Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves. (iWN file photo)

Prime Minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines Ralph Gonsalves is expected to wrap up on Saturday an official visit to Russia.

Gonsalves left SVG for Russia on Monday, accompanied by his wife, Eloise Gonsalves, Jinelle Adams, minister counsellor at the SVG High Commission in London, Ellis Phillips, first secretary at the UN mission in New York, Station Sergeant

Godwin Charles, the prime minister’s security officer.

The Office of the Prime Minister, in Kingstown, said Gonsalves will be involved in a series of discussions with Russian government officials on mutually agreed issues.

He will also participate in two forum activities — one on sustainable development, and the other on climate change.

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  1. Even though the Ruskies have abandoned their Communist past, there are those old adherents of pseudo ideological Marxism like Ralph Gonsalves and his pals in Cuba and Venezuela, who like extinct Dinosaurs, continue to cling onto an unworkable relic for the personal benefits they derive from peddling the “red” ideology, they being unaware of how much the world have changed.

    Before Putin took charge of the new Russia and after the collapse of the Soviet system, Russia could not even afford to pay its sailors. As with Venezuela today, where the citizenry walks the streets looking for a Dog, a Cat or a Pigeon to eat in order to stave off painful hunger. If you do not believe this is so then watch this video!

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WCUq0V-3mgo

    But while the Gonsalves travers the world in their deluded and grandiose aspirational family quest, and rats overrun our schools, many Vincentians too, could well do with a few square meals a day! Or even a Job!

    However the “Redshirted Marxist system” that Gonsalves supports and have thrusting upon us in SVG, it is very much alive and well in his beloved Cuba and Venezuela today wit all of its terrible.anti-democratic defects, violence and pain.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/maduro-supporters-block-venezuela-legislative-meeting-200115180823070.html

    https://twitter.com/hashtag/SecuestroMilitarYParamilitarDeLaAN?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1217466007750574081&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.aljazeera.com%2Fnews%2F2020%2F01%2Fmaduro-supporters-block-venezuela-legislative-meeting-200115180823070.html

    Perhaps it will be our turn soon to walk the streets very much like that hungry fellow in the Video above, if we as a people continue to be so foolish, so as to allow these red shirted individuals to have their way with us and the country!

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  2. Putin now preparing to stay in office for life by pulling the strings from behind the scenes. The parliament has resigned. I don’t see the immediate benefit of this except for a candy trip for big belly Gonsalves to fly in luxury to Moscow for what? It can’t imagine what is going to be on the big belly Gonsalves’s agenda. Don’t worry mr big belly Gonsalves the chicken will soon come home to roost. We know you have the mind to change the constitution declare yourself president, then declare martial law and make yourself the Emperor and continue to fuck the poor of SVG.

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  3. So soon we’ll see big belly Gonsalves rubbing shoulders with Vladimir Putin. I wonder if the Russians will publish it as front page news like here? How will this help the people of SVG? because it is taxpayer money that is paying the bill. What exactly is he going to do there? Personal whims! Big Belly Gonsalves will soon want to visit north Korea. He already met Trump, had a photo-op and that didn’t change anything for the ordinary man, woman or child in SVG.

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  4. Not even Jeromy Corbyn, a known diehard socialist, and his motley crew of equal Marxist diehards, up there in the UK, would be ever so dishonest so as to travel from one foreign city to another, in an opulent way, if there were such severe and prolonged unemployment in his home country as we have here, and worst, thus give his reason for travel, as climate change discussions.

    Yet we have in our Prime Minister, Ralph Gonsalves, one who appears to be doing absolutely nothing about our staggeringly large unemployment ratio, other than beg the world over for income support, while our poor stock of poor people get poorer and poorer, though he get larger and larger while globetrotting on a mission pertaining to climate change and world security.

    Moreover, while he is wedded to his commitment to a large Government, and one who engages in a “Tax and Spend” policy, Vincentians however on the other hand are sucking salt, since his “Tax and Spend policy” have impoverished us and has brought us nothing but deprivation, hopelessness and quite easily foreseeably, extensive joblessness.

    One would have thought, that while the examples of Cuba and Venezuela is ever before him, they through their population’s desire to emigrate seeking better lives, being good evidence of the failed economic policy outcome of the policies which he Ralph Gonsalves advocates, such would have crystallised his thinking, but no, not one bit of it. He, his family and his crew plods on nevertheless.

    The most sad outcome is we however are greatly burdened with both he and his family’s incompetent rule. His boast to us of his great enviable brilliance! He boast to us as to how brilliantly bright he is and how wonderful his years in office has been for us, though we as a nation constantly beg our way across the globe. Economics we now know are sure not his administration’s strong point and even worst his truthfulness.

    An example of Ralph Gonsalves’s type of economics and admiration in state rule, is indeed Venezuela, where the socialist free, free, free policies, lead to great migration, inflation, violence, and pain.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OUltZmKqfmM

    Be it in Africa, the Caribbean or the Americas, the same representative charlatans could be found spinning all of the same yarns at election times. Yarns about which free items to be had but in reality only those who rule truly gets the freebee and they never tell us about the rampant corruption.

    Guatemalans demand arrest of outgoing president for corruption. Jimmy Morales’ immunity will lapse for just a few hours on Tuesday before he’s sworn into Central American Parliament.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/guatemalans-demand-arrest-outgoing-president-corruption-200114001457754.html

    Angola ex-president’s son remanded on corruption charge: Jose Filomeno dos Santos, aka Zenu, remanded in custody in a $1.5bn ($4.05 billion XCD) corruption case, according to state prosecutor in 2018. The son of Angola’s former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has been remanded in custody in a $1.5bn or ($4.05 billion XCD) corruption case, a state prosecutor said.

    https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2018/09/angola-president-son-remanded-corruption-charge-180925063903854.html?utm_source=website&utm_medium=article_page&utm_campaign=read_more_links

    AND

    “Africa’s richest woman and British-educated daughter of Angola’s former leader has part of her £1.7billion ($6.001 billion XCD) fortune frozen and claims her family is being ‘victimised’ by the country’s new president in corruption crackdown. Jose Eduardo dos Santos’s 38 years in power were synonymous with corruption, nepotism and authoritarianism”.

    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7850355/Africas-richest-woman-1-7billion-fortune-frozen-corruption-crackdown.html

    When members of a family are questioned over the salting-away of over $10 billion dollars in secret, one has to wonder, what on earth the people of the state were doing during that family’s rule. Like Vincentians waiting for the freebee.

    Contrast the above with the past UK’s Government of Margaret Thatcher. The Woman Who Saved Great Britain.and as she would, say of these so-called socialist “the socialist just loves spending other people’s money”.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XeBHDSsogf8

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  5. Given that Big Bely Gonsalves have all these friends in high places and is highly respected around the world, How come we don’t have a bunch of foreign investors in our Country or factories, even several fruit-juice manufacturing plants. For all the fruits we have year-round in SVG? Or textile factories for at least a minimum wage. Or canned good factory. Even a nuts and bolts factory. Or Affordable machines with which to earn a living and so we could care for our families? 40 years after independence. Why we can’t do that? Why haven’t we done something like that? Answers: we’ve done that and then nobody got paid for Christmas, couldn’t pay their rent. (in a fit of anger and frustration killed themselves drinking cheap rum) What do we pay these crippling high taxes for? Helipads at the Airport? Ralph, I could empathize with any human being in from of me but with you, I have a really hard time.

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  6. All of a sudden BBG gone Russia. Last he flew to Luxurious Dubai too, where a coffee cost US$20. How come he’s never been to the White House? Or to Ottawa ? Or visit the Queen whom is still loved in the West Indies?

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