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End Political Arrogance in Antigua Now

Spotlight of public scrutinyAntigua, St John's- Whether it is Mubarack of Egypt, Ben Ali of Tunisia, or Gaddafi of Libya, the spotlight is now clearly focused on politicians and leaders everywhere – particularly those whose arrogant behaviors are now under scrutiny.

As I write this article, the Japanese Prime Minister is fighting calls for his resignation. The corruption trial of former French President Chirac has just started. Prime Minister Berlusconi of Italy is facing charges of sexual impropriety with a minor. In Germany, Defence Minister Guttenberg resigned over charges of plagiarism.

In China, the railways minister was recently sacked and is now under investigation for allegedly embezzling money. Those are just but a few global leaders who have recently fallen as a result of public outrage.

And there are plenty of other arrogant leaders around the world in governments, public institutions, and private sector organizations who should and will come face-to-face with the harsh spotlight of public scrutiny and the resultant outrage.


First, what do I mean by arrogant? Haughty; giving oneself an inflated and undue degree of importance; believing that one has all the answers; not listening to advice from worthy and proven sources of wisdom; diminishing and belittling others while inflating one’s own importance; flaunting one's authority and "thumbing one’s nose" at established protocols, rules or laws; believing that one is "untouchable"; blatantly lying even in the face of truth and facts. I could go on, but I hope you get the picture. Do you know any political, corporate, or organizational leader like that?

Although arrogant leaders are everywhere, my focus here is on political representatives. History is replete with arrogant politicians. And according to Dr Marvin Folkertsma, history is also replete with politicians whose “colossal arrogance led to colossal horrors” for their administrations and/or countries.

Here in Antigua and Barbuda, there is evidence of political arrogance both historically and currently. One glaring case in point is the Stanford financial debacle where supporters on both sides of the political aisle were both whispering and shouting that our leaders should proceed cautiously. Recently, I heard a legal member of the current administration pleading ignorance of the dangers that pirate of the Caribbean posed for our country. He pleaded that no one in these islands could know that that finagling pirate was not legit. Well… my 96-year-old mother was one of those who could and did see the danger. I and many others spoke and wrote and warned of the dangers. But our arrogant leaders – past and present – could only see the couple pieces of tarnished silver from the pirate’s booty that were cast on the ground for them to pick up.

And even if they heard the cautions of hundreds of Antiguans and Barbudans, they were in no mood to listen because of one other facet of arrogant politicians.

That facet is a tendency of such politicians to identify their personal fortunes with the destiny of their country, and the habit of identifying their personal fortunes with the decisions they make. Hence, Mubarak in Egypt led his country into an arrangement with Israel and its surrogate, the United States, such that he (and his inner circle) reaped the personal benefits of billions of dollars. There is a claim that he has over $70 Billion stashed away.  This would make him richer than Bill Gates. True or not, he is a very, very, very, very rich man whose public salary was reportedly less than US$100,000 per year.

Well, suffice it to say that we allegedly have some of those types right here in Antigua. Their fortunes: their fleet of cars, their houses, their lands, their swimming pools, their foreign investments, their foreign bank accounts – cannot be explained by their nice Antiguan salary. And before you jump to the conclusion that I am only referring to those who ran the country for 30 years, please take a look at some of those who have been in office for six years and are already millionaires – several times over… and shamelessly peacocking around the island.
The irony of it all is that these –particularly the new political millionaires– are some of the most arrogant ones. And, to be honest, they are newly arrogant.


Think back seven years when they were begging for a  chance… arrogant? Far from it! They had a puppy dog demeanor, bowing and scraping and saying the right things to the people. They pleaded and they promised. And they were rewarded with political power.

Today, they have taken that reward and turned it into financial award over and over. Not all – but many. And some of those who have not really reaped the benefit by raping the public trust have still exhibited signs of arrogance. They have adopted this stance of being overly important to the degree that you can’t talk to them, and they are not approachable. And when you are thinking you have their ear, it is so stuffed with pompousness that they either can hear or they don’t listen.

In a blog “the Real World,” one writer, in talking about some American politicians, contends that some elected officials believe that they know better than the people they represent. This is another sign of arrogance.

Here in Antigua and Barbuda, after they are elected, some politicians seem to take the people in their constituencies for granted. They make decisions that in some cases may not be in the best interest of the people. They ram home their decisions without consultations, without educating the people, and without making (and winning) their case to the electorate. The common notion among some of these politicians is that “the people put us here to govern”.

That to them means that they have a free hand to do as they will with the people’s enterprise, the people’s future, and the people’s resources. We saw this with the last "bunch" (projects such as those involving Dato Tan and Stanford, and a plethora of other examples). We see this now with the current "bunch" – (IMF, State Insurance, purchasing deadbeat real estate properties at ridiculously high prices, etc).  Who knows the backgrounds of some these deals?

Arrogantly taking the people for granted also involves being deadbeat parliamentary representatives for their constituencies. Some have totally neglected the people who put them there. Unemployment and under-employment are still high (maybe higher); crime is still high (maybe higher); school dropout is still high (maybe higher); the public debt is still high (some say it is higher)…

But the politicians who represent the people are doing well: their bank accounts are fat (and getting fatter); their investments are great (and getting greater). There is no downturn in their personal economy…

To hear these arrogant politicians tell it… they are doing the best they can. I agree.  The best they can for themselves… not for their constituents. 

Let me be clear… in these sunny isles, dark arrogance is on both sides of the aisle.


Recently, I heard one of the leaders in the opposing "bunch" ministering that a certain unelected member of the current administration should resign because of alleged past improprieties. Well that is nothing new… at least not to me. I have long claimed that those who jump fences cannot be trusted. However, that aside, the leader who was clamoring for his former colleague, the fence jumper, to resign from the current administration, is also alleged to have issues of impropriety leveled against him. His strenuous criticism of his former colleague does not come from a place of enlightened change… it comes from a place of enshrined arrogance: “How dare you make one million dollars when I only got $100,000?”

So what are we to do?

I don’t think that arrogance among the elected will ever go away. So what we, the electorate, must do is rigorously and unapologetically hold their feet to the fire.

This means that we cannot accept illicit or unethical behavior from any politician. This means that we must demand and get total transparency from elected representatives. This means that those who seek public office must agree to have their private dealings made totally transparent. This means that political leaders must demonstrate that they are employed by all the people – including those who did not vote for them. This means that politicians must get the people’s acquiescence on important matters such as those that impact our daily lives and the future lives of our children.

We must develop strong and stringent legal practices with institutions that have teeth so that we can investigate and hold potential political criminals accountable.

We, all Antiguans and Barbudans, must put every representative of the public trust under public scrutiny. And if their behaviors do not stand up to the ethical standards that we set and they agree to, then they must feel the weight of the people’s outrage.

We can no longer allow any politician – beloved or respected – to take us for granted. Those days are gone.

Dr Marcus M Mottley is a Clinical Psychologist, author and organizational consultant. His latest book “Radical Thoughts – Empowering Perspectives” has just been released and is available at Best of Books or online at Amazon.com. Dr Mottley can be reached at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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#40 Lionman » 2011-03-08 20:04

Antiguans need to go out in the street and voice your opinions as a whole instead of fighting each other over political membership and still end up as losers in the rat race. I always wonder why we as black people are so afraid to voice our opinions and discontent in fear of losing the little scraps that the government hand out. It is time to take a stand and let both political parties understand that taking advantage of this country and the free ride they are getting can no longer occur. Antiguan citizens need to unite and stop moving in a divided manner because at the end of the day no matter what political affiliation you are part of you still suffering and end up with the short end of the stick. The incentives political members are gaining like free electricity needs to be taken away and if they pay their part then it might make a difference in Antiguas' economy. Change have to occur some way some how weather by mankind or by Jah hands.
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#39 Lionman » 2011-03-08 20:03

I am so tired of hearing both political parties cry about one another doing wrong when both are bias and arrogant in their ways. When you have political leaders who leech off the system and still get paid a high salary while the citizens in the country suffer from this economic backlash that is when you realize you are no longer living in a fair Democratic society.
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MILLIONAIRE LIST

#38 OO7 » 2011-03-08 20:02

@ Cool ruler YOU ARE RIGHT...I WAS JUST THROWING OUT A FEW NAMES....HERE ARE SOME MORE...NOT POLITICIANS BUT UPP LACKIES GARRY....MILLIONAIRE , BUBBA.... MILLIONAIRE, EDDIE MILLIONAIRE, GENERAL...... MILLIONAIRE, FLED MILLIONAIRE,WAKU.... .MILLIONAIRE, FRANKIE...MILLIONAIR E

Cool ruler....IF YOU INSIST ON DEFENDING THESE ONE-TERM MILLIONAIRES I MIGHT HAVE TO ADD YOU TO THE MILLIONAIRE LIST LOL
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#37 Reality » 2011-03-08 15:47

It seems that arrogance is the foundation on which the Antiguan Government is based?

How often is Antiguan independence from Great Britain put on par with America's or India's independence? Americans fought. Indians engaged in the greatest exercise of civil disobedience in history. Antiguans were merely more trouble than they were worth. And arrogant.

Antigua expects to be respected as an equal in the community of nations, but what do they have? Military power? Industry? Academia (even a national library?)? Agriculture? Manufacturing? Mineral or energy resources? No. Just Arrogance.

Just Arrogance.
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chhooppss

#36 GB » 2011-03-08 14:37

this comment section needs to delete attacking comments that has nothing to do with the story. Caribarena is getting like a little school girl blog site now with all these worthless comments these political party suck ups are leaving!!!:'(
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Cool ruler( your granny never tell you common sense come before nonsense)

#35 HC » 2011-03-08 12:53

Would not want to be in anything with the likes of you,just thaught i would let you know that like your Govt,you are sickening,i will crawl back into my hole now, i have said what i wanted to. you need a reality check, you seem to be delusional, even the Govt themselves realize that they are failures and you speak of them as if they are the best thing the world have seen,Again shut to hell up, i dont care what you say after this. GET REAL
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#34 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-08 12:48

Comrade HC the problem with people like you is thay you can't get over the fact that your party lost the last election or that your party got a licking at the appeals court. You and the rest of you despots in the ALP can march until the next election for as VC use to say the dogs may bark but the wagon keep rolling along
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#33 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-08 12:39

Comrade HC why don't you go listen to night soil radio or crawl back under what ever rock invertibrates like you crawl from under? You sounds like one of those that miss the geavy train. In the words of my old granny, "a suben you want fu inna"
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Cool ruler

#32 HC » 2011-03-08 12:22

This person Cool ruler,what are you a Political **,or just a plain Jackass?? i am soo sick of reading your comments, are you implying that the present xx is clear of corruption?Well sad to tell you but you,re dumber than i taught, Look all around Antigua, and Corruption is spelled in all CAPITAL LETTERS. We only have to take a look at our roads to see corruption,It is time you stop preaching like Paul,no one with even a small brain in their head will buy your arguments anymore,This Govt is not a Govt,there are a bunch of Rouges and **s who are so corrupt and dumb that they cannot even steal properly, Shut your dam mouth and get real,anybody even a herd of goats will be better than them right now.
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#31 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-08 11:53

I ask for some names so I guess throwing out a few was an attempt to try and justify the outlandish claim. Has the PM's name been linked to any corruption as use to happen regularly with Lester? Just give me a break. Do you have any evidence that Williams got any kickback from the over priced fence? Any evidence that Br.B or Daniel and walker is involved in any corruption? It is always easy to hide behind monikers and slander people and try to justify your Support to the despotic regime that you guys want to return to power by saying all of them currupt
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@Fed Up

#30 Dig It » 2011-03-08 10:59

Fed Up, well said!
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correction

#29 Dig It » 2011-03-08 10:56

Meant "showering"
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#28 Fed Up » 2011-03-08 10:48

Coopin, dangerous and wildly exaggerated talk. To compare Antigua with Libya, Egypt and Tunisia is neither fair or sensible. None of these countries has had a democratically elected leader for 40 years. We have elections every 5 years where we get the chance to choose the government we want and then spend the next five years regretting the choice. That will never change, because we keep putting the same kind of people in power. Doesn't matter if it's red or blue, it's the same 'pig at the trough' mentality.
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@[email protected] Ruler

#27 Dig It » 2011-03-08 10:37

007, I didn't expect you to go there with the list but since you did, my hat is off to you! Just expect to get a re**al from the likes of Eric, PLM and Cool Ruler! In seven short years, the UPP politicians have seen more green than in the long 28 years of the ALP! Cool Ruler, does that answer your question? Or, do you still can't believe your boys are showing with dollar bills? Anyway, I just want to tell you that the first one on the list would never win another seat in my constituency of Rural South! Like I said before I am getting two more pit bulls in my yard, in event he shows up on my steps! You tell MP Lovell that the people of Rural South are still waiting for an investigation into the corruption probe of Senator Fence's handling of the fencing projects (43 to 60 million of our hard earned monies)!
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THE MILLIONAIRE LIST

#26 OO7 » 2011-03-08 10:08

WINSTON WILLIAMS--MILLIONAIR E, WILMOTH DANIEL --MILLIONAIRE, SPENCER---MILLIONAIR E, CORT--MILLIONAIRE, AH WHO DE BROTHER BE---MILLIONAIRE, WALKER--MILLIONAIRE ETC ETC ETC ETC
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Get Real.

#25 Coopin » 2011-03-08 07:11

In Libya,Egipt,Afgaista n and Iraq...... the people of these lands are willing to stand up and die for their homeland .....to fight to the death for what is right,to get rid of the corruption. In Antigua people talk and know more....... they are not willing to die to move forward, Antiguan people are cowards,all talk and no action.
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Eric - delusional

#24 tenman » 2011-03-08 06:25

Eric I find it interesting that when you sit with many die hard labor party supporters, they will admit that there was at least some level of corruption when the ALP was in power. I then find it strange that you Eric, who should know better, seems willing to put your neck out and suggest that there is none under the UPP. You have heard a deputy leader come out and state there was corruption. There has been senators on the UPP side who stood in the upper house, right after the 2004 election, and suggested corruption existed (yes they both later apologized). One MP also told a story via Crusader radio of how another MP brought someone to his home to convince the MP that he should rent the man's building on Old Parham Road. Eric do you not see the corruption in that? Eric, honestly your inability to see it, makes you look like a political **.
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#23 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-08 06:10

Tenman I see your trying to wiggle out, any it is precisely because my eyes and ears on the ground is has confirmed that this is just persons throwing mud hoping that some would stick why I ask for a name or two so I can start looking at them more closely.
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TIME FOR CHANGE

#22 OUTOFANTIGUA » 2011-03-08 05:32

THIS IS YOUR CHANCE TO ALTER YOUR SITUATION.MALCOLM SAID BY ANY MEANS NECESARY,AND HE WAS RIGHT . THERE'S ALWAYS A PRICE TO PAY, WASTE NOT WANT NOT. THE MOMENT IS HERE TO TAKE BACK & REBUILD YOUR COUNTRY, AS JOE SAY'S WE HAVE A COUNTRY TO BUILD A COUNTRY TO MOLD. ON MARCH 11th THE HEADLINES SHOULD BE, THE POEPLE HAVE SPOKEN, AND THE GOV. (MUST LISTEN & OBEY) THE PEOPLE HAS THE GREATER POWER. MAKE THE CHANGE! TIME TO EXHALE.
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#21 Eric » 2011-03-08 05:11

Unfortunately, holding a PHD degree and putting a few wards together don’t make the truth. We as a society are too easily impressed by words and never really ask for the facts. It is easy to say when referring to the UPP politicians that “they have taken that reward and turned it into financial award over and over” – but where is the proof? Again, he states “They have adopted this stance of being overly important to the degree that you can’t talk to them, and they are not approachable. Such careless statements are totally unfair and certainly unprofessional. To make such board accusing statements that is designed to discredit individuals, without on iota of evidence is at lease mischievous and should be illegal. My personal experience is that the UPP politicians are in the most part always approachable and willing to listen. It would seem that these contributors to Caribareana believes that by using a “broad brush” to paint the Government members, that they will impress an unsuspecting society. Antiguans are smarter than this.
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TIME TO RELOAD & FORWARD MARCH

#20 OUTOFANTIGUA » 2011-03-08 04:55

READING THIS ARTICLE HERE, MR. MOTLEY HAS GIVEN ANTIGUA/BARBUDA JUST ANOTHER -F REPORT CARD, NOTHING NEW HERE ITS WELL KNOWN AND DOCUMENTED. HOWEVER IN THIS ARTICLE, WHATS MISSING ARE SOLUTIONS AND OR WORKABLE SUGGESTIVE SOLUTIONS TO OUR PROBLEMS. HE MAY ALSO BE A LITTLE JUDGEMENTAL OF HIS COUNTYRMEN WITH HIS NARATION ON AROGANCE MORE SO THAN CORUPTION.WHAT MOST OF US WANT TO HEAR FROM INTELECTUALS, Ph.D AND ALL IS HOW WE CAN MOVE FORWARD. WE CANT KEEP BEATING DEAD HORSES AND EXPECT THEM TO RISE.
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#19 VeNoM » 2011-03-08 04:29

Moving right along, the article is spot on, in its **sment of the the status quo here. Politicians-some, not all-seem/tend to "get rich & switch quick" & there are many examples. Srangely enough though, & just as the author pointed out, thay have no "downturn in their personal economy." They however-specially those of the certain opposition party-go to all length to remind the proverbial "poor people" of their state & are quick to assure them that, if elected that state would change it. Thereby, dangling a carrot just out of their reach to regain governance, only to continue with their plunder & self-agrandizement. The land grabbing-even with cabinet approval, the vehicle hoarding, the untold millions in overseas bank accounts, the ability to educate their children with their ill-gotten gains & thereby havin them become arrogant too, achieving the subsitution on true Antiguan votes by filling the country with untold nunbers of the caribbean's desperately poor & uneducated with the promise of "time"; all reek of arrogance!
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#18 VeNoM » 2011-03-08 04:11

A rather interesting article but even more interesting is the blog by one Gaston Brown. Could this be the same Gaston who, while being questioned, on the issue of his paynters housing project & the, very, notion & public belief, that he had hit the million/s mark like clock work soon after becoming an MP; smiled & responded that he was already a millionaire? Where is the beef Gaston? You were a banker for years-& according to you, also a millionaire- but never managed to accomplish a project of such nature & cost so how did being an MP help you? Your comment, reeks of just what the author was alluding to-arrogance! Especially coming on the heels of your recent acquisition of more PUBLIC LANDS, for peanuts, & thereby further empowering yourself, at the expense of poor tax payers! In your your act of blogging, today, you have exemplified all the agorance spoken of in the article & we just...."we cannot accept illicit or unethical behavior from any politician!"
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@Cool Ruler

#17 tenman » 2011-03-08 04:04

Cool Ruler it is you who has many times stated that you have agents here who are your eyes and ears on the ground. I would think it best you ask them since in the past you have stated you have problems believing anything I write. Ruler in the past I have named them, also providing examples, via blogs on Caribarena.

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Tenman come again!

#16 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-08 03:08

If you read my first post you would see that I said I don't want to be accused of having the ostrich syndrome, burying my head, so I ask the question who are these UPP ministers that are deemed to have become millionaires over night? Since I don't live there do you care to call some names? Afterall if true you should have no fear of doing so.
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Gutless

#15 PLM » 2011-03-08 02:22

If he has the goods, why doesn’t he call names? I’m so sick and tired of these pusilanimous yard fowls. No UPP MP has become a millionaire in 6 years; lies, damn lies.
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To the author, Mr. Mottley

#14 my way of helping » 2011-03-08 01:47

Well said, you have a politician who seem like he is for the people and will answer question from his people. Honourable Gaston, do you have a million in you account or more? serious question and seriously need an answer. Putting you on the spot?

Author awesome article but i believe Stanford is innocent and frankly, the evidence that is available supports my belief also.
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#13 Fed Up » 2011-03-08 01:24

AVery well written piece, congratulations on it, well thought out and balanced. I have to agree with your recommendation that all politicians & public servants be held accountable and that their finances be open to scrutiny. I include members of the Police, Customs and Immigration in that.
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@ Cool Ruler - try and read

#12 tenman » 2011-03-08 01:12

Cool Ruler:
"Their fortunes: their fleet of cars, their houses, their lands, their swimming pools, their foreign investments, their foreign bank accounts – cannot be explained by their nice Antiguan salary"

The article listed signs of the wealth. Perhaps because you no longer live here, you are unable to see what persons who live here have.

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@ susan

#11 naiomi » 2011-03-08 00:24

I agree with you perfect timing. I hope Antiguans read this article so there eyes can be open.
@ Dr. Mottley excellent article lets hope the politicians of Antigua and Barbuda will finally start listening because I believe that Antiguans have had enough. We have been r***d for a very long time by politicians and it is time for it to stop.
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Great Article, Doc

#10 Proud ANU Queen » 2011-03-08 00:21

This is a very well written article, and yes, the fact is that most politicians are arrogant. Are we to be blamed for this? Sometimes we put these politicians on a pedestal as if they can do no wrong. We must realize that they are human and subject to err.

@ Pedro - I agree with you; not only do we need a change of mind and system, we also need a change of attitude among the electorate. Unfortunately, some of our people are not high information voters because they don't read enough and they jump on the band wagon of whomever they're following even if its just rhetoric and propaganda.
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Well Written

#9 Susan » 2011-03-08 00:03

Dr. Mottley, your timing is perfect, well done, well written.

Ps keep theses articles coming, thanks for educating some of us.

GOOD JOB!!!!!!!
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#8 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-07 23:37

Comrade Dig it what happen you woke up on the wrong side? What in my post that you come to the conclusion that I am attacking Motley? True he is from rural west and true that he and his relatives have been ALP supporters over the years but he is entitled to his opinion, if me questioning the broad brush approach in his article is attacking him and asking for an idea of which minister has become multimillionairs too bad. People have a tendency of trying to lump all politicians as corrupt without any semblance of fact
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well said and timely

#7 tenman » 2011-03-07 23:26

Its funny because just light night I was blogging at CountryMan about the same arrogance. The politicians and others clearly see the electorate as illiterate children. During colonialism the same disrespect was shown for the populace and its as if instead of shunning that attitude we have instead held it close.

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Do you know any political, corporate, or organizational leader like that?

#6 Skyewill » 2011-03-07 23:25

Instead of criticizing the writer answer the question. then ask your question. Do you know, Do you know any political, corporate, or organizational leader like that? When you look in the mirrow do you see anything about the writers discription in you? Do you think that other people agree with the writer? Do you even care? do you believe that there is a higher power and what one sew so shall he reap!
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#5 Gaston Browne » 2011-03-07 23:15

I support the call for transparent and accountable governance whcih would require full disclosure of public officials and indiscrimate scrutiny of public officials as well as the need for greater public participation though consulations.

Good article.
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@Cool Ruler-jealous

#4 Dig It » 2011-03-07 22:58

Well written, Dr. Mottley! Cool Ruler, I now believe that you have a personal vendetta against the good doctor! You never give him any credit, given he's from your constituency in Rural West! What's up with that? Instead you and others continue to be oblivious to wasteful spending and incompetent leadership! As the doctor said "The best they can for themselves… not for their constituents." Sometimes the truth hurts, and some of us just can't handled it! Cool Ruler, please let's not talk about who are millionaires!
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#3 Antiguan Abroad » 2011-03-07 22:40

Well written article (and not simply the restatement and re-arrangement of the words of others). Nicely done. I agree with the author's premise that arrogance is one of the key factors why corrupt politicians feel they can trample with impunity on the rights of the people they have oftentimes sworn to serve. The remedy against this type of political arrogance, as the author suggests, is for the people to rise up, en masse, and demand change. It is currently happening thousands of miles away in authoritarian and dictatorial societies, where the peole are prepared to lay down their lives for a shift towards just, open and democratic rule. Why not Antigua? I do not believe it is necessary for there to be any violence at all in Antigua to effect fundamental changes in the accountability of political leaders and officials. However, the people must remain committed to their goals and organize among themselves to form non-political groups focused on changing archaic laws, rules and institutions that perpetuate the seemingly endless cycle of political arrogance and corruption.
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#2 Cool Ruler » 2011-03-07 22:24

The writer seem to be following the idea in order to make his point the broad brush was taken out, since I don't to be accused of having the ostrich syndrome could the writer point out to the public which UPP ministers has become overnight millionairs and what are the currupt practices that made them multimillionairs? I am curious if this is just a way of comparing the current government to thirty years of ALP mis-rule
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new beginning

#1 pedro » 2011-03-07 21:55

Thank you for your thoughts Dr. Mottley.
That means we need a new beginning....all brand new politicians. Sorry, a mango tree will never bear guava. We need a change of heart , a change of mind and only then can we change the system, if we have the time.
great article.
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