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By James H
What is the big deal to be elected to the UN rotating non-permanent seat on the Security Council for the two years? What indeed does it tell us when we have rich “Countries who have never been Elected to be Members of the non-permanent Security Council:
Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Brunei Darussalam Israel, Monaco are but a few? http://www.un.org/en/sc/members/notelected.asp What is all this boasting by us about? I really don’t get it when there is so much poverty and neglect in this small country of ours that need our full attention to solve?
Just look as to who in the past that had been elected to that 2 yearly rotating non-permanent UN council; Cuba 1949 – 1950, 1956 – 1957, 1990 – 1991; Ukraine 1948 – 1949, 1984 – 1985, 2000 – 2001, 2016 – 2017; Zimbabwe 1983 – 1984 , 1991 – 1992; Congo 1986 – 1987 , 2006 – 2007; Cameroon 1974 – 1975 , 2002 – 2003; Somalia 1971 – 1972; To name but a few!
What we have here is the sickening ambition of one man and his family. The grandstanding of one status hungry man, who yearns for status over and above the wellbeing of the Vincentian people.
We have to ask ourselves, should not the leadership on these poverty-stricken islands, be using all of their allotted time to improve our sorry state in life, rather than this grandstanding? What would SVG be gaining during those two years that would increase our wellbeing other than sweet nothing.
Richer and better countries than SVG, could very well afford the wasted two years, but can we? What are you trying to tell us David Wilson, what?
Can one draw your attention to the case of the man Judas and his role in the fulfilment of scripture and likewise that of Joseph Caiaphas, known simply as Caiaphas in the New Testament, who was the Jewish high priest who organized the plot to kill Jesus. “God Moves in a Mysterious Way” a Christian hymn, written in 1773 by William Cowper.
Therefore one will be most pleased to know what you intend for us to understand by your statement David Wilson? Please do tell!