Loud mouths on the rampage

The need for public visibility, the pursuance of political agendas and demonstrated manifested power aspirations appear to be powerful motivators for some people. Many are prepared to do anything to achieve political power. Some seem to think that frequent posturing in the media projecting their desired slants and spins will endear them to the unsuspecting Grenadian public. And they do so despite their checkered track record. They seem to think that Grenadians have short memories and that they are easily fooled. One such individual is the controversial self-anointed Trade Man who frequently lands in Grenada to berate the government. It … Continue reading

Cocoa to CHOCOLATE

Grenada is blessed with two (2) of the World’s finest tree crops – Nutmeg and Cocoa – sometimes said to be “Grenada’s Black Gold” & “Grenada’s Brown Gold. In this contribution, I shall discuss Cocoa as Cacao (Theobroma cacao, Linn.) -Grenada’s Brown Gold. Please note, the Grenada fine Flavour Cocoa Beans is Forty (40) times more valuable when converted to Finished Chocolate Products. Thus if we receive US$2.00 per pound (lb) for the dry cocoa bean in Crocus Bags, we can expect to receive up to US$80 for a total pound of Chocolate Bar, Truffles, Bon Bon and so on. … Continue reading

In-fighting in our politics

WHY do people like Sediqui Sylvester and Stanford Simon WANT to stay in the NDC … so BADLY? A Political Party is like a living organism; constantly changing – not static. In an organism, changes to the constitution can be (and are) made. The Clothe can be changed to fit ongoing situations. Changes are made “You guys – Get over it”. If I was in an organisation and I fell out with the majority, I would not fight to stay with them. It would be stupid; very uncomfortable and non-productive. (Nay! Counter-productive). We’d BOTH be tremendously uncomfortable and fighting the … Continue reading

Politically dunce, immature upstart

It was not that long ago that certain members, now disenchanted with the ruling administration, were singing the praises of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) and its political leader. The central theme of the NDC was “good governance” and the main target was anti-corruption. The virtues of the NDC Political leader, Mr. Tillman Thomas was on the tip of everyone’s tongue, foremost amongst them being Hon. Charles Peter David. He was the flag-bearer. He was the one who held up Mr. Thomas’ hand on the campaign trail and sold him as the best leader to manage Grenada after 13 years … Continue reading

Morality vs immorality

I cannot say that I have been given a message for the nation or that what I say is truth, but today, I feel compelled as a patriot and a believer of Jesus Christ, to publicly articulate my thoughts in an attempt to remind us of the past, awaken us to our present reality and register my concern regarding a prevailing wanton national destiny, the pursuit of which heralds impending disaster. I thank God that after 1983, we at least matured enough to know that the gun and the use of force are not the answer, not withstanding, that we … Continue reading

The game of “survival”

Well we Grenadians have been witnessing our own Grenadian version of the survivor game over the past weeks. Our Ministers and NDC party officials have been shuffling and realigning themselves in preparation for the NDC Convention and the inevitable upcoming elections What is really sad are the lengths that these party officials and supporters are willing to go to distance themselves from the current ruling fraction that is left. Arley Gill has now publicly renounced and criticised Nazim Burke and others whom they sat next to and forged allegiances with for the past 4 years. Peter David is taking the … Continue reading

Sandra writes Peter David

September 13th, 2012 Hon. Charles Peter David Member of Parliament Town of St. George Dear Hon. David, Greetings Hon. David! Permit me to clarify that I write in my individual and personal capacity. It appears Hon. David that you are currently the “man of the moment” in the current political conjuncture and it may even appear that “your political star” is in the ascendancy. Besides your loyal supporters in the Town of St. George, it appears that your popularity with the leadership and others in the New National Party has soared since your resignation from the Cabinet.  And your hobnobbing … Continue reading

NNP takes over the chamber

I will never return to the Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce since the organisation has disintegrated in recent years to a partisan group. People like the late Fred Toppin and Rawle Charles might be turning in their grave to see the role now being played by the persons who by and large make up this body. As a patriotic businessman, I was rather disturbed to hear the kind of political statements being made by the current President of the organisation. In the days of Toppin and Rawle Charles, the private sector body was only used to promote the interest … Continue reading

Diatribe and mental delusions

In case there are doubters, the clear fact is that a leopard cannot change its spots. As usual KCM or better known as “Mr. Use and Dump” was quite true to form. Absolutely no changes! Same thing over and over again! For those who are yet to be convinced, the NNP high priest clearly suffers from mental delusions. His mission and history as he describes it “has never been to spread negativity or pull down any person or organisation”. Wow! What a guy? HOW DOES THIS DENIAL ON NEGATIVITY stacks up against his divisive comments made at the stadium during … Continue reading

Inspection needed of the school

Mrs Pauline Finley Chief Education Officer Ministry of Education Ministerial Complex Tanteen St George 07th September, 2012 Dear Ms Finley, I spoke to Ms. Felix on Thursday morning and was informed that I have to send a letter to the Ministry of Education.  I am writing as a concerned parent of a child who attends the Beacon Junior School located in Belmont, St George.  I am paying EC$650.00 per term for school fees plus toilet paper, hand sanitiser, liquid soap. On Tuesday 04th September, I took my child to school and to be told that Grade 1 to Grade 3 … Continue reading