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JetBlue launches Mint premium service to Grenada

July 22, 2016
JetBlue launches Mint premium service to Grenada NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue will offer its successful Mint premium service to Grenada starting in January 2017. JetBlue is a top airline in the Caribbean and Grenada will become the fifth Mint market in the region. Mint flights are now on sale and will operate seasonally on Saturdays between New York’s...

Letter: Keith Mitchell NNP government: Failed

July 22, 2016
Letter: Keith Mitchell NNP government: Failed Grenadians are you better off today than you were four years ago? If the answer is yes, vote for the NNP in the next general elections. However if the answer is no or undecided, you have a moral obligation to vote for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Grenadian owned business in New York serving the public with excellence

July 20, 2016
Grenadian owned business in New York serving the public with excellence NEW YORK, USA -- Dr Natasha Bhola, a proud Grenadian with scholastic accolades, earning degrees from top universities and/or studying and working in all sorts of complicated academic fields, and she has the brains to match, is the founder and president of B&N Business Services, Inc...

OECS Authority convenes for the first time using video conferencing technology

July 19, 2016
OECS Authority convenes for the first time using video conferencing technology CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The 63rd meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Authority was convened on the July 14, 2016, at the OECS Commission using video conferencing technology for the first time. The Authority welcomed Dr Timothy Harris, prime minister...

Throwing down the gauntlet for the third RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

July 16, 2016
Throwing down the gauntlet for the third RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada LONDON, England -- The third edition of the Royal Ocean Racing Club's RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada will start on Saturday, November 26, 2016, and the line-up will include MOD70s and Maxi yachts vying for the prestigious IMA Transatlantic Trophy awarded to the line honours monohull winner.

Commentary: Grenada - let's honour Manning's name

July 13, 2016
Commentary: Grenada - let's honour Manning's name Patrick Augustus Mervyn Manning, former prime minister of the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago is no more. He has left us, after tirelessly working to alleviate some of the problems that confronted us in his home country and in the wider Caribbean. There will be a lot of tributes paid...

Commentary: Britain's exit from the EU exposes fundamentalists' false Biblical teaching

July 12, 2016
Commentary: Britain's exit from the EU exposes fundamentalists' false Biblical teaching As Britain leaves the European Union (EU) through the democratic process in a referendum, for political, social and economic reasons, I am now wondering what other religious propaganda Christian fundamentalists will invent again to control their followers, who they brainwashed to believe...

CARICOM heads conclude latest summit in Guyana

July 9, 2016
CARICOM heads conclude latest summit in Guyana GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The 37th regular meeting of the conference of heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) held in Georgetown, Guyana, on July 4 – 6, 2016, concluded on Wednesday. The prime minister of Dominica, Roosevelt Skerrit, chaired the proceedings.

CARICOM ambassadors briefed on global health security agenda

July 9, 2016
CARICOM ambassadors briefed on global health security agenda WASHINGTON, USA -- Professor Goulda Downer, chair of the Caribbean Political Action Committee (C-PAC) and a member of Howard University Medical School Faculty, recently spearheaded a meeting with Caribbean ambassadors in Washington to brief them about the Global Health Security...

Restorative practices training for educators in Grenada

July 9, 2016
Restorative practices training for educators in Grenada BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice (IMPACT Justice) Project is sponsoring five restorative practices workshops in Grenada for principals, vice principals, guidance counsellors, teachers and ministry of education officers.

The Mighty Sparrow celebrates 81st birthday

July 9, 2016
The Mighty Sparrow celebrates 81st birthday NEW YORK, USA -- Dr Slinger Francisco, the legendary Mighty Sparrow, or as he is fondly known "Birdie", a West Indian calypso icon, celebrates his 81st birthday on Saturday. Sparrow was born in the fishing village of Grand Roy, Grenada, on July 9, 1935. He moved to Trinidad with...

Cayman Islands confirms first two cases of zika; USVI and Grenada report additional cases

July 7, 2016
Cayman Islands confirms first two cases of zika; USVI and Grenada report additional cases GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands -- Although the Cayman Islands managed to remain free of zika for a considerable time as the virus raged across the region, public health officials confirmed on Tuesday the first two Cayman Islands cases of the virus, imported by returning residents.

Caribbean civil society delivers strong results for biodiversity conservation and further funding approved

July 7, 2016
Caribbean civil society delivers strong results for biodiversity conservation and further funding approved PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- A US$6.9 million fund supported 68 civil society organisations working across eight Caribbean countries to deliver results for increased protection and enhanced management of key biodiversity areas, mainstreamed biodiversity into development...

SIDS DOCK holds first executive council meeting in New York

July 6, 2016
SIDS DOCK holds first executive council meeting in New York NEW YORK, USA -- The SIDS DOCK executive council held its first meeting on Thursday, 16 June 2016, chaired by Dr Vince Henderson, ambassador extraordinary and plenipotentiary and permanent representative of Dominica to the United Nations. Other elected members...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: In darkness!

July 6, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: In darkness! Chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC), Dr Francis Alexis QC, confirmed in February 2016 that the final drafts of all the provisions needed for holding the constitutional referendum to effect reform(s) to Grenada’s 1974 independence constitution have been...

Commentary: What is behind the restlessness of Caribbean electorates?

July 5, 2016
Commentary: What is behind the restlessness of Caribbean electorates? The people of Saint Lucia and the Caribbean in general woke up on the morning of June 7, 2016, to a new reality; Dr Kenny Anthony is no longer the prime minister of that country. The almost flippant and matter-of-fact announcement of the dissolution of parliament and an election...

Letter: Dr Mitchell and the NNP devalue Grenada. Time for 'Keith Exit'

July 4, 2016
Letter: Dr Mitchell and the NNP devalue Grenada. Time for 'Keith Exit' A leopard can't change its spots. If the majority of Grenadians who voted for the NNP in the last general elections expected anything different from Keith Mitchell and the NNP then they are sadly disappointed. PM Mitchell, Gregory Bowen and the NNP has devalued Grenada to such...

Letter: Security officer departures MBIA Grenada: 'You can't read? Were you born big?'

July 1, 2016
Letter: Security officer departures MBIA Grenada: 'You can't read? Were you born big?' My wife and I were on our visit to Grenada on 14 June when we received an invitation via email from His Excellency Mr Karl Hood, High Commissioner in London for Grenada. The invitation was to attend an event hosted by the High Commissioner to a Question and Answer session...

Grenada PM reshuffles cabinet

June 30, 2016
Grenada PM reshuffles cabinet ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a national address on Tuesday, Grenada’s prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, announced a number of changes in Cabinet responsibilities, in accordance with what he described as a commitment given in 2013 continually to adjust ministerial positions.

Commentary: Partisan politics and national development

June 29, 2016
Commentary: Partisan politics and national development I admit that it will take time for us, as a people, to have a debate on national issues without partisan politics deciding which side of the debate we belong to. It will take a certain amount of personal maturity, as well as intellectual honesty and knowledge; of course, there will be other...

Caribbean weighs Brexit implications

June 25, 2016
Caribbean weighs Brexit implications GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has begun responding to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU). On Friday 52 percent of voters in a referendum in Britain opted out of remaining in the 28-member grouping.

USAID project boosts Grenada's resilience to climate change

June 24, 2016
USAID project boosts Grenada's resilience to climate change ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has been enhanced by the five-year, $9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project implemented by...

CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada

June 24, 2016
CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At the J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School in Grenada, 217 boys and girls have been making do with inadequate space. Teachers and students work together creatively to make the best of the eight classrooms, spread across two blocks.

Antigua-Barbuda faces economic citizen passport flaw

June 21, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda faces economic citizen passport flaw ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In attempting to assert and/or defend the apparently false premise that one of its clients is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, a prominent London law firm may have instead opened a proverbial can of worms for the Caribbean country in relation to its passports.

Commentary: Poor Pure Grenada for its entrenched political partisanship

June 21, 2016
Commentary: Poor Pure Grenada for its entrenched political partisanship In the last week Grenada has been overtaken by news that Charles Liu, a commercial attaché appointed by the government of Grenada to the People’s Republic of China has been charged with civil securities violations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Liu is a major promoter...

New Caribbean shark sanctuaries boost regional protections

June 20, 2016
New Caribbean shark sanctuaries boost regional protections MAHO, St Maarten -- Sharks are safer across the Caribbean Sea with the announcement of four new shark sanctuaries in the region. Prime Minister William Marlin of St Maarten and Wayne Panton, minister of financial services, commerce, and environment for the Cayman Islands last week...

Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health

June 16, 2016
Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health “Who want to play games let them play games.” This is one of the most favourite quotes of the prime minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell. I was of the opinion that this particular quote was directed at the main opposition NDC. However to my surprise this quote was mentioned in a speech...

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