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Re: " Meeting at the Cross-roads of yet another decision."

Sah!A happy New Year to you also.I pray that with the continuing "devine intervention of the Chinese", you would be afforded " safe passage without himdrance "over we new Ponce`de L`ance and arrived back safely to you abode to practice your "Englishness".

And Sah! As you have already engaged in bestowing the proper salutation to "the Mama Sam Group",referring to them as " Jesus and his Ten Commandments" you have begun to make the transition of respecting the hands that would feed all of us, as the impending new Grenada Economic Plan from Mama goes into effect.

I can see them making you Minister of Mobilization to ensure that the new and free Monorail transportation System, (especially the line to the suburban French Quarters) is working smoothly.

Of course, none of this is included in the manifesto of the political parties but sit back and wait, you would eventually realize that is exactly what the people voted for; a free economic revitalization program, one which impact would supass the French influence of 1650 to 1762 and the British from 1763 to currently.

"Dat was never on the ballot hence we din vote for it" so Sah! start brushing up on you Mandarin when dey start passing out dem little handbooks. It may not be pretty, if you failed your indoctrination classes.....lol

But beyond the pomp and pageantry; the salicious gyrations of on-stage performances and the ostentatiousness of the political attires, on March 13 2018, Grenadians would be called upon to choose which political party they believe is best suited to govern our country.

And all during the next few weeks, the presentation of the parties manifesto would be front and center and come to a crescendo with some major pronouncement from the ruling party. It would be the piece de re`sistance of its political philosophy, aimed at solidifying its intention in the minds of the populace, while preparing the undecided for conquering their uncertainty with a vote in its favor.

As a youth growing up in the French Quarters, I recall the eerie feeling of surreality and a calmness in purpose during the early morning hours on election day, as the electorate come face to face with contemplating that decision. They would walk past their political rivals and sometimes antagonist just a day before, with some being overly polite in their salutations so as not to cause any disturbance whatsoever to the task at hand. For some, it would be the most important decision they would make in their life time. For others, it would be their chance to avenge their loss of the previous election; something they had waited for, in most cases, for five long years.

And as if time had stood still, one could have observed the stoic expressions on the faces of the election officers, who were charged with attending the polling stations. Their sense of purpose added importance to the order of the day, with no uncertainty as to their understanding the significance of the process and the power of their authority to ensure the peoples' business is not interrupted.

This 2018 election would be nothing short of that but only to the extent that the populace have a clear understanding of their undertaking; a highly debatable concern as most, do not. They are programmed to see only the colors Green and Yellow. But with the underpinnings of this exercise and the "hoopla" associated with it, comes the poignant truth that in the long run, Grenadians (meaning every man,woman and child) would not be delivered into the promised land of economic prosperity by holding in their hands, over $17, 000 per capita in just public sector debt alone and growing exponentially with every additional dollar we borrow. Worse yet, it comes with an economic off-set against $ 9,400 in Gross Domestic Product per capita.

To put this in layman's terms, "our progressive government" allows us to borrow $17, 000 to produce $9,400 in goods and services and to remain in a repetitive cycle that keeps us in a state of perpetual borrowing in order to finance our seeming prosperity.

Today, as the significance of the debt seems to be taking traction in a court of Law as a means of impeding the efforts of both parties to increase its level, I cannot help but point to the fundamental design of our democracy which encourages this mess! to be sanctioned by our Governor General in the name of some Queen in a foreign land. Any Economist/political leader who is worth their grains of salt cannot subscribe to this abominable act of leadership without engaging in professional and intellectual dishonesty. Obviously it is a craft some would have no trouble whatsoever in practicing.

But tell me, how in the dickens can we expect to lead Grenadians into that promise land, with them holding more debt per capita than their GDP per capita? The answer to this can be found within the Chinese Banking Industry (the " New God of gifts and free stuff").
In this business of government finance banking, there is money to be made in debt financing and purchasing and it is precisely there that China is investing. Their economic plan for our country is tantamount to the proverbial nail being driven in our Grenada's coffin. We are at the point where our voting NNP or NDC on March 13 is really immaterial because our government has already sold us down the river by "hanging our hats where it has now become impossible for our hands to reach". And I remember another axiom of " He who pays the Piper, calls the tune" which seems more apro-po to our calamity.

Monsieur Louison from the French Quarters

Re: " Meeting at the Cross-roads of yet another decision."

>>>>>>VjL wrote........But tell me, how in the dickens can we expect to lead Grenadians into that promise land, with them holding more debt per capita than their GDP per capita? The answer to this can be found within the Chinese Banking Industry (the " New God of gifts and free stuff").<<<<

Bro I think you are overthinking this. There is no latter day "Moses" with any intent to lead Grenadians to the Promised Land. How could there be, when we could not even be lead them to their own lands, behind their homes,what we used to be called "we Kitchen Garden".

We have fast become a "Welfare society" begging bread from top to bottom.The evening news is crammed with announcements of grants, loans, and donations bestowed on pure Grenada. The RGPF is showing off its brand new fleet of vehicles, some reminiscent of props in a Bruce Lee movie, in its dogged pursuit of criminals and lawbreakers.We are a Christian Country, I have often heard, and I believe that the Bible said something about Manna from Heaven, so what if Heaven changed its location from the West to the East, as long as which ever God continues to "RUN DE BREAD".

It would behoove which ever party which emerges victorious in the next election to seek assistance from any and all sources to formulate a comprehensive development plan,with adequate financing,to develop the nations economy, based upon Agriculture, Agro Industry, Fisheries, Tourism, and maybe even finance if our new friends designates us as the hub for regional funding.