The possible influence that Hugh Chavez (president of Venezuela), might have on the outcome of the next general election should be something every that Dominicans should be concern about.
The same way Mr. Chavez allegedly did in Argentina and in some of the other Latin American countries; he will inject funds into the election to influence the outcome in the best interest of the ‘Petro Caribe Agreement.’
What many Dominican don’t realize that from this Petro Caribe deal, by the time our children and grand children become adults they will owe Chavez billions of dollars.
Look around Dominica…look carefully, the government is yet to invest in any type business venture. A large majority of the money they’ve received has gone only in community projects around Dominica.
Now, I’m not saying that these community projects are not needed. What’s going to happen when it’s time to payback to Venezuela its 2% interest; when we’ve invested a large sum of the money in community projects and not small businesses?
At that time Chavez can dictate to Skerrit and the other Caribbean leaders as much as America has been accused of doing.
But Chavez is not the only political broker in the business of influencing the outcome of Dominica’s political future. In the coming months, as the date of the elections draws near, China, and Taiwan are forfeiting their positions for they’re called upon for help.
As I mention my post ‘Money and Its Influence on the Next General Election‘ – in our permissive Dominican society most people will see nothing wrong with accepting political contributions from these political Brokers, who’s only interested is their personal agendas.
look at the size of d/ca. look at the size of it’s population. If we are unable to invite foreign capital into this small country, how are we going to survive? When govern’t is by far the largest employer, without the discovery of gold at Morne -Au Diable the state is sure to fail. In the absence of all these foreign hand-outs what is the best organic approach for the sustained development of Dominica?
I’m not criticizing the handouts we’re getting for China, Venezuela, etc….What I saying, the government should invest more in small to medium-size businesses, particularly with the monies received from the Petro Caribe Agreement. So when the time comes to payback President Chavez – the treasury will be at stage where it can payback the 2% interested.