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January 19, 2016

Eustace must go

Editor: I recently read an article on Facebook purported to be posted by an NDP supporter. I am not in the least interested in whether the individual is in fact an NDP supporter or not. I am one of the silent majority of Vincentians who would support any party who put development of St Vincent and the Grenadines before self. The writer’s rational analysis regarding Mr Arnhim Eustace and other members of the NDP was sound.{{more}}

If I am a politician and went to the polls and lost on two occasions, the first time I would say “shame on them”, the second time I would say “shame on me” and henceforth there would not be a third time. We have politicians of both the ULP and NDP who have now offered themselves three or more times and have failed to win a seat; they should all resign immediately. The above should also apply to the leader of any political party.

I am firmly of the opinion that the current call for civil disobedience by Mr Eustace is mainly to hoodwink the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines regarding the fact that it’s time for him to go as leader and place the party into more capable hands. Academically, he may have impeccable qualities, but the kinder and gentle qualities that he wants to promote are not part of his persona. He comes across as an angry vindictive person who would hold an eternal grudge against anyone who opposes his views.

The civil disobedience that Mr Eustace is promoting leaves one to believe that everything regarding the complaints in Central Leeward have failed and the party now has no recourse but to try and disrupt every aspect of Vincentian life. By his actions, what he is saying is that his complaints before the court would not be upheld, therefore let’s get on with the civil disobedience.

I really can’t believe that senior members of the NDP and the lawyers advising them support this nonsense that can only hurt, not help, the country that we all love and call home.