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Sacked senator says NDP leader should resign

“What a shame; shame on you, Mr. Eustace. … You used me and then you throw me away.” – Anesia Baptiste

In this photo, Anesia Baptiste holds up a placard after the Public Service Commission slapped her with 16 charges for comments she made in the Constitution Referendum of 2009. She was then Communication Manager at the Ministry of Tourism and had campaigned on behalf of the New Democratic Party’s “Vote No” campaign. She said Wednesday that Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace used then discarded her (Internet photo).

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — Anesia Baptiste’s vision has apparently become clearer since she was fired from the senate last Thursday.

She now sees her former boss, Opposition Leader Arnhim Eustace, as an incompetent, unethical leader, who should resign as President of the New Democratic Party (NDP).

“The Honourable Arnhim Ulric Eustace should resign as leader of the New Democratic Party because he is not a good example of a leader. Sitting down behind closed doors, not going … to meet the people in all the constituencies is not going to win you an election,” Baptiste said, adding that she has suggested to Eustace ways in which the NDP can win an election.

The NDP has been in opposition since 2001 — after 17 years in office — but in 2010 won seven seats, one short of forming government, and four more than it won in both the 2001 and 2005 elections.

Baptiste on Wedneady claimed that her efforts had led to the increase in the NDP’s fortunes but rather than paying attention to the feedback from party supporters, there are “excuses, and even jealously and hidden conspiracy and in-fighting killing the party and attacking hard-working members like myself, just because I have an … interest in serving the people and because some find this a threat to their own thirst for leadership.”

She said that the NDP “… would never see the corridors of power until the bunches of old leadership from the old era go.

“That is hurting us. The old heads need to resign and the party needs to be reconstituted with young blood who care and can be creative and energetic to go out there and win elections for the people.”

She was addressing the media on her dismissal last Thursday after saying that she will not obey a policy the NDP adopted Tuesday that the party’s election candidates should not make adverse statements about religions.

The policy came about after Shefflorn Ballantyne — then a potential candidate for North Windward — said on radio earlier this month that Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves was hypocritical in criticising a religious group, which citizens say is a “cult”, when that group has similar doctrines to the Catholic Church, of which Gonsalves is a member.

“The people of this country must beware of the Opposition Leader’s explanations as to what happened. Because he presented things that were not so and he went to extremes measures to misrepresent me over an unconstitutional policy…” Baptiste said at the press conference at which Ballantyne also spoke.

“Whence really cometh this sudden interest in some protection of a particular church from some alleged intention of the Thusians to attack them?” Baptiste said.

Thusian all along

She noted that she was a member of the Thusian Seventh Day Adventist Church before she joined the NDP in 2009 and when Eustace appointed her shadow minister for ecclesiastical affairs in 2011.

She further said that she sat on Select Committees of Parliament that considered the petitions of religion groups and no one complained about her beliefs.

“I was a Thusian all along and he knew this. But when it is politically expedient to get rid of me because of petty jealousy and envy due to my popularity among the people, more than some of you who feel leadership is yours by right because you are more senior, you make up story about some feigned interest in protecting the party’s image against attacks on religion,” Baptiste said.

“You dictate a policy fast, fast, fast over statements you didn’t even hear and then you demonise Anesia Baptiste for resisting the injustice of the whole matter and then you fire her,” she said of Eustace.

Batiste said that Eustace did not hear first hand the statement that Ballantyne made on radio.

A meeting of the NDP’s Strategy Committee last week Tuesday did not hear a recording of statements because of technical difficulties, according to Baptiste and the NDP.

“What a shame; shame on you, Mr. Eustace,” Baptiste said of the man who had described her as too intelligent for the ruling Unity Labour Party (ULP) when she fell out of favour with that party three year ago this month.

“You used me and then you throw me away. I know this was in the works,” she further said of Eustace, who at the NDP convention last November defended his appointment of Baptiste and Vynnette Frederick — political novices — to the senate.

NDP chairman Dr. Linton Lewis had told the media that he was not consulted on the appointment of the senators and political observers are waiting to see if he will replace Baptiste when Eustace announces the new appointee.

‘Conspiracies’

“Yes, since the convention of 2011, just for daring to enter the race for chairmanship of the party, … I was demonised by members,” said Baptiste, who lost to Lewis and was third after West Kingstown representative Daniel Cummings in the three-person race.

She said NDP members said she was too young, inexperience, needed to win a seat first, and was described as power hungry.

“And all sorts of senseless arguments were put to me,” she said, adding that she was told that the “top brass” of the NDP were not happy and warned her to be careful of her senatorial appointment.

“This is the type of nonsense that is going on in this party over a young 31-year-old woman wanting to legitimately contest a position in a democratic progress,” Batiste said.

Another person was encouraged to contest the chair at the last minute “to try to push me out because they were so adamant that I should not have a chance to win,” said Baptiste who only mustered 19 votes, while Cumming garnered 119 votes, 15 fewer than Lewis.

“Even the gentleman told me he was not interested in running all the time. … This is the type of … conspiracies and distresses going on in the party, instead of focusing on the serious issues that will help us to win,” she said.

“It is a shame. The worst thing is to go before the media, break my sacred trust, make misrepresentation of my character that you know aren’t true. A good leader would not do this to someone who worked so hard to help the party’s image and cause many to vote on your side as a result of my hard work,” Baptiste further stated.

Asked if she felt the same way about Eustace before he fired her, Baptiste said she did not but was surprised by the way in which she was dismissed.

Eustace announced Baptiste’s dismissal on radio midmorning Friday, but the party had earlier informed her to collect a letter — a notice that her senatorial appointment was revolved — at the NDP headquarters.

Senator Julian Francis, general secretary of the ULP said on radio Tuesday night that the NDP’s experience with Baptiste could have been avoided had the party headed the ULP’s warning in 2009.

“It is strange how easily the New Democratic Party gets hoodwinked by people,” he said, adding, “… they have been slapped, despite warnings by the Unity Labour Party in the past about the nature of this young lady,” Francis said.

Read also: Thusians wanted to take over NDP — ULP strategist

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44 thoughts on “Sacked senator says NDP leader should resign

  1. Anesia Anesia, your conduct is shameful. You have shown yourself to be a hypocrite and a very immature person. I sincerely thought better of you but I am glad this has happened so that the real you can be seen. You need to take stock of the way you are going and listen listen listen. Embrace humility and you are not intelligencia so that there is nothing more for you to learn. Be careful girl. You are destroying your dreams and yourself and if you are not careful you will destroy those around you who love you. Watch it, girl. I implore you to slow down.

    Posted by justice | April 25, 2012, 15:37
    • i couldn’t have said this better. For someone who profess Christianity she has no clue what humility is. Lacking in wisdom and understanding. Yes she is able to quote scriptures but even the devil quoted scriptures. Therefore, quoting scriptures doesn’t mean one is of God. Anesia should seek GOD for wisdom, understanding and humility.

      Jesus Christ is the perfect example. They spot up him, nailed him to a cross, he could have called 10000 angels but he didn’t. Look how quick Aneisa is ready to spill her belly and sow seed of discard and bitterness. The mouth speaketh out of the abundance of the heart and what is in the dark must come to light.

      I read Anesia’s letter and I believe she knew what she was doing am only surprised that she didn’t attached her resignation to her 11 page letter because I don’t know which leader in the world would turn a blind eye to such grouse disrespect from a subordinate and retain the respect of the other members of the organization. The decision the opposition Leader made is the right decision to terminate Anesia’s service. Anesia is not a leader but more like a ringleader and there is a big difference between the two. From her press conference today I was listening to hear some sort of apology from her for writing her letter in such a disrespectful tone and belittling the leader of the party. Anesia could have done so without compromising her views on religious freedom. Instead she choose to further display her lack of wisdom and hunger for self serving power.

      I am surprised that for someone whose educational back ground is in communication that her writing skills was poorly displayed. Here concerns might have been genuine and sincere, however, the way she chose to expressed was plainly disrespectful and in poor taste.

      Final word to Anesia, promotion cometh not from the east nor from the west, nor from the north, nor from the south It cometh from GOD. He taketh down one and establish the other. So be humble and wise.

      Posted by Daniel Obrien | April 25, 2012, 16:58
  2. Miss Baptist is a traitor to her own kind. Hungry for power she needs to remember all that she did to get to where she is from streams of powers to now. How can she call a man that defended her for years and who helped her so much names. Was he a useless leader when he mde you. Sentor infront of Mrm Matthews and Burton…. Ole ppl say dat moon does run til sun ketch um oye. Yo wrong and time go tell.

    Posted by micky | April 25, 2012, 15:39
  3. What is wrong with this girl?? She chose her religion over her job, just relax.

    Posted by blane | April 25, 2012, 15:42
  4. Anesia has a serious psychological disorder called Scrupulosity.

    Posted by Jason | April 25, 2012, 16:09
  5. It appears that some members felt threatened by Ms Baptise outspokenes. This can happen when someone feels threatened, Maybe some members of the party are jealous because she is a out spoken female?? come on that is what democracy is about one should be able to agree or disagree we see the same attitude in this room. We should not hate someone because we do not agree with their ideology or the party they they belong to. I’ve been around politicians and trade unionist at a very young age. Yes they will and fight during negotiations but at the end of the day they compliment each other and move on. I think Mr Euestace should have called an emergency meeting between Ms Baptise and his executive instead of dismissing her the way he did. If they are not careful it can cause the NDP to loose the next general election.

    Posted by Real | April 25, 2012, 16:18
  6. Anesia while I don’t agree with the ranting and shouting, you stood your grounds , you are consistent in your beliefs and I admire this trait in you. You remind me of Sir Thomas Moore in a mad for all seasons. Stick to your beliefs. I love you and is here for you.

    Posted by spicey | April 25, 2012, 16:22
  7. Mr Eustace has been very lenient with Anesia. The crux of the matter is that she is RUDE. Who wants a rude pig in their organisation? I doubt that the Private Sector will tolerate her. Her only option is to be self employed. And to this, I ask, what skills does she possess? Maybe she could beg her “dear people” for life support. Please read the following:

    SAN DIEGO — A sergeant will be discharged for criticizing President Barack Obama on Facebook in a case that called into question the Pentagon’s policies about social media and its limits on the speech of active duty military personnel, the Marine Corps said Wednesday.

    Sgt. Gary Stein will get an other-than-honorable discharge and lose most of his benefits for violating the policies, the Corps said.

    Posted by L Sutton | April 25, 2012, 16:37
  8. I’m confused. If she lost when she ran to be an MP and she lost when she ran for the NDP’s chairmanship, where are these people who she says she is popular with? So popular that others are jealous?

    Posted by Island Girl | April 25, 2012, 16:52
  9. Anesia, speaks so passionately about the constitution and how much it must be respected. The sad thing is that the constitution was written by man and not by holy men of God or any of the apostles who lived righteously or the holy prophets. Therefore, I can not understand for someone who is so “holy” that she has so much confidence in this constitution that it almost seems she would give her life for it. Listen, the only thing a true child of GOD should be willing to die for and be so passionately about is their salvation. All the constitutions of this world is flawed because it was written by man and by men who knew not GOD. The constitution of the saints of GOD is the holy scripture; that is what we should live by. All scriptures is given by the inspiration of GOD and is prophet-able for doctrine, for reprove, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.

    A political leader upholding the constitution to the letter CAN NOT save one soul. So have no confidence in any political leader or even the constitution, put your total confidence in GOD All mighty by doing so that can save many souls Anesia.

    Posted by Daniel Obrien | April 25, 2012, 17:10
  10. Don’t say crap then say you represent women/young people and anyone who disagrees wth you has a problem wth women/youth/christians. I’m sure if most women/young people/Christians are polled very few agree with Miss Baptiste,NDP has a problem with women?Are you on crack,Yvonne Francis Gibson,Mary Hutchinson, you have Jeannie Olvierre one of the most outspoken people in the ndp…wait your turn,or in other words you aint ready yet smply pu you haven’t gone through half the crap other members of the ndp have gone through..as per the jab at arnhim,everyone knows Arnhim is an introvert,even hs own family would tell you that,you respect people for who they are..
    It’s not just a matter of intelligence because if it were Anesia would have to get in lne there too because there are many Vincentians,Sean Sutherland,Meisha Bynoe,Luke Brown,Kamal Wood,Richard Cumberbatch etc etc brighter than her

    Posted by Joe | April 25, 2012, 18:10
  11. You don’t see Saboto Caesar trying to cut Ralph’s throat to get into power,or Vynette going after Arnhim,Friday was one of the youngest parliamentarans in history of svg,you don’t see him going after anyone,Most young people are moderate they’re not as firebrand as baptiste,needlessly hyped like Vynette,the ndp needs to come with better representatives for young people,even the current manager of Lime or Shafia London are better choices

    Posted by Joe | April 25, 2012, 18:15
  12. She is right to ask Mr. Eustace to resign, not because he sacked her but because he showed such poor judgement in appointing her in the first place.

    Posted by Hymie /Rubenstein | April 25, 2012, 18:34
  13. Arnhim should rotate the leadership of the party,something the ulp could never do,let leacock be leader of the party for a few months,then cummings,Friday etc etc,people will always vote eustace as president of the party because he’s all they have ever known,leadership should be rotated from time to time…Arnhim as leader of the opposition is starting to seem stale,as stale as Ralph as pm,and the life long senator on the ulp side

    Posted by Joe | April 25, 2012, 19:17
  14. Such a shame, the lady is very intelligent and of good intent, She has been to the villages and actually helped people, she is a real doer. She is liked by the people which is seen as a threat to both Gonsalves and Eustace. She was a major player in the NO vote for the referendum. She wrote and sung wonderful songs.
    One’s religion should be a personal matter, it should not matter what religion a person is. Whatever she is has got to be better than a bunch of Marxists posing as Christians to fool the ULP electorate.

    Shame she has to be relating to her own religion and her religious beliefs so frequently. I think that she should stick to her religious journey in life as a personal thing, there is no way that religion and politics mix.
    There are others in and around the party who are religious zealots of other faiths. But because they are of more orthodox religions whatever they say is seen a normal practice.

    I also think that Eustace made a bad decision in the way he handled the matter. But you could also say that about Gonsalves and this lady in the past.

    Her letter to Eustace was an act of an overconfident young lady who believed she was more important than she was. The letter in the way it was composed meant the end of any possible relationship between her and Eustace

    She is certainly more clever and more of a political draw than anyone else in either party. She is head strong and difficult to control. Perhaps a quality of a political leader.

    Unfortunately crap people like ‘Francis the Philistine’ and Donkey Gonsalves the Red Dwarf will take this opportunity to try and completely destroy her for the future, because they run frightened from her. Its in their interest that she is parted from NDP, because she was a major threat to them, able to expose and destroy their Marxist based politics.

    Gonsalves made a major mistake in the way he sacked her from her government job, the act of a fool of the first order.

    Now Eustace has made a similar mistake in mishandling this situation. It could well be time for him to resign, in fact several of the hierarchy such as Major should go with him. The only person I see as a future leader would be Cummings the waterman, Gonsalves is frightened of him because he is a doer, more intelligent and more bankable than Gonsalves. That is why Gonsalves and his propaganda machine have been working for years to destroy him

    Gonsalves is long overdue for resignation and he should take his cousin Francis with him, this duo are a liability for SVG.

    WELL FOLKS I HAVE ALWAYS TOLD YOU I SUPPORT NIETHER ULP OR NDP, I SUPPORT WHAT IS RIGHT AND I SUPPORT THE TRUTH. I DISLIKE LIARS AND I DISLIKE MARXIST’S. I AM A TRUE PATRIOT IN THE TRUEST SENSE.

    Posted by Peter | April 25, 2012, 19:37
    • After reading coming down i was saying hold up where is peter on this. Then i started reading this comment then the magic word appeared “Marxist” and there you are. Thank you peter for making my day havent heard marxist for the day until then.

      Posted by John | April 26, 2012, 15:00
  15. Well after listening to this young lady for almost 3 hours today I can safely say that this is the end of her and her political aspriations. Maybe she can think about becoming a defense lawyer instead of the First female Prime Minister which by the way will NEVER EVER happen. This “press conference” sorry LECTURE did more damage to her reputation if nothing else. She has proven once again that she is not confidential..remember what she did to Glenn Beache? and she is also a traitor. No wonder she was fired. She is her own enemy.. More of a Liability than an asset Wont you say

    Posted by FBY | April 25, 2012, 19:39
  16. I honestly think that Mrs Baptiste only joined the bandwagon of the NDP because ULP didn’t want her. A young talented woman with the hunger for power is slowly destroying herself. How do you expect people to trust you if you were in the ULP cursing NDP then you got Francis shine black boots to help you out. Within less than a year you are the strongest Democrat in the entire country then within the course of days you truly became. Beast. I think the PM should give you Ballieaux to be the first female PM there cause you are RUDE and without manners and behavior you would never get what you want. You are just showing everyone the Aneisa that the ULP and our Comrade described. One more thing they will feed you humble pie cause you already ordered it. And if you sleep with dogs you must get bitten by fleas so maybe you were upholding some of these things you just bringing out. CLASSLESS woman

    Posted by micky | April 25, 2012, 19:44
    • MICKY, RUDE and without manners?????

      Are you TALKING about Mr. LEACOCK?

      Are you talking about Eustace who was TOLD to SIT DOWN OVER and OVER by the SPEAKER of the HOUSE and still STOOD UP?

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | April 25, 2012, 22:02
  17. ANESIA THROWS DOWN The GAUNTLET on EUSTACE, LEACOCK and the rest of the DUMBFOUNDED NDP.

    EUSTACE, RESIGN NOW…RESIGN NOW…RESIGN NOW.

    U R the WORST LEADER in the HISTORY of MODERN DAY POLITICS.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | April 25, 2012, 20:31
    • Vincypowa… Mr Eustace stood up in Parliament for all Vincentians at home and abroad. This was the same woman who was sitting with them as the honorable leader stood his ground. And for Mayor, you guys really need to tell or ask him. He is the same as some of the ppl in d ulp…I wudnt call names but he is a strong leader

      Posted by micky | April 26, 2012, 06:56
  18. ANESIA BAPTISTE ‘WAS’ THE BEST CHANCE THE NDP HAD OF POILTICAL RESURRECTION AND RESURGENCE. THE OLD HEADS THAT SHE REFERRED TO ARE INDEED THE STUMBLING BLOCK OF THE “BLOCK O”. THAT IS WHAT NDP IS, A BLOCK O, BECAUSE IT FAILED TO BE AN ORGANISED PARTY AFTER SHE TURNED IT INTO A COMMON KABA KABA BRAWL WITH GROSS DISRESPECT OF THE LAW AND INSTITUTIONS OF THE STATE LIKE THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.

    BUT WE HAVE TO UNDERSTAND THAT ANESIA IS A CHOSEN AGITATOR. HISTORY HAS CHOSEN HER AND AS A STUDENT OF HISTORY IT IS CLEAR TO ME THAT HER CONSISTENCY, HOWEVER BLATANT IT MAY SEEM, IS INDICATIVE OF HER POLITICAL MISSION. SHE CANNOT BE DISMISSED BECAUSE SHE USES SOUND REASONING TO BUILD HER ARGUMENTS. SO WE MUST STUDY HER METHODOLOGY. AS SHE GROWS POLITICALLY, THIS METHODOLOGY WILL MAKE HER A VERY FORMIDABLE LEADER.

    SHE MUST OF COURSE REALISE THAT SHE IS REQUIRED TO TREAD THE WINEPRESS FOR A SIGNIFICANT PERIOD OF TIME. SHE MUST QUALIFY HERSELF IN THE POLITICAL WILDERNESS, BE TRIED AND TESTED, SHE MUST BE WEIGHED IN THE BALANCES BY HER DEAR PEOPLE AND AFTER SHE HAS MELLOWED IN TIME AND KNOWS HOW TO COMPROMISE, THEN WILL SHE BE READY TO LEAD AN IMPERFECT SYSTEM. HER QUEST TO ISSUE IN A “GOLDEN AGE OF POLITICS” IN SVG MUST BE TEMPERED BY THE REALITY OF TIME.

    ANESIA HAS TO DERADICALISE AND RELAX MOST OF HER IDEALS IN ORDER TO BE EFFECRIVE IN “TEMPORAL” RULERSHIP. THE CELESTIAL GOVERNMENT THAT SHE WISHES TO SEE ESTABLISHED ON EARTH WILL ALWAYS MEET OPPOSITION IN THIS PRESENT SCHEME OF THINGS BECAUSE IT IS A THEOCRATIC RECIPE THAT IS ‘FUNDAMENTALIST’ AND ‘EXTREMIST’ BY NATURE, NOT TO MENTION IMPERIALISTIC AND OPPRESSIVE. KEEP TREADING THE WINEPRESS ANESIA. YOU’LL GET THERE.

    Posted by F.U.D.Z. | April 26, 2012, 08:24
  19. VINCYPOWA, you Marxist scum bag and supporter of evil have no right to call for Eustace to resign. What on earth has he got to do with you. You are a Gonsalves mouth piece so are paid to say such things.

    Ask Gonsalves to resign, ask about the US$1 million in cash, ask about the UN vote conspiracy, ask about blood money for the airport, ask about out of control crime, ask about ministers taking from Buccament, ask about all the thieving in ministries, ask about illegal activities by ULP MP’s, ask about said drug lord payment to ULP, ask about 60 farmers whose land was taken for the airport and still not paid for, ask about rape charges that have never been to court, ask about being taken into ALBA without the peoples approval, ask about the hundreds of treasury bills and bonds issued, ask about the bankrupting of the country, ask about the forced sale of the bank, ask about the forced sale of the supermarket, ask why the Viegy highway has never been finished and where is the money, ask who gets vegetables from Bell Isle Prison, ask about the employment of criminal police officers, ask about Glen Beache’s company, ask about the Spunker of the House’s son robbing his government employers, ask about the continual flow of lies fro Gonsalves and his paid IT supporters, ask about Gonsalves sons arrogance in the UN police officer incident, ask about Chavez coming to SVG and calling US President names on our soil, ask about the volume of cocaine passing through SVG from Venezuela, ask about the airport at Argyle now carrying the name Christian Blood Airport, ask about the curse brought to the island for supporting the slaughter of Christians in Iran, ask about our links with IRAN and NORTH KOREA and other crap states, ask about our giving ALBA 1% of our funds, ask about what happened to the $1 million gift and the $3.5 million loan from Gadaffi for the Diamond stadium, ask why the NIS has been almost bankrupted by being forced to put money into the airport that can never show a return, ask why the airport was started without funding, ask why we were lied to about the coalition of the willing, ask why we have a bank account in Cuba where Iran pays money in for SVG, ask about bank accounts held in Saint Lucia by ULP Ministers, ask why people were bribed to vote ULP at the last election, ask why Gonsalves states he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop, ask why Gonsalves has spent millions of dollars traveling, ask why prisoners convicted of serious crimes have been released before their due time, ask why Gonsalves as Minister of Finance under funded the Ministry of Agriculture resulting in the total loss of our banana industry, ask why Gonsalves has employed at great expense an ex pupil of his to act as Legal adviser, prosecutor and defender in both Government and personal business, ask why he punished the people of the Grenadines by charging them a departure tax to leave Kingstown by ferry, ask why travelers going to the Grenadines are harassed with their box’s and bags, ask why the Rastafarians were lied to, ask why Gonsalves lied about the Venezuelans paying the Cubans wages at the airport, ask why we were told that the equipment from Venezuela was a gift, ask why we need to take loans from petrocaribe and ALBA for the airport when we were told Venezuela were paying, ask why VINLEC have been supplying the airport project with diesel and thus facilitating the need to charge electricity users excessive electricity bills, ask why we were lied to by Francis and Gonsalves when they told us that the airport would cost the SVG tax payer nothing and when it was finished no debt would be left. ask who shared in the US$1 million in cash and how they qualified for a share, ask why some people arrive at the airport without going through immigration or customs control, ask why some boxes and baggage go through the airport without customs control, ask why only ULP supporters houses get repaired after hurricanes and floods, ask why there are still NDP supporters who are living in damaged houses, ask why Gonsalves son was not charged prosecuted over the motorcycle incident, ask why Gonsalves needs dozens of plain clothes police body guards, ask why we were lied to about repairs to the roof of the official prime ministers house by omission to tell us that there was a fire, ask why Gonsalves has got a whole fleet of expensive cars for his own use, ask why Gonsalves spent up to 6 million dollars to try and ram through a yes vote for the referendum, ask why Gonsalves is accused of heaping spite on people who cross him, ask why Gonsalves calls people dreadful names, ask why Gonsalves needs to make obscene gestures, ask why Gonsalves cannot act in a way conducive to his office, ask why Gonsalves needs his unelected and unelectable cousin Francis to be a member of Government on a continuing basis, ask why the people in the Diaspora are on a continuing basis lied to and mislead on almost everything Vincentian, ask why Gonsalves insisted on electing Chatoye a National Hero when the man was a citizen of France, a General in the French army and traded in and kept and worked slaves, ask why local newspaper reporters are frightened to ask Gonsalves pertinent questions and rely only on press releases, ask why the Judiciary recluse themselves from anything to do with what Gonsalves or the Government do wrong, ask why Colin Williams the Director of Public Prosecutions was chosen for that position when Williams was or had recently been a partner or member of Gonsalve’s law firms chambers and also a member of the ULP central committee, ask why Colin Williams has always disallowed any case against Gonsalves or member of Government, ask why Gonsalves sought to change the very laws that he was accused of breaking regarding electoral rules. ask why the fire service has been so grossly under funded that the have never been able to put a fire out, ask why Gonsalves was charged with rape and accused on more than one occasion of sexual crimes, ask why he never went before a court to clear his name, ask why Saint Vincent and the grenadines main income in now scrounging from other countries, ask why Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has been turned into a prostitute state, ask why in the last eleven years no new industry has been created in the state, ask why we have lost most of our industrial base in SVG, ask why the streets are filled with beggars, ask why uniformed school children are begging in the car parks for bus fairs and food money, ask why some government worker were not paid at Christmas and their children went hungry, ask why on several occasions poor relief payment was several weeks late and caused people to starve, ask why government owe private companies and contractors over 40 million dollars for the last 4 years, ask why there are always hundreds of people paid their salary weeks late, ask why the government can’t pay its utility bills putting a further burden on the private householder, ask why there is no money to repair our roads, ask why school girls are prostituting themselves for phone cards, ask why the Catholic church and the Salvation Army are feeding hundreds of homeless and poor people every day, ask why business’s are closing down, ask why the Gonsalves need to open a Café when they are very rich and there are numerous café’s nearby struggling to earn a simple living, ask why there is a ULP minister who was broke before coming to office and now has several cars several houses several woman and several children, ask why most of the important members of the police force come from Gonsalves constituency, ask why people go into small grocer shop and buy 1 egg, ask why farmers animals are being stolen weekly in the hundreds, ask why the Cross Country road has not been built and where the money is, ask why Gonsalves shouldn’t be regarded as a cult leader, ask why in many government jobs you have to be a ULP member, ask why a man that is a self confessed liar should be paid huge court settlements in cases he says damages his name and image when his name and image is damaged by his lies and accusations of rape and sex crimes, ask why Gonsalves he employ’s some of his old friends in jobs that pay up to 87 times more a month than the average worker gets

    ASK HIM WHY HE NEEDS PEOPLE LIKE VINCYPOWA, TO TRY AND DEFEND WHAT IS CLEARLY WRONG, BY THEIR TELLING FURTHER LIES AND PERPETUATING THE LIES OF GONSALVES, ATTEMPTING TO PROTECT GONSALVES AGAINST THE TRUTH

    THERE ARE A MILLION THINGS YOU COULD ASK GONSALVES

    VINCYPOWA WITHOUT ANY DOUBT AT ALL IN MY MIND GONSALVES IS THE WORST PRIME MINISTER, MINISTER OF FINANCE, MINISTER OF NATIONAL SECURITY AND MINISTER OF LEGAL AFFAIRS THAT THIS OR ANY CARIBBEAN COUNTRY HAS EVER HAD, OTHER THAN HIS DEAR FRIEND MAURICE BISHOP THAT MARXIST SCUM BAG WHO IS FORTUNATLY VERY DEAD.
    SOME OF HIS OTHER MARXIST SCUM FRIENDS LIKE WALTER RODNEY ARE ALSO FORTUNATLY VERY DEAD.

    AND AS FOR ALL YOU IN THE DIASPORA WHO HELP FUND THIS WICKED MARXIST FAILED REGIME, YOU SHOULD BE ASHAMED OF YOURSELVES FOR BEING STUPID ENOUGH TO BE TAKEN IN BY THE CRAP THAT YOU ARE FED ON A CONTINUING BASIS. YOUR ACTIONS HAVE HELPED INFLICT HARDSHIP ON THE VINCENTIAN PEOPLE. PLEASE WISE UP WE NEED HELP NOT YOUR COLLABORATION WITH THIS WICKED REGIME.

    Posted by Peter | April 26, 2012, 09:20
  20. Ask why people are frightened to go into the Milton Cato hospital, ask why there are always shortages of drugs, dressings, bed covering, sheets, pillows, pillow cases, ask why people have to bring there own food into hospital, ask why their are more patients than beds at the mental home, ask why people sleep on urinated pieces of foam on the floor, ask why the food is like pig-swill.

    Posted by Peter | April 26, 2012, 09:26
  21. Eustace just had to get rid of her, he was only waiting on the right moment.

    Posted by no-nonsense | April 26, 2012, 09:33
  22. MICKY, I BELIEVE you’re having a SENIOR MOMENT when you said that Mr. Eustace STOOD up in Parliament for ALL VINCENTIAN at HOME and ABROAD when he REFUSED to OBEY the SPEAKER of the HOUSE call for him to SIT DOWN.

    Maybe you SUPPORT the PRACTICE of DISOBEYING and DISRESPECTING the AUTHORITY of the SPEAKER of the HOUSE while the PARLIAMENT is in SESSION. However, I am HIGHLY CONFIDENT that the VAST MAJORITY of Vincentians DO NOT.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 26, 2012, 10:27
  23. “If you are a Christian and believe in the Bible you cannot accept other religions as genuine”. Thus sayeth the leader of the Thusian Seventh Day Adventists [assuming that he wasn’t quoted out of context]. So here we have it, unmasked religious bigotry, meted out to all non-Christians and especially dedicated to the Hindu community. The late William Miller must be proud.

    Frankly, I am not surprised that it has come to this; I had foreseen it, written about it, other people much more qualified than I am have spoken about it, only to be ignored.

    Religious fundamentalism, especially Christian fundamentalism, in a cosmopolitan society such as ours, is dividing our already sensitive society. Ignorance, arrogance and contempt is disguised as “god’s work” as the pious go about their proselytism.

    Posted by L Sutton | April 26, 2012, 10:57
    • L SUTTON, we have seen “Ignorance, arrogance and contempt” on DISPLAY, it seems, at every SESSION of PARLIAMENT, by the NDP, with Mr. LEACOCK as the RING LEADER.

      Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 26, 2012, 12:03
  24. NO-NONSENSE, Eustace had to get rid of her, because she was DOING too much WORK on the GROUND while he was just SITTING on his laurels. Eustace is the leader who is always, it seems, ABSENT from the HOUSE of PARLIiAMENT after he gives his SPEECH or he leads his party out of PARLIAMENT before the SESSION is over.

    In other words, Mrs. Baptiste was SHOWING all of them up.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 26, 2012, 11:48
  25. I laughable when people like vincy powa keep asking for Eustace to resign. He must be doing something right. I can’t see if you can beat this guy in every election [but for some reason he keeps winning his seat] why you would want him to resign. Yes, Powa we know he can’t win an election as leader, we know this because you tell us this every chance you get. So let him stay there, its beneficial to you and the ULP. Or, is that you want him gone because he’s repeatedly exposed the ULP and their handling, or lack of, of the economy?

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | April 26, 2012, 13:31
  26. VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, unlike you, I look BEYOND the SCOPE of PARTY POLITICS. Clearly, you and the others are CLUELESS as to why I SUPPORT Dr. Gonsalves and the ULP, but that is NDP supporters for you.

    While your alias is about playing partisan politics, mine is about exactly what it states, VINCY “POWA.”

    In other words, my alias is REPRESENTATIVE of SUPPORTING, DEFENDING and PROMOTING everything VINCY. I do this SELFLESSLY.

    In the case of POLITICS, I am of the same MINDSET. Here you have two MASS POLITICAL PARTIES with TWO LEADERS looking to be this country’s PRIME MINISTER. Now since I am a TRUE PATRIOT and NATIONALIST, I look at both parties and both leaders to see which have the BEST VISION, POLICIES, PLANS and PROGRAMMES towards the DEVELOPMENT and BETTERMENT of SVG and its citizens.

    If that is the STANDARD I hold these two parties and two leaders to, then there should be ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT as to which party and which leader that I am going to SUPPORT, DEFEND and PROMOTE.

    I do not have to call the name of the party and the leader, because it should be obvious to everyone or to MOST people which two are best to govern SVG.

    That said; this entire episode with Anesia has proven even further why it is simply a JOKE to want Eustace and the NDP to govern this BLESSED nation.

    For example, you have the NDP always talking about “POOR PEOPLE” this and “POOR PEOPLE” that, even when their HISTORY shows that they have not been on the side of the POOR.

    Indigent poor was over 25% of the population under the 17-year reign of the NDP. It is now less than 2% under this ULP government.

    Moreover, we now have Anesia revealing that when she was helping an INDIGENT POOR woman built a house, the leader of the NDP, Mr. Eustace, according to FORMER SENATOR Baptiste, told her that she was doing too much to help the poor, because everyone else would want the NDP to help them as well, if she continued down that path.

    That REVELATION by Anesia Baptiste is a DAMNING INDICTMENT of Mr. Eustace and the NDP in regards to POOR PEOPLE.

    Clearly, the NDP is not a PARTY that is GENUINELY CONCERN about the PLIGHT of POOR PEOPLE. The NDP’s intention is just to USE POOR PEOPLE to get into OFFICE.

    That is not SURPRISING because Dr. Gonsalves and the ULP have been saying this for years. That the NDP does not CARE about POOR PEOPLE, all it cares about is getting into office.

    Sometimes it is just FRIGHTENING the THOUGHT of how close Mr. Eustace and the NDP almost came to govern this blessed nation.

    Eustace and the NDP are just USERS. They will do any and everything under the sun to get into office, and using Anesia Baptiste is just one of many examples of this practice.

    Anesia, who is an INSIDER, has given this NATION a FIRST HAND ACCOUNT of how the NDP OPERATES and I am sure there will be more to come.

    I want to know who LEAKED the letter penned by Mrs. Baptiste. This letter is at the heart of Mr. Eustace’s decision to come on the AIRWAVES to tell the nation that Anesia is no longer a SENATOR of the NDP. Imagine BREAKING this NEWS to the WORLD without TELLING the YOUNG woman of his DECISION. How LOW can U get as a LEADER?

    As I always say, I would NOT HIRE Mr. Eustace and the NDP to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERNMENT a COUNTRY.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 26, 2012, 15:36
  27. Even a ‘worthless dirty dog’ would be a better leader than Gonsalves, ‘worthless dirty dog’ is what Gonsalves has called one or more people to inflict spite and malice on them, in an attempt to destroy them in the eyes of the people, the act of pure evil.

    Is Gonsalves the original ‘Mr Evil’ and his son ‘Mini Me’, I also liken him to “Papa Doc’ and his son ‘Baby Doc’

    VINCYPOWA, if Eustace is so dreadful that must be good for the Unity Liars Party, so if you are asking for him to resign he must be threat to the ULP.

    VINCYPOWA tell the people about your arrest for ‘cottaging’.

    Posted by Peter | April 26, 2012, 16:41
  28. Vincypowa you talk a lot for someone whose mouth is full of salami from Komrade’s Deli,don’t talk with your mouth full Vincypowa..seriously though all you ulp people with Komrade’s salami in your mouths somehow manage to do a lot of talking… Anyway a person can’t call for the opposition leader to resign if they intend to be oppostion leader(next pm),no sane person would choose Anesia Baptiste over Dr Friday

    Posted by Joe | April 26, 2012, 17:34
  29. I don’t think Vincy Powa wants Eustace to resign, Eustace as leader of the NDP is the best thing that can happen to us ULPites, As long as people like you and egg head Peter worrying about what America would say, we will continue to believe in Chavez, Castro and the rest of the coalition of the willing to help us build RALPH E. GONSALVES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT we will be alright!

    Posted by Caddy King | April 26, 2012, 18:24
  30. PETER INTERVIEWS the brave VINCY POWER: 04/26/2012 8.18 pm

    WOULD SOMEONE PLEASE TELL THE ULP CHAMPION AND APOLOGIST VINCY POWER THAT HIS NEMESIS PETER HAS SOME QUESTIONS ADDRESSED TO HIM JUST “NEAR-BY” WHICH HE APPARENTLY HAS NOT SEEN AS YET.

    VINCY POWER, YOUR PAL PETER HAS ASKED SOME SOLID, SALIENT AND SERIOUS QUESTIONS OF YOU, AS A CHAMPION, ADVOCATE AND FAITHFUL SUPPORTER OF THE GONSALVES’ uLP regime. Please, for the sake of SVG, answer these questions?!

    Some of the questions imply some real serious, shocking, issues. Please ulp “POWER man — answer the Peter’s questions.

    I really didn’t know that things were so bad in SVG. Or, are they really?

    Please answer PETER’s questions, our dear SVG VINCY POWER, foremost ULP defender.

    Posted by STEVE__HUGGINS | April 26, 2012, 20:18
  31. PETER, Anesia Baptiste wants him to RESIGN because he is a WORTHLESS LEADER. She is only REPEATING what the VAST MAJORITY of Vincentians already know. Mr. Eustace is not a LEADER.

    In fact, the AMERICANS, who Mr. Eustace so fear, said in the wikileaks release that he is, “a singularly uncharismatic and uninspiring figure, who is unable to translate his technocratic expertise into any kind of viable or sustained political activity”.

    “Without a stronger leader, the NDP’s [New Democratic Party] influence will be muted.”

    Therefore, it is not me or the vast majority of Vincentians who are saying this, even America is saying the same. That was a DAMNING ASSESSMENT of Mr. Eustace by America.

    Now we have an INSIDER, Anesia Baptiste, who has THROWN DOWN the GAUNTLET on Mr. Eustace as well.

    Mr. Eustace simply does not INSPIRE LEADERSHIP. It is so OBVIOUS, which is why I know you and the rest of the FANATICAL SUPPORTERS of the NDP are just CHEERLEADERS. Try not to wear out your POM POMS, PETER, on Mr. Eustace, because there will be no RECOVERING of him and the NDP after that UNDRESSING he received from Anesia Baptiste.

    That said; I too want Mr. Eustace to RESIGN because I want a STRONGER OPPOSITION to be in the HOUSE DEBATING the GOVERNING PARTY. When you have a STRONGER OPPOSITION, you will have an even STRONGER SVG.

    Since I am PATRIOT and a NATIONALIST, I LOOK FORWARD to the day when this BLESSED NATION has a VIABLE ALTERNATIVE to the ULP. Unfortunately, the NDP in its CURRENT STATE is simply NOT the ANSWER. That is because of the POOR LEADERSHIP DISPLAYED by Mr. Eustace and the other CHARACTERS vying for leadership in Mr. Leacock and Mr. Cummings on every SINGLE NATIONAL ISSUE that they have had to deal with and their POOR HANDLING of their INTERNAL AFFAIRS.

    The NDP needs a COMPLETE PURGING before it can be look at in a SERIOUS MANNER as a VIABLE ALTERNATIVE to the ULP.

    I will end by repeating what I have always stated about Mr. Eustace and the NDP. I would not HIRE Mr. Eustace and the NDP to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERN our BLESSED NATION, especially in these times.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | April 27, 2012, 09:15
  32. VINCYPOWA, you are not a true patriot, you cannot be a true patriot if you support evil and lies that are falling on SVG like rain from Gonsalves and the ULP. You are a supporter of lies and as such are unpatriotic.

    Posted by Peter | April 27, 2012, 14:49
  33. Yes, POWA man, now, please answer PETER’s comprehensive Questions? yuh see dem now, nah true? VINCY POWA? Since when a Ralphie acolyte cairn come up, with the answers?

    Posted by STEVE _ HUGGINS | April 27, 2012, 16:39
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  35. Gonsalves was brought up in a rum shop and has a rum shop mentality.

    VINCYPOWA was brought up playing in the drains of Calliaqua and has a sewage mentality.

    Posted by Peter | April 27, 2012, 20:59
  36. VINCYPOWA, lets have your opinion on the following

    Yesterday I looked on a search engine under the following headings and was surprised at the results

    Gonsalves, rape = 1630 pages

    Gonsalves, rapist = 1660 pages

    Gonsalves, raped = 1660 pages

    Gonsalves sex offender = 522 pages

    That must make him pretty famous when making search’s regarding rape.

    What wonderful publicity, what a boost for our tourism.

    Gonsalves never went to Court when charged with sex crimes by two different women, Colin Williams the DPP decided there was no case to answer. The world was told Gonsalves had been cleared of the accusations, he had, but only by the DPP not the Court. Colin Williams was previously a member or partner of Gonsalves legal chambers and also a top official of the ULP.

    LEAST WE FORGET

    Posted by Peter | May 5, 2012, 14:36
  37. Vincy Powa, I wish you will tell those idiots to concentrate on their in house problem, before trying to solve ours! OH WAIT, their house at this point and time is not repairable! so, let’s help them break it down, there are too many wood lice in that house! Humpty Dumpty had a great fall, we can never put it together again! Ha! Ha! What a bunch of Maggots!!!

    Posted by Caddy King | May 8, 2012, 07:23

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