by Norris Mitchell
I am not a “Ring In” person, but I am still able to put pen to paper, which I am doing, by joining the national refrain to save and protect our prized assets and natural patrimony Grand Anse Beach and Camerhogne Park from the new colonisers, whose ultimate goal may not be in our best interest.
The evening programme “Real Issues” sponsored by Betty Ann Lazarus of MTV on Thursday, 13 September 2018 at which Sandra Ferguson and Randal Robinson were the guest speakers, brought into focus the need for eternal vigilance, if we are not to become second class citizens in our own country.
The fact of matter is that we have a Physical Planning Authority that is impotent. If it ceases to exist tomorrow, it would make no difference as its authority has long been usurped by the politicians.
Physical Planning and Development Control Act stipulates that certain conditions must be adhered to in the orderly and sustainable development of Grenada. This is so, in order to enhance our standard of living and to bequeath to Grenadians yet unborn, a country no less viable than what we have inherited. There seems to be however, a creeping trend among some of our compatriots that Grenada belongs to them, and that they can do as they like with it to the detriment of others, who are in the majority.
History is replete with examples, where a trend over time becomes saturated, and is outlived or superseded by a more relevant and sustainable option. This current trend may well be in the final stage of its existence, as its relevance and ultimate goal does not appear to be in congruence with the aspirations and needs of the majority of Grenadians.