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PM says new supermarket shows confidence in economy

KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent – Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves has said that the opening of another supermarket here shows confidence in his government’s handling of the economy.

Greaves Marketplace, the largest of the C.K. Greaves and Co.’s supermarkets began operating in Pembroke on Wednesday.

Gonsalves was invited to tour the supermarket the previous Friday and lauded the “modern, well-equipped” facility.

“They are clearly a very progressive business family,” Gonsalves said of the family, whom. Along with the Bonadies and Vieras — also supermarket operators — elements of his Unity Labour Party have often criticised because of their reported support for the opposition New Democratic Party.

“They have invested EC$11 million on the building and the plant. This would no doubt add to the competition for supermarkets in the country and you know I love that and we all ought to celebrate that because, hopefully, we will see a wider range and better quality food and drinks and, of course, hopefully to add more competitive prices,” he said.

The government has failed in its attempts to operate a supermarket and have divested majority share of Food City — formerly the Marketing Corp. Supermarket — to a St. Lucian entity.

“The investment is obviously a sign of confidence in the government’s handling of the economy and of the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. You don’t take $11 and invest it in a supermarket if you believe the propaganda of some that the place is badly run and [is] going to the dog, to put it in common language.

“When people take their money — EC$11 million — and invest it in an enterprise of this sort, it is clearly a sign of confidence. The Greaves family, they are not establishing a charitable institution. It’s a business where they would serve Vincentians and our visitors and no doubt make a reasonable return on their investment and in this way, create further wealth in the country,” Gonsalves said.

He said that about 80 persons are employed at the supermarket and added, “This is … very good employment creation …”

Gonsalves also said that the oversubscription in just 90 minutes of his government’s EC$40 million bond issue in April and the EC$20 million oversubscription of the EC$25 million Treasury bill in June are also sign of confidence in the local economy, which grew less than one per cent last year, after three years of decline.

He further said that the 3.25 per cent interest the in June instruments attracted is half od what Kingstown’s Treasury bills attracted when he arrived in office in March 2001.

He further said that other investments in the Grenadines, including in Canouan and Bequia, are also signs of confidence in his government’s handling of the economy.

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42 thoughts on “PM says new supermarket shows confidence in economy

  1. GONSALVES, your really sick man, building a supermarket has nothing whatsoever to do with your running of SVG. They had scheduled the building of this operation years ago, its because of the country approaching bankruptcy that they have held off for all these years.

    They are now opening this facility to counteract the competition that you brought to Kingstown, which most believe you did to damage CK Greaves.

    Get real man, don’t you think that we all remember what you previously said about the Greaves?

    Posted by Peter | July 2, 2012, 08:39
    • So PETER, if the Greaves HELD BACK for YEARS because the country was approaching bankruptcy, are you now saying that the GREAVES then realized that the COUNTRY was no LONGER APPROACHING BANKRUPTCY and so they went ahead with the BUILDING of the supermarket.

      In other words, the GREAVES have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 2, 2012, 20:53
    • HEY PEETIE CAN YOU TELL US WHO WAS PAYING CERTAIN NDP SUPPORTERS THAT WORK AT THE WHARF TO “MISPLACE” OTHER COMPETING SUPERMARKET’S PAPER WORK.WHICH THEN CAUSE A DELAY IN DELIVERY OF GOODS AND ALSO CAUSING CERTAIN FOODS TO SPOIL IN THE CONTAINERS?

      Posted by Jason | July 10, 2012, 14:37
  2. So Comrade, Food City didn’t?

    Patrick Ferrari

    Posted by Patrick Ferrari | July 2, 2012, 09:48
  3. Jesus…..enough with your crap Ralph. Greaves has survived in-spite of you. You made a promise to close them down, you said you are going to prop up food city to close down greaves. Now you talking about confidence in the economy????
    were they not progressive when you wanted to close them down??
    the people who are employed in this institution were you not concerned about them when you threatened to close them down????

    with all due respect to you as a prime minister……. shut yo a.. bro!!!! you make me sick

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 2, 2012, 10:14
    • VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, the GREAVES are BUSINESS people.

      They’re not going to INVEST MILLIONS of DOLLARS in a BRAND NEW SUPERMARKET if they did not have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY.

      If people have to take you guys seriously when y’all CRY about how the COUNTRY is BANKRUPT and how “THINGS HARD,” then one will have to conclude that the GREAVES are a BUNCH of IDIOTS, because they SPENT MILLIONS of DOLLARS to BUILD a BRAND NEW SUPERMARKET in a TIME when EVERYTHING is TERRIBLE ECONOMICALLY in the COUNTRY.,.

      But I am CONFIDENT that the GREAVES are not IDIOTS, and so they WISELY EXPAND their BUSINESS by INVESTING MILLIONS of DOLLARS in a BRAND NEW SUPERMARKET, because they have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY.

      In other words, they have CONFIDENCE that this ULP GOVERNMENT, under the LEADERSHIP of the VISIONARY Dr. Ralph E, Gonsalves, is the party to MOVE this NATION FORWARD.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 2, 2012, 21:12
      • Mr Osbourne Samuel, or whatever you are calling yourself these days, Ralph show be the last person to ever mention the name Greaves in his mouth. This is a prime minister who pledged to close these people down, you all don’t have any shame? You talk about making food city the supermarket to kill, not only Greaves, but Veira and Bonadie. You people have no shame whatsoever. Here you are now talking about confidence in the economy. So explain to me Osbourne ‘vincy powa’ Samuel, did food city have no confidence in the economy??? Is it thats why they sold out, for cheap? If you and your prime minister had his way, these businesses would have been closed already. This is a man with no shame whatsoever and its sad that the biggest liar the country has ever known is the man claiming he’s leading it. What a god damn shame!!!!

        Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 3, 2012, 16:40
  4. Super markets will flourish in SVG because farmers don’t produce the food stuff they once did to feed the nation. Everything now comes from foreign and people have to eat, so why wouldn’t a super market be profitable? The only thing this shows is that people are hungry and will eat the crap shipped for other countries to the state.

    Posted by Vere | July 2, 2012, 12:44
  5. Mr. PM (Gonsalves) u need the doctor, the opening of another supermarket has not one thing to do with u and your ULP government, is more to that the Greaves family saw the need and they man up to it,

    Do you know how many people apply for a job at that supermarket?

    U are a joker

    Posted by prince | July 2, 2012, 16:28
    • PRINCE, so you’re saying that the GREAVES are SMART BUSINESS people, because they know they’re going to have a SUBSTANTIAL RETURN on their INVESTMENT in the COMING YEARS.

      In other words, the GREAVES have CONFIDENT in the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, so they EXPANDED their BUSINESS.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 2, 2012, 21:15
  6. This man never cease to amaze me, his lies keep getting bigger and bigger.

    Posted by blane | July 2, 2012, 19:53
    • “Promises are like pie-crusts, made to be broken.”
      ” THE END JUSTIFIES THE MEANS. It is alright to LIE, CHEAT, DECEIVE, CHEAT, TORTURE, RAPE, and MURDER for the sake of the Communist Revolution. ”
      “RELIGION [ and consequently MORALITY ] IS THE OPIATE OF THE PEOPLE. ”

      BLANE, you can TRUST THE COMMUNISTS TO BE COMMUNISTS.

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 3, 2012, 14:27
  7. VINCYPOWA, you really are making a total fool of yourself. Don’t you actually know that no one takes anything that you say as serious, they know that you an ignorant liar and supporter of this scum regime.

    Posted by Peter | July 3, 2012, 17:40
  8. VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, I am CALLING myself VINCYPOWA, like I always do on this BLOG.

    Nevertheless, it is GOOD to KNOW that I have BECOME REAL IMPORTANT to U and the OTHERS. You guys have ENERGIZED ME even further, not that I needed it, just because of what you just revealed, because it tells me that I am MAKING an IMPACT.

    That said; it seems like you do not UNDERSTAND what the word COMPETITION means, but I am sure someone will EXPLAIN it to you one of these days.

    FOOD CITY and the GREAVES SUPERMARKET were COMPETITORS.

    FOOD CITY was owned by the TAXPAYERS of this BLESSED NATION, so if the PERSON elected by the PEOPLE to HANDLE their BUSINESS threw a PICONG or two towards a RIVAL PRIVATE SECTOR entity, there is nothing to get EXCITED about.

    All that said; the GREAVES are not going to INVEST MILLIONS of DOLLARS in a BRAND NEW SUPERMARKET, in a VIRGIN LOCATION, if they’re not CONFIDENT in the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    Unlike you, the GREAVES FAMILY are SAVVY and SMART BUSINESS people.

    They’re not going to put their support for the NDP in front of the OPPORTUNITY to MAKE MILLIONS of DOLLARS by EXPANDING their BUSINESS under this PROGRESSIVE and BUSINESS FRIENDLY ULP GOVERNMENT.

    One thing this GOVERNMENT is not going to do is SELL off STATE PROPERTY for PEANUTS like the NDP did when it SOLD the DISTILLERY to the GREAVES.

    Now the GREAVES are MAKING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS from SELLING SUNSET STRONG RUM while the PEOPLE who elected the NDP for 4 CONSECUTIVE TERMS are still DIRT POOR.

    The GREAVES are LIVING the HIGH LIFE at HOME, CANADA and other FOREIGN LOCALES, AIDED by EUSTACE and the NDP, and POOR PEOPLE STILL REMAIN POOR at home.

    That said; we can look at the EXPANSION of PRIVATE BUSINESSES in SVG to know the PRIVATE SECTOR has UTMOST CONFIDENCE in this ULP GOVERNMENT.

    We have the first 5-STAR RESORT ON MAINLAND St. VINCENT because of the CONFIDENCE that the PRIVATE SECTOR and INVESTORS have in this GOVERNMENT.

    We have seen LOCAL BUSINESS and FAMILIES, like the GREAVES and the BOYEAS, EXPANDING their BUSINESSES, because they have UTMOST CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    So you see, VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, while you and the other KNUCKLEHEAD SUPPORTERS of LEADERLESS EUSTACE and the NDP are CRYING FALSELY about how THINGS HARD, the SMART BUSINESS PEOPLE of this BLESSED NATION CONTINUE to EXPAND, because they know the COUNTRY’S ECONOMY is in GOOD HANDS under the ULP GOVERNMENT and its VISIONARY LEADER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 4, 2012, 18:00
    • Who do you think you are talking too Mr Samuel, Storm Gonsalves????? And even Storm would slap you the the nonsense you keep spewing on this forum. Ralph made an election promise to put these people out of business because, it is common knowledge that these people are not supporters of the ULP. This is what the little boy does when people don’t support him, he threaten them. Now that greaves has hit food city for six, he’s coming to take shame out of his eyes by talking about confidence in the economy. Why couldn’t Food City expand, just like Greaves??? Answer me that Mr Samuel.

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 4, 2012, 22:15
      • Vincy In Bad Shape, first off, let me say, I guess I do not have to worry about Peter telling me to PAY BACK the people of CALLIAQUA their MONEY, since it seems like I am no longer Mr. Williams. I wonder whom Mr. Samuel owes money to in SVG. I guess Peter will let us know.

        That said; I am sure that Storm has more sense in his PINKY than you do in that head of yours.

        The fact of the matter is this; we the people of SVG ELECTED the ULP to GOVERN or to run the BUSINESS of this BLESSED NATION, and so Food City was one of those BUSINESSES that this GOVERN had to MANAGE on BEHALF of the PEOPLE.

        The GREAVES, who have BENEFITED IMMENSELY from the then NDP government (THE NDP SOLD the PEOPLE’S DISTILLERY to the GREAVES for PEANUTS) was a BUSINESS RIVAL of the GOVERNMENT courtesy of FOOD CITY.

        As you can see, the GREAVES is not only a FINANCIER of the NDP, but they were a RIVAL of a STATE ENTITY called FOOD CITY.

        We have already seen what that RELATIONSHIP between the GREAVES and the NDP has cost this NATION. The GREAVES have accumulated MILLIONS of DOLLARS in PROFITS because of the NDP practically giving away the distillery to that RICH FAMILY.

        I am sure there was no bids put out when that distillery was sold to the Greaves.

        Those MILLIONS could have gone to the GOVERNMENT’S COFFERS, thus HELPING POOR PEOPLE even further to LIFT themselves out of POVERTY. However, that PROSPECT would not have bear fruit, because the NDP GOVERNMENT was the ENEMY of POOR PEOPLE.

        In other words, it did not matter if the GREAVES did or did not support the NDP, the FACT would have REMAINED that their SUPERMARKET was a RIVAL of the PEOPLE’S SUPERMARKET called FOOD CITY.

        That said; these are some of what took place under the then NDP government.

        NDP had said BANANA was DEAD while it was the government of the day.

        The then NDP government CLOSED DOWN the SUGAR FACTORY, DIAMOND DAIRY and so many others, LEAVING MANY Vincentians, mostly the POOR, out of a job.

        How could we forget about the DREADED SHIFT SYSTEM that took place under the NDP? The SCHOOL SYSTEM was in SHAMBLES.

        It was, it seems, part of the MASTER PLAN of making Vincentians DEPENDENT on GOVERNMENT for HANDOUTS.

        The most TERRIBLE of policies by the DREADED NDP, which dramatically lessened the DEVELOPMENT of Vincentians, was the POOR RELIEF PROGRAMME.

        One examples of this was when able bodied men and women became DEPENDENT on POOR RELIEF instead of becoming self sufficient.

        It is that GENERATION that grew up under the NDP who still to this day LOOK to GOVERNMENT for handouts instead of trying to take steps available to them to better themselves. This DEPENDENCY SYNDROME has STIFLED the DEVELOPMENT of SVG.

        When you add the squatting culture under the NDP, which has caused numerous problems for this current government, one has to wonder how Eustace could be so BAREFACE as to claim that the NDP cares about POOR PEOPLE.

        Their cry about CARING for POOR PEOPLE is not genuine. Their record is there to support my position. They just want another OPPORTUNITY to MANIPULATE and EXPLOIT the VULNERABLE in the SOCIETY as they did during their 17 years in office.

        This BLESSED NATION has PRACTICALLY LOST a GENERATION because of the EXPLOITATION of the POOR by the NDP.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 5, 2012, 23:09
    • Are you CONFIRMING THIS, VINCY POWA ? (Osborne Samuel.)

      Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 6, 2012, 12:22
      • STEVE_HUGGINS, yes, I am CONFIRMING that VINCYPOWA is the ONLY name that I have ever used on Kenton Chance’s BLOG.

        Nevertheless, I am SMILING because these attempts by you and the others are a CLEAR INDICATION that VINCYPOWA has had a MAJOR IMPACT on all the NDP FANATICS and RALPH HATERS on Kenton Chance’s BLOG.

        The DIFFERENCE between me and you guys is this; I have more MENTAL STAMINA and ENDURANCE than all of you guys put together. But more IMPORTANTLY, I am FOCUSED at the TASK at hand.

        I am here for a reason and NO ONE, no matter the attempts at DISTRACTIONS, is going to prevent me from achieving it.

        If you have any doubts of this, you can ask SAADISS. He will tell you all about my FOCUS, STAMINA and ENDURANCE.

        I have no FEAR of the ENEMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and this ULP GOVERNMENT. That is why I have stated that you’re not going to find a more PATRIOTIC and NATIONALIST Vincentian than VINCYPOWA.

        See you around, BUB.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 7, 2012, 12:32
  9. HOW WIDESPREAD was that “schools SHIFT SYSTEM” that you talk so much about, Vincy Powa ?

    WHERE was it implemented ? And, FOR HOW LONG ?

    Posted by STEVE_HUGGINS | July 6, 2012, 12:20
    • Steve, whenever you see that ‘see you around bub’, it means you got him. He has still yet to answer how closing down 3 major supermarkets was going to benefit our economy.

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 7, 2012, 18:15
  10. As usual a bunch of too-too trying to give people the impression you know what the hell yo are talking about. All you can do is resort back to the NDP and what they did in the 17 years in office. All the fart you typed above has nothing to do with the fact that the little boy Ralph, made an election promise to shut down 3 supermarkets because they did not support him [or so he thought]. It didn’t matter how many people were employed at these institutions, the man pledged to close them down. Now that’s the height of stupidity that only seems to come from you and him. No other member of the ULP ever spoke about this from what i could remember [i could be wrong] because they all knew this was nonsense. You see, he didn’t care that poor people would have been out of a job, because that means they would have had to depend on his heavy set ass for money, and that the way he likes it. Imagine that, pledging to close down 3 major supermarket!!!!!! what utter crap from the so call brightest man in the caribbean. And the silly people that live on his every word actually cheered that shit…. i’ve heard the tape many a times.
    so all the nonsense you typed above which i didn’t bother to read, go wrap that up in toilet paper and wipe your leader’s batty. And if you don’t have any toilet paper, don’t worry, greaves have some on sale.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 6, 2012, 16:22
    • VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, again, you’re too DENSE to UNDERSTAND the RHETORIC of a POLITICAL CAMPAIGN is all I have to say to you on that issue, because COMMONSENSE you’re CLEARLY LACKING.

      Vincy In Bad Shape, you UNDERSTAND the RHETORIC of POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, or the CULTURE of POLITICS, LET ME KNOW.

      In the MEANTIME, again, the GREAVES are SMART BUSINESS PEOPLE. They’re not going to INVEST MILLIONS OF DOLLARS in a SUPERMARKET on the LEEWARD coast if they did not have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of this BLESSED NATION.

      Moreover, an INVESTOR is NOT going to SPEND over 400 MILLION DOLLARS to BUILD a FIVE STAR RESORT on MAINLAND ST. VINCENT if he did not have CONFIDENCE in the GOVERNMENT of St. VINCENT and the Grenadines and its VISIONARY PRIME MINISTER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, especially when it comes to the BUILDING of the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGYLE.

      If you want FURTHER EVIDENCE that INVESTORS have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, under the VISIONARY LEADERSHIP of Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, just look at the 10 year $40,000,000 Bond ISSUE, which was AUCTIONED back in APRIL and was OVERSUBSCRIBED by $285,000.00. And then you had the 25 million dollar 91-day Treasury bill issue in June, which too was OVERSUBSCRIBED by over 20 MILLION DOLLARS.

      If INVESTORS did not have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of SVG, under the VISIONARY LEADERSHIP of Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, the POSITIVE REACTION RECEIVED from INVESTORS would NOT have taken place.

      Of course, LACK of VISION and LEADERLESS ARNHIM EUSTACE of the NDP PREDICTED that INVESTORS would not reaction POSITIVELY to the $40,000,000 bond issue, because he said they had no confidence in the economy of SVG under Gonsalves.

      In other words, the PRIVATE SECTOR has UTMOST CONFIDENCE in the HANDLE of the ECONOMY of St. Vincent and the Grenadines by ULP and its LEADER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves.

      As always, POOR EUSTACE got it WRONG.

      If you’re too DENSE to UNDERSTAND something so FUNDAMENTALLY SIMPLE, there is NO HOPE for U.

      That said; I know you and the other RALPH HATERS ENJOY SUPPORTING LOSERS, so continue your support for EUSTACE and the NDP. However, if you want to SUPPORT WINNERS, then Dr. GONSALVES and his ULP GOVERNMENT are the ONLY OPTION AVAILABLE to you.

      By the way, how does it FEEL to that you have to EAT CROW once more when the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGYLE is COMPLETED?

      As a PATRIOTIC VINCENTIAN and a NATIONALIST, it sometimes PAINS ME to see how EASILY U and the other RALPH HATERS CONTINUE to be EXPLOITED by the PROPAGANDA and SCAREMONGERING of Eustace and the NDP.

      In CLOSING, do you have any IDEA what the ALTERNATIVE VISION and PLANS are by the LEADERLESS EUSTACE and the NDP in the DEVELOPMENT and FORWARD PROGRESS of SVG outside of SELLING VINCENTIAN PASSPORTS to FOREIGNERS?

      By the way, it is TRULY SAD how U and the others call yourselves patriotic VINCENTIANS, yet would SUPPORT that WORTHLESS and SELLOUT POLITICAL PARTY called the NDP. But then again, maybe you want St. Vincent and the Grenadines to RETURN to the DAYS of when it was the LAUGHING STOCK of the Caribbean under the MITCHELL/EUSTACE REGIME, which is you and the others are RALPH HATER.
      By the way, I LOOK FORWARD to when you open your mind and eyes to the FACT that ‘VINCY IN GOOD SHAPE’ under this PROGRESSIVE ULP GOVERNMENT and we are not going back to the days of when ‘VINCY IN BAD SHAPE’ under EUSTACE and the NDP.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 7, 2012, 16:57
      • Osbourne Samuel, I think i can call you that, after all, you and I are real close, you just don’t know it. So you are telling me that this was all election talk? Yeah, and i’m the dense one. Please explain to me what was his intentions here? Here is a man who at the time was seeking to become the Prime Minister of the country, he didn’t have the job as yet, but here he was threatening to take a living away from hundreds of vincentians. And the sad part is, people applauded this. AND THE FOOLS BEHIND HIM ON STAGE SAT THERE SILENTLY AND COULDN’T UTTER A WORD. Even though i know for a fact that a couple members of the ULP, who were on the very stage, had people working at these institutions. And, it wasn’t like ralph was saying that this was a ULP policy, no, THIS WAS A RALPH POLICY. This was all him!!!! This was the little boy in action who was hurt that the Greaves, Veira and Bonadie did not support. What a way to tell poor people you love them, by putting them out of a job!!! As abijah sang this year, ralph really loves the poor.

        Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 8, 2012, 19:56
      • VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, again, when you LEARN the CULTURE of POLITICS, especially during an election campaign, it will make SENSE to you.

        Let me put it this way, because I SENSE that you’re STRUGGLING to GRASP what that was about.

        The GREAVES were not just OWNERS of a SUPERMARKET. They’re a MAJOR FINANCIAL SUPPORTER of the NDP.

        So when you look at things in that CONTEXT, especially in the HEAT of an ELECTION CAMPAIGN, what was so SURPRISING about that KIND of CAMPAIGN/ELECTION RHETORIC?

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 9, 2012, 23:30
  11. Is that all the PM can say to hide his shame and frustration at the advancement of the Greaves inspite of his efforts to shut them down. The PM is a sick, fat crack pot. Too disgusting is this man.

    Posted by justice | July 8, 2012, 14:48
  12. POWA, it is clear to everyone here that you have an investment in the present government. Whether they give you money or they employ you, or they pay you money to be on blogs spreading lies all day long. But you are taking this thing too far, it wasn’t just an election rhetoric, the man wasted millions of vincentian dollars and bring in food city to try and shut down the Greaves, an institution that have employed vincentians for many years. He didn’t care about the workers of the supermarket, he didn’t care about their families that would be hurt if Greaves went under, he just didn’t care.
    And the Greaves building a new supermarket doesn’t mean that they have confidence in the economy, anyone with any sense knows that in bad economy most things can be done for way less that they would have. That supermarket cost 11 mill but in a better economy it might have cost 15 mill, but since things are so bad, one can make deals with their suppliers and contractors and workers to take a lower amount than they normally would, because they have no choice. And let’s not forget the ongoing cost of running a supermarket is mainly staff, and with this economy in shambles they could pay 150ec a week and they would still have thousands of applications for those jobs.
    People like you make me sick Powa. Country sellouts, that’s what the lot of you are, shame and disgrace.

    Posted by blane | July 10, 2012, 11:22
  13. Osbourne Powa Samuel, so what if they were major supporters of the NDP? That’s their right to support whomever they want. The fact is they employ hundreds of our people and like i said before, I KNOW FOR A FACT THAT FAMILY MEMBERS OF CERTAIN MINISTERS WERE EMPLOYED AT THESE SUPERMARKETS AT THE TIME OF THE PROMISE. And they sat there and said nothing. It was amazing to behold. Here was a man standing up and proclaiming that he was going to put family members of some of his ministers out of a job, and the dumb fools sat there and said nothing. You waste tax payers money pumping money into food city and look where we are, back to the same greaves with your food city dead and buried.
    I hope people understand who we are dealing with here: He didn’t care that people would be out of a job, all this man cares about is himself. Which brings it back to what everyone always said. Once you are against Ralph he will find someway to get at you. He’s a little boy of the highest order.
    This is not the only example of how stupid and childish this guy is, and it seems he always forgets what he says. Its been eleven years and he’s given quite a few of this crap.
    Why would he care about poor people? he’s in powa now, too hell with the rest. Osbourne you guys are made for each other. He won’t rule forever bro, no one does.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 10, 2012, 15:08
  14. Blane, my INVESTMENT in this GOVERNMENT has to do with the BETTERMENT of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. I look at both parties and their LEADERS and there is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER in my MIND as to which party and which LEADER are BEST to GOVERN my BLESSED HOMELAND of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, especially in these times.

    If that is not the INTEREST that you have, the BETTERMENT of SVG, then CLEARLY we’re on DIFFERENT pages.

    I can ASSURE you that I have a SELFLESS, PASSIONATE and GENUINE LOVE for SVG. Moreover, I am a NATIONALIST and a TRUE PATRIOT.

    It is in those context that I support the governing party and its leader.

    In other words, I have UTMOST CONFIDENCE in the ULP and its CHARISMATIC and KNOWLEDGEABLE LEADER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, in the DEVELOPMENT and FORWARD MOVEMENT of this BLESSED NATION forward.

    I am not NAIVE to THINK that the governing party doesn’t have faults or flaws. However, when I look at the ALTERNATIVE, which makes me CRINGE, the governing party and its leader are HEAD and SHOULDERS the BEST PARTY and LEADER, at this time, to GOVERN St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    That said; THE GREAVES or any SENSIBLE BUSINESS PERSONS are not in the BUSINESS of INVESTING in whatever project to LOSE MONEY. No WISE BUSINESS MAN or WOMAN is going to SPEND MILLIONS of DOLLARS if they have not look at the ECONOMY ENVIRONMENT and then DETERMINE whether or not it is RIPE to INVEST.

    The GREAVES have already done their due diligence, short term and long term. They have seen the BIG PICTURE and have POSITIONED themselves to BENEFIT from the ECONOMIC BOOM that will TAKE PLACE in SVG.

    I know the GREAVES and EVERY OTHER SAVVY and SMART BUSINESS PERSONS are out to make a PROFIT in any VENTURE that they INVEST their MONEY in, so I would CONCLUDE that they have CONFIDENCE in the ECONOMY of SVG.

    Do you think it was by CHANCE that the GREAVES BUILT the SUPERMARKET in the VICINITY of the only 5 STAR RESORT in SVG?

    Moreover, the LOCATION is very STRATEGIC, because its PRESENCE SERVES and is CONVENIENT to MANY COMMUNITIES in that part of the LEEWARD COAST.

    The PRIVATE SECTOR has CONFIDENCE in this ULP GOVERNMENT and its PRIME MINISTER, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 10, 2012, 15:27
  15. VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, again, whenever you are in the HEIGHT of a CAMPAIGN SEASON, those who OPPOSED your PARTY and who are known FINANCIERS, for example, of the OPPOSITION PARTY or the GOVERNING PARTY, tend to be UP for some LICKS, so to speak, on the CAMPAIGN TRAIL.

    Moreover, the GREAVES SUPERMARKET was a COMPETITOR of FOOD CITY, a GOVERNMENT ENTITY, so that kind of language on during the rigors of campaign is not unusual.

    Take for INSTANCE, you had the SPOKESPERSON of the OPPOSITION PARTY stating on the campaign trail that if Ken Boyea walk passed him he would KICK HIM IN HIS FACE, just because he supported the NO VOTE in the referendum.

    We as a people NEED to MATURE POLITICALLY.

    There is no way that the government would want the GREAVES, the BONADIES and the VEIRAS to FAIL because that would only HURT the ECONOMY of the country.

    At the same time, the governing party had to market the FOOD CITY to the public and the campaign trail was an opportune time, because of the presence of thousands of people.

    That said; a little picong towards your competitor doesn’t hurt nobody.

    Again, we must stop take everything literally and start looking at the context of how and when these uttering were made.

    That said; we can look at the record of the ULP, as it pertains to the POOR, and that of the NDP to see who has the BEST INTEREST of the POOR at HEART.

    There is ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT WHATSOEVER in my MIND that the POLICY and the PROGRAMS of the ULP over the past 11 years have BENEFITED the POOR of this BLESSED NATION than the 17 years of the then NDP government.

    It is not even CLOSE.

    In fact, I CHALLENGE you right here on this BLOG on which PARTY has done the MORE to ELEVATE the LIVES of the POOR in this country.

    You put forward your case and I will do the same.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 11, 2012, 09:24
    • You see, this is why you will never be taken seriously Osbourne. You are on every blog there is, you are on facebook cussing people out on a daily and taking the NDP to pieces for every slip up, weather in words or actions. So you are in no way qualified to talk about taking things literally. And you always want the opportunity to go back to the “Ralph” list of things that people are “supposed’ to do when they are in power. Not this time bro. Tell me why poor people who clean our streets can’t get paid when they are supposed.
      But i ove what you said about being politically mature, and that my friend does not describe you, and Ralph. The thing that should be more troubling to you and other vincies is the amount of crap that this man has uttered in the name of political picong. Hell the man even went to the leeward end and confronted a citizen face to face for a fight. This is the same man who refused to make a joint statement about the election violence with Eustace, all for political picong, and the fact that he does not care about the citizens of this country. But when he made the statement, it made you laugh sitting in your chair in New York, right Osbourne??? While people were killing themselves, the man who love the people choose to make fun of the situation, and you laughed at it.

      There is no way you can convince me that you both aren’t sick people.

      All in the name of political picong, putting people out of a job, lol. YOU REALLY CAN’T MAKE THIS SHIT UP.!!!

      See you on the next blog Osbourne…. i mean bub. Sic people i tell you

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 15, 2012, 11:30
      • VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, the mere FACT that you have gone out of your way to post on this blog that I am Osbourne Samuel shows that I am very much taken SERIOUSLY. Feel free to tell us who you are, that way I can know more of this relative of mine.

        That said; I challenge you to provide the posts/statements for the past SIX MONTHS where I have been cussing people out on a DAILY on Facebook. I am PUTTING that CHALLENGE to you; let us see who is telling truth and who is LYING.

        Here is your OPPORTUNITY to be seen as someone who should be taken seriously. However, I know you’re GOING TO FAIL, because you won’t be able to come up with three days of me cussing people out on Facebook over the past six months, much less SIX MONTHS worth of what you’re claiming.

        Look, you are losing it now. Let me get this straight, are you saying that Dr. Gonsalves went to the Leeward side to confront a citizen face to face for a fight?

        I have never seen anything so RIDICULOUS and ABSURD in my LIFE. I thought I saw it all from these NDP FANATICS, but that one BEATS the CAKE.

        Again, I CHALLENGE you to PROVIDE the EVIDENCE that Dr. Gonsalves went to the leeward side to CONTRONT FACE to FACE a citizen to a FIGHT. While you are at it, make sure you tell us WHY DID Dr. Gonsalves, according to you, went to FIGHT this person.

        The more I continue reading your post the more you are appearing loco.

        I will end it there because it is just a WASTE of TIME responding to the REST of your SILLY talk.

        Again, I look forward to the answers on the CUSSING people DAILY on Facebook and Dr. Gonsalves went to the leeward side to confront a citizen face to face for a fight issues.

        See you around…uhm…since I do not know your name, I will have to say, BUB.

        I hope you do not mind, right cousin.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 17, 2012, 10:06
  16. VINCYPOWA, regardless of all your political spin, you are a known liar and deceiver.

    We all know what GONSALVES said about the GREAVES and VEIRAS.

    LET HIM NOW APOLOGISE FOR WHAT HE SAID, NOT PAY LIARS TO TRY AND REFUTE WHAT HE SAID.

    Posted by Peter | July 13, 2012, 06:44
  17. Lol i just have to laugh at all your nonsense Vincypowa. Have you ever stayed at a five star resort?? i can assure you that Buccament is not a 5 star resort, for that to the possible everything has to be five star. You have to have 5 star chefs, five star services, amenities, everything. Buccament don’t even have proper equipment to deal with fires. Have you ever heard of Raffles in Canouan, I think we can all agree that Raffles is on a whole other level compared to Buccament. And you need to shut up when your talking about you know the ULP have fault. You defend every single thing they do, you are a lunatic and spread nothing but lies and propaganda.

    Tell me Idiotpowa, When a government destroyed all industries and all sectors, Banana, tourism and don’t forget that our healthcare service is now at 4th world status, you are telling me with any sense in your head that they are doing good for the country. You are an idiot sir, a sell out, and a liar and a man with no conscience of care for anyone else but yourself. Ralph said, no pleaded with shame in the budget debate, that he was going to turn around the economy in June, and i gave him an extra 13 days into July and our economy is still in the shitter, with no chance of turning around.

    You need to stop with your idiocy and act like a big man and stop fooling yourself about what is going on. Look at crime in Vincy, it’s out of control, Vincentians are scared to return home to visit. I had a friend who went home and didn’t want to take his kids with him, because of fear of danger, I have never heard anyone being scared to return home under James Michelle Government. You are a sick, twisted, individual and a sellout. I heard many ULP supporters say that Michelle’s time was way better than now, people are turning back from Ralph and his foolishness. What do you think an Airport is?? do you think an airport is going to solve our problems, it’s going to take more than 15 years for air travel to reach any significant levels for us to benefit. A man fool a whole bunch of people with an airport, that he is taxing them to death to build and they supporting him for that. Sometimes i just have to laugh at the idiocy.

    Posted by blane | July 13, 2012, 13:46
    • Blane, your lunacy is quite amusing, but allow me to BRING you BACK to REALITY.
      http://buccamentbay.com/team/
      As I said, the Buccament Bay Resort is FIVE STAR.

      I am suggesting that you do some REAL RESEARCH before you speak on matters that you clearly do not know anything about, apart from hearing it being bandied about by NDP operatives over the airwaves and in other quarters. It will help you to lessen the count of you MAKING a FOOL of yourself on a regular basis.

      That said; you speak of this government destroying all industries (LAUGHABLE), but I feel that you made a mistake, because the only government I know of that has killed and destroyed industries in SVG was the then NDP government under Arnhim Eustace and James Mitchell.

      We have for examples, the sugar industry, the Diamond Dairy, the Arrowroot industry, the stone crushing industry, the coconut oil industry, Ottley Hall Marina, numerous factories at Campden Park end up closing, etc. This caused thousands of hard working people to lose their jobs.

      For example, a once striving Georgetown became a GHOST TOWN under the then NDP government.

      That then led to poor people becoming increasingly more dependent on the NDP government for so-called POOR RELIEF totaling FIFTY DOLLARS per month. This fifty dollars stipend did not change for over 16 years.

      Moreover, the culture of SQUATTING and BEGGING for HANDOUTS took hold in SVG and became the HALLMARK of the 17 years of GOVERNANCE by the NDP.

      Therefore, Blane, to defend the record of that NDP government takes guts, because their record is a LESSON on how not to govern a COUNTRY. The mere fact that you want the same NDP to return to govern, especially in these times, only shows that you are BLIND, DEAF and IGNORANT.

      Anyhow, this ULP government has work hard to save the banana industry, which was dying under the NDP, by investing over 100 million dollars to keep it afloat since it took office from the inept NDP in 2001.

      In fact, when the WISE PEOPLE of SVG gave the reign of governance to the ULP in 2001, the Bananas Growers Association was 31 MILLION DOLLARS in DEBT. Therefore, when you and the other nutty supporters of the NDP talk about the ULP killed banana, it was already on its deathbed when this government came to office in 2001.

      That said; crime is out of control compare to what islands in the region? Vincentians are coming home more and more to stay. Many have come from the UK and the USA to enjoy their retirement years in the land of their birth.

      As for those who tend to visit during carnival and Christmas, the numbers might be a bit down, because of the global economic crisis, which has affected everyone, both near and far. Nevertheless, the tourism industry is looking good despite the economic difficulties abroad.

      As for crime, I want you to name a country anywhere in the region that has not seen an increase in criminal activities in the past twelve years. Nevertheless, the FACT remains that SVG is o ne of the SAFEST countries in the region, period.

      Look, from the looks of your comments, you know ABSOLUTELY nothing about the SIGNIFICANCE of the INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at Argyle.

      Why do you think we have a FIVE STAR RESORT on MAINLAND St. Vincent?

      Since you appear to be oblivious as to what is going on, let me help you out a bit. The only reasons we have a FIVE STAR RESORT on MAINLAND St. Vincent is the coming on stream of the International Airport at Argyle. That RESORT has led to thousands of Vincentians being hired, and its presence has influenced the building of the Greaves supermarket at Pembroke. Therefore, while you continue to make SILLY and IGNORANT comments, we are seeing the POSITIVE effects the International Airport at Argyle will have on the development and forward progress of SVG.

      As for FOOLING people, I guess you are one of the ones who were told to VOTE or SUPPORT the NP VOTE because the proposed new constitution would have led to Vincentians unable to travel to Canada without a visa. Better yet, Dr. Gonsalves’ face would have been on the five-dollar bill if the YES VOTE won the referendum. Oh yeah, Dr. Gonsalves would take one of your properties if you had more than one. Since I am on a role, I might as well mention the one about returning Vincentians would not get their pension from Britain if they vote YES for the referendum.

      That is how easy it was to dupe you and the rest of the fanatical supporters of the NDP. No one could have put the WOOL over my EYES in that manner.

      See you around BUB.

      Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 17, 2012, 16:18
  18. LET HIM START TO BE A REAL MAN, THROWING AWAY THE CLOAK OF COWARDICE.

    Posted by Peter | July 14, 2012, 13:25
  19. Vincypowa even by your hotel standards and ratings of the guest buccament bay is not five star. http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotel_Review-g147380-d1719145-Reviews-Buccament_Bay_Resort-St_Vincent_St_Vincent_and_the_Grenadines.html. check out that link, tripadvisor gave it a 4 star the most. 4 STARS VINCPOWA, this is not an NDP site, it’s a very reputable hotel review site. You are a big idiot, i suspect your going to ignore this evidence, but whatever, here it is. Buccament managed to get 4 star not even 4 and a half. Other resorts in the grenadines like i told you got 5 star ratings.

    I have stayed at 4 star hotels that are superior to buccament. Just stop with foolishness and relax. Ralph is not God so stop saying the man could never do no wrong. And i keep telling your ignorant a.., i am not a part of any party, i thought Ralph was the man for the job until i went home to visit and saw the state of Vincy. And if Mr Eustace gets in government, i will be the first one to tell him my mind when needs be. You just don’t get it, the people are the ones who have to keep the government in check, just voting is not enough, your job is to make sure they use that vote properly and if they don’t, get rid of them. You are not to defend them and be the best friends and buddies. WHAT A FOOL YOU ARE.

    Posted by blane | July 18, 2012, 13:04
  20. BLANE, your STUPIDITY knows no BOUNDS. First off, the TRIPADVSIOR rating is beyond 4 STARS. Maybe you need to CHECK your EYES for cataracts.

    That said; the ratings on Tripadvisors come from persons who have stayed at the resort. What does their ratings have to do with the BUCCAMENT BAY RESORT being FIVE STAR?

    I can tell by your CONFUSION that you have never ever been to a FIVE STAR HOTEL in your LIFE, because you do not know what makes a HOTEL/RESORT a FIVE STAR.

    I even gave you a link to help guide you to understand why the Buccament Bay Resort is a FIVE STAR and you came back with a link from TripAdvisor of the visitors’ ratings based on their comments about their experience/stay at the hotel.

    It NEVER AMAZES me how IGNORANT these NDP SUPPORTERS are. Unfortunately, they’re just MIMICKING the party they support, the INEPT NDP.

    BLANE, I am not GOING to HOLD your HAND anymore. I suggesting that you ask someone what is the DIFFERENCE between the RATINGS by VISITORS who stayed at a FIVE STAR RESORT/HOTEL and that of a RESORT/HOTEL being FIVE STAR.

    I know what I have stated is QUITE COMPLICATED for you, so allow someone with a BIT of COMMONSENSE to EXPLAIN it to you.

    That said, here is a KNOWN COMPANY that RATES HOTELS/RESORT around the GLOBE…I want you to tell me how many STARS it gave the BUCCAMENT BAY RESORT.

    http://www.fivestaralliance.com/luxury-hotels/st-vincent/buccament-bay-spa-and-resort

    Now that I have somewhat ENLIGHTENED you about the DIFFERENCE between the RATINGS from VISITORS and that of the ACTUAL STAR RATING of the RESORT, I hope it helps to get rid of your IGNORANCE.

    Just in case you’re still a BIT PUZZLED, think ACCOMMODATIONS when you’re THINKING of a HOTEL/RESORT’s STAR RATINGS.

    Allow me to POST the most RECENT REVIEW from a VISITOR of the BUCCAMENT BAY RESORT.

    “St. Vincent Carnival wow, Sunset Rum wow, and Buccament Bay wow, all 3 what a combination.
    This is a new hotel, still not finished, very expensive but if you want comfort, piece and quiet and quality this hotel is the one.

    Its about 25 minutes from the airport in a small town in Layou. It has white sand beach, Tennis courts, gym, restaurants, football pitch, there still building a casino and more apartments.

    They have 1,2 bedroom apartments each has its own balcony with sun loungers and table and chairs, along with jacuzzi pool on the balcony which comes with complimentary massage.

    This hotel still has some building works going on, but the place is so beautiful you that would not bother you. The beach is so clean, you don’t want to leave, I was so relaxed on the beach I did not realize I the was sun burnt until in the evening. The weather in July is so hot but it has down pours of rain for 5-10 minutes some days.

    If you want to get away from a busy lifestyle, this is the place to be, the Island doesnt have that much to do, great place for couples, honeymoon, weddings, somewhere to relax and unwind.

    Beach parties on the island are excellent.

    This place beat some of the hotels in Las Vegas and Jamaica for class and comfort.”

    That person gave her stay/experience at the resort FIVE STARS.

    That said, if you went home to SVG and COMPARED it to the SVG of 2000 or prior and CONCLUDED that it is in a worse STATE then CLEARLY you’re a BLOCKHEAD.

    That said; if the people get RID of the ULP, FEEL FREE to tell us how the NDP is going to do BETTER than it did.

    In other words, what is the NDP’s ALTERNATIVE PLAN to DEVELOP and MOVE SVG FORWARD in these DIFFICULT TIMES?

    I look forward to that answer. However, I know all I am going to get is more mumbo jumbo talk from you.

    SEE you around BUB.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 19, 2012, 01:45
  21. BRO, cussing people is what you do, even when you are on non-political sites discussing non-political issues, once someone disagrees, its on. No one dare challenge the great VP, on anything. And you are the king of facebook, i have no doubt about that, you know what you’ve done and whom you’ve done it too. No need for me to bring proof.

    Speaking of proof, if you say that Ralph did not go to Chatto to confront a citizen, why do you need to know why he went to confront an individual? In you mind the incident never happened, right? Or, are you vaguely familiar with such and incident? If you are, feel free to clarify for me.

    But this confidence in economy and Greaves is what has me cracking up as the latest from king ralph. Remember, you are there too swallow everything from ralph, and i mean everything.

    Bank sale, no bank sale, yes bank sold because it was about too collapse. [You know, come to think of it, that one might be the greatest] The man went to TnT and thank the central bank for the loan to save the bank from sure collapse, and left guys like you, who steadfastly denied this was taking place to wipe up his shit.

    The phones cut off for lack of payment…… its the civil servants fault. They use the phones too much. No one cared at the time that they was using the government phones to call Lynch and cuss him.

    and there’s lot more examples i can give as too how silly you are. Mind you, you are family, so i know you are not dumb, you are just plain silly. Ain’t no shame in that, you are still going to be invited to the family BBQ.

    So about your so call political piconing with this issue. You have to be a real silly billy to come up with this one. The facts are the facts and anyone who heard this speech knew how serious Ralph was about this, and you being a silly follower, who claim to love SVG, didn’t even think of the ramifications of such a bold promise. I will repeat it for your pee brain to understand. THE MAN WAS WILLING TO CLOSE DOWN THE THREE BIGGEST SUPERMARKETS IN THE COUNTRY BECAUSE THE OWNERS DIDN’T SUPPORT HIM. Let this digest in your small mind for a second or two………….. good now swallow hard.

    Now, i have no idea how many people were employed at these places at the time so i’m going to ball park it. Greaves A/V, and Kingstown, maybe about 300. Viera, with its different locations, maybe about 250. Bonadie, 1 and 2, Maybe about 150. So our crime minister was willing to put 700 people out of work, for his own selfish reasons, and you constantly try to defend that????? And he and yourself claim he loves the poor people of this nation??? I won’t like to see what he would promise to do if he hates them.

    Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 19, 2012, 15:52
  22. VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, just as I thought, ALL TALK and NO EVIDENCE. Now that we have put that Facebook delusion of yours to REST, let us see what else you have to offer.

    You are the one who said that the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, went to the leeward side to “CONTRONT FACE to FACE a citizen to a FIGHT.”

    I find your STATEMENT UTTERLY RIDICULOUS and ABSURD, that the PRIME MINISTER of St. Vincent and the Grenadines would LEAVE his RESIDENCY to go all the way in, as you said, CHATTO, to CONTRONT FACE to FACE a CITIZEN to a FIGHT.
    People who read this RIDICULOUS and SLANDEROUS STATEMENT of yours would like to know why the PRIME MINISTER went to Chatto to confront this citizen face to face to a fight. Since you have the answers, tell us what this FIGHT was about and what is the name of this citizen.

    That said; I have no REASON to CLARIFY your RIDICULOUS and IRRESPONSIBLE statement. You will have to do that on your own. That is why I asked you the questions, so I expect you to clear it up for me, because I have never heard something so outrageous in all my life.

    Look, if you are going to speak on an issue, make sure you do so in a coherent manner. This kind of drib and drab approach of raising an issue is not going to lead to any meaningful discussion. For example, if you want to talk about the bank then explain to me why you disapprove of the divestment of 51% shares to a private banking institution

    By the way, do you know what the state of the bank’s financial portfolio was when the current government took office in 2001 from the NDP?

    That said; what is so hard to phantom that a businessperson would position himself to benefit from the extremely likely positive impact that an International Airport on mainland St. Vincent is going to have on the economy of this blessed nation?

    I am puzzle by your inability to understand something so elementary.

    All this talk about the PM went to Trinidad to thank the central bank for the loan to save the NCB is just SILLY TALK on your part. Frankly, it is the kind of SILLY PROPAGANDA that the NDP is known for, and like the typical cheerleader, you are mimicking their modus operandi.

    That said; I guess you do not know anything about POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS, as demonstrated every time you bring up the topic of what Dr. Gonsalves said about CK Greaves, a business that FINANCIALLY supports the OPPOSITION PARTY to DEFEAT the governing party in the election. Yes, he was very serious when he made the statement that Food City, a government entity, was going to compete vigorously against their supermarket.

    Again, if you understood the political culture of election campaigns, then you would not have been as confused by something as elementary as the “fighting” words of a leader against a financier of the main political foe of his party and government. This is elementary stuff that one tends to hear on the campaign trail during an election, so I do not understand why it is so difficult for you to understand.
    Maybe you should do a bit more reading on the subject. I am sure it will open your eyes and mind as to how political campaigns work during an election. Moreover, it will help you to MATURE politically as well.

    That said; yYou have not given one IOTA of an example of how silly you have deluded yourself to believe that I am. All I see is the same SILLY propaganda that has become the hallmark of the inept NDP coming from your FINGERTIPS to KEYS.

    The RECORD is there to PROVE that when it comes to the POOR, there is no GOVERNMENT, through their PLANS, POLICIES and PROGRAMMES, that has DEMONSTRATED it cares about the UPLIFTMENT of the POOR in the society as part of its VISION to DEVELOP St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

    If you believe otherwise, we can put it to the test. You tell me what the NDP did for the POOR during its 17 years in OFFICE and I will counter with what this current government has done on behalf of the poor since it came to office 12 years ago.

    Then we will let the readers be the JUDGE as to which GOVERNMENT is TRULY the POOR PEOPLE’S CHAMPION.
    I have ABSOLUTELY NO DOUBT that it is a NO CONTEST in FAVOR of the CURRENT ULP government over that of the then BACKWARD NDP government.

    So anytime you ready, just go right ahead.
    In closing, I know that you are not going to partake in this exercise because you and I know that you cannot come up with three things, if that much, that the NDP did in its 17 years in office that uplifted the lives of the poor in this country.

    Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 20, 2012, 10:17
    • Osbourne, [Simon Anderson is what you use for caribbean news now, damn you are popular] I’m sure you’ve never heard of such a thing with the prime minister and chatto, but you are on caribbean news now, using simon anderson, fighting with Markie Spring about who was fighting who in Chatto…. hmmmmm funny.

      Well, as usual, the only thing you have to contribute the usual mumbo jumbo. You know, ‘who don’t understand this and who can’t comprehend that, and who can’s see something so elementary.’

      I know its difficult for you too understand certain things, especially when so call rumours become reality!!!!! Like this one: Eustace said bank was for sale, Ralph no, he said eustace was lying. Bank indeed was sold, Eustace revealed that it was because of the financial position of the bank [no money] why it was sold. King Liar denied it. Eusatce said the bank was about to collapse…. King liar denied it. Ralph then went and thank the CDB for saving the bank from certain collapse [those were his exact words.
      Hey, but what do I know……..

      About the elementary stuff that people tends to hear every election campaign, please tell me when and where you have heard of such nonsense of pledging to close down businesses when one get into power. I’m begging you please!!!!!!

      My friend, it seems like you are very fond of your ‘NDP is backward’ quote. But can you please explain to me how a forward government can lead the country to 4 straight years of negative growth?
      How a forward government can have its medical supplies to its general hospital cut off?
      How a forward government can have all its major telephones cut off?
      How a forward government cannot pay street workers for months?
      How a forward government, after 11 years in office cannot boast on any single thing they have done to create employment in this country?
      How a forward government can allow the same supermarket, it was going to use against the other giants, to have its water and lights cut off…… AT THE SAME DAMN TIME NO LESS.
      Don’t even get me started on the roads, the cross country roads, the national stadium, the three mass tents, and so many others.

      The bottom line is bro, you can spin this all you want about political picong, in fact, political picong is when candidates sling each other back and forth. Its usually against each other, not people who you think won’t vote for you. Come on bro, i’m giving you the benefit of the doubt, you are not this DUMB. That was said out of pure SPITE and EVIL!!!!! It may very well be the silliest promise of them all from Ralph, because like most others, he could not follow through on them. Shame!!!!!

      Posted by vincy in bad shape | July 21, 2012, 00:39
      • First off, it seems like your PARANOIA is getting the BEST of U. I guess that is the TRAIT of the NDP and their SUPPORTERS.

        That said; the FACT that you did not answer the CHATTO questions is all I need to know that your claim was nothing more than slander.

        Again, it is HIGHLY LAUGHABLE and sheer STUPIDITY on your part to BELIEVE that the Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, went to Chatto to CONFRONT FACE to FACE a CITIZEN to a FIGHT.

        Again, tell us why he went to confront the person face to face to a FIGHT, and who was this person?

        I did not come STRAIGHT out and say it, but I will say it now, because I gave you several opportunities to RETHINK what you said or EXPOUND on the claim that you made and you have FAILED in both cases.

        You’re a BOLDFACED LIAR. The PRIME MINISTER of St. Vincent and the Grenadines NEVER EVER went to CHATTO to CONFRONT a citizen FACE to FACE to a FIGHT.

        It seems like you enjoy SPREADING NEGATIVE PROPAGANDA and LIES about your country, which is why you have the alias “VINCY IN BAD SHAPE, “ but do not expect serious people to take these SILLY LIES of yours seriously. What they will do is EXPOSE you as the LIAR that you’re, just by telling you to provide the evidence.

        A story like the PRIME MINISTER went to CHATTO to CONFRONT FACE to FACE a CITIZEN to a FIGHT would have been all over the NEWSPAPERS, even on this Kenton Chance blog; however it is nowhere to be found, why is that?
        You cannot FIND it because it NEVER HAPPENED.
        Now that I have closed the chapter on those two LIES of your, Facebook and the PM, let me see what other WILD claims that you have to share.

        Your simplicities in understanding the bank issue only proves further that it is going to be waste engaging you in a debate. Again, all you’re going to do is raise old issues. I will address them; then ask certain questions of you; and you will ignore them by bringing up more issues that you clearly do not have any meaningful grasp of.

        Again, what was the STATE of the BANK when the ULP took OFFICE in 2001 from the NDP as compare to when the divestment of shares to a regional banking institution took place?

        Look, it is just a waste of time that I ask you that question, because you SIMPLY DO NOT KNOW. Therefore, allow me to EDUCATE you on the issue a bit, because I do not want you to drown yourself in more IGNORANCE for the rest of your life.

        When the ULP came to office in 2001 after the WISE PEOPLE of SVG said that they had enough of the CORRUPT and BACKWARD NDP, the public sector debt OWED to the bank was over 100 million dollars.

        So basically, the ULP INHERITED a PUBLIC SECTOR DEBT owed to the bank of 100 MILLION DOLLARS. That alone should tell you all there is to know about the bank under the corrupt NDP.

        In 2010 when the divestment of the bank took shape, the public sector debt was 160 million dollars.

        The LOAN from the CENTRAL BANK was just a replacement load of 100 million but at a LOWER INTEREST RATE.

        In every FACET of the BANK’S PORTFOLIO, it DID WAY BETTER under the ULP than it did under the NDP. Moreover, if you know the HISTORY of the bank, you would have known that the DIVESTMENT of the bank came up under the CATO and the Mitchell Administrations. In fact, when Eustace made his first and only BUDGET ADDRESS as PM, the DIVESTMENT of the bank was part of his representation.
        In other words, Eustace was looking, as you said, to SELL the BANK. Eustace would have probably sold it for peanuts outright, if one has to look at past transactions of state property under the NDP.

        Under this ULP government, when you looked at the bank’s PORTFOLIO, it was BIGGER and BETTER under this government than it ever was under the NDP.

        Moreover, when you add the 25 million dollars the bank had to write-off as uncollectible under the NDP for the Ottley Hall Marina and the Union Island projects, you know the bank was in deep trouble if the ULP did not come to the RESCUE.

        The bank is now BIGGER and BETTER because of the decision of the ULP. It was another wise decision by this ULP government. Now ordinary Vincentians have shares in the bank as well.

        After reading the rest of your empty noise, it is clear to me that you’re none other than Andy Lavia.

        For me to show you the many ways this governing party has been a FORWARD THINKING and PROGRESS GOVERNMENT, I would be here all day.

        Nevertheless, I will list some of the FOR$WARD PROGRESS and ACCOMPLISHMENTS of this PROGRESSIVE GOVERNMENT. I will start withthe 200 million dollars it saved the taxpayers of this country that Arnhim Eustace was going to pay FOREIGN BANKS for the Ottley Hall project and which was only valued at a mere 5 to 10 million dollars.
        Foolish Eustace had already paid 19 million dollars in just interest alone to these banks. It is Dr. Gonsalves who had to come to the rescue of this nation; else we would still be paying that money off. Moreover, with the global economic crisis, I so thank the WISE PEOPLE of this nation, because I do not know where SVG would have been if Eustace and the NDP were in charge.

        I can tell you this, there would not have been an EDUCATION REVOLUTION; an INCREASE of so-called POOR RELIEF from 50 dollars under the NDP to 225 dollars under the ULP; there would be no NATIONAL LIBRARY; NO RABACCA BRIDGE; NO NEW PRIMARY or SECONDARY SCHOOLS; NO LEARNING RESEARCH CENTRES in every CONSTITUENCY; NO construction or reconstruction of the WINDWARD HIGHWAY from FANCY To KINGSTOWN; NO CONSTRUCTION of over 700 MEDIUM, LOW and NO INCOME HOUSES; NO CONSTRUCTION of a MODERN MEDICAL HOSPITAL in Georgetown; NO polyclinics; NO CATSCAN machine; NO 100% HOME MORTAGE for PUBLIC SERVANTS, NURSES, TEACHERS and POLICE OFFICERS; NO TITLE DEED for POOR PEOPLE TO OWN THEIR OWN PROPERTY; NO BUILDING of the BRIDGE that CONNECTS FRANCOIS to VERMONT; NO THREE NEW MEDICAL SCHOOLS; NO BUCCAMENT BAY RESORT; NO BUILDING OF AN INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT at ARGYLE; NO REFURBISING of the ARNOS VALE PLAYING FIELD; NO TEN CENTS PER SQUARE FOOT LAND for POOR PEOPLE; NO Windward Water Project at a cost of $23 million; NO COMPLETION OF the DALLAWAY WATER PROJECT; NO PETRO CARIBE AGREEMENT which has brought much BENEFITS to this NATION; NO 27 MILLION DOLLARS STORAGE FACILITY; NO 35 MILLION INSTALLATION AT the LOWMANS POWER PLANT of a FURTHER 8.5 MEGAWATSS CAPACITY; NO COLLECTION of GARBAGE NATIONWIDE; NO SECOND LANDFILL at BELLE ISLE; NO NEW PRISON at BELLE ISLE; NO VAT, which replaced the CONSUMPTION TAX; NO REDUCTION in INDIGENT POOR from 27% to under 2%; NO INCREASE in WAGES, three times.

        Look, I can go on and on.

        There has not been a MORE FORWARD THINKING and PROGRESS GOVERNMENT in the HISTORY of this NATION than the one we CURRENTLY have nor has there been a BETTER LEADER in the HISTORY of this NATION than the one we currently have.

        Every time I think that Arnhim Eustace and the NDP could have been the GOVERNMENT of the day during this GLOBAL ECONOMIC CRISIS, it makes me CRINGE.

        Again, thanks to the WISE PEOPLE of this NATION for doing the right thing when they reelected this government to continue its EXCELLENT WORK of moving this NATION FORWARD despite the GLOBAL ECONOMIC MELTDOWN that has CRIPPLED NATIONS ABROAD and the region.

        When you are done reading, I want you to tell us what are the NDP’S ALTERNATIVE PLANS and VISION to DEVELOP and MOVE this NATION FORWARD, especially in these HARD ECONOMIC TIMES.
        As always, U will have NO ANSWERS.

        And with that, SEE U AROUND, BUB.

        Posted by VINCYPOWA | July 22, 2012, 22:08

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