The ‘toothless tiger’ in Grenada lies again!

By the time the not-so-new administration of Dr. Keith Mitchell picks up the pieces and meaningfully restarts the UWI Campus project, St Lucia may have secured all arrangements with them and Grenada lost its chance. These are not “my” words. In fact, these are words of regional people in the know – who seem pissed off at the pettiness of Grenadian politics. It is generally felt that if “the leader” wants to make politics with the UWI project, he should not impute improper behaviour on the part of the landowners of the property earmarked for the project – for fear … Continue reading

Don’t be a fool and show it!!!

When I was a student in Cuba I walked almost every hour after midnight In part of old Havana and Havana City and I did not have To look over none of my shoulders……… We must be mad or very crazy to continue robbing our own citizens in the first instance, secondly foreigners and most fundamentally the students at St. George’s University located at True Blue, St. George. Reading the New Today front page story, “Strokes for Medical Student Robbers” for the week ending Friday, 23rd August, 2013, I felt duty bound to write to the Editor of the leading … Continue reading

Our Intellectual Property fiasco

Right in your backyard a multimillion dollar treasure could be waiting to be discovered by somebody, anybody. Generations of our people have taken home-grown “bush” medicine for granted, ignorant of its enormous potential economic value in the world of pharmacology. But to harvest our hidden “mother lode”, first we have to claim ownership of it officially or we could lose it because this is intellectual property (IP) where oftentimes the principle of “finder’s keeper” is the winner. IP is the product of mental work, intelligence, and creativity like the discovery of genetic resources (GR), the creation of computer software, inventions, … Continue reading

Global warming /Global cooling

The advocates of global warming seem to be rather quiet these days. I suppose that deep freezing in Britain and China in the past three years has caused them to do a double take. But something more shocking has been observed even more recently. I happened to be thumbing through the ample pages of THE MALL, a British periodical, when an interesting article caught my attention. The headline highlighted global warming and went on to reveal that an Arctic icecap had increased by sixty per cent in one year. It stretched from the border of Canada all the way to … Continue reading

Where is the justice?

I have been sitting at home quietly but every day viewing the TV stations and on weekends buying the local newspapers to monitor the feedback about a series of stories that was carried in your newspaper about alleged sexual misconduct on the part of a few senior police officers against a female Woman Police Constable who resigned from the force and left for the United States. Quite frankly, the people of Grenada have not let me down – they have played true to form. If this young Constable was from Lance Aux Epines or came from a prominent family in … Continue reading

The dark side of the Electronic Crimes Bill

The Electronics Crime Bill is now the law of the land of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique subject to the affirmation of the Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade. There are many lessons to be drawn from the process which saw the enactment of this legislation. There is no doubt that legislation is required to deal with Cyber crime, Identity theft, Child pornography and Electronic stalking in this evolving Electronic age. However, the Keith Mitchell-led administration again displayed its deceptive character by “slipping in” some aspects of the bill that will effectively hinder free expression and compromise legitimate political activity … Continue reading

Airlines mishandling Grenada as a destination

As the mishandling of our visitors by the airlines industry during the Carnival season worsens, an urgent Impact Study is needed as it relates to damage control. Baggage delays, baggage and ticket price gouging, over booking, flight cancellations and late departures are creating a negative impact on the visitor’s experience. We cannot allow the Spice Isle’s premier tourism product to continuously take this type of hit. Grenada invests heavily in keeping its side of the bargain with the respective airlines and deserves the same level of service given on the other leg of the trip back to North America. Based … Continue reading

The economics of legalizing marijuana

Pay close attention to the breaking news coming from the world of marijuana. Mass social engineering has radicalised the status quo with a tidal wave of new thinking that is going to have serious socio-economic implications for Grenada and the whole Caribbean region. Since the thirties, prohibition eradication campaigns have criminalised and outlawed marijuana to the violent underworld subculture of drug cartels and crime syndicates. The legacy we inherited from draconian prohibition laws includes money laundering, financing of global terrorism, weapons trafficking, and other negative externalities. But now attitudes are changing and changing rapidly. The world’s 196 countries are nearly … Continue reading


Your paper of 23rd August had buried on page 15 a small notice to Port Users. This was dated August 15th, a Thursday, which meant that under normal circumstances it could NOT have appeared in the Friday 16th paper. It was duly carried in the Friday 23rd Edition. It announced the formation of a Committee to (1) “review the varied free time and storage regimes at Port St. George”, and (2) to consider the impact or contribution of the regimes to the GPA’s operation income…, give due regard to minimizing any adverse or negative impact to GPA’s finances”. Port users … Continue reading

Is “the leader” now a “toothless tiger”?

It has been six months that the New National Party won the last general elections and formed the government, and it must be admitted that Grenadians have been patient with them, and agreeably so. We have to face it, that after such an overwhelming victory for the second time, which is worthy of securing a place in the Guinness Book of World records, many were taken by surprise. Within Grenada the celebration among the majority was justified while the minority who voted for the NDC and who are among the more intelligent population was not even sufficient to win them … Continue reading