For you all to consider, I write this my personal opinion and what I write is true to fact.
It worried me greatly when PM Ralph Gonsalves announced in Saint Vincent that he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop. I am still seeking an explanation of exactly what that statement means and what part of Bishop’s work Gonsalves will adopt?
We must remember that Gonsalves was very close to Bishop, shortly after the Marxist Grenada revolution, travelling with Bishop in his car and writing political speeches for him. [It’s all a matter of public record.]
So when Gonsalves announced he is here to finish the work of dead Marxist, Maurice Bishop, I previously asked the question on several sites such as this, what part or parts of Bishop’s work does he intend completing.
Bishop did a lot of dreadful things, and one of the things that Bishop did was undertake to obtain money fraudulently from the IMF and other lending institutions.
I am sure that Maurice Bishop was not the first and will not be the last Marxist clever dick ruler to deceive the IMF.
Some governments today may well be using the same method. Falsifying finance figures, also tourism, agriculture, fishing, large project figures, and other statistics. Whether Cuba still offers advice on how to do this is another consideration.
On the advice of Russia and Cuba, Maurice Bishop of Grenada had suggested to his party’s Central Committee how to overcome the IMF and World Bank requirements, by keeping two sets of books and records, so as to defraud the IMF.
When the Americans invaded Grenada, they found, confiscated and shipped to the US six tons of paper, public records. The best kept records of a Communist revolution ever to be found anywhere.
They found all sorts of records, including the diaries of Maurice Bishop, and all the secret agreements between Bishop’s regime and Cuba, East Germany, Russian USSR, Vietnam, North Korea, and dozens of other communist bloc countries, most of whom had required that such contracts and agreements be kept secret.
The records were copied in the US by the microfiche method, and most but not all were then returned to Grenada.
With regard to the fraud against the IMF, here are the record locations and references.
US Public Records Office Maryland
Micro Fiche, page 9
Grenada Revolution, Deception on Economic Matters
Minutes of Central Committee:
At a meeting in Grenada on August 3, 1983, the political/Economic Bureau of the NJM noted that International Monetary Fund requirements for badly needed assistance would be difficult to meet –
“Comrade Maurice Bishop suggested that we use the Suriname and Cuban experience in keeping two sets of records in the banks for this purpose.”
Later in the same meeting –
“Comrades again highlighted the urgent importance of training Comrades to adjust the banking figures. Someone should be sent to Cuba or the Soviet Union.”
And again –
“The comrades from Nicaragua and Cuba must visit Grenada to train Comrades in the re-adjustment of the books.”
Extracted from documents found by the US forces when they invaded Grenada in 1983, stored on microfiche in Maryland, USA, available to the public. Originals returned to Grenada Public Records Office.
Original Documents Held At The Grenada Public Records Office:
Box 1 Folder 72
Minutes of Meetings – August 1983
Date: 3 Aug 1983: Description: Minutes of Central Committee, Political Bureau, Economic Bureau and other meetings refer to the economy, fraudulently readjusting the books for IMF.
This opinion is not meant to infer or imply that Ralph E. Gonsalves is involved in the altering of any records whatsoever in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, or of committing or planning any illegal act.
But as the Minister of Finance and the Prime Minister who makes statements about the dead criminal Marxist, Maurice Bishop, we really do require some answers to his statements. Exactly what work of Maurice Bishop does PM Gonsalves intend emulating or completing?
It’s a simple question. Because without the answer people may rightly or wrongly assume that Gonsalves intends to adopt all the works of Bishop.
That may well lay them open to being sued by Gonsalves, so for the sake of justice, please PM Gonsalves, let’s have the low down of your intentions.
I will be writing another opinion like this about the international airport that was being built by the Cubans in Grenada, being built for the use as a military airport. There are documents regarding this as well, and I have the location and references of such.
In fact I have the references and location of all the records.