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Fri 28th Sep 2018

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Renewed strong call for White Migrants to end their illegal occupation of Mustique now

Research by Warrant Officer Ivan O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA, Leader of SVG Green Party, has revealed that the White Migrants’ claim of ownership of Mustique is highly dubious.

The White Migrants have sold Mustique twice internally to themselves and have used the second internal sale/purchase of Mustique to themselves in the Mustique Act No 48 OF 2002 to claim White Migrants own Mustique.

This back door deal is dodgy. There is no historical land title deed given in the Mustique Act No 48 OF 2002 to show Mustique is owned by the White Migrants. Backdoor ownership is totally unacceptable. It is a classic example of land grabbing by foreigners.

White Migrants get the message now: - Mustique is the property of the people of SVG. End your illegal occupation of Mustique now and pack your bags and go back to where you came from.

In Venezuela, foreign landowners must demonstrate a consistent chain of property title back to 1848 if they are to enjoy full property rights — otherwise they face expropriation. We should do something similar in SVG to foreign land grabbers.

In Mexico, the federal police evicted more than 200 foreign retirees, most of them Americans, from their homes in a Baja California resort, under orders from Mexico's highest court, which has ruled that the Americans have no right to live there.

The Mustique Act No. 48 OF 2002 is in breach of Section 13 of CAP 2 Constitution of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, which states ‘No Law shall make any provision that is discriminatory either of itself or in its effect’.

The Mustique Act No. 48 OF 2002 says that ‘No customs service charges shall be levied against the company or its subsidiaries on the import of goods to SVG’. However, the indigenous black population of SVG has to pay tax and customs service charge. Is this not a violation of our human rights and discriminatory against the indigenous people of SVG?

According to Warrant Officer Ivan O’Neal, no legislation passed by the SVG House of Assembly shall have the power to supersede CAP 2 Constitution of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. The Mustique Act NO 48 OF 2002 is not valid and not legally binding. The Mustique Act No. 48 OF 2002 should be abolished.

The Mustique Act No. 48 OF 2002 is highly counterproductive to the long-term development of SVG, in that, it perpetuates ruthless colonialism and discrimination in favour of white migrants. It permits White Migrants to operate Mustique like a state within a state, with special freedom to not pay tax and customs duties.

The United Nations Human Rights office will be invited to scrutinise this dirty breach of human rights of the people of SVG.

White Migrants in Mustique want the indigenous population of SVG to subside their luxurious lifestyle. They want to use the roads and other services funded by SVG taxpayers’ money, but not contribute themselves. This is disgusting greed and arrogance.

The white migrants are out of order in claiming the sea around Mustique as their property. Our local fishermen have been fishing in the sea around Mustique for hundreds of years.

These white Migrants, they have a few dollars and believe they buy the sovereignty of SVG, including the sea. Pack your bags and go back to where you came from.

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