The Chinese (invade) invest in Grenada

The Grenadian government is still packed with Maurice Bishop sympathisers. So, wanting to get into bed with a massive communist state does not surprise me. Bishop, like many students, was full of Marxist ideals, he was turned by the Russians when he studied in London and introduced to the Cubans, then sent back to Grenada to await his calling. Bishop was no stranger to Eastern Europe and was no stranger to Cuba, he spoke Spanish with a Cuban accent. The Cubans were the USSR’s nominee in the Caribbean, as they were in Africa. The Russians wanted to take over the … Continue reading

Party switching – a healthy political and democratic process

Politics is ripe these days, the fruit some green, some yellow and shades in-between will inevitably fall to the ground with fresh saplings springing to life. Regardless of color, richness of soil and shade from the hardier older growth – will determine the quality and sweetness of the fruit. A few pods, scattered by fierce winds and torrential rains to less chaotic ground, quality and sweetness flow in abundance. I see politics in those terms. My attention turns to vicious comments from many of our citizenry who wittingly or unwittingly do so toward people who exercise their constitutional right to … Continue reading

Doc, please help to heal the nation!!!

The Youth of Grenada deserve a future with good jobs and having self-respect, dignity and a positive image of self and of our country. Your cruel, cruel back-stabbing which you do to your own people while giving the favoured few the golden chest of huge wealth – epic hypocrisy! Mr. PM, please reach out and let all of us help to shape Grenada that we, each of us – can be very proud to call it our homeland, our country, our Grenada. Under your leadership, it has been like a battle zone. An olive branch would go far towards healing … Continue reading

The Awe and Majesty of God

We should never forget the Awe and Majesty of God. He is far above us and His ways are not our ways. I believe it may be a genuine effort to help ordinary folks to come to know God, but the dressing up in very casual clothes by preachers, makes me think they have a too casual attitude to God. When coming into the presence of the King, we should dress accordingly. Throughout the Bible when the Angel came to visit man and woman the reaction was – to be afraid, the natural reaction of sinful man – then the … Continue reading

Obnoxious and conscending language: be more civil to each other

Anyone can freely use obnoxious and condescending language; certainly it is not a stroke of linguistic genius to be vulgar and profane. Frustration and inability at mastery in the art of flowery language to disarm an offender may cause one overwhelmed by the limitation of conventional language resource, scramble unconventional vernacular to find comfort. Rum shop hysteria and liberal use of profanity has its place – the rum shop. But quite a different matter when it spills onto public air waves denigrating, ad nauseam, upstanding citizens and many devoted souls who have served their country with distinction. More unsettling when … Continue reading

Injustice: The neglect of duty (provision of proper roads)

As a taxpayer, I am yet again left totally bewildered by the Grenada government’s refusal to provide mandatory services. These inefficiencies have been brought to the attention of the government on various platforms. To date, taxpayers remain cheated. The stated concerns of the citizenry are given what seems to be the lowest priority, raising reasonable concerns as to how one’s taxes are being dispersed. Consequences of the government’s bad decisions as it pertains to roads: Damaged Property – ball joints, steering racks, rack ends, shocks and other vehicle parts are damaged by the uniquely undesirable decorations of potholes. As a … Continue reading

Jesus – the Icon of God

I am blown away by Charles Wesley’s description of the person of Jesus Christ. How different from the way the philosophers and writers refer to him. To them he is no more than just another man, a great teacher, a good person but just a man. The bible resents him as God incarnate. The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us and we beheld his glory, the glory of the only begotten of the Father, full of grace and truth (John 1:14). Jesus Christ is nothing less that God Almighty, Eternal, Holy, and all-wise. Isaiah refers to him as … Continue reading

Is the Account of the Rich Man and Lazarus Literal?

Many view the account of the “Rich Man and Lazarus” that Jesus related at Luke 16:19 – 31 as literal. They believe that the Rich man was actually blazing in fire and will be in it forever. Is that really so? Jesus said at John 3:13 that “no man hath ascended up to heaven.” In fact, 1 Corinthians 15:23 shows that Jesus was the FIRST to go to heaven from the earth. Abraham is mentioned in the account of the “Rich Man and Lazarus.” According to John 3:13 quoted above, and 1 Corinthians 15:23, Abraham was NOT in heaven when … Continue reading

Truth and Righteousness

“Truth is fallen in the streets and (equity) righteousness cannot enter.” We lie in an era when truth and righteousness are under attack on all sides from San Diego to Soho to Tokyo. These two are the fundamental pillars of a healthy society. The psalmist asks, “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The man or woman of God can do four things when the foundational elements come under attack: demonstrate them, declare them, defend them, or die for them. Who would volunteer to stand in the gap in support of truth and righteousness? What has always … Continue reading

Re-engineer our cross country races

As a sportsman who continues to be a fan of all sports, I am the last person to decry a sporting event. In the 1960s, when I participated in my school’s annual cross-country races that were run off on our main roads, it was relatively safe and hazard free. We looked forward to the cross-country event each year. But fast forward to 2017, some fifty years later and picture this scenario. Friday 1st December, the busiest day of the week plus it is end of the month and the busiest month of the year. Every possible vehicle was on the … Continue reading