Looking back at the 1970’s

There have been a lot of talk about who caused the revolution and who was to be blamed for the Revolution. It has taken me sometime to give my version of what really took place in the year 1973 to 1979. There was a newspaper called the JEWEL – this newspaper was published by the late Sebastian Thomas and Teddy Victor. This newspaper was widely read because of its content. When the ambitious young lawyer decided to form a political party, he used the newspaper as his party’s newspaper. In 1973, the New Jewel Movement was formed – there were … Continue reading

U.S. Needs (More) Doctors Without Borders

Patients hoping to make their visit to the hospital an easy one should request a doctor educated abroad. That’s the conclusion of a recent study from Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Researchers found that Medicare patients treated by international medical graduates had better survival rates than those treated by U.S.-trained doctors. It’s only the latest entry into a large body of research proving the value of internationally trained doctors to the U.S. health care system. And we need many more of them. The United States faces a significant shortage of physicians, especially in rural and other underserved areas. … Continue reading

GCPP plans in government!!!

Call it what you want – manifesto, policy paper, plans, promises etc. It’s what a Grenada Christian Political Party government will do when in office. GCPP motto is; Only Good, No Evil. Our mission statement is: To rescue Grenada from the mark of the Beast systems, and all other evils through governance of national repentance and righteousness, preparing its people to meet their creator. Our vision is to establish a Christian country free from the mark of the beast systems where righteousness, holiness and peace abounds and the people are prepared to meet their creator. It will be irresponsible and … Continue reading

Remembering!

Once a thing is done it cannot be undone, mentally, nor can one put it out of one’s “system”! Something collects and stores all those things called memories. Really, we have no say in the storage process, though we made choices to do things or had things done to or around us. It is written that the Father brought us “from a mighty long way”. Therefore, the ‘Keeper’ of memories brought us into this world with what science calls DNA. But it’s not about science! Science may give it a name, but it cannot lay claim to its source! Interesting, … Continue reading

The old club in charge!!!

As a former NNP member and supporter the time has come for me to speak out on the many mixed signals being given to the country by the Hon. Dr. Keith Mitchell. My former leader makes me laugh all the time with the many statements laced with contradictions from his own mouth. I am inviting all NNP supporters to look at the appointment of the old retired Dr. Lawrence Joseph as Acting Attorney-General instead of Cajeton Hood. Is it the same Dr Lawrence Joseph who is the Advisor to Parliament and Deputy Governor General? Who Dr. Mitchell is fooling when … Continue reading

The Political Castration of Boatswain

Anthony Boatswain finds himself surrounded by enemies. The three-time MP for St. Patrick West has been heavily targeted by the rebel leader faction, which apparently still wants Joseph Gilbert to be the candidate. Over the past 18 months or so, most of Boatswain’s key people have been investigated, transferred, fired or forced to resign. In every instance, the replacement has been a rebel loyalist. The most notable casualty was the once-powerful Adam Andall, who was replaced by Joe Gilbert’s former personal assistant, Elpheridge Phillip. Also prominent as Boatswain’s campaign manager is Isaac Oliver, a former top-ranking member of Gilbert’s team. … Continue reading

The Surrogate

Elections in Grenada today involve an increasing number of surrogates seeking to influence voters’ choice. However, success at the polls is highly dependent on the popularity of the leader and confidence in his/her leadership, the depth of party organisation, large bundles of dollars, a persuasive public relations campaign and effective ground- level mobilisation. That mobilisation is visibly done by such persons as bus drivers, shopkeepers, church leaders, small contractors and surrogates. Unlike their co-promoters, surrogates demonstrate many important differences. Firstly, they operate in the media and so their reach is national. Secondly, they are generally in an approved relationship with … Continue reading

Grenada: The corruption state

Lord Acton, one of the best-known historians and scholars of that era, is best known for the remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop in 1887, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. The continuing actions of the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith C. Mitchell gives credence to this quote, since Grenada appears to be displaying a galloping tendency by the NNP, with its absolute majority in Parliament, towards ‘absolute corruption’. Corruption is used in its classicist sense to mean “the use of powers by Government Officials for illegitimate private gain. Corruption is used to refer to where an illegal … Continue reading

Say NO to Back-stabbing

Ouch!!!That hurts!!! It is a norm in society for people to be back-stabbing others, while pretending to be their friends. They often speak evil things against other persons, misleading those to whom they speak, thus damaging the reputation of the persons they speak about, hurting them. Half-truths and outright lies are often included in the things Back-stabbers speak. 1 Peter 2:1 mentions “laying aside all malice … and all evil speakings.” (See James 1:26) Therefore, being malicious and speaking evil things against others is wrong in God’s eyes. Back-stabbers destroy relationships in various institutions, including churches, schools, hospitals, clinics, banks, … Continue reading

Keep Peter out!!!

Everybody in Darbeau know that I am a huge NNP supporter in the Town of St. George. As a former supporter of the Revo, I hated Eric Gairy and Comrade Maurice became my idol. No Coardite can get my support since they killed my leader on the Fort in October 1983. This is precisely the reason that I could not give my support to the NDC because of the presence of Peter, Nazim, Feron Lowe, Chester Humphrey, the late Dr. Lambert and the other RMC gangsters. I have been voting for Dr. Mitchell and NNP since 1995 with Dr. Fletcher … Continue reading