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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...

Possible 2017 payout for ECCU British American policyholders

July 24, 2017
Possible 2017 payout for ECCU British American policyholders BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Regional policyholders of the British American Insurance Company Limited (BAICO) may be one step closer to receiving a payout, eight years after the company collapsed. Close to 4,000 individuals and businesses in St. Kitts and Nevis were among the many...

Letter: The Sentinel: Urbanization as a new economic frontier

July 24, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: Urbanization as a new economic frontier In 1994 when the Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) was established, it had as its mantra: “For the development and renewal of urban St George”. Over the years, as the foundation began to evolve, the mantra was changed to: “For the preservation and renewal of the national heritage of Grenada”.

Letter: The NNP administration is a hot mess

July 22, 2017
Letter: The NNP administration is a hot mess Grenada is at a very low point at this time with Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell; we’ve become the laughing stock of the Caribbean. It’s time for every registered voter in Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique to take Mitchell and his deplorable administration out. A truly despicable man...

Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea

July 20, 2017
Tropical Storm Don weakens as it moves into southern Caribbean Sea BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- After causing flight disruptions and dumping rains on the southern Caribbean islands on Tuesday, Tropical Storm Don has degenerated to an open wave in the far southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada closed its airport on Tuesday, while St Vincent and the...

Commentary: Showing appreciation to Scholar

July 20, 2017
Commentary: Showing appreciation to Scholar On the occasion of his 20th anniversary celebrations, I wrote an article entitled “Celebrating a scholar and champion calypsonian”, in commemoration of his contribution to the art form. Time waits on no man, as the saying goes; and here we are now celebrating 25 years of Finley Jeffrey in calypso.

Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands

July 19, 2017
Tropical Storm Don brings heavy rain and wind to Windward Islands MIAMI, USA -- Tropical storm conditions were expected to spread across the Windward Islands within the warning area on Tuesday night as Tropical Storm Don moved towards Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines. According to the National Hurricane Center (NHC) in Miami...

Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada

July 18, 2017
Tropical Storm Don forms; storm warning issued for Grenada MIAMI, USA -- Tropical Storm Don formed east of the Windward Islands on Monday afternoon. A tropical storm warning was issued for Grenada and a tropical storm watch is in effect for Barbados, St Vincent and the Grenadines and Saint Lucia. Interests in Trinidad and Tobago, Aruba, Bonaire, and...

Letter: Terry Forrester: A former public relations officer turned politician

July 18, 2017
Letter: Terry Forrester: A former public relations officer turned politician Grenada’s New National Party (NNP) is about to burst, just like a balloon, with a thin wall in many spots, the balloon will burst as soon as the weakest spot fails to hold pressure. Since word of Terry Forrester distancing himself from Keith C. Mitchell and his NNP government broke, Mitchell unloaded on...

Invitation to CARICOM to mediate in Venezuela gets lost in mail

July 17, 2017
Invitation to CARICOM to mediate in Venezuela gets lost in mail ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a letter dated July 7, 2017, president of Venezuela, Nicolas Maduro, formally extended an invitation for dialogue to the current Caribbean Community (CARICOM) chairman, prime minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell. However, the letter delivered to Grenada's ministry of...

Commentary: President Trump - King of Tweets

July 11, 2017
Commentary: President Trump - King of Tweets Twitter is an online news and social service where the users post and interact with messages – “tweets” – that are restricted to 140 characters. Registered users can post tweets, but those who are unregistered can only read them. I am not a registered user. The most famous registered user of Twitter is...

Former Grenada attorney general dies in New York

July 8, 2017
Former Grenada attorney general dies in New York NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians are mourning the death of lawyer Lloyd Noel, the former attorney general, who died on Monday in New York. Noel served briefly as acting attorney general in the People's Revolutionary Government (PRG), before he fell out with government leaders and was...

Grenada's Tallpree Jab in White boat ride

July 8, 2017
Grenada's Tallpree Jab in White boat ride NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians in the Diaspora are talking about the upcoming Tallpree birthday bash, when he will be celebrating another eventful year. Tallpree’s eighth annual birthday celebration Jab in White boat ride cultural event will be a party to remember. This birthday bash in white...

CARICOM discord further exposed at Grenada summit

July 6, 2017
CARICOM discord further exposed at Grenada summit ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Following the very public collapse of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member unity at last month’s Organization of American States summit in Mexico, the bloc’s disharmony was further exposed at the heads of government meeting currently taking place in Grenada.

Letter: Grenada Senate: Mockery or democracy?

July 6, 2017
Letter: Grenada Senate: Mockery or democracy? It has become of grave concern to the public at large, that Senate president, Chester Humphrey, is showing muscular bias to the opposition senators; by disallowing them the liberty to debate on diverse and pertinent issues of national importance in the Senate. The president, in recent time...

CSME's struggling status up for discussion at CARICOM summit in Grenada

July 5, 2017
CSME's struggling status up for discussion at CARICOM summit in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (WINN) -- Caribbean Community (CARICOM) heads of government, as they did at last year’s annual summit, intend taking another critical look at what’s known as the CSME – the CARICOM Single Market and Economy. At last year’s summit in Guyana, heads of...

Commentary: Cesspool of corruption at FIFA

July 5, 2017
Commentary: Cesspool of corruption at FIFA Now, I do not hold any brief for former FIFA vice president Jack Warner. I have never met the man, who also once served as a government minister in Trinidad and Tobago. And, if it is that Jack is guilty of any corrupt practices in football, then he was justifiably banned for life by FIFA – soccer’s international...

Letter: The Sentinel: Principle Ten, a Grenada imperative

July 5, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: Principle Ten, a Grenada imperative A local television news item on the evening of June 22, 2017, captioned Principle Ten, caught the attention of the Sentinel, and on Sunday June 25, 2017 there was a more in-depth presentation on Chime FM’s Sundays with George Grant (SWGG), when the four presenters – who spoke on behalf of...

Defamation claim by regional citizenship consultants opens in Dubai court

July 4, 2017
Defamation claim by regional citizenship consultants opens in Dubai court DUBAI, UAE -- The first hearing in legal proceedings for alleged defamation filed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) by well known regional and global citizenship consultants Arton Group against the International Migration Council (IMC) and its representative office in Dubai began this week.

Grenada PM calls on UK to increase scholarships to the Caribbean

July 4, 2017
Grenada PM calls on UK to increase scholarships to the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has called on the United Kingdom to increase its quota of scholarships offered to students in Grenada and the rest of the Caribbean. Mitchell, an advocate of education, made the appeal during a meeting with Janet Douglas, the United...

Meet the young leader from Carriacou shaking up Grenada politics

July 3, 2017
Meet the young leader from Carriacou shaking up Grenada politics NEW YORK, USA -- The Grenada opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) caretaker and candidate for the constituency of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Tevin Andrews, stood in New York at the NDC New York Chapter Day Brunch recently, and declared a new vision for the future.

Commentary: New targets for pensions to public officers in Grenada

July 3, 2017
Commentary: New targets for pensions to public officers in Grenada Even though this may have never been the case before, Grenadians waited eagerly to listen the government’s highly promoted national address by prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell on 1st June 2017. No doubt, the most compelling and significant factor from the promotion being the restoration of pensions...

Commentary: There are some good Grenadian artistes in Canada for the Pure Grenada Festival

July 1, 2017
Commentary: There are some good Grenadian artistes in Canada for the Pure Grenada Festival Music is like food for the soul and all societies where human beings are living, music plays an important part in terms of entertainment and spirituality. For example, music is the culture of a people based on their history, language and tradition. However, in Grenada it seems as though those folks who are...

CDB rolls out training programme to support regional institutional reform in 19 countries

June 29, 2017
CDB rolls out training programme to support regional institutional reform in 19 countries BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has introduced a training initiative to help governments of its 19 borrowing member countries (BMCs) more effectively manage policies, programmes and projects. One course participant, and one institution at a time, the Public Policy...

Canada ends visa-free travel for Antigua-Barbuda nationals

June 27, 2017
Canada ends visa-free travel for Antigua-Barbuda nationals ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The government of Canada has decided to end visa-free travel for citizens of Antigua and Barbuda. This decision reportedly relates to concerns over individuals who obtain passports under citizenship by investment programmes in the Caribbean. The Canadian High Commissioner...

Canada deports Iranians holding Eastern Caribbean CBI passports, detains others

June 23, 2017
Canada deports Iranians holding Eastern Caribbean CBI passports, detains others OTTAWA, Canada -- The Department of Immigration, Citizenship and Refugees Canada has reportedly deported a number of Iranian nationals, all holding citizenship by investment (CBI) passports from Eastern Caribbean countries, back to the countries that issued their passports.

Tropical Storm Bret moves into southeastern Caribbean

June 21, 2017
Tropical Storm Bret moves into southeastern Caribbean MIAMI, USA -- After bringing gusty winds and torrential showers to Trinidad and passing to the south of Grenada on Monday night, Tropical Storm Bret moved into the southeastern Caribbean Sea on Tuesday. Little change in strength is forecast, with a weakening trend expected to begin later Tuesday.

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