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May 10, 2016
Has this blessed SVG gone insane?

EDITOR: I lament the fact that St Vincent and the Grenadines, once trumpeted as the gem of the Antilles, has gone insane. A noticeable aspect of this insanity is the unbridled insolence that persons unleash on others for no apparent reason on the streets of Kingstown.{{more}}

Insanity emanates also from the reckless behaviour of a popular radio personality, whose morning programmes on air pander to the baser appetites of the off-scouring of Vincentian humanity, including notorious viragos and a fair mix of imbeciles, whose brawling behaviour cause the air wave to quiver.

Traditional, polite greetings, such as ‘good morning’, ‘good afternoon’ and ‘good evening,’ have been frowned upon by people’s seeming refusal to acknowledge, let alone accept, these noble values. With an increase of gang warfare, coupled with political antagonism, positive social interaction between community groups is waning and thus anti-social behaviour is tantamount to insanity.

Insanity exists amongst the sporting coteries in St Vincent and the Grenadines, who vie for supremacy. Discipline and sportsmanlike behaviour now have their places in antiquity. Disagreement on an umpire or referee’s ruling and unbridled hooliganism is the orders of the day in sporting circles.

Robbers and murderers have stolen the limelight in the pursuit of insane behaviour. They rob and kill indiscriminately anyone whom they choose to be their target. Indeed, they are a menace to out fragile tourism industry!

Pathetically, this insanity which is now permeating the Vincentian society originates from the homes of families with fractured relationships. There are some sanctimonious religious people who feel they can fix this problem. Nothing is wrong with their belief, once they have the right approach.

However, some of these religious people strongly believe that only they alone can have absolute claim to our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This behaviour is delusional and is tantamount to insanity. After all, in reality, Jesus died for one and all; therefore, no man has any more claim to Him than you or I have!

Patmos Richards