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PM again claims NDP-expat plot to unseat him

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves is once against accusing the opposition New Democratic Party (NDP) of plotting with foreign elements to remove him from office.

“… Rather than seeking to address matters concerning investment in a way that is good for this country, what do we get from the opposition?” he said at a media briefing last week.

Gonsalves, who is also Minister of National Security, said “a Texan gentleman from Bequia” who had orchestrated the US$5 to save democracy campaign on behalf of the opposition NDP visited the party’s headquarters two weeks ago.

He said Opposition Leader and NDP President Arnhim Eustace and Sen. Vynnette Frederick were at the meeting.

“Ask if that wasn’t true. … You must find that out. Seeking to get money and the fellas promised that when he gets back to Texas he will see if he can get some friends to put money in to help to remove this government and elect the NDP.

“Why doesn’t he bring some millions to invest? Why is he interested to remove the government and put the NDP in power? Reasonable people will ask the questions ‘What is in it for you, Mr. Texan? You want to come like a jefe in this country without investing?’ I am not talking about investing in NDP you know.

“And democracy is so thriving, you can come and go as go want in this country. You have your house in Bequia. I have no problem with that. Come in an enjoy yourself; enjoy Bequia. I am not worried about that because I defeated you and the NDP in 2010 and I will defeat you again in 2015.

“But the people will know that while we are trying to build up this country, they having him coming up to the NDP headquarters looking for money,” Gonsalves said.

Since coming to office in 2001, Gonsalves has said on several occasions that the opposition was partnering with foreign elements to try to unseat him.

He has often said that these foreign elements, which he never identified by name, have a vested interest in having the NDP in office.

Gonsalves has previously written to the CARICOM about the alleged efforts of these elements to unseat his democratically elected government.

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33 thoughts on “PM again claims NDP-expat plot to unseat him

  1. FEAR, FEAR, FEAR coming over the rapist.

    Posted by L Sutton | July 2, 2012, 08:08
  2. L SUTTON, TRUTH, TRUTH, TRUTH coming over the BEST PRIME MINISTER in the REGION.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 2, 2012, 09:59
    • POWA, u not tired of this man making an *ss out of you? You jumped on the bandwagon with him about the NDP selling passports. Turns out that people were getting passports from them while they talk. Is there anybody left who is taking Gonsalves serious?

      Posted by BAGGA | July 3, 2012, 01:08
      • BAGGA, it seems like U R the one MAKING an ANUS of yourself, because if I ask you to PROVIDE the NAMES or the EVIDENCE to SUPPORT your CLAIM that PEOPLE were GETTING PASSPORTS from them while they TALK, U R NOT going to PROVIDE any.

        You and the other NDP SUPPORTERS are only good for COMMESS and PROPAGANDA.

        NDP n NDPITES=COMMESS MAKERS

        That said; the MAJORITY of Vincentians take Dr. Gonsalves serious, so does the rest of the Caribbean.

        Maybe in your MIND, a bunch of RALPH HATERS are EQUIVALENT to the MAJORITY of Vincentians, but I am here to LET U know that DREAMING is not REALITY.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 3, 2012, 09:51
  3. I wonder if he wrote to caricom to get permission to block the streets???? This is one sick puppy who is afraid of his shadow. Instead of wondering what the hell the NDP is doing, why don’t you fix the damn hospital and the streets and pay people when the month done???
    I know how you feel ralph, must be hard to operate in a democracy when you are a stone cold dictator right? Why else would you be mentioning when people go to bequia? Mind you own business and tell us about the 1 million you took to the bank, which business man that came from. Tell us about the washing soap that a vincy national lost his life for…..justify your position as security minister. By the way, are we still suing the NYPD?

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 2, 2012, 10:34
  4. Ralph is crying wolf, wolf again from the report above. He has very little credibility. There are lots of lies coming out of that big mouth. Who can believe this sucker after the passport issue. It was alleged he or his foot soldiers brought over $1million illegally into the country during the last election. He should explain this issue first and remove the beam in front of his administration, before attacking the NDP mole.

    Posted by Vere | July 2, 2012, 12:36
    • VERE, ALLEGED=COMESSS

      Next!!!

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 2, 2012, 20:37
      • VP, quite often WHERE THERE IS SMOKE, THERE IS FIRE.

        Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 3, 2012, 14:19
      • STEVE_HUGGINS, if we COUNT the BILLION ALLEGATIONS made against the ULP and Dr. Gonsalves by the NDP, we will be LUCKY if one of them sticks.

        Instead of ENGAGING in COMMESS and PROPAGANDA, we the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines want Eustace and the NDP to tell us what are their PLANS and VISION to DEVELOP and MOVE this NATION FORWARD.

        If they THINK SPREADING RUMORS and PROPAGANDA are what will get INTELLIGENCE and COMMONSENSE THINKING Vincentians to ELECT the NDP to GOVERN this BLESSED COUNTRY, they have another RUDE AWAKENING COMING.

        This time around, instead of CONSOLING Eustace for CRYING like a BABY after losing another general elections, they will have to put some SMELLING salts near his NOSE, because he will be out for the COUNT when he SUFFERS another DEFEAT at the HANDS of Dr. Gonsalves and the ULP in the general elections of 2015.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 4, 2012, 15:03
    • VERE, isn’t it UNLAWFUL to MALICIOUSLY SHOUT “FIRE ! FIRE ! ” in A CROWDED THEATRE ?

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 6, 2012, 12:28
  5. Mr. Prime Minister u need to relax and call fresh election now, by the way why I witness news going aff air, do u know?

    Posted by prince | July 2, 2012, 16:17
  6. GONSALVES, is one poor sicko, he really needs help with his mental wellbeing.

    Posted by Peter | July 3, 2012, 17:34
  7. I really believe that GONSALVES is a schizophrenic, and also believe he suffers from obsessive behavior, as displayed in his worship of the number 7. I think he believes he is always being plotted against and is in constant danger of physical attack, thus surrounding himself with huge security details.

    If you look at his self believed plot by SCL, also an American living in Bequia who is looking to have him overthrown, writing to CARICOM and other leaders about the political threat to him. He has become a laughing stock of the Caribbean.

    Yet GONSALVES brings in all sorts of people and like minded overseas politicians, Eric Anthony, British Labour MPS, Astophan and others to try and shore up his political survival, well whats good for the goose, must be good for the gander.

    If you remember I advised GONSALVES, VINCYPOWA and a host of other Marxist Vincentians to take up the CUBAN offer of the poodle brain transplant, what an improvement that would of made. This does have side effects which I will not repeat unless requested to.

    Posted by Peter | July 4, 2012, 09:04
    • PETER, if you THINK the ROAD BLOCK REVOLUTION was GROUNDBREAKING, because it HASTENED the DEPARTURE of the CORRUPT and BANKRUPT NDP from GOVERNING this BLESSED COUNTRY, let the BEQUIA YANKEE from TEXAS and the NDP try any FUNNY BUSINESS with the ULP and Dr. Gonsalves and see what happens.

      The FIVE DOLLARS to SAVE DEMOCRACY in SVG, which was managed by VYNETTE FREDERICKS, on behalf of the BEQUIA YANKEE from Texas, FAILED during the last general elections, and whatever PLAN the BEQUIA YANKEE FROM TEXAS and EUSTACE have up their SLEEVES this time around will FAIL as well.

      Just like how you had some AFRICAN CHIEFS BETRAYING their own PEOPLE, thus aided FOREIGNERS to ENSLAVED other AFRICANS, which the VAST MAJORITY of VINCENTIANS are DESCENDANTS of, during the ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, the PEOPLE of this BLESSED NATION will MAKE SURE that the SELLOUT, ARNHIM EUSTACE, and the BEQUIA YANKEE, the ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE of SVG, do not SUCCEED in this new SCHEME of theirs.

      That said; we know there are SELLOUTS within the NDP, because that is what DESPERATE people do, but the VAST MAJORITY of VINCENTIANS will have no FOREIGNER come into our BLESSED LAND to COLLABORATE with Eustace to overthrow this PROGRESSIVE and VISIONARY ULP GOVERNMENT.
      In other words, NO BEQUIA YANKEE from TEXAS is going to come to this SOVEREIGN COUNTRY and TRY to RULE HAIROUNA.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 4, 2012, 15:41
      • pls do me a favor.. can you kindly look up the word corruption please do ASAP!!!! they will give you sh.. and tell you is peanut butter.

        Posted by meargi | July 9, 2012, 20:59
  8. I believe GONSALVES is an ‘A’ typical coward, stretching back a long way. Remember how he ran after the demonstration that he had helped ferment in Jamaica spiraled out of control, US$20 million in damage, several dead, cars and bus’s burnt, GONSALVES ran and hid at the university. Lots of history about the Walter Rodney affair. Today GONSALVES is proud of what he did in Jamaica.

    VINCYPOWA, would you like me to tell the whole story again?

    Posted by Peter | July 4, 2012, 09:13
    • The day you tell the TRUTH about anything is the DAY I tell you to tell the whole story.

      In other words, there is PETER’S STORY and there is the TRUTH.

      Sorry, I am not INTERESTED in Peter’s story.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 4, 2012, 15:43
  9. stewps!

    Posted by Observer | July 4, 2012, 22:26
  10. are we serious in this country? wasting time talking about who visited who? what is this? official commess? all this silly talk is a bunch of crap ok. reflects the low esteem in which the speaker holds his listeners. utter rubbish! we are a retarded people!

    Posted by Observer | July 4, 2012, 22:33
  11. VINCYPOWA, its not my story, its documented fact, its very simple for people to check it out for themselves on the internet. You cannot protect him from the truth on this matter, its so well documented.

    You know I destroyed you on several ocassions on this very same matter, you may forget but the people do not.
    People are aware that all that comes from your mouth and pen is untruthful, they no longer need me to prove it to them.

    I know you are a cross dressing, trans-sexual, cottaging snurger, and God hating political deceiver. But you excel yourself with all your recent crap and diabolical lies.

    Your recent blog about the love you share with GONSALVES of Maurice Bishop tells all, it exposes just what a total pratt you actually are.

    Posted by Peter | July 5, 2012, 10:30
    • PETER, DOCUMENTED FACTS by WHOM?

      Show us the DOCUMENTED FACTS and I will TAKE it from there.

      That said; I want you to CONTINUE SUPPORTING SCL’s and the BEQUIA YANKEES of the world and I will CONTINUE to SUPPORT the MAURICE BISHOPS of the WORLD.

      A person like you is DANGEROUS to the BLACK COMMUNITY, because you’re a SELLOUT.

      As a MATTER of FACT, U R probably not a BROTHA, so I understand your venom for BISHOP and your EMBRACING of EUSTACE who has ALIGNED himself with the HITLER LOVING SCL and the BEQUIA YANKEE from TEXAS.

      PETER, here is the CHARISMATIC, INTELLIGENT and “FREE BLACK MAN” called MAURICE BISHOP speaking at HUNTER COLLEGE in NEW YORK CITY

      After LISTENING to BROTHA MAURICE, if, as you have stated, that Dr. Gonsalves wants to FINISH the JOB of MAURICE BISHOP, he has my FULL SUPPORT, because it will be all about the UPLIFTMENT of my PEOPLE.

      FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 5, 2012, 21:55
  12. OBSERVER, we are in the grips of an evil MARXIST regime, liars and decievers abound in the ULP hirarchy. You have a prime minister who has been accused by five separate women of sex crimes, charged by two. Never been to court, cases thrown out by the DPP.

    We need to constantly tell the people what is happening, because they are fed lies and unless we expose those lies they will be for ever deceived.

    You are obviously another of the band of protectors, who attempt to destroy the truth least is harms GONSALVES or the ULP.

    Posted by Peter | July 5, 2012, 10:48
  13. VINCYPOWA, you said “Just like how you had some AFRICAN CHIEFS BETRAYING their own PEOPLE, thus aided FOREIGNERS to ENSLAVED other AFRICANS” it is most obvious that you talk of the brothers Duvalle and Chatoye, that’s exactly what they did, betrayed their own to the French and helped them with the enslavement of others.
    Well done, at last you have admitted one of the truths.

    Posted by Peter | July 5, 2012, 10:58
    • PETER, I am SUGGESTING that you try your AMATEURISH PSYCHOLOGY on someone else, because it has no CURRENCY with me.

      Do not trying to DEFLECT the SELLOUT of our COUNTRY, ARNHIM EUSTACE, who cozies up with DANGEROUS FOREIGNERS like SCL and the BEQUIA YANKEE, with your NONSENSE talk about Chatoyer and Duvalle.

      We know what is going on with SCL and the BEQUIA YANKEE, because we have EXPERIENCED it. We have seen it before our eyes.

      Examples, 5 DOLLARS to SAVE DEMOCRACY during the last general elections, and the RUNNING of the NDP CAMPAIGN by SCL during the REFERENDUM and the general elections.

      You THINK these FOREIGNERS are DOING this for FREE?

      U have to be a TOTAL IDIOT to think that this is the CASE.

      There is a PRIZE to be PAID at the end of all this, because they would have INVESTED MILLIONS of DOLLARS to get the NDP ELECTED, knowing that once Eustace and his BUNCH of THIEVES are in OFFICE, they WILL BE COLLECTING their BOUNTY for helping them get elected.

      So Vincentians, be CAREFUL what you WISH for, because you just MIGHT GET IT.

      Nevertheless, I know the MAJORITY of VINCENTIANS are SMARTER than that, so I know they will do the RIGHT THING again come 2015 (by then we should have our INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGLE…the PROJECT that EUSTACE and the NDP called a PHANTOM PROJECT, which they would have handed over to SCL or investor linked to SCL to BUILD a GOLF COURSE) and ELECT for a fourth consecutive term the ULP to CONTINUE their PROGRESSIVE work of DEVELOPING and MOVING our NATION POSITIVELY FORWARD..

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 5, 2012, 22:18
  14. PETER, you also notice that VP ‘fraid to say WHITE FOREIGNERS, such as the instant case of betraying us to the RACIST CENTRAL COMMITTEE OF THE COMMUNIST PARTY OF CUBA,

    That great VINCENTIAN FOUNDER OF WEST INDIAN WORLD NEWSPAPER, Mr. BAYNES, CRIED ALOUD IN HIS WORKERS’ UNION PUBLIC MEETINGS ABOUT THE ABJECT SLAVERY THAT WAS COMMUNISM.

    BAYNES expressed his UTTER PITY FOR THE INNUMERABLE PERSONS WHOM HE HAD PERSONALLY BEHELD LIVING UNDER THE NEW SLAVERY THAT WAS COMMUNISM.

    The God-less COMMUNISTS BARBARICALLY MURDERED His Imperial Majesty HAILE SELASSIE I, dismembered and beheaded him, and tried to keep THIS NASTY DEMONIC ATROCITY SECRET – – – all the while LYINGLY telling the public that they merely had him under house arrest.

    Communists MURDERED AND ASSASINATED H.I.M HAILE SELASSIE I, AND LIED ABOUT IT. That Communist regime and/or its successors are the communist “fraternal” cadres, COMMUNIST GUERILLAS, of Ralph Gonsalves.

    Did you notice the almost EXACT PARALELLS in the gruesome manner in which the COMMUNISTS OF “Revolutionary” GRENADA murdered, beheaded and dismembered their Communist “Revolutionary” CABINET colleagues and others – – – and the manner in which they committed the usual COMMUNIST ATROCITY IN MURDERING, BEHEADING AND DISMEMBERING HAILE SELASSIE I ?

    An almost precise parallel in fouhd in the MURDER, BEHEADING AND DISMEMBERING OF THE MEMBERS OF THE RUSSIAN ROYAL FAMILY – – – including WOMEN AND CHILDREN.

    STALIN murdered millions, especially the peasants and farmers whose agricultural land he wanted to tief “for the Government/ Revolution”.

    MAO murdered millions, to get rid of the old people, civic and societal leaders, and anyone else with potential for independent political thinking – – – in order to more easily CONTROL AND MANIPULATE THE UNLEARNED YOUTH and direct them into serving a FRENZIED, MURDEROUS MAURADING MOBS.

    Every so often the doctrinaire ideologue Communists frequently engage in FALSELY ACCUSING FRIEND AND FOE ALIKE OF SUPPOSEDLY “PLOTTING” TO DO THEM OR THEIR SUBVERSIVE REGIMES HARM. Usual Communist paranoid schizophrenic behaviour and modus operandi.

    By accusing their fellow traveller Communist cadres of “plotting” against them, they then try to incite and justify their frequent BRUTAL, BARBARIC COMMUNIST PURGES OF THEIR OWN WUTLISS REGIMES. Yes, in this way the MEGALO-MANIAC DESPOT and his ENSLAVED COMMUNIST BUREACRACY seek to communistically, ‘strategically’, ELIMINATE ALL RIVALS WITHIN THE PARTY – – – and especially GET RID OF EVER MORE OF THE “USEFUL IDIOTS” that PETER spoke so often about.

    By accusing the NON-Communist Opponents, the DICTATOR SEEKS TO DEFLECT ATTENTION FROM HIMSELF AND HIS ATROCITIES, ‘RALLY’ SUPPORT FOR THIS DISCREDITED REGIME, INCITE MOB RULE AND PERSECUTION OF THE OPPOSITION BY HIS DELUDED ONES, AND SET UP THE STAGE FOR ELIMINATION OF ALL POSSIBLE RIVALS.

    Consonant with these above, the DICTATOR AND HIS ILLIGITIMATE REGIME would SEEK TO FALSELY CONJURE UP AND ‘MANUFACTURE’ “FOREIGN” ENEMIES, to “ingeniously” ‘create’ a paranoid “WE” versus “THEM” schizoid mentality – – – and mass hysteria repugnantly welded with pseudo-patriotism.

    Do you see wannabe ‘Comrade’ Gonsalves engaging in some of these similar tactics and “methods” outlined ?

    Did Ralph precipitately REPEAT THE FALSE HUGO CHAVEZ ALLEGATIONS THAT THE U.S.A. GOVERNMENT OR SECURITY FORCES WERE SEEKING TO “ASSASINATE” HIM ?

    And, DID HE WRITE TO CARICOM or its member countries, presumably in his capacity as PRIME MINISTER OF SVG and on the official letter head of such august office, in support of the mercurial Chavez in this matter – – – WITHOUT FIRST GRANTING THE U.S. THE COMMON CURTESY OF A LETTER OF INQUIRY TO ASCERTAIN THE TRUTHFULNESS OF THIS SERIOUS, MALICIOUS, FALSE ACCUSATION ?

    I ask again : DO LIARS ALWAYS LIE ?

    My problem with my former high school teacher and trade union tutor, Ralp Gonsalves, is that he has so frequently and shamelessly engaged in FALSE MARXIST-LENINIST DISINFORMATION AND LYING PROPAGANDA, that it is near impossible to believe him IN ANY OF HIS POLITICALLY OPPORTUNISTIC UTTERANCES.

    If and when any unlikely authentic threat arises against him, I WOULD NOT KNOW WHETHER OR NOT TO BELIEVE HIM. Such is the sad and tragic conundrum at present.

    Do liars ALWAYS LIE ? What if, indeed, Ralph’s very life depended upon it ? That’s my quandary. Absolutely perplexing. Is he telling the truth, for once ? Or, is it the usual MACHIAVELLIAN LIE ?

    That’s the PROBLEM WITH LIARS.

    YOU NEVER KNOW WHEN TO BELIEVE THEM.

    Even IF or WHEN their very lives depended upon it.

    For, once you are a habitual, or incorrigible, LIAR, then NO ONE WILL TRUST YOUR WORD.

    Ralph has used this political tactic before . . . .

    I find it especially OBNOXIOUS AND UNBECOMING HIS OFFICE, FOR ANY PRIME MINISTER OF THIS COUNTRY TO USE HIS HIGH OFFICE TO ENGAGE IN THE MANUFACTURE, PROPAGATION, AND PERPETUATION OF POLITICAL LIES – – – and satanically false communistic propaganda.

    I do not merely find these political lies, despite Niccolo MACHIAVELLI, to be NOT JUST “DAMNABLE” POLITICAL LIES – – – But DAMNED LIES.

    NOW let us hear about the “scientific socialist” PLOTS, AGENDA, LIES, SCHEMES, STRATEGIES, AIMS, GOALS, MODUS OPERANDI, DISINFORMATION, AND FALSE PROPAGANDA.

    The Catholic analyst forewarn us that THE COMMUNISTST ARE LIARS BY PROFESSION, NATURE, AND “TRADE” !

    The BIG Question remains:

    Is Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves A ‘SCIENTIFIC’ SOCIALIST, MARXIST-LENINIST, RUSSIAN SOVIET-style “International” Socialist, a CASTROITE COMMUNIST, or COMMUNIST ?

    IF NOT – – – has he ever been such for any time in his life ? FOR HOW LONG ? From WHEN to WHEN ??

    HAS HE EVER CHANGED, OR, RENOUNCED THAT DEMONIC, MURDEROUS, LYING IDEOLOGY ?

    Is Ralph a Communist ?

    IF SO, then YOU CAN TRUST THE COMMUNISTS TO BE COMMUNISTST.

    COMMUNISTS are false propagandists, inveterate-trained liars, and FALSE ACCUSERS.

    YOU CAN trust a Communist TO BE A COMMUNIST.

    Rightly, or wrongly, YOU DRAW THE CONCLUSION.

    H.K. Tannis, long-time DEPUTY LEADER OF THE SVG LABOUR PARTY, used to lead the LABOUR PARTY in seriously warning us about COMMUNISTS and THE COMMUNIST, in particular, that THE LEOPARD CANNOT CHANGE HIS SPOTS.

    A “COMMUNISTIC” Ralph Gonsalves would be expected to, and PRESSURED BY HIS FOREIGN COMMUNIST

    MASTERS AND SPONSORS, TO BEHVAVE NO DIFFERENTLY THAN THE COMMUNISTS HAVE DONE IN STALINIST RUSSIA, MAOIST CHINA, POL POT’s CAMBODIA, COMMUNIST OVERTHROWN ETHIOPIA, KIM ILL SUNG’S COMMUNIST NORTH KOREA, COMMUNIST CUBA, or Communist ‘REVOLUTIONARY’ GRENADA.

    FORTUNATELY, OR UNFORTUNATELY, I just CANNOT believe an inveterate, incorrigible, POLITICAL LIAR . Sorry, even if his life depended upon it.

    I stand jaded by by duplicitous Machiavellianism and perpetual, LYING, communist propaganda.

    You got to try another tack, communist guerilla ‘comrade’.

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 5, 2012, 22:09
  15. VINCYPOWA, just let the people look at what the prime minister of Jamaica said about GONSALVES in the Jamaican parliament, its all recorded on the internet.

    Its all documented people, just press the right buttons and you will see what is recorded in history.

    See Hugh Shearer, “Address to Parliament,” 17 Oct. 1968, in Jamaica Hansard, Sessions 1968-69, vol. 1, no. 1, 392.

    VINCYPOWA, answer this question, how many countries at one time was GONSALVES ‘persona non grata’?

    Posted by Peter | July 6, 2012, 20:42
    • PETER, clearly you do not UNDERSTAND POLITICS and you’re GULLIBLE as well.

      Shearer FEARED the PAN AFRICAN MOVEMENT that was taking place in Jamaica, with Walter Rodney at its forefront.

      Shearer’s party and his government were EXTREMELY REPRESSIVE towards POOR BLACKS and the RASTAFARIAN MOVEMENT.

      Shearer was afraid that Walter Rodney support for the POOR and DISPOSSESSED BLACK BROTHAS and SISTAS in Jamaica, especially those in Kingston, would caused problems for his government.

      This led to the PROTEST MARCH by close to NINE HUNDRED STUDENTS, led by the PRESIDENT of the STUDENT GUILD at the MONA CAMPUS, UWI, Ralph Gonsalves.

      They marched all the way to SHEARER’S RESIDENT and was met there by POLICE who used TEAR GAS to disburse the crowd. The students under their LEADER, Ralph Gonsalves, went to the HOUSE of PARLIAMENT with their PROTEST and were abused by the police. This was when the POOR PEOPLE in KINGSTON JOINED the PROTEST and a RIOT started which lasted for several days.

      Here are excerpts from the Guyana STABROEK NEWSPAPER on the PROTEST/RIOT.

      “In any event, it was clear that Rodney’s ‘groundings’ were carefully monitored by the authorities. Inevitably, official suspicion and surveillance and Rodney’s solidarity activism could not reconcile. Matters were coming to a head. Rodney left Jamaica to attend the Black Writer’s Conference in Montreal, Canada. The Hugh Shearer regime, presented with an opportunity, instituted a ban on the historian. The aircraft bringing Rodney from Canada landed at 2.20 pm on Tuesday, October 15, 1968. He was informed on the plane that he could not enter the country. His ban came as a huge shock to the academic community, the Rastafarians and friends, supporters and the working people all over Jamaica and the Caribbean. There are conflicting reports at what time his closest constituents, the students at UWI were aware that Rodney was banned from entering. One source said that some students knew of the ban and were preparing protest action. On the other hand Ralph Gonsalves (now Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines) then a student organizer, seemed to suggest the students were in the dark. In his account he affirmed: “it was not until after 9 pm that the students learned he was refused entry and confined to the aircraft.” Gonsalves, Rodney’s wife Pat, Professor Norman Girvan and others were part of the demonstrations and spoke at rallies in protest against the ban.

      Kingston responds
      The next day (October 17) found Kingston in upsurge. Large numbers of university students marched from the UWI campus to the city – a distance of some six miles. Their intended destination was the Jamaican parliament. By the time the university students arrived in the city their numbers had had been advanced by the entry of high school students, among them current University of Guyana senior lecturer Al Creighton. In the city, masses of people, including areas where Rodney was popular joined the demonstration in droves. By evening, the students and other Jamaicans began to drift away from parliament in batches and small groups. It was at this time that the violence assumed riot proportions. At a main street in the capital called Crossroads, batches of protesters began stoning motor cars, and buildings were also targeted. Cars began turning back and some rioters seized the opportunity to loot stores.

      News accounts vary on the damage inflicted on the capital. The Gleaner of October 18 reported thirteen buses destroyed, seventy-two damaged, and ninety buildings either totally or partially damaged. Buses appeared to be identified for special treatment on account of the preceding fury of Kingston residents with the rise in bus fares and people’s anger with the transportation system.
      The demonstrations were violently suppressed by the Jamaican security forces. The deaths of two persons were reported and eleven policemen were injured while twenty-three protestors were arrested on various charges. Many demonstrators including students and groups of Rastafarians were beaten.

      The banning of Rodney had unleashed a reaction that shook the Shearer regime to its foundation. At first, despite calls to explain why Rodney was banned, the government blustered and refused to give an explanation. But as the protests mounted, Prime Minister Shearer was forced to go to parliament and give a statement. He played to nationalist sentiment in his speech and attempted to establish that “foreign” students inspired the demonstrations. He also sought to classify Rodney as a communist and terrorist out to subvert the society and overthrow the government. The Minister of Home Affairs was quite blunt and made the famous contention:

      “In my term of office, and in reading the records of problems in this country, I never come across a man who offers a greater threat to the security of this nation than does Walter Rodney.”
      A declassified US Department of State telegram said the “trouble seemed to be a spontaneous outburst of poor dark Jamaicans as a result of a long period of frustrating strikes and impotence…”
      This was no surprise. Kingston, Rodney had said in his letter to Rohlehr, “is meaner than when you left it, and when you left it you did not know how mean it was.”

      PETER, as you can see, when SHEARER was ASKED why RODNEY was BANNED, he REFUSED to GIVE an EXPLANATION. SHEARER, who came out of the COLONIAL ERA, because he did not want to say that RODNEY was BANNED because he was OPENING the MINDS of the POOR PEOPLE in KINGSTON and those of the RASTAFARIANS of the CAUSE of their STATE of BEING.

      So yes, PETER, whatever SHEARER had to say about RALPH GONSALVES, the STUDENT LEADER, in PARLIAMENT was not going to be FLATTERING, especially since was still SUFFERING from a COLONIAL MENTALITY.

      That kind of practice is what people do when they OPPOSE those who they deem to be a THREAT to their agenda. In the case of Hugh Shearer and his government, the REPRESSIVE PRACTICES against POOR BLACK JAMAICANS and the RASTAFARIAN MOVEMENT who were being UPLIFTED by a GREAT BLACK INTELLECTUAL in WALTER RODNEY..

      Peter, I now see why you ADMIRE SHEARER’S ACTION in RESPONSE to the RODNEY RIOTS. Just like how you DESPISED RALPH GONSALVES, the STUDENT LEADER, who RALLIED STUDENTS to PROTEST the BANNING of their LECTURER and LEADING VOICE of the POOR BLACK PEOPLE and RASTAFARIANS in JAMAICA, WALTER RODNEY, so too you DESPISED the CAUSE of the CHAMPION of POOR PEOPLE and the DOWNTRODDEN in St. Vincent and the Grenadines in PRIME MINISTER Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

      PETER, I now understand your VENOM towards the POOR PEOPLE’S CHAMPION, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

      I bet you wish for the days of COLONIALISM in SVG, eh PETER Or BETTER YET, the DAYS of the JAMES MITCHELL and ARNHIM EUSTACE led NDP REGIME.

      By the way, PETER, do you know that HUGH SHEARER and ARNHIM EUSTACE have much in COMMON?

      I will share just this one with you.

      They were BOTH ACCIDENTAL PRIME MINISTERS.

      Shearer became the PRIME MINISTER of Jamaica after its ELECTED PRIME MINISTER, Donald Sangster, DIED in OFFICE.

      In the case of Arnhim Eustace, he was SELECTED by a RESIGNING JAMES MITCHEL to complete his shortened term as PRIME MINISTER.

      Moreover, just like how SHEARER LOST as the LEADER of his PARTY in the then following general elections in Jamaica, so did Arnhim Eustace in SVG.

      It is UNFORTUNATE the POOR BLACK PEOPLE and the RASTAFARIANS in JAMAICA had to ENDURE FIVE YEARS of REPRESSION BY SHEARER and his GOVERNMENT. Nevertheless, the JAMAICAN PEOPLE made sure he did not get a second term.

      In the CASE of EUSTACE, the POOR PEOPLE and the RASTAFARIANS in SVG did not meet the same FATE like their JAMAICAN BROTHAS and SISTAS, because he only had 5/6 months as PRIME MINISTER.

      The WISE PEOPLE of SVG MADE sure of this when they VOTED out his PARTY, the NDP, and ELECTED the ULP and its VISIONARY LEADER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, to GOVERN my BLESSED SVG..

      PETER, do you see how all this CONNECTED?

      DESTINY I SAY.

      In CLOSING, PETER, this is the song that THE WAILERS wrote and sung during the PERIOD in question in JAMAICA in SOLIDARITY with the RODNEY RIOTS movement.

      FORWARD EVER, BACKWARD NEVER!!!

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 7, 2012, 15:42
  16. STEVE-HUGGINS, communist guerilla, is that a description of his body shape. I prefer VINCYPOWA’s calling him HUMPTY DUMPTY, much more appropriate, thank you VP for that.

    HUMPTY DUMPTY SAT ON THE WALL, HUMPTY DUMPTY HAD A GREAT FALL, ALL THE KINGS HORSES AND ALL THE KINGS MEN, COULDN’T PUT HUMPTY TOGETHER AGAIN.

    Lets just hope that when he has a great fall no one tries to put him together again, just sweep him up, take him to the garbage tip and dumpty him, with all the other rubbish.

    Posted by Peter | July 7, 2012, 07:40
  17. VINCYPOWA
    Walter Rodney was a piece of Marxist crap, reinvented by the Marxists since he blew himself up whilst knowingly carrying a home made bomb on his lap in a car.
    He had planned to blow the walls of the prison where his friends were incarcerated. He and all his friends and followers past and present are Marxist scum.

    Rodney wanted to overthrow the Jamaican government and replace it with a communist led government.

    He duped the poor and the Rastafari and poisoned the minds of political students at the Mona University where he lectured. He was recorded as trying to get the Rasta’s to kill tourists to try and bring the economy to its knees. Because of his revolutionary behavior he was banned from Jamaica whilst on a trip to the US.

    The students were protesting the banning of Walter Rodney, they were insisting he got his job back at the University. Nothing more and nothing less than that.

    The danger of people like you VP is that you use that old Marxist tradition of altering history to favor a Marxist wrong doer. You fully practice that old accepted tradition and Marxist policy to always tell lies if it furthers the cause of Marxism.

    Rodney was employed by the University as a lecturer, he had no right to be creeping around and trying to overthrow the Jamaican government by ill means. He should of been doing his job, not carrying out a Marxist experiment with his students in how to overthrow a democratic government and replace it with a communist government. He was a foreigner and a guest in a foreign country. He ruined the minds of many young students and planted all sorts of revolutionary crap in their minds.
    On the other hand the students were in Jamaica to get an education at the University, they were almost the same age as Rodney and should of known better than to become involved in the politics of Jamaica, they I suppose were duped by Rodney into going along with this great political and social experiment.
    At the end of the day the damage done to these students minds by Rodney is incalculable, but what he ensured was that the Caribbean had a future supply of Marxist scum, history has proved just that.

    VINCYPOWA, what you have written is a repeat of what someone else wrote in the past, it is Marxist rhetoric and propaganda, not written by you, only copied, repeated and altered by you.
    Why didn’t you tell us exactly what Shearer said to parliament and what the special branch reports exposed of the episode.

    As for the Rastafari, they were also being used by Walter Rodney as part of a social experiment that went badly wrong.
    In Grenada they were used by Maurice Bishop, then discarded and imprisoned.
    The Rastafari in SVG have been promised all sorts of things early on in the GONSALVES regime rule, none of which has benefited them or come to realization.
    The SVG Rastas even went to Grenada to assist with the revolution, I wonder who convinced them to do that? They even tried to overthrow the SVG government at Union Island, then ran to Grenada, I wonder who convinced them to do that?
    I believe the Rastafari have been used and abused by many so called revolutionary figures in the Caribbean, they are still unknowingly to them being used abused and disrespected.

    As for declaring Gonsalves as a hero in this matter its a disgrace to recorded history, and shows just what mind set you VINCYPOWA have in supporting GONSALVES to the endth degree with your Marxist lies, just pure crap.

    It s a holiday today, but I will go into town to my strong room and fetch the real history of this event, and will revert with the same today or tomorrow.

    Posted by Peter | July 9, 2012, 11:30
  18. One thing I am sure we all remember, WALTER RODNEY was a frequent visitor to CUBA and the USSR [Russia].

    He was a full blown Marxist turd.

    Posted by Peter | July 9, 2012, 11:51
  19. January 1968, Jamaica: Rodney returned to Jamaica. With a strange mixture of Castro style communism and Black Power he wasted no time in interesting himself in Jamaican politics.
    Ref: Jamaican Security Service Report, USNA, RG59, Box 2242, File JAM, A – Internal Security Review: Walter Anthony Rodney, Background in Detail, August 1968.

    In 1968: Walter took up his first teaching appointment in Tanzania before returning to his alma mater, the University of the West Indies.
    This was a period of great political activity in the Caribbean as the countries begun their post colonial journey. But it was the Black Power Movement that caught Walter’s imagination.

    February 14th 1968, Jamaica: Rodney organised a meeting of “six reactionary fellows” . All at the meeting had “adverse security records” Rodney sought their advice on what like minded organisations he could contact. Two organisations were suggested to him, the opposition Peoples National Party [PNP] and the New World Group [NWG]. The latter operated throughout the Anglophone Caribbean. Rodney was not pleased with the counsel of the “reactionary fellows”. Rodney was unimpressed by the PNP, although he had been a sympathiser of its Young Socialist League equally he was unimpressed with the NWG.
    Rodney believed the PNP would have nothing to do with him, and the NWG were too academic and out of touch with the people.
    Rodney said he wished to meet the working class people and bypass the existing political parties. He expressed interest in the Rastafarians.
    Ref: USNA, RG 59, Box 2242, File JAM, August 1968, pp -4

    Walter Rodney was by now a well known political activist, he took his message of Black Liberation to the stunted areas of Jamaica. In particular he shared his knowledge of African history with one of the most rejected section of the Jamaican society-the Rastafarians.
    Rodney’s encounters with the Rastafarians were published in a pamphlet entitled “Grounding with My Brothers,” that became a bible for the Caribbean Black Power Movement.
    Rodney was a popular teacher and community speaker giving lectures and speeches on African history and Black power at student forums and to economically depressed people in Kingston and in the countryside.

    May 1968, Jamaica: The Jamaican government were growing increasingly angry over Walter Rodney’s political work and described him as a “threat to national security”. The Minister of Home Affairs was very blunt and direct on the nature of the ‘threat’ posed by Rodney: “In my term of office, and in reading the records of problems in this country. I have never come across a man who offers a greater threat to the security of this land than does Walter Rodney.”
    The ‘threat’ posed by Rodney is well documented in declassified documents on Jamaican security reports on Rodney’s early activity in Jamaica, one section of an Internal Security Review held that the Jamaican special Branch “received information that Rodney had been in touch with the Rastafarians in the Montego Bay area and was trying to incite them to attack the tourists in December which is the beginning of the peak of the tourist season.”

    Summer 1968: Rodney’s “groundings with the working poor of Jamaica had begun to attract the attention of the government. So, when he attended a Black Writers’ Conference in Montreal, Canada, in October 1968, the Hugh Shearer-led Jamaican Labor Party Government banned him from re-entering the country. This action sparked widespread riots and revolts in Kingston in which several people were killed and injured by the police and security forces, and millions of dollars worth of property destroyed.

    October 14th 1968: The Jamaican parliamentary cabinet with the UWI Chancellor in attendance met and subsequently declared Rodney ‘persona non grata’.
    The decision was remarkably unhurried, the information on which the cabinet acted had been available for about two weeks, perhaps longer. The allegation, was reputed to be of the utmost seriousness. “Never in the history of modern Jamaica,” the misnamed minister of legal affairs would later inform, “has there been a man who provided greater threat to the security of Jamaica than Rodney.”
    The action against Rodney would turn out to be even more inflammatory. The authorities having discovered his whereabouts, he returned to Jamaica on October 15, the day after the cabinet made their ruling of ‘persona non grata’.
    Ref: USNA, RG59, Box 2242, file Pol. 21: Amembassy Kingston to Department of State, October 18, 1968.

    Rodney’s intelligence update reported, whilst in Canada “he had been making inflammatory Black Power speeches” at the congress that he attended.
    Ref: USNA, RG59, Box 2242, file JAM – A: Internal Security Review: Dr. Walter Anthony Rodney—Recent Activities, September 1968, pp. 1-2.

    October 15th 1968: The government of Jamaica barred Walter Rodney from returning to the island. A lecturer at the Jamaica (Mona) campus of the University of the West Indies (UWI), Rodney had been out of the country in Canada.
    Rodney was returning to Jamaica from Montreal, Canada, where he had been attending a Black Writers’ Conference when the Jamaica Labour Party (JLP) government of Prime Minister Hugh Shearer blocked his re-entry to the country.
    The decision to ban him sparked major disturbances, culminating in a rising in the capital city of Kingston.

    October 16th 1968, Jamaica: President of the Guild of Undergraduates at Mona University Jamaica, Vincentian Ralph E. Gonsalves leader of several students of political science and self professed Marxist-Leninist communist, led the student protest at the banning of Marxist-Leninist communist, activist, historian, intellectual ‘Walter Rodney’.
    Road blocks were set. The protest turned into a violent mob ruled riot and upwards of 20 million US dollars worth of property was damaged and destroyed, with bus’s and other vehicles being burnt. One of the targets was the American Embassy which was partially destroyed, to chants from the rioters of “go home American Imperialists“. Shop windows and property destroyed and looted, and six died. When it started to turn really wild and out of control, Ralph Gonsalves and his comrades lit out and hid back at the University, claiming they took no part in the riots.
    The Jamaica Labour Party government led by Hugh Shearer said at the time. “One was allowed to be as revolutionary as one fancied within the Ivory Tower on the University campus at Mona (already ceded as foreign territory) but bringing such dangerous academic activity out into the local communities by the likes of Rodney, Clive Y. Thomas, Arnold Bertram, Rupert Lewis, Ralph Gonsalves and later Trevor Munroe were doing was not to be tolerated“.
    Prime Minister of Jamaica Hugh Shearer, addressing the Jamaican Parliament, quoted from a confidential Security Report. Sir Hugh Shearer, speaking of the Jamaican government decision to expel Walter Rodney, said:
    “He (Rodney) lost little time in engaging in subversive activities on his return (to Jamaica). He quickly announced his intention of organising revolutionary groups for what he termed ‘the struggle ahead’ and then closely associated himself with groups of people who claimed to be part of the Rastafarian Movement and also with Claudius Henry, who was convicted in 1960 of Treason Felony as a result of activities which required the use of armed forces.
    “He openly declared his belief that as Jamaica was predominantly a black country, all brown-skinned mulatto people and their assets should be destroyed. He consistently told the groups with whom he associated that this could be achieved by revolution and that no revolution had ever taken place without armed struggle and bloodshed. This resort to violence was the recurrent theme of all his discussions with these groups as was his condemnation of the democratic system of government in Jamaica.”
    “In recent months, Rodney stepped up the pace of his activities and was actively engaged in organising groups of semi-literates and unemployed for avowed revolutionary purposes. He constantly reiterated the necessity for the use of violence in attaining his ends; the procurement of firearms and training in their use was recently a major topic of discussion. Furthermore, at one meeting at the UWI campus at Mona, Rodney reportedly said, ‘Revolution must come. We must be prepared to see it through. We must stop talking and indulging in academic exercises and act. Who will be the first to come with me downtown and take up a machine gun?’
    “In terms of tactics one of the things University students were urged by way of pamphlet to do was to: ‘Provoke the police, don’t argue with them; ridicule them; goad them; let them attack you’.”
    Shearer concluded that:
    “The whole pattern of the destructive campaign shows evidence of careful planning beyond the capacity of hoodlums or the usual subversive groups with which the government has had to deal in the past. No wonder a Rastafarian at one of Rodney’s campus meetings publicly declared – ‘We have the brawn, you have the brains; all we need are the guns’.”
    [Authors Remarks: Walter Rodney was a rank communist, with Soviet and Cuban indoctrination. He attempted to convert the Black population of Jamaica to communism by hijacking the Black Power Movement. The history of this mans actions have been perverted to make him out a hero. In fact he should be considered a traitor to all honest and decent black people. This man is a specimen case of History Altered]:
    (The students were likened to terrorists and it was considered that what they did was pure criminal. Many said that these young communist men by their actions brought shame on their own country’s.)
    The events of October 1968, the actual protest and its immediate aftermath, transformed Gonsalves from a narrow student activist [activism n. 1. a policy of taking direct and militant action to achieve a political or social goal. WordNet 1.5] albeit with external political linkages into a focused political activist, first in Jamaica, and then in the Caribbean, including his homeland, St. Vincent and the Grenadines. The entire Rodney Affair, including the reaction by the Jamaican government and the right wing, summoned from Gonsalves an extreme left wing commitment, Gonsalves role and function altered, but always centred on the core left wing commitment. Because of his actions, the beatings, tear-gassing, security surveillance, and diverse pressures that he received or endured at the hands of the Jamaican security forces helped to make him grow up politically. He wore such adversities as badges of political honour, and bragged and was admired by other extreme left wing activists.

    The day Walter Rodney was banned, the UWI campus erupted; angry students quickly arranged for buses and trucks to take them to the offices of the prime minister and the ministry of home affairs to protest the following day. The vehicles failed to appear, and the students blamed the heavy hand of officialdom. Undaunted, the protestors took to their heels, only to be met by police officers wielding batons and firing teargas. The larger procession dispersed, the determined students made their way in small groups to the ministry of home affairs, where a delegation met the permanent secretary. The protestors were “herded” into a schoolyard across the street, where several individuals held forth.
    Ref: USNA, RG59, Box 2242, file JAM – A: Internal Security Review: Chronology of Events During October Disturbances, pp. 1-2.
    Several people were killed, numerous injured and millions of dollars in property was destroyed. This period of rebellion is captured in ‘Joey Tyson’, a children’s novel by Andrew Salkey published in 1974.

    Across the street conspicuous speaker, perhaps, was Rodney’s pregnant wife, Patricia Rodney, whose placard pointedly asked, “Where is my husband?”
    Ref: Ralph Gonsalves, “The Rodney Affair and its Aftermath,” Caribbean Quarterly, 25, 3 (1979), p. 6.

    Norman Girvan, a UWI faculty member described by US officials as having “a record of leftist associations” also addressed the assembly, as did Ralph Gonsalves, inaccurately identified by the Americans as a Trinidadian. A native of St. Vincent and a future prime minister of that country, Gonsalves
    headed UWI’s Guild of Undergraduates and was “known to have leftist tendencies.”
    Ref: USNA, RG59, Box 2242, file JAM – A: Internal Security Review: Chronology of Events During October Disturbances, pp. 1-2.

    In 1968: Having been expelled from Jamaica, Rodney travelled to Cuba where he stayed for a short time.

    REF: WALTER RODNEY, HERO OR ARSHOLE?

    Posted by Peter | July 13, 2012, 07:05
    • PETER, PLEASE POST the SOURCE LINK for VERIFICATION, because there is a STATEMENT that you have listed that I am UTMOST CONFIDENT was not CITED in what you have listed.

      For example, I am confident that no REFERENCE was made about UWI STUDENT, Ralph E. Gonsalves, as being a “SELF PROFESSED MARXIST-LENINIST COMMUNIST.”

      If you cannot PROVIDE the EVIDENCE, although I already know that you’re a LIAR and a FRAUD, I want your one or two sympathizers/supporters and everyone else to see that you’re a DECEITFUL and PRETENTIOUS individual.

      Let me post the chronology that I caught the BIG LIE of PETER.

      “October 16th 1968, Jamaica: President of the Guild of Undergraduates at Mona University Jamaica, Vincentian Ralph E. Gonsalves leader of several students of political science and self professed Marxist-Leninist communist, led the student protest at the banning of Marxist-Leninist communist, activist, historian, intellectual ‘Walter Rodney’”

      I look forward to the link to corroborate what you have posted.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 13, 2012, 11:28

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