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Fri 10th May 2019

Letter to Governor General

Another OPEN LETTER TO THE GOVERNOR GENERAL
06 MAY 2019

Your Excellency,

The SVG Green Party strongly contends Saint Vincent And The Grenadines must urgently cut ties with Taiwan and deport Taiwan’s Ambassador from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Vincentian born Retired British Royal Air Force Engineer Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA, Leader of SVG Green Party has carried out diligent research which has revealed Taiwan owes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Treasury ECS54 Billion in Fish Tax for the period 2001 to 2018.

There are Five sources of wealth available in our country namely (1) Our People (2) 150 square miles of Land (3) over 10,000 Square miles of Sea (4) High Quality Drinking Water and (5) our nation must build the fifth resource free education from preschool to our own science and technology university to drive a knowledge base economy.

The core weaknesses in our country, since independence on 27 October 1979 have been highly unqualified and incompetent SVG Ministers of Finance not been able to competently manage Public Accounts to create Fiscal Surplus to build “Free High Quality Education from Pre-School to University to drive a knowledge based Economy .classic examples are the three political parties that governed SVG since independence .All three political parties failed to build a model like Singapore .

There are two major Obstacles which have hindered sustainable economic development in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines (1) Mustique Act NO 48 OF 2002 and (2) Parasite Taiwan sucking the economic blood of SVG.

Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal lived in Singapore in 1963 to1965. Singapore focussed its vision on Building Free High Quality Education from Pre-School to University for all and has become a World Bank success storey with one of the highest standard of living in the World. Research has shown where there is a high quality workforce multi million dollar investors are attracted.

Your Excellency, we have no other option but to change direction, our people have been pushed to the ground into gross poverty, destitution, squalor and illiteracy

In the name of humanity, I beg of you, please pay a visit to Capital Kingstown any night between 9pm and 10pm and see for your own knowledge the large number of Black People sleeping rough on the foot path

The Major and Prime significant Weakness in our country is Prime Minister Hon Dr Ralph Gonsalves does not fully understand the mechanics of Public Accounts and this serious weakness has had significant negative impact on SVG Economy. Prime Minister Dr Gosalves as Minister of SVG Finance Failed Audit of Public Accounts for three Consecutive years 2008, 2009 and 2010 this is unheard of, throughout the world you fail audit and you’re immediately replaced. The Prime Minister over shot the 2007 Budget Estimate by EC$63 million without the prior approval of SVG House of Assembly.

In 2008 Prime Minister Gonsalves killed the National Commercial Bank with an outrageous Bank Overdraft of EC$185 million. The Accountant General’s current account was not reconciled with the NCB. It is absolutely amazing how incompetent the ULP Regime is .

In 2008, the accuracy of the assessment of revenue at the Inland Revenue Department could not be verified due to non access to the Director of Audit to the records, This is gross abuse of power.
(Source Audit Reports – Researched Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons),MSc, MBA)

The indigenous population continue to carry the tax burden while Taiwan and Superrich White Migrants Millionaires and Billionaires in Mustique and Canouan continue to get away with billions of dollars in Tax and customs duty exemptions. This is gross injustice and where there is injustice there is strife, and where there is strife people can be fatally injured

The source of our problems include: (a) Millionaires and billionaires of Mustique and Canouan have been granted unconstitutional Tax and Customs Duty exemptions valued at hundreds of millions of dollars annually and (b) Taiwan owes Saint Vincent and the Grenadines Treasury EC$54 billion in Fish tax for the period 2001 to 2018.
We will overcome

Yours faithfully

Retired British Royal Air Force Engineer Warrant Officer Ivan Bertie O’Neal BSc (hons), MSc, MBA and Leader of SVG Green Party

CC:
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second The Constitutional Head of Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
His Excellency The Governor General of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
Prime Minister Hon Dr. Ralph Gonsalves
Hon Leader of The Opposition Dr Godwin Friday
His Excellency Secretary General of the United Nations
Hon President The Privy Council London England
Hon President CCJ Trinidad and Tobago
Hon Chief Justice of OECE Saint Lucia
Hon President of the United States of America
Hon President of China
His Excellency The President of Singapore
Her Excellency The President of Taiwan
Hon Secretary General of Caricom, Guyana
Hon President of the World Bank
Hon President of IMF
Hon President of Caribbean Development Bank

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