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POLITICAL HYGIENE Politics is a social enterprise involving people, relationships, processes and power. It is therefore highly imperfect. Some may say that politics, by its very nature, is a system that is healthy with wounds. Accordingly, maintenance of the system requires the practice of good political hygiene. Keeping the system healthy depends largely on people’s […]

Sir Lawrence A. Joseph, constitutional lawyer and consultant to the government of Dr. Keith Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP), inquires in his July’s public writing, “Is the Pensions (Disqualification) Act Valid?”     Joseph then answered his question by stating that the Act (PDA) became clothed with validity as from the date on which the Confirmation of […]

MINISTRY OF PEOPLE’S POWER FOR FOREIGN AFFAIRS COMMUNIQUÉ The Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela categorically rejects the remarks of the Director of the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) of the United States of America, Michael Pompeo, and denounces, before the international community, the systematic aggressions of the United States of America against Venezuela. 1. The campaign of […]

One of the most outspoken persons in the run-up to the November 24 referendum on Constitution Reform has thrown her hat in to contest the next general election which is constitutionally due in the first half of next year. Attorney at Law, Claudette Joseph has been highly credited for the eventual outcome of the poll […]

It would be quite remiss of me if I didn’t take the time off to comment on the recent developments on the political front in “Pure” Grenada. Firstly, I would like to commend the editors of last weekend’s newspapers. After reading most of them I breathed a sigh of relief…All is not lost!! There are […]

Dear Sir: Grenada is at a very low point at this time with Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell; we’ve become the laughing stock of the Caribbean. It’s time for every registered voter in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique to take Mitchell and his deplorable administration out. A truly despicable man, not working in the best […]

GOVERNMENT OF GRENADA – MICROSOFT PIRACY & SUPPLEMENTARY BUDGET? I just cannot believe what is happening!  Minister Bowen notified the public in the Parliament that Government has been using products of Microsoft – obtained through piracy – without paying Microsoft for same – for over 10 years.  He further stated that – through an agent […]

It the just concluded meeting of Caribbean Community leaders in Grenada, the question of making European nations that had participated in the transatlantic slave trade compensate the region for the genocide was discussed at length, but officials are tight-lipped about exactly what some European governments have indicated in their replies for demands for reparations from […]

VENEZUELA UNDER ATTACK:  TRUMP THREATENS THE HOMELAND OF BOLIVAR Last Monday, July 17th, the government of the U.S. President Donald Trump issued an unbelievable communiqué threatening Venezuela with “strong and prompt” economic sanctions if elections are held next July 30th to elect the members of the National Constituent Assembly. At the height of the absurd, […]

Corruption, though difficult to characterize in the abstract (Tanzi 1998) and admittedly even more difficult to detect in the “real world,” is defined as “the abuse of public office for private gain” and has an effect that is “corrosive to the development of a state” (Kaufmann 1997, p. 114). As Alesina and Dollar (2000) point […]

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