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Letter: The Grenada NNP stands united
Published on December 13, 2012 Email To Friend    Print Version

Dear Sir:

My name is Senator Gregory Bowen and I am running for political office, representing the Grenada New National Party as the parliamentary representative for the St George’s South East constituency.

I am bringing with me experience, political judgment, and an easy ability to deal with people. My programs are based on a fundamental commitment to the people of Grenada. Assurance of economic and social justice, employment, housing, health care, education.

We will not tolerate any deterioration of the high standards we set in social relationships. For us to continue success, we must maintain a political atmosphere of unity and tranquility. I am convinced that Grenada will not continue on its present course.

This confidence is based on the feeling that our policies are in the greatest interests of the people of the Tri-Island, and will contribute to humanity as a whole. We have shown that there is a willingness among reasonable men and women within the party to work together to get things done in the best interest of Grenada.

Grenada needs strong leadership in the battle of ideas, and running on the New National Party ticket in the upcoming general election is for me the only way to provide it. Mitchell was once a world-class management consultant with a legendary appetite for “the data”. His private-equity success was due partly to his knack for identifying and purging inefficiencies from bloated, underperforming enterprises.

It’s time, therefore, to set him loose (analytically speaking) on the mother of all domestic challenges, Grenada’s radically inefficient economic system. We have an NDC government that has not done right by the people who voted for them almost five years ago. They will not make the same mistake twice say some concerned citizens.

Likewise the huge toll on the economy from the NDC mismanagement is being felt throughout Grenada. It seems to be open season. NDC government doing whatever it wants. Grenadians are basically at their mercy. We must put an end to this calamity that is NDC. We must protect the country and the economy from more of the NDC reckless political conduct. We are committed to getting Grenada working again.

To many businesses are closing their doors, whether it is a small retail store, or a shop, or a hotel or restaurant in Grenada, these businesses are crucial to the country’s economy and to the communities that rely on their services, and we will work diligently to get them moving again.

The people are calling for a new form of government. Ideas and attitudes are changing. Grenadians have become disillusioned with what they see as the consequences of an emphasis on productive activities to the exclusion of social, cultural and environmental values.

A deteriorating environment, antisocial behaviour by some young people. In short, Grenadians are seeing the necessity for a more positive creative attitude towards the change that is coming. We have a unique responsibility to act, because we are committed to the people of Grenada, Carriacou and petit Martinique.

Over the years, one of the more troubling characteristics of the NDC political party has been a shortage of loyalty and an abundance of self-loathing. The people of Grenada are listening and thinking about it, and on election day, they will give the New National Party the mandate we are asking for, the mandate of victory by the widest margin ever.

We are running a great campaign. In my world, the definition of the better campaign is the one that wins. We are fighting hard for values we admire. In sweeping rallies across the country, we are capturing the imagination of Grenadians.

We speak for those who feel disconnected from the Thomas vision of Grenada. We the New National party candidates are handling the unequaled pressures of a campaign with a natural grace and good humour that contrast sharply with the angry bitterness of our NDC critics.

Good management requires that when you have a problem, there are no bad ideas when you are in consideration phase. This is five years later; we seem to have no apparent viable options, so the Grenadian impacted public is rather clear in what they want.

The majority of the people know that our leader, Mitchell, is riding high and he remains the strongest and best contender for the role of prime minister in 2013 in Grenada. He has long been a favourite of Grenadians. His actions are only enhancing his national stature.

It is my hope that those NDC politicians who don’t want to see political partnership will have less and less of a voice in election. My party is working vigorously, to help Families who are struggling. If the NDC politicians think that by working together and solving problems is in any way treasonous, they don’t know what public service is about.

Our people wants to see officials working together, choosing other candidates within the NDC party is not going to fix their problem and it’s not the party’s principal problem.

The New National Party is looking to broaden the party’s base, by launching an effort, the “New National Party Leadership Initiative”, to recruit young professionals into the party. In my opinion, there is nothing more important than ensuring there is a new generation of leaders to step up and make Grenada a better place.

We need to encourage young people to get involved and provide them with the resources to succeed when they commit themselves to their community.

We will hold networking events, will fund training programs to bolster professional experience and skills, and offer exclusive access to the New National Party events and mentorship opportunities.

I’m proud of the many young individuals already involved in the New National Party and I look forward in their careers and lives.

Senator Gregory Bowen
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