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My Host and friend George Grant

Broadcaster George Grant – died last week Monday

Tribute paid to the iconic George Grant of Grenada Broadcast 

During interactions with George on Fridays on “Gudday” Grenada, I have learned that the following three ideals were very important to him:

(1). The dependence of the electorate on politicians
(2). The transparency of government
(3). The increasing number of enablers and their silence over the years

My interactions with George, always revealed his sense of humour, his search for the truth and his fearless reporting of that truth with the passing of this special person and iconic journalist, a lot more voices will be silenced in Grenada.

I can only hope that some young journalist was listening and will seek to emulate George and his fearless quest for Freedom of Speech.

As I reflect on my friendship with George I cannot help but think of the words of Kipling’s Poem “If”.

“if you can dream – and not make dreams your master;
If you can think – and not make thoughts your aim;
If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
And treat those two impostors just the same; 
If you can bear to hear the truth you’ve spoken
Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools;
Or watch the things you gave your life to broken,
And stoop and build ‘em up with worn-out tools:
……you’ll be a man, my son!

 Rest in God’s Hands my brother.

Brian Pitt was a regular feature of “Gudday Grenada” which was a programme that was co-hosted with the broadcaster who was buried last Wednesday