Truth and Reconciliation Commission
Grenada
Report on certain political events
which occurred in Grenada 1976-1991

VOLUME ONE

PART 4

Section 6:

OBSTACLES TO HEALING AND RECONCILIATION IN GRENADA AS IDENTIFIED BY THE TRUTH AND RECONCILIATION COMMISSION

SOCIO-POLITICAL OBSTACLE

Another obstacle to reconciliation in Grenada as identified by the T.R.C. is what may be called the "socio-political obstacle". The Government and others in authority, for example, those with political and legal authority; churches and religious leaders, business leaders, and non-Governmental organizations, etc. should help to create a conducive climate for healing and reconciliation in the country.

Politicians and others should avoid making statements and engaging in negative activities that are contrary to reconciliation. The Commission is aware of the fact that some politicians and others in authority, and even some ordinary citizens have made statements and engaged in activities that do not serve the interest of national healing and reconciliation.

Most importantly, however, the present political climate must be such that would foster and support healing and reconciliation. The Commission is also aware that many have questioned the motive of those who established the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. The Commission would like to make it quite dear that it knows of no sinister motive in the setting up of the T.R.C.

RECOMMENDATION:

The Commission strongly recommends here that the relevant political authority and all Grenadians of goodwill should do their best, both in words and deeds, to help create in the country the type of climate that would both foster and support the process of healing and reconciliation.

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