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Letter: Grenada's constitutional amendment

September 24, 2016
Letter: Grenada's constitutional amendment The Grenada constitutional amendment hearing in New York on Sunday, September 18, was attended by Grenada’s minister of foreign affairs, Elvin Nimrod, and other representatives of the Keith Mitchell NNP government. The hearing was a total failure. It did not inspire confidence.

Grenada hosts OECS animation training

September 20, 2016
Grenada hosts OECS animation training ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Caribbean Regional Communications Program (CARCIP) recently launched its animation training programme at the T A Marryshow Community College in Grenada. The project, which is funded by the World Bank IDA SDR has three OECS countries...

Letter: Referendum on changes in the Grenada constitution

September 20, 2016
Letter: Referendum on changes in the Grenada constitution The world is ever changing. Intense development in science and other fields of technology usher new knowledge almost daily, challenging how we think. Children and young adults in the 21st century are exposed to infinitely more information than the average adult of yesteryear.

IMF staff concludes visit to Grenada

September 16, 2016
IMF staff concludes visit to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Nicole Laframboise visited Grenada from September 7–14, 2016, to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the extended credit facility (ECF). The ECF arrangement was approved on...

Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach

September 16, 2016
Grenada prime minister slams WICB over firing of head coach ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In a statement on Wednesday, Grenada prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, slammed what he described as the bizarre action of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to fire coach Phillip Simmons, just over a year and a half after his initial appointment.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Rights and Freedoms Bill

September 12, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Rights and Freedoms Bill The Explanatory Memorandum of the Constitution of Grenada (Rights and Freedoms) (Amendment) Bill 2015 piloted for an Act to alter the constitution to make better provision for the rights and freedoms of the individual, expresses that the various clauses of the bill would amend the...

Letter: The New National Party is the worst ever to rule Grenada

September 9, 2016
Letter: The New National Party is the worst ever to rule Grenada It is said that the Keith C. Mitchell NNP government is the worst government ever to rule Grenada. The most inefficient, men and women with no credibility, who claim they are politicians, even though most of them do not have or hold a degree in political science and are part of this government...

Caribbean fisherfolk look to the future

September 8, 2016
Caribbean fisherfolk look to the future PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Leaders of the Caribbean Network of Fisherfolk Organisations (CNFO) met at a two-day performance and planning workshop to discuss and critically assess the CNFO’s performance since its formation almost ten years ago. They were joined in this exercise...

Letter: Grenada's constitutional reform: Ten reasons to vote no!

September 7, 2016
Letter: Grenada's constitutional reform: Ten reasons to vote no! October 27, 2016, has been designated by the chairman of the Constitutional Reform Committee Dr Francis Alexis as the date for the referendum on constitutional reform. The Grenadian constitutional referendum would be the second in the OECS, seven years after the failed referendum...

Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

August 30, 2016
Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states LONDON, England -- Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis in two new research papers published by the...

Letter: Grenada needs a change of governance!

August 30, 2016
Letter: Grenada needs a change of governance! After more than 16 years in government by Dr Mitchell and his New National Party administration, the status quo basically remains the same. The sad situation is that the people of the tri-island state cannot boast of enjoying a better quality and standard of living, than they were experiencing...

Regional governments and civil society work to strengthen environmental governance

August 27, 2016
Regional governments and civil society work to strengthen environmental governance SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Twenty-two signatory countries and over 40 representatives of the public made significant progress at the fourth meeting of the negotiating committee for a regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to...

US$33 million to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean

August 25, 2016
US$33 million to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide US$33 million towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region.

Commentary: This 'per capita' thing - a blessing or a curse?

August 25, 2016
Commentary: This 'per capita' thing - a blessing or a curse? The term “per capita” simply refers to the ratio of occurrences, things, people, money or any other consideration computed as compared to population size. Although a fair formula for statistical purposes, the results can sometimes appear as a blessing or curse, and reflect positively or...

Grenada PM loses in court again

August 24, 2016
Grenada PM loses in court again ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has again ruled against Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell in a civil action against the liquidator of the Grenada Today newspaper. In 2014, Mitchell lost an earlier bid before the high court in Grenada to have...

Catholic Order disowns honours awards to Caribbean leaders

August 23, 2016
Catholic Order disowns honours awards to Caribbean leaders MADRID, Spain -- In a press statement on Saturday, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, a Catholic institution based in Spain, disowned what it described as the purported exchanges of decorations between the Constantinian Order and certain Caribbean states.

West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments

August 20, 2016
West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments ST JOHN’S, Antigua - Just about six months after the West Indies under-19 team won its first World Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a fresh round of preparation has begun with age group tournaments.  So far from July – August the under-15, under-17 and under-19...

Commentary: Sir Kirani James!

August 19, 2016
Commentary: Sir Kirani James! Hearty congratulations to Sir Kirani James! The greatest Grenadian athlete to ever live. Hearty congratulations, as well, to our Bralon Taplin on making the final in the 400 meters at the Rio Olympics. A great performance and a remarkable feat. In my youth I always thought that an Olympic...

Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame?

August 19, 2016
Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame? Grenada's youths are in a 'crisis'. Youth unemployment is at a record high approaching 60%. The much talked about NNP flagship youth program the 'Imani ' program is a failure in terms of providing sustainable job opportunities for the tens of thousands unemployed youths in the nation.

Commentary: Whether it is gold or silver, Kirani James is Grenada's first Olympic gold medalist

August 17, 2016
Commentary: Whether it is gold or silver, Kirani James is Grenada's first Olympic gold medalist We Grenadians like gold. We called nutmeg the “Black Gold” and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London our great son of the soil Kirani James brought home the 400 metres gold medal and he made us proud. So now we come to like gold all the time and, in this 2016 Olympic Games...

Commentary: Congratulations, Spicemas winners

August 17, 2016
Commentary: Congratulations, Spicemas winners Congratulations are in order to all the winners of Grenada’s carnival. Well done! After months of preparation, regardless of the results, I am sure that carnival participants are breathing a sigh of relief. Thank God, it’s over! To persons and groups who participated but did not get a top prize...

Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin

August 16, 2016
Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin The government, the Opposition Democratic Political NDC Party, and the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are feeling so much excessive pride and nationalistic feelings, because Grenada's own Kirani James has done great things in Rio in the 2016 Olympics.

Grenada becomes embroiled in Caribbean knighthoods scandal

August 15, 2016
Grenada becomes embroiled in Caribbean knighthoods scandal LONDON, England -- Following allegations that British public relations consultant Anthony Bailey used promises of donations and unofficial honours to obtain a knighthood in Antigua and Barbuda, accusations have now surfaced that he also obtained a knighthood from Grenada.

Grenada opposition calls for harsher punishment for murder and rape

August 13, 2016
Grenada opposition calls for harsher punishment for murder and rape ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A group of opposition leaders in Grenada have called for harsher sentences to be imposed by the courts for severe crimes like rape and murder. Leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke, said, "The NDC leadership...

Letter: Rape is the most horrific crime against children in Grenada

August 13, 2016
Letter: Rape is the most horrific crime against children in Grenada In June 1993, the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights emphasized the need to incorporate the rights of women as part of universal human rights, and called upon the General Assembly to adopt the declaration on the elimination of violence against women.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Name of State Bill

August 10, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Name of State Bill Seven constitutional amendment bills have been passed unconscientiously and dishonourably by both the Upper and Lower Houses in the Ninth Parliament of Grenada during its Fourth Session, in June / July 2016. Those bills are now pending the verdict of the people on 27th October.

Commentary: Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada!

August 6, 2016
Commentary: Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada! Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada! Well as a Grenadian myself, I think the both celebrations are good. And not to forget the Big Drum Festival in Carriacou and Petite Martinique too. For sure, August is the month when residents of Carriacou and Petite Martinique gather together...

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