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The Confusion-maker in ChiefIn 1997, in the case of Irvin Mc Queen v. The Attorney General of Grenada, the Court of Appeal ruled the Pensions Disqualification Act, No.24 of 1983 unconstitutional. The Attorney General did not appeal that ruling, so Mc Queen’s case remains the law of the land. It meant that Government knew since then, that pension restoration was a critical issue to be addressed.

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The Caribbean: Confronting its demonsHad the meeting of CARICOM governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of carbon dioxide reached such high levels that the future of Caribbean countries is now almost irreversibly endangered. The last sentence is not hyperbole.

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The Budget 2019: Were You Listening?The Prime Minister presented the 2019 Budget last Wednesday, 21st November 2018 and most people hardly even noticed. The fact is, this presentation was a grand non-event. The Prime Minister was going through the motion of an elaborate web of incoherent phrases, after which, even the best minds who tried, could hardly make sense of. The theme, “Building Resilience, Advancing Social Development, Transforming our Economy” was simply a mish-mash of sexy empty phrases.

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China’s Good Governance to Eradicate ExtremismBy Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Grenada In recent years, the government of China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has taken various strong measures to curb and eradicate extremism, which achieved good social governance and were supported by people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. However, out of the expectation of the vast majority of Chinese people, some foreign politicians, without serious study of the actual facts, attacked Xinjiang’s practice as violating human rights of Uyghur.

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