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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...

Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James

April 19, 2016
Season debut is a work in progress, says Grenada's Kirani James NASSAU, Bahamas -- Olympic 400 metres champion Kirani James of Grenada kicked off his 2016 season with a world-leading time at the Chris Brown Bahamas Invitational Meet at the Thomas A. Robinson National Stadium in Nassau on Saturday. James powered his way across the finish...

Former member alleges 'poor politics' by Grenada's opposition party

April 16, 2016
Former member alleges 'poor politics' by Grenada's opposition party ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A former member of Grenada’s opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has severely criticised the party and its leader Nazim Burke, suggesting that the NDC could be headed for another defeat by the New National Party (NNP) when elections are called.

US releases 2015 human rights report

April 15, 2016
US releases 2015 human rights report WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the US State Department released its 2015 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices, which include a number of countries in the Caribbean region. Speaking to reporters Secretary of State John Kerry emphasised that the human rights standards...

Letter: How Grenada's government has failed its youth

April 9, 2016
Letter: How Grenada's government has failed its youth Grenada’s New National Party government has failed us and will do so again. It is not news that the 2013 two-party system that ushered Prime Minister Dr Keith C. Mitchell into office was dominated by the youth owing not only to our demographic supremacy, but also the desire for...

Commentary: Musings on CARIFTA and Grenada Music Festival

April 7, 2016
Commentary: Musings on CARIFTA and Grenada Music Festival Track and field may be the biggest sport in Grenada, in terms of passion and supporter turn out. Grenadians just love to see athletes compete in track and field, whether it’s running, throwing or jumping. The 2016 FLOW CARIFTA Games, hosted by Grenada, are now over and allow me to...

France and Trinidad win Tri de Spice triathlon in Grenada

April 6, 2016
France and Trinidad win Tri de Spice triathlon in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The 29th Tri de Spice Triathlon was held last Sunday with 240 athletes competing. The main event was the sprint distance, as 60 of the best athletes from Grenada, the region and further afield went head to head for a piece of the US$4,000 prize purse and one...

Letter: Bed bugs at Grenada's General Hospital

April 5, 2016
Letter: Bed bugs at Grenada's General Hospital According to Grenada's minister of health Nickolas Steele, certain wards at the General Hospital in St Georges are infested with Bed Bugs. When I heard Minister Steele admit that fact it sounded like a dream. Bed bugs infestation! Wow! Somebody needs to be fired here. In this the 21st century...

There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM

April 5, 2016
There are no personal issues between CARICOM and WICB, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime minister of Grenada and chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Sub-committee on Cricket Governance, Dr Keith Mitchell, has reiterated that there are no personal issues between regional leaders and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB).

Commentary: Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Hamlet Mark have a lot in common politically

March 29, 2016
Commentary: Dr Ralph Gonsalves and Hamlet Mark have a lot in common politically It is blatantly clear for all eyes to see that St Vincent and the Grenadines’ Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves and controversial Grenadian journalist Hamlet Mark have a lot in common. They are doing the same kind of political meddling in the political affairs of other English-speaking Caribbean...

Commentary: Caribbean's experience with dogs

March 28, 2016
Commentary: Caribbean's experience with dogs Dogs are a significant part of the social life of Caucasians in North America and Europe. Increasingly, the same can be said of persons from different racial backgrounds in these two societies. We, in the Caribbean, have always been in awe of this dog and man phenomenon.

Mystery of infant deaths in Grenada deepens

March 25, 2016
Mystery of infant deaths in Grenada deepens ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Following a recent claim by the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada that three young children had died at the General Hospital, reportedly from gastroenteritis, and a denial by the ministry of health, a local radio talk show host has...

New Grenada consul general takes over in Toronto

March 24, 2016
New Grenada consul general takes over in Toronto TORONTO, Canada -- The newly appointed consul general for Grenada in Toronto, Derrick James, says he’s hopeful that more nationals from the Caribbean nation could obtain opportunities to be employed as part of Canada’s seasonal farm workers’ program. James made the announcement...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: NDC take warning!

March 24, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: NDC take warning! A resolution was passed at the annual convention on 24th January 2016 of the main opposition political party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC), seeking a Vote No on all of the Constitutional (Amendment) Bills. This must have been a very conscious and well thought-out decision.

Grenada represented at international sea turtle symposium

March 23, 2016
Grenada represented at international sea turtle symposium LIMA, Peru -- Kate Charles, Ocean Spirits project manager, represented Grenada at the 36th annual symposium on sea turtle biology and conservation, hosted by International Sea Turtle Society in Lima, Peru, during March. For three and a half decades the annual event has brought together...

Commentary: Relocate the park and build the hotel

March 22, 2016
Commentary: Relocate the park and build the hotel Over the last little while, I heard about protest action in Grenada about – and in – Camerhogne Park in Grand Anse, St George’s. There also have been public meetings on the issue, candlelight vigil and petitions, which have been met by public statements from government.

Payout pending for BAICO policyholders

March 21, 2016
Payout pending for BAICO policyholders BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- British American Insurance Company (BAICO) policyholders could see some form of payout by the end of the summer, though at this stage judicial managers are not saying how much. Stakeholders in St Kitts and Nevis were given an update by members of...

Letter: Grenada at a political deflection juncture; where next?

March 21, 2016
Letter: Grenada at a political deflection juncture; where next? The citizens of Grenada are wary, and deeply concerned about the reckless manner in which the government is dealing with state assets. For years, Dr Mitchell and his administration have been disposing of national assets in a very loose and covert manner. Many a time, these dealings...

Grenada government denies reports of three gastroenteritis infant deaths

March 19, 2016
Grenada government denies reports of three gastroenteritis infant deaths ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The ministry of health in Grenada has denied reports that three babies had died as a result of gastroenteritis at the General Hospital last weekend. In a press statement on Wednesday, the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) said it had learnt...

Letter: Caribupdate newspaper

March 18, 2016
Letter: Caribupdate newspaper Caribupdate does not publish reader’s letters, as you do, so I hope you will publish my letter concerning the issue of Caribupdate of 10th to 16th March 2016. As you know, Caribupdate is Grenada’s communist newspaper, run by ex-revolutionary Hamlet Mark, ever a controversial figure.

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