As Grenadians prepare to cast ballots in its first attempt at constitutional reform since independence, a Grenadian born UWI Lecturer is urging all to be a part of the process.
Dr. Wendy Grenade, the guest speaker at the Constitution Special Assembly held on November 5, outlined the intimate relationship between the constitution and everyday life, saying it affects every citizen in one way or the other.
“The Constitution is about us and the perimeters that govern how we live, how we work, how we engage with each other and with the world,” Dr. Grenade said.
“The Constitution and any other form of constitution reform matters to us, individually and collectively, as an independent people”.
Dr. Grenade praised the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique for their vibrant discussions and display of citizen activism in the constitution reform process.
The UWI lecturer said, in her opinion, not since independence or the Grenada revolution has the country been engaged in such deep introspection.
“My sisters and brothers, as we discuss the serious business of constitution reform we owe a debt to their struggle and we honour their memory,” Dr. Grenade said in reference to the nation’s fore fathers.
“What we are doing is taking a bold but larger step towards a larger journey”.