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Venezuela steps on ALBA toes

May 28, 2016
WASHINGTON, USA -- At least one member country of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) has expressed surprise that its government was not consulted prior to the publication in Thursday’s Washington Post newspaper...

USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada

May 28, 2016
USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- As part of a regional climate change initiative, the United States government supported a major reforestation effort on the island of Grenada last Friday. Students from the McDonald College Secondary School, forestry officials, and members of the St Patrick's...

New York and Florida to host Grenada cultural extravaganzas

May 28, 2016
New York and Florida to host Grenada cultural extravaganzas NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians are lucky to live in the Diaspora, a melting pot of cultures. Grenadians in New York are planning two events for a wide range of cultural and tropical tastes and enjoyment. One of the events is the first annual Grenada Day celebration to take place on...

Grenada wins another gold at Chelsea Flower Show in London

May 25, 2016
Grenada wins another gold at Chelsea Flower Show in London LONDON, England -- The Grenada exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show 2016, named “Three Enchanting Islands - Pure Grenada”, has won gold. The show team was led by Grenadian-based designer Catherine John and brought Grenada...

IMF approves US$2.8 million disbursement to Grenada

May 21, 2016
IMF approves US$2.8 million disbursement to Grenada WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Grenada and the fourth review of Grenada’s performance under a program supported by a three-year arrangement under the extended credit...

Letter: It is time for a 'come to Jesus moment' in Grenada

May 21, 2016
Letter: It is time for a 'come to Jesus moment' in Grenada We must reach out to those on the far periphery who have lost their sense of place and belonging within the family of Grenada. This may be our greatest challenge today, but we are ready and prepared to close the gap and effect positive reversals in the lives of Grenadian individuals and

Letter: Good luck to the PM and to Grenadians

May 19, 2016
Letter: Good luck to the PM and to Grenadians Grenadian Class, I beg to differ with your belief that Prime Minister Keith Mitchell is on the wrong track embarking on the "Donald Trump brand of politics" to help resolve Grenada's expanding woes which, in my opinion, is sure to yield positive results while ending the "status quo" brand of politics.

Letter: IMF, Keith and NNP not good for Grenada

May 16, 2016
Letter: IMF, Keith and NNP not good for Grenada Keith Mitchell has been prime minister of Grenada for almost 20 years. He has acted as minister of finance for many years In his capacity as prime minister he has ultimate responsibility for all the plans, programs and initiatives of his government. Mitchell and the NNP on two occasions have had...

CDC issues zika travel alert for Grenada

May 14, 2016
CDC issues zika travel alert for Grenada ATLANTA, USA -- Following reports that local mosquito transmission of zika virus infection has been reported in Grenada, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday posted a zika virus travel notice for the island. Local mosquito transmission means that...

Civil asset recovery advocacy workshop held in Grenada

May 11, 2016
Civil asset recovery advocacy workshop held in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- On May 9-10, the US Embassy to Barbados, the Eastern Caribbean, and the OECS partnered with the Judicial Education Institute of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court to provide training on Grenada to regional attorneys and financial investigators.

Letter: Grenadian youth praised for his devotion to social justice

May 11, 2016
Letter: Grenadian youth praised for his devotion to social justice A Grenadian youth from the sister isle of Carriacou, Tevin Ishmael Andrews, has been praised for his devotion to social justice and fearlessness for his fights for youths around Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Tevin Ishmael Andrews is not old enough to become Grenada’s next...

Letter: The Sentinel: Melrose House - Grenada's disappearing patrimony

May 9, 2016
Letter: The Sentinel: Melrose House - Grenada's disappearing patrimony Melrose House in the town of Gouyave is situated on the sea-side immediately south of the Gouyave Police Station. Like the police station/ revenue office cum court house, this historic building was, and perhaps still is, one of the most ornate residences on Lower Depradine Street in Duncan’s Town.

Letter: Medical fundraiser was a huge success

May 7, 2016
Letter: Medical fundraiser was a huge success Grenadians in New York came out in their numbers to support a medical fundraising BBQ event that took place in Canarsie, Brooklyn, last Saturday night to benefit Ms Christine Simon, who is gravely ill fighting bone cancer, and is hospitalized at Presbyterian hospital in Manhattan.

Grenada confirms first zika case

May 6, 2016
Grenada confirms first zika case ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- The ministry of health has advised that Grenada has reported its first laboratory confirmed case of zika virus infection. A 27-year-old female non-Grenadian was diagnosed as the island's first case of the mosquito related illness. The case was confirmed on...

OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St Kitts and Nevis forum

May 5, 2016
OECS to focus on geothermal energy at St Kitts and Nevis forum BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission are partnering with the government of St Kitts and Nevis jointly to host a regional geothermal forum under the theme: ‘Opportunities and...

Letter: Grenada then and now...

May 4, 2016
Letter: Grenada then and now... I want to ask that each Grenadian make an honest assessment of the past three years under the NNP as compared to the previous four with the NDC. How do you rate the fall in the monthly fiscal deficit from EC$19 million to just over EC$1 million? Think of the dedicated and diverse team...

Commentary: Old kaiso bards retiring

May 3, 2016
Commentary: Old kaiso bards retiring In recent times some of the old kaiso bards and true, true badjohns in kaiso have experienced ill health and have had to be hospitalized. Even so, as one of them sang, “old age have no remedy’’. We have to appreciate that they are not young anymore. In the last few years the king of them all...

Commentary: Former Grenada PRG comrades must stay away from frontline politics

May 2, 2016
Commentary: Former Grenada PRG comrades must stay away from frontline politics My biggest problem with most educated Grenadians who were part of the leadership within the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) is that they still believe that they still have the right to control other people’s views and opinion about the revolution. Personally, I do not have any fear or...

Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF

May 2, 2016
Letter: Cricket, politics and the IMF Paul Keens Douglas once said that West Indian politicians don't know when to "out” themselves. In the sport of cricket, it is the norm for a cricketer to resign from the sport once he realises that his contribution to their team's success is no longer worthwhile or appreciated. Caribbean politicians...

Commentary: I believe the children are our present!

April 30, 2016
Commentary: I believe the children are our present! In 1985, singer extraordinaire Whitney Houston topped the R&B charts in Australia, Canada and the US with her cover song “The Greatest Love of All” while making it to the top 20 on charts across Europe. Written by Michael Masser in 1977 and performed by the most phenomenal...

ECCB concerned about region's financial stability

April 29, 2016
ECCB concerned about region's financial stability BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- As two more indigenous banks in the region go under, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is concerned about the status of the financial stability of the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). In recent days, the National Bank of Anguilla...

Grenada PM holds invitation-only town hall meeting in New York

April 26, 2016
Grenada PM holds invitation-only town hall meeting in New York NEW YORK, USA -- Following his executive action taken against former consul general Derrick James and ambassador to the United Nations Denis Antoine to redeploy them from New York to other nations recently, Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell made his first return to the Big Apple.

Grenadians in New York planning medical assistance fundraiser

April 23, 2016
Grenadians in New York planning medical assistance fundraiser NEW YORK USA -- Grenadians in New York are planning a barbeque next Saturday, April 30, to raise money to assist fellow Grenadian Christine Simon from Corinth in St David’s, who is gravely ill, with her medical costs. Simon has been diagnosed with bone cancer and she is now at...

US urges regional governments to issue citizenship only to bona fide applicants

April 20, 2016
US urges regional governments to issue citizenship only to bona fide applicants BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Do not issue citizenship to foreigners unless you are confident beyond a reasonable doubt that the individual is a bona fide applicant. That pointed advice to Caribbean nations with citizenship by investment programmes came from the United States.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Forms and objects

April 20, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Forms and objects Caribbean Constitutional Law luminary, Dr Francis Alexis QC, chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC), recently published “Process in Constitution Reform: Forms and Objects”, which also appears on the Internet. The publication can be regarded as a...

Commentary: The prime minister of chaos

April 19, 2016
Commentary: The prime minister of chaos When the NNP published a poster titled ”Jonah is back” just before the 2013 elections campaign, even Dr Mitchell himself never catered for 15-nil. Contrast that with 1999, when the NNP bellowed, “Not a damn seat for them,” egged on by Joan Webley. From then on the door to chaos...

Letter: The Sentinel: Grenada Heritage Month

April 19, 2016
Letter: The Sentinel: Grenada Heritage Month Celebration of April as heritage month, to the best of our knowledge, was first proclaimed by the ministry of culture in 2015. A year later, in April 2016, the minister of culture is endeavouring to inject some life into the proclamation by drawing the public’s attention (ad nauseam) to our rich...

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