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I’m disappointed with Dr. Richard Byron Cox

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14.MAY.10

Editor: I find the response to my letters in this newspaper quite interesting. Everywhere I go, persons compliment my writing. Some say leave our Prime Minister alone, you are confused. Others think it’s good to pay attention to our Prime Minister.{{more}}

Dr. Gonsalves spent 40 years in politics and he thinks he has all the answers, but I don’t think so. That’s why I’m paying attention to him. What I am trying to get from Vincentians is why they think he should be given a third term in power. He’s asking for third term, but some Vincentians, if not most, are saying it’s time for him to go. Ask Jomo why.

Dr. Richard Cox is saying we should give him what he’s asking for. Is it because there’s nobody else in the Unity Labour Party who appears to have leadership qualities? Dr. Richard Cox will know. Remember, he’s an intellectual, and only they are qualified to speak on these issues. But I’ll tell Dr. Cox, most of the electorate is not intellectual. I’m wondering why all of a sudden only Dr. Cox and those whom he refers to as intellectual crayfish should determine what’s happening here. Yes, to have an education is quite important, but not to abuse others and look down on them.

Call-in programmes in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are what most Vincentians look forward to. Vincentians who call these programmes are persons who want to get information or to air their opinions. But some think they should shut-up. Only intellectuals should speak on issues and those who drop-out like me should just vote for the Unity Labour Party – that’s what Dr. Cox thinks. According to Jomo, once Dr. Gonsalves is the leader, you are wasting your time. So tell us what we should do Dr. Cox if Jomo’s dream should come through. Dr. Cox, Dr. Gonsalves and the Unity Labour Party have their work cut out for them if ever they stand any chance of winning the next general election. Vincentians are crying for change.

Dr. Cox you need to spend some time on the ground and you would find out why Vincentians need change. They are disappointed with the attitude of today’s politicians, especially the ones from the Unity Labour Party.

Crimes, drugs, unemployment, poverty and HIV/AIDS are serious challenges which need to be dealt with by the Government. Come on, Dr. Cox, write on these issues. You might make sense, and stop hiding behind the disguise that whatever you are doing, you are doing it for St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Get real!

Kingsley Defreitas

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