Ralph Gonsalves and the Lavish Royal Wedding By E. A. Ballantyne

Kate Middleton, Prince William and Ralph Gonsalves

Ralph Gonsalves, the avowed socialist, and staunch anti-colonialist prime minister of St. Vincent and the Grenadines is off to the latest royal wedding.  Several Vincentians of all walks of life and of varying political views, have been left wondering what the hell is wrong with Gonsalves.  Why would he, the leader of a small poor country,  spend thousands of tax payers money to attend this wedding? Is it just to please his wife? Or is Gonsalves secretly a fan of the royal family and their outrageous traditions?

Some say that Gonsalves will be using the wedding to extend his begging bowl to other heads in attendance. If so, is this appropriate?  Is this diplomatic? Is this protocol? How low can we get.  Since when poor third world leaders use these kinds of events to beg for aid?  Does not this country have some dignity?

Even in England itself people are questioning the amount of money being lavished on this affair. Read for example this article found on the website E! Online:

Late last year, the Palace announced that Prince Charles, Queen Elizabeth II and Kate’s parents will cover the wedding ceremony and reception. Reportedly, Kate’s parents are shelling out a six-figure sum as their share of the costs, which could total upwards of $70 million.

But taxpayers will have to foot the bill for “security and transport”—namely the countless cops who will swarm London looking for malingerers, or just commoners who don’t look quite tickety boo.

Originally, that cost was estimated at more than $8 million. But new reports indicate the British taxpayers may have to fork over an incredible $32 million for all those police. Why? Because, among other reasons, police earn double while working on a bank holiday, and Prime Minister David Cameron has declared the wedding day just to be just that—a bank holiday. (If he’s shut his mouth, the British people might have more cash on hand at the end of it all.)

This is  direct cost is about over US$110 million! Furthermore, the British economy may have to give up over US$8 billion! Now what does an avowed socialist and anti-colonialist  like Ralph Gonsalves have at an affair like this?

E. A. Ballantyne

For  more information on the cost of this wedding click on the link below.

11 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by card factory on December 2, 2011 at 7:02 pm

    Was an honour seeing my PM at this wedding at the Abbey….you made us proud and we love you…and to E A Ballantyne, thanks for placing our PM’s photo amongst Royalty for he certainly belongs there….


  2. Posted by Peter on July 18, 2011 at 7:06 pm

    I think Ralph went there to count Mullato’s you know those brown people which he told the US Ambassador about. By the way I was looking at the Gonsalves family group photo, looks like he has his own collection, has anyone told him?


  3. Posted by progressive woman on April 29, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    The PM represents us well wherever he goes. He does not embarass us. He is highly respected all over the world. ALLyo to damn jealous. LEAVE RALPH GONSALVES ALONE.


  4. Posted by no nonsense on April 29, 2011 at 7:17 am

    Whats the problem Bally,you did not get an invitation to go? You should ah ask the PM to carry you, poor ‘cry cry baby’!!!!!!


  5. Posted by KS784 on April 28, 2011 at 8:36 pm

    I hope he got permission from Chavez to go there. Did he carry a gift?, how much did it cost and who paid?.


  6. Posted by Patriano on April 28, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Who is this E.A.Ballantyne, in my opinion such a silly and trivial piece. Being invited to a wedding and accepting that invitation is now a problem and issue. You are saying that “some say he will use this occasion to beg” and then go on as if this is a fact. You are truly amazing. Who are you and what is your motivation. Please examine yourself, look in the mirror, cleanse your heart and enlighten your mind. I hope that there are worthwhile contributions that you have or can make to St. Vincent and the Grenadines, because so far looking at your idiotic utterances it is a BIG FAT ZILCH ie ZERO.


    • Posted by Al on April 29, 2011 at 12:50 pm

      I agree with you Patriano. Some people are such asses. All invited guests were called first before getting an invitaation. Am sure it was not easy to get on the guests list. So why refuse such an invitation when it will do the country more good than bad??? Before these fools act happy that our Pm was invited they complaining. And let us assume he is indeed going to beg, who is he beggging for?..pleaseee


      • Posted by Catherine on May 1, 2011 at 4:08 pm

        It takes an ass to know others. You are just talking f***t when you say,”Am sure it was not easy to get on the guest list” You are obviously one of the fools who swallow everything Gonsalves says. All heads of Government and Heads of State of Commonwealth countries were invited. So e nah get invite becars dem been specially war Gonsalves dey.

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