As the country celebrates 42 years of independence we are again bombarded with the argument concerning whether or not Grenada is truly independent.
This is a discussion that can go on incessantly as opposing debaters on the issue can find an amazing array of justifications for either yea or nay. To many persons, the argument about whether or not the country is truly independent is pointless as despite how developed or advanced we become someone will still find a way to explain how not independent we are as a people.
In 1974 we achieved the basic tenets of political independence when we ceased to be governed by the principles of associated statehood. We now have a prime minister, responsible for the configuration of a ruling cabinet and our own constitution so independence in that sense we had achieved.