support that.

Protests by the people against what is happening in parliament are healthy and vital because it brings the politicians to notice the depth of feeling of the people or sections of the public on subjects and proposed changes in the law.

The rules and laws that demand that people or organisers get permission to hold a meeting in a public place are immoral and unconstitutional. They are designed to stop protests which are a God-given right of every human being.

This is a picture of the actual missile thrown at Gonsalves


Whatever this missile was thrown at Ralph Gonsalves outside parliament on August 5, was thrown by a man, an easily identifiable person. There is a video in the public domain. A news media member published the video. I analysed it frame by frame, and it is evident that the man lobbed a missile, this very missile. Yet the woman arrested for allegedly throwing the missile, in other parts of the same video had no hard object in hand or hands. She was probably detained because she was wearing a yellow NDP T-shirt. She is provably falsely accused, falsely arrested, coerced into making a false statement, coerced into making a false confession, and should be compensated, not prosecuted for something she did not do.

As reported by a politician who witnessed another chase and capture that day. The Police also chased and caught another woman and accused her of throwing the same missile that hit Gonsalves.

They had no idea at the time who threw the missile. The Police failed to protect Gonsalves from an angry crowd. They had to get their brownie points by arresting and prosecuting someone, perhaps not caring even if they have the right person.

The political situation and the control of the Police by politicians is a sour mixture. It has brought about police brutality and Police acting as political enforcers for the Unity Labour Party. The situation is dire. The citizens of SVG are in danger from the very people who should be protecting them.

Please, people in the region, hemisphere, and anyone who can help us, take in what is written here because it is a truthful account. We need help from our traditional allies, the UK, US, EU, UN.

We need your help. We are drowning in left-wing politics that has seen the people brought to a level of poverty that did not even exist at the time of emancipation. We are being stifled in our rights to protest. Protesters are being beaten with truncheons and batons. People are taken to police interview rooms and beaten to extract false confessions; it has been going on for twenty years. People turn up in court with pulped faces and black eyes.



Gonsalves Struck in the Head, Who Next?

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. What example are we setting for our children? Increasingly in the Caribbean we are witnessing behaviours associated with TV scenes depicting public disturbances from over in away. Another example of our small open societies in the Caribbean susceptible to external influences. The English speaking Caribbean has earned a reputation through the years as an area of peace (comparatively speaking) with Grenada the outlier. What happened in St. Vincent this week is an ominous sign for the region given we are battling similar issues. The lyrics of the great calypso Caribbean Man penned in 1979 should serve as a reminder.

One race (de Caribbean man)
From de same place (de Caribbean man)
Dat make de same trip (de Caribbean man)
On de same ship (de Caribbean man)
So we must push one common intention
Is for a better life in de region
For we woman, and we children
Dat must be de ambition of de Caribbean man
De Caribbean man, de Caribbean man

Songwriter: Sawandi Cassell

The world is struggling to protect citizens during the pandemic. It is reported over 4 million people have died since the outbreak of Covid 19. The virus has had the effect of stalling the global economy and in the process crippled Small Island Developing States (SIDs) like St. Vincent, Barbados and others. Before the pandemic our economic and social landscape was under stress. As developed and undeveloped countries respond to outbreak after outbreak of Covid 19, public health policy to fight the virus has not earned the trust of some members of the public. The issue has escalated to a point where the rights of individuals are challenging government’s obligation to enforce an effective national health policy. Members of the medical fraternity are divided, governments have been administering different approaches, individuals are conflicted on the best options to take to fight Covid 19. Unfortunately the matter has been politicised and the voice of the scientists have been trivialized. There will always be those who are anti this and anti that- this has been the case from time immemorial.

To ask for calm at a time various interest groups (including political parties) prefer to engage in rambunctious behaviour will be a struggle. One suspects it will get worse before it gets better. Many of our islands support service economies and will be directly impacted based on our ability to curb Covid 19 infections and in the process prevent failed state status. How long can our governments continue to pay the salaries of bloated public service employees. How long will private sector companies draw down on reserves and declining rate of returns on equity? Is the proverbial crap is about to hit the fan?

The Barbados government is currently working on a legal document to consider mandatory vaccinations that was promised to key stakeholders yesterday. Yesterday CNN in the USA fired 3 unvaccinated employees who entered the workplace violating policy. Buckle up!

The blogmaster thought the following read a useful exercise, a break from the vitriol.

Mandatory vaccination, including for COVID-19, can be ethically justified if the threat to public health is grave, the confidence in safety and effectiveness is high, the expected utility of mandatory vaccination is greater than the alternatives, and the penalties or costs for non-compliance are proportionate. I describe an algorithm for justified mandatory vaccination. Penalties or costs could include withholding of benefits, imposition of fines, provision of community service or loss of freedoms. I argue that under conditions of risk or perceived risk of a novel vaccination, a system of payment for risk in vaccination may be superior. I defend a payment model against various objections, including that it constitutes coercion and undermines solidarity. I argue that payment can be in cash or in kind, and opportunity for altruistic vaccinations can be preserved by offering people who have been vaccinated the opportunity to donate any cash payment back to the health service.

Read full text: Good reasons to vaccinate: mandatory or payment for risk?

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 quietness over the island, brought about by what some may believe is Karma.

The Coronavirus is spiralling out of control due to lack of proper procedure and lack of enforcement and leadership. It turns out the advice given in earlier days about containing the virus, good scientific advice from the opposition leader Godwin Friday and his party vice president Major Leacock. But due to a know-all attitude from el comrade, we have been led into a state of false confidence.

Election parties and gatherings with no distancing, no masks, and no sense, were allowed to take place. People flew in from around the world in an attempt to pack the voting booths; those voters permitted to go and vote from quarantine when they should have been locked down. Nine mornings was allowed to proceed, people hugging, dancing, and all the frivolities and closeness. People have been encouraged to go maskless by a standard set, by government ministers often going maskless.

La Soufrière Volcano, the 1922 aftermath at Wallibou, St. Vincent. [Walilabou]

In December 2020, the Soufrière Volcano which all but idiots knew was only sleeping and perhaps overdue to awake, bad-tempered and violent, had begun to awake.La Soufrière Volcano, the 1922 aftermath at Wallibou, St. Vincent. [Walilabou]

The dome that broke through the crater floor, on December 27, 2020, on the south-west-perimeter of the existing dome, continues to grow within the crater of La Soufrière and has an ellipsoid shape with growth expanding in a westerly direction.

When it erupted in 1922 over a thousand six hundred people died. Workers on the Barnards Estate at Orange Hill, workers were poisoned by volcanic gas and died.

In the 1979 eruption thick ash fell all over the island, all over all the other islands, including Barbados seventy miles into the Atlantic Ocean. Aircraft could not fly then, and they will not be able to fly again if the volcano erupts.

The knowing everything man’s attitude towards the volcano dangers have been to ignore and pretended that they do not exist. Despite La Soufrière being one of the most active volcanoes in the Lesser Antilles and has a long history of eruptions with the historical records showing eruptions in 1718, 1812, 1814, 1902-1903, 1971-72 and 1979. Loss of life was recorded in the 1812 and 1902-03 eruptions when 56 persons died in 1812 and over 1500 in 1902-03.

Historical Eruptions

During the past 4000 years, the volcano has had an average of one massive explosive eruption every 100 years, with smaller ones in between.

The Soufrière volcano has displayed two distinct types of eruptions in the past.

Ref: Aspinall, Sigurdsson, and Shepherd 1973.

Explosive eruptions: These are the typical “Soufrière” eruptions. They are highly explosive magmatic eruptions usually preceded by frequent, strong earthquakes. Rapid production rates result in the ejection of large volumes of new material in ashfalls from eruption columns and as pyroclastic flows and surges. This type of activity is exemplified by the 1902-03 and 1979 eruptions.

Nonexplosive or Effusive eruptions: This type of eruption is effusive, unaccompanied by earthquakes, and involves smaller volumes of new material than type 1. This type of eruption is exemplified by the 1971-72 eruption. A cyclical pattern of eruptive activity during the past 250 years with alternate explosive and effusive eruptions has been suggested for the volcano. Ref: Aspinall et al. 1972.

Future Eruptions

Short-term eruptive activity:

In the short-term (i.e., <100 years), the volcanic hazard at the volcano is expected to be quite like that experienced in the historic past. The volcano would become hazardous during periods of eruptive activity, remaining for the intervening periods a threat that must be catered for in national development plans. Activity in the short term could be either explosive or effusive or both. Both events may be separated in time but can be regarded as part of a two-phase pattern of eruption. The scale of the explosive phase is expected to range from that of a 1979-type event to that of a 1902-type event. The effusive phase is expected to be quite similar to the 1971-72 eruption. The specific characteristics of these phases, as well as the hazards they are expected to pose are outlined below.

Long-term or worst case scenario:

In the longer term, allowances must be made for the possibility of cataclysmic Plinian to Ultraplinian activity fluctuating with Strombolian type eruptions. Although there are no historic records of such activity, the presence of thick late Pleistocene ashfall deposits throughout St Vincent as well as thick coriaceous ashfall on the lower flanks of the volcano demonstrates that the Soufrière has the capacity for events of this kind.

We should all be aware that we are in a period of climate warming.

Climate Change Is Likely to Increase Volcanic Eruptions, Scientists Say: The Two-Way A recent study in the journal Geology says glacial ice has an impact on the behaviour of magma below the Earth’s surface. It finds a correlation between a warmer climate and more volcanic activity. What does that mean, well it means that times between eruptions will become much, much shorter?

All of that aside, el camarada obeso was warned about building in the vicinity of the Soufrière volcano. But being unable to take advice of any kind decided his political beliefs and ambitions should override the advice despite it being based on science and being more than credible.

A new ultra-modern medical and diagnostic centre was built at Georgetown in an area where volcanic debris the size of micro-wave ovens had rained down during the 1979 eruption.

The medical contract the Cubans were given was a three-year project which took them nine years to complete. The Komrade having built the facility in a very silly, even in a very stupid place, within striking distance of the volcano, we now have to consider how to rescue the staff and patients if the volcano gets to a near critical stage. Sea rescue is impossible due to rocks and it being Atlantic leeward coast, huge sea’s, and no dock. The road out of the red zone is in places flat and may be subject to sea surge flooding, in other places mountainous curving narrow road, with potholes of course, they are part of the Komrades university degree in stupidity via pothole excellence.

But with so many people to rescue, many old, infirm, or ill. What do we do with them? Also, what do we do with more than 400 prisoners at Belle Isle prison? Where do we put them, how do we care for them?

Then the airport, built by the Cubans, it was a three-to-five-year project which took the Cubans nine years to build. During that four or five year overrun the Cubans were paid somewhere approaching $400,000 a month, with no penalties for being late. It was best described as an act of comradeship and solidarity. Once again built against advice of many citizens and others, where aircraft will not be able to operate if there is an eruption.

I have never forgotten driving home one day, listening to SVG’s many times sued by the Komrade, premier radio station BDS Nice. I was listening to business being conducted in Parliament. I was shocked and dismayed when I heard him utter one of the most foolish things he ever said, and there have been a few. He said, “if I work Obeah, I only work Obeah for the Lord”. In most Christian societies that would have sounded the death nell for his political career. But not in Saint Vincent, there would have been people in bars and at home listening who would have drowned the neighbourhood in clapping and cheering. The Church leaders said nothing, the Church Council said nothing.

I was told by a doctor tonight that the majority of those infected with the COVID 19 virus are ULP people, I have no way of knowing if that is true.

What is happening in Saint Vincent may be Karma, well deserved and reserved for the “I like nasty, not nice” among us. But whatever the truth, let’s all hope that people see sense and self-isolate, please people lets all try and be sensible.

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 little more than a flatulent hog, bloated with food and severely damaging the worlds ozone layer.

Saint Vincent has been ruled for twenty years by a man who has helped more than any other Vincentian himself and his family, to destroy the kindness and the traditional Vincentian way of life. He has created a family dynasty’s root structure to continue his ruling behaviour into the mist-shrouded future.

As the prime minister, he has created all sorts of nasty traits in his image, attributes, and behaviour mirrored, copied, and emulated by young people who are easily moulded, convinced, that nasty is better than nice. Wrong is better than right.

None of the grandparents of today’s adults would have elected Ralph Gonsalves, he was in the wilderness for years, hated by housewives, classed as a communist moron for the better part of his early political life. Local newspapers chat pages were full of anti-Gonsalves rhetoric. Stories that were not written by politicians or academics but by little old grandpa’s and grandma’s, ordinary Vincentian folk who wanted none of the left-wing rubbish growing like cancer in the country’s womb at the time.

Most of our grandparents hated him; some even feared him and his communist-style politics. They would never have elected him in a million years; local Vincentian newspaper columns were always full of comments by those folk condemning and calling him nasty names. They saw a threat in him being head of government, leading the government, even being a member of parliament (MP) as a definite no. No.

How then did we end up with someone who was unliked and mistrusted by the old folk?

That was a part of the early introduction of the Judas syndrome introduced into Saint Vincent by such rotten characters as Vincent Beache. He entered politics in 1972 when he was defeated in the North Central Leeward constituency by Victor Cuffy of the People’s Political Party (PPP). After that, Beache was to win the seat on the next three elections held on 1974,1979, and 1984, twice trouncing Ralph Gonsalves and Victor Cuffy. Vincent Beache was indeed a Judas character; he sold out the Labour Party of Saint Vincent to a party with communist leaders, people who could not get elected. Gonsalves at the time was part of the MNU leadership and that political party had Leninist Communist ideals. The membership was all rank supporters of Karl Marx and loved Cuba, the revolution, and dreamt of being Vincentian Castro figures.

So how did Judas Beache sell out our country of decency to a rag and tag collection of young want to be revolutionaries? It was not difficult, and history has shown it was a sell-out and not a giveaway by the Judas. Vincent Beache was honoured to such an extent for his service to the communist cause that he spent all the years up to his death almost, reaping the profits of his Judas actions.

The Unity Labour Party (ULP) was founded in 1994 by a merger of the Movement for National Unity (MNU) and the Saint Vincent Labour Party (SVLP) with Vincent Beache as its leader. The MNU was a communist stronghold party, which was never a stronghold, more like an unwanted weak-hold party. A party of Castroites and people who wanted to change Saint Vincent into a Marxist monster world.

At the end of the contentious 1998 general election, when polling results giving the New Democratic Party (NDP) eight seats and the ULP seven seats were announced, Vincent Beache declared that he could not accept the outcome and called for fresh elections, alleging voter intimidation, fraud, and bribery. The NDP promptly rebutted this.

Vincent et al. Judas Beache resigned as leader of the ULP in 1998 after doing a secret deal with Ralph Gonsalves, making way for Dr Gonsalves to assume leadership of the party.

But when Gonsalves apposed Vincent Beache, prior to the deal, he used some of these words against him. Vincent Beache is a coconut bat. Vincent Beache is just an electrician. Vincent Beache, dirty beach. Yet after all that he recommended Beache to be bestowed a Knighthood, for service to the Vincentian people, which it turned out was a service to Ralph Gonsalves.

When the ULP was elected to office in March 2001, Beache was returned as Member of Parliament for South Windward. Despite all the previous name calling Gonsalves fully embraced Beache. Although Beache knew nothing whatsoever about the subject, he was made, under the Gonsalves leadership, Minister of National Security, and put in charge of the Public Service and Airport Development in the Gonsalves’ ULP administration of 2001 – 2005. He also acted as Prime Minister at various times between 2001 and 2005.

Vincent Beache resigned from Government and active politics before the general elections of 2005, vacating his seat in South Windward where his son, Glen Beache successfully replaced him.

In retirement Ralph Gonsalves ensured Beache remained active in public life, serving as a close advisor to Prime Minister Gonsalves and on the boards of several Government-owned companies and organizations. He was credited with responsibility for the construction of the Belle Isle prison. Also, he drove the process for the establishment of the Eastern Caribbean Civil Aviation Authority (ECCAA) while contributing to the establishment of the Argyle International Airport (AIA), the Canouan jet airport and many other important initiatives like the Campden Park Industrial Estate. The rewards had started to flood in; he earned more money from politics than he ever dreamed possible. A grateful Ralph Gonsalves heaped every position of financial gain potential on Judas Beache.

The biggest Judas triumph was in 2002 when Vincent Beache was awarded the Knight Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (KCMG) in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for distinguished public service. Recommended to the Governor-General for knighthood by Ralph Gonsalves and the Judas now became known as Sir Vincent Beache. Most of us who follow politics know the only distinguished service emanated from Beache was shown to only one Vincentian, it was Ralph Gonsalves that benefited from Vincent Beache. Gonsalves without Beach would have been a political failure all his life. Beache never stopped benefitting from the Judas action of passing the leadership of the ULP to Ralph Gonsalves.

The people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, well perhaps not the Grenadines, because the old and wise in the Grenadines knew and recognized the truth and never accepted the communist MNU now cloaked, shrouded from view, and known as the Unity Labour Party. But those Labour supporters from Saint Vincent island were sold a pup and never recognized it, they thought, and still think the ULP is a labour party when it is a communist party, organised and controlled by a communist leadership. A party that has spent two decades actively working and whittling away Vincentians’ rights and privileges to bring them into line with the ULP model, Cuba.

Today even more people cannot live without state handouts, three times more getting national benefits. Despite that, there are still people going hungry, more people without work, and no youth jobs. But all that we must expect when we are the subjects of a bloodless revolution, a peaceful transition to being a fully-fledged communist state. Most of the poor must expect to be put to some severe hardships during the transition.

Many middle-class have fled to the US, Canada, and the UK. They are the lucky ones; they can expect a better life beyond the reach of the Judas principles and the Communist League of Nations registered ULP government.

Those of us left to fight Saint Vincent’s left and their hero nations, Cuba, Venezuela, Iran, North Korea and all the rogue states everywhere whose principles are based on rigged elections, bought elections, stolen elections, even no elections, using dirty military and dirty police to help achieve dirty Judas governments. We must never give up the fight in ridding SVG of its Judas Judiciary, Judas Police, and Judas Government. Remembering how they came to power with Judas politicians’ help, we must persevere in telling what we see, what we hear, and what we believe.

It is time to become even more anti-communist revolutionary and reject our affiliation to Cuba, Venezuela, and all those other Judas states. Perhaps it is time for us to have our bloodless revolution, but decent, honest Judas hating people do not work like that.

The great thing about life is that it is eventually self-cleansing, death of Judas leaders ultimately relieves the world of the Judas syndrome bringers. We have seen the end of several Judas leaders, Castro, Chavez, Beache, and soon because he cannot live forever, Ralph Gonsalves. The latter may already be well on the path to goodbye due to his excessive eating, gorging like every meal is the last supper, his last meal, perhaps it is, maybe it is!


Plantation Owner Bull Whips the Minds of his Black Workers

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

Over the last twelve months, I put together a collection of schemes and projects that could have assisted and perhaps even been the future saviour of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. I put them to a member of the NDP and asked him not to use them before being elected because Gonsalves would adopt them himself to get re-elected.

1/ Crime: A scheme that would guarantee between 25 and 50% reduction in crime.

2/ Agriculture: A major US agricultural corporation ready to invest knowhow and infrastructure in SVG and put every Vincentian farmer back to work and back into the upper-middle-income class.

3/ Industrial: A light engineering assembly plant with jobs approaching 1500, some for intellectuals in the R&D department.

4/ Infrastructure: A previously pre-proven type scheme to protect the Grenadine Islands from water inundation by climate warming and to immediately recover and save Salt Whistle Bay.

All these schemes will now be scrapped because SVG has proven to me they are incapable of controlling, introducing, and mastering such projects by the very fact that they have re-elected the ULP for a further term of five years. Such action will put them in line to follow Venezuela down the road to treachery and bankruptcy. I had already warned and demonstrated to the investing corporations that their investments would be at risk if the leadership of the previous twenty years were re-elected. None of them will now come because they cannot risk their shareholder’s investment.

This morning I wrote to all the players in my saving SVG scheme, they have all agreed not to come to SVG or invest here due to this communist-style ULP government being re-elected.

I had wrongly believed that the Vincentian people could not be bought this time around.

But that was a grave mistake on my part. The pre-election bribery was in full force again as it has been during all the previous four elections. Lumber, galvanise, and cement was distributed to Labour supporters. Little envelopes with $50 or/and $100 passed around the villages. A red T shirt with a $500 note inside. A man caught having voted in a constituency illegally. Talk of a ballot box discovered when delivered containing pre-filled ballot papers, which means that type of fraud probably went undetected all over the island again.

To sum it all up, the Vincentian people who will suffer the most will be the ULP supporters because they are among the poorest of the State. How they could vote ULP when they and their family are hungry, malnourished and without a job, I cannot even start to square in my own mind. But we all know the saying, you get what you wish for, and perhaps deserve.

Not entirely true because the NDP supporters wished for change and deserve better, but over the next five years they like the ULP supporters will experience much worse conditions.

You cannot run a country how SVG has been run for the last twenty years and survive unless of course, Vincentians get wages like what Cubans and Venezuelans get. Some Cuban wages are about EC$60 a week, and in the lower jobs, they get that a month. Venezuelans are 90% unemployed, and those working get about the same as the Cubans, perhaps a little less. But even that is a sign of failure; many Vincentians will not even survive the fall and downdraft of the downward spiral during the next five years.

It is a shame that there are so many easily bought ignorant backward people in Saint Vincent, but those of that category will most certainly suffer the most. This class of person is more likely to rob and be robbed, kill, and be killed, murder and be murdered, rape and be raped, and spend many years incarcerated. All of that will get many times worse, violent crime is out of control. The ULP created poor people will suffer most, such a crying shame.

The NDP supporters are generally business owners, and most others have jobs. I hope they can survive another five years, but unfortunately some will fall into the pit of hell that ULP supporters just dug for the Nation when they re-elected the ULP.

Will Saint Vincent be recoverable after this coming next five years? Perhaps, but I doubt it, SVG will more likely become a total shithole country as the comrade has described some other countries. Or worse than that it may become a mirror image of Venezuela.

I will not be around for the next elections, so I will not be putting any effort into bringing projects to SVG again. My time for helping has now passed.

I cannot accept politicians with dirty hands right up to the elbows, so those of you who do not care about that, bad luck Karma will pre-empt your every move during the next five years.

Bad Luck to those who deserve it, and goodbye to all others.

General Election in St. Vincent Next Week – Oh! Leave it out Comrade; Enough is Enough

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

A written reply to IWitness story

Gonsalves says NDP strategists cyber spying, tapping phone

Comrade, have you gone completely mad? Are you starting to imagine things, are there people peering in your bedroom windows while you are sleeping? Are your room and telephones bugged?

Since the 1970’s the comrade has during times of personal stress claimed people are trying to kill him. He has made such claims several times since he has been PM even.

Paranoid schizophrenia, or schizophrenia with paranoia as doctors now call it, is the most common example of this kind of behaviour.

Schizophrenia is a kind of psychosis, which means your mind does not agree with reality. It affects how you think and behave. This can show up in different ways and at different times, even in the same person.

People with paranoid delusions are unreasonably suspicious of others.

Obesity is a common problem for people with schizophrenia, with an estimated 40-60% of this population being obese or overweight. Obesity among the mentally ill may contribute to adverse medical and psychological consequences as well as medication non-compliance and lower quality and enjoyment of life.

2011 The St Lucia Star https://stluciastar.com/plot-to-kill-svg-pm/

2011 https://dominicanewsonline.com/news/homepage/news/regional/opposition-denies-involvement-in-plot-to-kill-st-vincent-pm/

2014 https://www.iwnsvg.com/2014/07/18/i-shall-smoke-them-out-pm-says-of-internet-crazies/

What I have noticed is that whenever there is a stressful situation, he makes strange unfounded and unprovable claims.

1979, he was banned from Barbados, he claimed death threats.

Then before or around the time of almost every election, he makes strange claims, also each time he has been accused of rape or sexual assault, he starts acting weird again.

The SVG telephone exchange is in the grounds of Arnos Vale old airport. It has a room where the SVG police specialist technicians monitor phone calls and internet. Only they can listen to our phone calls, only they have the ability and the facility to tap our phones. Do they do that? Well, I suppose if they are there and that is their job, yes, they do. The comrade knows that, so where else can NDP illegal phone tappers listen to telephones? Only the ULP government and their political police have the facilities for that.

Gonsalves is running scared he is losing his grip on the people who he has so long fed and nurtured with a little money and some building materials. The NDP is way out front, so expect the comrade to invent all sorts of nonsense. He has already used the sympathy card with his family’s illnesses and ailments.

Watch out for assassination threats, accusations of people using nasty tactics to win the elections. All these types of silliness will be used at this extremely stressful time for the comrade.

The people have their own eyes and can see what is going on, the rush to repair roads, paint buildings, to give money for whatever cause, all that lumber, cement and galvanize delivered to the supporters. Nothing for four years then a sudden gush.

People have had enough, they see how things work now, they watched and listened to the Yugge Farrell affairs. They have suffered not just undrivable roads, but un-walkable roads: no work or employment, small wages with no prospects. Wage slavery and mental slavery, whilst the ruling dynastical family ride in big cars wear expensive clothes. Travel around the world at a whim. Own the jobs, police, and judiciary, control the finances. Under the ULP administration, people see tame contactors getting contracts unjustly while others like the Balcomes are punished for speaking out. Whole families and their workforces destroyed Bigger Bigs, the De Freitas’s, and so many more. Communist-style unjust grabbing of people’s property, it is all happening, and we are expected not to see it, or to mention it.

Well, it is over comrade, we want you to leave government, take your family and dynasty with you, and whilst you are at it take your unelectable cousin with you as well.

What is a real shame is that the original publisher refuses to publish my replies, such a shame for history.

Show us the Reports or Resign

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

Is this a matter of PM Gonsalves failing to do what he said he would, or is it something darker than that? I hate even to ask that question, but someone must, due to the five-year time laps in providing us with an answer.

This is a five-year-old unsettled matter. No investigation takes that long without someone saying something.

I for one am fed up with asking about the HSBC account which Ralph Gonsalves told us was false and fraudulent, and Interpol, SVG Police, Colin Williams DPP, was instructed and requested by him to investigate.

Did any such investigations ever take place because I find it hard to believe that not one of those selected to investigate has reported a thing that has been submitted? No presentation to the people, not a thing, nothing, nada? Not even a word of “it’s coming,”

but it’s too late for that now.

Ralph Gonsales

Can Ralph Gonsalves prove that any such investigation ever took place, or was this an untruth to tell the people what he wanted them to hear?

There was so much published about HSBC Swiss bank accounts, so many denials, no apparent action, and no evident results.

Comrade, it is time to get off the toilet and answer the questions, show us the evidence, show us the reports, or resign.

Who are the Vincentians with millions stashed away in Switzerland?

I Witness News February 15, 2015


HSBC in Switzerland Naming Names Maintaining a Swiss Bank Account

Breadfruit News. February 17, 2015

St Vincent and the Grenadines: – What we as Vincentians want to know is, which Vincentians established and who owned 16 bank accounts at HSBC in Switzerland amounting to US$48,700,000, almost forty nine million US dollars, which is about a hundred and thirty two million EC dollars [EC132,000.000.00]? We have never been told, why has it been hidden?

Investigation Launched into Fraudulent Bank Statement

The Searchlight Newspaper SVG. August 12, 2015.

St. Vincent PM Denies Claims of Swiss Bank Account

Trinidad Chronicle. December 07, 2015.

St. Vincent PM Denies Claims of Swiss Bank Account

NewsAmericas. December 7, 2015.

PM Denies Owning Multi-Million US-Dollar Account in A Swiss Bank

NBC Radio SVG. December 07, 2015.

Vincentians Await the Outcome of an Investigation by Interpol, RSS, DPP, and Local Police.

News 784 SVG. July 17, 2016.

I am asking PM Ralph Gonsalves for an update on the HSBC Swiss bank account with US$19 million in his name

i Eye News Caymans. July 19, 2016.

Any word on the HSBC Swiss bank account probe, Gonsalves?

I Witness News SVG. July 24, 2016.


Any word on the HSBC Swiss bank account probe, Gonsalves?

I Witness News SVG. August 24, 2016.


PM Gonsalves Demands $300,000 In Lawsuit Against Nice Radio.

News 784 SVG. May 21, 2018.

How unkind Sir and he is your cousin, tut-tut, how about happy families.

It is time for answers, so I have sent this letter to the US Department of State as a matter of interest. I have also sent it to Interpol enquiring if they were asked to report. Not Interpol SVG, sorry I cannot put my trust in getting a truthful answer.

I am not saying or implying Dr Ralph E Gonsalves Prime Minister of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has done anything wrong, but he told the Vincentian public he had an enquiry in place to prove that the HSBC bank statement in his name is false and fraudulent. He has never presented such a report of any enquiry to the people, this is now a five-year-old matter, people have been sued for repeating on radio this matter. Yet the promised evidence has never been forthcoming people are beginning to believe it may all be true, that comrade is your own fault, I am only the messenger.

When political leaders make big mistakes or are caught telling lies about important things they should resign. What makes a political leader resign or not resign has something to do with having honour or not! Those who have honour always choose the honourable way: Resignation!”

So, Dr Ralph Everard Gonsalves, Prime Minister of the Government of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines we call on you to render up a relevant report or resign. It is a relatively simple choice.

The eyes of history are watching, by this controversial matter being published ensures its mention in Vincentian annuls of history.

Time to Put Saint Vincent and the Grenadines First

Submitted by Nathan Green

The Vincentian people are sick and tired of being put in second, third, or fourth place by Ralph Gonsalves and the Unity Labour Party.

In first place is Cuba, in second place Venezuela, it is a tossup who occupies the third and fourth place, but it certainly is not SVG, perhaps his family and dynasty occupy those places. But it is the ignorant and the paid Vincentian collaborators who have allowed this to happen.

The Cubans were paid enormous amounts of money to build Argyle International Airport [AIA]. But unlike a commercial contractor, no formal agreement existed. That was a significant loss to SVG because AIA was a three to a four-year project, which took the Cubans nine years to complete. Had that of been a commercial contractor with a commercial contract, the overrun time would have been penalised under the terms of the contract for overrun time. If those penalties existed, I doubt if there would have been overrun.

But the same thing happened to the new specialist hospital at Kingstown. Cubans built it, and again there was a 5-year overrun. Today they are involved in running it, whilst our nurses must find work abroad.

Remember, time is money, when there is an overrun on a project, it means that the lateness of completion causes a loss of revenue and loss of use of the facility. In the case of the clinic, perhaps loss of Vincentian life because the Kingstown hospital does not have the same facilities that Georgetown has.

Employing Cubans via the Cuban government is tantamount to slavery, accompanied by money laundering and trafficking. Those Cubans who worked in SVG, and who are currently working in SVG were not and are not paid directly. SVG pays the Cuban government, who then pay the Cubans about 20% of those payments, keeping the 80%. They did not even pay them their little part of the money in Saint Vincent; they paid them in Cuba. That, of course, meant they had no opportunity of spending their wages in Saint Vincent.

There was no job at all that a Vincentian in SVG or from the diaspora could not have done that a Cuban did. The difference being all those multi-millions paid to the Cubans, instead of being spent by the workers in Cuba or snatched by the Cuban government, would have been spent in SVG. The damage this did to our economy is unbelievable.

Last year a complaint by ‘Prisoners Defenders’ sent on May 10, 2019, to the United Nations a formal complaint with all the evidence and 110 testimonies, two United Nations Special Rapporteurships, the Special Rapporteurship on contemporary forms of slavery, including its causes and consequences, and the Office of the Special Rapporteur on trafficking in persons, especially women and children, are taxative when condemning the facts, and have indicated in an extensive report that “the reported working conditions could rise to forced labour, according to the forced labour indicators established by the International Labor Organization. Forced labour constitutes a contemporary form of slavery.”

Also, they indicate how Cuba’s legislation punishes with eight years in prison for doctors if they decide to change jobs or not returning to Cuba, and how they are prevented from seeing family members, or how contracts are withheld, or how more than 75% is confiscated from the doctor’s income, which “does not allow them to live with dignity“, or how Cuba makes them work more than “64 hours per week“ (160% of the maximum authorised by the ILO), how they have restricted and monitored their freedom of movement and the right to privacy or communications with nationals or foreigners, or how professionals reported receiving regular threats from Cuban state officials in destination countries and how Cuban medical women have suffered sexual harassment, among many other violations that the U.N. reports as happening by both received information submitted and “first-hand information”.

The complaint to which this procedure responds was drafted and filed by ‘Prisoners Defenders’, a European organisation whose leaders are European, and this complaint initiative was funded entirely by the person of its President, Javier Larrondo. ‘Prisoners Defenders’ detaches in this complaint any motivation except respect for human rights.

Cuba has NOT responded (consulted the publication on 06/01/2019 at 14:33 Madrid time), assuming with its lack of response what in the international legal system is called the “tacit acceptance of the accusations”, or “qui siluit quun loqui et decuit et protuit, consentire videtur ”, that is, if he who can and should speak does not do so, it must be concluded that he consents.

The United Nations Report, which says that the Cuban government are acting illegally.


Contemporary slavery, also known as modern slavery or neo-slavery, refers to institutional slavery that continues to occur in present-day society. Estimates of the number of slaves today range from around 21 million to 46 million, depending on the method used to form the estimate and the definition of slavery being used. The estimated number of slaves is debated, as there is no universally agreed definition of modern slavery; those in slavery are often difficult to identify, and adequate statistics are often not available. The International Labour Organization [ILO] estimates that, by their definitions, over 40 million people are in some form of slavery today. 24.9 million people are in forced labor, of whom 16 million people are exploited in the private sector such as domestic work, construction or agriculture; 4.8 million persons in forced sexual exploitation, and 4 million persons in forced labor imposed by state authorities. 15.4 million people are in forced marriage.

The United States about a year ago called on all nations to stop using Cuba’s medical missions, which send doctors around the world, saying that Cuba refused to pay the medical staff what they earned and held them against their will.

Cuba’s international medical missions are a form of human trafficking and modern slavery, U.S. State Department officials told a news conference in New York.

The Cubans have a health service that generates significant export earnings by sending more than 50,000 health workers to more than 60 countries. Those workers are under guard, passports removed, paid only part of what they earn whilst the Cuban government keeps the majority. They are in very real terms modern day slaves, of a slave master State.

In Brazil, President Jair Bolsonaro last year called the Cuban doctors “slave labour”, and Cuba in retaliation recalled its 8,300 medical workers stationed there.

Ms Ramona Matos, a Cuban doctor, seeking asylum in the U.S., confirmed it was slavery when she said she worked with medical missions in Bolivia and Brazil where Cuban security agents took away the doctors’ passports and other identification leaving them undocumented. They had no identity cards or papers; if anything happened to them, nobody would know who they were.

Nearly all the doctors’ earnings [only 20%of the real] were sent back to Cuba where they were frozen in accounts that they could not access until they completed their missions, she said. All of this, of course, designed to try and stop them from running away.

There is no doubt under the Cuban system, doctors and nurses were being trafficked, they are victims exploited and used by the Cuban government as slaves. They are still subjected to this treatment in Saint Vincent; we have a multitude of Cubans working here in SVG, all slaves of the Cuban government, trafficked to Saint Vincent to satisfy the political beliefs and wishes of Ralph Gonsalves, his way of helping the Cuban communist party and government.

The U.S. State Department has been carefully analysing where Cuban missions are practising, which is in at least 66 countries. One of those countries is Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, where the prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is a Cuba system believer and is said by some to have been awarded a Cuban Communist Party honorary membership.

The U.S. government has publicised its criticisms of the Cuban medical missions so those host countries such as SVG “can’t say they weren’t aware that this was human trafficking.

An OAS report that Carlos Trujillo U.S. ambassador to the Organization of American States, said Nations where the Cuban medical missions are working need to end the practice. “Across the Americas, there are multiple countries that continue to have these programs,” he said.

Ambassador Trujillo said, “What we’re asking here is for a lot of the countries … who are continuing to traffic and conduct this type of activities with Cuban doctors in their countries to please stop.” But that has had no effect on Ralph Gonsalves of SVG, he loves the system and cannot wait to be made a hero by the Cubans.

SVG blatantly continues to receive trafficked Cubans and is fully aware of how the Cuban government keep their wages and pay them small wages in Cuba. We have a lot of trafficked Cuban slaves doing the work owed to Vincentians. Nearly 50% of Vincentian people without jobs, 45% of our youth unemployed, and we are giving those jobs to Cuban slaves because our prime minister says so?

Our people are enslaved in mind in SVG, no jobs, no work, and a below poverty payments to live on. They seem to be viewed as a nuisance; the leaders may even think they would be better off without them.

Several ex-Cuban doctors who were part of Cuba’s work abroad program, who fled and are now in the U.S., have filed a federal lawsuit in Florida against the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO). This international agency brokered Cuba’s arrangement with Brazil. The doctors said PAHO, a division of the World Health Organization, was enabling the trafficking of medical professionals.

It is time that the U.S. thought about sanctioning the people in SVG responsible for employing the Cuban slaves, the trafficked, the Cuban victims of the Cuban government. It is time for paying reparations to the Cuban slaves, but first, they must be emancipated, and the slave masters punished.

Then perhaps under a new Vincentian government under a genuinely responsible government, we can make SVG number one and get our people back to work.

Show me a Fat Liar

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

Most Vincentian have heard or read the story which says, ‘Show me a liar and I will show you, a thief’. A remarkably interesting equation really when you think hard and put it into context.

Remember the story. He knew an old Vincentian man who used to cut sugar cain in Cuba. A man called Mr Doyle. One day while talking to Mr Doyle, Mr Doyle told him “show me a man that tells lies and I will show you a thief”. That was the story he told the Nation from parliament one day.

But what I found even more interesting is that a report I read today is more informative than that story. The median estimated body‐mass index of cabinet ministers is positively correlated with conventional measures of corruption, Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index, World Bank worldwide governance indicator Control of Corruption, Index of Public Integrity. This result suggests that physical characteristics of politicians such as their body‐mass index can be used as proxy variables for political corruption when the latter is not available, for instance, at a very local level.

So, what the report says is if a politician is fat, according to statistics, they are more likely to be corrupt. If we add that information to the story we were told about liars being thieves, it must follow if a liar is also fat there is a double possibility of them being corrupt.

What an interesting correlation, so searching a little further, I discovered this.

The Berlin-based media company Business New Europe IntelliNews conducted amusing research, based on 299 facial images of 2017 cabinet ministers from the 15 post-Soviet states.

The study showed that only 10 of the former Soviet leaders had a “normal” BMI, and none were underweight.

The research revealed that the most corrupt post-Soviet states are Turkmenistan, Tajikistan, and Uzbekistan. The states with the highest median estimated ministers’ BMI are Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, and Ukraine, while the countries with the lowest median estimated ministers’ BMI are Estonia, Lithuania, Latvia, and Georgia.

“Countries with relatively more obese cabinet ministers tend to have a relatively less overweight population. Ironically, this suggests that there might be a health benefit to the fat and grand political corruptions”, the researchers concluded.

I looked for such information specifically about the Caribbean and Americas. Before Hugo Chavez died from the Cubans medical treatment, he was as fat as a pig ready for the barbeque pit. He died fat; most people die thin unless they have a heart attack.

His whole family today are multi-millionaires. Yet before his presidency, they were all broke. His daughter today is the richest woman in the hemisphere.

Then he was replaced with Maduro who rapidly became a second for the pit. Both highly corrupt politicians.

The communists in the Americas and the Caribbean tend to be fat.

Are they all corrupt, they all tell lies, are they all thieves? Well, we know for sure these two are.

According to one Caribbean politician who is very fat indeed, the key is being a liar, to be a thief.

I put a verse into Google and found several pages’ Gonsalves said show me a liar, and I will show you a thief’.

I just read another story which I found interesting, but that is for another story on another day.

‘He killed the truth in Saint Vincent’

It appears in several publications throughout the Caribbean.

Patrick Manning said the same thing. “Show me a liar, and I will show you a thief”. https://youtu.be/phf-FnptGyA So perhaps it is true!

But before I go, I just found this which puts a doubt to the reliability of any Caribbean leader being the source of the saying, which indicates even more lies.

“Show me a Liar, and I’ll Show You A Thief” is a quote from George Herbert (1593-1633), an Anglican clergyman who wrote metaphysical poetry.

So, the original Mr Doyle story told in SVG may be a total crock of plagiaristic horses do-do, thou liar of the first magnitude.

Gonsalves: Will He go or Will he Revolt

Submitted by Nathan Green

The upcoming elections in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, should they be a worry to all democratic countries in the Caribbean as well as the USA?

The question needs to be asked now and prepared for now, if Ralph Gonsalves loses the election, will he head a revolution to stay in power.

Peter Binose was an amazing guy when it came to looking into the future; everything he wrote was correct at the time, has come to pass, or is looming on the horizon of the future.

He wrote so much political expose that the Vincentian ULP government, and in particular Ralph Gonsalves called him an internet crazy, and passed laws designed to silence Binose, called a national cybercrime strategy.

The new law, which the Caribbean nation’s Parliament approved in 2016, broadened the previous criminal defamation provisions to include what the now decided was cybercrime, among which is was described as online expression and added vague and subjective definitions of “cyber-harassment” and “cyber-bullying”, which are designed to carry potential prison terms. [“Shut up Binose, or go to prison forever, or perhaps the mental home to get some drugs to correct your mind.” Unfortunately for Binose, but fortunately for Gonsalves, Binose died in London in 2017]

Many organizations at the time called on SVG to reverse this law, they objected to it.

Association of Caribbean Media Workers

Committee to Protect Journalists

International Press Institute

Reporters Without Borders

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression

Center for Independent Journalism – Romania

Center for Media Freedom and Responsibility

Electronic Frontier Foundation

Freedom Forum

Human Rights Network for Journalists – Uganda

Independent Journalism Center – Moldova

Index on Censorship

Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information

International Press Institute

Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance

Media Rights Agenda

Pacific Freedom Forum

Pakistan Press Foundation

Palestinian Center for Development and Media Freedoms – MADA

PEN American Center

PEN Canada

PEN International

Vigilance pour la Démocratie et l’État Civique

Both Binose and myself had called on Ralph Gonsalves to state what he meant when he told the World “I Ralph Gonsalves want to say I am here to do the work of Maurice Bishop” because it is known as a fact that the Russians and Cubans supported Bishop, many believe in the hope he would take over the whole Caribbean in a chain reaction series of communist Coups.

In 2012 Binose wrote a fascinating story called ‘Were the Vincentian Marxists ever close to revolution?’ This was published throughout the Caribbean, the hemisphere, and has since been repeated many times world-wide. Every word the truth and written from records, public accounts, and newspaper reports.

In that story, Binose tells of a yacht arrested at Villa beach, called Sayonara which was loaded with guns and ammunition. This story was about events in 1979 when SVG was believed to be on the verge of revolution, and it was thought by the prime minister of that time that the guns found on the Sayonara were to be used for that purpose.

Well since then Binose wrote hundreds of stories about Venezuela, about smuggling cocaine at Argyle airport, about Ralph Gonsalves alliance with the Castro’s of Cuba, Hugo Chavez, and Nicholas Maduro of Venezuela. All revolutionaries, all Marxist communists. I also wrote some articles repeating many times the words of Vincentian hero, Peter Binose.

Now with the elections around the corner, bribery underway for weeks giving away millions of dollars’ worth of building materials, under a sham scheme called Lives to Live. The recipients all expected to vote ULP. Suppose the ULP is willing to carry on this dirty procedure still to try and ensure a winning success at the elections. It shows they are ready to do anything, all the things that happened at the last election. All the fraud, all the dirty tricks, all the bribery. So, if they lose how about a revolution, would they go as far as a revolution?

I raise these questions because, on August 15, 2020, an aircraft loaded with guns and ammunition which was destined for Saint Vincent was arrested. But alas to those waiting for it, there was a permanent delay by the customs and police at Miami airport, when they arrested the pilot and co-pilot, two Venezuelans.

The Vincentian police chief a Ralph Gonsalves chosen man, St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) police chief, Colin John says the jet intercepted in Miami on Saturday [August 15, 2020] was “fully loaded, from the cockpit back to the lavatory, with cases and boxes of weapons, ammunition and household goods” was not bound for SVG, notwithstanding the flight plan filed with U.S authorities.

On Tuesday night August 18, 2020, a rapid three days after the incident, Commissioner of Police, Mr John said he had been briefed on the matter, he asserted that CARICOM IMPLEMENTATION AGENCY FOR CRIME AND SECURITY (CARICOM IMPACS) confirmed that the aircraft in question was not destined for St. Vincent and the Grenadines; the country name was used only as a decoy,” the Police Public Relations and Complaint Department said in a press release late Tuesday night.

We may well ask how CARICOM would know that? Perhaps Ralph Gonsalves told them because he is currently the Chairman of CARICOM and besides that, he is also their spokesman on all matters relating to air transport and air control. I would guess that Colin John was told to make the statement by Ralph Gonsalves.

There have been many denials regarding Venezuela and Saint Vincent over the last 15 years. Remember how the bag of cocaine mysteriously turned into a bag of washing powder in Union Island, and all the Venezuelans were released despite having had a shoot out with police resulting in deaths. Then there have been lots of cases of Venezuelan shipped cocaine turning up in Europe aboard yachts via the distribution hub SVG, caught by European police forces and denied by SVG. Other shipments of something arrived at the ET Joshua airport, boxes and packing cases that bypassed customs inspection, loaded straight onto a truck, and driven away. The drug dealer, while being prosecuted, claimed drugs were unloaded on a beach to police and a ULP politician. Peter Binose wrote about Argyle to be used for shipping cocaine. One of the latest stories was about the expose of an offshore bank in Kingstown sending money on behalf of Maduro to the leader of the Spanish Catalan political party. The ULP government denied it despite paperwork supporting the transaction appearing on the internet. Strangely enough within a couple of weeks, the bank had pulled out of SVG and relocated elsewhere. The very latest is a planeload of arms and ammunition, a Venezuelan plane destined SVG, denied by the SVG police chief.

So how about it, is there a need for the long-term comrade who just cannot give up power, to have a revolution? He wants to stay forever, will there be a revolution if he loses the election?

I must ask the question because of his revolutionary background. Surely it must be a fair question to ask?

International media reports are that the private jet was loaded with 82 firearms, including a sniper rifle, plus 63,000 rounds of ammunition.

The firearms included a Barrett .50 calibre sniper rifle and 18 rifles. The cache also had a firearm suppressor, body armour, as well as undeclared cash and endorsed cheques worth over US$20,000.

The Vincentian police chief also said according to reports “one of the defendants said after being arrested that the aircraft’s ultimate destination was Venezuela. 

But I have to ask with all the connections Venezuela has with the Russians, Chinese, Iranians, and just about every dirty group and dirty country in the World, why would they need to buy arms and ammunition in the U.S. when if the asked any of their allies they would send enough weapons to sink Venezuela, free?

I believe those arms were destined for SVG; I would like to see the cancelled cheques.

Before I sign off there are two questions that I have asked before and remain unanswered

1/ Is Ralph Gonsalves an honorary member of the Cuban Communist Party?

2/ Were Vincentian police officers sent for training in Cuba during the last two years?

Questioning Buccament Bay Resort

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green. August 17, 2020

I am questioning Buccament Bay Resort because no one else is.

Vincentians think it is great, yet those previously employed there will get nothing, nada.

Those farmers and suppliers of fruit and vegetables, fish, and meat, will get nothing either.

But the government will get all its taxes that were owing by Harlequin and the resort. VINLEC and CWSA will get all their money; the bankers will get theirs. But the little people will get nothing, being told that is the way bankruptcy works.

The ULP government and its supporters cheer it on, the NDP welcomes the sale to Sandals.

But let us stand back and decide what has really happened.

I contend and have like the writer Peter Binose always contended much of the fault for the Buccament failure rests with the government, and I believe directly with PM Ralph Gonsalves, perhaps his wife, and certainly Julian Frances.

Ralph Gonsalves allowed a conman to come into Saint Vincent and rip off the government and local and overseas investors. Thousands of pensioners from the UK had their life saving taken from them. Investors from the US have also lost all, and some still owe money to American banks for loans that they paid to Buccament.

David Ames, a British twice bankrupt company owner, already had a record that smelt of fraud in Australia and Thailand. What he did in those places appears to be a test run for the enormous Ponzi scheme he ran in the Caribbean and Americas. People in Thailand and Australia were already complaining that they had been conned; there were plenty of reports in international newspapers. Dave Ames, if he had been adequately investigated under the due diligence method, would have instantly shown up as a dud. Checking any British person for company bankruptcy and wrongdoing takes five minutes on the internet, and it is free. That all makes it obvious that Dave Ames was not checked or investigated; there was no due diligence. Who can we blame for that, well I blame Ralph Gonsalves, he did the deal, he even gave Ames and his family Vincentian citizenship which entitled them to Vincentian passports? I must ask the question, how could the brilliant lawyer Ralph Gonsalves allow this to happen, how was there Dave Ames allowed to carry out such dastardly deeds in Saint Vincent.

Gonsalves was warned for months turning into years that Ames was a crook; in fact, he once wrote: “when considering businessmen for projects in SVG we do not expect them to be angels.” To which it was replied, and Vincentians do not expect us to be doing business with crooks.

In February 2013 BBC reporters alleged Dave Ames of Harlequin and Buccament Bay resort had bribed Ralph Gonsalves. Gonsalves denied the allegations. The reporters accosted him on an aeroplane videoing and recording the confrontation on board an aircraft after it landed at Barbados. Gonsalves never sued the BBC, and no litigation ensued, it died a death. Vincentians were shellshocked and horrified that their beloved and respected Prime Minister could have such allegations made against him.

Mrs Gonsalves was given a contract by Ames to carry out interior design and furnishings and fitting in the first small number of beachfront show villas. I am unsure how much that was, but it was rumoured and written about elsewhere as a lot of money. Binose asked about transparency and if it was right that Mrs Gonsalves should get such a contract, did it look right? But she also attended a conference in Watford England where 2,500 prospective British clients were listening to her convincing speech on why they should invest in Buccament Bay Resort. That night and the next day, hundreds signed up and paid deposits. So, is she to blame in any way for all those people losing their money? Only if she knew Ames was a crook and what was about to take place, which is doubtful. But what I will say it can hardly be right for her to have received payment from Harlequin or the Resort for contracts on those villas, which made it look as if they were linked to the overall deal in Ames acquiring the land. She should never have gone to the UK to support the sales drive by Ames and used her influence as the Prime Minister’s wife to encourage people to buy into the resort. People must believe that this was an arms-length deal between her and Harlequin. Unfortunately, it does not look that way, and impressions are important.

Then Julian Francis, Ralph Gonsalves first cousin, a government minister and senator. He was at Buccament every day or at least every day that I was there, which was two or three days a week. He took away on several Saturday nights a car full of prepared food from the Buccament kitchens for a party. How he paid for that I do not know, but not at the time of collection, prepaid or paid later perhaps. But I was there. I saw it and talked to the Chef. He also had his house at XXX built by ICE workmen, the Buccament contractors at the time. I was there at the house during the build and spoke with the workman and even to the ICE quantity surveyor who arrived from Buccament Bay Resort to report on progress and check on materials used, on many occasions he and I went and had a drink together. I have seen much of the paperwork regarding progress reports with photo’s attached. How he paid for that, I do not know, prepaid or paid later perhaps. I am still in contact with those involved in this house build.

At Buccament Bay Resort Francis put himself forward as the Mr Fixit, a go-between for disgruntled employees looking for wages owed, and suppliers who could not get their invoices paid. He told everyone publicly, and it has been published “If you have problems come and see me.” He offered to help those disgruntled creditors and employees. I do not know if it was Ralph Gonsalves or Julian Francis who had the Black Squad police, and the SSU military police, with big guns, stop employees going to the Harlequin offices to demand their money. But whoever was responsible gave the resort better treatment than the Vincentians who were owed money.

This went on for months and years; if the resort had not been given that kind of protection they would have folded earlier, suppliers would have been owed less, employees would have been paid. Now instead they are being offered nothing, shafted is the word that comes to mind.

There has been much written about Dave Ames and the Buccament Bay resort, but at least he built something in Saint Vincent. Many other islands he sold off artists impressions and built nothing. In Brazil, he started selling a resort off artists impressions and never built anything there either. The law in Brazil requires developers to place deposits and payments in a Brazilian bank escrow account until the client has their properly deeded property. But Ames took deposits, sold unbuilt properties, and instantly moved the amounts abroad. He circumvented Brazil government rules designed to protect investors and buyers. That was all going on while Ames was building Buccament.

According to a group of American Investors who obtained a court order securing their investment, a group that acted early and used all the proper legal channels to protect their investment. The same group who had made it difficult for the Kelly group to finalise a deal. They have been told by the liquidator their payment application has been denied, despite the orders from the court. If that is true, and I believe them, then we can expect litigation from that quarter as well. These Americans did everything right, yet end up with nothing, the word shafted comes to mind.

US sanctions against people and state, perhaps?

After the government changed the rules and acquired the resort and more farmland and did a deal with Punnet, and was able to sell the project unencumbered, did they offer it on the open market? If they did not, how do they know that $17 million was the best price achievable? Remember this was not the same deal offered to the Kelly consortium; this was a new deal. It was never available unencumbered before with all sections available from one seller. To make that worse here you have a unique and revised deal, a great new deal, and they sell it for less than Kelly’s group offered with all its problems.

Can anyone say the property was undersold and not offered on the open market to obtain the best value for the creditors? If I remember Harlequin valued, it at $250 million?

I advise everyone who was owed money to get together and take joint legal advice, something smells.

Because if it was worth more on the open market and was sold for more, there may have been money for ex-employees.

What worries me is that Ralph Gonsalves and his boy Camillo, and Butch Stewart and his boy Adam, got together in Florida USA, and struck a deal which they all agreed on. This deal should have been negotiated in SVG and should have been fully transparent, with other government ministers and attorneys present. This deal should not have been conducted like a family affair.

It reminded me of the previous deal, Ralph Gonsalves, and his wife, going to Cuba and doing a transaction in a restaurant, a family affair, with a client who wanted to invest into a private lounge at Argyle airport.

OPINION: The Art Of The Deal as taught in Havana, Cuba

I felt a little twinge of sympathy for Dave Ames because it turned out he bought a pup when he bought into Buccament. He did not have the slightest idea that the land that the resort was built on is in an ancient flood plain. He was clueless until the flood came as it had done before, and several employees at the resort drowned. Evidence shows that SVG government and some ministers knew this to be an active flood plain, did they tell him? If not, why not? If this information was kept from Ames, is the SVG government responsible for all the losses of everyone? How are we protected for the future if the resort floods again after Sandals buy it, were they warned, are they taking on the full responsibility if it happens again. It may never happen again, but it has happened three time in living lifetimes. The weather is getting worse, will it happen again?

Ames expected the Argyle airport to be open when he launched the resort, but the three-year Cuban project took nine years to complete.

So here was a conman, that could have built the one resort anywhere in the Caribbean, and he chose Saint Vincent. At the time, I decided it was Karma, and I believe Karma may be striking down others at some time very soon.

Now I believe all this is circumstantial and looks worse than it is. But I must bring it all to you. Not because I am accusing, alleging, or even inferring any individual of wrongdoing. It is out there in the public domain has been discussed and published many times in many places. Is it not time that we ask questions again?

Are some members of the Gonsalves/Francis family complicit in the failure of Buccament Bay Resort?

[What is great is how cell phone technology allows everyone nowadays to record

all important events, picture, video, voice]

Vote Them Out in SVG

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

Almost every country in the world, including the UK and the US, has a citizenship by investment program except SVG, North Korea, China, and most of ALBA including Cuba and Venezuela. Why do you think that is? The answer to that is simple. Saint Vincent and the Grenadines [SVG] under Unity Labour Party [ULP] leadership has spent almost twenty years converting the citizenship into a class of citizens they can manage and fool, what is known as the ‘peasant class’. A significant part of the population has been mentally raped into political submission. Believing that the Unity Labour Party of today is the same old Labour Party of Saint Vincent, which was taken over by the MNU a Marxist based communist party.


The ALBA Leadership, every one of them a Marxist.

In Marxist theory, the proletariat is the social class that does not have ownership or the means of production and whose only means of subsistence is to sell their labour-power for a wage or salary. Proletarians are wage workers, while some refer to those who receive salaries as the salariat. There are few proletariat classes in SVG, due to most people owning their own property regardless of how meagre that is. The Vincentians also at heart are self-employed self-sustaining people. The home is usually family property, so it just keeps passing down to the boys as the parents die, and the girls get married and move elsewhere, blighted fodder for communist manipulation, still the ULP persevere, with some success.

What the ULP has worked endlessly for is to create a nation of peasants, people who rely on the state or party for handouts to live. Clear evidence is the jump in the number of people out of work, and the number of people being paid by the state from what is locally known as the poor fund. There are more people out of work in SVG now, than there was at any time in its recorded history, and that includes after slavery ended.

To get these poor innocent but ignorant Vincentian people to vote ULP, they are bribed before every election. The ULP devise all sorts of schemes to entrap the people into voting for them, even giving money and goodies to school children so as they can convince their parents to vote ULP. They give away truckloads of building materials, goats, sheep, and chickens. Little packets with money in pass hands as ULP politicians walk through their constituencies. It is such a shame that Vincentians can be brought for such a low price, the fact is they can be, and they are.

Children are leaving school with no prospect of ever finding work as the state supports and follows the social path of Venezuela. The state has failed to attract any large-scale employers; they have driven away some of the existing industry and frightened off prospective investors. Everything the ULP government have invested in becomes a white elephant, a liability to the people, and that includes the new Argyle International Airport.

Understanding the mindset of the comrade, Ralph Gonsalves, is challenging to say the least. If citizenship by investment is adopted, it will lift every citizen out of poverty, and there will be no need for the poor fund to exist in the form it does today. So why would he deny the people that, why?

People who can afford to invest large sums of money in a country to become a citizen obviously have money to be able to do that. They are certainly not peasants, that is a reason not to allow such people to reside in SVG in any numbers. Because no one with a brain and money would ever vote for the ULP, for Gonsalves, for Marxism, for 21st Century Socialism. So, selling citizenship by investment runs counter to the Marxist scheme to convert everyone into peasants because investors would bring together a class of people who would not vote ULP, at least while it has the current leadership.

Much of the middle-class in SVG has fled to the UK, Canada, US, just about anywhere that they feel safe and there is work for them. You can also find Vincentians working in top management positions and police forces throughout the Caribbean.

We all know that the kind of communism being brought to SVG is not real communism. Most forms of communism everywhere are not valid forms of communism. Because in the kind we are gradually being subjected to, not everyone is expected to be equal; some are more equal than others, some becoming stinking rich. That I can assure you, happened even in the USSR [but not North Korea].

I was told by a well-argued and knowledgeable man a few days ago, what we have in SVG has developed into Fascism. I would not say I like the thought of that, so right now I will not consider it. Perhaps another time, and another place.

The kind of communism we are being brought is where the rules, all rules legal and social only apply to the peasants, those ruling, live the life of the European nobility. How many of you can afford to travel anywhere in the world you decide whenever you choose? How many of you can afford to educate your children in leading universities in the UK? How many of you can choose to eat the most expensive imported food and eat in the most expensive restaurants, stay in the most expensive hotels? How many of you can pay $600 for a pair of shoes, $2000 for a suit, $350 for a shirt? The rulers of SVG can do that every day and only spend a little of the money in their pockets which they call walking money.

How many of you qualify for tax-free imports of cars, boats, and anything you decide to import? The rulers of SVG have that privilege, and everyone in government employment who they approve can do the same, they have even given those privileges to your pastors and Church leaders.

The Cuban Communist Party (Partido Comunista Cubano) was founded in 1925 by Moscow-trained members of the Third International (Comintern). I have asked Ralph Gonsalves if he is an honorary member of the Cuban Communist Party. To date, he nor anyone else has confirmed or denied that he is.

A little about the past


Ralph Gonsalves was a Marxist-Communist by the time he was at university at UWI in Jamaica. In 1968 he organized a demonstration which turned into a full-blown riot when the Jamaican government banned his uni-lecturer Walter Rodney, a Marxist-Leninist communist agitator of the Jamaican people. Rodney had been trying to get a set of Rastafari to murder white people on beaches to try and cause damage to the tourist trade and thence the economy. In doing so, Rodney had hoped to start a revolution against the Jamaican government of that time. The government had information from the police Special Branch about Rodney’s actions and had acted on that information and banned him from the state.


Citizenship by investment is an adequately regulated conception that almost every country in the world has adopted, except those where the politicians are afraid of importing powerful opposition. Today it is possible to find out the smallest of details about someone; nothing can be hidden. When I say nothing, I mean absolutely nothing. Saying that you cannot be sure who you are granting citizenship to is a lie of the very highest order. It is possible to find out more about anyone today than they know about themselves.

ULPThe ULP came to power through election bribery, election fraud, and vote-rigging. After the last election, the NDP accused the ULP of ballot fraud and took the case to the courts. The ULP government spent millions of dollars on foreign and local lawyers to stop the court from reaching a decision. If they did nothing wrong, they would have welcomed a court decision and could have saved the state from spending millions to defend their position.

The people in SVG cannot break free of the chains and shackles they are now held in by this regime. They do not know how to break free, how to emancipate themselves from mental slavery. Bob Marley sang about it in Redemption Song, “Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery; None but ourselves can free our minds.”

The only chance of Vincentians breaking free of this political enslavement is for the relatives in the diaspora to advise their families in SVG how to vote to get rid of this nasty dynastical regime of plantation owners, the plantation called Saint Vincent.

Tell them to vote them out at the next elections, one is coming soon, they have the chance, and it may be their last before the system becomes a permanent part of a family dynasty.

After all you the diasporans have kept SVG afloat over the previous twenty years sending extremely hard-earned money home to your families, 45.12 million U.S. dollars in 2018. You can, and you must help us break free, it is your duty to your family, the motherland, and honest to goodness decency.

Is Ralph Gonsalves an Honorary Member of the Cuban Communist Party?

Submitted by Nathan ‘Jolly’ Green

Watch out Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Gonsalves got you in the doodoo again. By using Cubans to build our airport at Argyle, to develop and man the specialist hospital at Georgetown, and to bring the unnecessary Cuban doctors and nurses to manage our COVID 19 situation, the US will punish us, some think rightly so.

The Cuban Flag Flies on Vincentian Soil as a Cuban Medical Brigade Arrives at the Airport which the Cubans Built.

Florida Republican Sen. Rick Scott has called to punish countries that employ Cuba’s medical brigades to help provide care and to classify such nations as participating in human trafficking.

Why human trafficking, how can that description be valid? It most certainly is a legitimate call because Saint Vincent does not employ Cubans; it has Cubans sent to SVG to work and pays the Cuban government. The Cuban government pay those workers just a fraction of what SVG pay the Cuban government. That makes it a valid argument that these Cuban workers are trafficked.

Last week, Scott, joined by Cuban American Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Ted Cruz, R-Texas, introduced the Cut Profits to the Cuban Regime Act. If it passes, the bill would require the State Department to publish the names of countries that contract doctors through the Cuban government and to consider that as a factor in their ranking in the State Department’s annual Trafficking in Persons report.

The State Department has said Cuba’s medical program subjects’ doctors to “exploitative conditions” that are also “abusive.” Some doctors who have defected from the missions, and documents disclosed in Brazil, accuse the Cuban government of pocketing almost 80 per cent of the money that countries pay toward doctors’ salaries, restricting their movements, and pressuring physicians to inflate statistics.

Ralph Gonsalves knows that the Cuban workers only get a small proportion of what SVG pays to the Cuban government, so therefore he is compliant in the overall scheme of the trafficking of Cuban workers.

Please, Uncle Sam, we the Vincentian people do not have a hand in bringing Cubans to SVG. It was comrade Gonsalves along with Health Minister Luke Browne, so if you must employ sanctions, please consider applying them to him, his family dynasty and Luke Browne. But if you decide we must all be punished for electing him and his family members, so be it, we are guilty as charged, or are we?

Please take into consideration that we the people allege that the regime was elected due to fraud, most of us did not vote for them and do not want them. We are hoping and praying we may soon return to democratic leadership; at that time, we will butt kick the Cubans out of SVG, we are under their evil control via our leadership.

The Cubans and Venezuelans fund the ULP during elections, what do the US sanction makers think about that? we need help to get out of this spiral of evil.

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 that, but it can also be described as a breach of Christian values, theft of decency and society led by corrupt officials using corrupt means to stay in power.

So where does election corruption come into the equation? In most countries, democratic elections have been assumed to play a crucial role in curbing corruption among public officials. Normally voters, due to their general distaste for corruption, are expected to sanction politicians who misuse public office for private gains. But not in Saint Vincent where a large proportion of the voters are more than willing to accept bribes to vote in favour of the Unity Labour Party [ULP].

Integrity is another term we often use but without realizing its implications. For instance, when the 2001 elections took place in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Mr Vincent Beach MP, said if we do not have integrity legislation within a hundred days, I will be gone. The ULP had championed integrity legislation before it came to office in 2001, saying while in opposition that it had a draft law. But once in power, it turned out that it was the last thing they wanted because it tied their hands.

Integrity is defined as: ‘honest’, ‘uprightness’, ‘soundness’, ‘completeness’, ‘wholeness’, ‘incorruptible’. Evangelist Billy Graham, said, ‘When we speak of integrity as a moral value, it means that a person is the same on the outside as he is inside. There is no discrepancy between what he says and what he acts, between his talk and his walk.’
But this moral model cannot be found in the current government of SVG.

February 24, 2009, in a historic moment in Parliament, Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves seconded a motion raised by Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace, bringing the motion on Integrity Legislation to the floor. That draft included the establishment of a Commission to oversee the execution of the legislation. It was recommended that this Commission include the Director of Audit and four other persons to be appointed by the Governor-General from among persons who could include retired judges, persons who have served as Director of Finance, Comptroller of Inland Revenue or in the position of Director of Audit.

Parliamentarians will declare their assets, liabilities, and income from every source to this Commission within three months of their election. They will then make a fresh submission by December 31 every year, while they serve in parliament.Eustace said that Commission must also have the power to report any illegal or suspicious findings to the Director of Public Prosecutions.

If a person fails to make the mandatory declaration, they should be reported to the parliamentary leaders, namely the Prime Minister and Opposition Leader.

Persons on the staff of the Commission are also going to be held to the strictest of confidence, and if they leak any of the information declared to the Commission, they can be fined or jailed for any unauthorized breach.

Dr Gonsalves obviously did not like the legislation at all, he raised questions about the demands of such legislation, saying that it could create difficulty in attracting persons to public office, who may find it difficult to submit themselves to that.

By 2016, the integrity legislation was still not gazetted and made law; it appeared to be abandoned. Gonsalves made a statement “The question is to enlarge those things and to go particularly for the matter of declaring assets and liabilities. And the difficulties with it, are you going to do it for ministers and not doing it for permanent secretaries?” said Gonsalves, who is also Minister of Legal Affairs. He said the difficulties that arise with the various integrity legislation drafts include senior public servants wanting exemption because they must submit not only their returns but also that of their spouse and children who live with them.

“They say, ‘Listen, I am not going to take on this burden. I am a permanent secretary, and my husband is a businessman. I have to do that?’’’ Gonsalves said.

Gonsalves said there is already a difficulty in getting people to serve as members of boards of directors of state companies. But we the Vincentian people know there is no difficulty in awarding such jobs to the boys, who are paid such huge fees they would have no cause to turn down such a position when offered. Legislation or no legislation they will take the jobs and take their salaries to the bank in wheelbarrows.

So, no integrity legislation, and what appears to be a licence for a free for all within the government departments to steal as much as possible as quickly as possible, just like before.

On Thursday, June 28th 2018, Gonsalves speaking in parliament said he has been in discussion both in CARICOM and OECS and would like countries to fashion integrity legislation more particular across the OECS where there are more significant similarities, and where the integration is tighter.

In July 2018 Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves, leader of the ULP Government of St Vincent, told CARICOM that he wants to tackle integrity in public life from a CARICOM standpoint. “I would like us to have a model piece of legislation regionally to addresses matters in relation to quote and quote Integrity legislation”.

Most who have followed the situation in SVG will say Gonsalves spoke untruthfully when he made such statements; that he has no intention of introducing into law any integrity legislation. He dares to blame the NDP when he told parliament that the opposition is not serious on the issue and noted that an integrity commission was included in a proposed new constitution which they rejected. “The new constitution was far superior to what we have now, and there were no downsides in term of democracy and transparency. However, an opportunistic political position was taken by the opposition”.

So Gonsalves claims that because the NDP and most Vincentians rejected the new constitution, that is the reason we have no integrity legislation today.
Yet when you look at the elections, it is allegedly the ULP that is giving away before each election twenty million dollars plus in building materials in return for the recipients to vote ULP.

Corruption is a complex phenomenon, often deeply rooted in the cultural and political practices of societies. It has become so deep-rooted in Saint Vincent that it will take international help to break the cycle.

Although the precise costs of corruption are hard to quantify and vary significantly from country to country, research suggests that corruption is bad for economic and social development (e.g., Rothstein 2011). Corruption has been shown to have a detrimental effect on tax revenues (Pani 2010), investments and economic growth (Mauro 1995, Del Monte & Papagni 2001), equality and poverty (Chong & Calderon 2000, Gupta et al. 2002, You & Khagram 2005, Uslaner 2008), and overall subjective well-being and life satisfaction (Tay et al. 2014). Moreover, corruption is said to erode political trust and undermine political legitimacy in a variety of institutional settings (Della Porta 2000, Seligson 2002, Andersen & Tverdova 2003, Chang & Chu 2006).

In other words, the backwardness of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines can be directly attributed to the corruption brought not just to the ballot box but many different branches of the ULP government.

Remember all left-wing governments in the Americas and the Caribbean need to create a peasant class to keep them in power. Poor ignorant people who gladly accept bribery as the norm. But they often go hungry, no work, massive crime, murders, children with drug habits. The result will ultimately be a situation, just like Venezuela.

Saint Vincent and the Grenadines already under the ULP have more people than ever before receiving money from the poor fund. The ULP is proud of that and brags that because there are more being paid from the poor fund, they must be doing a better job. But the truth is more peasants have been created under this government.

Time for a change, time for integrity and decency, time for the NDP.