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Small foundations produce huge results for Grenada students

April 1, 2015
Small foundations produce huge results for Grenada students FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Large companies like Apple or Microsoft do it all the time; assembling truckloads of computers and donating them to a country or school system in need. But rarely do small foundations, or even startups, have the ability or gumption to execute something as extraordinary.

Commentary: Chronic crisis in state owned enterprises in Grenada

April 1, 2015
Commentary: Chronic crisis in state owned enterprises in Grenada A plethora of articles have appeared in Grenada’s weekly newspapers about the chronic crises that continue to plague state owned enterprises (SOEs) in the tri-island state. It was reported that a team from CARTAC submitted a report to the government from a mission that took place between...

Barbados hosts ICT training programme

March 31, 2015
Barbados hosts ICT training programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT advisors.

Caribbean fisheries forum meets in Grenada

March 31, 2015
Caribbean fisheries forum meets in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CRFM) -- Heads of national fisheries authorities from the 17 member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as observers and partner agencies, are attending the 13th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Grenada this week.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are the jobs increasing?

March 31, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are the jobs increasing? I saw a report of a statement by a government official that employment has been on the increase, and the unemployment figure is now below 25 percent. If that report is accurate then our economic conditions are on the upward movement – and our people can feel comfortable. No details were given...

Letter: Forgiveness... forgiveness for what?

March 31, 2015
Letter: Forgiveness... forgiveness for what? In comparing the killing of Allende to Bishop, Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes: “The similarity is not diminished by the fact that one had been killed by a right wing force and the other by a force that claimed to be on the left. The day progressive forces justify with whatever arguments the use of the same...

CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba

March 28, 2015
CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) science delegation is to visit Cuba in an effort to strengthen technology links between the region and its Spanish speaking neighbour. The delegation will be headed by Professor Harold Ramkissoon, chairman of CARICOM Science...

Caribbean cocoa inspires the world's chocolatiers

March 28, 2015
Caribbean cocoa inspires the world's chocolatiers MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica -- The popularity of dark chocolate throughout the world has surpassed just being a flavour of the month. The rapid growth in demand for fine flavour cocoa, primarily used in the sought-after dark chocolate, over the past five years, is set to continue bringing lucrative benefits...

Tourism investment a strategic advantage in the CSME, Grenadian media told

March 27, 2015
Tourism investment a strategic advantage in the CSME, Grenadian media told ST GEORGES, Grenada -- Grenadian media workers got the opportunity to understand the strategic advantages that strengthen Grenada’s potential as a competitive investment destination within the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). These insights were elaborated upon during a CSME...

Commentary: Lee Kuan-Yew's Caribbean rescue in the Commonwealth

March 27, 2015
Commentary: Lee Kuan-Yew's Caribbean rescue in the Commonwealth Lee Kuan-Yew, who led Singapore for three decades, died on March 23rd. He was a remarkable man who is best remembered for courageous leadership that converted a tiny island with virtually no natural resources into one of the wealthiest countries in the world. This commentary recalls...

CSME workshop graduates 27 Grenadian media workers

March 26, 2015
CSME workshop graduates 27 Grenadian media workers ST GEORGES, Grenada -- Twenty-seven Grenadian media workers benefited from a workshop geared at assisting journalists to break new ground in their coverage of the CARICOM Single Market (CSM). The media workers, who originated from print and broadcast media houses...

Grenada to consider sea wave energy plants

March 26, 2015
Grenada to consider sea wave energy plants TEL-AVIV, Israel -- Blackbird International Corporation (BBRD), a leader in renewable sea wave energy technology, is in the process of arranging a visit to Grenada in order to begin negotiations in the private and public sectors to implement its sea wave energy system.

Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development

March 25, 2015
Youth in Barbados and Eastern Caribbean to be trained in animation and software development BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Four hundred young men and women in Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean will be equipped to participate in the global multi-billion dollar mobile application and animation industries. The Caribbean Development Bank, along with partners, will fund training under the...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The referendum mode

March 25, 2015
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: The referendum mode It is just not practical and proper to hold a decent and successful constitutional referendum in Grenada in the near future; this position is consistent with undisputable evidence. It would therefore be very irresponsible and outrageous to conduct the referendum contrary to the compelling....

Letter: Arley Gill on Venezuela

March 25, 2015
Letter: Arley Gill on Venezuela Arley Gill's quite balanced article on US foreign policy rightly asserted that the timing of Obama's announcement that Venezuela under its present regime constitutes a threat to the security of the US could hardly be more clumsy, in view of currently improving relations between the US and Cuba.

Commentary: A dark cloud hangs over Grenada's electricity reform process

March 24, 2015
Commentary: A dark cloud hangs over Grenada's electricity reform process In 1994, the government of Grenada signed an agreement with WRB, a little known American company to which majority shares in GRENLEC was divested. The agreement was a very much one sided affair that not only transferred controlling interest to WRB but also provided “ self regulatory” powers.

OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela

March 21, 2015
OECS weighs in on increasing tension between US and Venezuela CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) said on Friday that it has noted “with grave concern” the increasing tension in the relations between the United States and Venezuela. “The OECS cherishes the principles of democracy and the rule of law, and...

Commentary: Intellectual discussion about the Grenada revolution is a waste of time

March 21, 2015
Commentary: Intellectual discussion about the Grenada revolution is a waste of time It is impossible for the younger generation of Grenadians to know the true story about the Grenada revolution because the same group of people who took full control of the revolution after March 13, 1979, until its demise on October 19, 1983, are the ones today holding intellectual discussions...

Letter: Roosevelt Skerrit

March 21, 2015
Letter: Roosevelt Skerrit At his lecture at SGU on March 13, speaking on the topic: “The Grenada Revolution, Foreign Policy and Development of Small Island States in the Present International Environment”, prime minister of Dominica Roosevelt Skerritt said that the most important lesson for the contemporary leaders...

ALBA nations urge US president to repeal executive order against Venezuela

March 19, 2015
ALBA nations urge US president to repeal executive order against Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela (ACN) -- The member countries of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) have asked the United States and President Barack Obama to repeal the executive order issued against Venezuela, describing it as a threat to sovereignty.

Letter: The ALBA ambassadors in Cuba made an admission of revolution in the Caribbean

March 19, 2015
Letter: The ALBA ambassadors in Cuba made an admission of revolution in the Caribbean The latest news coming from Havana, Cuba, came as no surprise to me. What did surprise me was the sudden admission that ALBA is a revolutionary organization, just like the Venezuelan government. A bunch of ALBA member ambassadors who are located in Cuba said...

ALBA countries hold extraordinary summit in Caracas in support of Venezuela

March 18, 2015
ALBA countries hold extraordinary summit in Caracas in support of Venezuela CARACAS, Venezuela -- The member nations of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) regional integration bloc held an extraordinary summit on Tuesday in Caracas in support of Venezuela amidst US sanctions. Antigua and Barbuda Prime Minister Gaston Browne...

Commentary: Time for a Museum of Resistance

March 18, 2015
Commentary: Time for a Museum of Resistance Former Grenada prime minister, historian, economist, scholar and author, George Ignatius Brizan, described Grenada as an “island of conflict”. That description holds true. However, I have always questioned why is it, that an “island of conflict” is such an apt description. Then, it dawned on me that...

Open Letter: Response to victimization at SIOBMPA

March 18, 2015
I am amazed by the posting of this letter by Mr Luther Rene. Mr Luther Rennie is the chairman of the Carriacou Environmental Committee (CEC) and only other member is the said Mr Brian Prince that he is defending, yes only two members, no meeting, no nothing. It is important for the...

Commentary: Law and Politics: We seem to be on hold

March 17, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: We seem to be on hold The two years landmark since that clean-sweep victory in February 2013 seemed to have gone by as though nothing significant was achieved back then. The NDC party had achieved victory over the NNP in 2008, after the losers had been in control for two consecutive terms from 1998 to 2008.

Letter: Grenadian women and family values

March 17, 2015
Letter: Grenadian women and family values Today, Grenadian women are honouring their past, celebrating their present and anticipating their future as we celebrate Women’s History Month. The first International Women’s Day dates back to 1941; the United Nation’s formally adopted the concept inaugurating International Women’s Year.

Open Letter: Victimization at Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area

March 16, 2015
Grenadians, whose tax dollars pay the salary of wardens at Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area (SIOBMPA), should be outraged over the squandering of public funds; transferring the most highly trained and experienced warden, Mr Brian Prince – no warning or reason given...

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