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IMF concludes staff mission to Grenada

August 29, 2014
IMF concludes staff mission to Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team visited Grenada during August 18-27, 2014, to conduct discussions on the first review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the extended credit facility (ECF). The program was approved on June 26, 2014 for a total...

Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya

August 29, 2014
Grenada confirms twelve more confirmed cases of chikungunya ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Grenadian health ministry has reported confirmation of 12 additional cases of chikungunya on the mainland. The announcement was made on Tuesday by acting chief medical officer Dr Alister Antoine, who said the 12 cases were laboratory-confirmed.

Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule?

August 29, 2014
Letter: Could the NNP government be heading to Leninist one-party rule? In Grenada a picture is emerging of our women, men and youths who have become physically and emotionally battered from lack of unemployment and their economic situation is so grave that they have turned to drugs use, the sale of drugs and the abuse of alcohol, out of hopelessness...

Grenada Tourism Authority now represented in Germany

August 28, 2014
Grenada Tourism Authority now represented in Germany ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority has appointed Margit Schwarz of Discover the World Marketing GmbH as sales representative and focal marketing point in Germany. This appointment supports the imminent return of Condor’s direct flights from Frankfurt, Germany, to Grenada.

Commentary; Grenada Constitutional Reform: Emerging embarrassments!

August 28, 2014
Commentary; Grenada Constitutional Reform: Emerging embarrassments! Legal Affairs Minister Honourable Elvin Nimrod pronounced in the House of Representatives of Grenada on Thursday 14th August 2014 that the date for the national referendum on constitutional reform would be sometime in March 2015. This is a change to the previous date.

West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada

August 28, 2014
West Indies Cricket Board pleased with crowd attendance in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) is pleased with the large turnout of spectators to the National Stadium in Grenada for the first and second One-Day International (ODI) matches between West Indies and Bangladesh. “We were indeed delighted with the turn out”...

Commentary: Law and Politics: Forty years after February 1974 more changes

August 26, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: Forty years after February 1974 more changes The Associated State of Grenada – as it then was in December, 1973 – passed a resolution earlier that year for The Grenada Constitution Order to come into effect in Grenada in February 1974, with the consent and approval of the Queen in England and the advice of her Privy Council.

Letter: Senator Nazim Burke hits a home run

August 23, 2014
Letter: Senator Nazim Burke hits a home run Political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is a politician that is as courageous as David. He has demonstrated that he is not afraid of standing up to the mischievous and sinister political goliaths in Grenada on the issue of constitutional reform. In a televised national address Nazim Burke...

CDB welcomes new regional insurance product

August 21, 2014
CDB welcomes new regional insurance product BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has welcomed the inception of an excess rainfall insurance package from the Caribbean Catastrophe Risk Insurance Facility (CCRIF) and also commended the countries in the region that have purchased a policy for 2014-15.

Commentary: The Royal Grenada Police Force needs assistance to recognize a major crime

August 21, 2014
Commentary: The Royal Grenada Police Force needs assistance to recognize a major crime Routinely, after the carnival is over, the Royal Grenada Police Force puts out a press release giving the nation a briefing of what its officers had to contend with over the period of the largest national event. Call our post-carnival briefing a “bacchanal blotter”, the kind of crime report all police departments...

Commentary: Law and Politics: The years are passing by

August 19, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: The years are passing by The controllers’ total responsibility of the nation’s affairs is steadily moving on, as the months go by – but so far the people who voted them into that position keep on waiting and hoping that some positive changes would come before much later. Before the elections last year, all the talk was about investors.

Commentary: Calling Grenada to pray: Dollars and euros to reduce climate change

August 16, 2014
Commentary: Calling Grenada to pray: Dollars and euros to reduce climate change The Cuckoo Church of religious imbecility added another member to its ranks and it would be of no moment except that this individual is no ordinary fanatic. It is a movement that seems to have started in 2011 that we should all pray for climate change. Dr Dessima Williams was Grenada’s former ambassador...

Open Letter to Grenada Development Bank

August 15, 2014
I have always firmly held the view that politics and a natural disaster played a major role in BNP Entertainment Ltd ( Sugar Mill ), not being able to meet its financial commitment to the Bank. It is my intention to prove the political angle over time, and expose same.

England to play first ever Test in Grenada

August 15, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- England will play their first-ever Test match at the National Cricket Stadium in Grenada as part of their three-Test tour to the Caribbean in April – May 2015. Minister for sports, Emmalin Pierre, stated that Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite Martinique...

Letter: February 10, 2015 - Grenada's D-Day

August 14, 2014
June 6, 1944, the day allied forces landed on Normandy, was referred to as D-Day. It was the largest seaborne invasion, which began with the invasion of German occupied Western Europe and led to the restoration of the French Republic and the subsequent victory of the allied forces.

Open Letter to the Grenada Constitution Reform Advisory Committee

August 13, 2014
We, the Caribbean Alliance for Equality, are writing to applaud your commitment to including all Grenadians in the constitutional reform process. However, we have serious concerns about efforts to encourage the participation of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender community.

GRENLEC ramps up renewable and alternative energy development in Grenada

August 12, 2014
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (GRENLEC) is taking positive action that will strengthen the utility company’s position as a front-runner in the development of renewable energy resources in the Caribbean. At a recent board meeting held in St George's...

Commentary: The legacy of slavery still reflects on Grenadian society

August 12, 2014
Commentary: The legacy of slavery still reflects on Grenadian society Grenadians have to be aware that, even though slavery was abolished in 1838, the legacy of that old cruel system still reflects on our society today, because the old ruling class culture remains intact. The justice system that served the interest of conservative class and the church in the past remains...

St Lucia PM clarifies term limits report

August 9, 2014
St Lucia PM clarifies term limits report PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Saint Lucia’s Prime Minister Dr Kenny Anthony has debunked a report by a Caribbean news agency that quoted him as saying term limits for government leaders should be decided by the people. “I believe that’s a matter for the people to decide...

Over 300 Trinidadians cruise to Spicemas in Grenada

August 9, 2014
Over 300 Trinidadians cruise to Spicemas in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Over 300 visitors from Trinidad were expected to arrive at the Burns Point Cruise Welcome Centre on Friday. The Paria Bullet Ferry Service will be making its third consecutive voyage to Grenada for Spicemas. The passenger vessel, travelling 100 miles in three hours...

Commentary: Vote yes to Project Grenada and the CCJ - but no to Project Politician

August 9, 2014
Commentary: Vote yes to Project Grenada and the CCJ - but no to Project Politician February 2015 is the date set for a referendum to amend the constitution of Grenada. The single issue that has been driving constitutional reform is whether Grenada should make the Caribbean Court of Justice its final court of appeal instead of sending cases to the London-based Privy Council.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Instead of work - more taxes

August 6, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: Instead of work - more taxes The Value Added Tax (Amendment Act) came into effect on August 1, 2014, to amend the VAT Act Cap 333A to add more accommodations to the list of places now liable to pay VAT on rentals received. The new list now includes student housing, private house, or a room or similar establishment in which...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Date set... but!

August 5, 2014
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Date set... but! February 10, 2015, has been set as the date for the holding of the first national referendum in Grenada, to reform the country’s 1974 independence constitution. It is not far-fetched to think that this date has been politically calculated, aimed at arousing and captivating the ‘emotion and insanity’ of the citizens.

Letter: Money in the streets of Grenada and there is nobody to pick it up

August 5, 2014
They say history repeats itself, the first as tragedy, the second as farce. I must have been around five years old when my mother would call me to where she was standing at the kitchen door and then lift me up so that I can see over the half cut door.

Letter: Grenada's Maurice Bishop: The undisputed hero

August 4, 2014
Statement on Grenada by Robert ‘Bobby’ Clark on October 14, 2009 -- an open response to: 1. Statements made by Bernard Coard on his release from prison in Grenada in September 2009; 2. Resonances of the revolution by Rupert Roopnarine; and 3. Statements by the Cuban government.

Letter: Nazim Burke, NDC and constitutional reform

August 2, 2014
February 10, 2015, is the date set by the NNP administration of Keith Mitchell for the referendum on Grenada's constitutional reform. Minister of legal affairs Elvin Nimrod indicated that 25 items were presented to cabinet as advised by the constitutional review committee.

Argentina default may negatively affect Grenada

August 1, 2014
Argentina default may negatively affect Grenada NEW YORK, USA -- Ratings agency Standard & Poor’s (S&P) declared Argentina in selective default on Wednesday afternoon after it failed to reach an agreement with American holdout creditors in a US lawsuit that could have negative implications for Grenada.

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