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Delay in meeting highlights need for New York consulate, says Grenadian group

May 25, 2015
Delay in meeting highlights need for New York consulate, says Grenadian group NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians for Change, a non-political/non-partisan group comprised of Grenadian nationals in the New York metropolitan and surrounding areas, says ongoing difficulties in coordinating a meeting with Washington embassy officials highlight the need for the reopening of...

Grenadians to discuss development plan

May 25, 2015
Grenadians to discuss development plan ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A Grenada newspaper has called for “give and take” in efforts to ensure there will be continuity in socio-economic programs, from one government to another. Caribupdate Weekly, in its latest editorial, complained about “the general lack of continuity in government programs”.

Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop

May 23, 2015
Letter: Regarding finishing the work of Maurice Bishop A nasty little propagandist and ULP political activist and determined liar, who hides behind the name Vinciman, loves to try and prove wrong is right. Every time anyone writes anything that has Ralph Gonsalves name embedded or mentioned in it. He attacks the writer, calls out a lot of nasty names and...

Grenada looks to attract female travellers

May 22, 2015
Grenada looks to attract female travellers ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The warm islands of Grenada will soon become the destination of choice for many female travellers as the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) launches its ‘Grenada Girls Getaway’ promotion. The seven-month promotional strategy that starts on 1st June 2015 offers...

Grenada wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show in London

May 20, 2015
Grenada wins gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show in London LONDON, England -- The Grenada-Cathy John exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show 2015 named ‘Pure Grenada’s Rainforest’ has won a gold medal. The all-new show team, led by Grenadian-based designer Cathy John, brought Grenada to life with a fragrant scale...

OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week

May 19, 2015
OECS to review performance of pharmaceutical suppliers at regional meeting this week CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The performance of suppliers of medicines and pharmaceuticals is among the major talking points for the 24th joint tenders-adjudication committee meeting of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission’s pharmaceutical procurement service (OECSPPS).

Grenada launches business grants for innovators and entrepreneurs

May 19, 2015
Grenada launches business grants for innovators and entrepreneurs ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Innovators and entrepreneurs in Grenada will soon benefit from a suite of new grant funding opportunities. The Grenada ministry of communications, works, physical development, public utilities, ICT and community development will launch the business grants and outline...

Letter: Locked in the closet - with a dead man

May 19, 2015
Letter: Locked in the closet - with a dead man What would you do if you woke one morning and saw that you were trapped in the closet with a dead man and a voice is telling you that you signed an agreement to remain there for the next two years? What would you do if you were the government of Grenada trapped in the closet with the International...

St Vincent and the Grenadines capture WIFA men's championship

May 18, 2015
St Vincent and the Grenadines capture WIFA men's championship VIEUX Fort, St Lucia -- St Vincent and the Grenadines came into Saturday evening, the third day of the Windward Islands Football Association (WIFA) 2015 Men's Championship, in pole position. Having taken a maximum six points from their two previous wins, over Grenada and hosts Saint Lucia...

New champions for Windward Islands men's football

May 16, 2015
New champions for Windward Islands men's football VIEUX FORT, St Lucia -- The Windward Islands Football Association's 2015 Men's Championship will see a new champion crowned on Saturday night. Hosts and defending champions Saint Lucia were knocked out of contention on the second of three match days on Thursday evening.

Grenada PM refutes claims of victimization against union executive

May 15, 2015
Grenada PM refutes claims of victimization against union executive ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has refuted allegations of professional victimization against public officer Rachael Roberts. The concerns were raised by the newly elected executive of the Trade Union Movement (TUC) during a meeting with...

JetBlue test flight touches down in Grenada

May 15, 2015
JetBlue test flight touches down in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- At exactly 11:02 am on Tuesday, a JetBlue Airbus A320 touched down in Grenada, successfully completing its test flight to the newest Caribbean destination on its itinerary. The flight, carrying several airline officials, was a forerunner to its inaugural trip on June 11.

Letter: The Mitchell NNP government has a well-known reputation for alleged corruption

May 15, 2015
Letter: The Mitchell NNP government has a well-known reputation for alleged corruption The Grenadian government of Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell recently opened a new consulate in Miami Beach, two years after he closed the New York consulate, which had been in operation for 40 years. What makes this more interesting is that the consul general is a Hassidic Jew from from South Africa.

High-level meeting of Caribbean fisheries ministers to be held in Grenada

May 14, 2015
High-level meeting of Caribbean fisheries ministers to be held in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CRFM) -- Fisheries ministers from member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM) are expected to sign off on the declaration on spiny lobster by way of a resolution, when they convene the ninth meeting of the ministerial council of the CRFM on Friday.

St Lucia held; St Vincent win on WIFA opening night

May 14, 2015
St Lucia held; St Vincent win on WIFA opening night VIEUX FORT, St Lucia -- The 2015 Windward Islands Football Association Men's Championship got underway on Tuesday evening at the Philip Marcellin Grounds in Vieux Fort, Saint Lucia. St Vincent and the Grenadines beat Grenada 3-2 in the opening match. The winning team went ahead through...

Grenada consulate opening in Miami provokes reaction in New York

May 9, 2015
Grenada consulate opening in Miami provokes reaction in New York NEW YORK, USA -- Last week’s opening by the Grenada government of a new consulate in Miami Beach, Florida, has provoked a reaction from New York-based Grenadians, who have already been voicing frustration and dismay over the closure of the country’s consulate in New York.

Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future?

May 9, 2015
Commentary: The View from Europe: Can cocoa benefit from chocolate's bright future? Since 1991, international demand for chocolate has been growing, causing cocoa prices to surge. Although the global market for chocolate may have peaked at around US$114 billion annually, it is clear that the Caribbean could do more to encourage the production of the growing premium price global...

Grenada opens new consulate in South Florida

May 8, 2015
Grenada opens new consulate in South Florida MIAMI BEACH, USA -- Grenada opened its first consulate in South Florida on Thursday of last week. Located in the trendy South Beach area, the new consulate is headed by South African-born Warren Newfield, a well connected businessman. A deputy consul is expected to be appointed shortly.

EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor

May 8, 2015
EC dollar as strong as ever, says ECCB deputy governor BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has said that the EC dollar is as strong as ever despite the withdrawal of the currency's one-cent and two-cent coins. Deputy governor for the ECCB, Trevor Brathwaite, said the Eastern Caribbean currency has been pegged...

Commentary: Grenada needs to cleanse the oppressive colonial past

May 7, 2015
Commentary: Grenada needs to cleanse the oppressive colonial past Even though I am accused of being an NNP supporter by opponents of the regime, I do not care what they think. However, Grenada is supposed to be a free democratic country that gives citizens their constitutional rights to support a political party of their choice. And in spite of that, I think it is high time...

Letter: Grenada: Senator Nazim Burke's stewardship is finally vindicated!

May 6, 2015
Letter: Grenada: Senator Nazim Burke's stewardship is finally vindicated! Many Grenadians have finally concluded that Senator V. Nazim Burke, leader of Grenada’s National Democratic Congress, is the most fitting politician on the island to lead Grenada out of the current economic crisis. Senator Burke, former minister of finance in the Tillman Thomas administration...

OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach

May 5, 2015
OECS takes further step to poverty reduction through multidimensional approach CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Five Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) member states: Antigua and Barbuda; Dominica; Grenada, Saint Lucia and St Vincent and the Grenadines have successfully launched a multidimensional project on reducing poverty in the OECS. The government of Chile is funding the...

Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video

May 5, 2015
Letter: If you think we should support Cuba and Venezuela - the 'CubVen Empire' - watch this video This is so important that everyone in the Caribbean should view the video embedded above. This is the confirmation of what I have told you about Venezuela. The stories I have told you about my being there and witnessing the slaughter of Venezuelan students by Cuban special forces in civilian attire.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Patriotically reconsider please!

May 4, 2015
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Patriotically reconsider please! By letter of 30th March 2015 addressed to Dr Francis Alexis QC, chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC), the political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke, advanced the position for the withdrawal of the NDC from the 14-member CRAC.

Key stakeholders agree on action plan to improve OECS intra-regional travel

April 29, 2015
Key stakeholders agree on action plan to improve OECS intra-regional travel CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Tourism and civil aviation officials, airline representatives and regulators, as well as regional and international organisations, assembled in Antigua and Barbuda on April 22 to discuss and validate the findings emerging from a study commissioned by the OECS.

Commentary: Do our people have reason to be cynical about politics in Grenada?

April 29, 2015
Commentary: Do our people have reason to be cynical about politics in Grenada? Grenada boasts of high turnout in elections (77% in 2013); however, the average Grenadian tends to be cynical of politics and politicians. Politics is supposed to be a debate, where the greater good is supposed to be the ultimate aim. However, the central prize that emanates from this polemic is power.

Commentary: Law and Politics: The suspense is too much

April 28, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: The suspense is too much The controllers of the nation’s business held their convention and a follow-up public meeting two weeks ago – and the NDC opposition party, with no seat in the Lower House, also held a rally on the day before. Nothing of any special significance was later reported as coming from the respective...

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