Opposition Leader’s Independence Message 2012

Independence Message by Hon Arnhim Eustace, Leader of the Opposition

Leader of the Opposition Arnhim Eustace.

Tomorrow, St. Vincent and the Grenadines will mark 33 years since we broke free of colonial rule to determine our own path as a people.

Many Vincentians are too young to remember day-to-day life as subjects of the British Empire. The irony of longing to determine our own affairs while singing “God save the Queen!” and beseeching Almighty God in anthem to “make the nations see, That men should brothers be, And form one family, The wide world ov’er” while observing that our colonial masters were somehow “more equal” than we were in our land.

Our political and economic trajectories were largely plotted by British technocrats and colonial ideologues. But because we longed for self-determination and worked en masse toward the same, our colonizers had to contend with and ultimately defer to our will to be masters of our selves.

Thirty-three years later, our government celebrates the grant of loans or gifts from countries either moved by pity for us or seeking to expand their influence in our region. We no longer boast of having secured major contracts for trade. We have become beggars where once we were architects and builders of our own destiny.

Thirty-three years on, farmers who once traded in green gold wait desperately for CESS and strain their eyes for the outline of a spray plane on the horizon. The previously industrious depend on “poor relief”. Parents choose between feeding their children and sending them to school.

We are told this situation is to be expected because the economies of most countries the world over are in decline; that all over the world, people are losing jobs and making do with less. But many countries are still growing, but not St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are the only country in Latin America and the Caribbean with four (4) consecutive years of negative growth and possibly a fifth.

Yet, countries the world over are fighting to remain independent by cutting costs and putting measures in place to stimulate growth, create jobs and increase opportunities for further education and training. Countries fight so as not to be beholden to any bigger and wealthier country.

Perhaps, the refrain in our own anthem, “And God bless and keep us true!” is too passive. Perhaps, we have forgotten that we must earn our blessings. It would appear that we should ask God to “grant us strength for the hard fight to achieve and keep our freedom.”

May we keep our Independence!

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4 thoughts on “Opposition Leader’s Independence Message 2012

  1. My goodness fella , you mean you cant say anythhing positive?…you mean all you still see is doom and gloom?…..You need prayers..Happy Independence St. Vincent and the grenadines

    Posted by AB | October 26, 2012, 07:24
  2. This man is really SICK SICK SICK an ignorant Nobody and he expect that he can really gain respect …….He should be ashamed of himself,I wonder if he listens to himself and realise how uneducated he sounds…..If he hates his roots so much why don’t he go jump off the highest mountain……Sure he won’t be missed……If he got nothing good to say He should Put up and SHUT the hell up

    Posted by Jos wilson | October 26, 2012, 19:23
  3. The both of you are two idiots. How can Vincy celebrate when so many Vincentians have lost their independence in this country. People have lost the livelihoods, and you two idiots would rather the Prime Minister lie to the nation, so you can ignore the ails of the people. Emancipate yourselves from mental slavery idiots.

    Posted by saneblane | October 28, 2012, 21:22


    The Teachers Agreement, which GONSALVES signed, he new when he signed it that it was unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable.

    Here are some surprising writings from a Catholic website that I visited.

    “The word of any Marxist is worthless and not to be depended on. Make no contract with any Marxist, for their signature signifies nothing“.

    “Show me a Marxist and I’ll show you an ends-justify-the-means liar. The Ends Justify The Means is their only guide for life“.

    “All Marxists are liars. Marxists have to be liars; being a liar is virtually a definitive characteristic of being a Marxist. Lying is a requirement of being a Marxist. The ultimate goal of the Marxist is to move all of society toward or into Communism; that “worthy” goal is the supposedly noble “End” that justifies, in the mind of the Marxist, any “Means” at all that may be applied to achieve it“.

    “It is not possible to be a real Marxist and not be a liar. You cannot betray someone unless you lie to him to have him believe you would not betray him. The whole purpose of the plan involves betrayal on a massive scale“.

    “Marxism is a dressed-up Machiavellian plan to use deceit and treachery to assume a throne or a dictatorship. Anything that requires deceit and treachery, meaning betrayal of friends and allies, requires lying“.


    1/ Ottley Hall, SIMON ANDERSON claims to have all the information about the $200 million for the OTTLEY HALL PROJECT that is only worth $16 million, he knows who embezzled or stole $184 million. Why hasn’t GONSALVES called him to the enquiry?

    2/ why did 5 separate women accuse Gonsalves of sex crimes, at least one was a charge of rape. WHY?

    3/ Where did the US$1 million in cash come from that was carried to the NCB in an old bag.

    4/ Where did the US$s cash come from that leading ULP and family members shared out and some deposited.

    5/ Where did the wealth come from that a member of parliament now has in the way of several houses, several cars, several women, several children. The from rags to riches in 11 years.

    6/ Why did Gonsalves give a Diplomatic Passport to a man called Morgan, who was not a diplomat, never worked for the government or any government owned organization, the man was caught at London airport using that very same diplomatic passport whilst carrying a kilo of cocaine.

    7/ GONSALVES has said on several occasions that he is here to finish the work of MAURICE BISHOP, well according to public records in Grenada and Maryland USA, Bishop gave instructions that people should be sent to Cuba and Russia to learn how to keep two sets of books, to cook the books to enable him to commit fraud against the IMF and WORLD BANK. Has Gonsalves specifically excluded this part of Bishops work?

    8/ Who in the ULP government had a house built by the Buccament Bay people not far from Harmony Hall.

    9/ Why did GONSALVES sign a contract with the Teachers Union, fully well knowing it was unconstitutional and therefore unenforceable. Then told the teachers it was the best contract the ever had, why?

    10/ Why did GONSALVES approve the employment of three policemen who had been convicted of serious crimes, convictions upheld at appeal. Why?

    11/ Why has Saint Vincent got a bank account in Havana Cuba, where countries like Iran put money in? and who monitors and audits that account?

    12/ How much each were the TEREX trucks at the Argyle airport, and who is responsible for that deal?

    13/ Is it true that VINLEC has been supplying diesel fuel to the airport without payment to date. Has such action caused expensive electricity prices to be excessively expensive to the SVG consumers? are the VINLEC consumers paying for the fuel used at the airport?

    14/ What was the procedure and reason that David Ames of Harlequin got SVG citizenship, and how did he qualify?

    15/ Can anyone explain how the 30% pay awards promised by GONSALVES prior to the 2001 election, is now with inflation a minus 30% pay award?

    16/ Why did the police shoot a harmless homeless man in the legs? was he carrying a gun? did he have a cutlass? did he throw sticks or stones? did he say something nasty? After having to high powered top brass meeting, they have now decided to charge the victim. Is that because they may have to reinstate even more criminal policemen if they are convicted of some artificially lower crime than attempted murder?

    tell us who made these utterings and statements
    a/was it the POPE
    b/was it OBAMA
    c/ was it GONSALVES

    1/ To the Media; they are Chattering nabobs
    2/ All Vincentians are from the Chattering class
    3/ Wash “ yo foot” before you come to my Palace
    4/ The Women of Mespo know their men are thieves and they’ll never say
    5/ Mr. Eustace is useless
    6/ Mr. Eustace will always remain a servant [slave]
    7/ People like Mr. Eustace can be bought for a dime a dozen
    8/ SVG People are untutored
    9/ SVG People are unlearned
    10/ SVG People are uncultured
    11/ Dinkie Balcombe is nothing
    12/ Members of the NDP is a minority rump
    13/ NDP members are asses
    14/ SVG people are voting cattle
    15/ Mr. Eustace is doltish
    16/ Mr. Eustace suffers from foot in mouth disease
    17/ PM push up his middle finger to all Vincentians
    18/ Vincentians are terrorists
    19/ The shaker Religion usually over eat, Rounce will ride them but they would wake up and say they get a vision.
    20/ Vincentians are the lowest common denominator
    21/ Son Mitchell a Windbag.
    22/ Vincentians are malignant
    23/ Only if you are a potogee, you can get funds
    24/ Mr. Eustace is a roast breadfruit
    25/ Patel Mathews is a yam boy
    26/ Junior Bacchus is an Idiot boy
    27/ Keith Joseph is a refugee
    28/ All Mr. Eustace creative juices are dried up
    29/ Bush will not see Eustace in the night he is too black
    30/ Bassy Alexander is a stinking dirty dog
    31/ Nurses and Doctors at the Hospital are thieves
    32/ The once noble Farmers [the Rastas] in the hills are vagabonds
    33/ To the Civil Servants he said they wanted to come to the trough, (Pigs eat in troughs).
    34/ All NDP people are backward
    35/ Eustace is a Jackass in a Lion Skin
    36/ Anesia is a dry head Girl
    37/ Anesia is a Donkey
    38/ Vincy PPL can’t read, they use reading material to wrap up Fish.
    39/ Vynnette Federicks is a snotty nose Gel
    40/ The Officials at the Ministry of Education are clueless and superfluous
    41/ Vynnette Fredericks is a Gad Fly.
    42/ No one would read the NEWS NEWSPAPER it is a rag only fit to wrap up FISH.
    43/ Doctor Frazer is a lazy lack luster man.
    44/ Anesia Baptiste is in a CULT.
    45/ Dougie Defreitas never bother the examiners, he walks with pliers in pocket daily.
    46/ Mr. Eustace is a Servant [slave], he would never be a Leader.
    47/ Mr. Eustace is not in the class of my Woman.
    48/ Vincentians read up stuff on the WWW and feel they know, they are all clueless.
    49/ All who voted NO in the Referendum are backward and dunce.
    50/ Castro is the greatest man to walk the face of the Earth [insult to Lord Jesus].
    51/ Vincent Beache is a coconut Bat.
    52/ “Milton Cato the worst Oppressor”
    53/ “Milton Cato a Sucrofile”
    54/ “PR Campbell a Cocobay”
    55/ “Renwick Rose is not fit to be a Leader of anything”
    56/ “Vincent Beache is just an Electrician”
    57/ “Hendricks Alexander is the Worst Speaker of the House ever in SVG”
    58/ “Vincent Beache, dirty beach”
    59/ “Matthew Thomas is a dirty stinking dog”.
    60/ “Barbados’ two main parties are so similar that differences will have to be
    manufactured to keep the party faithful happy.”
    61/ “Chastanet talks a lot of rubbish when it comes to regional air transport.”
    62/ Alan Chastanet is among “a species of brown people in the Caribbean with
    money” who are “not loyal to anybody”.
    63/ The Chastanet‘s are “Castries mulattos”, who believe they are “oracles” and represent a “break in the social advancement in the Eastern Caribbean.”
    64/ “you cannot use general economic theories” with countries such as SVG
    65/ “Margaret Hughes Ferrari s cynical in her view that so-called Western nations
    used the human rights issue selectively.”
    66/ “Show me a liar and I will show you a thief”
    67/ “I tell lies sometimes”
    68 / “shouting across the Caribbean waters is not leadership”
    69/ “even opposition supporters love and adore me”
    70/ “a statesman is a dead politician”
    71/ “snotty nose Vynette Frederick”
    72/ “she went away a girl and came back a tomboy”
    73/ “I wasn’t the one who threatened to make the country ungovernable after the
    1998 general elections”
    74/ “Some of the public servants in the agricultural sector dropped the ball on the
    issue of black sigatoka and should have ordered the materials earlier”
    75/ “those who accuse me of racism are like roast breadfruit, black outside white inside”
    76/ “I am the Blackest Prime Minister St Vincent ever had”
    77/ “blackness is a philosophy not a colour”
    78/ “black Democrats are brainwashed”
    79/ “You cannot please people by doing what they want”
    80/ “Do you really think Chastanet cares about poor black people”
    81/ “If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance baffle them with Bull Sh..t”
    82/ “no one else can run SVG”
    83/ “I have given you the truth and there it is as always”
    84/ “I am here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop”
    85/ “Cornibert said, people completely misinterpret an earlier communication’
    86/ “we have to lift our quality and on an on-going basis”
    87/ “an old lady tell me to take off departure tax for Bequia”
    88/ the IMF is schizophrenic.
    89/ Argyle Airport “ the folly many people utter, completely reflective of their inability to engage in independent thought and action,”
    90/ Argyle Airport “the same bogus nationalists who parrot these inanities, they are the ones who are among the most backwards, colonised and un-emancipated minds in the country”
    91/ Vynnette Frederick is not now a spring chicken
    92/ About Vynnette Frederick: wen she talking the impression yo’ get is like – yo’ know like if a mango drop before it ripe and it force ripe?”
    93/ About Vynnette Frederick: “they say she is a tomboy.”
    94/ “Ah mean, Bayliss would be a very unfortunate fellow if he send a daughter to
    study law, and came back and get a son, … a tomboy,”
    95/ “You know, I don’t want to say anything against Vynnette but I have said
    elsewhere in the constituency, there are three types of mangoes: ripe mango, green mango and fluxy mango. You take your choice.”
    96/ “We not ready yet”

    You the readers be the judge, did these utterances come from the mouth of a man described as honorable.
    Is this the behavior of an honorable man or a dishonorable moron.
    Will this kind of behavior bring repute to SVG or disrepute?
    Will this kind of behavior encourage SVG’s youth to be of good character?


    Posted by Peter | October 29, 2012, 21:03

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