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When former Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas championed the good governance agenda and operated under the mantras of transparency and accountability, many good Grenadians, blind-sided by party loyalty, joined with Mitchell to make fun of him. Worse yet, some professed Christians laughed with Mitchell when Mr. Thomas declared himself a soldier for Christ.