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Letter: Grenada: A country in crisis
Published on March 20, 2017 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

Grenada is a country in crisis under Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell and his government. Everything he aims at is wrong and evil. There is more vindictiveness, division, rudeness and pure lack of grace from this government and the NNP political party. Their priorities are messed up, they have gone insane, and this is what happens in a society where toxic tolerance takes the place of values like free speech, free expression; and the enlightened belief in open inquiry and criticism has become so dogmatic that we habitually equivocate, instead of standing up for our own interests, we continue to allow these people, who call themselves “leaders” to get away with bad and inappropriate behaviour without any negative consequences.

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Grenada is now known as the deteriorating economic status of the Caribbean. For the two major determinants of human capital, unemployment and health, Grenada fares equally poorly. Our country, Grenada is in a real mess in the areas of money, politics, religion, health care, unemployment, education, alcoholism, government and police corruption. Grenada is suffering from a decline in basic honesty.

There is a diet of deception within the Keith Mitchell NNP government. Lies and philosophies hatched out through their incubators of materialism, and a web of wickedness, that includes corruption, deceit and lies. And when you stand up to them, you become the bad ass man or woman, who didn’t get the job, in the blinded eyes of some ignorant idiots. Truth is not dead, but it is dying in Grenada, it has fallen.

Grenada, a country in distress, is one that we all must act now to fix, before it grows even more severe. Too many Grenadians families can barely breathe under the weight of what has become a bone-deep sense of frustration and hopelessness. Grenadians need to wake up, send Mitchell and his do-nothing regime, a message “we are not taking this anymore”. Grenada is in the midst of a very severe health crisis to an agonizingly large degree. Grenada’s crisis is of the government’s own making. Instead of easing or ending it, the Mitchell government actions and inactions over the last few years have made it worse.

The government is ignoring and misrepresenting reality and perpetuating false narratives that blame the crisis on the NDC people’s opposition. We still live in third world conditions and lack of access to quality health care. . There is a scarcity of medicines, high level of corruption in the public and private sectors, growing anxieties among the population about whether and how they will meet daily survival needs, as well as about Grenada’s future.

Mitchell is committing major errors that have come back to haunt him, among them, failure to tackle corruption, unscrupulous, crooked investors.

He is suffocating the economy, and all aspects of life in Grenada.

Having too much power for too long is a threat to our freedom. No one should hold power over a country for this long, because what we have in Grenada today is an arrogant NNP clown brigade. Their bully politics and pulpit, long unopposed aggressive tactics, blatant lies, irresponsible policies, unfulfilled promises, refusal of personal accountability, which are overlooked or approved of by a degenerate, power hungry NNP, have usurped power over our country.

This emboldened misfit collection of self important characters is still surprised at their win in the last general election. They seem to assume that their almost five years old exalted positions were due to their glowing personalities, polished characters, leadership skills, maybe even a blasphemous belief of God’s approval of misguided human plans.

They don’t admit the win was largely due to the youths and the New York NNP support group, who supported Mitchell 100%, which influenced the beliefs and attitudes of the majority of voters, or won by the use of gerrymandering, or due to the voters cheering mindlessly for false promises of fast personal economic gains, the false promises of “We will deliver” and the false promise of “No New taxes”.

With less than one year to go before the next general election, the NNP politicians and political candidates are resorting to fuzzy math, half truths and outright falsehoods to compete for votes, they contend that inaccurate statements are absolute truth. Where is these people’s decency? Is this a sign that precision and accuracy matter less in politics now than ever before?

Mitchell has a tradition of stretching the limits of truthfulness on the campaign trail. These people often say things that are not true, and which they eventually don’t pursue, and such things are coming back to haunt them. They have a tendency to misrepresent facts, sidestepping the truth has become a successful strategy for them.

The economy is in terrible shape so the NNP administration’s tactic is to divert attention from policies in underhanded and unethical ways, at their best, dirty tricks erode the public’s confidence in the political system.

So here we are, patiently awaiting the very slow wheels of the rule of law to remove this bizarre group of schemers, who feel secure in using their methods of lying, intimidation, distraction and false accusations, to retain control of government. Each wants their personal visions of success or ideal country. They all fail to recognize that the constitution won’t support their selfish goals. These clowns can’t perform much longer in our Parliament.

Those wheels of justice may have to churn just a little while longer before our country can be freed from the NNP leeches. But, I will have to patiently wait and watch, contributing what I can to my community, publicly protesting when possible, as allowed by the constitution.

Hopefully, the suffering of our people will be limited, while the lawful process is followed, to open the possibility of a competent, compassionate, law abiding constitution, respecting every Grenadian citizen to again be freely and fairly elected, to “lead to serve”.

Keith Mitchell was elected as the prime minister of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. I won’t belabour the fact that he won overwhelmingly with help from his former friends, and this entitles him to certain things, but there is one thing to which his election victory does not entitle him to do whatever pops into his little boy head, without being called on it or should it run afoul of the constitution. KCM and the other members of the Fourth Reich seem to be having difficulty understanding this.

Freedom of the press? Does it ring a bell? Let’s be brutally clear here. If you were a smart guy, with unimpeachable integrity and a good heart, who was enacting wise policies for the betterment of all humankind, yes, you like being emperor of your own fiefdom, but now you see you are no longer an emperor. You are now what is called a “public servant”.

Power must always answer to the people. Yet you and your coterie of cartoon autocrats think you’re going to cow us into silence and compliance by ordering us to shut up and obey? Well, as a freeborn Grenadian, I can answer that in two syllables flat, “Hell no.”

Our country is drowning in debt, crippled by a slowing economy, riddled with NNP corrupt politicians at every level of government, abusing our trust, undermining our freedoms, and shackling us with debt and misery for years to come.

The NNP government as we have come to know it is corrupt, bloated, controlled by conmen and special interest, and we the people are overtaxed, overburdened by this government, underrepresented by those who should speak for us and blissfully ignorant of the prison walls closing in on us will continue to trudge along a path of misery.

The NNP loves the whisper campaign that involves spreading tawdry and malicious rumours about their opponents, while making sure the rumours aren’t traceable to them. Their cutthroat tactics will not work anymore; in fact, come next election, the NNP will lose to the NDC in a landslide.

Helen Grenade
 
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