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Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

Winston Williams Jr

Winston Williams Jr. then 29 [April 30, 1973], became the youngest candidate among his organizational grouping to vie for, and aspired to public office.

Touted as “...Government in Sunshine,” the overwhelmingly majority opted for “...Sunshine.” Thus, when the “...Parliamentary History” will have been written, posterity will have observed his name indelibly etched in the annals of the nation. The annals may also show that he had popularized the catch phrase “...Come out-ah- dat and Come in ah-dis.” More importantly, they may also reveal that he will have been among “...former colleague Bertrand Lemuel Joseph” [2004 - 2009] and two other members of the defunct “...Progressive Labour Movement (PLM),” including Sir George H. Walter KCN (Premier); ...Sir Gerald Watt KCN, QC (AG) and Victor McKay (Education Minister) who, “...unpopular electoral votes had reduced to one term.” The latter had served in an administration, characterized by “...immemorable events of notoriety” [1971-1976].

MINISTERIAL POSITION

Speaking fervently of humble beginning, Winston Williams Jr. had expressed a keen desire to serve the nation in an official capacity. He had envisaged a successful political career, and seeking to put his vision to reality, he had worked purposefully and assiduously. Finally, with determination and resoluteness, he soared to political height, aspiring to public office” [March 23, 2004]. Then dogged by “...constituents dissatisfaction over parliamentary representation,” he suffered a predictable electoral defeat [March 12, 2009]. Elevated to a Senatorial position, “...suspect ministerial decisions,” had caused him consequential anxieties. He had vehemently rebuffed suggestions of “...Malfeasance.” There was no evidence of complicit conduct, or him being the beneficiary of gratuitous considerations. However, with pressure mounting for his sacking or resignation, Senator Williams Jr. “...Ministerial Position” was not only put under severe threat, but also under sustained media and public scrutiny.” Seemingly, the Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer was in no hurry to subject him to public wrath.

POPULAR RISE-SUDDEN DEMISE

Many observers felt that Senator Winston Williams Jr. may have been expediently forced into carrying the “...Cross of Sorrows.” His constituents were unforgiving. Critics had contended that his rejection at the 2009 polls may have been the result of his handling of “...questionable contractual arrangements that had involved substantial sums of public monies.” These were reportedly expended on infrastructural development and/or enhancement of sports facilities across the nation. In his moments of tribulations, he had weathered “...media, public and political pressures to resign his Senatorial position.” Seemingly, bedevilled by the fencing scandal, out of “...Goodness and Mercy” of his heart, the Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer, unhesitatingly caused him to be elevated to the prestigious Chamber of the Senate. This was delightfully accepted by faithful constituents, but had provoked consternation in others. This commentary seeks to examine “...Winston Williams Jr “...Popular rise and Sudden demise.”

NEPOTISM OR CRONYISM

Harboring no fear of acrimony, an un-empathetic Ambassador Bruce Goodwin saw some appointments as akin to “...Cronyism or Nepotism.” These were practices he advocated should be eliminated by those who govern. This may have manifested itself when the “...Fencing Scandal,” broke and the Honourable Prime Minister chose not to leave Senator Williams Jr. in the lurch. Though not necessarily in direct reference to the situation, at a public forum “...Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer was cautioned “...You should never send a child to do a big man’s job” [Hilson Baptiste: Agriculture Minister]. The story may never be fully told that he had assisted parliamentary colleagues in “...promoting and bolstering their candidacy in the General Elections” [March 23, 2009]. Some had reportedly seen infrastructural enhancement to sports facilities within their areas of representation. In some instances, several had reportedly undertaken personal oversight responsibilities for completion.”

PARLIAMENTARY REVELATIONS

Though it may not have been intended to “...add fuel to fire,” Hansard (published reports of parliamentary proceedings) may reflect that it was the Honourable Molwyn Joseph MP who had first exposed the “...Scandalous Fencing Issue” within the House of Representatives. Senator Paul ‘Chet’ Greene who had also skirted the issue during the “...2012 Budgetary Debate,” appeared to have shown more concern over the fate of his embattled Senatorial colleague. He said “...I would have heard him protesting his innocence, and if there is anybody who believes in his innocence, I do. ...But I do believe he needs to get his name cleared, if he is going to be an effective leader of sports, through the Ministry in this country his innocence,” [Observer Media: December 21, 2011]. Others appeared to have been more concerned about punishment and initiated investigations.

FACT FINDING MISSION

Senator Williams Jr. troubles appeared to have started when a “ ...Self-elected Fact Finding Mission,” comprising businessman/contractor George Ryan and Algernon ‘Serpent’ Watt et al,” had reportedly unearthed evidence suggesting “ ...fraudulent conduct on the part of some contractors.” In some instances, they had reportedly made frightening revelations of (i) “...previously completed sports facilities (Parham); (ii) ...Never started fences and or (iii)  ...Incomplete bathroom facilities,(Yasco) where funds estimated at $620, 000 were reportedly expended.” It was also suggested that administrative negligence in some public servants may also have contributed to his demise.  Anecdotally, it was said that even professional contractors standing at the “...Summit of Mount Obama and McNeish Mountain,” with pairs of high intensity binoculars scanning the nation’s infrastructural landscape, had suggested that structures were “...invisible to the eyes.”

BITTER MEMORIES

Whatever secular sins Senator Winston Williams Jr. may or may not have committed, none may deny the influence he had exerted upon the young and adult populations. Therefore, none may ignore his invaluable contributions to the group’s resounding electoral success. During the five year tenure [2004 -2009], he was severely battered and psychologically bruised by public opinion that have left “...Bitter Memories” in the minds of constituents and damning impressions, indelibly etched in the minds of the citizenry. He had weathered “...media, public and political pressures to resign his Senatorial position.” Unlike fellow-Senators Lenworth Johnson and Anthony Stewart, Senator Williams Jr., may have narrowly escaped the guillotine.

FADED PETALS

When voters limited Winston Williams Jr. to “...one-term of parliamentary representation” [2004-2009] the Sun had set before the career he had envisaged blossom and thrived. Analysts had, therefore, likened his tenure to “...Faded Petals of a Flower.” He had existed like flowers in their natural habitat or man-made environment. Like the innocent infants and toddlers unaware of their “...destiny, fate and survivability,” flowers are not so endowed with a consciousness of dangers or other possibilities. In the still of night, nature prepares them for an uncertain journey into sunlight. At the crack of dawn, the petals alternately open in awesome wonder and splendor. Confronted by the Sun’s ultra-violet rays; ...man’s destructive hands and the natural feeding instincts of herbivores, they are inescapably doomed.

NATURE’S COURSE

If there were no interventions, they flourish in atmospheric conditions suited to their shortened existence. Firstly, their aromatic scent attracts nectar-seeking bees to perform its miraculous dual tasks- providing for honey-making and aiding pollination. Though they kept buzzing frighteningly, yet remain harmless; ...then the picturesque scenery captures human attention, inspiring the spirit and fascinating the mind. As the day progresses, placidly, they wilt under the scorching midday sun. Aided by an inexplicable process, in fleeting moments, the picturesque scenery that adorns the landscape gradually disappears. Mid-afternoon, the kaleidoscope of colours slowly fades, as they waited on the sun to set and twilight to fade. As darkness descends, petal by petal mind-bogglingly folds and falls into serenity. Nature had taken and completed its complex course, leaving the imagination of countless lovers of nature to run wild. Their short journey and existence are over; plunging memories into obliviousness.

INGLORIOUS RELEGATION

Though flowers share no commonalities with human, invariably, human experiences appeared to have mimicked the flowers. Politically, they “...blossom, briefly flourish and then die.” However, unlike the flowers, humans are “...endowed with reason and conscience.”Invariably, “...reason and conscience” allow humans to make informed decisions, though sometimes emotions had influenced erratic behavior and grievous and regrettable actions. They may connive and/or scheme, thereby, create opportunities for fraudulent or corrupt activities. Many have faltered, yet by cunning or acrimonious design, brought pain and miseries on others. In so doing, they have also caused “...an atmosphere of gloom” to be descended over them. Invariably, they are doomed. Then, as circumstances demand, they are “...Ingloriously Relegated” for their misdeeds.

SUNSHINE AND CONSEQUENCES

There may be no reasons not to believe in that which says something about life and human experiences. For instance, the adage “...Where there was smoke, there was fire,” is as real as the sun that shines. Conversely, perceptions may be distorted to believe that “...Where there was fire, food was cooking.” Dependent upon “...Perceptions” of that which may, or may not have been intended, “...weather-wise,” there was perennial Sunshine.  Shining in all its brilliance, the Sun has made “ ...citizens sweatily uncomfortable; ...created conditions for uncontrollable bush fires; ...scorched vegetation; ...killed animals; ...dried up surface water in ponds , including the historic Pot Works Dam; ...placing the Antigua Public Utilities (APUA) on heavy reliance on “...SEMBCORP” for water supplies. Thus, persistent Sunshine had compounded “...sustained water service deliveries with consequences of severe financial strains in meeting its “...financial obligations to service providers.”

PERCEPTIONS OF SUNSHINE

Endowed with charisma, ambition-filled and driven by youthful exuberance, an un-daunting political aspirant, Winston Williams Jr. was just 31 years, when he successfully contested and defeated opponent and incumbent Vere Bird Jr in the national Elections [March 23, 2004]. Repetitively using the catch phrase “...Come out-ah-dat and Come in-ah dis,” he had promised prospective voters a world filled with “...Sun” that will have brought “...Shine” where bleakness had overshadowed hope. However, that which was created by man was equally as devastating and/or destructive as that created by nature. It may have been unthinkable that constituents had perceived Sunshine to mean “...an environment of high unemployment; ...lack of disposable income; ...dwindling or dried up personal savings and the frightening horrors of gun crime.”  Seemingly, influenced into a false sense of belief, it had resulted in a crushing defeat to Vere Bird Jr., virtually ending his opponent’s organization “ ...twenty eight (28) year run of electoral victories,” governance and ultimately, his political career.

BETRAYING PUBLIC TRUST

Organizationally, achievement of objective, growth and development are dependent upon understanding of its “...Mission and Vision; ...responsibility, role and function of its membership and quality of leadership.” In government “...Fiscal Discipline” dictates that only those who have exhibited “...good sense of purpose, responsibility and judgment,” shall be charged with responsibility for “...public affairs.” It was the experience that people entrusted with the “...public purse” have betrayed their trust. It was also the knowledge that behavior raising public concerns, has always provided reasons for a power to consider that which might be seen as “...Necessary and/or Expedient.” This not only follows the principle that “...consequences were to be visited upon those “...Betraying Public Trust,” but also adequate to satisfy public expectations. Logic, therefore, dictates that public officers spiraling out of “...executive, administrative and/or financial control, shall be kept in official check, sanctioned and/or removed.”

CUSTODIAL ERROR

When Medical Benefits Scheme (MBS) accountant Elmeade Jarvis told a Commission of Inquiry “...When the Minister say pay; ...You Pay” [2002], there may have been little realization that he was “...paving the way for a stay at the nation’s penal institution.” Accused of “...actions calculated to conceal conduct considered fraudulent and corrupt by three Ministers, including an Attorney General from the public and cabinet,” he may have committed a “...Custodial Error” [Government Website: August 7, 2002]. Consequently, Justice Mario Michel dropped a two-year jail sentence on him for institutional residency at Her Majesty’s Prison [Observer Media: April 18, 2011]. Surely he may have sung “...Never again will I Pay, when a Minister say Pay.” When the former Junior Sports and Youth Affairs Minister was reportedly urged by ministerial colleagues “...to up-grade sports facilities in constituencies across the nation,” he had willingly obliged. It was clear that he may have ignored the principles of “...Integrity in public life, accountability and transparency and attendant consequences.” Evidently, he may not have learned from the “...experiences of the former MBS accountant,” thereby acting to his detriment. Five years later, eclipsed by “...dark clouds of suspicion,” the extended career that Winston Williams Jr. may have envisioned in the “...Sunshine,” suddenly vanished.

YOUTH AND EXPERIENCE

The electorate had despised the administrative behavior of a handful of public officials. They were at variance with the “...Lester Bird administration for not sanctioning those for inappropriate behavior” [1994-2004]. Availing Senator Williams Jr of an opportunity to vie for elective office, the Honourable Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer had calculatedly combined “...Youth and Experience.” Basking in a “...surge of popularity,” the youthful Winston Williams Jr. was presented to constituents, and by extension, the electorate as “...an eligible and electable candidate.” The disillusioned and despairing matured had gravitated more to his personality than that which may have been deliverable. Thus, he had captured the attention of the“...anxious and restless young people.” His zing and fierce rivalry were sufficient to neutralize the apparent constituency impregnability of “...incumbent Vere Bird Jr.”

BASKING IN SUNSHINE

Seemingly fantasizing conditions ideally suited to “...Basking in Sunshine,” the charismatic Winston Williams Jr. had inspired and captivated both youth and adults with the phrase, “...Come out-ah-dat (ALP) and ...Come in- ah-dis (UPP).” The phrase, reportedly coined by a Jamaican Priest who had reportedly used his pastoral influence in wooing people from the secular world into a “...religious environment within God’s Sanctuary. He may have seen many sinners sliding precariously down a slippery slope away from the “...Pearly White Gate of Heaven.” Hence, he was committed to save their souls from the idiomatic expressions of “...God’s Wrath” -eternal damnation in a fiery hell. For very different reasons, Winston Williams Jr. had successfully used the phrase in influencing the electorate to“...Get out–ah-Dat and ...Come in-ah dis.”

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Writing and singing style demonstrated

#29 Observer... » 2014-03-27 22:53

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=isMjvRpAckU

Perhaps sometime we need stop the critique and accept the talent that is in and amoung us. We always like to cry one another down. Listen to Linton Kweso Johnson. Ingland is a **.
Don't smoke too much though
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@ tenman & CIROC

#28 skyewill » 2014-03-26 14:55

However, that comedy act was allowed to play in another administration. i wonder how much he pay for that chair?
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Writing style needs to change

#27 Common Cents » 2014-03-26 14:06

Dear Mr. Pompey,
I have said quite clearly, many times, that your writing style needs to change.
Simply put, the entire style and format of your articles does not suit the format of a news-style presentation. While your love for quotation marks and ellipses may have been quite well suited for academic presentations, when presenting to the public it hinders, rather than helps, reading.

It's quite amusing that people will try and insinuate (or blatantly suggest) that because readers are somehow not intelligent, or simply too stupid. To the people who say this, I would suggest that they pick up a book on how to write well. Good writing is NOT just about the information contained within, but the style in which it is presented. It's quite similar to good cooking - your food doesn't just have to taste good, but it has to LOOK good as well.

Your writing style and presentation takes away greatly from the very important information contained within. The fact that multiple people are commenting on your style, but not on that of other writers who write pieces of similar or longer length should indicate that perhaps you DO need to make some changes in your writing style.

My advice would simply be to follow the example of other opinion piece writers on the site (for example Mr. Matthias) and follow their lead.
I hope you take what I've said as constructive criticism.


Cheers,

Common Cents
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RE: Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

#26 Natalie » 2014-03-26 02:57

Your professor writes who like the person who wrote this piece is also not a good writer. All university professors are not necessarily good writers. This has nothing to do with intelligence, it has to do with style.
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Please us too

#25 leonart matthias » 2014-03-25 21:31

Mr. Pompey, the readers care. jonathan is trying to help us. i read my last opinion and found three grammar errors in it. it made me feel bad because its not good to put to the public. the standard rule is that when you see a red light you stop. if sometimes the red light means turn right, then stop, and then go, there will be accidents.

similarly a quotation mark means something in english grammar. when i see ellipses points after a quotation mark i expect it to be part of a quotation and immediately look for the source of the quotation. am forced to read over to find what i missed if i don’t see a source quoted. i do not have a problem with long articles, I love to read. whether funny, serious, lies or truth I read it happily.

one person was showing me a text someone showed her the other day and i couldnt read it because it had no punctuations. and the person could read it comfortably, and had to point out where the fullstop should be and where the question mark should be. i am not soooo advanced and there are many like us.

my suggestion is if you use the quotation marks and ellipses for emphasis, a better idea would be to use italics or capital letters instead for us readers that pay attention to punctuation marks. the readers that don’t pay attention wont mind either. please everybody please
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RE: Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

#24 RAWLSTON POMPEY » 2014-03-25 20:14

Hi Skye,
Took a break from " ...Part II."

Interesting comments from all of you. Intrigued by the last line of your comment.

Observer, reminds me of " ...My Way Of Helping." Have not seen a post from him lately.

Here is a story for Observer;

Once in an exchange with a " ...criminal suspect," attempting to intimidate me, he said " ...Boy me go out yo' light. "

Could not allow him to walk away with a " ...psychological advantage."
So he had to know that there were three places that scared me and really would not wish anyone to take me.

Two of those places were " ...Straffie's and Barnes' Funeral Homes,"since the next place would be the " ...cemetery."

The other place was the " ...hospital," because Surgeons might have to perform some " ...surgery that may bring unbearable pain."

Told him that my best choice was " ...Her Majesty's Prison."

Guess he understood why. He did not wish to be in any of those places.

Eventually, we became friends.



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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!PT6

#23 John French !!cclesi » 2014-03-25 19:54

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! Rastas, Pompey the sleuth is in full CID mode when he detects the Good Hon. Winston Williams Quote:
promoting and bolstering their candidacy in the General Elections.
Follow The Money! CUI BONO? Many will suggest Poppycock! Quote:
Now that I know the structure of your system My path is cleared towards the goals I'm destined But all in peril is not lost For every man must carry his cross Your private use of public funds won't scare me Your frauds and schemes and plans can n'ere distress me For when your evil work is done Just like the morning sun I'll come Wisdom, show me the light Take my hand and lead me through the fight. Show me, show me the light Precious Father, lead me through the fight Show me, show me the right Take my hand and guide me through the night Lead me on, lead me on, lead me on...
Kickback & Funds for Elections Anyone? Outlet & CA have shown how this works. Examples of the COW, The Arab & African Contractors were provided for all who wish to read & listen. The Cop, Detective, Sleuth &Venerable has run the table. When will Ouadalians Arise after losing the monies to all thes corupt rascals?
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Politics consists of choosing between the Disastrous and the Unpalatable. - Johm Kenneth Galbraith.
Pompey has shown that it is not the Lesser of Two Party Evils but Choosing The Innovative Good with the Right People as expounded by Dr. Isaac Newton.
Oh Gad! Pray Fuh Mi Picknees!o
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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!PT5

#22 John French !!cclesi » 2014-03-25 19:40

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! The Venerable & Prolific Pompey as ever mindful of youthful indiscretions scathingly & legally offers When Medical Benefit Scheme (MBS) accountant Elmeade Jarvis told a Commission of Inquiry “...When the Minister say pay; ...You Pay” [2002], there may have been little realization that he was “...paving the way for a stay” at the nation’s penal institution.” Accused of “...actions calculated to conceal conduct considered fraudulent and corrupt by three Ministers, including an Attorney General from the public and cabinet,” he may have committed a “...Custodial Error” [Government Website: August 7, 2002]. Consequently, Justice Mario Michel dropped a two-year jail sentence on him for institutional residency at Her Majesty’s Prison. Who nah hear will feel! My sincere apologies to the young engeineer whom the Director of Public Works not only gave him a sieve to bail water but through him headlong under the bus! Would never do that to anyone with whom I worked or was under my leadership. Why is it that no one in authourity on the Rock take responsibility for either their actions or those of their subordinates? The WB loaned GoAB money to have their NGO's train our leaders in the Civil Service what they were educated to do. Public Sector Social Transformation. Go Figure! Friends, it is simply a WB strategy to change behavioural patterns and attitudes to Corruption.
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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!PT4

#21 John French !!cclesi » 2014-03-25 19:29

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! What was foisted on the Young MP was not only Malfeasance but also Misappropriation by his colleagues and Quote:
The iron hand they use to bend and shape me Will always find new ways and means to crush me But all in peril is not lost For every man must carry his cross
If you do not wish to think that the Young & Inexperienced MP was lead to Devil’s Bridge, ask why did they also foist this Project on a Young and Inexperienced Engineer? Where is the Director of Public Works now after shamelessly seeing the destruction of the young Engineer? Quote:
CORRUPTION IS THE ABUSE OF ENTRUSTED POWER FOR PRIVATE GAIN. IT HURTS EVERYONE WHO DEPENDS ON THE INTEGRITY OF PEOPLE IN A POSITION OF AUTHORITY. - Transparency International.
As they say Ignorance of the Law is no excuse. The Old have a responsibility to educate & guide youth. They must never be forgiven! Have seen this act played out too many times. Where are the Black Elites, Intelligentsia, Legal Beagles, Ecclesiastics & "Edge-up Arrivistes" when youth are taken advantage of and abandonned at "Perry Bay" & "Wash N Basin"?
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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!PT3

#20 John French !! » 2014-03-25 19:16

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! To whom do we owe such good fortunes? Is It the WB &/or IMF? The comrades at the LTHMC argue Tim Hector. Blues say CA, Reds say the Dogged MP Joseph. The Scientist & The Economist $485K agree that it is Quote:
yet by cunning or acrimonious design, brought pain and miseries on others. In so doing, they have also caused “...an atmosphere of gloom” to be descended over them. Invariably, they are doomed. Then, as circumstances demand, they are “...Ingloriously Relegated” for their misdeeds
a**en to The voices from Eve’s Garden & Lady Nugent who had assembled at George James Intersection lamenting The Good Hon Winston Willams' fate as they sang his baleful dirge Quote:
The Prince of Darkness walks behind me But he will never, never, never control me Today I live a life of sorrow Working for the joys of a bright tomorrow Wisdom, show me the right Guide me safely through the night Wisdom, show me the light Take my hand and lead me through the fight. For every man must carry his cross
CountryMen, Be wary of those who abhor Youthful Exuberance, pillory Youthful Follies, lament Youthful Indiscipline and rejoice that as the People of the Book say Quote:
it shall come to pass afterward, that I will pour out my spirit upon all flesh; and your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, your old men shall dream dreams, your young men shall see visions.
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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!PT2

#19 John French !! » 2014-03-25 19:04

Notes From A Native Son Of The RocK! Pay Attention! at a public forum “...Prime Minister Dr. Baldwin Spencer was cautioned “...You should never send a child to do a big man’s job” [Agriculture Minister]. The story may never be fully told that he had assisted parliamentary colleagues in “...promoting and bolstering their candidacy in the General Elections” [March 23, 2009]. ... several had reportedly undertaken personal oversight responsibilities for completion.” Friends, tarry with me on: a child doing a man’s job; and, promoting and bolstering their candidacy in the General Elections. By Jove the Sleuth is on to something which may have been lost forever to the “Bewildered & Bemused” Electorate.
Some say it is bad luck To Kill a Mocking Bird! Others say To Kill A Mocking Bird is Crime! Did the Good Hon. Winston Williams suffer both fates? CountryWomen hear the words of the Finance Minister in the 2014 Budget: BUILDING A NEW ECONOMY FOR GROWTH,Quote:
to regain trust, rebuild friendships & restore our (A&B) name: Acknowledge our indebtedness to ... creditors & swiftly renegotiate & implement new payment arrangements; Reinforce & rebuild technical capacity within the public sector to ensure competence at all levels of Government; ... so as to build confidence in our systems by citizens, creditors, friendly countries & development partners, by promoting fairness, transparency & predictable outcomes.
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Cum Outta Dat, Cum Bak Inna Dis With Literacy & Numeracy!

#18 John French !! » 2014-03-25 18:47

Notes From A Native Son Of The Rock! The discourse at the Amofah Market at Da Bridge was interrupted by the incorrigible Skyewill who insisted that the Akan & Ashanti must give praise and thanks to “Youthful Exuberance” as detailed in the Book of Hearts to be found The Public Library at Darkwood. He shouted that it was the recommended reading from King Amofah & endorsed by King Franki, Omarde & Bones. Whoah said Tenman Mi Nah Goh Deh! Mi Nar karry Dem Cra$$! Amid the din, Anansi whispered “Prince of Darkess!” The Akan Ifa having heard Anansi, with a wicked Pompeyesque twinkle in his eye agreed provided Skye, Tenman, Dig It, Officer, opsttay, Observer, Ciroc & others Quote:
ignore that which is considered " ...Irritating;" accept the contents and concentrate on that which is contained between the " ...Inverted Comas." ... Accept this as a " ...TRUCE" for an exchange you have provoked
& listen to the “Prince Of Darkness”.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=oQlcbc_xldg
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CIROC _MBS fiasco

#17 tenman » 2014-03-25 18:01

CIROC that probably goes to the great Dr. Cort (not the first but the last to date)
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RE: Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

#16 CIROC » 2014-03-25 15:33

This man Winston Williams just like some young persons. He had his political future in the palm of his hands and he blew it.He is very egotistical.The position went to his head.The Prime Minister should have fired him.That would have shown the population.That it is not business as usual in his Administration.His failure to do so sent the wrong message.All is well.When was the last time a Minister of Government got fired in Antigua.
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Pompey keep on doing what you do. #2

#15 Observer... » 2014-03-25 15:28

All over the Caribbean were people heard this they make mock of him. We use to have another writer going by the name of The Scarlet Pimpernel. So sorry he stopped writing, because school children could learn from his writing style as well. It is really time that we take up the standard. As our National Anthem says “Raise the standard, raise it boldly”. And do not let those inept ones keep us to low standards. It’s time they educate themselves if they wish to follow the writings of persons like, The Scarlet Pimpernel, Mr. Pompey, Dr. Newton, Dr. Thomas, Dr. R.Edwards, Dr. Mothley, Dr. Simon and Sir R. Sanders. Cause these men cannot be ask to come down from the level of education they have and write as if they didn’t even finish State College.
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Pompey keep on doing what you do. #1

#14 Observer... » 2014-03-25 15:28

This is not the first time some have made this comment about Pompey’s writing style. However those are the few with a very low level of intelligence and reading is not their preferred passing of time. Lester Bird did say that Antiguans are not a reading public. He is right and he was right. Just like fast food, we like the quick junk like the writings in the Observer ‘News/Gossip’ Paper. Nothing that would educate us at the end of the day. But it will give us a lot of melee, and gossip to talk about. This sometimes I have charged our elected officials are lacking of a good vocabulary and to tell you the truth all members of the UPP. Such as Mr. Baptist, Mr. Daniel, Mr. Spencer, Mr. Adams, Mr. Codrington. They are not very well educated persons. Words are sometimes used in a way that sets the English grammar upside down. And it is showed in parliament when our own PM could not even read the amount of the cost of the Wadadli Power Plant. One of the biggest joke ever to hear it for yourself.
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@POMPEY

#13 CIROC » 2014-03-25 15:15

I must give you some kudos on this opinion piece.T
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You lay your bed...sleep in it...don't ask others to

#12 Dig It » 2014-03-25 14:10

RP, it's unfortunate that WW political career had to cut short but that's just politricks. The people of my constituent loved and adored him but felt "betrayed" once he was "engulfed" with 'fire-at-the-gate.' Out of every bad situation, comes a good one! His trademark "phrase" will live on...but he will fade in the sunset. Hopeful, his trials and tribulations will be an "encouragement" for more young people to be of nation-building and not be deterred by politicians with no love of country.
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RE: Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

#11 Lapre » 2014-03-25 13:44

I am not here to criticize but to give a little advise. I do not read your column for one reason only; the LENGTH. Many times from the headline I so want to read your column but the length of it often is the deciding factor if I read or not, with the busy life that I have. Just a suggestion for you to consider.
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intended to " ...Enlighten, Inform and Educate."

#10 skyewill » 2014-03-25 12:47

I love it. I had a professor who writes almost like Pompey. The problem is not with the writer it's the fact that some people don't like to read and when they get extensive vocabulary they cringe. This story is far from boring. It tells of a man who came up, got great opportunities and really screws himself up all because of greed. It should be made into a movie. There is a message in Pompey’s writing and different strokes for different folks. If you no lub um na read um!
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#9 RAWLSTON POMPEY » 2014-03-25 10:59

Even with a bit of humor, these commentaries are primarily intended to " ...Enlighten, Inform and Educate."

The contents are based upon " ... actual occurrences and human experiences."

There are 'NO' personal benefits and " ...Caribarena" may attest to this.

Those who wish to " ...Browse; ...Skim; ...Glance or otherwise, are entitled so to do. These are fully respected. If they represent " ...preferred reading choices," then please do so in peace.

However, those who wish to create a " ...spectacle" in suggesting adaptations of " ...Styles" akin to that harboring a " ...Copy-Cat Mentality," may use their energies in other areas that may be more productive and meaningful.

Why subject yourselves to " ...Ramble and Boredom and then " ...RAMBLE over writing style?"

Never mind, ignore that which is considered " ...Irritating;" accept the contents and concentrate on that which is contained between the " ...Inverted Comas." READ Part II next week.

Accept this as a " ...TRUCE" for an exchange you have provoked.
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RE: Winston Williams Jr - Rise and Fall - Part I

#8 opsttay » 2014-03-25 10:30

Winston Williams has become an emblem of corruption and mismanagement. If I were the UPP, I would distance myself from him. Too bad, too sad that Winston allowed the Father of Lies to control his mind. Take a bow, your night is long over boy.
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scapegoat

#7 tenman » 2014-03-25 10:02

Quote:
When the former Junior Sports and Youth Affairs Minister was reportedly urged by ministerial colleagues “...to up-grade sports facilities in constituencies across the nation,” he had willingly obliged. It was clear that he may have ignored the principles of “...Integrity in public life, accountability and transparency and attendant consequences.” Evidently, he may not have learned from the “...experiences of the former MBS accountant” thereby acting to his detriment. Five years later, eclipsed by “...dark clouds of suspicion,” the extended career that Winston Williams Jr. may have envisioned in the “...Sunshine,” suddenly vanished.
What's telling is though others eg. The former minister of finance, constituency received the most, moneys no one is calling for him to be held responsible. Now this is the minister of finance, out of whose ministry the bills were paid. The government investigative team found that among the myriad of laws which were broken was the finance and admin act. WW will be used as a scapegoat probably until the elections are over
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thank you Mr Pompey

#6 officer » 2014-03-25 09:47

Mr Pompey a very intriguing commentary, well said.
Please ignore all those who can't grasp your opinions, some of us are enjoying them.
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constructive critizism

#5 sophisticated slaver » 2014-03-25 09:19

Mr. Pompey, You have a lot of information and no doubt education but please take these critiques constructively. I have tried on several occasions to read your articles but you are just too long-winded. Sometimes I just browse through and I can see you have some valid and interesting points but I have to agree with Johnathan .. the quotation marks are just too much.

Please try to make your points shorter and I will gladly read and comment on your articles.
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#4 etad » 2014-03-25 08:18

wELL said Johnathan. LONG AND BORING.
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WHO CARES

#3 RAWLSTON POMPEY » 2014-03-25 07:04

Who cares?
Rawlston Pompey is " ...NOT" V.S. NAIPAUL.

He is not unduly perturbed over gibberish comments and will not be dissuaded by bigots.

Put your knowledge here at this website that others may judge the level of your intelligence.
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Agreed

#2 Jj » 2014-03-25 06:22

Agreed johnathon. Boring and could be said in two paragraphs instead of this ramble.
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#1 Johnathan » 2014-03-25 06:12

Your style of writing is one of the worst I have ever seen. Why do you use so many quotation marks? It is very difficult to read and takes away from the points you are trying to make. To put it simply, your articles are boring. Read some V.S. Naipaul and learn how to write.
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