The political silly season

The smell of an impending election always seems to elicit political saliva. Many salivate even if the menu is not attractive, doesn’t smell appealing and even when the food does not even exist. So Grenada is alive and busy with all sorts of political intrigue and activity. The splurge of activities and the illogical nature of many have led to the characterisation of silliness. So the electorate is often amused and sometimes confused. July 8, 2012 seem to have some sort of strong appeal or significance. The NNP is scheduled to hold their convention, the NDC government is having an … Continue reading

Grenadians; Take warning, dont be fooled

Grenadians, do not be fooled.  Do not be deceived.  Almost five years ago, you the Grenadian people, rose up against who is now the opposition leader, that is the then Prime Minister of Grenada.  You rejected him at the poll, because he was not satisfying you. You choose instead the present Prime Minister, the Honorable Tillman Thomas.  So far, he has proven to you that he is not God. Too many of you put pressure on politicians, to satisfy your needs as if they are God. Your greed, envy, covetousness and jealousy put you in a position where nothing satisfies … Continue reading

Bring Back Jonah Party Cruise Burst

It is clear to many Grenadians that the NNP under Dr. Mitchell’s leadership is not getting any traction at all, even as the NDC is faced with its challenges as brought on by the communist arm’s attempt to snatch the government and party from Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The perceived collusion between the NNP and the communist faction of the NDC as it is so deservedly referred, has not helped either as Dr. Mitchell’s popularity has taken a beating among NNP supporters who see the leader of the rebel faction of the NDC as more acceptable than their own leader. … Continue reading

Gas station on Melville Street

Hon. Deneth Modeste MINISTER Ministry of Works, Physical Development  & Public Utilities St. George’s June 5, 2012 Dear Mr. Modeste, We have observed that work is being carried out to re-construct the gas station on Melville Street and from our knowledge and observation we would recommend that no gas station is allowed to operate on Melville Street. (1) Congestion in the town: This was discussed with the last Government and the Petroleum Dealers and it was agreed that the gas station should remain closed as there are eight operating gas stations which provide adequate service to the public. (2) Pollution … Continue reading

Pursuing tertiary education

Prime Minister Thomas, after listening to the Minister of Education – Mrs. Franka Alexis-Bernadine talk about brain drain and the fact that Grenadian students should/must come home to serve, after listening to you extol the virtues of teachers and others pursuing tertiary education; bachelors, masters and other degrees, I am a bit perplexed – where are the jobs? A few months ago I encountered a young lady seated in St. George’s reading a very interesting book – “Native to Nowhere” (Young lady, I’m sorry I cannot bite my tongue any longer) After talking for about an hour I must admit, … Continue reading

Oh Please PETER!

A team of NDCites was presented to the Grenadian people to contest the 2008 elections. For most of us eligible to vote, that was the winning team. The team that can deliver change, the only team that can take Grenada forward. Well I must be honest and say, I am embarrassed and that I was fooled. Peter portrayed himself to be the man for the people; humble, warm personality, down to earth and respectful. I liked the man. I thought I understood the man. Today however, I wished I never knew this man who we liked calling the face of … Continue reading

Safety Alert!

Here are some reasons why we don’t allow cell phones in operating areas, propylene oxide handling and storage area, propane, gas and diesel refueling areas. The Shell Oil Company recently issued a warning after three incidents in which mobile phones (cell phones) ignited fumes during fueling operations In the first case, the phone was placed on the car’s trunk lid during fueling; it rang and the ensuing fire destroyed the car and the gasoline pump. In the second, an individual suffered severe burns to their face when fumes ignited as they answered a call while refueling their car! And in … Continue reading