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Grenada PM wants greater utilisation of sporting talent in the Caribbean

September 20, 2014
Grenada PM wants greater utilisation of sporting talent in the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GrenadaSports) --- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell wants Caribbean countries to maximise the use of their sporting talents in the furtherance of regional unity. In an interview with GrenadaSports, Mitchell said that there is tremendous potential for the region.

Commentary: Moral values are based on post slave society, not Christianity

September 19, 2014
Commentary: Moral values are based on post slave society, not Christianity Casino gambling is the big topic in Grenada since the government passed a law in parliament to legalise it, as part of the tourist industry within large hotels. However, with this new law on gambling, some people are showing their concern against such activity. For example, we see former...

Commentary: Grenada: The destruction of a revolutionary heritage

September 18, 2014
Commentary: Grenada: The destruction of a revolutionary heritage It is quite normal and prudent for any civilized society to preserve, promote and harness its history for the benefit of its people and future generations despite how painful and surreal it may be. If we lack the ability to do it then who will do it for us? Moreover, preserving and promoting one’s history...

Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator

September 18, 2014
Letter: Hitler's Germany; Mitchell's Grenada: The making of a dictator There are some striking similarities in the governance of Hitler’s Germany of 1933 and Mitchell's Grenada in 2014. Both leaders rose to political power at a time when their respective countries were facing serious economic and political challenges. Hitler became Chancellor of Germany...

Commentary: Law and Politics: More flights for tourism product

September 16, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: More flights for tourism product In two articles in Caribbean News Now last week, the subjects of increased tourism attraction and additional daily flight to Grenada made headline news. The article about additional flights to Grenada by American Airlines on a daily basis from next December simply said that the decision...

Letter: The extent of incest and childhood sexual abuse in Grenada is frightening and it starts with government officials

September 12, 2014
Letter: The extent of incest and childhood sexual abuse in Grenada is frightening and it starts with government officials Sometimes the parallels between what kids, like this young girl go through, and what Jesus went through are startling. Fear, abandonment, betrayal, silence. Sexual assault is a statutory offence; it has replaced the traditional crime of rape. A Grenadian police officer, Corporal 852 Lenard Benjamin...

Commentary: No to casino gambling in Grenada: A biblical approach

September 11, 2014
Commentary: No to casino gambling in Grenada: A biblical approach Gambling – the act of using chance to gain money at the expense, loss or suffering of others. An investment/entertainment based on luck or chance. Scripture reminds us, however, that “Easy come, easy go, but steady diligence pays off” (Proverbs 13:11 The Message). It goes against the biblical values of...

Letter: Whose growth is it anyway?

September 11, 2014
Letter: Whose growth is it anyway? According to the Cadillac advert there two kinds of people in the world: those who travel and those who travel well. There are two kinds of people in Grenada today: those who live and those who live well. People’s opinion on life is influenced by which camp they find themselves in.

Grenada consolidates energy options in Samoa and New Zealand

September 10, 2014
Grenada consolidates energy options in Samoa and New Zealand ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada Prime Minister‎ Dr Keith Mitchell has concluded visits to Samoa and New Zealand, having secured assistance from the United States and New Zealand for the transformation of Grenada's electricity sector. "Grenada is at the forefront of the international...

Grenada hosts OECS integration and economic union public awareness country mission

September 10, 2014
Grenada hosts OECS integration and economic union public awareness country mission ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A technical mission from the Organisation of East Caribbean States (OECS) visited Grenada on Tuesday to meet with and update key stakeholder groups on the progress of OECS Integration and the OECS Economic Union. This is mission is a collaborative effort...

American Airlines to start daily service to Grenada

September 10, 2014
American Airlines to start daily service to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Minister responsible for civil aviation, Alexandra Otway-Noel, has announced that, after months of ongoing negotiation, Grenada has finally been able to secure additional airlift from American Airlines.  The minister disclosed that American Airlines...

Commentary: Law and Politics: The waiting game is ongoing

September 10, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: The waiting game is ongoing The controllers have now completed 18 months in the driving seats of their five years total control of the reins of power in the tri-island state. And after all the grand promises of major investments and jobs provision for the thousands of unemployed young and elder folks who voted them into office...

Caribbean students head to the United States for studies

September 9, 2014
Caribbean students head to the United States for studies BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the Organization of the Eastern Caribbean States has announced the final two members of the 2014 slate of Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows for this academic year. St Lucian Halim Ernest and Grenadian Keane Mark...

Commentary: Enjoyment and complaints from one carnival to another

September 9, 2014
Commentary: Enjoyment and complaints from one carnival to another Now that Brooklyn’s carnival is over, only a few more are left for 2014, including Miami’s. Many will be attending their third and fourth carnival of the year. And the results, I predict, will be the same: enjoyment and complaint, too, about one or the other aspect of the festival and blame on the organizers.

Grenada remembers Ivan ten years on

September 8, 2014
Grenada remembers Ivan ten years on ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Sunday marked the ten-year anniversary of the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan, which passed directly over Grenada on September 7, 2004, as a category three storm, killing 39 people. The capital, St George's, was severely damaged and several notable buildings...

Letter: No one party state, no joint leadership, no referendum

September 6, 2014
Letter: No one party state, no joint leadership, no referendum For 13 consecutive years Keith Mitchell and the NNP ruled Grenada and kept the issue of constitutional reform on the backburner. The social, political and economic situation in the early part of his rule from 1995 to 2003 was ideal for promoting constitutional reforms. Grenada's unemployment...

Return of Condor Airlines heralds further tourism growth for Grenada

September 5, 2014
Return of Condor Airlines heralds further tourism growth for Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- With the imminent return of direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, via Condor Airlines later in the year, Grenada’s tourism and civil aviation minister said she anticipates a further increase in the islands’ tourist arrival figures during the second half of 2014.

Commentary: Toronto-based Grenadian soca and calypso artistes to organise against exploitation

September 4, 2014
Commentary: Toronto-based Grenadian soca and calypso artistes to organise against exploitation We celebrated another Grenada Day on August 23, 2014, in Toronto, Ontario, Canada; similar to how Grenadians in New York have their own celebration. However, even though there is no calypso and soca monarch competitions for Grenadian artistes based in Toronto, they are aware of the fact...

Stunning energy and climate development in Samoa

September 3, 2014
Stunning energy and climate development in Samoa APIA, Samoa -- Over 150 delegates and members of the international development community from more than 45 countries were stunned to see leader after leader approach the podium to sign a historic sustainable energy and climate resilience treaty that will significantly change...

US selects Grenada as pilot for energy initiative

September 3, 2014
US selects Grenada as pilot for energy initiative APIA, Samoa (GIS) -- A memorandum of understanding (MOU) has been signed between the United States and Grenada to support Grenada's efforts to transition towards renewable energy, while reducing reliance on imported fossil fuels. This was announced on Monday by Grenada’s...

'Follow Grenada' campaign targets university students

September 3, 2014
'Follow Grenada' campaign targets university students ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has launched its Follow Grenada campaign, an innovative marketing strategy targeting students of the St George’s University (SGU), their families and friends. The campaign aims to increase visitor arrivals by encouraging...

Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze

September 2, 2014
Grenada and St Lucia in top ten countries where people drink the most booze GENEVA, Switzerland -- The World Health Report has released the results of its 15-year global alcohol consumption survey, and two Caribbean nations – Grenada (#5) and Saint Lucia (#9) – appear in the top ten countries ranked by per capita consumption. The Bahamas is #22.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Now up to the people

September 2, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: Now up to the people After 40 years of political independence, granted to our tri-island state by England in February 1974, we are about to tell the same British government that we no longer wish to remain in association with that state and we are going out on our own as a republican state, with our own local president as head of state.

Commentary: Should all police officers carry a gun?

September 1, 2014
Commentary: Should all police officers carry a gun? For the past few weeks the lenses of international media houses have been trained on Ferguson, Missouri, where Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old African American teenager whose dream of becoming an air conditioning and heating engineer was instantly shattered by the fatal impact of...

IMF concludes staff mission to Grenada

August 29, 2014
IMF concludes staff mission to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Grenada during August 18-27, 2014, to conduct discussions on the first review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the extended credit facility (ECF). The program was approved on June 26, 2014 for a total...

Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya

August 29, 2014
Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenadian health ministry has reported confirmation of 12 additional cases of chikungunya on the mainland. The announcement was made on Tuesday by acting chief medical officer Dr Alister Antoine, who said the 12 cases were laboratory-confirmed.

Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule?

August 29, 2014
Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule? In Grenada a picture is emerging of our women, men and youths who have become physically and emotionally battered from lack of unemployment and their economic situation is so grave that they have turned to drugs use, the sale of drugs and the abuse of alcohol, out of hopelessness...

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