Opinions

U.S. should charge countries for refugees

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      The Trump administration continues to draw criticism for separating little children from their parents.      Everyone I know agrees that it is bad, very bad, to separate small children from parents. There is, however, a simple — very simple — solution.      Parents: don’t cross the border…

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Let your views be known; Study the answers carefully

An EDITORIAL             Tuesday afternoon a public meeting is scheduled to discuss the pros and cons of an increase in Grenada’s tourism tax to build a sports complex. We urge you to attend and to learn the answers to the following questions: Has the there been an in-depth feasibility study made of the project? How…

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Express your views on tax; Study answers carefully

An EDITORIAL Tuesday night a public meeting is scheduled to discuss the pros and cons of an increase in Grenada’s tourism tax to build a sports complex. We urge you to attend and to learn the answers to the following questions: Has the there been an in-depth feasibility study made of the project? How much…

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No rush to set tax vote

An in-depth feasibility study, including a detailed operational plan complete with profit-and-loss projections, needs to be produced and studied by the City Council and the voters before the city sets the date of the referendum. An EDITORIAL             The Grenada Mayor/Council will, at some point, set an election date for Grenadians to choose whether voters…

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Who is financing border strife?

ONE MORE TIME — Comment & Observation — By Joe Lee III        President Trump has ordered federal authorities to cease splitting up families trying to illegally crash the southern border of the United States.      That’s a good thing. It is always sad to separate children from parents, but the parents deserve some of the blame…

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Too many teens dying on state’s highways

ONE MORE TIME – Comment & Observation – By Joe Lee III      Warn your teen drivers.           Mississippi ranks 45th in teen safety behind the wheel, according to WalletHub.com. Only Alabama and Wyoming have more teen driver fatalities per teen population than we do. (Vermont, Rhode Island and New York have the safest teen drivers.)      eenagers…

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Work to do before tourism tax vote

An EDITORIAL      City of Grenada voters will soon have the opportunity to vote on a tourism tax increase intended to fund a sports complex.       House Bill #1563, which was signed into law after passing the last session of the state legislature, gives the Grenada City Council the authority to set an election date for voters…

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Mississippi can help clean world’s oceans

ONE MORE TIME – Comment & Observation – By Joe Lee III      Experts tell us that each year the world dumps eight million tons of plastic in the ocean. By 2028 the world’s oceans’ plastic contamination is predicted to reach 250 tons.      Much of this nasty waste floats around for fish to eat or strangle…

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Chappaquiddick – a movie worth seeing

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III      If you get a chance to see the movie Chappaquiddick, see it.      For those of us too young to remember, this was the 1969 incident in which Sen. Ted Kennedy ran off a bridge in the middle of the night. The young lady in his…

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Waterpic paints the bathroom

ONE MORE TIME Comment & Observation By Joe Lee III A man I know recently went to the dentist to have his teeth cleaned. He was complaining that no matter how much he brushed of flossed, he still had stuff between his teeth, and his gums hurt.      “The hygienist told me to get a Waterpic,”…

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