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New senator, new education minister in Grenada cabinet reshuffle

September 2, 2017
New senator, new education minister in Grenada cabinet reshuffle ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Senator Simon Stiell has been promoted to a full government minister in Grenada as part of a minor cabinet reshuffle announced on Wednesday. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell said Stiell is being elevated to the minister of education from his original posting as...

Calypsonian Kelly 'won outright' in Grenada contest, says mentor

September 2, 2017
Calypsonian Kelly 'won outright' in Grenada contest, says mentor TORONTO, Canada – Rootsman Kelly was the definite winner of Grenada’s 2017 Calypso Monarch competition, according to his mentor King Ajamu. “He won and I think he won outright,” Ajamu said in an exclusive interview in Toronto. Ajamu is Grenada’s most decorated calypsonian. The performer, who...

Commentary: The PRG never intended that public servants in Grenada would be stranded with only an NIS pension

September 1, 2017
Commentary: The PRG never intended that public servants in Grenada would be stranded with only an NIS pension Imagine what the Maurice Bishop International Airport would look like today if, following the 1983 invasion, the work commenced by the PRG was not completed. Imagine! Imagine what we would have now. The runway was already completed and quite usable. It was used as an air base during the invasion...

Commentary: Our Grenadian kids need protection

August 31, 2017
Commentary: Our Grenadian kids need protection I am extremely concerned at the prevalence of sex crimes against the children and women of Grenada. Such abuse has far reaching, long term consequences on the social and economic development of our nation. I call on government to take action now, to deliver a message that Grenada is a...

Commentary: Grenada must get calypso judging right

August 30, 2017
Commentary: Grenada must get calypso judging right One of the most disappointing aspects from Spicemas 2017, to me, was clearly the quality of the judging of the calypso and soca competitions. I judged calypsos for quite a few years myself; in fact, judging was my first direct involvement with carnival. I was probably the youngest judge in those days.

Commentary: Grenada's pension reform is under the IMF

August 29, 2017
Commentary: Grenada's pension reform is under the IMF As affected public officers start unfortunately very late to appreciate and to experience the devastating and degrading impact of the 1983 Pensions (Disqualification) Act and now seem to be showing signs of frustration and confusion on the plight, Prime Minister Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell...

Commentary: Helping men to stand tall and be counted!

August 29, 2017
Commentary: Helping men to stand tall and be counted! As a young Christian boy growing up in Grenada, I was groomed, directed and driven to be a man of mission and purpose by our highly inspirational quotation, “The greatest want of the world is the want of men – men who will not be bought or sold; men who in their inmost souls are true and...

Threats fly amid Grenada passport controversy

August 28, 2017
Threats fly amid Grenada passport controversy ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In response to what it describes as “fake news” in relation to the alleged attempted sale of a Grenada diplomatic passport by one of its managing partners, citizenship consultancy firm Henley & Partners has threatened legal action against a financial compliance consultant and also...

Letter: Is the Grenada government responsible for the increase in rape crimes?

August 25, 2017
Letter: Is the Grenada government responsible for the increase in rape crimes? Although Grenada can be called “a democracy” it has made no progress when it comes to reforming its criminal justice system. The court system stinks and it’s not dedicated to the protection of children. Why has the moral character of our society deteriorated to such an extent? In this process of moral...

Citizenship firm denies involvement in Grenada passport allegations

August 24, 2017
Citizenship firm denies involvement in Grenada passport allegations ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Attorneys acting for citizenship consultants Henley & Partners have denied that the firm had any knowledge or involvement in an alleged scheme to obtain a diplomatic passport from the government of Grenada for a Ukrainian businessman in exchange for...

Commentary: In Grenada 2017 Carnival, jab jab culture dominated, but judges made biased decisions

August 24, 2017
Commentary: In Grenada 2017 Carnival, jab jab culture dominated, but judges made biased decisions Grenada August 2017 carnival ended on a high with large amount of people playing mas’ but the most dominant masqueraders were jab jab in all the parishes. However, there were traditional mas’ such as shortknee, vecou and pretty mas’ as major highlights, but in terms of the groovy soca and...

Letter: Take over

August 24, 2017
Letter: Take over Ellen Bishop Spielman claims to be Maurice Bishop’s sister. In fact, she was adopted by Maurice Bishop’s parents and has never been mentioned by Maurice’s sisters to me nor by Maurice although I only saw him on rare occasions. A contemporary tells me he can remember this rather...

EC dollar stable, secure, says ECCB

August 23, 2017
EC dollar stable, secure, says ECCB BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has given assurances that the EC dollar remains stable and that Eastern Caribbean banknotes are protected by the various security features of the notes. Deputy director of the Currency Management Department...

Commentary: Undefined pension reform touted in Grenada

August 22, 2017
Commentary: Undefined pension reform touted in Grenada Pension reform has being touted animatedly by Keith Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) government as a reasonable and realistic solution to the problem of reinstating pensions to public officers. But is there really a genuine problem with the overdue and lingering reinstatement of the constitutional...

Letter: Reckless driving in Grenada is ruining too many lives

August 22, 2017
Letter: Reckless driving in Grenada is ruining too many lives Reckless driving in Grenada is highly dangerous; it’s about time to stop prioritizing speed over safety. Some drivers, especially bus drivers are going at speeds that defy belief, and such drivers are the cause of grave accidents, which inevitably results in death. Recently, the driving by a young man whose...

Ukrainian businessman sends a million dollars for Grenada diplomatic passport

August 21, 2017
Ukrainian businessman sends a million dollars for Grenada diplomatic passport MIAMI, USA -- In the opaque world of diplomatic passport sales, it is definitely caveat emptor (let the buyer beware). Last year, a Ukrainian businessman*, who is linked to Dubai, and who wanted to buy a diplomatic passport from a cooperating Caribbean country, contacted citizenship consultants...

US fines firm that conducts CBI due diligence for Iran sanctions violations

August 21, 2017
US fines firm that conducts CBI due diligence for Iran sanctions violations MIAMI, USA -- In responding to complaints that their economic citizenship programs allow high-risk individuals to obtain passports from a low-risk jurisdictions, proponents often point to the quality of due diligence that outside companies conduct on the applicants, especially in the five countries of...

UPDATE: Tropical Storm Harvey forms, warnings issued

August 18, 2017
MIAMI, USA -- A US Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunter aircraft found that the tropical system moving into the Eastern Caribbean had become Tropical Storm Harvey on Thursday afternoon. A tropical storm warning has been issued for Martinique, Saint Lucia, Barbados and...

Letter: New leadership! Better governance! Time to go!

August 11, 2017
Letter: New leadership! Better governance! Time to go! A ruler who lacks understanding is a cruel oppressor , but he who hates unjust gain will prolong his days. Proverbs 28:16. Keith Mitchell is Grenada's longest serving prime minister. He has been in the Grenadian political arena for well over three decades. His legacy is one that is tainted by numerous...

Commentary: Convoluted article on the Pensions (Disqualification) Act in Grenada

August 8, 2017
Commentary: Convoluted article on the Pensions (Disqualification) Act in Grenada Sir Lawrence A. Joseph, constitutional lawyer and consultant to the government of Dr Keith Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP), inquires in his July’s public writing “Is the Pensions (Disqualification) Act valid?” Joseph then answered his question by stating that the Act (PDA) became clothed with validity...

Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean

August 7, 2017
Two tropical systems threaten the Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- Forecasters at the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami are monitoring two tropical weather systems that are currently threatening the Caribbean. Showers and thunderstorms are showing some signs of organization in association with a strong tropical wave located over the...

CDB approves funding to improve food safety management in Grenada

August 1, 2017
CDB approves funding to improve food safety management in Grenada BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved funding to the government of Grenada to enhance the compliance of its fresh fruits and vegetables subsector with internationally recognised food safety management systems (FSMS).

Caribbean baroness comes under fire after action by Antigua-Barbuda

July 31, 2017
Caribbean baroness comes under fire after action by Antigua-Barbuda LONDON, England -- London’s Mail on Sunday newspaper has reported that Commonwealth secretary general, Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, has come under renewed pressure after one of her close allies was stripped of his Antigua and Barbuda knighthood. Scotland’s ‘dear friend’ Anthony Bailey...

Antigua-Barbuda annuls controversial knighthoods

July 29, 2017
Antigua-Barbuda annuls controversial knighthoods ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- By means of a proclamation dated July 21, 2017, the governor general of Antigua and Barbuda, Sir Rodney Williams, on the recommendation of Prime Minister Gaston Browne, has annulled eight knighthoods conferred in controversial circumstances in November 2014.

Tribute to Lloyd Noel

July 28, 2017
Tribute to Lloyd Noel I rise on behalf of the OECS Bar Association to pay tribute to our dear departed colleague and friend Lloyd Noel – an early pioneer and foundation member of the OECS Bar, long standing practitioner, outspoken critic, politician, disciplined newspaper columnist, passionate cricket fan and a very useful cricketer.

ECCU financial sector remains stable; improved performance expected to continue in 2017

July 27, 2017
ECCU financial sector remains stable; improved performance expected to continue in 2017 BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Monetary Council of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) reported during its 88th meeting, held in Dominica on Friday, July 21, that the financial system of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) remained stable for the year 2016, with improved performance...

Letter: The Grenada government and court system must now examine its conscience

July 25, 2017
Letter: The Grenada government and court system must now examine its conscience Twenty-two-year-old Dileion Hypolite was charged with non-capital murder in the death of her on-again off-again boyfriend Kadeem Scantlebury on Sunday, July 16, 2017, at Richmond Hill. She was denied bail at her first court appearance at the St George’s Number Two Magistrate Court, by Magistrate...

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