The lack of administrative honesty in Grenada that some rulers have demonstrated, corruption a seed of evil in the public administration and government of Grenada is the unearthed enrichment of administration through traffic in influence and the obtaining of illicit profits from businesses to which some governments are a party.
They amass fortunes of doubtful origin, using for their private benefit the resources and means of the country. Grenada’s government and others have inherited this dishonorable practice. The first Venezuelan president, Simon Bolivar, who was born wealthy, not only did not increase his inherited fortune while in power, but died poor.
He left an indelible heritage of integrity in the administration of public funds. There is a phrase of his which reflects his repudiation and anguish at the resurgence of vice of speculation. He said: “Those who steal from the state must be destroyed by the press; all the scorn of society and all the relentless severity of the law must be made to fall upon those delinquents.”
We must not dismiss cases of democratically elected officials who have become corrupt while exercising power, the most usual case is the sudden and scandalous enrichment of those who were elected because of false promises that were made to the Grenadian populace. These politicians have among their most definite objectives that of quickly amassing illicit fortunes.
These politicians who misgovern or have misgoverned in Grenada have stained our modern history. Even though the system of democratic government is spreading and strengthening, this unscrupulous and dirty conduct must be corrected. The vigilance of public opinion, when it can perform freely, limits the risk of the abusive use of power for the private benefit of those who govern. But as a salutary punishment for the scandalous betrayals of trust in the past and today. And as a suspended threat over the heads of those who govern today.
Something must be done to prevent from going unchallenged the spectacle of former leaders who have stashed their fortunes abroad living ostentatiously on the fortunes they extracted from their countries. Grenada is one country most thoroughly looted by its unscrupulous rulers. The need to do justice and to give a dramatic demonstration of making Grenadian politicians honest should be applied here in Grenada.
Politicians in Grenada accused of embezzlement of public funds should be held and tried. There still exist today those so called politicians who put ethics out of their mind and taxpayers money in their pockets. Nevertheless, to the degree with which the vigilance of an alert Grenadian public opinion can act as watchdog of the conduct of officials, the administration of public funds will tend to be cleaner and more honourable.
Following through on his administration’s commitment to deliver, the Grenada’s government of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has launched an all out assault on people’s freedom of speech. The first legislation that Mitchell has passed is his Electronic Crime Bill, adding in many aspects of his bill that will effectively try and hinder free expression and compromise legitimate political activity by those oppose to his NNP administration. Keith Mitchell, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says in Article 19 that “Everyone has the right to freedom of opinion and expression, this right includes freedom to hold opinions without reference and to seek and receive, and also impart information and ideas through any media, regardless of frontiers.”
In his first few months in office, instead of creating and implementing legislation that would create employment and delivering as he had promised, he passed legislation that would silence the masses. Grenadian NNP politicians’ sound bites do have a way of changing in a hurry.
Wake up, Grenadians, do not allow yourself to be manipulated by this man, whom many believe to be corrupt, vindictive, loves and enjoys confusion, is malicious and so very spiteful. Mitchell, you are too old for this kind of behaviour. The people of Grenada have portrayed this behaviour as an unforgivable act of treason. It is unfortunate that the hatred and bitterness they feel is precluding them from wanting to have Mitchell remain as their leader.
If, as they say, they want to take back their country and government, they have to start nominating the best candidates who will work for practical compromise, people with good intentions, and people with the right experience who have made a difference in their lives. Grenadians are stating all over Facebook that Grenada needs a proven leader at the helm once again. Someone who will repair and restore our finances without passing insurmountable debt to future generations. Grenada has become the Caribbean super debtor nation. I wonder who they believe will do this before 2018 at the national level to start to undo the damage Mitchell has done to our nation and the future generations. The answer is NDC. People who will represent them with honour and dignity. Today the NNP is a political party of NO. No legacy, No compromise, No shame, No jobs, No health care.
It is time the NDC get their house in order, simply because the NNP will be destroyed before 2018, I had a vision three years ago that Keith Mitchell was coming back, I called him, where he was in Grenada and told him. I had another dream that Keith would win every constituency, again I called and told him. Two weeks ago, I had another dream, which I would share with you my loyal readers.
I was walking up the street and I could see a wooden bus approaching in the distance, the bus was going at breakneck speed, reckless and out of control. The bus was tilting on one of its sides, I immediately moved out of its path. As it got closer, I could see the driver, it was Keith Mitchell. The driver lost control of the bus and it crashed; the destruction was great. There was nothing left but a pile of rubble.
The true picture of this dream can and has been understood through people’s own interpretation and understanding, this dream will become reality soon. It is not difficult to unfold. My dreams are a blessing from God, when he gives you something it’s yours.
The destruction of the Mitchell NNP government is imminent. No amount of witchcraft is going to change that situation. God cannot lie. And this he has revealed to me.
The sad truth is that the misuse of abuse by this government will have dire consequences for the stability of the country and the right to freedom of expression in Grenada. There is a lot of criticism going around. Grenadians, our freedom fighters Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks didn’t just criticize, they took to the streets, they held peaceful demonstrations for their freedom. Why are Grenadians allowing one man to send us backwards? Time for some peaceful demonstrations, come together and let your voices be heard. Let the favourable factors outweigh the unfavourable. Our people must preserve their liberty.
There are going to have horrendous negative consequences with this Mitchell Electronic Crime Bill. The people have rated this NNP government as preposterous. It is ironic that, years ago after winning the war against the evil empire of communism, Mitchell is sponsoring legislation to infringe on our civil liberties. He wants to impose his own will on our people. Always for our own good, of course. The odds here is that this nonsense of a bill gets a thundering “No” in Grenada.
Too many people will suffer at the hands of this government bureaucracy and there is no real debate that the NDC politicians are taking up this fiasco of a bill any time soon. It’s about time they do or say something to get the situation fixed. The NDC political party has some forward-thinking elements, who can give us some confidence. They have the ability and commitment to take on the challenge.
Grenada has become a dictatorship because of the selfishness of one man. The OAS is an open forum where all the problems of the hemisphere can be analyzed and discussed in a frank climate of freedom. The NNP government is inefficient and rheumatic with its capitalistic context. Mitchell is using his last opportunity as prime minister to make a display of aggressive oratory against the people of Grenada, the same people who voted to give him another chance; he is taking the people for granted.
Mitchell is blind as to what is happening in the Middle East and the Americas. Mitchell, it can happen here in Grenada and it will soon. The people of Grenada have equal prerogatives and their rights and duties as mutual. It would be naïve to ignore that fact. Mitchell is assuming an attitude of careless indifference towards the people because they lack the courage to stand up for themselves and fight back. Grenadians, where is your freedom of action?
Political instability, insufficient development of natural resources and the absence of ambitious political leaders are preventing our country from perceiving its own particular strength. These obstacles will soon be overcome. The people of Grenada’s relations with the NNP government are tainted by distrust. The urgent certainty is that right now, without more suicidal delays, the people must allow their voices to be heard by holding peaceful demonstrations and rallies. We are a democratic country and everyone has the same rights, no one is above the laws, our people have the same rights as Mitchell.
Grenada has before it an attractive and promising future. Attaining this future rests fundamentally with the Grenadians themselves. We must never allow partisan politics to trump laws and precedent.
Mitchell does not value friendship; he values people who can grease his hands. Mitchell has racked up the highest debt in our country’s history and is mismanaging the country. Our decline began when corporate greed, political greed, hijacked our government. The collapse of our economy is a direct result. The NNP government bureaucrats who are currently advising the prime minister are not doing a good job. The PM needs plenty of time to re-examine his legislation and to iron out the rough spots.
And what did this fiscally wasteful Mitchell do with all the millions in debt he has saddled all the children in Grenada with? But I do suggest, now since you personally solved all the problems within Grenada, you can now use some of your free time to clear up the following minor, unimportant and inconsequential Grenadian issues you promised to deliver. You promised our health care system would be better, still today people go to the hospital for a simple problem and come out in a body bag; what went wrong with that promise? In order to best get this information, I suggest you catch your minister of health before she leaves for her lunch break. She is really busy, you know, we’ll wait for her answer.
You told us that an added feature of your plan is that it would create jobs, Right? But I’m hearing that most businesses are not hiring at all. No jobs in Grenada. Have you been forced to cut your pay, mister PM? Maybe, mister prime minister, Grenadians need something to take our minds off your new Electronic Crime Bill such as the country’s continuous growing unemployment, a stagnant economy, our massive debt and all those foreclosures and housing problems.
Grenada is more of a mess than ever, some democracy; when one man wants to impose his draconian measures upon us, when one man tries to prohibit the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique from speaking our minds, when this man tries to stop us from expressing our opinions. “Let’s shut them up” is Mitchell’s feel good expressions. What this man fails to realize is that communism collapsed long ago.
The past sets the precedent for the future and helps us determine which policies work and which create social unrest. Is the Mitchell NNP Electronic Crime Bill about to create some social unrest? Time will tell. Mitchell’s change is too radical for our people. Of course online crime should be sanctioned, crimes such as theft of data, online identity theft, child pornography. That is understandable; Mitchell gets an A plus.
Grenadians said all along, “Mitchell is a man that cannot be trusted.” They don’t trust his radical policies and are looking for practical alternatives. Grenadians are looking for someone who shares their democratic progressive ideals. Much more needs to be done, unemployment keeps skyrocketing and inequality pervades a winner and his NNP government takes-all-economy. The problem that exists in Grenada today is that the NNP don’t seem to be focusing on how to grow the economy.
It’s a shame how Mitchell lied to us, then they turn around and call Nazim names. Mitchell should be called “Born to Lie”. Mitchell used deceptive lies with false promises to the people of Grenada.