2017 HALF YEAR

Greetings to the Gregg family, friends, and readers,

June 25, marked the half-year of 2017. How time passes so swiftly without notice.

During the first half of the year, many things have happened to us some good and others we will not want to discuss. Let me highlight a few things that have taken place in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

  1. The Argyle International Airport opened with the controversy of a big STAR (symbol of the ruling party) cast in concrete in the entrance road to the Airport.
  2.  The citizens calling for accountability of all monies spent for the construction of the Airport.
  3.  The call for a ban on whale hunting in Bequia. That call by a foreigner will be met with a lot of resistance
  4.  The Government ban on the killing of sea turtles. The law starves the citizens and makes turtle meat more available and accessible to neighbouring islands. (my personal views).
  5.  The missing boat and six (6) citizens are still missing while everyone hopes for a miracle.
  6.  St. Vincent and the Grenadines Carnival is in full swing
  7.  Canouan opens a 120 berths luxury marina while there are still protests of the residents for beach access
  8.  The dilapidated buildings in KingsCity (Little Tokyo).
  9.  The continued fight in Court over the results of the last General Elections. Whoever wins this round will see an appeal to the Appeals Court and by the end will be time for fresh elections. The winners are lawyers representing the parties.
  10.  The sudden passing of a son of Bequia (Harold James). His life touched so many people and his passing has left a big void in the hearts of the residents of Bequia. His body took the final journey to its resting place on Sunday, June 25.

The list can go on and on for pages but we need solution, answers, and redress coupled with accountability.

I believe there are more things we can highlight for the first half of the year but those are what come to mind as the most important.

I am using this forum for us to unite as one people especially in Bequia to demand changes to our finishing laws to demand fishermen to register their boats and equip them with radio and compass which will make for more precise search and rescue. We cannot afford to lose any more of our able seamen through tragedy.

Got to run and have a blessed day. I will e back with more highlights.

Sir Godfrey Gregg

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