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Peace as the new normal – Caribbean News Now

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Dear Sir:

In the words of the Beatles’ song A Day in the Life: “I read the news today, oh boy…”

North Korea shoots off more missiles, ships are seized in the Strait of Hormuz, countries worldwide are facing political chaos, and immigration crises abound as people flee intolerable conditions in their homelands, all brought on by conflict and violence. 

Has this become the New Normal, and if so, is this the new normal we truly want? We think not.

No sane human being wants conflict and violence. However, over time, we have created a culture in which conflict and violence are seen as the only solutions to irreconcilable differences.

Fortunately, there are better ways to solve social problems. One proven way to resolve differences is by utilizing a ground-breaking and effective means for ending conflict and violence: Invincible Defense Technology (IDT).

Invincible Defense Technology: A non-religious, humane and beneficial approach

The practical components of IDT are the non-religious Transcendental Meditation (TM) and the more advanced TM-Sidhi programs. When large groups of experts practice these programs together, a powerful field effect of coherence and peace is generated that spills over into the surrounding population, thereby raising the collective consciousness to come up with more humane solutions to social problems.

Extensive peer-reviewed scientific research repeatedly confirms measurable decreases in war deaths, terrorism, and crime when IDT is utilized. A recent study published in May 2019 in Studies in Asian Social Science, 6(2), 1-45, found that IDT implementation by students was associated with a 96.2 percent decline in sociopolitical violence in the war-torn country of Cambodia as compared to violence in the preceding three years.

Due to the extensive research, the non-profit organization Global Union of Scientists for Peace (GUSP) advocates IDT as a simple and cost-effective approach for reducing the societal stresses thought to be the underlying cause of such social problems (see: https://www.gusp.org/global-peace-summit).

Invincible defense technology is cost-effective

Any military is capable of training and maintaining groups of experts in the advanced IDT strategy. This prevention wing of the military would practice IDT programs twice a day in large groups, defusing social tensions. The collective consciousness of all populations would rise through the influences of greater harmony and peace. Those who have engaged in violence will no longer do so. Studies have shown repeatedly that this method works – and will continue to work as long as the peace-creating groups are maintained.

Implementation

IDT is not restricted to the military. Any large group of experts trained in the advanced IDT techniques can accomplish the same goals of alleviating terror and violence by practicing this approach in groups twice a day. These groups could be comprised of congregations at places of worship, prisoners, the elderly in retirement homes, even students such as documented in Studies in Asian Social Science. Theoretically, immigrants awaiting processing could volunteer to be trained in the advanced IDT techniques and placed on cruise ships parked offshore from trouble spots for the duration, thereby alleviating immigration crises as well.

The important factor is for the advanced IDT techniques to be performed by trained experts consistently in groups twice a day. Simply by doing this, violence and conflict would be eradicated, according to the numerous peer-reviewed scientific studies summarized on the GUSP website.

Nothing else has worked

Up until now; violence has historically been the response to national differences, despite its costs both in financial and human terms. Thankfully, in the words of Nobel Prize-winning songwriter Bob Dylan: “The Times They Are a-Changin’.” Currently, militaries are utilizing IDT training for their personnel, with positive societal results for their countries.

Give peace a chance

Time is ripe for the creation of a Department of Peace to utilize IDT as a means of creating lasting peace.

As early as 1979, a bill was introduced in Congress to create a US Department of Peace; this bill has been re-introduced in each session of Congress from 2001 to 2011. In 2013 it was re-introduced as H.R. 1111 and is currently supported by 40 cosponsors.

Creating a US Department of Peace is also a leading campaign issue for one of the current 2020 US presidential candidates, with the intent of co-coordinating the international peace-building agencies that already exist as well as local peace-building efforts in a way to transform society from one of violence to one of peaceful resolution. IDT is a powerful field-tested tool to facilitate this transformation.

What the world needs now

What is needed now is for all leaders worldwide to recognize the benefits to their nations in utilizing a peaceful, more effective proven way of resolving differences without creating conflict and violence. IDT is that proven way; and now is the time to utilize IDT to resolve tensions and eliminate political chaos globally once and for all.

By Arlene J. Schar and Dr. David Leffler



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Bus drivers charged for violating Emergency Powers Regulations

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Two St George bus drivers have been charged with violating Section13 (1)a, of the 2020 Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations.

Alric Noel, 27 years, of Victoria, St Mark, Driver of the Zone 1 bus route was found to be carrying approximately 17 persons on a passenger bus, while Lorris Phillip, 49, of Beaulieu was stopped along the Tempe route with an overloaded (passenger) bus.

Both men are in police custody pending bail.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is once again appealing to persons to comply with the 2020 Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations.

Section13 (1)a of the Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations states that no person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on any motor omnibus, unless there is or would be, not more than one passenger per row in the motor omnibus in a staggered formation.

A person who contravenes or fails to comply with these regulations shall be guilty of an offence and, on summary conviction, liable to a fine of $1,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months and to forfeiture of any goods or money in respect of which the offence has been committed.

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TAMCC release to students | NOW Grenada

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Please be assured that during this very difficult time the college is continuously assessing and reassessing its position as it relates to the submission of SBAs and the impending administration of final exams for both the 9-week and 15-week semesters.

We want you to know that the health and welfare of our college community remain our top priority as we grapple with the impact Covid-19 coronavirus is creating around the world and in our local community. We are also cognisant of the government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency for our tri-island state. It is with this in mind I wish to inform you of some new developments:

  • That you are expected to attend classes virtually/remotely and in accordance with the guidelines given by your lecturers, because we are currently not on vacation;
  • That some of the assessments given virtually/remotely will form part of your final grade. So, there may not be in-class final exams, rather on-line exams or continuous assessments. Hence, it is important that you attend all classes scheduled virtually by your lecturers. Please take these classes seriously! The lecturers are making tremendous sacrifices to ensure you are given the syllabus;
  • That the new deadline being considered for the submission of ALL SBAs (hard and soft copies) is 22 April 2020. Therefore, science students are not required to submit SBAs in early April as was previously communicated;
  • Students who are required to submit SBAs via softcopy must continue to do so as the platform will be open until 22 April 2020;
  • It has been suggested by CXC that CAPE exams be held in June/July. You will be apprised once this is finalised.

If you are experiencing difficulties with attending classes virtually or submitting your SBAs, please contact any one of the following officials via email:

  • Your lecturer
  • Acting Registrar
  • Assistant Registrar Exam
  • IT Director

You are advised to report difficulties with the submission of SBAs before the stipulated deadline, preferably by 3 April 2020. Difficulties with the learning platforms must be reported immediately.

If you are not receiving emails from the SASPS mailing list, kindly follow the instructions below.

Send all requests to get support via email to [email protected]

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Missing woman found | NOW Grenada

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Ann Bowen of Happy Hill, St George who had been reported missing has been found safe and well.

The Royal Grenada Police Force thanks the general public and the media for their continued support.

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