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Saturday, February 09, 2008

Cronyism

There is something happening in Dominica. A kind of rampant cronyism. First of all the country has descended into the George Bushian 'with us or against us'.

Dominica joined Alba, the Bolivarian alternative to the FTAA or whatever you call these long winded meaningless games hegemonists like Chavez play. Read more about the real venezuela in this Venezuela Blog

Firstly I feel the governments problem. They have the imagination of a beetle in heat, and really have the most unusual problem. In real terms they should stand before the population and let them know that the illusion that there should be no poverty and that Dominica should be thriving, is just that, an illusion.

That would give them real room to help the country become a little bit more self sufficient and to try to work to create some jobs for the ever growing mass of young people without employment.

Instead what we have is that every major crisis or issue is faced with either the mayor, the whaling commissioner, one of the ministers, or the national radio station, or one of the govt overseas friends making statement in support of whatever steps the govt has taken.

One old person likened this government to the Patrick John government. A popular leader, a band of cronies and yes men, and a country lurching from one crisis to another without any plans other than the brainwaves of the Anointed One.

I hope not. I dont want this government to fail because in reality the lack of any intellectual and economic progress in the country right now reflects on all Dominicans here and abroad. There is a collective failure of the country. And very few people want to admit that 30 years of Independence are indeed 30 years of very little achievement. There is work to be done and I am willing to help.

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