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August 9, 2016
Dr Fraser, Zita and Israel — please!

Editor: The Paul Scrubb case is totally unnecessary and could have been avoided if he was given good advice by his friends and supporters of the NDP. For instance, where were Dr Fraser, Israel Bruce, Zita Barnwell, and others when NDP members and supporters were behaving like bullies and Bad Johns threatening people left, right and centre? Where were they? They never publicly condemned them! The trail is there on social media for all to see. If anyone doubts that Vincentians in the NDP have the ability to hate and engage in violence and maliciousness and downright backwardness, please check Facebook (FB) and look for the Warroom, and another FB page called The Moverment. It is frightening that the likes of Dr Fraser, Zita Barnwell, Israel Bruce and others will sit idly by while this madness was raging wild and still raging on social media and elsewhere such as radio.{{more}}

I find it very distasteful to read Dr Adrian Fraser’s article of July 29, 2016, called “Then they came for Paul and Ann”. Dr Fraser is very fond of using this line of argument. But let us turn the spotlight on Dr Fraser, using his own line of argument. Dr Fraser must realize that when the NDP came for Dr Gonsalves, Fraser said nothing. When the NDP came for Hans King, Fraser said nothing. When they came for the supervisor of elections, Fraser said nothing. When they came for Jomo Thomas, Fraser said nothing. When the NDP came for Eloise and Isis Gonsalves, Fraser said nothing. BUT when the NDP backward forces came for Fraser, he wanted all of us to say something. Too late! What ah time! Moon does run ‘til day ketch um. Dr Fraser stayed quiet when the NDP came for many Vincentians. So, Fraser should not be surprised when the masses of people tell him to “Bear yo grind”!

Also I felt a high sense of disgust when I read and hear Paul Scrubb’s lawyer, Israel Bruce, saying that the Paul Scrubb’s case affects all Vincentians living outside of SVG. Really? I shake my head in revolt to Bruce’s antics. It sickened me when I saw how Zita Barnwell came out in her defence of Paul Scrubb. It seems there is a race going on in the NDP to see who can sound and look the most hypocritical and politically desperate.

Many people have been reading the vicious comments on Facebook posted by Paul Scrubb and his friends, members and supporters of the NDP, including the “Ralph haters”. Of course, they have freedom of speech. But what about the rights and dignity of those Vincentians who have been the targets of the venom and hatefulness of Paul and the others?

Dr Fraser, please do take heed. Show on a constant basis that you do not support that sort of violence from the NDP members and supporters. History will judge you harshly if you don’t. This is backwardness of the highest order.

Gussie John