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The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States - 33 years later

July 25, 2014
The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States - 33 years later CASTRIES, St Lucia – Thirty-three years after the signing of the Treaty of Basseterre establishing the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), the Organisation reflects on its achievements in a series of articles of which this is part one. On June 18, 1981, seven OECS member states...

Letter: Grenada's Senator Nazim Burke was 'a pleasure'

July 25, 2014
Nazim V. Burke is a Grenadian attorney at law, economist, university lecturer and politician. He is presently engaged as a senior lecturer at the Faculty of Law, Cave Hill Campus at the University of the West Indies in Barbados, where he teaches offshore financial law.

Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy?

July 24, 2014
Commentary: Education: Cake or just the icing? Form or substance? Work-horse or toy? What will it be for you? When it comes to personal education, the cake has to come first -- one has to know something to shine -- and if one knows a lot more then that is the icing on the cake. The same should apply to educational methods: a solid foundation, a strong structure at all levels...

Grenada gets US$10 million in low-cost financing from CDB

July 23, 2014
BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Board of Directors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a US$10 million policy-based loan (PBL) to support the reform priorities of the government of Grenada. This is the first in a series of three US$10 million PBLs.

Commentary: The Grenada revolution was hijacked from its rural base

July 23, 2014
Commentary: The Grenada revolution was hijacked from its rural base I read Helen Grenade’s letters and how she describes Maurice Bishop as a political saint and I not impressed with her opinion of the deceased Grenadian leader. However, it seems as though Ms Grenade is not aware of the origins of the Grenada revolution and the trickery method Maurice Bishop...

German-Caribbean cooperation on climate change entering critical phase

July 22, 2014
German-Caribbean cooperation on climate change entering critical phase PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the German government are supporting the efforts of eight CARICOM member states to adapt the management of their natural resources and economies to the ever-pressing and far-reaching socio-economic and environmental...

Grenada Bar Association seeks magistrate's removal

July 19, 2014
Grenada Bar Association seeks magistrate's removal ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Bar Association (GBA) is seeking a review of the performance of a local judge and his possible removal from the bench. Magistrate Jerry Seales is being accused of “abuse of power” and GBA president Ruggles Ferguson says, “This must stop.”

Letter: Plans to revive economic activity in Grenada are now achieving objectives

July 18, 2014
By now the naysayers were expecting chaos and mayhem in the Grenadian economy. The implosion they forecasted certainly has not happened and this has placed the “badmouthers” in a kind of dilemma! They continue to heap scorn on all the government programs.

Nevis cars rule at Grenada drag meet

July 18, 2014
CHARLESTOWN, Nevis -- There was a hive of activity at the Long Point Port in Nevis on Wednesday, as many of the individuals who were conducting business on that day, took time out to witness at first hand the return of several drag racing vehicles from Grenada.

Grenadians to vote on constitutional changes in February 2015

July 17, 2014
Grenadians to vote on constitutional changes in February 2015 ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- February 10 next year is the date announced for Grenadians to vote in a referendum on changes to the country’s constitution. Deputy Prime Minister Elvin Nimrod announced during Tuesday’s post cabinet news conference that an initial report has been submitted to the cabinet.

Letter: Safeguarding our women' rights

July 14, 2014
Like the rest of the world, Grenada saw a turbulent global economic meltdown, but for the most part was isolated from the wars and civil strife that brought untold suffering to the peoples of Europe, Asia and Africa. On every continent women were violated, maimed and killed without reason.

Letter: Keith Mitchell's 16 months of turbulence

July 11, 2014
In the 16 months since the Keith Mitchell NNP electoral victory, there is nothing offered in the way of political excitement. There is no one-size fits all explanation for why the goals and promises of this government are failing. There has been no careful analysis. I can, however...

Letter: Peter David, the IMF and elections

July 10, 2014
It is just over one month that the former general secretary and foreign minister in the NDC counted himself into the rodent infested house of the NNP. With much fanfare and pomp Peter! Peter! the party destroyer was presented with the ‘green robes' of the NNP by party chairman Gregory Bowen.

Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title

July 7, 2014
Grenada win 2014 Windwards Under-19 title ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- With a victory target of 102 runs to get in a minimum of 23 overs, hosts St Vincent and the Grenadines reached 105 for the loss of seven wickets, to pull off a last day three-wicket victory over Saint Lucia at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground. Gideon Pope started the assault ...

Kirani James turns attention to Commonwealth Games

July 5, 2014
LAUSANNE, Switzerland -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James, fresh from his recent win at the IAAF Diamond League Meeting in Lausanne, is now turning his attention to the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow, starting later this month.

Grenada and Saint Lucia take full points in Windwards Under-19 tournament

July 3, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Both Saint Lucia and Grenada took full match points against opponents as the second round of matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament ended on Wednesday at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, and Arnos Vale Two...

Letter: Fraud against the IMF, and Argyle airport

July 2, 2014
For you all to consider is that what I write is true to public records and political fact. Public records that are held in Grenada and microfiche copies in the US. It worried me greatly when PM Ralph Gonsalves announced in St Vincent that he is here to finish the work of Maurice Bishop.

Letter: Tyrell Bay Marina a plus for Carriacou and Petite Martinique

July 2, 2014
It must be made clear from the onset that, while I support preservation of our environment, I have come to terms with what, to my mind, is indisputable -- no other species on planet earth are as valued as people. A stable and vigorous environment cannot long survive to the detriment of humans.

BVI and Grenada both make progress with US FATCA agreements

July 1, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The governments of the British Virgin Islands and Grenada have both taken additional steps towards cooperating with the United States in relation to that country’s Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA). On Monday, BVI Premier Dr Orlando Smith...

Former Grenada revolutionary government minister scores legal victory in UK court

July 1, 2014
LONDON, England -- The high court in the United Kingdom has ruled that, notwithstanding his convictions in relation to the deaths of prime minister Maurice Bishop and others in Grenada on October 19, 1983, Selwyn Strachan, the former People’s Revolutionary Government...

Letter: Bishop was a Marxist-Leninist

July 1, 2014
Once more Helen Grenade launches into a long diatribe about her hero Maurice Bishop. This time she changes her "Rising from modest, humble beginnings" after I pointed out in my recent letter that Bishop was in fact from a relatively privileged middle class background.

Batsmen struggle in Windwards opening matches

July 1, 2014
ARNOS VALE, St Vincent -- Batsmen struggled in seamer-friendly conditions at the Parkhill Playing Field, and the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, as matches in the 2014 Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament opened. Over at the Arnos Vale Cricket Ground, the match started a day late.

Letter: Grenadians, let's memorialise our charismatic leader Maurice Bishop

June 30, 2014
On Friday June 20, 2014, at 6:00 pm, hundreds of people turned out to pay tribute and lend their support to the memories of Grenada’s legendary and charismatic leader, Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and his colleagues, who were machine-gunned to death.

IMF approves three-year US$21.7 million extended credit facility arrangement for Grenada

June 28, 2014
WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Thursday approved a three-year SDR 14.04 million (about US$21.7 million, 120 percent of quota) arrangement under the extended credit facility (ECF) for Grenada and concluded the...

Commentary: A little child shall lead

June 28, 2014
Commentary: A little child shall lead Being born at the tail end of the Baby Boom generation on the mainland of the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as a teenage boy I frequently braved the wild Atlantic on simple wooden boats with my brothers to visit our sister island of Carriacou.

International financial support ready to flow, says Grenada PM

June 27, 2014
International financial support ready to flow, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says that international monetary support for Grenada’s home grown program of structural adjustment and fiscal reform is ready to flow. Mitchell indicated during a constituency forum that the financial support promised by...

Letter: Maurice Bishop

June 27, 2014
In her letter about the greatness of Maurice Bishop, Helen Grenade describes him as "rising from a modest and humble beginning." You could say that about Eric Gairy, who came from the village of Moyah, but Maurice Bishop was middle class. His father built and owned a block of apartments.



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