Open Letter To Mr Hamlet Mark ‘Too little too late, your pen is
stalling’ Dear sir
I have been
following your blog Notes From All
Around and Caribupdate News Service for long time. I think that you are a very
skilful writer who has a very good idea of the political happenings in Grenada,
but lately I have realized that your poetic pen is stalling. Your blog and news
agency has gone into semi-hibernation. I must
repeat that your blogs were well written and they had a very magnetic effect on
thousands of readers. As a result of this Notes From All Around and Caribupdate News became the talk of the town. People listen to your tunes
religiously. You became the Grenadian ‘Pied Piper’. During that
time the National Democratic Congress was in office. You spared no effort in crafting
half truths, fairy tales and twists all in an effort to create mistrust in the
masses and chaos in government and by extension the nation. You
continuously speared the NDC heart with your pen. It was your dagger.
Grenada- Playground of signature Investors and Mixed Fortunes
Over the years, Grenada has welcomed and done business with a whole array of foreign investors with mixed results.
In the early seventies under the GULP administration of Sir Eric Gairy, one John Clancy somersaulted to our shores as a significant investor. The now Port Louis , Grenada Yacht Services (GYS), was the site of the legendary “Clancy Island” reputed to have been the haunt of ladies plying their nightly trade. Back then Grenada was a home of a thriving yacht industry with an array of modest berthing facilities, repair shops dominated by the renowned LW Ross aka “Caca bright”. Mr. Clancy was reputed as a man of the world and his love for huge American cars was legendary. Little is known of how he got here or what incentives Sir Eric provided but the flash and glamour of Clancy Island occupied the minds of locals for a generation.
News emerged that Mr. Clancy was wanted in the United States on charges related to gam…
Grenada’s Supervisor of Elections fired by the Governor General
Judy Benoit, Supervisor of Elections, was given marching orders by new Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade. Ms.
Benoit received the letter which tersely states that her “services were no longer required”.
This surprise move comes against the backdrop of what the OAS observer mission described as a well run national poll in February 2013.
The CARICOM observer mission also echoed the sentiments expressed by their OAS counterparts that the election process was efficient and they too described the elections as “free and fair”.
This turn of events has as its genesis in a letter from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works which purports to give direction to the supervisor in the exercise of her functions. Section 35 subsection 6 of the Constitution of Grenada states ;”In the exercise of his functions under the foregoing provisions of this section, the Supervisor of Elections shall not be subject to the direction or con…