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January 12, 2016
What did the Supervisor of Elections do wrong?

Editor: There is a tension lurking around in St Vincent and the Grenadines and it is extremely bad for this country. Numerous Vincentians are confused and they are wondering what organization, political party or individual is responsible for causing this much tension and so many problems in our country.

St Vincent and the Grenadines held its general elections in December 2015, which the ULP won, but the NDP is claiming that the elections was stolen by the ULP. They have no evidence to prove the allegations made; this allegation made by the NDP is creating some political tension.

NDP supporters have been protesting, but the protests (while part of our democracy) are getting them nowhere.

The questions are:

Why is the NDP protesting?

What are they hoping to achieve?

What did the Supervisor of Elections do wrong?

Do the supporters of the NDP know what they are actually protesting about?

Sometimes I wonder who advises Mr Eustace. I’m hoping it’s not Luzette King, Patches Knights or Brian Alexander.

Where is Mr Leacock? I wonder if he thinks what is taking place in St Vincent is good for the country. Let me remind Mr Leacock that there is a lot to lose if the political tension that is accumulating doesn’t stop. As a Vincentian, I love my country. I’m making a plea to the NDP, think about our country before doing anything. “Put country first.”

Please don’t tell me Dr Gonsalves did it in 2001; that doesn’t make it right!

There are alarming issues in this country that need immediate attention. Issues like the terrible state of the economy, the unsightly look of Kingstown, bad roads, crime and unemployment.

A serious issue that needs to be taken seriously is the fires that have been occurring: the attempted burning of the VINLEC building in Paul’s Avenue and the burning of sections at the Public Works at Arnos Vale. This needs to be dealt with.

I’m appealing that the Public Order Act not be abused; we need to put a stop to this political tension in St Vincent and the Grenadines. We have a country to build and that must be every Vincentian’s priority. I’m hoping to hear Mr Eustace condemn the attempted burning of VINLEC and the burning of the Public Works at Arnos Vale.

While we, as Vincentians, have the right to share our opinions, many of us do so without being very careful of what we say. Prime Minister Dr Gonsalves was very careful with his comments on the fire that took place at Arnos Vale. Vincentians need to be very mindful about the comments made by Dr Gonsalves. I’m asking Vincentians to work together to build a better St Vincent and the Grenadines, put aside political differences. It is the duty of each and every one of us to take care of this beautiful gem of the Caribbean. Let’s demolish this political tension that is lurking around our island.


Kingsley DeFreitas