Bad news about black entrepreneurship and economic empowerment in SVG-Searchlight

2021-11-10 05:45:46 By : Mr. James Huang

The latest news that SVG Bank is about to acquire CIBC First Caribbean is bad news for black entrepreneurship and economic empowerment.

I will further state that this development means “knees” (as Vincent’s professional and politician Noel Dixon described so appropriately and vividly during the George Floyd protests) now more The black entrepreneurial spirit of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the Caribbean and other regions is firmly fixed on the neck. There is clear evidence that Vincents of African descent are the victims of carefully planned and sustained strategies that make us obey. Vincent farmer and entrepreneur Hugh Stewart correctly speculated in a recent article that Vincents were trained as beggars.

rely. "Learned helplessness"? Mr. Stewart and I are not the only ones sharing these opinions about the obedience of our people.

Have you been reading articles from Leroy Providence, Carden A. Michael and the Green Party column? We are enslaved again.

Why do you think that, in SEARCHLIGHT, for example, the wise lawyers from the famous "activist" to his long-term "comrade" (in which the "comrades" are advised to pay attention to overexposure [reduced returns]" are being so blatantly despised?

No slave (servant) can suggest Massa ("Willi Lynch"). When Massa’s family and relatives made derogatory "vaccinated food" recommendations, did you observe a difference in response? Timely and positive. "I will support...," he asserted.

Attempts to tarnish their reputation by arresting law-abiding, respected and respected black professionals/celebrities (some are role models and mentors) and letting heavily armed police raid their homes is enough to explain the problem. I expect there will be more laws and "incentives" under the guise of protecting us from COVID-19, but with ulterior motives to suppress, humiliate and divide black people. Massa is in charge!

We haven't received the news yet?

Are we so fascinated by our vanity (high-sounding titles, "higher positions", "I am more educated than...", "I am more qualified than...", I am smarter than..., etc. Etc.) and/or chasing the rainbow (constitutional reforms, writing our own Vincent history, medical marijuana, compensation, removal of the queen as head of state and the Privy Council as the final court of appeal and recent strategies, Africa-Brazil-Caribbean-Diaspora Initiative ) We find it difficult to distinguish between a genius and a liar, especially when the liar is white?

Some people think that the descendants of slaves should/can only be servants.

Do you remember the statement that was made in reference to Arnhim Eustace after he was elected leader of the New Democratic Party (NDP) and became Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines? If Mr. Eustace was walking with US President Bush, Then he could not recognize Mr. Eustace at midnight, or to the effect that. I'm referring to the comment that Mr. Eustace "has been a servant for too long..." I often wonder if this comment is a "customized version" of a broader view, thinking that we (the descendants of slaves) are good Followers have never been good leaders. Given that the same source of derogatory (racist) comments directed at Mr. Eustace continues (from time to time), I find it necessary to recall slowly. The remarks seem to indicate that in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, the only "brains" and true leaders who know how to obtain (source) and manage money are Sir James Mitchell (aka Nancy) and Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (aka , Master of Contradiction, Dr. Flip Flops, etc.). Two "whites". How absurd!

It is for the reasons I have outlined and many more that we should never let this deal between CIBC First Caribbean and Bank of SVG go through.

This is not in the interests of black people. What we will have is a glorious piggy bank, obey Massa's call. A bank under Massa's full control, Massa is also known as Willy Lynch. Massa's record of anti-black entrepreneurship has been established. Leon "Bigger Big" Samuel is his most famous victim. For this proposed transaction, there is a better and superior alternative. Fortunately, we (Afro-Caribbean entrepreneurs) continue to face blatant discrimination in our respective countries (as stated in the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights report), and some people are able to "jump over" obstacles. I mean black entrepreneurs who can find inspiration. Rihanna of Barbados is one of them.

Barbados and the rest of the Caribbean did not benefit from Rhianna's "breakthrough" because the metaphorical "knee" I mentioned earlier is on Rhianna's neck, as well as the neck of her country's creative department.

Prime Minister Mia Motley and Santia Bradshaw (the country’s education minister and a creative person) and other patriotic Barbados need to check the horns on Barbados ships.

To put it mildly, I think this is paradoxical. Although the "knee" is on the neck of the Caribbean creative sector's global response to the Covid pandemic, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is calling for a "fresh" approach on the world stage. "To combat the spread of the virus. The usual verbal services and rhetoric are designed to distract and deceive!

Isn’t the “global soft power response” proposal for COVID-19 “a new approach”?

Or is it lack of recognition because of its ethnicity and the origin of "a branch of the entertainment industry"? "DJ" can't provide Massa with development advice!

In a document submitted to the CARICOM Secretariat in Guyana in early 2020 (in response to the Secretariat’s regional call, and long before any vaccines are launched), Accolade (a business plan that I associate with) boldly and strongly It is recommended that the Caribbean region should take the lead in adopting global soft power to deal with this epidemic.

"Soft power" simply refers to the level of global influence a country possesses that surpasses military, economic, and political power. It is usually expressed in cultural expressions-music, movies, etc. For example, Hollywood in the United States has a lot of soft power. The same is true for the British BBC. As we all know, the Caribbean has surpassed its heavyweight in the music industry for decades. Music is a development tool—economic, social, spiritual, etc.

The Caribbean region is calling for opportunities for the global response to the current epidemic. The ball is in our hands. After all, this is the "Creative Economy Year" proclaimed by the United Nations. This is also the 65th anniversary of the release of Harry Belafonte's Calypso, which is the first platinum record of any genre. In the Caribbean-led global response to COVID-19, the observation of two important milestones intertwined with expertise, proficiency and expertise will increase motivation and lead to more respect, wider acceptance and appreciation of the initiative.

We don't have to reinvent the wheel. There is already the AMP SVG (Association of Music Professionals) music-based climate change awareness initiative-the idea of ​​Edgar "Kwame" Lewis (aka Chatoyer Pickney). This initiative, with initial funding provided by the United Nations Development Programme, can be adjusted according to the global response to the pandemic led by the creative sector. It can also be configured to promote global disaster risk reduction (DRR), which includes epidemics, climate change, and other environmental challenges.

I chose to lead the Caribbean-led global response to Covid. It is the talented Vincent-style international marketer J. Robert Cato, who is currently among us.

What I recommend here is in my field of expertise. I am an experienced media and communications professional who has received formal training. I have received training in the region and other regions, including the BBC in London, UK; and CARIMAC, University of Western Australia, Mona, Jamaica. I appreciate development communication and configuration/building of music-based formats (broadcasting, etc.); simple and complex. For God's sake, this is my area of ​​effort!

Why is the black entrepreneurial spirit killed in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines and deprived of the opportunity to shine globally?

I refuse to be a slave. The struggle continues. We will overcome!