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Do Not Waste Our Money

THE EDITOR:
‘O-OH g-a-w-d boy, this mother so and so ketch me good.’ That was what my Trini friends said in the nineteen sixties when some smart man had gained an upper hand and deprived him of money or property or sold him a dummy.

For some time time now this has been my pervasive thought when I hear that Kenny Anthony is to address his party, or the general public. That ‘smart man’ has now decided to take two bites of the budget cherry. The first one disguised as a New Year address to the nation. My prayer, and I do mean the religious type, is that when the people of this sleepy little island wake up to the fact that they have been fooled by Kenny and his friends they can say like my old Trini friends ‘Oh God that mother or the ‘F’ word if you prefer, fool me real good. My advice is not to get angry but get even instead. And we all know how to get even with elected politicians, don’t we?

In laughing at ourselves and refusing to get angry, we need to be reminded that ‘the fault dear Brutus is not in the stars but in ourselves that we are underlings.’ How else can one describe the Prime Minister’s New Year message than insulting and disrespectful? The most important issue facing the island and in which both the USA and the European Union have shown interest is IMPACS. Yet all the prime minister said about this vexing matter is that he will employ a U.S. law firm to negotiate with the U.S. government on the matter. Question: Is the U.S. in court with Saint Lucia?

Perhaps the best advice which any patriotic Saint Lucia can offer Kenny Anthony and his government is ‘do not waste the scarce tax payers’ money on hiring U.S. lawyers or any other to ‘negotiate’ with the U.S. Do what you promised the E.U., French and British Ambassadors that you would do. And if you still harbour any doubts ask your new found best friend Richard Frederick. Let him tell you how many millions he spent on a U.S. lawyer who assured him that he would redeem his U.S. visa. After many long months, the funds evaporated and the man’s visa remains revoked. By the way, there is no more important visa in the whole world than that of the U.S. Even the diehard leftists in new Labour would not part with their US visa for all the tea in China or the oil in Venezuela.

–Peter Josie

11 Comments

  1. your ‘broken dreams’ your “Broken dreams” memoirs;
    you chose to go to T&t instead of Puerto Rico because studying the most difficult espanol for a year was too hard for one who studied LATIN at SMC!!!!
    – You migrated from a dorm of small island students to be with the Trini dominant residents dorm.
    According to you the the TRINI dorm lived up to it’s Caribbean title as “None can FETE and Bachannal like we”.
    yuh followed your petit guen to chase pwell (meow 🙂 c.
    ausing your first dropout from advance levels at SMC
    While working on taxpayers money you hustled a study program at UWI.
    You fete hard and pimped at the SAVANNAH -under the cover of a CHE BERET and VAT 69..
    Odlum’s authentic socialist agenda, provided perfect continuity for your political hypocrisy-upon your return to St. Lucia.
    The island was swimming in Green Gold and GORGERES.
    You were in the right place at the right time-
    BUT your backsliding character traits did not provide the necessary fortitude to lead SLP –
    I wonder what fantastic academic/political promises that you used to seduce that middle class virgin-
    causing you to DROPOUT of SMC-prematurely!
    Another teenage WASTELAND, n’est pas?
    I wonder how your father felt at his WASTED investment in your SMc edu.
    I seriously doubt that you have erased his profound sense of loss after IMPREGNATING that innocent virgin- out of wedlock.
    Pete ole boy you are the Grandmaster of WASTE…oui.

  2. According to your “Broken dreams” memoirs;
    you chose to go to T&t instead of Puerto Rico because studying the most difficult espanol for a year was too hard for one who studied LATIN at SMC!!!!-
    Instead of proximity /potential access to the AMERICAN DREAM!!!!!!!!
    – You migrated from a dorm of small island students to be with the Trini dominant residents dorm at ST Augustine.
    According to you the the TRINI dorm lived up to it’s Caribbean title as “None can FETE and Bachannal like we”.
    yuh followed your petit guen to chase pwell (meow 🙂 causing your first dropout from advance levels at SMC
    While working on taxpayers money you hustled a study program at UWI.
    You fete hard and pimped at the SAVANNAH -under the cover of a CHE BERET and VAT 69..
    Odlum’s authentic socialist agenda, provided perfect continuity for your political hypocrisy-upon your return to St. Lucia.
    The island was swimming in Green Gold and GORGERES.
    You were in the right place at the right time-
    BUT your backsliding character traits did not provide the necessary fortitude to lead SLP –
    I wonder what fantastic academic/political promises that you used to seduce that middle class virgin-
    causing you to DROPOUT of SMC-prematurely!
    Another teenage WASTELAND, n’est pas?
    I wonder how your father felt at his WASTED investment in your SMc edu.
    I seriously doubt that you have erased his profound sense of loss after IMPREGNATING that innocent virgin- out of wedlock.
    Pete ole boy you are the Grandmaster of WASTE…oui.

  3. PS
    There is one thing you are quite frugal at-
    Pete never wastes a drop of booze !!!!!
    Your “forked” tongue is known to lick the rim of your highball glass, long after the last ice cube has melted.
    First into a fete -last to helped hosts to “tidy up” 🙂
    Carries a dossier of toasting quotes for every drinking event, titled “From Alpha to Omega; The Toastmasters Scripts

  4. YOU THAT PETER JUDAS CAIN THE SEED OF THE DEVIL.
    YOU ARE TRYING THE SAME THING YOU TRIED IN THE BEGINNING IN THE GARDEN OF EDEN
    WHEN YOU KILL YOUR BROTHER ABEL BECA– USE OF ENVIED AND REBELLIOUS. AGAINST GOD BY TALKING BACK TO GOD.
    PETER JUDAS TELL THE PEOPLE OF ST. LUCIA AND THE SLP SUPPORTER ABOUT THE U A $ 2.5 MILLION THAT GADDAFI OF LIBYA GAVE TO YOU FOR THE 1982/84 S L P ELECTION CAMPAIGN.
    JUDAS KENNY IS YOUR M M. YOU .

  5. Peetar,
    Here is a western from your boy hood days at EVESTA’s Cinema:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h8gPh3vjs6U
    Don’t you just appreciate all the allegorical twists / symbolisms et al.
    Even your play-mate Wayne is portrayed
    What I like best in this clip is the motivation for a few coins in order to satiate and addictive affliction:
    We do aim to provide clarity into your chronic disorders

  6. Peetar/
    the following is your diary entry on how-
    NOT to-
    WASTE A PRECIOUS DROP!
    “I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    You know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    Every morning just before breakfast
    I don’t want no coffee or tea
    Just me and good buddy Wiser
    That’s all I ever need
    ‘Cause I drink alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    The other night I lay sleeping
    And I woke from a terrible dream
    So I called up my pal Jack Daniel’s
    And his partner Jimmy Beam
    And we drank alone, yeah
    With nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself

    The other day I got invited to a party
    But I stayed home instead
    Just me and my pal Johnny Walker
    And his brothers Black and Red
    And we drank alone
    Yeah, with nobody else
    Yeah, you know when I drink alone
    I prefer to be by myself”
    Pete ole boy, you have thoroughly acquired the prevailing sentimentality of your Aristocratic masters whose refrain is
    “GREED IS GOOD”!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. Peetar
    For a boy practicing early animal husbandry on your father’s goat herd (is that not the animal associated with the devil?- hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm!!!),
    you ought to have been familiar with animals in their heat /reproductive cycles.
    By the time you entered SMC you should have known of the OVULATION CYCLE of girls, n’est pas?
    Oh but when you should have WASTED –
    beaucoup platonic time-
    getting to know-respect and value you / quality time with your female -playmate;
    toute suite –
    you cut to the chase with your frenzied testicular discharge.
    I strongly suspect that you had a few shots of -make me feel manly on this date .
    What was very different and that you failed to notice was that she was -perhaps for the first time most receptive (COMLY) to your advances –
    BECA– USE she was OVULATING
    I think you drank very early -even in primary school to wash all the stench of goat urine,n’est pas.
    After all rhum blanc and phylilum was plentiful -cheap and accessible -all over your home seaport town.oui!
    I wager a bet you lost your virginity in one of those Beane Field airfield circular earthen mounds -built by the US military.
    Did you not assert that this veery military op was probably your initial dip into politics (something about a worker being shot because of an errant DOG?!?
    Pete, I propose that your first entry into politics was your first act of coition with a precocious lassie or one who was experienced with soliciting the foreign matlows arriving in your seaport town- somewhere on Beane Field.
    Did you exchange some precious goat milk for some of her Philly Cream cheese spread on your crusty
    bagette?
    Voila, the above scenario makes more realistic sense for your future interest in Politics- think of how much spice it would provide for that dull lame book of yours
    Your shot worker over a wandering dog inception-
    is just another of your opportunistic juxtapositions coupled with allusions of wearing a Che beret, n’est pas?
    A complete WASTE
    via FAIRY TALE CONFABULATION-
    in other words HOGWASH!!!
    But a good insight into your practiced art of
    Devious, devilish-DECEPTION!!!!!!!!

  8. Peetar,cur
    When one who has navigated the geophysical and sociological terrain of St. Lucia in exquisite detail as I have , it is so simple to read between your own lines. Quite frankly , the only parish that I have little “boots on the ground” demographic data on was/is Dauphin
    So, I am qualified with much alacrity to analyze the converging patterns that created “le perfect destabilizing MENTAL STORM” .
    in your head.
    The arduous chores of GOAT HERD careacross the island who r- taker- I know of boys across island who assisted their fathers with animal husbandry- with h.umble reverence.
    Given your early promiscuous initiations (booze and sex via influence peddling i.e., battering goat milk for sex), you experienced REVULSION.
    Given the (as you describe it in your dreamless book) nurturing academic ambiance of headmaster Stanislaus and additional coaching by Math wiz teacher thomas Johannes you became enamored with vain swagger that followed you to SMC
    These early forays at remote mostly vacant Beane field (sipping nips and exchanging precious goats milk for truly great sex was the early formation of your “EDDIE THE PIMP’ alter ego.
    That ‘accidental” early impregnation at SMC terminated your EXPECTED academic trajectory -much like the Colombia Space shuttle mishap.
    Your admitted oppositional bouts with supervisors at your early govt job to fund your baby mother shotgun demands offer hints at your raging disillusionment. Your own father’s loss of and sense of WASTED investment was even more crushing for your britttle ego.
    UWI St Augustine was more of a finishing school to master your booze and pimping finesse- in the hippie inspired counter culture of the “fete till yuh drop bacchanalia of YOUR Trini experiences.
    Your art of devilish deceitful deception graduated along with the easy political opportunities of the era.
    Behold the hollow paper Tiger or the Empty rum cask that makes the most noise emerged from Trinidad to exploit StLucia and avenge his tattered father son & son in law image n’est pas!

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