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Sandals denies private beach claim in Grenada

March 3, 2015
Sandals denies private beach claim in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Sandals Resorts International has denied media reports that claimed its resort in Grenada, Sandals La Source, was involved in litigation concerning the right to ownership of private beach. “We would like to state categorically that at no time were we involved in...

Commentary: Rural Grenadians must fight against the enemies of Progress Park

March 3, 2015
Commentary: Rural Grenadians must fight against the enemies of Progress Park The Grenada government is preparing the national stadium in St George’s to host international cricket match between the West Indies and England, so this year 2015 high school sports intercol will be held at Progress Park, St Andrew. And because Progress Park is the venue to host the games...

Commentary: Towards true Caribbean independence: Renaming our streets and alleys

March 2, 2015
Commentary: Towards true Caribbean independence: Renaming our streets and alleys Every generation in every nation has a few exceptionally talented individuals who go on to exhibit the caring acts and intuitive vision of stalwarts. And as the hand of time would have it, in the generational cohort that gave Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique and the Caribbean Anthony C. George...

IMF concludes staff visit to Grenada

February 28, 2015
IMF concludes staff visit to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Aliona Cebotari visited Grenada from February 18-26, 2015, to conduct discussions on the second review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the extended credit facility (ECF).

Letter: Keith Mitchell an honest politician

February 27, 2015
Letter: Keith Mitchell an honest politician Many people cast their votes based on specific characteristics they look for in the candidates of their choice, so what should the qualities of characteristics be for a good political leader to possess in Grenada? Some believe credibility is important, a credible political leader is one who gains people’s trust.

JetBlue's newest destination Grenada goes out for sale

February 26, 2015
JetBlue's newest destination Grenada goes out for sale NEW YORK, USA -- JetBlue Airways has announced that its new nonstop service between New York's John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK) and Grenada's Maurice Bishop International Airport (GND) is now out for sale. Grenada will become JetBlue's 90th BlueCity on June 11, 2015.

Commentary: My brother's keeper

February 26, 2015
Commentary: My brother's keeper The dawn of Monday, January 12, 2015 brought heavy dark clouds of grief, sadness and hopelessness over the northern coastal community of Fancy in the beautiful island paradise of St Vincent and the Grenadines. The driver of a minibus destined for the capital city of Kingstown with 21 souls on board...

Commentary: The Happy Hour: A socio-historical discourse

February 25, 2015
Commentary: The Happy Hour: A socio-historical discourse It may not be historically accurate to say that the “happy hour” tradition, held after funerals in Grenada, existed from time immemorial. However, it is a fact, as confirmed by the leading funeral director in Grenada, that over the last 10 to 15 years, it has become traditional in Grenada that...

Commentary: Law and Politics: We are on the waiting wagon

February 24, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: We are on the waiting wagon As a people always in need, we are used to waiting on help and here we are again – two years after that clean sweep victory at the polls in 2013 – on the waiting wagon to begin to set the wheels in motion, to bring our people the many promises that won the controllers that last unanimous victory two years ago.

IMF conducting second review of Grenada's homegrown programme

February 23, 2015
IMF conducting second review of Grenada's homegrown programme ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A delegation from the International Monetary Fund (IMF), led by Aliona Cebotari, is currently in Grenada conducting the second review of Grenada’s homegrown structural programme. This review covers the period July – December 2014 and also looks ahead at 2015.

Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands

February 23, 2015
Letter: Venezuela puts its war planes in airspace over sovereign Caribbean islands In a speech on national television, Venezuela’s President Maduro reports that the air defence areas of the country have been expanded beyond the Windward Islands all the way up to St Maarten. President Nicolas Maduro, said that his country has the right to defend itself in the skies above the Dutch Antilles.

Letter: The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada

February 21, 2015
Letter: The sale of a suck-eye in Grenada If it were an episode of Mission Impossible it would begin with Jim being provided with a small disc with instructions sounding a bit like this: “Your mission, Jim, should you accept, is to proceed to Mon Rush with a front end loader, scrape a load of gravel off the ground and place it into a nearby truck.

Commentary: Grenadian children should learn from adults during independence celebration events

February 19, 2015
Commentary: Grenadian children should learn from adults during independence celebration events Based on what I see on the various social media in Grenada as cultural events for our 41st independence celebration, it seems as though the organisers of the celebrations focus too much on small children’s participation in the cultural activities. And if Eric Gairy had the power to rise from his grave...

Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada

February 19, 2015
Letter: Lessons from St Kitts and Project Grenada The entire English-speaking Caribbean and members of CARICOM should speak out vociferously and condemn the shameful and embarrassing situation that occurred in St Kitts and Nevis following the general elections on February 16, 2015. Denzil Douglas, Wingrove George and the...

Grenada to explore geothermal potential in partnership with New Zealand

February 17, 2015
Grenada to explore geothermal potential in partnership with New Zealand ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In September 2014, the governments of Grenada and New Zealand, signed a geothermal support partnership framework aimed at facilitating the exploration and eventual use of geothermal energy, leading to a reduction in Grenada’s carbon footprint and...

Commentary: Arley Gill weighs in on 'Project Grenada'

February 17, 2015
Commentary: Arley Gill weighs in on 'Project Grenada' It did not come as a surprise when former Senator Arley Gill wrote an article, which was published in Caribbean News Now, about “Project Grenada”. Under the guise of providing advice to Prime Minister Mitchell about the content of his independence address, he waded into the muddied waters...

Letter: Grenada's alcoholism culture

February 14, 2015
Letter: Grenada's alcoholism culture The World Health Organization report reveals Grenada as having the highest alcohol consumption per capita in the Caribbean, and that’s a serious case for concern. What’s happening in Grenada right now is a complete breakdown in society; it’s an example of how bad things have gotten.

Chinese housing model may be Grenada's solution, says housing minister

February 13, 2015
Chinese housing model may be Grenada's solution, says housing minister ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s Housing Minister Delma Thomas says the Chinese housing model may be the country’s solution to the growing problem of limited land space for dwelling purposes. Thomas was speaking to reporters following announcements that the government...

Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland

February 12, 2015
Bank leak reveals billions from Caribbean stashed in Switzerland WASHINGTON, USA -- The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists released a report this week revealing billions of dollars held in nearly 60,000 internal Swiss bank documents from 2006 to 2007 leaked by whistleblower Hervé Falciani, a former employee of HSBC in Switzerland.

Germany contributes EC$4.5 million to Grenada's electricity sector reform

February 12, 2015
Germany contributes EC$4.5 million to Grenada's electricity sector reform ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Dr Michael Freudenberg, deputy head of mission of the German embassy in Port-of-Spain with responsibility for Grenada, made a special visit to Grenada from February 4 to February 9. Aside from participating in various meetings, including the zero-hunger pledging...

Bookings to Grenada increase for 2015

February 11, 2015
Bookings to Grenada increase for 2015 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada is expected to have another successful year for tourism arrivals, according to reports from the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association’s 2015 Caribbean Travel Marketplace held from 28th to 30th January 2015. Members of the international travel trade...

Commentary: The reasons why God will not hear Grenadians' independence prayers

February 11, 2015
Commentary: The reasons why God will not hear Grenadians' independence prayers As Grenadians, we are celebrating our 41st year of independence with various events and activities that included religious service to pray for our tri-island state. However, I would like to say it loud and clear that I do not believe God is hearing our prayers, when we pray to him as a people.

Letter: Is the social partnership becoming the scapegoat of Mitchell's Project Grenada?

February 11, 2015
Letter: Is the social partnership becoming the scapegoat of Mitchell's Project Grenada? It is rather unfortunate and an affront for Dr Mitchell to attempt to use the goodwill of the social partners as a cover for his lack of ability to deliver on the promises made during the last election campaign. Within a matter of months after the last election, Dr Mitchell took the decision to place Grenada...

Commentary: Law and Politics: Two years and forty-one years ago

February 10, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: Two years and forty-one years ago We have now gone passed the two years since the controllers achieved the total support of the electorate to run the nation’s affairs, and the milestone of 41 years since our tiny nation gained independence from the British government in 1974. What or how much we achieved in those 41 years...

Commentary: Want to survive or die as an agro-processor or just limp along?

February 9, 2015
Commentary: Want to survive or die as an agro-processor or just limp along? The XYZ is a farmers' cooperative association. As such one might imagine that its primary goal or mission is the collection, processing and marketing of produce grown by its members providing them the best financial return for the crop purchased from them over the medium term.

Letter: Let's talk about money

February 9, 2015
Letter: Let's talk about money There is an old saying that “money cannot buy you happiness”. But then someone else said that “If money cannot buy you happiness then you are shopping in the wrong place”. Maybe it was Notorious BIG and his friends who got it right when they discovered that the “More money they came upon...

CCJ launches pilot project in Grenada

February 5, 2015
CCJ launches pilot project in Grenada PORT-OF-SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), through the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project, in collaboration with the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, is embarking on a delay and backlog reduction pilot project for the Supreme Court of Grenada.

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