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Driving permits no longer required in St Lucia for OECS citizens

November 1, 2014
Driving permits no longer required in St Lucia for OECS citizens CASTRIES, St Lucia (GIS) -- Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) citizens no longer need a visitor’s driving permit to drive motor vehicles in Saint Lucia. The House of Assembly has authorized the implementation of a non-visitor driving permit for citizens of OECS member states in Saint Lucia.

Letter: The 'Third Reich' and 'Project Grenada'; Chime FM shut down

October 31, 2014
Letter: The 'Third Reich' and 'Project Grenada'; Chime FM shut down The Third Reich and Project Grenada seems to have one main objective in common and that is the creation of a one party state and the rise of a dictator. Dissent by anyone including those in the media with is perceived as anti-establishment wont' be tolerated irrespective of the consequences.

ECCB governor rejects allegations of autocratic management

October 30, 2014
ECCB governor rejects allegations of autocratic management BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Sir K Dwight Venner has rejected allegations contained in an unsigned letter circulated a month ago, accusing management of the bank of being autocratic. Venner, who was participating in a recent...

LIAT partners with OECS member states in campaign against Ebola threat

October 30, 2014
LIAT partners with OECS member states in campaign against Ebola threat CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Regional air carrier LIAT has boosted the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s campaign to reduce the threat and minimize the impact of Ebola on member states and the wider region. The Caribbean airline offered complimentary seats to...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The CCJ issue

October 30, 2014
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The CCJ issue Undoubtedly the goal for reforming the constitution of Grenada is to clear the way for replacing the London-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). This is not the case only for Grenada but for all of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) countries that do not have the CCJ...

Letter: Lies and deception

October 30, 2014
Letter: Lies and deception Diversion has always been part of the New National Party (NNP) government’s political life, and there is a long tradition of bread and circuses. Whenever the NNP business of government gets difficult, the circus diversions -- quick, look over there -- serve a useful strategic purpose for them.

OECS considers Ebola 'SWAT' team

October 29, 2014
OECS considers Ebola 'SWAT' team CASTRIES, St Lucia -- A "SWAT" (special weapons and tactics) team is being considered in order to respond swiftly to any suspected case of Ebola in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) region should the need arise. This was one of the proactive approaches outlined by...

OECS tourism and hospitality training project gets underway

October 29, 2014
OECS tourism and hospitality training project gets underway CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission has commenced work towards establishing a network of excellence in tourism and hospitality training and education project. The tourism training network, via support from the 10th European...

Commentary: The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Disappointing growth

October 28, 2014
Commentary: The Eastern Caribbean Currency Union: Disappointing growth The recession in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) ended in 2012, but the recovery remains subdued as economic activity is still well below pre-crisis levels. In our recent Regional Economic Outlook Update, we revised our growth projections for the ECCU region downward, to 1.1 percent.

Some in Grenada opposition want former party leader to return

October 27, 2014
Some in Grenada opposition want former party leader to return ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Some members of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada are said to be clamouring for a return of former prime minister Tillman Thomas to head the party, a local newspaper is reporting. Thomas lost his seat and his government ousted when the...

Letter: The Grenada prime minister's attack on farmers

October 25, 2014
Letter: The Grenada prime minister's attack on farmers Roland Bhola, the minister of agriculture in Grenada, has called on farmers who had received some kind of financial assistance from government programs that lent them money, to repay their debt or face legal action. The question to be asked is how are the Grenadian farmers going to repay their debt.

Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage

October 23, 2014
Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage The NNP government of Keith C. Mitchell has been accused of sabotaging the “Eagles Eye Radio Morning Show” and the “People’s Court Afternoon Show” hosted by radio personality and talk show host Mr Kem Jones. It is very obvious that since Mr Jones joined forces with the leader of the...

Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform

October 22, 2014
Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform As a lay person, the writer thinks that a country’s constitution should, for the most part, reflect social and cultural values with due consideration to preserving minority sub-cultures. Colonial constitutional doctrine sought to preserve the culture of the conquering nation, introducing and inculcating...

OECS to take harmonised approach to managing chikungunya and Ebola

October 21, 2014
OECS to take harmonised approach to managing chikungunya and Ebola KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The first Council of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) health ministers meeting held on last Thursday in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, identified chikungunya and Ebola as the most urgent public health priorities facing the region at this time.

Trinidad minister advances discussions on southern Caribbean cruise initiative

October 21, 2014
Trinidad minister advances discussions on southern Caribbean cruise initiative PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Senator Gerald Hadeed, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of tourism, attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade Show in St Maarten from October 6-8, 2014, to hold high level talks with ministers of tourism of Grenada, St Lucia and...

Commentary: Law and Politics: More chaos and confusion

October 21, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: More chaos and confusion The public gathering that was held by the constitution reformation committee at the Trade Centre in Grand Anse last week Wednesday attracted a very loud and agitated crowd in attendance. The intention of the meeting was for the increase of the number of issues to be placed as guidelines on the...

Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya'

October 21, 2014
Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya' Terry Forrester, public relations officer of the New National Party (NNP) and chairman of the National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) has disrespected the hardworking people of Grenada when he said that they are suffering from 'lazygunya’. His comments were made as a result of the...

Grenada claims decline in chikungunya cases

October 18, 2014
Grenada claims decline in chikungunya cases ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At a time when other Caribbean countries are reporting increases, according to a statement this week by the ministry of health, the number of chikungunya cases in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has declined. However, this assertion has been disputed by...

Commentary: No heroes on October 19, 1983

October 18, 2014
Commentary: No heroes on October 19, 1983 Mr Arley Gill wrote an article (Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry, October 15, 2014). However, although I do not support the American Thanksgiving Holiday in Grenada on October 25, I think Mr Gill is trying to promote something that was/is not good for the majority of Grenadians.

Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak

October 17, 2014
Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak Grenada’s minister of health, Clarice Corwin Modeste, and her government are facing criticism from the Grenadian public for her mismanagement of the spread of the chikungunya infection. Hundreds of citizens are displaying full blown illnesses, and have chided the Keith Mitchell NNP...

St Lucia imposes travel restriction for Ebola countries; Grenada calls for OECS action

October 16, 2014
St Lucia imposes travel restriction for Ebola countries; Grenada calls for OECS action CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia has imposed with immediate effect a prohibition on persons from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who wish to travel to the island. All visitors from the three countries will be denied entry into Saint Lucia until further notice.

Commentary: The tragic fate of Jacqueline Creft

October 16, 2014
Commentary: The tragic fate of Jacqueline Creft Jacqueline Creft could not believe that her own comrades were going to execute her and other leaders of the revolution, including Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, Unison Whiteman, co-founder with Bishop of the New JEWEL Movement, the party that led the revolution, and Norris Bain, minister of housing...

Letter: Grenada Heroes Day

October 16, 2014
Letter: Grenada Heroes Day I write in response to Arley Gill's call for a Heroes Day. Of course we need a Heroes Day! Let's get rid of Whit Monday, which has no meaning for Grenadians (church leaders, just shut up), to make space for Heroes Day. But not for the sort of "heroes" that leftist Arley Gill has in mind.

Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity

October 16, 2014
Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenadians Jerry Bascombe, Dennis Mason and Anderson Simon will have the experience of a lifetime when they take part in the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014. They will navigate the 26.2 mile run, through five boroughs and over five bridges.

Commentary: Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry

October 15, 2014
Commentary: Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry October 25 will be another holiday to commemorate “Thanksgiving Day” in Grenada. In an October 2 Caribupdate Weekly editorial, the editor put forward sound reasons why Grenadians should give thanks. The editor cited our gratitude for surviving natural disasters that have occurred in the month of September.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are we heading - and how soon?

October 14, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are we heading - and how soon? We are moving speedily towards the two years dateline since the government in total control of the nation’s affairs gained power – and the question posed above is crying out for an answer. Despite the many promises, and projects, and development schemes that were put out to the electorate...

Grenada opposition activist warned by police for harassment

October 10, 2014
Grenada opposition activist warned by police for harassment ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Police in Grenada have warned an opposition activist and National Democratic Congress (NDC) talk show host against harassment. Sources said police called in Kem Jones after they received a number of complaints from onlookers who had witnessed...

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