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NDP’s Anesia Baptiste’s senatorial appointment revoked

Anesia Baptiste, photographed here during the 2009 referendum campaign, knew her appointment as an opposition senator was revoked when she heard Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace reading a letter to that effect on radio on Friday (Photo: Oris Robinson).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – An opposition senator here says that she learnt via radio on Friday that her appointment had been revoked.

Anesia Baptiste told I-Witness News that she was preparing for a scheduled appearance on a radio programme sponsored by her New Democratic Party (NDP) when party president, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace read on air a letter he had written to the Governor General asking that she be removed as a senator.

I-Witness News was unsuccessful in its attempts Friday afternoon to reach Eustace, who was said to be attending a funeral.

However, well-placed sources, who asked for anonymity because they are not authorised to speak on the matter, confirmed that Eustace had asked the Governor General to revoke Baptiste’s appointment, “forthwith”.

“I found out via radio,” Baptiste told I-Witness News in an interview.

“The letter basically indicated that he (Eustace) had written to the Governor General asking him to revoke … my appointment forthwith,” said Baptiste, a national scholar.

She further stated that Eustace also indicated that he would comment further on Monday when he makes his weekly appearance on the NDP radio programme.

“I have taken a decision that I would await his further comments, as he promised, on Monday before I give any official response,” Baptiste said.

“Because he took a decision, informed the nation, and he indicated that he would give further comments. So I am waiting for that,” she said.

“So, that’s how I found out. As to whether or not I was informed, up to that point, I was neither informed, whether by call or any other form.”

Baptiste said she subsequently received two telephone calls from the Office of the Governor General indicating that a letter was sent to the NDP headquarters for her.

She said that the Opposition Leader’s secretary also informed her, via Facebook, that a letter was at the office. Baptiste, however, was yet to receive the letter at the time of the interview.

Nevertheless, Baptiste was convinced that her senatorial appointment had been revoked.

“I heard the Opposition Leader’s voice myself on radio this morning. Nobody told me this. I heard his call from start to finish and I understand the constitutional process,” she said, noting that constitutionally, senators are appointed or revoked based on the prerogative of the Prime Minister or Opposition Leader, respectively.

Baptiste, however, said that she would say that she does not know why her senatorial appointment was revoked.

Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace (File photo).

“[Eustace] wrote to the Governor General about that decision and he had not indicated any reason as yet. So, as far as I am concerned, he (Eustace) has not given me any reason for a decision that he, and he alone, can take and has taken.

“And so, until he gives a reason, I am going to take it as having no reason why my revocation was done,” she said.

Asked “What was your relationship with the NDP like?” Baptise responded:

“I would not like to answer that question in light of what I have said to be my position currently, which is, I want to await his reason on Monday before I make any further comments.

“Lest anything I say to a question like that, which might sound very general, … be misconstrued in anyway and read into the current situation, I would prefer not to comment.

“Anything like that, I think I would answer at a later stage. I think it is the wise thing for me to do. I think it is proper to wait for the specific reasons. I think it is the wise and professional thing to do,” she said.

Baptiste, addressed to her “Colleagues and Supporters” a post on the social networking website Facebook on Friday.

“I know you will be concerned and want to know why. However, please be patient. Everything will come to light soon,” she wrote, adding, “I am forevermore the servant of the people”.

Baptiste, in a separate post on Facebook, said she thought it important, based on comments by the public, to indicate that “I did not decide that I no longer wish to be a senator.

“I have not decided to ‘move on’ or anything of that sort resulting in the revocation of my senatorial appointment. I think I need to make this VERY CLEAR,” she wrote.

Baptiste was instrumental in galvanising support for the NDP-led “Vote No” campaign against the proposed revisions to the Constitution that voters rejected in a referendum in November 2009.

She was then an employee at the Ministry of Tourism and the Public Service Commission slapped her with 16 charges for her role in that campaign and suspended her with half pay.

She later quit her job at the Ministry of Tourism.

Baptiste was appointed a senator when the NDP increased from four to seven the number of seats in Parliament after the December 2010 general election, the party’s third consecutive electoral defeat.

She had been identified as the NDP’s candidate for West St. George in the next general elections –constitutionally due in 2015.

The revocation of her appointment comes six months after Eustace defended at the NDP’s convention the appointment as opposition senators Baptiste and lawyer Vynnette Frederick.

Frederick lost to Tourism Minister Cecil “Ces” McKie in West St. George in the 2010 polls and has since said she no longer wants to contest general elections.

NDP chair Dr. Linton Lewis told a local newspaper that he was not consulted before the senators where appointments.

But Eustace told the 36th convention of the NDP in November that the party was doing things differently. “We have made some decisions which are new. We have appointed two young female senators to the Parliament. That is not an easy thing you know,” he said.

“In the context of our politics, in the context of what is being done to our womenfolk in this country, we are showing our confidence, not only in the young but [also] in the women of our party and that is why we appointed two young female senators,” Eustace further said.

Baptiste said she had not decided if she would continue to be a member of the NDP. She further stated that she had no immediate plans for the future that she would want to announce “outside of what I am currently doing.

“Suffice it to say that I would never stop being a servant of the people,” Baptiste said.

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53 thoughts on “NDP’s Anesia Baptiste’s senatorial appointment revoked

  1. I want to hear the reason for this, something is going on that we don’t know about, but it better a good reason.

    Posted by blane | April 20, 2012, 16:07
  2. This EPISODE is so SAD, on so MANY LEVELS, because a BRIGHT but TROUBLED YOUNG LADY allowed her CULTISH FAITH and PERSONAL VENDETTA led her to CONSPIRED with the DEVIL, SCL and the NDP, to EXPLOIT and DECEIVE the most VULNERABLE in the SOCIETY during the REFERENDUM EXERCISE.

    She will FOREVER be REMEMBERED as the ANGRY young woman who RIPPED the PROPOSED CONSTITUTION APART on TV.

    Anesia had much POTENTIAL but had even more GREATER FAULTS and FLAWS. Her flaws and faults became her undoing, I am sure, just as it was when she switched from being a supporter of the ULP, before her cultish programme was taken off the air at Star FM, to that of the NDP.

    I guess she can FORGET her BOASTFUL claim of wanting to be the FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    As for Eustace, he has proven once again that he is not FIT to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERN a COUNTRY.

    Why would he ANNOUNCE the revoking of Mrs. Baptiste as Senator over the airwaves without letting her know beforehand?

    This man is an EMBARRASSMENT to the words LEADER and LEADERSHIP.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 20, 2012, 16:17
    • Vincy Powa, again I shake your hand. It becomes clearer by day that the NDP is on a path to self destruction. Do like me and be patient….this is far from over 🙂

      Posted by Vincy Lawyer | April 21, 2012, 16:01
  3. What an Opposition… Lord have mercy… you do the very same acts you criticize the Government of doing… Absolutely shameful…

    Posted by Vincy to the Bone | April 20, 2012, 16:38
  4. Everyone critizing the man, and don’t even know the reason. What if her life is in danger, what if she have to go somewhere else that day. This is the same thing people use to do with michelle when he was the PM, everything he did, just critisize for no reason. But those same people wish they were back in the Michelle days, what a shame. Thank you mr Michelle, you did your country proud, well done.

    Posted by blane | April 20, 2012, 17:00
    • Blaine you want me post the disrespectful letter that she wrote to the Opposition Leader? Aww boy, what’s in the darkness will come to light and they have done damage to themselves. I will like to see right thinking Vincentians defend this one…. Oh he/she who laughs last, laughs best!

      Posted by Vincy Lawyer | April 21, 2012, 16:02
    • you are so right, michelle was the one who bought the lauders estate and distributed it to poor people and yet they turned against him. i will forever be greatful the michelle and allan for their remarkable contribution to scw and svg. nough blessings.

      Posted by F.U.D.Z. | April 21, 2012, 22:46
  5. Peterrrrrrrrrr, where are you? Is this a marxist type action? Please clarify Peter!!!!!!!

    Arnhim “Nippy” Eustace why you do “my people” soooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Posted by John | April 20, 2012, 17:06
  6. WELL SURPRISE SURPRISE SURPRISE…FAREWELL AMNESIA…ALOT OF US WERE ACTUALLY COUNTING THE DAYS..BUT DON’T WORRY DARLING GOD WILL ALWAYS TAKE U BACK, INSPITE OF YOUR DIABOLIC ANTI-SEMITISM AND SANCTIMONIOUS HYPER ACTIVE RABIDITY……LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE…WE WON’T HAVE TO BURN YOU TO THE STAKE AFTERALL….DAMN I WONDER WHERE PETER IS AND HOW SHE’S GONNA TIE IN RALPH AND HIS MARXIST AGENDA

    Posted by F.U.D.Z. | April 20, 2012, 17:18
  7. Peterrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr where are you on this one?

    Posted by progressive woman | April 20, 2012, 17:30
  8. Ok, now what is this all about? I hope that the dynasty syndrome is not setting in the Opposition too. We are already looking at the Comrade with an eagle’s eye, let’s not have split stare.

    Posted by Spent420 | April 20, 2012, 18:27
  9. This is the reason the Prime Minister feigned ILLNESS to stay back to hear the NDP commess! Lol. I have given up all hope on Eustace since he contrived to loose the last election. The man is not a POLITICIAN but a gentleman among vagabonds in the political trough of SVG, I am certain that Mr Eustace have a perfect explanation for his actions. Mr Eustace is not a person to make hasty and irrational decisions; he is a man of principles and I suspect Ms Baptiste may have overstepped her bounds with her “youthful exuberance”.

    The NDP has not regain its composure since the lost of the election and is on the verge of total capitulation.And the single most divisive issue is the Leadership. Mr Eustace needs to do one of two things: WEED out all those that oppose his position, OR resigned as the head of the party.TWO MAN RAT CAN’T LIVE IN THE SAME HOLE.

    Well I guess is the NDP TURN TO SUCK SALT…FOR THE PAST COUPLE OF WEEKS, THE ULP SYCOPHANTS WERE TALKING ALL MANNER OF NONSENSE TO DEFEND THE INDEFENSIBLE ACTIONS OF CAMILLO…Well I hope the NDP DIEHARDS DO NOT REPLICATE THAT FEAT…If Mrs Baptiste deserve her bulwood, let it be…However if Mr Eustace arbitrarily revoked Mrs Baptiste Senatorial seat, without proper reasons…I SAY THE PEOPLE SHOULD CALL FOR THE HEAD OF MR EUSTACE FOR THE SAKE OF THE FUTURE OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC PARTY.

    Posted by Saadiss | April 20, 2012, 18:29
    • Correction:New Democratic Party…lol.

      Posted by Saadiss | April 20, 2012, 23:23
      • I think it is proper to atleast inform the person via telephone so it will avoid the embarrassment of finding out through the media.

        Posted by Onil | April 21, 2012, 23:11
    • SAADISS, Send your email addy so I can send you the 11 page letter she wrote to the Opposition Leader. No tact I tell you…what she soweth, so shall she reap!

      Posted by Vincy Lawyer | April 21, 2012, 16:04
  10. NDP and it supporters need to take heed. When you dig one hole remember to dig one for yourself. After all the hurtful things said about the ULP Party and it supporters, we see the rooster come home to cook…lol. Just look at who have already left the NDP to form their own party, Lynch going blind, the firing of Aniesa via radio with more to come. Next up will be the man who thing he is Mr.Bad John (Leacock). He will never be leader of NDP or Prime Minister of SVG. He is next in line to fall out with NDP. There are all bunch of empty barrells making SVG look bad. GO RID

    Posted by Phill | April 20, 2012, 20:12
  11. It took people so long to realise this woman is a quack and a nut job?

    Posted by Jason | April 21, 2012, 00:46
  12. I have some inside info as to what the reason[s] are and come Monday when they are made public, a few people who are quick to blast Eustace on tis matter, will backtrack a bit [expect powa of course]. Think about it, in all that she’s said above she never gives us any insight as to what the reason[s] might be. Don’t tell me for one second that she’s not aware as to why.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | April 21, 2012, 08:14
  13. Peter, Peter the breadfruit eater….where are you. You call Ralph a donkey over and over, what are you going to call Eustace an elephant.

    Blane, you really not going to defend Eustace in doing Baptiste this talking bout no one know the reason, he should have the decency as giving her the option of resigning instead of throwing her to the wolfs the way he did. I can bet Ralph would never have done any one of his senators like that. It’s a shame people looking up to him as a man of ethics….where is his damn ethics…. if he treat his own senator whom he should have as a friend what the hell he going to do with the people of St. Vincent if he become PM.

    Saddis look like you only know the word gentlemen but not the meaning of it…a gentleman will never done someone like that especially to a lady. We all know how vincy people love commas like me self…lol think how she must have felt when she heard it on the air wave that she as been thrown to the wolfs.

    vincy powa I so agree with you he is a total embarrassment. This is no respect to anyone especially a woman as a hold, she may have her faults as we all do but that’s not the way to treat a lady…..EUSTACE THERE IS A WORD CALL RESIGN DO YOU HAVE IT IN YOU DICTIONARY… SHAME SHAME SHAME.

    Posted by kyshit | April 21, 2012, 08:30
    • @kyshit AND ALL ULP SYCOPHANTS:At least Eustace, didn’t wake up 4am and bend over Anesia over a table and give her a “reassuring kiss” on her lady parts…compare to your DEAR LEADER,RALPH GONSALVES, Mr Eustace is indeed a GENTLEMAN.

      But hey, like I said, this is the NDP TURN TO SUCK SALT…so its very little I can say or do as YOU AND THE REST OF THE ULP SYCOPHANTS GORGE YOURSELVES ON THE POLITICAL CARCASS OF ANESIA BAPTISTE. This is the nature of the politicial game…today for you,tomorrow for me…EAT WELL MY FRIEND, MY TURN WILL SOON COME TO RIP YOUR HEART OUT AND EAT IT…

      Posted by Saadiss | April 22, 2012, 13:49
  14. Baptiste is a very nice lady with beliefs that are the opposite to all you Marxist scum, John, Vincypowa, Jason you could not walk in the shadow of this lady. The vile filth that you put forward to try and destroy her is disgusting and like the Christian blood on Gonsalves has rebounded on him, your behavior will rebound on you.

    Personally I never liked Mrs. Baptiste, but she has a good heart and helped people neglected by the ULP and Gonsalves in particular. If other people liked her and benefit from her help, so be it.

    There are many that I don’t like in ULP and NDP. Not liking and hating is something that you Gonsalves IT brigade fail to understand.

    I will reserve further comment about Eustace and this matter until we hear what he says on Monday. I must say I find it strange that Eustace announced this to everyone else before her. Lets wait and see.

    Posted by Peter | April 21, 2012, 10:14
  15. Remember she was going to be the next PM of SVG, do you really think Arnhim will allow that?

    Posted by no-nonsense | April 21, 2012, 11:57
    • Remember the letter to Bryan Alexander from Helen Alexander on ‘Caribbean News Now’?

      Posted by no-nonsense | April 21, 2012, 18:21
  16. Before we start condemning Mr. Eustace, we need to hear the reason(s). Don’t be silly, don’t you think Anesia knows the reason(s)? Let’s be fair and wait.

    Posted by justice | April 21, 2012, 16:44
  17. There is absolutely nothing wrong with firing someone if needs be. Hence, we wait for an explanation.

    Posted by justice | April 21, 2012, 16:46
  18. it is truly not surprising that the decision was made. Actually i was thinking since last year that she would have willingly left the NDP and form her own party because i know she has a control problem.
    However though, Mr Eustace beat her to it but i must say that if she is not satisfied with his reasons for such actions, his and the rest of the NDP ass is grass cause she would say manner of all evil through her media programme serving the people and how doe s this leave the ULP. Well the ULP would just continue to smile and carry on with the peoples work and that Airport to secure another electoral victory

    Posted by Augustine | April 21, 2012, 16:58
  19. ANESIA I THINK THIS IS A WARNING FOR YOU.YOU Were ON THE RIGHT TRACK WITH GOD THEN YOU DECIDED TO GO ON THE DARK SIDE. THE BIBLE SAYS ,HE WHO EXALT HIMSELF SHALL BE ABASE ALSO YOU CANNOT SERVE GOD AND MAMMON. DO YOU HAVE A MIRROR LOOK IN IT AND LOOK AT WHAT YOU SEE.

    Posted by concern citizen | April 21, 2012, 18:20
  20. This is an extract of the letter she sent to Eustace why she got expelled:

    “Today, when I indicated my concern that matters of complaint about candidates’ public behavior do not seem to make it to these meetings for confrontation but that this particular matter of Ballantyne’s statement interestingly came before the meeting, resulting in the dictating of a strict, anti-rights policy position, nobody responded. I was particularly referring to calls I have received complaining about Hon. Leacock’s behavior in public with a woman who is not his wife and also the complaints against Lauren Baptiste’s (potential NW candidate) public behavior regarding his female partner. I believe you have received these complaints also. There are other complains too, such as about upset and confusion in East St. George between and among former council member, the current candidate and supporters. Has any investigation been done into these things? Or is there no need for any? Will there be policy positions dictated on these issues also? Will they be brought into similar meeting like today, in each person’s absence, like what was done today also? Or do they not hurt the party? How far are you prepared to go, sir? These things warrant attention. Is there unfair discrimination when it comes to Ballantyne?  Why single out his innocent statement for address? Is there hypocrisy? It seems it would be better if Ballantyne had stoned a church like another candidate and nothing would be done about it.”

    Posted by John | April 21, 2012, 22:13
  21. Well first to begin,Mr Eustace has fired people in his campaign committee before.This is not new to him and the NDP.Let us assume that Mrs Batiste had no knowledge of the letter to the GG,the question remains ,What must have plagued Eustace to send a revocation letter, with IMMEDIATE, effect to the GG? has Mrs Baptiste been granted a new position or is Eustace FED up with Anesia’s action,attitude, comments or what? Please let us know. Keenly awaiting Monday’s talk show programs. Lynch out,Baptiste out, parliamentary drama, protest after protests what next?There is never a dull moment with NDP!!!!! Leacock,Lewis Lynch .3 L’s; does this mean Losers ,Loss or Lawless? Man about town will like to know.

    Posted by john jones | April 21, 2012, 23:19
  22. so what was the statement all about? That the Roman Catholic Church is a cult..and everybody is up in arms. I heard the gentleman, he said if there is any religion that is a cult its the Roman Catholic Church because the Pope likens himself unto Christ giving himself the name “vicar of christ”.
    The question is, is this true? No he is not but he claims to be. That qualifies the Roman Catholic church to be a cult, because the followers are worshiping the Pope who claims to be infalliable.
    Secondly, they are praying to Mary which is communicating with the dead, when jesus says that he is the only way. Well then if the Roman catholic church is not a cult, then we may have to change the definition.
    We are too pretensive and naive, that is why we go the the Obelisk at Dorsetshire Hill in the name of heroes day and worship the sun god ray. And people sit down and say nothing.
    Let me tell you all..there is a group of young people in this country who will not bow to any politician and who are knowledgeable of what is going on in this country, who will not be tricked if you and your politician think that you have it won, you better think again because we will fight you with the truth and your lies and decptions will be defeated.Your propagagda war will not succeed.Our consciences are free and that you cannot stifle.

    Posted by sam | April 22, 2012, 07:23
  23. It is AMAZING how QUIET the LOUDMOUTH SUPPORTERS of the NDP are on this MATTER. They’re PROVING ONCE again that they’re EMPTY VESSELS that only knows how to BRAY when it comes to Dr. Gonsalves and his GOVERNMENT.

    They all PRAISED Anesia Baptiste when she helped DECEIVE the MASSES during the REFERENDUM EXERCISE; one even PRAISED her as the RISING POLITICAL STAR in VINCY POLITICS and that she is going to be the FIRST FEMALE PRIME MINISTER (I have been LAUGHING at that FOOL for over a YEAR NOW because I TOLD him that she will SELF DESTRUCT when he was lauding her with praises) of SVG, but look at all of them now, acting like a bunch of COWARDS on this matter.

    They’re probably WAITING on their CLUELESS LEADER, Arnhim Eustace, to speak on this matter on Monday.

    That said; Eustace once again is SHOWING that he is an INDECISIVE LEADER. Why wait until Monday to speak on a matter that you announced to the nation on Friday? By the time Monday comes around, the nation would have already known the likely reason why Mrs. Baptiste is no longer a senator.

    We already know the likely reason why Mrs. Baptiste is no longer a senator, so we do not need to know why Eustace got rid of her as senator. This episode proves once again that Mr. Eustace is a clueless leader. He was the one who SELECTED Anesia Baptiste to become senator over a more qualified candidate in the CHAIRMAN of the NDP, Dr. Linton Lewis.

    Like I always say, I wouldn’t HIRE Eustace and the NDP to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERN a COUNTRY.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | April 22, 2012, 10:56
    • Vincy Powa, what I wanna know is what he can say now days after the “disrespectful” letter has been circulating world wide. If he could have announced to the world and mind you thats how Anesia found out then he should have man up and say it then and there.

      He has lost major points for me not that he had any but I guess he needs time to draft a good legal explanation from the jack ass lawyers on the other side.

      Tomorrow should be exciting. I will not be in office but glued to my radios. I think I want to listen the further self destruction of the NDP for myself!

      Posted by vincylawyer | April 22, 2012, 22:28
  24. KYSHIT, KYCRAP, or whatever your name and personality is. At this time we are waiting to see what Eustace says on Monday. What we can be sure of is that Eustace did not rape or sexually assult her. In fact unlike Gonsalves he’s never been accused or charged of such crimes.

    I would like to bet an even dollar you were right up front at the rape rally.

    The only embarrassment on this site is you and your eagerness to put forward your Gonsalves paid for opinion.

    Whenever you come on this site you help take SVG further into the KYSHIT pit that Gonsalves has created for us all.

    Posted by Peter | April 22, 2012, 13:04
  25. It is really unfortunate to have this level of politics in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. It speaks of contempt at the highest level.There is more than what the eyes can see in this particular situation. SVG has more chiefs than Indians. The power of the brotherhood and sisterhood is clearly at work here. The truth will, eventually, come to the forefront, the COURT OF PUBLIC OPINION.
    There are those who come swinging with the heavy political ammunition and there are those who are more strategic and walk softly with their BIG STICK. That is my submission!!!

    Posted by Ricardo Francis | April 22, 2012, 17:01
  26. The 11 page letter she sent to the Leader of the Opposition was unwarranted. I guess Eustace got fed up of taking a back seat in his party and use this act of defiance to show who was boss!

    Posted by Vincy Lawyer | April 22, 2012, 17:18
  27. The very fact the most of you are calling for Peter to comment on this shows you fully respect what he brings to the forum, and you cannot challenge him on anything that affects the everyday lives of the Vincy people. So, you await an internal NDP issue to ask where is Peter. Let me remind those of you asking for him that what happened here with Anesia and Mr Eustace, cannot take SVG out of the financial mess it is in. It cannot bring back the banana industry, and it cannot prevent SVG from recording a fifth straight year of negative growth.
    The NDP may well clear this hurdle, but SVG as a country is in deep financial too-too.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | April 22, 2012, 17:32
    • Pal you’re missing the point here. We want peter and even you to comment on amnesia’s claim tht Eustace is a dictator

      Posted by John | April 22, 2012, 20:49
  28. They’re both right,Anesia is right for standing for her beliefs,freedom of speech and all that,Eustace is rght for removing her since politicians are supposed to be politically correct at all times and not offend people.

    Posted by Joe | April 22, 2012, 23:51
  29. I notice that most people who comment on this forum only look at the politics in everything, but little attention is paid to truth. But allow me to ask some questions, and I know you will pretend as if you did not see my post because you are so caught up in the left and right paradigm that you may not wish to engage these questions.

    Questions
    1. Is there something more sinister at work here?
    2. how much influence does the brotherhood and sisterhood play in politics in SVG?
    3. Are we doomed, just like the USA where candidates are picked by the different interest groups?
    4. Is it true that there is a monopoly on power in SVG regardless of which party is in power?

    Engage these questions, so that we put things in proper context and understand why it is difficult to entertain questions about religion. The daily squabbles in which we engage on daily basis are but distractions to the real issues and who wield political and religious power in SVG. Eustace and Arhim maybe more connected than you think. Afterall We are all equal in the brotherhood are we not?

    Posted by sam | April 23, 2012, 00:17
  30. sorry Eustace and gonsalves maybe more connected than you think

    Posted by sam | April 23, 2012, 00:19
  31. It’s begnning to look like a third more vocal assertive party is about to start,right now the people are expecting more of the ndp..the ndp can learn from the hooliganism of the ulp,as stupid/backwards and vulgar as the ulp is when the people neeed a voice,they spoke loudly..You can’t be all gentlemanly when people are suffering,even stting in parliament with the ulp is like negotiating with terrorists,showing up means that you believe Hendy is a real speaker,and not a guy who plays one on tv. I respect Ralph Gonsalves for one thing,in the ndp’s position he would have told hendy to “go Find yourself”‘ but say it in such a way with so many interpretations that he can’t be thrown out,or tell him about his son without telling him about his son etc etc.. Cummings/Leacock are loudmouth brutes,there are ways to be far more insulting to the pm,speaker without resorting to a shouting match…Seriously go back and learn some moves from the Ralph Gonsalves playbook,you’ll learn how to insult people’s wives,character etc with noone being the wiser,even joke about his son’s arrest..Financially the ndp is more sophisticated than the ulp,but there are no real orators in the ndp.Anesia? Anesia gets too emotional and Ralph and his cousin take advantage of that, Vynette?Vynette got hit by an acronym but couldn’t reply,the correct response would have been to ask Ralph the meaning of any of the acronyms in the alphabet soup of computer lingo,someone told Ralph what the acronym meant,but he doesn’t know 99.9999% of computer terms.Gonsalves is sophisticated in speech only,he’s not technologically sophisticated,it’s like taking on a caveman but a caveman who knows shakespeare,you can’t really do anything with shakespeare but it makes you sound intelligent

    Posted by James | April 23, 2012, 00:34
  32. I have come to my conclusion on this issue: Anesia’s HUSBAND, MUST BE, HAS TO BE, UNEQUIVOCALLY, A PUNK! How else can you can explain this bullshit…I am blaming this solely on the HUSBAND…imagine your wife is putting her PHUCKING JOB ON THE LINE FOR ANOTHER MAN…WTF? WHO THE PHUCK IS SHEFFLON BALLANTYNE FOR ME TO GO HUNGRY? I see my wife writing a 11 page letter in defense of WHAT A MAN SAID ON THE RADIO AND PUTTING MY LIVELYHOOD IN JEOPARDY, I WILL KICK HER ARSE. I CANNOT BELIEVE ANESIA WILL PUT HER POLITICAL CAREER AND LIVELYHOOD ON THE LINE FOR THIS DUMBARSE SHEFFLON BALLANTYNE…? IF ANESIA WAS MY WIFE, THIS IS GROUNDS FOR DIVORCE! MR BAPTISTE, ANESIA BAPTISTE HUSBAND, I AM CALLING YOU OUT!! YOU NEED TO MAN UP AND TAKE CONTROL OF YOUR WIFE, ITS ONE THING ANESIA IS DEFENDING HER SELF BUT THIS HAD NOTHING TO DO WITH HER IN THE FIRST PLACE. YES, she was defending her cherish rights and freedom mantra but it had nothing to do with her, this is SHEFFLON BALLANTYNE BABY, LET HIM DEAL WITH THIS, LET HIM DEFEND HIS COMMENTS HE MADE ON THE RADIO.

    I think Eustace could have handled the situation differently; Eustace needed to sleep on this over the weekend and then make a cool and calculated decision. I am now forced to contradict my previous position of Eustace not making hasty and irrational decisions, this was if not irrational but clearly a hasty decision. The tone of the letter was simply petulant and it would have taken a personality the caliber of Obama to handle this situation in a manner that everyone saves face. I believe Anesia never really got “handled” by a grown man…and handled not in a physical way, but in a way a father would sit his rude-arse daughter down and read the riot act to her. Anesia is still an immature lady, and I thought Eustace was the ideal mentor for her, clearly I was mistaken.

    As for the actual contents of the letter, I REALLY DO NOT SEE WHAT WAS WRONG IN WHAT SHEFFLON BALLANTYNE SAID ON THE RADIO, albeit some pretty dotish comments, TO WARRANT THE ATTENTION FROM EUSTACE …THIS WAS AN ISSUE TO BE DEALT WITH BY ERNESTO COOKE, BY SIMPLY ISSUING A PRESS RELEASE, DISTANCING THE NDP FROM SAID COMMENTS..CASE PHUCKING CLOSE! . And I agree with Anesia that there are more pressing matters for the NDP to be pursuing than this nonsense. What is more problematic for the NDP is the revelation that Leaccok is apparently “bouting” his wife and another member misbehaving in public with his female companion. This is not the sort of news the NDP want in the media for public consumption; this is a public relations nightmare and the image of the NDP is in tatters at the moment. The decision of Eustace to prolong this issue on Monday is now looking a monumental phuck-up and hopefully he addresses everything concerning this issue and put it to rest as soon as possible.

    Posted by Saadiss | April 23, 2012, 01:04
    • Saadis, I am really saddened for you.

      Posted by justice | April 23, 2012, 17:34
    • Well Saadiss you have given me a good laugh tonight….I was wondering the same thing about her husband. Where is he in all this?.

      Posted by lover | April 23, 2012, 21:30
  33. The leader has spoken! Learn NOTHING NEW. ANESIA SIMPLY COMMITTED POLITICAL SUICIDE; LETS MOVE ON. GOOD LUCK TO MS BAPTISTE IN HER FUTURE ENDEAVORS.

    I am wondering where Shefflon Ballantyne is…cause if I were Anesia’s HUSBAND.I WILL BE LOOKING FOR HIM WITH A 3SEAM.I am just saying.

    Posted by Saadiss | April 23, 2012, 13:52
  34. SHE IS A CRAZY WOMAN.SHE WILL NEVER BE PM FOR SVG…KEEP DREAMING LOL

    Posted by Jason | April 23, 2012, 14:39
  35. you see I posed 4 questions, nobody could address them. You are only interested in political nonsense and superficial sayings. I guess we are too simple to engage these questions. The number of things we take for granted is simple amazing. Our lazy minds will be our downfall. We are really doomed in SVG. Sad state

    Posted by sam | April 24, 2012, 07:09
  36. I have to SHAKE my HEAD and LAUGH at some of these POSTS, because the CONTRADICTIONS and HYPOCRISIES are truly AMUSING.

    One thing that is CLEAR, so far, in this EMBARRASSMENT to the NDP, Eustace has PROVEN once again that he is the WORST LEADER of a MASS PARTY that SVG has EVER HAD in its HISTORY. I am even WILLING to BET that he is the WORST that the CARIBBEAN has ever seen.

    Eustace made an ANNOUNCEMENT of GETTING RID of SENATOR Anesia Baptiste without CONSULTING with her. Moreover, he did it over the AIRWAVES when the YOUNG LADY was on her way to host her party’s “NEW TIMES” programme on NICE RADIO.

    Mr. Eustace’s decision not to TELL the NATION why Anesia is no LONGER an NDP SENATOR the very day he got on the airwaves will come back to BITE HIM in his BEHIND.

    On Friday, he said he might talk about it on the Monday he is hosting the said programme, which meant he left everything up in the air for TOM, DICK and HARRY to SPECULATE as to what HAPPENED.

    But it did not end there. Someone LEAKED the LETTER that led to Mr. Eustace’s action against Mrs. Baptiste, and so the ENTIRE WORLD knew what led to her DISMISSAL before Mr. .Eustace was able to tell the nation on that Monday. His decision to wait proves again that he is not an INSIGHRTFUL LEADER, surely not one that you want to govern a country in a time of crisis.

    What MANNER of MAN and LEADER is Mr. Eustace when he always has to WAIT to SPEAK on an issue that needs IMMEDIATE attention?

    Doesn’t he realize that the PEOPLE of this BLESSED NATION are TAKING NOTE of all his INDECISIONS and so will REFLECT on him NEGATIVELY in the PRESENT and FUTURE?

    Like I always say, I wouldn’t HIRE Mr. Eustace and the NDP to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERN a COUNTRY in these times.

    That said; if you want to talk about DICTATORSHIP and UNDEMOCRATIC PRINCIPLES, look no further than the action by Mr. Eustace and his committee to TAKE ACTION against Mrs. Baptiste without her PRESENCE and without NOTIFYING her.

    It is so SAD and UNFORTUNATE that she had to hear it OVER the AIRWAVES while driving to HOST her party’s “NEW TIMES” PROGRAMME.

    By the way, if anyone things that St. Clare Leacock’s PRESENT at that RADIO STATION was a COINCEDENCE on that Friday when Mr. Eustace called into the station to tell the NATION and the world of his decision to remove Mrs. Baptiste as senator, THINK again.

    I said it on SATURDAY and I will say it again; St. CLARE LEACOCK and VYNETTE FREDERICK were INSTRUMENTAL in GETTING rid of Anesia. LEACOCK for sure had a hand in this, if not both.

    Well, Anesia Baptiste is holding a PRESS CONFERENCE at 10:30AM tomorrow. I am looking forward to it, because I know it is going to be QUITE INTERESTING.

    Again, I wouldn’t HIRE Mr. Eustace and the NDP to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less a COUNTRY, especially in these times.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | April 24, 2012, 20:01

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