Our Readers' Opinions
June 11, 2010
Follow the trend

Fri, Jun 11, 2010

Editor: Everything in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) is about politics. When one writes about politicians and their arrogance, they brand you as being critical of them. That’s not always the truth because I’m not a politician but I pay attention to them.{{more}} “Why?” They think they have the answer for everything. The power is with the people. Look at what happened in Trinidad and Tobago. The People’s Partnership did it. I’m hoping that our Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves, will learn from what happened in Trinidad and Tobago.

Vincentians sent a message to the Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves in November in terms of the referendum. He said he got it, but Vincentians keep complaining that things are bad. Nobody seems to be listening. “Why?” The Unity Labour Party appears to be complacent. Their mouth piece insults persons too much. Ask Seon Marshall. What about their attitude? They surprise me! Is the New Democratic Party ready? I am yet to be convinced. Remember Oppositions don’t win. Governments lose.

That’s all that matters.

The next election is coming soon. Unity Labour Party is saying they will win. That’s not what I’m hearing. Ask Blakey. All of a sudden, people are crying for change. I wonder why. Did the Unity Labour Party deliver? “Yes!” So why change? Some say it’s about our Prime Minister, Dr. Ralph Gonsalves. Ask the Christian Council and Gospel Fest Committee. I beg to differ.

A Trinidadian friend told me the reason why former Prime Minister Patrick Manning and his PNM lost is that he was too arrogant. Prime Minister Gonsalves and Manning are good friends, but I am hoping that doesn’t rub off on him. Remember they play pan together. Should we anticipate what happened in Trinidad and Tobago would happen here? “Trend follow Friend”, the winds of change are coming in this direction. Dr. Gonsalves did say some time ago the change started with ULP and could end with them. Prime Minister, pay attention to what’s happening around you. Vincentians are going to surprise you in the next election. When the ULP loses, it will be about you. PM, ask Minister Baptiste. She is feeling it. That’s why I’m concerned where this country is going. Ah bankrupt of ideas to continue this letter, so I end here.

Kingsley DeFreitas