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