Des Sullivan

St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada Uncle Gnarley is hosted by Des Sullivan, of St. John's. He is a businessman engaged over three decades in real estate management and development companies and in retail. He is currently a Director of Dorset Investments Limited and Donovan Holdings Limited. During his early career he served as Executive Assistant to Premier's Frank D. Moores (1975-1979) and Brian Peckford (1979-1985). He also served as a Part-Time Board Member on the Canada-Newfoundland Labrador Offshore Petroleum Board (C-NLOPB). Uncle Gnarley appears on the masthead representing serious and unambiguous positions on NL politics and public policy. Uncle Gnarley is a fiscal conservative possessing distinctly liberal values and a non-partisan persusasion. Those values and opinions underlie this writer's views on NL's politics, economy and society. Uncle Gnarley publishes Monday mornings and more often when events warrant.

BUDGET 2022-23: HOW DID MOYA GREENE GET IT SO WRONG?

Finance Minister Siobhan Coady delivered the 2022-23 Provincial Budget last week, enshrouded in the kind of rhetoric that suggests the Government is prudently managing our finances. Let’s take a look at the 2022-23 Budget Estimates to see if what she is selling is in line with the reality that the PERT Report described only one year ago.

FEDS APPROVE BAY DU NORD BUT BEWARE ANOTHER SHOE TO DROP

NL may have dodged one offshore bullet, but well-informed sources in the Nation’s capital advise that the public were given only one part of the story. The...

BAY DU NORD: AN OPPORTUNISTIC PRIME MINISTER WITH A VICIOUS AGENDA

No matter which side of the issue you find yourself, one thing is clear: there has never been an occasion when the Government of Canada has...

BAY DU NORD: SHEEP GET SHEARED

There are only 21 days left. The Prime Minister will decide the future of the NL oil industry, our economic future. The noise gets louder. Is it...

BAY DU NORD: OUR POLITICIANS GENUFLECT TO CENTRAL CANADA

 Last week’s post by Ron Penney, a member of the negotiating team that hammered out the terms of the “Atlantic Accord” for the joint Federal/Provincial management...

NOTE TO HYDRO CEO: THOSE “GROWING PAINS” MIGHT BE YOURS

The new Hydro President, Jennifer Williams, is either threading very softly with a Furey Government afraid of taking decisions or has already succumbed to Nalcor’s long...

THE LABRADOR ISLAND LINK IS “SUNK COST”

We should be worried that GNL will double down as big problems persist and costs continue to rise on Soldier’s Pond and the LIL,...

#DARKNL WAS BAD. A NEW REPORT ON LIL WILL LEAVE YOU COLDER.

 The recent release by the PUB of the second Haldar Associates Report represents a timely and sobering analysis of the findings of its investigation into, among...