“Keeping it real – Cancer affecting men”

Testicles (commonly referred to as “balls”) are the part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of sperm.

Men worldwide really cherish their testicles as to most of them it defines what it is to be a man. But do men really know how to take good care of their testicles? Or do men know what diseases directly affect testicles?
Possible answers you may be thinking of for taking good care would include bathing regularly, shaving pubic hair and avoiding contact with excessive force in the groin area, while for illnesses, “Macoucou” (Hernia) and some sexually transmitted diseases would come to mind, but, did testicular cancer come to mind?

There is a saying that cancer has no limit and respects no one; and that may be true as cancer can affect any part of the human body including testicles. As the Grenada Cancer Society continues to raise awareness of cancer and cancer related illnesses we are today highlighting TESTICULAR CANCER (cancer of the “balls”), its causes, symptoms, treatment, preventative measures and some advices in relation to this disease:

• What is testicular cancer: To put it simply, it is when cells in the testicles begin to grow out of control.

• What causes testicular cancer: The exact causes are unknown but there are some associated risk factors to developing testicular cancer which includes age, family history, race and HIV/AIDS to name a few.

• Signs & Symptoms of testicular cancer: These include a painless lump or swelling in either or both testicles, lower back pain, a sudden buildup of fluid in the scrotum and a dull ache in the groin area.

• Treatment: Options include surgery to remove the cancer cells, chemotherapy, radiation therapy and ongoing monitoring.

• Preventative measures: Good personal hygiene, regularly screening (doctor visit, annual checkup) and monitoring any changes in the appearance or feeling in the testicles.

Men are often reluctant to being examined by doctors and overcoming this “taboo” is difficult and this often lead to testicular cancer developing to later stages before it is discovered and treated. To counter this taboo men can perform a Testicular self-exam:

The best time for you to examine your testicles is during or after a bath or shower, when the skin of the scrotum is relaxed.

• Hold your penis out of the way and examine each testicle separately.

• Hold your testicle between your thumbs and fingers with both hands and roll it gently between your fingers.

• Look and feel for any hard lumps or nodules (smooth rounded masses) or any change in the size, shape, or consistency of your testicles.

It is important to note that testicular cancer is almost always curable if found early, and it is usually curable even when at a later stage.

For more information, we encourage you to visit the Grenada Cancer Society at Knox House on Grand Etang Road St. George’s or call us on 473-435-9869 or visit our facebook page https://www.facebook.com/GrenadaCancerSociety/

New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys

The Father Maligan Home for Boys at Richmond Hill in St. George’s has received a facelift and an additional wing to provide greater comfort to the underprivileged and vulnerable boys living there.

New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys

Approximately $1 million worth of assistance was provided to the home by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust.

The new wing, named Brewder House comes with being an additional 20 beds and a refurbished basketball court to provide recreation for the boys.

The official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at home in the presence of Governor General Dame Cecil La Grenade, and Minister of Social Development and Housing, Delma Thomas.

The Child Protection Authority (CPA) is tasked with resolving the issues plaguing the vulnerable boys and often looks to the Father Maligan Home for Boys to offer assistance.

Speaking at the ceremony, Director of CPA, Yvonne Dabreo noted that children are the most vulnerable in the community since they do not have the power to stop abuse and have to rely on others to help them to do so.

“We have the responsibility for making sure that children are safe and that their needs are met”, she said.

This responsibility, she added “must be shared between the family, general community, community agencies, as well as professionals working with children, police and government, among other organisations.

According to DaBreo, each entity has a significant role to play to ensure the safety and well being of children and young people and to help protect them from harm.

“We express at the Child Protection Authority profound appreciation to the Maria Holder Memorial Trust and for its delegation here today for making this activity today a reality”, she remarked.

Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade and Chairman and Co-Founder of Maria Holder Memorial Trust, Christopher Holder in the ribbon cutting exercise

The Maria Holder Memorial Trust has been a friend to Grenada for many years proving assistance to New Life Organisation (NEWLO) at Palmiste, St. John and the Queen Elizabeth Home at Tempe, St. George.
Chairman and Co-Founder of the Trust, Christopher Holder said the objective of the trust is to assist vulnerable countries.

“When we were asked to look at this home and how it can be improved I didn’t realise just how much a new building was needed and we deliberated long and hard about how to go about this. Why Brewder house? As you know I am Swiss and Brewder with a slight variation in spelling means brother in German and the Brew of the name is for Brewser – my co-founder and vice chairman, and the der is the end part of holder, so we played with that and hence, brewder house…”.

“So, it’s the unity of the families, the unity of bringing these boys, adolescents together in a very holistic way. It’s a wonderful facility, to me it’s very unfortunate with the work that I do to actually speak at these events to actually open facilities like this because really they shouldn’t be needed … but unfortunately the way the world is today…sadly they would be needed even more and therefore it is our pleasure and our desire to help wherever we can.

Chairperson of CPA, former Health Minister Ann David-Antoine pointed out that the opening Brewder House is seen as a catalyst to bring focused attention and purposely directed action to the boys at the home.

“The time is right for the opening of this facility…the time is definitely right because we are doing this in the month that is dedicated to action against child abuse under the theme, “Action now”.

David-Antoine noted that April is significant since it is the month for the culmination of all violence against the child, and the intensified foster parent recruitment drive is happening in this month, and the gift of love project is being launched by the authority.

“All of these things would bring focused attention to the care of children, vulnerable persons in our society…”, she said.

“The task ahead for each and every one of us is for a shift in the negative perception of the agencies working in the fields to embrace the positive issues to galvanise action on the ground, to ask individually what I can do, what is my part in the grand scheme of things, what can I do to effect meaningful change, what can I do to be supportive, what can I do to be more understanding and to be more compassionate to the boys, to the young residents of the Brewder facility?

Antoine also posed the question: “What can I do to advance the need for more responsible parenting? Should I seriously consider becoming a foster parent or an adopted parent? What can I do to play an active role in society to minimise the conditions and the situations which cause so many children to require residential care and so many children to be overly stressed so that they feel the need to harm themselves?

In her remarks, the Social Development and Housing Minister said that the work of the trust must be encouraged and supported as it is through these initiatives that young people can achieve more than what they actually know.

“I share with you the satisfaction and the pleasure of opening this new wing of the Fr. Maligan Home for Boys – taking care of our boys must increasingly become a preoccupation for all of us in this society. There are reasons to be concerned in recent years that too many of our young boys are falling through the cracks, that too many of the boys in need do not have the institutional and community support they deserve”, she told the small gathering.

“Studies have suggested that many of our young boys are under achieving which means that they will not be prepared as they should be to take up their role as fathers and community leaders, later on that is why in this context, your work must be celebrated and encouraged and supported,” she said.

Call for legislation to protect media workers

The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) is appealing to all arms of the state to recognise the rights and role of the media, by facilitating laws that would allow for the smooth flow of information.

This call follows an article published in the March 30 edition of THE NEW TODAY newspaper, headlined ‘”Media Workers Harassed by Court Officer,” which highlights an incident where the reporters were told by a Court Clerk to “lower their cameras,” while they were outside the courtroom attempting to capture the picture of a man, who is facing charges of assault and threatening language, after physically assaulting a senior female freelance journalist, while she was carrying out her duties.

According to Education and Advocacy Officer of GHRO, Mary Rivera, the March 30 article, brings into focus the relationship between the media and the judiciary as media workers practice their profession without a define policy guide.

Speaking with THE NEW TODAY last week Thursday, Rivera called on the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG), to “define the parameter under, which members of the media, especially in areas of court, et cetera, to be given guidelines as to what can and cannot happen”.

“What we would like MWAG to do is to ensure (that) as the umbrella organisation that is committed to protecting the interest of all media professionals and individuals, we believe that in the interest of transparency (because) the public has the right to know; and how will they know, there ought to be given the kind of support and access to media practitioners,” she declared.

“…In other words, there ought not to be anything to prevent the media from accessing information,” the GHRO official added while explaining that accessing information is not just a matter of words only.

“Taking a photo is also accessing information (because) you want to bring to the public the person that you are talking about, so denying a photo intentionally can also be seen as a breach (of media workers rights).

“So basically, there ought to be systems put in place to ensure that literally there is transparency, accountability, the rule of law and that the public becomes aware of the information gathered.

“As an organisation, we (GHRO) believe in the good governance agenda and we believe MWAG should also adopt and should encourage the practice of the good governance agenda.

Meanwhile, with regards to the issue of transparency and accountability, Association of Caribbean Media Workers (ACM) President, Wesley Gibbings, has previously expressed the view that enacting a freedom of information legislation, would send a strong global message “that regional governments have nothing to hide, especially when it comes to the expenditure of public funds and the use of state resources (and) will further empower media workers to disseminate information.”

The ACM President also suggested that such legislation should “cover as many areas of public concern as possible…and should involve many areas of governmental activity as possible.”

There is access to information laws in Belize, Cayman Islands, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago, while there has been no advancement in Guyana on its version of the law.

In 2008, the then ruling Tillman Thomas-led Congress administration had drafted a Freedom of Information Act, to facilitate the free flow and access of information, not only for the media, but ordinary citizens as well.

However, 10 years later in 2018, Grenada remains among 12 Caribbean countries that are yet to enact Freedom of Information legislation.

Speaking on this issue in an interview with THE NEW TODAY on Tuesday, MWAG President, Kern Mason noted that, while calls have been made for the draft Freedom of Information Bill to be taken off the shelf, “it is up to legal minds to look into it and see whether or not it is beneficial to them at this time.”

Mason also expressed the view that all and sundry need to come together to lobby for the bill to become a reality “because at the end of the day, MWAG is not the only one that will benefit.”

The media is often referred to as the fourth estate and a major pillar in Western democracies.

Thirty nine years of diplomatic relations

On April 14th, the Grenada Embassy in Havana celebrated 39 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba.

Gustavo Linares, Amb. Charles and Maria Caridad Bulaguer

Those present at the planned event included Students, Cubans of Grenadian descent, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to Grenada, other dignitaries and friends of Grenada.

It was an evening of reflection with those present outlining the contributions of Cuba to Grenada and the friendship and solidarity between the two countries throughout the thirty nine years.

Plaques of appreciation were handed out by Grenada’s Ambassador to Cuba, Claris Charles to Maria Caridad Bulaguer Labrada, former Cuban Ambassador to Grenada and her husband Gustavo Aguinaga Linares, former Consul Officer in recognition of their sterling contribution to Grenada’s development.

Grenada was considered as Cuba’s closely ally in the English-speaking Caribbean during the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution following the armed overthrow of the Eric Gairy government by the leftist New Jewel Movement (NJM) of slain leader, Maurice Bishop.

Havana refused to recognise the Grenada leaders when U.S and Caribbean troops stormed the island on October 25, 1983 to put down a military junta that executed Bishop and three Cabinet ministers six days earlier.
Cuba was forced to recognise Grenada during the 1990-95 rule of Congress under the late Sir Nicholas Brathwaite as part of a brokered deal to gain entry into the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO).

POLICEMAN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL ACT ON SCHOOLGIRL

A Sergeant of Police is under investigation in Grenada for allegedly sexually assaulting a schoolgirl believed to be around the age of fifteen.

A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that the officer who is often seen on duty in the city has already been interviewed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on the allegation.

He said that the case file has been sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson for direction on whether a criminal charge should be filed against the police officer.

When contacted Wednesday, DPP Nelson said he did not wish to confirm or deny having the file about the police officer in his possession.

“I can’t comment one way or another at this time”, he quipped.

The source denied reports circulating in some quarters within the police force that the schoolgirl became pregnant by the police officer who then provided her with the money to conduct an abortion.

This newspaper understands that the schoolgirl provided the information about the alleged sexual encounter with the middle rank police officer during a march against sexual abuse that was facilitated earlier in the year by the CID department.

Many schoolgirls attended the march that saw the participants walk from Tanteen to the National Stadium at Queen’s Park where they were addressed by Social Development Minister, Delma Thomas.

It is understood that the schoolgirl informed a CID officer that she was sexually interfered with against her will by the officer who in recent weeks expressed an interest in quitting the force and migrating overseas.

The Commonwealth: What’s in it for small states?

Writing in the British Guardian Newspaper on April 10, my colleague, Professor Phillip Murphy, the Director of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London, recalled that for those who campaigned for Britain to leave the European Union, “depicting the Commonwealth as a huge potential trading opportunity for the UK was a useful fiction”.

It was a fiction during the campaign and remains a fiction now. The reality is that the Commonwealth cannot replace the EU for Britain which sells far more goods and services to the 27 members of the EU than it does to the 52 other nations of the Commonwealth.

About 54 per cent of total UK exports of goods and services went to the EU in 2017 with the remaining 46 per cent going to the rest of the world, including the United States, 13.1 per cent; China, 4.8 per cent; and Switzerland 4.5 per cent. In fact, 71.8 per cent of UK exports in 2017 were delivered to 15 trade partners – not one of them a Commonwealth country.

The Commonwealth has not been a trade organisation since its former incarnation of the British Empire during which Britain imposed trade on its colonies that largely benefitted Britain. The death knell to any preferential basis for trade between Britain and other Commonwealth countries was sounded when Britain joined the EU in 1973.

Since then Commonwealth countries have developed trade links with other countries that none would now sacrifice.

Today, six Commonwealth countries dominate exports to other Commonwealth countries, accounting for 80 per cent. They are: Singapore, India, Malaysia, Australia, Britain and Canada. The other 46 countries between them account for the remaining 20 per cent and they include big countries like Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya in Africa, and Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka in Asia. The small countries of the Caribbean and the Pacific account for less than 5 per cent of all Commonwealth exports.

So, not only is the Commonwealth not able to replace the EU for Britain’s exports, it is also not valuable for trade to the majority of its other member countries. Looking to the Commonwealth to increase trade is, therefore, a pipe dream, particularly as global trade growth has declined between 2015 and 2016.

Merchandise trade volumes declined from 2.8 per cent to 1.6 per cent, marking the third consecutive year in which trade volumes remained below 3 per cent. The value of total Commonwealth trade itself declined in the period 2014 to 2016 by US$200 million in terms of average value in 2011-2013.

The share of global trade in goods for Commonwealth small states particularly has declined. For the Caribbean countries, a progressive decline since 1980 has now reached 0.1 per cent. The figure for the small countries of the Pacific is 0.6 per cent.

This situation is likely to worsen as countries, such as the United States, that are the huge markets of the world, adopt increasingly more protectionist policies, encouraging tit-for-tat responses from other big trading nations like China.

Furthermore, with the World Trade Organisation under attack from the present US administration and the beginnings of a policy to discourage internationally agreed rules, including settlement of disputes, in favour of bilateral trade negotiations, the prospects for fair trade and the narrowing of inequalities are dimming. As a 2018, Commonwealth Trade Review recently concluded, “Given this unprecedented decline in global trade, it is extremely challenging to make a medium to long term projection for global and Commonwealth trade flows”.

It is against this background that Commonwealth Heads of Government will meet in London on 19 and 20 April. Given the mood in the British Government to talk-up the Commonwealth as it prepares to take Britain out of the EU amid growing doubts about its wisdom, Commonwealth trade will undoubtedly be trumpeted by British representatives in whatever guise.

But, they are promoting a myth unbecoming of the modern Commonwealth which still has many virtues and much value if the governments of its member countries can find common ground on which to advance a global agenda that would benefit all countries.

The Commonwealth remains ideally placed to play the role of global bridge-builder and ideas-generator. It is as well to remind that its members span every continent and includes countries, rich and poor and small and large, embracing every religion and ethnic group.

Consensus on issues that could be radiated into the many other organisations, to which its members separately belong, still has the potential for promoting economic development, including trade; peace; tolerance; and the upholding of human rights.

At the London meeting, small states should argue that if trade is to become a matter for the Commonwealth to pursue in ways that are meaningful to them, the emphasis must be placed on trade in services which has become the primary source of exports of small states with limited commodities. Trade in goods is no longer a means for sustainable growth in the majority of them. However, they have proven that they have the human capacity and the intellectual agility to compete globally in services. What they lack are the technologies to become world-class players.

Therefore, for small states, amongst the matters on which emphasis should be placed at the Commonwealth meeting should be: helping small states to harness new technologies, including for e-commerce; and financial technology.

High-speed internet lies at the heart of utilising such technologies.

Ways should be identified and pursued in a plan of action that encourages investment in these technologies which can overcome the constraints of small size and remoteness. And, if governments scratch their heads about sources from which the seed money can come, they might consider capitalising a Commonwealth Technology Fund for Small States.

The Fund would encourage companies and financial institutions to invest in viable and economically sustainable enterprises, utilising technologies that would act as catalysts to improve exports of services, reduce costs of trade and promote sustainable development.

The investments would not be grants; they would be share purchases and loans to Commonwealth companies to partner with small states in making themselves viable by trade in services in which they have already established a track record.

The question is: would the big countries of the Commonwealth, which are also members of organisations that have helped to cripple the financial services of small states in the Caribbean and the Pacific, be inclined to help?

(Sir Ronald Sanders is Antigua and Barbuda’s Ambassador to the United States and the OAS. He is also a Senior Fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies at the University of London and at Massey College in the University of Toronto. The views expressed are his own).

Be like the busman!!!

I was sitting in office today when this thought came to mind. We often criticise “Bus men” and condemn their hazardous road ethics – especially along the Grand Anse route. However, if we look closely we could really learn a thing or two from the hustle.

Upon thinking about it some more, I concluded and said to myself, “Wow, I need to have a bus man mentality”. Here is why we should aspire to have a “bus man” mentality.

· There’s always room/ “De Bus Always Empty”:

Never be satisfied, there’s always room for growth, there’s always new things to learn. Just when you think you can’t go anymore, you can always pull out the “sponge”.

· Be observant/ “Look a man coming thro dey”:

Similar to the way a bus driver can spot a passenger a mile away, so too you must spot opportunities from the distant. Don’t be afraid to stop anywhere and pick it up.

· Pull out anywhere/ Don’t Indicate!:

If you’re not happy on the “bus stop” your life is on and you’re not making any progress, It’s okay to pull out. Just remember there’s other opportunities down the road and another bus man behind you.

· Hold your money bag because your conductor is he feting his woman:

The people closest to you can hurt you emotionally and financially. The conductor dips his hands in the money bag when he hits a rock and you’re not looking. Somethings you just handle on your own.

· You need passengers: We all need people, especially if you’re into business. The goods don’t buy themselves.

· Don’t make people rush you/ “Gimme a minute allu”:

If you on a stop and passengers are cursing, let them wait. Seek your interest, they’re not seeing what you’re seeing. They want to get home, you’re looking for more dollars.

· Treat your conductor/ Wah yuh drinking?:

When people are riding with you show appreciation. Buy them lunch, take them out, fete them.

· Don’t be afraid to “Pound de road”:

Sometimes, you must get out of your comfort zone, sometimes you may have to break the rule and take some risk. The true magic happens just outside your comfort zone – explore it!

· Drive the bus as if you’re the owner:

Whatever you do and wherever you are in life give it your all. The job you’re in now, treat is like it’s yours, go all out, be committed 100%, give it your best. Fake it till you make it and when you do make it, remain committed and stay focus.

· “Full de tank in the morning”

Before you head out to the world of work ensure that your tank is filled. Pray, affirm your day, drink water, do whatever it takes to be filled with positive energy. Do it in the morning because you never know if you’ll have time to do it during the day.

Nazzim Hypolite

Increased economic activity expected at MBIA

Grenada has signed a new Open Skies Air Transport agreement, which is expected to bring increased economic activity to the island via the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA).

Minister Clarice Modeste-Curwen; Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation (left) and Stephen Frahm, Principal Officer, U.S. Embassy Grenada

The agreement, signed last week between Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen and the Principal Officer at the United States Embassy in Grenada, Stephen Frahm, is expected to further strengthen the civil aviation partnership, and deepen commercial and economic ties between the two countries.

According to Frahm, the new open skies air transport agreement replaces with immediate effect, an older, more restrictive air transport agreement, permitting greater opportunities for airlines, travelers, businesses, shippers, airports and localities, by allowing unrestricted reciprocal market access for passenger and cargo airlines to fly between the two countries.

“The agreement will create some exciting possibilities that will not only increase our transportation ties but also open up other economic opportunities as well,” Frahm said, noting that it also engages both governments with high standards of safety and security in future travel and commerce.

Dr. Modeste-Curwen said she was looking forward to the implementation of the agreement since the newly installed Keith Mitchell-led government is optimistic about the great potential it can bring to the country, especially in the area of trade and commerce.

The female minister expressed confidence that “if managed right, the agreement can bring more economic benefits (to the country) as it permits greater opportunities and (for more) partnerships to be established”.

“…That augurs well for the transport of people and cargo trade (and) we (government), are looking for other opportunities to increase trade with the U.S.,” the tourism minister said, adding that “we (officials at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) have been making efforts to prepare ourselves for more activities; economic and otherwise.”

Over the years, the island’s export trade in agricultural crops was affected by limited cargo space on international airlines using MBIA.

Burke should resign as NDC Political Leader

The most outspoken Attorney-at-Law in Grenada, Anselm Clouden has called on his colleague Nazim Burke to step down as Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), if the party is to survive, following its back to back defeat in the February 19, 2013 and March 13, 2018, elections.

The attorney, who is a former NDC political affiliate, issued the call during an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY on Wednesday, expressing the view that Burke along with the team that has been at the helm of Congress in recent years should step aside if the party is to survive in another national poll.

Burke lost the St. George North-east seat to Tobias Clement of the ruling New National Party (NNP) in the last two elections.

According to Clouden, the fact that Congress has suffered such massive defeats at the polls is indicative that Burke’s leadership is now brought under scrutiny.

“He (Burke) was defeated in his constituency (in February 2013), not as party leader but as someone aspiring to be party leader and he was defeated in his constituency again as party leader (at the March 13 poll) – that’s sufficient to signal to him that the people of his constituency do not impose the level of confidence in him to have him as their representative”, he said.

According to Clouden, it is time for Burke to resign as the political leader of NDC in light of the “negative” manner in which he was targeted during the just-ended election campaign which “demonstrates his unsuitability for leadership”.

“I think he should make way and not fetter or inhibit the ability of the party to re-organise itself (and) do some introspective thinking, with a view to becoming a viable opposition or party in government at some subsequent time…but for now I think the proper course of action for Mr. Burke and the Executive of the party (and) all those who have suffered this massive defeat, they should step aside and give the party an opportunity at the earliest possible convenient time to re-organise itself, and that is my observation,” he said.

Clouden, who said he is no longer politically aligned, stated that there are “young people, like Mr. (Tevin) Andrews from Carriacou, who is a great man of promise and a number of (other) young people in the youth arm of the NDC, who must be given an opportunity to test the waters and to re-organise the party”.

He also suggested that Burke should follow in the tradition of defeated leaders in the Westminister system of Parliamentary democracy and resign after suffering a massive defeat at the polls.

“…There is a certain protocol (and) culture, that has prevailed in western democracies for well over 300 years and is peculiarly adaptable in Commonwealth countries such as ours, where the leader of a party looses an election or for that matter on two occasions has been unsuccessful at the polls, it is in keeping with the Westminster tradition of parliamentary democracy that such an individual should tender his resignation.

“We saw it happen in the United Kingdom when the Brexit referendum was called (when) the then Prime Minister Mr. Cameron, who initiated the referendum, lost and within hours after his defeat, tendered his resignation.

“I was taken aback with the reluctance of Mr. Nazim Burke as the defeated leader of the NDC, who having been defeated at the polls on 2 subsequent occasions has signaled a reluctance to do the proper thing in keeping with the Westminster culture and representative parliamentary democracy.

“As Mr. Cameron did as Prime Minister and other parliamentary representatives have done in the past, when the tide is against you and you are no longer able to stay that tide, you do the proper thing and resign (and) if at some subsequent date and occasion, the people of your constituency seek to have you return to participate as a representative, then they will do that, but certainly not as party leader,” he added.

In last week’s editorial, THE NEW TODAY newspaper dropped hints to Burke that he should quit as political leader in order for the NDC to start the process of immediately rebuilding and re-organising under new leadership.

DEVASTATING AND SHAMEFUL DEFEAT!!!!

Much have been said about the results of the last general election of March 13th,2018.

The Grenada Christian Political Party (GCPP) is saying its bit also. The defeat of the NDC at that general election amounts to the strongest of rebukes the NDC has ever gotten. It was a rebuke to the Evangelical and Pentecostal churches, etc also, some of whose hypocritical leaders and members voted, and ignored GCPP calls and appeals to them for support and boycott of this mark of the beast and 666, giving election.

For the second consecutive time and third time overall, the NDC was defeated losing all 15 seats to the NNP.

The previous years these defeats took place were in 1999, 2013 and now in 2018.

Never such an election defeat and whitewash has ever occurred in the world in living memory, and on three different occasions.

It’s a defeat of disgrace and disqualification for the NDC. The NDC should have called for a boycott of the election based on all the alleged wrongdoings they said NNP was committing.

They would have been able to walk around guiltless, with a chip on their shoulders. But instead their heads are bowed in shame. If they still have the gall, and testicular fortitude to remain in politics and be of any relevance.

In order to rebuild going forward, they will have to repent, reconstruct, rebrand and reideologise. Probably they should join GCPP as they all should on condition, because GCPP has the truth.

The NDC is more gullible and quick to accept and implement the international community evil plans and programs than the NNP, although they are both into it.

A classical example is the Multi Purpose Identification (MPID) system wherein you obtain your voter’s and national ID card, or mark of the beast today. They said it was the OAS that asked them to set up that system.

After they won a convincing victory in the 2008 general election, of 11 seats to them and 4 seats to the NNP, they then removed a system that was flawless, and they won by with a system, that gives the Grenadian people the mark of the beast. What a horror!

Shameful and disgraceful.

Image the last of the debates for political parties, sponsored by Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN) and St. George University (SGU) before the election of which the NNP was not a part, and I believe it’s because of alleged corrupt and non-transparent governance practices on their part, that they don’t want to be questioned at that level.

At the last debate for the leaders of the political parties of which Mr. Nazim Burke was the debater for the NDC, Mr.Ambrose Phillip, the moderator, his very first question to those leaders was a question that asked them -what makes a good leader or what will make them a good leader?

The answers those four leaders gave showed their ungodliness, voidness of God, ignorance and lack of God’s perspective.

They said what made a leader is influence, self reliance, and careing. In response to their nonsensical answers, Mr.Phillip gave a quote from someone who said and was widely accepted then, that Moses was the greatest leader, because he had a direct line of communication with God to lead the people.

In other words Moses had the God perspective and that’s still the key today. You can’t leave God out! None of the other leaders from the other political parties including NNP, have the God perspective, and the direct line of communication with God, but the leader of GCPP.

He approaches politics from a biblical perspective and has a born again experience, by accepting Jesus Christ as his Lord and saviour. Therefore, he is qualified and accepted by Almighty God to rule Grenada today.

The others deeds, and ignorance of God disqualifies them. They are really qualified by Satan to rule Grenada thus endangering the souls, peace, safety, security and prosperity of Grenada and its people today.
Destruction and hell lies with them. That’s the truth people, and where we are today with them. They are giving you the people the mark of the beast. I would go further to say that you voted in support of the mark of the beast on March 13th, 2018.

You are sealing Grenada’s destiny for hell, Rev.14;9-11.But there is repentance, Rev. 16;9+11. Almighty God wants our leaders and people to truly repent as a nation today, more than ever before because of 666.

He wants a government that will destroy the mark of the beast from Grenada and abolish carnival. Introducing righteousness and ending unrighteousness and standing up for Israel. Too much ungodly communists in the NNP and NDC – people who are double minded, and don’t know what they believe in anymore. Probably money!

Dr.Mitchell, beware! Time is short because of the last prophecy being fulfilled right now that being the mark of the beast;Rev.13;16-18.

The Grenada government therefore must lead the people in preparing to meet Almighty God, and that comes only through true national repentance, and holiness by all. That’s Almighty God true assignment for any government ruling Grenada today.

Do it Mr. Prime Minister, along with your ministers, it could be your last chance to rescue your souls. This is about your souls, and leaving the truest legacy. Don’t you all, value your souls? Then fight for it regardless of the cost, because your soul is your greatest treasure, and it’s in danger.

Thank you and God bless you all. Amen.

Derick Sealey
Founder,
Grenada Christian Political party