GRENLEC- Powering Youth

Just as important as

young students are to

the future development

of the country so too are

their views and opinions

on issues affecting them

important today in the

shaping of our society.

The GRENLEC Inter Secondary

School Debating

Competition presently in

He expressed his company’s

joy at being able to make

this contribution to the development

of the nation’s

children, helping to bring

out the best in them.

As the chief executive of one

of Grenada’s leading private

sector entities, Lawrence is

aware of the importance of

developing human resource

velopment Program which is

presently being planned and

structured is designed to ensure

that the young people

of Grenada are well trained

and adequately prepared for

the world of work thereby

making them more CSME

ready and competitive in the

regional marketplace.

The minister called on the

people are wonderful and are

not being given their rightful

place in society.

The former GG urged students

to cultivate positive

behaviors and hold on to the

virtues that will take them

through life.

He told them to lead an existence

that will allow them

to be proud of themselves

and others will be proud of


GRENLEC’s hopes that the

national planners and leaders

of the country will listen

to what the youth have to

say on the important issues

and use it as a guide in planning

for the youth.

Rather than the debate competition

being seen as just

an academic exercise the

company wants it to meaningful

while also providing

the basics for critical thinking

and good public speaking

which is not on the school


Winners of the competition;

schools and individual debaters

will receive attractive


progress is bringing out the

best of the reasoning and

analytical abilities of our

students while at the same

time giving adults including

powers that be a view of issues

through their eyes.

The much anticipated competition

began Wednesday

October 1 with a formal

opening ceremony and the

first match of the competition

with Hillsborough Secondary

School taking on the

Presentation Brothers College.

The start of the event was

expectedly given a high level

of significance by both the

government and the private

sector and provided a satisfactory

moment for Managing

Director of the event

sponsors Grenada Electricity

Services Limited, Mr.

Vernon Lawrence.

and considers the organizing

of the debating competition

one way to do so.

Lawrence reiterated his

company’s commitment to

the overall development of

the country and is of the firm

view that the children who

are the future cannot be left

out in any drive to enhance

Grenada’s development.

Minister responsible for

Youth Empowerment, Sport

and Culture, Hon. Patrick

Simmons enthusiastically

welcomed the competition as

a vehicle for bringing out the

talent of the nation’s young


He reiterated his government’s

commitment to the

development of the youth in

a holistic manner not just in

claim but in actuality.

Hon. Simmons insisted that

the government’s Youth De-

students in attendance to

make the best of every opportunity

given to them to

put their skills and talents


He urged students to make

sure their debate arguments

are well researched and

well prepared and that they

should not hesitate to make

use of libraries, Internet and

any other resource available

to them to assist in their


Feature speaker for the activity

former Governor General

Sir Paul Scoon said it

was quite a good thing that

at this tender age the young

students were being given

an opportunity to speak to

the future of Grenada.

He said a lot of the negative

things being said about

young people today are not

justified adding that young

Jr. Barnacle


the greenwood shade.’

Daniel 3:16-18


Fill in the blanks using the New King James Version of the Bible.

Shadrach, _________, and Abed-Nego answered and

One fine evening a young princess put on her

bonnet and clogs, and went out to take a walk

by herself in a wood; and when she came to a

cool spring of water with a rose in the middle

of it, she sat herself down to rest a while. Now

she had a golden ball in her hand, which was

her favourite plaything; and she, was always

tossing it up into the air, and catching it again

as it fell.

After a time she threw it up so high that she missed

catching it as it fell; and the ball bounded away, and

rolled along on the ground, until at last it fell down

into the spring. The princess looked into the spring

after her ball, but it was very deep, so deep that she

could not see the bottom of it. She began to cry, and

said, ‘Alas! If I could only get my ball again, I would

give all my fine clothes and jewels, and everything

that I have in the world.’

Whilst she was speaking, a frog put its head out of

the water, and said, ‘Princess, why do you weep so


‘Alas!’ said she, ‘what can you do for me, you nasty

frog My golden ball has fallen into the spring.’

The frog said, ‘I do not want your pearls, and jewels,

and fine clothes; but if you will love me, and let me

live with you and eat from off your golden plate, and

sleep on your bed, I will bring you your ball again.’

‘What nonsense,’ thought the princess, ‘this silly frog

is talking! He can never even get out of the spring

to visit me, though he may be able to get my ball for

me, and therefore I will tell him he shall have what

he asks.’

So she said to the frog, ‘Well, if you will bring me my

ball, I will do all you ask.’

Then the frog put his head down, and dived deep

under the water; and after a little while he came up

again, with the ball in his mouth, and threw it on

the edge of the spring. As soon as the young princess

saw her ball, she ran to pick it up; and she was so

overjoyed to have it in her hand again, that she

never thought of the frog, but ran home with it as

fast as she could.

The frog called after her, ‘Stay, princess, and take

me with you as you said,’

But she did not stop to hear a word. The next day,

just as the princess had sat down to dinner, she

heard a strange noise - tap, tap - plash, plash - as

if something was coming up the marble staircase,

and soon afterwards there was a gentle knock at the

door, and a little voice cried out and said ’Open the

door, my princess dear,

Open the door to thy true love here! And mind the

words that thou and I said by the fountain cool, in

Then the princess ran to the door and opened it, and

there she saw the frog, whom she had quite forgotten.

At this sight she was sadly frightened, and

shutting the door as fast as she could came back to

her seat.

The king, her father, seeing that something had

frightened her, asked her what was the matter

‘There is a nasty frog,’ said she, ‘at the door that

lifted my ball for me out of the spring this morning.

I told him that he should live with me here, thinking

that he could never get out of the spring; but there

he is at the door, and he wants to come in.’

While she was speaking the frog knocked again at

the door, and said:

‘Open the door, my princess dear, Open the door to

thy true love here! And mind the words that thou

and I said by the fountain cool, in the greenwood


Then the king said to the young princess, ‘As you

have given your word you must keep it; so go and

let him in.’ She did so, and the frog hopped into the

room, and then straight on - tap, tap - plash, plash -

from the bottom of the room to the top, till he came

up close to the table where the princess sat. ‘Pray lift

me upon chair,’ said he to the princess, ‘and let me

sit next to you.’

As soon as she had done this, the frog said, ‘Put your

plate nearer to me that I may eat out of it.’

This she did, and when he had eaten as much as he

could, he said, ‘Now I am tired; carry me upstairs,

and put me into your bed.’ And the princess, though

very unwilling, took him up in her hand, and put

him upon the pillow of her own bed, where he slept

all night long.

As soon as it was light the frog jumped up, hopped

downstairs, and went out of the house. ‘Now, then,’

thought the princess, ‘at last he is gone, and I shall

be troubled with him no more.’

But she was mistaken; for when night came again

she heard the same tapping at the door; and the frog

came once more, and said:

‘Open the door, my princess dear, Open the door to

thy true love here!

And mind the words that thou and I said by the

fountain cool, in the greenwood shade.’

And when the princess opened the door the frog

came in, and slept upon her pillow as before, till

the morning broke. And the third night he did the

same. But when the princess awoke on the following

morning she was astonished to see, instead of the

frog, a handsome prince, gazing on her with the most

beautiful eyes she had ever seen and standing at the

head of her bed.

He told her that he had been enchanted by a spiteful

fairy, who had changed him into a frog; and that he

had been fated so to abide till some princess should

take him out of the spring, and let him eat from her

plate, and sleep upon her bed for three nights.

‘You,’ said the prince, ‘have broken his cruel charm,

and now I have nothing to wish for but that you

should go with me into my father’s kingdom, where I

will marry you, and love you as long as you live.’

The young princess, you may be sure, was not long in

saying ‘Yes’ to all this; and as they spoke a brightly

coloured coach drove up, with eight beautiful horses,

decked with plumes of feathers and a golden harness;

and behind the coach rode the prince’s servant,

faithful Heinrich, who had bewailed the misfortunes

of his dear master during his enchantment so long

and so bitterly, that his heart had well-nigh burst.

They then took leave of the king, and got into the

coach with eight horses, and all set out, full of joy

and merriment, for the prince’s kingdom, which they

reached safely; and there they lived happily a great

many years.

said to the_________, “O Nebuchadnezzar, we have no

_________to answer you in this _________. If that is


case, our _________ whom we _________ is able to

_________us from the burning fiery _________, and He

will deliver us from your _________, O king. But if not,

let it be _________to you, O king, that we do not

_________ your _________, nor will we _________ the

gold _________which you have set up.”

Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego

King Nebuchadnezzar made a huge gold idol. It was 90 feet tall and

9 feet wide. The king told the people, “When you hear the music play,

everyone must bow down to the idol. If you don’t bow down, you will

be thrown into a blazing furnace.”

The people of Israel had been taken captive and some of them were

now living in the land of Babylon. Among them were three young men

who had become leaders in the land of Babylon. They were Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego. These three young men believed in

and worshiped the true God, and they would not bow down to an idol.

They said, “Our God will deliver us from the burning fiery furnace,

and even if He doesn’t deliver us, O king, we will not serve your gods,

nor will we worship the golden image which you have set up.” What


The king had the furnace heated 7 times hotter than usual. He had

the men tied up and thrown into the furnace. The fire was so hot, it

killed the men who threw them in. When the king looked into the fire,

he was amazed. The men were untied, walking around, and there

was a fourth person in the fire with them! He said, “Didn’t we throw

three men in the fire I see four men loose, walking around, and they

are not hurt.” The fourth person looked like a heavenly being .

The king called their names and ordered them to come out of the fire.

When they came out, they were not hurt at all. Their hair had not been

burned, and they didn’t even smell like smoke.

The king made a law that everyone should honor the God of Shadrach,

Meshach, and Abednego because no other God could deliver

like he could.



A child custody case was held in court. The judge felt that the

mother and father were both fit to be parents and therefore

couldn’t decide who he should grant full custody to. So he asks

the little boy, “Would you like to live with your mother”

“No.” said the boy.

“Why not” said the judge.

“Because she beats me.”

The judge says “Okay, then you’ll go live with your father.”

“Oh No,” cried the boy, “He beats me too.”

Dumbfounded, the judge asks “Okay who do you want to live


“I want to live with the Florida Marlins.”

“Why” asks the judge.

“They never beat anybody.”


Jr. Barnacle


Get to Heaven

How to get “saved”

God is our father, and our father wants us to realize that we aren’t perfect. He is ready and

willing to forgive us for not being perfect, if only we would come to him and ask forgiveness.

In the Bible, God says our sins are punishable by death - and only death. What Jesus did, when

he died on the cross, is die FOR OUR SINS. So, instead of us dying for our own sins, Jesus died

for them instead.

This is hard to understand at first because it doesn’t seem fair. Keep in mind though, that each of

us has a purpose on earth. Jesus’ death on the cross was one of his purposes for coming.

After Jesus rose from that horrible death (yes, he DID rise to life after three days of being dead!),

God put us in His hands. We are now Jesus’ children and we go through Him to ask anything of


So that said, if you truly, deep down in your heart, believe you are a sinner that needs forgiveness,

simply go to God, tell him that and ask forgiveness. He will forgive you, and you will go to

heaven when it’s time.

A simple sample prayer

Dear God, I am a sinner. I want to be with you forever. Please forgive my sins, and come into my

heart to guide me for the rest of my life. In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.

You now know how to get to heaven! It’s that simple. Pray a prayer like that, mean it in your heart,

and you will be adopted into God’s family.

Now the neat thing all kids, you’ve got talents and gifts. Start using them for God!

The war of the children

The child abuse has been the war of the children

It is going on for too long in that world like this

The children who suffers more each day

Stop the child abuse!

We want put an end to this war

Daniel, when he was a young man, had been captured by the king of Babylon. But the

king saw Daniel and his friends were find young men. He also learned that Daniel’s

God had given him the power to reveal the meaning of dreams.

Other kings of Babylon also saw his power. One of them Darius (du RI us) made Daniel a ruler

in his kingdom. The people under Daniel’s rule were jealous and tried to find some wrong in

him, but they could not.

Finally they got King Darius to make a law that people could only pray to the king in 30 days.

(They knew Daniel prayed to his God three times a day.)

Anyone who disobeyed was to be thrown into a den of lions. Daniel knew about the law and

the punishment, but he prayed to God as he had before. The king was sad when he heard that

Daniel had not obeyed the law. He tried to change the law, but he could not. They brought

Daniel to the lions’ den. The king said to Daniel, “Your God whom you serve all the time, he

will deliver you.”

A big stone was put in place to close the opening to the den of lions. The King sealed it with

his own ring. Then the king went back to the palace. He could not sleep because he was so


Early the next morning, he went to the den. He called out. “Daniel! Was your God able to deliver

you” Daniel said to the king, “Oh king, my God sent his angel and shut the lions’ mouth

so that they have not hurt me.”

The king was so glad! Daniel was brought out and he had not been hurt at all! He believed in

his God, and God has saved him.

Think about this:

What should we do when someone tries to get us to do wrong

We should do as Daniel did, and obey God. He was willing to do the

right thing even if it might cost him his life.

This story can be found in the Bible in Daniel chapter 6.

Happy Reading!

Make the public aware that this exists

Love the child ten with all your heart

Make the children feel worth

Make then fell special

Show them respect and let them respect you

Because respect and love is two way thing

Respect the children wishes

Make this world a safe place for your children

Teach them to listen

Let them feel welcome in their world

Let the children live there lives

When you abuse the children

You break there hearts, you are destroying there dreams

And the respect they have for you is lost

What do you get when you abuse the children

You get NO satisfaction

The children know whom they can trust and whom they can’t

Help the children to grow in a safe environment

Feel their heart with laughter and take there sadness away

Give the support they need each day as they live there lives.



Read the questions carefully. Choose the correct answer and blacken the circle with the corresponding letter. Please follow this example:-

1. The Olympic Games are held every ----years. (a) two (b) four (c) ten (d) five (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. In the 18th Century, which of these was exported from Grenada (a) Nutmegs (b) Bananas (c) Sugar (d) Cocoa (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. The early inhabitants of the New World were the -------- . (a) Spaniards (b) Mayans (c) Amer-indians (d) Caribs (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Which one of these fought against a Colonial Power (a) Raleigh (b) Cortez (c) Bishop (d) Toussaint (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. What is the origin of the name Grand Etang (a) Spanish (b) French (c) English (d) Dutch (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. 20/20 is associated with the game of ------------ . (a) netball (b) football (c) cricket (d) basketball (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. The name Devon Smith is associated with --------------- . (a) netball (b) football (c) cricket (d) basketball (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Acceptable standards of conduct in a society are ----------- . (a) values (b) mores (c) folkways (d) norms (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. People learn their culture by the process of -------------- .(a) socialization (b) migration (c) schooling (d) learning (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. The main source of government revenue is ------------------ (a) death dues (b) taxes (c) stamp duty (c) import duties (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. The Euro, Yen, Pound Sterling, Franc are all foreign ------- (a) men (b) nations (c) currencies (d) dollars (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Food, clothing and shelter are people’s basic ----------- (a) wants (b) goods (c) services (d) needs (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. This country uses the Eastern Caribbean Dollar.----------- (a) Trinidad (b) Barbados (c) Belize (d) Monsterrat (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. The fundamental rights of Grenadians are found in the ----------. (a) Bible (b) Constitution (c) budget (d) manifesto (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. The judiciary is responsible for dispensing legal ------------- (a) justice (b) rights (c) fees (d) laws (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Which of these Caribbean States is headed by a President (a) Belize (b) Guyana (c) Jamaica (d) Antigua (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. The place where the river meets the sea is called the ------- (a) bay (b) mountain (c) mouth (d) beach (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. Which of these animals have compound eyes (a) cat (b) bat (c) fish (d) housefly (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. A -------- feeds on both plants and animals. (a) carnivore (b) herbivore (c) predator (d) omnivore (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Snails are classified in the group called ------------- (a) crustacean (b) arachnid (c) mollusc (d) amphibian (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. A young rabbit is called a ---------- (a) kit (b) calf (c) kid (d) lamb (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. Which one of these crops is a legume (a) beans (b) mango (c) corn (d) tomato (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. A plant that grows where it is not wanted is a (a) weed (b) bacteria (c) pest (d) fungus (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Which one of these plants does not need transplanting (a) beans (b) lettuce (c) cabbage (d) tomato (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. A cluster of flowers on a branch is called a/an --------- (a) bouquet (b) bunch (c) inflorescence (d) group (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. When sugar crystals are heated in a pan it -------------- (a) evaporates (b) melts (c) liquefies (d) condenses (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. Which substance in a thermometer responds to temperature changes (a) lead (b) silver (c) mercury (d) sodium (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. When salt and water are mixed together they form a ------------ . (a) solution (b) celluloid (c) mixture (d) beverage (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. Droplets of water seen on the outside of a glass left for a few

minutes is caused by (a) condensation (b) evaporation (c) melting (d) diffusion (a) (b) (c) (d)




1. Which one of these instruments is used to measure air pressure(a) thermometer (b) thermo (c) ammeter (d) barometer (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. Our moon can be described as a -------------- (a) planet (b) star (c) satellite (d) meterorite (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. When a liquid changes to a gas it is called ---------------- .(a) pollution (b) evaporation (c) condensation (d) melting (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. To form day and night, the earth spins on its ------------- .(a) poles (b) axis (c) lines (d) core (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. One night I had a terrible ------------------ . (a) nightmear (b) nitmeer (c) nightmare (d) nitemier (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. She appeared ------------------- of the rules of the game. (a) ignorant (b) igorant (c) ignorent (d) ignorant (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. The Houses of ------------ convened recently. (a) Parliament (b) Parliament (c) Parlament (d) Parlement (a) (b) (c) (d)

. Many students ------------- from the extra classes. (a) benefitted (b) benefited (c) benifitted (d) beniffetted (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. Daddy ----- to the garden yesterday. (a) go (b) went (c) goes (d) gone (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. My dog --------- its name. (a) knows (b) know (c) known (d) have known (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. My parents -------- in Canada. (a) resides (b) has resided (c) residing (d) reside (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. None of the exercises ------ difficult. (a) are (b) is (c) have been (d) were (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. ----------- a long road to freedom. (a) its (b) it’s (c) its’ (d) I’ts (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. The school was addressed by ------- Daniel Williams. (a) sir (b) SiR (c) SIR (d) Sir (a) (b) (c) (d)

. Look at where --------- going. (a) you (b) your (c) you’re (d) youre (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. The ----------- tears rolled down their cheeks. (a) baby (b) baby’s (c) babies (d) babies’ (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. Farmers are growing various types of crops. (a) all (b) different (c) many (d)similar (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. It started to rain at eight this morning. (a) began (b) continued (c) decided (d) wanted (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Iron, lead, copper and silver are all ------------ . (a) drinks (b) foods (c) metals (d) jewels (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. The teacher allowed the boys to leave the class. (a) called (b) permitted (c) told (d) wanted (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. The product of 12 and “n” is (a) 12 + n (b) 12/n (c) 12n (d) 12 – n (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. Which of these is written to two decimal places (a) .608 (b) 60.8 (c) 6.08 (d) 608 (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. What fraction of 5 is 4 (a) 5/4 (b) 4/5 (c) 1/4 (d) 1/5 (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. A closed figure made up of four equal angles could be a --------- .(a) triangle (b) rectangle (c) pentagon (d) circle (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. The L.C.M. of 24 and 30 is (a) 6 (b) 12 (c) 120 (d) 720 (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. What is the value of 32 + 7 (a) 13 (b) 16 (c) 23 (d) 42 (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. What is 125% of $80.00 (a) $45.00 (b) $64.00 (c) $100.00 (d) 205.00 (a) (b) (c) (d)

. Calculate the product of 1.6 and 3.8 (a) 0.608 (b) 6.08 (c) 60.8 (d) 608 (a) (b) (c) (d)


1. What are the missing numbers in this sequence 5, 9, 13, -----, -----, 25 (a) 14, 17 (b) 13, 17 (c) 17, 21 (d) 21, 24 (a) (b) (c) (d)

2. There were 200 tiles in a box. 150 of them were blue and the remainder were green.

What percentage of the tiles was green (a) 25 (b) 50 (c) 331/3 (d) ¼ (a) (b) (c) (d)

3. Sandra got 80% on a test. If she got 50 items correct. How many did she get wrong (a) 5 (b) 10 (c) 40 (d) 20 (a) (b) (c) (d)

4. 5/8 of John’s weight is 30kg. What is John’s weight (a) 18Kg (b) 187/8Kg (c) 240Kg (d) 48Kg (a) (b) (c) (d)







B. C.
























Brain Teasers

Please try to solve the problems below. Let your mind go and use your creative thinking skills!

ood Luck!


1. Rearrange the following letters to give the name of a famous singer.


. Arrange the following words into suitable pairs.



3. What do the following words have in common


. What is the next number in this series

1 0 1 1 0 3 1 0 7 1 0 9 11 3 1 2 7 . .



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