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Thursday, July 29, 2010

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Local and regional broadcasters and newspaper editors are meeting in Grenada to discuss the free movement of skilled persons and other issues related to the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME). This week’s workshop, financed by the European Development... read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

I am British born and of Grenadian parentage, have visited Grenada over eleven times in my 31 years of ages and am extremely proud of our beautiful island, its rich history and culture, flora and fauna and its people. Like many, I have seen Grenada advance considerably since I can remember my second visit (1989). read more...



Wednesday, July 28, 2010

When I visited the West Indies in 2005 for the first time in 39 years and Grenada, the country of my birth, for the first in 53 years, evidence of the effects of hurricane Ivan at that time was widespread and, although that made me very sad, I was proud of what I saw in terms of the local people’s resilience. read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

As we listen to the news, or read the same from whatever source in today’s global village, it must be obvious to one and all, that finding the answer -- in the jungle of chaos, confusion, and manmade social, financial and political catastrophe facing mankind in these troubled times -- is no easy task, nor quick fix. read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SHANGHAI, China (GIS) -- Grenada’s Booth continues to be the centre of attraction in the CARICOM Pavilion at the World Expo in Shanghai. The Expo, which opened to the public in May, will run through the end of October 2010. Grenada is participating in the global event along with 13 other Caribbean countries. read more...



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

SHANGHAI, China (GIS) -- Grenada’s folk music and dance were among cultural features at the EXPO 2010 Shanghai at the weekend as thousands of visitors were attracted to the unique design of the booth depicting a nutmeg. A cultural team headed by Junior Culture Minister Senator Arley Gill is in Shanghai. read more...



Thursday, July 22, 2010

No one could ever plead that he/she did not hear the warning bells, or see the writings on the walls – as painted by the many speakers and commentators, as well as those with interests to serve and positions to protect and maintain – on the occasion of the passage of two years in power and in control... read more...



Monday, July 19, 2010

It is my understanding that it was this Tillman Thomas Government who approached Zublin Grenada Limited, not the other way round. It was reported at the time (2008 when the NDC was elected to office) the new government was concerned about the economic state of the country and approached Zublin. read more...



Saturday, July 17, 2010

On 13 July 2010, the Construction Association of Grenada held a Press Conference and this evoked some interesting questions from the media and others present. In the Government's budget speech the Minister of Finance had outlined a series of projects the Ministry appeared to be aware of coming on-stream. read more...



Tuesday, July 13, 2010

It cannot be doubted that, as we approached the two-year milestone of the current government in power, many people had their say about how those in control performed in that time. Some ministers also publicly expressed their opinions on the performance, and or the achievements, as they saw them. read more...



Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Like most things about life and time nowadays, they all seem to be passing by too quickly so that, before we realise or take stock of what is happening, something else has already taken its place and we have to change our thoughts to cope with the new scenario. The old proverb said that time and tide waited... read more...



Saturday, July 3, 2010

Caribbean politicians like to take citizens who support them for granted, and they always feel that they are wiser than the general population, while they continue to make themselves look stupid by acting as if they are smart. For example, the Members of Parliament within this present Grenada NDC government... read more...



Thursday, July 1, 2010

ST GEORGES, Genada (GIS) -- Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has reiterated a government promise to assist merchants who suffered losses in a fire that destroyed the Grenville Vendors’ Market on Sunday. “We are going to assist wherever we could to help them get back on their feet to ensure that they can continue... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

BRUSSELS, Belgium (GIS) -- Grenada’s application for a US$8.5 million loan to finance the second phase of the agricultural feeder roads project has been approved by the OPEC Fund for International Development. The approval, by the governing board of the fund last week, paves the way for the start of work... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

I am writing in response to Lloyd Noel’s published commentary “Let our voices be heard!” This is one of many of Mr Lloyd’s commentaries over the past months that I have been extremely impressed with, not only because I am in full agreement with his views on the subject matter, but because I honestly believe... read more...



Wednesday, June 30, 2010

The relationship between the First and Second Ladies of the United States, Mrs Michelle Obama and Dr Jill Biden, is an exceptional one. The wives of the United States president and vice president visited Haiti together in the aftermath of the devastating earthquake that struck the island, a very rare occurrence in US politics. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

There is the danger that many people are saying, or will be saying as things get worse and the situation hits rock bottom, what can I do? But to think that we are powerless is to have already surrendered our strength to someone, or some group who is going to take advantage of or manipulate our weaknesses. read more...



Tuesday, June 29, 2010

ST GEORGES, Grenada (GIS) -- Former St Lucia Prime Minister, Dr Kenny Anthony, is to visit Grenada next month. The head of the St Lucia Labour Party, Dr. Anthony is now Leader of the Opposition in Parliament. He will be the keynote speaker at a rally in St Andrew to commemorate the second anniversary... read more...



Monday, June 28, 2010

The idea that Grenada may become the first CARICOM nation to follow the lead of Africa and Asia and issue a government guaranteed Diaspora Bond presents a compelling contract between the current government and the tens of thousands of its immigrants. Such an initiative could lead the way for... read more...



Wednesday, June 23, 2010

TORONTO, Canada -- A senior Grenada government minister wants greater use made of the talent and skills of nationals living abroad. Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter David, told Grenadians in Toronto last weekend that with the pool of skilled and “resourceful Grenadians" in the Diaspora, contracts should be offered... read more...



Tuesday, June 22, 2010

There is a responsibility on a government to share with the people immediately a problem arises, the truth about that problem; so that the support of men and women of goodwill may be brought to bear through the simple process of understanding. No one can oppose the fact that a government has a positive duty... read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

When I listen to a certain local radio talk show host I realise that if I was naive, ignorant, misguided and indoctrinated then I would certainly believe that good politicians are all liars and the truth only comes from the mouth of bad and failed politicians. In the Caribbean many politicians are seen to be dishonest and liars. read more...



Monday, June 21, 2010

Mandoo is absolutely correct to be worried about the consequences of Caribbean support for Japanese whaling at the International Whaling Commission this coming week. As an "eco-minded tourist" myself, I am sure I am not alone in actively choosing not to book holidays in the pro-whaling Caribbean. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- The speculation about the future location of Grenada’s parliament building has ended.  Officials of the Ministry of Works, Physical Development and Public Utilities have announced that the new building will be constructed at Mt Wheldale, St George’s. read more...



Saturday, June 19, 2010

‘A study produced this year by a group of independent economists located in Australia confirms that whale watching has become a boon to tourism in Central America and the Caribbean over the last ten years and is set to make a bigger contribution to the industry’s earnings. Many Caribbean countries have been the... read more...



Thursday, June 17, 2010

BRUSSELS, Belgium (GIS) -- Grenada’s Ambassador to the European Union, Stephen Fletcher has been intensifying efforts in Europe aimed at mobilising much needed assistance for Grenada by holding a series of meetings with key banking and development organisations in Belgium and Luxembourg. read more...



Wednesday, June 16, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Finance Minister Nazim Burke has reiterated government’s confidence in measures adopted to assist Grenadians and keep the economy afloat in the face of the global economic and financial crisis. The administration of the National Democratic Congress, led by... read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s attendance at recent Latin and Caribbean meetings afforded the country an opportunity to strengthen bilateral ties with many friendly nations. Foreign Minister Peter David represented Grenada at an Organisation of American States meeting in Peru. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

It is a sound political maxim that the people in any democratic system must feel they are involved and part of the system before they will subscribe to its moral values. By involvement here I mean the conscious attempt to make people feel that they have a part to play in the decision-making processes of government. read more...



Tuesday, June 15, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The Caribbean is not making adequate use of international spaces where it can lobby for more significant representation of the region’s assets, such as its culture. The observation came from UNESCO Culture Consultant, Dr Kris Rampersad, who also warned against the... read more...



Monday, June 14, 2010

LONDON, England (AFP) -- A British newspaper claimed on Sunday it had evidence suggesting that Japan has bribed small nations to support its attempts to lift a 24-year-old moratorium on commercial whaling. The Sunday Times said it found officials from St Kitts-Nevis and Grenada were willing to discuss selling their votes. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Venezuela’s top diplomat in Grenada said there is no arrangement under which Grenada provides accommodation for the Venezuelan ambassador based in St George’s. Carlos Perez said nor does Venezuela provide accommodation for Grenada’s ambassador in Caracas. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

The election victory of the People's Partnership in Trinidad and Tobago has ushered into office the first female prime minister of the twin island republic. I would like to congratulate Mrs Bissesser on her election victory and hope that she would be a much different leader than the many other Caribbean leaders. read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Minister with responsibility for Culture and Information, Senator Arley Gill, has said that government is taking note of complaints being received about GBN programming and on the physical state of the network’s headquarters in St George’s. In one of the most vocal complaints... read more...



Saturday, June 12, 2010

Every thing seems to have gone quiet on the proposed St George’s Renaissance project in Grenada. I see this proposal as a major development that is badly needed and one that would provide immediate work in the construction industry also, in the development stage of new businesses and would help... read more...



Friday, June 11, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Both branches of parliament have given unanimous approval to Grenada’s decision to join an expanded union of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The OECS Economic Union Treaty, which is expected to be signed and ratified by June 18, promises “joint actions’’. read more...



Thursday, June 10, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenada government has announced a plan to enhance the infrastructure and human resource of the country’s Cultural Heritage Department, and it’s seeking the assistance of the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO). read more...



Wednesday, June 9, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Junior Information Minister, Senator Arley Gill, has described Opposition Leader Keith Mitchell as “pathological,’’ and an attention-seeker. Senator Gill pointed to remarks the Opposition Leader made on a public platform in which false allegations were made against Grenada... read more...



Tuesday, June 8, 2010

The four-week break away from the daily routines of getting to and from work – over the past two years since I last had such a break – was a welcome change away from the ups and downs and political bickerings in these Isles. And while I did not expect them to all disappear in that short period... read more...



Monday, June 7, 2010

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Glynis Roberts, has said that airline service to Grenada is moving along “nicely,’’ especially for the summer when the country will be hosting Spicemas, the annual carnival celebration. The travel needs of would-be visitors are being met through... read more...



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