GOVERNMENT TESTS CITIZENS RESOLVE TO OBEY THE LAW

Citizens obey the law for three major reasons: to avoid legal consequences, out of respect for authority and because it is the morally right thing to do. However, when systems fail, persons sometimes attempt to administer the law with disastrous consequences. Recently in Aurora, Illinois, USA an employee who was being or had just been fired from his job resorted to gunning down some of his fellow employees. When the situation cleared up a bit six people including the fired employee were dead and several other persons including some police officers injured. Fortunately, Grenadians do not generally resort to such … Continue reading

Environmental Issues – how concerned are you?

As a people do we really care about our environment and our surroundings? Are you a concerned citizen, and are you aware of what’s happening around you on a daily basis, are you happy with the level of pollutants around you? Are you contributing towards the further degradation of your environment? Do we really care about biodiversity and how pollutants are impacting our environment negatively? Grenada is branded as being “PURE GRENADA” but does this truly reflect our country as being pure? If you were to ask me, I would be frank and honest and say, “I BEG TO DIFFER”. … Continue reading

Finally, Grenada to fund LIAT!!!

At long last the Government of Grenada has decided to inject much needed funds in regional carrier LIAT. Grenadians will recall the obstinate attitude of Prime Minister Mitchell in relation to the subject matter. His infantile tantrums about LIAT and its management often left regional leaders scratching their heads about an attitude that defies reason. He even set preconditions that must be met before Grenadian taxpayers money can be invested in the regional airline. He ranted and raved about flight itinerary, operational costs, managerial incompetence to name a few. At the same time he committed the country’s funds to pay … Continue reading

Revolutionary Love Day

On February 14th, 2019 a group of us came together to celebrate Valentine’s day. We redefined Valentine’s day as a day not just for romantic love between two people involving gifts such as flowers or chocolate or Champaigne but a day that represents a broader perspective of love, a love inclusive of self, family, community, work place, opposing political parties etc.… a love understood as a public ethic, a public health issue and a force for personal and social change. The proponents of this kind of love include (based on the Revolutionary Love Project): Love for all those in harm’s … Continue reading

Mixed emotions!!!

Dear Friends We have sold our home and will leave Grenada in a few days. So, it is time to say, “good bye”. I thank many of you for your friendship, the time we spent together and many inspiring discussions. I am also thankful for help received so often to solve problems and overcome obstacles. We came to the Caribbean in 2001/2002 onboard our sailing yacht “Seven Seas” as a stop-over on our six-year circumnavigation. We looked out for a nice place in the sun from the BVIs to Grenada and purchased land in Egmont. After completing our long-distance sailing, … Continue reading

Letter to Executive Committee by Roderick “Rado” Griffith

The letter from former National football Coach Roderick “Rado” Griffith that sparked the move within GFA to provisionally suspend Cheney Joseph from the Presidency To:         Grenada Football Association From:   Roderick Griffith – Virtual Complainant Date:    Monday, January 21st, 2019   Subject:   Conclusion of Court matter C.O.P vs Cheney Joseph in charges of assault and Insulting language laid against defendant Cheney Joseph. This report is for the Executive Committee and dates back Monday 22ndJune, 2013 on the evening following such an executive meeting at which I, as the then sitting Vice-President of GFA, was accosted with a barrage of insulting language and … Continue reading

The Revolution: Legacy and Footprints

Before we address the legacy and footprints of the Revolution, there is a story to be told. The old admonition that, “after joy cometh sorrow” in many respects aptly describes the Revolution experience, sequentially. Contextually, footprints relate to an actor’s character, value-systems, mindset and outlook. Their patterns and purposes are communicated through conduct, leaving lessons to be emulated and followed; or shunned and avoided. So that one’s footprints may have ongoing, influential value or impact upon others. Legacy attaches to a significant achievement(s) or contribution(s) made by an actor and received by society. Such things will be remembered, but are … Continue reading

CUMIN-UP TAKE AWAY CORNER

Opposite Real Value Supermarket in Grand Anse, there is a road that leads down to the beach. If ever you followed that road and went down to the beach, then the only place you ought to be is CUMIN-UP. Here’s my story: I decided it was a really hot day so I ventured down to the beach to take a much needed dip. That being done, the next item was to get myself a cold beer and relax a bit before heading homewards. Looking around, I observed a few folks sitting around tables pretty close to the beach. They all … Continue reading

All sides of the Revo!!!

Our true history needs to be told for the HEALING to begin. We avoid future mistakes only when we dissect the past and learn from our shortcomings. As we approach the anniversary of the March 13th Revolution, I want to ask all Grenadians to cast aside political leanings or personal feelings and take an unbiased look at what really happened…..the good, the bad and the ugly, during those four and a half years of the Revolution. In hindsight, we can now see the political power play, the jockeying for position, with ambition and ego running rampant, as the interests of … Continue reading

Creating an OECS police service

Over the past ten (10) years, citizens in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) have grown increasingly concerned about the level of violent crime. Murder rates have risen from fewer than fifteen (15) cases per year in decades past to nearly forty (40) cases per year over the last few years in the most affected islands. The increase in criminality is in large measure a consequence of stagnating economies and the disintegration of social and community structures. More specifically, the decline of agricultural export commodities and the difficulty of establishing new economic sectors have exacerbated an already high level … Continue reading