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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

one eyed men

I was asked today why Dominica didnt have an international airport and why there was such hostility amongst the so called business class to the idea of an international airport.

The reason is quite simple. A few people control the largesse of the Dominican economy.

The key word is control. Anything which threatens the control of a small cabal of people who put themselves, their friends and family, and generally anyone who kisses their ass, above anyone else, will be frowned upon.

But we cant afford an international airport ?

Can St Kitts ? Could Antigua ? St Lucia ? Even Barbados ?

It is tiring to see a country like Dominica have slaves on a plantation fighting to preserve the lifestyle of a few people who spend more time spending their money in Miami and New York than in the same country which facilitates their very economic position.

The principle behind access to Dominica is that it alows the world to discover Dominica, and allows Dominicans to discover the world.

However in the land of the blind the one eyed man is king, so it is natural.

But it is sickening to observe.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Poignant

It is not the critic who counts, not the man who points out how the strong man stumbled, or where the doer of deeds could have done better.

The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena;

whose face is marred by the dust and s...weat and blood;

who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again;

who knows the great enthusiasms, the great devotions and spends himself in a worthy cause;

who at the best, knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who, at worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly;

so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory or defeat."

Theodore Roosevelt Paris 1910