MAYDAY MAYDAY.. can you hear me? Bring..shk..hello?

By 9:30 PM ,

I was reading Ru's blog... and i stumbled across this. I laughed. It's classic. It's true, well to me. In my... humblest opinion. LOL.

May 1st, 8.31 pm

Random Chat at CM

Playing chess online today at the best chess site ever, and one guy who's user name happens to be Osama Bin Laden joins up talking about 9/11 One of the other members' reply came as

Osama: I crash planes into buildings and blow stuff up
Other Member: That's a lie Osama, you need two idiots to pull that sorta stuff off OSAMA & BUSH


Now that we're done with that.

I was watching local news today. Yes, that rare moment has come around. I only heard and understood bits and pieces, but what's this about legislation being changed .. or amended..? Lands in perpetuity no longer under such and are free and open to the clutches of any one willing to purchase? Ahem... including park land and natural monuments? Land that was once reserved solely for the aesthetics of the country, the history of the people, and enjoyment of all the generations...

Like.. Mt. Hartman... the dove sanctuary. No one has any problem with development of the country... The issue is the long lasting effects of such...

What ever happened to sustainable development?

Before i talk and mis-talk and put myself in trouble... let me go look for something solid.

*grabs The Grenada Advocate newspaper 'Fri. April 27th, 2007'*

New CEO for Four Seasons Development Company

*scans through rambling* someone leaving post...qualifications...people are delighted.. mutter mutter mutter mutter...AHA! Something of substance...

The Four Seasons development in Grenada will encompass Mt. Hartman and Hog Island, and building is scheduled to commence later on this year.

hmm.... interesting... *turns page*

Grenada Dove: The 'hart' of sustainable development
by Jennifer Ellard-Deveney

One of the greatest challenges in sustainable development is reaching consensus among viewpoints that can vary as widely as sustainable development solutions can be perceived. Defining a 'sustainable development path' is no easy accomplishment. The attempt to define sustainability virtually began in 1972 during the Stockholm summit on People and the Environment...

...Just as this debate has been raging on the world stage for decades, so it is happening in Grenada now. Civil society groups are now raising a critical eye of observance on a recent amendment to the parks act and plans to develop an area that has been reserved to protect the country's national and critically endangered National bird, the Grenada dove.

...The Government does not believe they are abandoning their environmental responsibilities by allowing development to take place on Mount Hartman Estate; the land area that had been reserved as parkland, and is now at the centre of this controversy. The Government is attempting to balance economic needs with long-term land management options. The environmental screen of the proposed development plan suggests that the steps being taken to the Dove may actually enhance its preservation rather than threaten...

right... i'm not absolutely sure but i think they've reduced the amount of land for the dove. Insert --> here <-- here=""> anytime how exactly this "enhances" it's preservation? I've been on this island all my life... and never seen this dove. I can count on one hand, the people who have seen it, and they're not even sure.

The dove is endemic to the island.

Like i said... so much for sustainable development. We preach it in our classrooms... and this is how we provide examples of what it should look like eh?

Brendon says:
well from what i've heard and read, i have no problem with them encouraging foreign/private investors to help further develop the areas/lands.

But i will not under any circumstances condone undermining of Grenadian's citizen right as towards selling off our national parks/crown lands to these people , surely without a proper referendum.

Frankie says:
I think it's another one of the government's schemes. The ammendment is obviously and completely in contradiction to the primary act. I think that they've run out of nationally owned things that they can sell to private owners legally. So now they wanna alter the legislation so that they can basically sell anything they choose. It's a complete disregard for national pride. By a desperate, out of options, corrupt, bankrupt and neck high in debt administration.

The primary act basically states that the nationally owned parts are to remain nationally owned in perpetuity for the enjoyment of the children of Grenada. Now they wanna implement legislation to give, of all people, the governor general power to transfer ownership if the same parts to anyone. the Governor general is practically a member of the NNP regime.

Ru says:
Its not passed yet. No one can touch the land. It was brought up and presented to parliament. They're supposed to make the decision. As to what I think, I'm a STRAIGHT UP DOWN GRENADIAN. If I could take back the entire country as ours I would.

So that's hardly a wide cross-section of opinions... But it's a few voices... and every voice matters right?


Oh.. today is Labour day.

I slept too much today. This shall be the first and last time i ever do such a thing.. I don't understand how people could sleep their lives away. I felt so lethargic when i got up.

shelli out.

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