The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy News784.Send all articles to newsroom@ news784.com
By James H
The Prime Minister is telling us what we already know! What we want to know is what is going to be done about crime in the community an all this lawlessness that is going on.
“Man ah, shoot mam ah street ah broad day lite even ah town, mek everybody ah fo scatter! We caar sleep easy ah nitetime”.
“Nah jus tell we par gun ah come fram”.
Our sad state of affairs has an ideological dimension. Our Prime Minister being wedded to his South American friends finds himself joined at the hip with their outdated political ideas. The same idea that is impoverishing Venezuela and has turned Cuba into an Island prison.
This old political Philosophy of Ralph Gonsalves has its roots in Marxism. The results as we see, on an economy, of implementing such outdated Marxian views, is what we see unfolding before our very eyes here in SVG and is leading to violence and poverty.
For now on 18 years we have undergone Ralph’s experiment with this outdated political idea and what we have to show for it is just higher and higher Taxes,( a tax even on an essential such as Salt) a failed business/commercial economy, his continual and incessant begging abroad to plug the holes in Government expenditure, fake/none jobs in a bloated civil Service and a destroyed public structure in society.
To cap it all and add insult to injury, Ralph himself has become most arrogant in his dealings with us and has set himself up as our ruling “life dictator,” expecting his Son, (as they now call him, the boy wonder) to succeed his mantle.
Ralph Gonsalves and his ruling ULP government have singularly failed us with this old Marxian view of employer/ employee/ Government relationship and thus their resultant failed political experiment.
This, therefore, is the plain evidence of the failure, lack of real jobs in SVG, frustration and a feeling of hopeless uselessness in communities, resulting in an increase in all forms of crimes of which the most heinous is murder.
So Mr Prime Minister, what we want to know, when are you going to take responsibility for this terrible political and economic failure that your government has heaped and brought upon us?