Whether she knew it or not, Nadia Bishop’s call to the Grenadian people for unconditional forgiveness and reconciliation appealed to deeply-entrenched values in at least two of our ancestral cultures. Traditional, and to some extent modern, societies in Africa and India accord(ed) great importance to such values, which are regarded as absolutely essential for maintaining social harmony and promoting solidarity in their multicultural societies. We in the Caribbean arguably still retain such values in our cultural genes, values that can be resuscitated when the need arises, as it apparently has in present-day Grenada…

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