Work to rule has become the new buzz phrase in the industrial relations vocabulary. The vast majority of Grenadians had never heard of the term before it was used by the President of the Teachers Union. What really is work to rule? Simply put it is an action in which employees do no more than what is required by the rules of their contract. It is a powerful piece of industrial relations strategy, especially when it is used by employees who go way beyond the call of duty….. like teachers for example. It is well known that teachers extend themselves … Continue reading

Water shortage in St. Paul’s

We the residents of St. Paul’s, St. George’s are faced with a “Chronic Water shortage Problem”. Over the past two years numerous appeals were made to NAWASA about the situation but to no avail. Every week day water goes from about 5:30 a.m. and may return about 10:30 a.m. Absolutely no water on weekends. Numerous complaints were made to the relevant authorities including Minister of Infrastructure Development and Public Utility Mr. Gregory Bowen who said “He is not aware of that problem, but is going to look into it”. The Manager of NAWASA, Mr. Christopher Husbands was told about the … Continue reading

Why are some Caribbean constitutions more difficult to amend than others?

Understanding why the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the final court of appeal meant to replace the Judicial Committee of the Privy Council (JCPC), has only attracted four countries — Barbados, Belize, Dominica, and Guyana – of 15 potential members, and why the two constitutional referenda in Grenada and Antigua-Barbuda to join the CCJ both failed by a huge margin on November 6, 2018 requires considering both Commonwealth Caribbean constitution-making and popular belief. With only a few exceptions, the Commonwealth Caribbean countries have retained nearly all features of the constitutions bestowed on them by the British Parliament when they were … Continue reading

Unified regional response to Venezuela

On January 10, 2019, in Washington, D.C., the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) adopted a resolution “to not recognise the legitimacy of Nicolás Maduro’s new term as of January 10, 2019”, and among other things, “to call for new presidential elections” to be held in Venezuela with the participation of international observers to promote fairness and transparency of the electoral process. The voting positions of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) members varied: a number of countries voted in favour of the resolution, while some abstained and the rest voted against it. For many years, CARICOM has generally had … Continue reading

The Grenada Invitational saga!!!

I am writing in hopes that some sort of media coverage can provide assistance with an urgent matter. I was the Production Manager for the ESPN Broadcast Crew that worked on the 2018 Grenada Invitational. To this date, 9 months after the completion of the event, the entire broadcast crew has NOT BEEN PAID. Initially (April 30), we were told, by Fenton Frederick, that it will just be a few more weeks, then (May 11) a few more weeks. There is an outstanding balance of approximately 50KUSD. I have several emails showing my asking about payment and the disrespectful lack … Continue reading

Road safety measures!!!

My Fellow Grenadians, Unfortunately, there have been an alarming number of accidents over a short period; some of which have been fatal. As a result of such tragedies, we are all concerned. Many factors contribute to accidents; therefore, it will be inaccurate to conclude being young is the sole cause. Accidents cannot always be avoided but there are steps we can take to minimise them. Safety Tips to Minimising Accidents: (1). Drive cautiously; this will make it easier to manoeuvre the vehicle when encountering unexpected obstructions in the roads eg. potholes. (2). Allow motorists a safe environment to pass; overtaking … Continue reading

A moral obligation

Recently, Jerry Edwin has been telling us a story about Dr. Eric Williams, to create the fallacy that in principle he opposed the establishment of the Caribbean Court of Justice. Generally, the story goes like this. Someone asked Dr. Williams about the court in 1976, and Dr. Williams had replied that if two people are fighting in one house, it is better to have an outsider to settle the dispute. He has made this statement on radio, and has written it in articles published in our local newspapers. Edwin, who appears to be a member of the bandwagon of political … Continue reading

Rambo Putin puppetises Maduro and the Caribbean Marxist leaders

Russia has already managed to develop a sophisticated cyber toolbox, including cyber espionage instruments. Every country in the world is at risk from the vigorous cyber activity of Russian government based hackers. They are interfering in all branches of foreign government departments and facilities, military, and private and public corporations. The real problem is that under the leadership of such a nasty little man who could aptly be called Rambo Putin, they are personally directed and encouraged to do all the dirty deeds possible for direct congratulatory encouragement by him. Russia’s cyber capabilities are expanding at a break speed rate, … Continue reading

Is a Lesbian Lifestyle Alright With God?

A man said: “I cannot stand to see two men kissing intimately! But two women kissing intimately is alright with me. That doesn’t look too bad.” That is the view of some persons – men and women alike. What is the view of our Creator, the only true God? ( Genesis 1:1; John 17:3) At Romans 1:26 God states: “For this cause God gave them up unto vile affections: for even their women did change the natural use into that which is against nature.” Therefore, God is saying that women who are attracted romantically to each other is doing what … Continue reading