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Gov’t mulls new port in Kingstown

The government is considering Moving Port Kingstown to the western end of the city (photo: SVG Port Authority)

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent — The government is considering constructing a new port in this city to replace the existing one, built in the 1960s.

Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves made the announcement Tuesday as he updated the media on plans to build a new city at Arnos Vale, where the E.T. Joshua Airport is located.

“We have done a lot of work already improving the port… But, in mainland St. Vincent, we need to have a more modern port and twin it with real development on the whole waterfront,” he said.

Port Kingstown is the nation’s main seaport but there is also a container port at at the industrial estate in Campden Park.

The government is mulling moving Port Kingstown to the western end of the city, closer to Rose Place (Bottom Town).

The project, estimated to cost US$100 million (EC$270 million), would take community activities into account, in addition to housing and other needs.

“… we want to do it in a public-private partnership. This is one volume of the interim report … CDB (the Caribbean Development Bank) is financing this study — Port Rationalisation and Development Study. It has all the stuff in it as to what we should do and how we should carry things forward,” Gonsalves said during the press briefing.

He said he met the previous week with the Port Authority and “an investor from a company engaged in doing things in the Caribbean…

“When we come to it — as I say public-private partnership, not the state alone — we have to work out the parameters carefully,” he said, adding, “And that is part of the strategic exercise in which we are involved.”

The E.T. Joshua Airport will be decommissioned after the Argyle International Airport becomes operational, scheduled for 2014.

Gonsalves said Diamond Schmitt Architects is doing the master plan for the new city, including a traffic study.

Rush hour traffic into and out of the city, especially to and from the windward – eastern — side of the island is a “nightmare,” he said.

He added that the number of vehicles in the country have risen from 7,000 when his government came to office in March 2001 to about 25,000 currently.

“Every time we have successes and we become victims of our own successes, I have to find solutions. Everybody is going to buy their car because the middle class is getting larger in the country …” Gonsalves said, adding that congestion on the leeward side of the country is not as bad.

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36 thoughts on “Gov’t mulls new port in Kingstown

  1. Lord have mercy on us. When this man done drain SVG to death, their will be no one alive left in Vincy to see these “projects”.

    Posted by blane | May 21, 2012, 14:41
  2. That’s why he is the best PM vincy ever had.He will have my 100% support on this to.

    Posted by Jason | May 21, 2012, 14:45
    • If the PM told you to bend over, I am sure he would have your 100% support on that to. LOL it doesn’t matter what the PM says you would support him. Sheeple like you are the reason SVG is going down the drain. Follow yo master around the farm, but when yo run outta grass, yo go eat stone. Wait yo go see.

      Posted by blane | May 21, 2012, 21:32
  3. At least these suggestions sounds more grounded in reality than the asinine proclamations of putting a tunnel through Cane Garden or it was a “reassuring kiss”. Moving the port is a good idea, if only it means providing a more cost effective operation to all concern. And putting it at “bottom town”…such development will surely enhance that area as bottom town like so many places in Vincyland is in a state of ruins…but lets hope this is not another attempt to hood-winked the masses…cross country road anyone?

    As for all the belly-aching about traffic congestion…here is one solution…rather than putting a tunnel through Cane Garden and spouting all other sorts of vagaries to fix traffic congestion…how about getting into the 21st century. One OF THE MOST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR TRAFFIC CONGESTION IS USING TRAFFIC LIGHTS…but wait a minute…who IMPLEMENTED TRAFFIC LIGHTS IN SVG AND WHERE ARE THOSE LIGHTS TODAY? LAWD HAV MERCRY PON WE. PUT BACK THE TRAFFIC LIGHTS THAT THE PREVIOUS ADMINISTRATION IMPLEMENTED. Whatever the shortcomings of the implementations of such traffic lights under the NDP Administration, IT WAS A STEP IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION…AND RATHER THAN ABANDONING THE PROJECT;IT SHOULD HAVE BEEN MAINTAINED AND IMPROVED WHERE NECESSARY. The traffic situation would not have been so dire had the TRAFFIC LIGHTS SYSTEM WERE IN PLACE.

    Another solution:FIX THE PHUCKING ROADS and REMOVE PEOPLE WHO HAVE AUTO SHOPS AND OTHER “OBSTACLES” ON THE SIDE OF ROADS ENDANGERING THE LIVES OF MOTORISTS AND PEDESTRIANS.And also maybe we have to start to think outside the box…like introducing A PARK AND RIDE SYSTEM, where motorists, park their cars in a designated area outside of Kingstown and take special designated buses-to travel to the Capital. IF YOU CAN’T FIX SIMPLE THINGS LIKE POT-HOLES AND ENFORCE COMMON SENSE TRAFFIC LAWS…HOW ARE YOU GOING TO IMPLEMENT GRANDIOSE PLANS TO FIX TRAFFIC CONGESTION?

    Building a new city at Arnos Vale?..MM..Well I have heard so many proclamations by Ralphie…that you have to take everything he says with a pound of salt. IF AND WHEN THE ARGYLE AIRPORT IS OPERATIONAL…there will be all kind of suggestions for the use of the Arnos Vale airport…here is one suggestion…MOVE A COUPLE OF SCHOOLS AND GOVERNMENT OFFICES AROUND KINGSTOWN TO ARNOS VALE…THERE ARE SIMPLY TOO MANY SCHOOLS IN THE KINGSTOWN AREA. And this will greatly reduced the number of vehicles coming into and out of Kingstown.

    Am I not a genius?…Just ask Samantha Clarke…lol

    Posted by Saadiss | May 21, 2012, 17:55
    • SAADISS, it is a GOOD THING U are just a LOUDMOUTH BABBLING NOTHING of WORTH on the INTERNET, else SVG would have been in a WORSE SHAPE that this ULP GOVERNMENT MET in 2001 under the NDP, if you had anything to do with it.

      Why is the TUNNEL through Cane Garden to Kingstown an ASININE PROCLAMATION? Do you not LIVE in AMERICA…MARYLAND or NEW YORK to be SPECIFIC?

      Are there not TUNNELS that go under water, which CONNECTS ONE CITY to another in America…for example, the TUNNELS that CONNECT NEW YORK CITY to NEW JERSEY? Moreover, I believe Blacks built several TUNNELS in SVG during SLAVERY DAYS, no?

      It just amazes me the TUNNEL VISION that you and the other detractors of the VISIONARY Dr. Gonsalves are suffering with, yet some of you people call yourselves EDUCATED.

      The BIGGEST TRAFFIC CONGESTION problem in SVG came about through the LEGACY of the MANY FAILURES of the then NDP GOVERNMENT and that is the MONSTROSITY of an UGLY VEGETABLE MARKET SMACK in the MIDDLE of KINGSTOWN. That BUILDING is a REMINDER of the many BLUNDERS of the BACKWARD NDP.

      The CRUISE SHIP BERTH is another BLUNDER of the BACKWARD NDP. The TRAFFIC LIGHTS were another BLUNDER of the then NDP GOVERNMENT.

      That said; the mere FACT that you have stated “IF AND WHEN THE AIRPORT is OPERATIONAL,” clearly tells me that you’re not DEALING with REALITY, because you’re still in DENIAL that the ARGYLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT will be a REALITY, and it will TRANSFORMED SVG like NEVER BEFORE.

      That FACT is what you and the rest of the “RALPH HATERS” continue to DENY. Moreover, you know it is LIGHTS OUT for the NDP when this happens, and it will be PERMANENT LIGHTS OUT for Eustace as well as LEADER of that RABBLE ROUSING/RUM SHOP party called the NDP…a party that is not FIT to MANAGE a MAUBY SHOP much less GOVERN a COUNTRY.

      You are right, U R not a GENIUS, more like a CLOWN, if you ask me.

      By the way, SAADISS, do you remember this QUOTE?

      “Saadiss on August 15, 2010 at 9:23pm
      Let me tell folks a little secret…Ralphie is praying like ten pundits that he looses the election…cause he know if by some fradulent means he wins the election..he CANNOT COMPLETE THE AIRPORT!!!…Ralphie phucked up this airport project so badly is unbelievable…right now, Ralphie hopes that Eustace keep talking about NCB etc while he buy time with the Airport….I expect to hear anytime soon…Ralphie coming on the radio and Tv and say…ladies and gentlemen, due to the hard economic times…the ULP Administration has come to a most difficult decision…WE ARE ABANDONING THE BUILDING OF THE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE…This I assure you ladies and gentleman was NO FAULT OF THIS ADMINISTRATION RATHER DUE TO THE WORST FINANCIAL CRISIS SINCE THE GREAT DEPRESSION…AND of course Chavez tricked me…thats al folks thank you and may the lawd have mercy on my soul.”

      You’re TRULY a CLOWN, just like the REST of the FANATIC NDPITES and “RALPH HATERS” on this BLOG.

      I can show you more of your STUPID PREDICTIONS and CLAIMS, but I do not want to EMBARRASS U further. Nevertheless, for the FUN of it, I MIGHT do so from TIME to TIME..

      Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | May 23, 2012, 11:37
      • VINCY POWER, remember during the 2001 general election the TRAFFIC LIGHTS only blinked on UMBER:- NDP didn’t want it to show RED AND GREEN!!!

        Posted by no-nonsense | May 27, 2012, 21:56
      • Also remember THE CRUISE SHIP BERTH was destroyed by Left-handed Lennie:- It took THE ULP GOVERNMENT to refurbish it and make it the BEAUTY it is today.

        Posted by no-nonsense | May 27, 2012, 22:00
  4. I have said this before. If you build a new city it will bankrupt most of SVG’s established traders. It will attract new traders from other islands and perhaps the most powerful of the Vincentian traders. We are a small island state with an annual diminishing population. The existing traders have evolved to satisfy the states shoppers, which they adequately do. If you double the number of stores, shops and business’s, you cannot double the number of shoppers accordingly.

    When you consider that companies like CK Greaves are building stores out of town, in locations such as Buccament, and Correa’s at places such as Diamond, the number of in town establishments will drop, because the number of in town shoppers will drop. It only requires a few more traders to build out of town stores and even Kingstown as it is today will suffer.

    Gonsalves is using this as part of his next election strategy, just like he has used the airport at Argyle as part of his election strategy.

    The best format would be to build a modern ferry terminal at Kingstown and a nice marina, and dig out EC Joshua airport and turn it into a large cruise ship facility. Dedicating Camden Park as the cargo and container port.

    If any of these projects are done on a joint basis the Government have no cash to put in, so they will have to put in property, which will mean more of the family jewels disappearing.

    Gonsalves has ideas of grandeur, he is throwing up all this stuff to fool the ignorant Vincentians, even building a tunnel is a nonsense idea.

    All his ideas add up to billions of dollars, no investor will put up large amounts of money to a bankrupt state with such a tiny population. Especially with a Marxist controlling the government, who keeps stating that he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop. A man that has according to the DPP had 5 statements of complaint against him for rape or sexually orientated charges.

    Because Gonsalves is a liar we do not know what is truth and what is fiction.

    What we do know is that a large sum of money US$1 million in cash was banked or/and divided amongst ULP and family. We want to know where it came from, Because it came as cash in a bag, and money comes through bank transfer not in an old bag.

    Can we continue to trust these people with our country and its assets.

    PEOPLE PLEASE WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    Posted by Peter | May 21, 2012, 20:11
    • Peter,

      Your one sided view on this topic reminds of the famous Dinky Ballantyne when he was at the NDF who told a young entrepenuer “I have never heard of Foil Imprinting so i dont think it will work in SVG”.

      We talk about development but everybody wants to open a rum shop or a hair dressing salon or something which already have a saturated market so off course profits for the exisiting companies will dwindle. Thats why in a modern economic system people venture out into new areas to attract their own client base. The owners of malls, shopping plaza’s commercial buildings etc. scrutinize to a “T” which tenants they accept in order to achieve an optimum mix of customers so that all shops can be complimented not like what the NDP did at “Little Tokyo” by creating 25 rum shops.

      When you look at St. Lucia everything is decentralised you dont have to jam up in castries everytime you want something because business are spread out throughout the country and there are more than one commercial districts. I like your idea of putting a cruise ship terminal at ET Joshua though and this can be done in conjuction with the modern city becuase there is a lot of land at ET Joshua not sure how the rough seas out on that end would impact.

      Posted by John | May 22, 2012, 14:56
      • JOHN, unnuh mean [Cameron] “Dinky” BALCOMBE [sic] ?

        Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 23, 2012, 08:02
      • Steve,

        You are correct. i was actually speaking with a Ballentyne at the time of writiing the comment. Thanks for the correction.

        Posted by John | May 23, 2012, 15:39
  5. JASON, keep up you idiocy, your not far from being sectioned under the Mental Health Act.

    Posted by Peter | May 21, 2012, 20:15
  6. Jason, he has mine too… These are exciting times for SVG….

    Posted by Trees | May 21, 2012, 20:40
  7. IS THIS a search for yet another white elephant project which, for once, will somehow put the perpetrator’s name down in history ? Trying, vainly, to best R. M. CATO and E.T. JOSHUA ?

    It would be so good, and in SVG’s great interest, if the Copycat comrade cum present FASCIST would just concentrate on the two mangled CROSS COUNTRY ROAD and ARGYLE AIRPORT PROJECTS.

    Could there be geopolitical military implications, as in the case of the airport, akin to the Revolutionary GRENADA’s Point Saline airport, as planned by that wannabe Marxist-leninist regime ?

    Of course, it may be just propagandistic passing of gas, or a political ‘poop.’

    WHAT WE NEED ARE JOBS, NOW ! MARKETS, NOW ! LANDS, NOW ! Along with extensive training in agricultural science, industrial production, metallurgy, metal crafts, automobile assembly, local scrap metal and plastics re-cycling, computer science and programming, jewel craft, fabric production, navigation, advanced fishery, land conservation, natural methods of crop fertilisation and natural methods of coping with insect ‘pests’.

    WHAT WE NEED are IMMEDIATE ALTERNATIVES, COMPLEMENTS AND SUPPLEMENTS, TO OUR OVERRELIANCE THE DELICATE ONE-CROP OF BANANAS in this 21st Century. The soils are exhausted, neglected, eroded and leached of top-soil. particularly in relation to Bananas.

    The self-serving power grabbing politicians have TRAGICALLY FAILED US IN THE LONG-RECOGNISED NEED TO DRAMATICALLY SHIFT AWAY FROM SOLE DEPENDENCE ON BANANAS. We in SVG are reaping the excruciating pain and anguish of this UTTER DERELICTION OF GOVERNMENTAL RESPONSIBILITY.

    Put a national foundry, with a full-fledged apprenticeship programme, at or near to THE RABACCA NATIONAL DUMPING GROUND OF SCRAP IRON, GARBAGE, AND TOXIC MATERIALS. We have enough ST.VINCENT TECHNICAL SCHOOL trained graduates and KINGSTOWN TECHNICAL CENTRE trained industrial arts and sciences teachers in order to make a modest national start.

    The middle school, former “Senior Sections” of the former all-age Primary Schools, age groups, mostly found currently in the early forms and the area technical institutes, should be assigned to patriotically include BASIC AGRICULTURAL INSTRUCTION. Again, we already have the trained manpower to cover this — yes in all the schools.

    Henceforth, no new foreign, regional, or ‘integration’ treaties, agreements, or contracts should be entered into unless and until they are scrupulously checked and vetted for items which would seek to respect or otherwise proscribe our free agricultural, agro-industrial, manufacturing, construction, tourist, ITC, or general service industrial activities, production, or export. All such past legal agreements need to be carefully examined for such resticting clauses, and be immediately re-negotiated. No foreign or international agreements ought to tie our national hands from full national production, developments, or exports.

    SHUN THE VAIN, NARCISSISTIC, ‘BRAGADOCCIO’ WHITE ELEPHANT PROJECTS, COMMIE-‘SAID’-TO-BE-TURNING FASCIST.

    Your Communist doctrinaire tracts, the BULGARIAN COMMUNIST PARTY documented reports, Lenin’s pseudo-intellectual bunk, the Communist East European ‘socialist’ journal, “PEACE, FREEDOM AND SOCIALISM”, and the power-mad GRAN-MA producers, NEVER TAUGHT YOU how to properly run a country, with fully transparent GOOD GOVERNANCE. They have failed you miserably— not unlike your Guyanese marxist professor who so FOOLISHLY got blown up by his secreted bomb escapade.

    Your priorities are all skewed. You have lost all sense of judgement — ah wanda why? Seriously, now, you seem to be totally losing your marbles. TIME TO GO, ‘GUNNY —- gracefully, while that is still remotely possible.

    Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 22, 2012, 09:11
  8. BLANE, stay off the ALCOHOL.

    Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | May 22, 2012, 09:34
  9. GONSALVES, Canada is waiting for you, there is a special welcome awaiting you, Be a man and go to Canada, stop being a coward, if you have nothing to fear go.

    Posted by Peter | May 22, 2012, 13:10
  10. Trawling through the past internet post’s, these are some of the names that I have seen applied to Gonsalves over the last 10 years.

    Pinocchio, Red Rat, Red Ralph, Comrade Ralph, Liar King, Walter Disney, Little Red Dwarf, R..rman, Marxist Scum Bag, Donkey Dung, Hugginson Kissinger.

    GONSALVES, Canada is waiting for you, there is a special welcome awaiting you, Be a man and go to Canada, stop being a coward, if you have nothing to fear go.

    Be a sport, cheer us up.

    Posted by Peter | May 22, 2012, 13:35
  11. @Peter, I understand all the political stratagem behind all this ole talk by Ralphie…but I am curious at your statement that building a “new city” at Arnos Vale will “bankrupt” established traders. I thought the idea of attracting outside investors is a good thing. By the way, I like the idea of putting a “cruise ship facility” at Arnos Vale; I think there are many good ideas floating about as to what to do with Arnos Vale Airport whenever it is out of Commission…

    The real issue will be, as you alluded to, can the people trust this Government. Let me pull a Cory Booker here: I am presently a NDP surrogate but its “nauseating” to see the NDP floundering about, grasping at anything to stay afloat…it does not bodes well for the NDP if an early election is call. While the Ralphie Administration is talking about what they “plan” to do in the future…the NDP is self-destructing over religious liberties!..Enough is enough, the NDP needs to get their act together quickly and tell the people of SVG, what they can do for them rather than just criticizing the incumbent.

    Lets not talk about the 1million…the NDP ALLOWED RALPHIE TO GET AWAY WITH THAT. IN ANY OTHER COUNTRY, THE OPPOSITION WILL HAVE BROUGHT THE GOVERNMENT TO ITS KNEES WITH SUCH A SCANDAL. The mere fact that this Administration was reelected, irrespective of the myriad of scandals that followed them; speak volumes to how entrenched this party is within the lives of Vincentians. The NDP cannot just talk, they have to reinvent themselves and come with something DIFFERENT AND REFRESHING TO LURE THE PEOPLE FROM THEIR APATHY AND THIS MENDICANT MINDSET THAT IS PART AND PARCEL OF THE ULP DOCTRINE.

    The NDP at the moment is giving Ralphie another 5 years on a platter.

    Posted by Saadiss | May 22, 2012, 15:34
    • SAADISS, back in 2000, NDP mouthpiece, Dr. Ken JOHN, gave his sometime Electoral Leader, of the THREE-HEADED MONSTER, MARXIST TRIUMVIRATE, Ralph Gonsalves, THE NEXT TWENTY YEARS,
      or next four elections..
      Of course, when one considers PRs position, and Kenneth’s common ideological leanings from the same universities, in England as well as the West Indies, one is inclined to charge this to intellectual collusion – – – NOT “intellectual dishonesty” with which “Son” Mitchell stained him about recounts of the 1972 political tie negotiations.

      Yet, there is the at least slim chance that Kenneth John could be accurate despite himself. Then, again, it doesn’t matter which side friends and family are on at the moment – – – they are NOT UNACCUSTOMED TO JUMPING ON POLITICAL BANDWAGONS when the circumstances seem most favourable — parnel, mike, casper, carlyle, and the Leninist dictator ‘imself.

      If you notice the trend, here, most or all these “smart political guys” – – – pundits, political scientists, ‘struggle’ activists, ‘elite’ petit bourgeoises, and party hacks, all – – – NEVER CORRECTLY FORECAST THE POLITICAL TREND OR THINKING OF THE GREAT S.V.G. PEOPLE – – – they are MERE FOLLOWERS and RIDERS OF BAND-WAGONS popular at the moment. Political fair-weather birds.

      But, SAADISS, you, are you attempting some sort of ‘reverse’ psychology whereby if you PREDICT A NDP LOSS, unlike 2010, THEN THAT WOULD BE SOMEHOW BE TRANSLATED INTO AN NDP VICTORY? Is this you grand strategy, wishingly ?

      After all, using the 2009 REFERENDUM ON THE SVG CONSTITUTION as your point of departure you were ultimately incorrect in your forecast of the 2012 General Elections. VINCY POWA would more than likely mercilessly remind you.

      However, if you mainly used the results of the recent REFERENDUM, and perhaps the 2012 General Elections, THEN YOU MAY BE WRONG AGAIN – – – this time – – – and so the NDP WOULD NOT LOSE THE NEXT ELECTIONS, if the “revolutionary, progressive, pro-Russian/soviets commies, marxist-leninist, scientific socialists, socialist orientationists” allow us to hold one, BUT NDP WOULD SOLIDLY WIN THE NEXT POLLS.

      Despite your forecasts now, as for the 2010 Elections, you may find that the NDP CAN MOST DEFINITELY WIN THE NEXT GENERAL ELECTIONS, or ANY BYE-ELECTIONS, HELD BETWEEN THE PRESENT AND UP TO DECEMBER 2015. NDP must busy itself for governing SVG from thence, whenever that eventuality comes.
      I hope that I have made you HAPPY, despite saying that your polling predictions may be WRONG – – – again. Better than being RIGHT, but UN-HAPPY ?

      Don’t worry, be happy. BETTER TIMES, are coming yet — for you.

      Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 23, 2012, 08:43
      • ” . . . .2012 Elections . . . . ” – – – – READ, INSTEAD: ” . . . . 2010 ELECTIONS . . . . “

        Posted by STEVE_ HUGGINS | May 23, 2012, 16:59
      • STEVE_HUGGINS, the NDP cannot and WILL NOT win the GRENADINES SEATS without the BACKING of James Mitchell, PERIOD, because we know that Eustace as a LEADER has ZERO INFLUENCE in the GRENADINES.

        If Louise Mitchell-Joseph runs on a ULP ticket, the GRENADINES SEATS will be ULP, PERIOD.

        Moreover, it is JAMES MITCHELL and SCL who were PARAMOUNT in the NDP winning 7 seats, not Arnhim Eustace as LEADER of the NDP.

        In other words, if JAMES MITCHELL and SCL walk away from MANAGING their CAMPAIGN, the NDP will be SLAUGHTERED by the ULP under the LEADERSHIP of Dr. Ralph Gonsalves in the next general election scheduled for 2015..

        Posted by VINCY POWA (@VINCYPOWA) | May 24, 2012, 10:07
  12. port …, and we nah have a proper airport.

    Posted by kelly | May 22, 2012, 23:18
  13. While I can definitely see the need to bring SVG into the 21st Century with modern facilities and a new focus to gain jobs and market share in tourism thus bringing full diversification of our economy and becoming a Caribbean power to be reckoned with I must say the timing for this project is nuts.
    Lets generate some revenue from our NEW international airport to pay back some of these loans and government bonds. Studies have shown that it takes about 10-15 yrs for a country to see some dividends from such a large and expensive project.
    Adding to our large deficit will only harm our credit worthiness worldwide and lowers the chances of foreign investors coming to our shore.

    Posted by Jeff | May 23, 2012, 01:58
  14. SAADISS, if they put back the traffic lights they will have to get rid of about a hundred policemen.

    Or they can retrain the defunct traffic control policemen and use them as extra help for beating people in the interview rooms and cells, that would help to get even more admissions of guilt.

    Yes let them all join the other convicted criminal policement for interview instruction.

    MILLER, you have found yourself an honoured place in Vincentian history for employing criminal policemen. School children for the next thousand years will be able to read about your stupidity.

    Posted by Peter | May 23, 2012, 08:19
  15. Mr Huggins,who are you trying to convince, me or yourself? i think you are bright enough to realize that the art of prediction is really NO ART. We make predictions with HISTORY HOLDING A SWORD OVER OUR HEADS…I was ONE SEAT AWAY FROM BEING A GENIUS…I CAN LIVE[OR DIE?] WITH MY PREDICTIONS…LOL.

    There is no reverse-psychology…back in 2010, I was utterly convinced that the NDP would have won the elections..yes based on the outcome of the referendum and the political environment at the time..what I didn’t predict is the unbelievable cluster… of a campaign conducted by Eustace and co. The NDP CONTRIVE TO PULL DEFEAT FROM THE JAWS OF VICTORY…2 years remove from that ill-fated election and the NDP has done nothing, not an iota of a change to rectify the problems…and yet you are making the case that the NDP will win the next election?…even an early one? Ok, if you say so, you must know something that I am not aware of. Enlighten me, if you so moved.

    VINCYPOWA CALL ME A CLOWN…ouch, my feelings are hurt. WELL THIS CLOWN … THAT FOOL FOR SO LONG…He is having nightmares…ARE YOU SCARED OF CLOWNS POWA?..BOO! LOL. NO NEED TO BRING SELECTIVE WRITINGS OF MINE HERE…JUST TELL THE PEOPLE WHERE YOU GET THEM FROM SO THEY COULD ALL GO THERE AND SEE FOR THEMSELVES HOW I EMASCULATED AND SCHOOL YOUR DUMBARSE ON A DAILY BASIS FOR THE PAST 7 YEARS OR SO!. BY THE WAY, HAS THE AIRPORT BEEN COMPLETED?…HAS A … PLANE LANDED AT ARGYLE AIRPORT? SO WHAT IS YOUR POINT IN QUOTING ME ABOUT THE COMPLETION OF THE AIRPORT? UNTIL A BOEING 747 LANDS DOWN IN SVG…SHUT THE … UP AND YES, YOU KNOW THE DRILL, BOW YOUR … HEAD…

    Peter,but at some point you have to come into the 21st Century. Traffic lights are almost a necessity in any developed or developing country. I am sure there will be sufficient work for the police officers to do, of course that all depends on the competency of the Commissioner and other high officials. I think its a given that, Commissioner Miller, is arguably the most inept Senior Civil Servant in the History of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The rehiring of those convicted policemen is just another sad indictment of how inept and woefully over his head, Commissioner Miller really is. And to compound this travesty, the Ralphie Administration, tacitly endorsed this bullsh1# with scant regard to the cries of the people. But then again we like it so, right Steve?

    Let me make another prediction…VincyPowa WILL NOT RESPOND TO THIS POST AS IT WILL JUST SUPPORT MY CLAIM, THAT I … HIM SO MUCH OVER THE YEARS…HE STILL GET NIGHTMARES OF THE SAADISS [DRESS AS A CLOWN]…TELLING HIM, BOW YOUR … HEAD.

    Posted by Saadiss | May 23, 2012, 18:47
    • SAADISS, scared of CLOWNS? I know one that I am not SCARED of, and I am sure you know FIRSTHAND who that is, and that would be you.

      I am not BRINGING SELECTIVE WRITING. I am BRINGING WRITING as it RELATES to your CLAIMS and PREDICTIONS.

      I will leave you to tell them where I GOT it from, so they can see how many TIMES I had you in CHECK. Moreover, they will see all the WILD PREDICTIONS you made that came to NAUGHT. All you were good at was blow hot air and DROWNING yourself in self praise, as the bloggers of this site will soon find out, if they have not done so already.

      You said that you would NEVER RETURN to St. Vincent if the NDP loses the GENERAL ELECTION, because you’re so COCKSURE that they would have DEFEATED the ULP, I HOPE you KEEP that PROMISE of yours. Yes, another FAILED PREDICTION by the CLOWN SAADISS.

      As for EMASCULATE and SCHOOL ME, one thing about U, you know how to DELUDE yourself into BELIEVING that which NEVER took place. Who had to leave the site in question, because of the same BRAGGADOCIOS RANTS and PREDICTIONS that you currently display on this blog? Yes, it was SAADISS the CLOWN.

      Yes, do not forget the one about Anesia Baptiste will become the first female PM of SVG and all the other PRASIES you SHOWERED UPON her.

      Anyone who debates you should always take the OPPOSITION VIEW, because BASED on your RECORD, the person who takes the opposition view will always comes out the victor.

      That said; since everything you PREDICTED was for NAUGHT, I am trying to figure out how it was POSSIBLE that you EMASCULATE and SCHOOL ME. You are TRULY a CLOWN.

      There is a SAYING that goes like this; SELF PRAISE is NO PRAISE. The SAD part is; you had NO PRAISE to RECEIVE for you to even give yourself PRAISE.

      Yes, it is the same OUTLANDISH CLAIMS by Saadiss.This or that person is the WORST whatever in the HISTORY of SVG, but all the PREDICTIONS you have made have all been WRONG. So you are PROBABLY the WORST BLOGGER in the HISTORY of the INTERNET, because for close to a DECADE on the INTERNET you cannot get anything RIGHT that COMES out of that LOUDMOUTH of yours.

      Do you REMEMBER PICKING HILLARY CLINTON over BARACK OBAMA in the DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY? I wonder who emasculated and schooled whom in those exchanges. All I can do is LAUGH at you as I am TYPING.

      As for your LAUNDRY LIST of FAILED PREDICTIONS, JUST ADD this one about VINCYPOWA WILL NOT RESPOND to your post to that list, CLOWN.

      That said; how can a person who claims to be EDUCATED, and who LIVES in a so-called FIRST WORLD COUNTRY called the USA, which has MANY TUNNELS that RUN UNDERGROUND (underground railroads) and through rivers and seas, and which CONNECTS CITIES and STATES, claims that the TUNNEL through Cane Garden to Kingstown is an ASININE PROCLAMATION??

      Only a CLOWN by the name of SAADISS, who LIVES in a FIRST WORLD COUNTRY, could have made such an “ASININE PROCLAMATION.”

      That said; a PLANE doesn’t have to LAND at the ARGYLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT for one to RECOGNIZE that your RANT…uhm…let me post it again……..

      “Ralphie is praying like ten pundits that he looses the election…cause he know if by some fradulent means he wins the election.he CANNOT COMPLETE THE AIRPORT!!!…Ralphie phucked up this airport project so badly is unbelievable.”

      Your CLAIM/PREDICTION was another EXERCISE in an unadulterated SHIT TALKING of the HIGHEST ORDER.

      Again, like all your other FAILED PREDICTIONS, you MIGHT as well ADD that one to your LIST, because you must be the ONLY CLOWN outside of St. Vincent who doesn’t believe that this AIRPORT is not going to be BUILT.

      By the way, what was the fraudulent means that led Dr. Gonsalves winning the election, eh CLOWN?

      SEE U AROUND, BUB.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | May 25, 2012, 18:25
  16. SAADISS, the kind of investors that we want to attract are manufacturers and creators and suppliers of specialist export services. A market can only support a certain number of retail outlets relevant to the population numbers. When you increase retail outlets you must increase population numbers, or substantially extremely increase the income and spending power of the existing population. As the latter will never happen under the ULP government, we must with much urgency create a strong manufacturing base.

    Prior to the last election I had the ear of two European companies that were looking for somewhere within the Caribbean to manufacture or/and assemble agricultural items. I was unable to honestly recommend that they invest in SVG under this present government or whilst we are ALBA members.
    Our ALBA cousin Venezuela has a record of grabbing assets of investors, and it is part of ALBA’s doctrine and future plans for its member governments to own all manufacturing, retail outlets, communications and broadcasting
    ALBA want all those little people who create their own wealth, hairdressers, gardeners and such like to be the only style of private traders. This is already starting in Cuba as they struggle to release some of their peoples chains.

    A Marxist led government with a large proportion of middle class and upper-class citizens, must break this cycle and reduce the petit bourgeoisies and bourgeoisies to a tiny majority. That is what has been happening in SVG. You will notice not one manufacturer has been established in SVG during the last 10 years. Farmers at one time wealthy have been targeted for destruction, and control of the farming industry and its trade associations removed from those farmers into the control of the government.
    Intelligent educated people have left in droves to find employment abroad, creating a brain drain.
    The country is almost at its lowest point, with looming bankruptsy, becoming putty in the hands of a scientific socialist leader, a communist and Marxist.

    The ULP have employed a number of activists such as VINCYPOWA who will swear on behalf of Gonsalves that black is white, there are others that follow and support the Marxist element of government who are only looking for favor and crumbs from the table such as Eric Williams, some support them out of ignorance and stupidity like Jason, Trees and FUDC.

    Lets be thankful that we have a few real intelligent, switched on and informed people posting on here such as STEVE-HUGGINS. Here is a true patriot of the people, a true patriot of SVG, unlike those before mentioned who are only patriots to Gonsalves and the ULP.

    Poverty is a positive issue with Gonsalves, it brings hard times which help him to be a good Marxist leader.

    Our alignment with CUBA is almost obscene. Instead of being trading partners and friends [as in NDP times] with them we have adopted to be a kind of satellite of theirs, just like Grenada under Maurice Bishop. Gonsalves is working hard to finish the work of Maurice Bishop by paying a tithe to Cuba by employing Cubans for projects that can easily be done by Vincentians. Cuba has spread evil throughout South America, Africa and the Caribbean. Taking young people and training them in Gorilla warfare and how to overthrow elected governments and beyond. Many people such as Bishop were trained by the Cubans and waited for years as sleepers to take control of countries.

    Wealthy people in the Diaspora have been misguided in supported this evil regime, they like to think they are doing good for the Vincentian people, they are not. They think this is the old Labor Party that their parents and Grand parents supported, its not, its an MNU hijacked party with Marxist communist principles. A party that has divided Vincentian people right down the middle, created a society that only supports the ULP members and attempts to destroy all others. A party that encourages neighbors to report neighbors who belong to the opposition party, so as they can be targets of spite, malice and the purist form of evil rendered to them., denial of jobs, denial of hurricane and disaster help, denial of financial help.

    Gonsalves goes into the Diaspora, throws his arms around a few shoulders, smiles, lies and tricks those people, and gains their support. He is very clever at telling lies and deceit.
    Crime is out of control in SVG. We are the worlds third greatest country per capita for rape, and that’s only the cases that are not covered up. If you get interviewed by the police there is a more than even chance you will be tortured by beating until you confess to crimes, even if you didn’t do them. Police officers who are convicted criminals are employed.

    Gonsalves was in the political wilderness for years, his Marxist politics were recognized by the old people and rejected, there is a huge amount a detrimental newspaper reporting regarding Gonsalves and his Marxist band of crap of that time.

    DO YOU THINK THESE THINGS ARE WRITTEN ABOUT BECAUSE WE LIKE TO DO SO. DO YOU THINK I WRITE BECAUSE I SUPPORT NDP, I DO NOT.

    PEOPLE OF SAINT VINCENT AND THE GRENADINES, THOSE OF YOU IN THE DIASPORA,
    WAKE UP AND SMELL THE SULPHUR

    Posted by Peter | May 24, 2012, 09:43
  17. SAADISS, the NDP may of let the ULP off the hook for the dodgy US$1 million in cash, I have not.

    If it was given by someone in the Diaspora, eventually you will go to prison, and you can take the comfort of knowing it was shared out and spent by party and government members, and they enjoyed your stupidity.

    Posted by Peter | May 24, 2012, 09:51
  18. AH Tell all yo this PM is going crazy. Wha happen we find oil somewhere? Gee them another one Gunzzie? You try ah thing with Argle, now we cattching we backside to finish that, but never mind gee them more fart, New City at arnos Vale, new port at bottom town…. while you at it tell them you gwine pave we streets with gold. We will pay for all of this with what exactly? To hell with tourism, agriculture, bananas etc. etc. Never mind… Vincy are ah bunch of … we stupid.

    Posted by AHA | May 24, 2012, 13:38
  19. Found some more names

    The Tree Headed Monster, CopyCat Communist, Dr. Urine, Pinocchio, Red Rat, Red Ralph, Comrade Ralph, Liar King, Walter Disney, Little Red Dwarf, Ra..rman, Marxist Scum Bag, Donkey Dung, Hugginson Kissinger.

    Posted by Peter | May 25, 2012, 12:21
  20. Peter, I hear you. Well said.

    Posted by Saadiss | May 25, 2012, 14:58
  21. VINCYPOWA, you try very hard to come across as a clever and credible voice of the people, you are not. You are an idiot and a supporter of an evil Marxist regime whose leader like yourself is a serial liar.
    You wrote to SAADISS
    “Why is the Tunnel through Cane Garden to Kingstown an asinine proclamation ? Do you not LIVE in AMERICA…MARYLAND or NEW YORK to be SPECIFIC?
    Are there not TUNNELS that go under water, which CONNECTS ONE CITY to another in America…for example, the TUNNELS that CONNECT NEW YORK CITY to NEW JERSEY? Moreover, I believe Blacks built several TUNNELS in SVG during SLAVERY DAYS, no?”
    How on earth can anyone with a half a brain compare SVG with the US. How can you compare the wealth that America had when those tunnels were built.
    As for those Vincentian tunnels built by slaves, they are tiny built tiny tunnels through loose pumiced type of material. The stone formation at Sion Hill is granite and rock that is a tough material.

    “It just amazes me the TUNNEL VISION that you and the other detractors of the VISIONARY Dr. Gonsalves are suffering with, yet some of you people call yourselves EDUCATED.”
    Both Gonsalves and you as his unofficial mouthpiece may have vision, but the vision is through red tinted glass’s. You are an idiot straight up and Gonsalves is an educated idiot.

    You wrote
    “The BIGGEST TRAFFIC CONGESTION problem in SVG came about through the LEGACY of the MANY FAILURES of the then NDP GOVERNMENT and that is the MONSTROSITY of an UGLY VEGETABLE MARKET SMACK in the MIDDLE of KINGSTOWN. That BUILDING is a REMINDER of the many BLUNDERS of the BACKWARD NDP.
    You could very well be right about the market, as for any traffic congestion in Kingstown, Gonsalves has had 12 years to correct any problem, but he has even failed to keep the roads in good repair. He has proven to be a failure in administration of any section of SVG.

    You wrote
    “The CRUISE SHIP BERTH is another BLUNDER of the BACKWARD NDP”
    The cruise ship berth has served us well for a period of time, it should have been extended and added to years ago, and Gonsalves has failed to do that also.

    You wrote
    The TRAFFIC LIGHTS were another BLUNDER of the then NDP GOVERNMENT.
    The Traffic lights were a great idea, problem was the people just ignored them, and Gonsalves encouraged them to disrespect them.

    You Questioned what Saadiss wrote about the airport.
    Much of what Saadiss wrote had some truth to it. Gonsalves started the airport based on a set of lies to the people. He told us that he had countries that were going to fund the whole thing. He called these countries a coalition of the willing. It was all lies. He had no contractual funding in place. He had no guarantees from anyone or any country. He told us that when the airport was finished it would of cost us nothing and there would be no debt left on completion, lies, lies lies. He had no wind studies, he had no ground water or underground water system grid studies. He has not built the airport to any acceptable specification except that of a few Cuban engineers with experience in building military airports in Africa. Over half the equipment lays broken in a yard adjacent to the airport area, through lack of maintenance. We have been paying the Cuban workers wages, when Gonsalves told the people and parliament that the Venezuelans were paying, that was another dreadful lie.
    For a matter of Gonsalves trying to pay a political tithe to the Cubans, Cuban workers have been given jobs at the airport site which should of all gone to Vincentians. Our workers have been shafted by Gonsalves.
    He has continually lied about the completion date, latest date 2013, is also impossible. He has taken blood money for the airport from crap countries, ultimately costing Christians their lives. He has brought a curse to the airport. He has failed to date to pay 60 of the original land owning farmers who lost their land to the airport. He has bankrupt the NDP bank, put the NIS in serious financial trouble and lied to us at the turn of every event. In fact he has brought the country financially to its knees, putting every cent possible into the airport.
    People are unpaid or paid late, banana farmers have seen their livelihood wrecked by Gonsalves policies. Teachers have been given agreements that wreak of
    The roads are falling apart, and the new windward highway is already starting to deteriorate because of no maintenance. Floods have wreaked havoc in Georgetown and elsewhere because the Forestry Dept and Min of Ag are being under funded to give money supply to the airport.

    Gonsalves is a liability and a total failure, he has ruined this country in name and fabric. The ministries are full of thieves, the police are out of control, convicted criminals are employed in the force. People are tortured at police interview rooms with the approval of this Marxist regime. I say they approve this behavior by the police, because they allowed or instructed that police officers who were convicted to be able to return to work, in the same position.

    And you VINCYPOWA have the audacity to question SAADISS, you are a collaborator of this evil Marxist regime, worst kind, paid to try and destroy the truth.

    Posted by Peter | May 26, 2012, 19:26
  22. PETER, again, it seems like U R SLOW, so allow me to EXPAND your MIND a BIT.

    I made reference to the TUNNELS that CONNECT CITIES and STATES to SAADISS because he LIVES in a COUNTRY where this PRACTICE is the NORM. So for him to claim that a TUNNEL through Cane Garden to Kingstown is an ASININE PROCLAMATION shows that he is IGNORANT or just plain DECEITFUL.

    It is this kind of NONSENSE TALK that RANDY D made when he basically said that the RABACCA BRIDGE was not POSSIBLE. But this is a man who LIVED in the USA and CANADA and would have seen and DRIVEN over BRIDGES and under TUNNELS that CONNECT CITIES over and through RIVERS and SEAS, yet a mere BRIDGE over the “DRY RIVER” was an IMPOSSIBILITY in his MIND.

    It is that KIND of IGNORANCE that has the people who support the NDP in such MENTAL BONDAGE. They BELIEVE that NOTHING can be done in SVG because we’re a SMALL 2×4 ISLAND who have been tolld that they’re a THIRD WORLD PEOPLE and NATION, and so BUILDING an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, BRIDGES and TUNNELS are not POSSIBLE.

    It is a GOOD THING that Dr. GONSALVES and his GOVERNMENT DO NOT LISTEN to the NOISES that come from the RALPH HATERS and the DETRACTORS of his GOVERNMENT, else there would be no RABACCA BRIDGE, NO JETPORT, NO NATIONAL LIBRARY, NO EDUCATION REVOLUTION, NO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT, NO MIDDLE INCOME, LOW INCOME or NO INCOME HOUSES, etc.

    That said; Dr. GONSALVES has NEVER EVER SAID that he had COUNTRIES that were going to FUND the ENTIRE ARGYLE AIRPORT PROJECT. U R the LIAR, but that is nothing NEW.

    What he said is that he has NATIONS, which he called the “COALITION OF THE WILLING,” willing to AID him to HELP BUILD the ARGYLE INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. We have gone down this road too many times, so I am not going to waste time on it. The FACT of the MATTER is, U R the ONE who is the LIAR because Dr. Gonsalves never made the COMMENT that you have ATTRIBUTED to him.

    That said; how many CUBANS are working at the AIRPORT as COMPARED to VINCENTIANS?

    Have VINCENTIANS ever BUILT an AIRPORT before? Have they WORKED on BUILDING at AIRPORT before?

    What EXPERIENCE did VINCENTIANS have in BRINGING DOWN MOUNTAINS with EXPLOSIVES?

    LOOK, STOP being IGNORANT. The CUBANS have been a TREMENDOUS HELP in our QUEST to BUILD this INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.

    If we had to PAY the CUBAN ENGINEERS and WORKERS the KIND of MONEY that they should be GETTING, this PROJECT probably would not have been STARTED.

    The FACT of the MATTER IS this; the CUBANS have been a GODSEND in our QUEST to BUILD this INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. No other GOVERNMENT in SVG could have done it until the WISE PEOPLE of SVG VOTED to get RID of the INEPT and BACKWARD NDP for that of the ULP and its VISIONARY LEADER, Dr. Gonsalves.

    So while you and the others CONTINUE BITCHING and MOANING, the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGYLE CONTINUES to RISE.

    While U and the others BELIEVE in PHANTOM PROJECTS and NEGATIVITY, WE who SUPPORT the FORWARD PROGRESS of this BLESSED NATION will CONTINUE to BELIEVE that these PROJECTS can be done and will be completed as long as Dr. Gonsalves and his party are governing this BLESSED NATION. So you CONTINUE DROWNING yourself in NEGATIVITY and we will CONTINUE to UPLIFT ourselves by THINKING POSITIVELY, knowing that all things are POSSIBLE.

    **THINKING to SELF, IMAGINE if the NDP was still the government of the day….uhm…THE THOUGHT is just too FRIGHTENING, so I will DISMISS it from my MIND**

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | May 28, 2012, 13:00
  23. HOW MANY OF THESE COMMUNIST CUBANS ARE DOING WORK, INCLUDING LOWER SKILLED WORK, WHICH CAN BE DONE BY VINCENTIAN CITIZENS/ NATIONALS, and for which there are qualified SVG nationals?

    Why are we denigrating the technical and professional work of the Mexicans, by trying to dishonestly pass off their highly technical and professional work as if done by the Communist Cuban militias and irregulars? Pobre SVG.

    CUBAN COMMUNISTS, GO HOME!

    DOWN WITH THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBAN and OPPRESSION OF ALL BLACK AND OTHER PEOPLE IN FAILED, SLAVE-STATE COMMUNIST CUBA.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | May 29, 2012, 23:13
  24. WHY is a poor, impoverished, hand-to-mouth country like S.V.G. SUBSIDIZING and FINANCIALLY SUPPORTING CASTROITE COMMUNIST CUBA, when our sorely suffering SVG people are crying out about the crushing need to make ends meet?

    WHY is the Gonsalves ULP administration EMPLOYING FOREIGN CUBAN WORKERS, MANY OR MOST OF WHOM ARE TRAINED MILITIAS AND MILITARY IRREGULARS – – – when THOUSANDS UPON THOUSANDS OF VINCENTIANS GO UNEMPLOYED AND WITHOUT PAID WAGES?

    WHAT is the difference in “DIPLOMACY” practiced at the NYC undiplomatic ‘diplomat’ incident, with the provoking Baby dipper – – – AND, that practiced over the VENEZUELAN Marguerita alleged “DRUGS SHIP”, inclusive of the killing/death of SVG Customs Guard OTHNEIL WHITE and the shooting death of three of the presumed Venezuelans, beside the wounding of a fourth and the ‘arrest’ of five others?

    Who are our, S.V.G., friends? And, who are ultra-left LENINIST Gonsalves’ friends?

    Then, WHY do we have to subsidize and underwrite the CASTROITE COMMUNIST CUBAN VIOLENT OVERTHROW OF OUR DEMOCRATICALY ELECTED, REPRESENTATIVE DEMOCRACY, CONSTITUTIONAL MONARCHY, AND FREE ENTERPRISE SYSTEM?

    CUBANS, GET THE HELL HOME ! Get out of St. Vincent, PRONTO !

    CUBANS, GO HOME.

    THE LAST TIME that we had a similar “invasion” like incident was with ANOTHER COMMUNIST INSPIRED GROUP. The wannabe CASTROITE REVOLUTIONARY GUERILLAS had APPROACHED UNION ISLAND IN AN ARMED SHIP, DEMANDING THE HAND-OVER RETURN OF SOME CIVILIAN PERSONS WHO HAD COME TO SVG FOR RESCUE. I believe the UNIONITES said then that they SPOTTED GOD-ZILLA ON BOARD.
    The SVG Customs Officer quite correctly, forcefully, ORDERED the Communist beheaders OUT OF OUR SVG TERRITORIAL WATERS.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | June 10, 2012, 00:10
  25. STEVE_HUGGINS, without the CUBANS, there would be no INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT. While U and the rest of the NDPITES continue to make SILLY NOISES, the AIRPORT is BECOMING a REALITY.

    Dr. Gonsalves is the only LEADER in the HISTORY of SVG who not only SPEAK of an INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT on MAINLAND ST. VINCENT but who is MAKING it a REALITY..

    In other words, he NOT only TALK the TALK, but he is WALKING the WALK. We could not say the same for the NOISE MAKING LEADERSHIP of the then NDP.GOVERNMENT.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | June 10, 2012, 21:26

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