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Court of appeal grants order in favour of Grenada hotel

February 24, 2017
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal ruled on Tuesday that Rex Resorts “be permitted to continue to remain in possession of and to continue to operate the hotel known as the Grenadian by Rex Resorts.” The government of Grenada has been...

Election officials too old at 70, says Grenada minister

February 24, 2017
Election officials too old at 70, says Grenada minister ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In denying that there was political interference in the decision taken by the governor general not to renew the contracts of seven out of 15 constituency election officials, Grenada’s minister for health, social security and international business Nickolas Steele claimed that...

Grenada governor-general fires election officials

February 22, 2017
Grenada governor-general fires election officials ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s governor-general, Dame Cécile La Grenade, has revoked the appointments of seven of the 15 constituency returning officers and deputy supervisor of elections Ada Holder has reportedly resigned in protest. A returning officer is the person responsible for...

Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet

February 21, 2017
Grenada PM requests Bolt's participation in inaugural Invitation track and field meet TORONTO, Canada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has made a special request of his Jamaican counterpart, Andrew Holness to get Jamaica’s superstar multiple Olympic gold medalist, Usain Bolt, to Grenada for the inaugural invitation track and field meet on April 8 in St George's.

Grenadian by Rex Resorts receives TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award

February 20, 2017
Grenadian by Rex Resorts receives TripAdvisor 2016 Certificate of Excellence Award ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenadian by Rex Resorts has received a 2016 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor – the world’s largest travel site – which honours accommodations, restaurants and attractions that consistently receive great traveller reviews on TripAdvisor.com.

Commentary: The implications of Trump's immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs

February 20, 2017
Commentary: The implications of Trump's immigration orders for Caribbean citizenship programs On Friday, January 27, 2017, US President Donald Trump signed an executive order “Protecting the nation from foreign terrorist entry into the United States” instituting restrictions on travel to the US and suspension of visas from seven Muslim-majority countries, namely, Iran, Iraq, Libya...

Grenada's serial suer is himself being sued

February 16, 2017
Grenada's serial suer is himself being sued ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s notoriously litigious prime minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, is now himself on the receiving end of a defamation claim made by Senator Nazim Burke. In a letter dated January 30, 2017, to Mitchell, lawyers acting for Burke asserted that Mitchell made public allegations...

Interest revived in 'third border' concept

February 16, 2017
Interest revived in 'third border' concept ROSEAU, Dominica -- The Caribbean island nations are often described as America’s “third border” but to what extent should Americans be concerned that the Caribbean is a backdoor for opponents to sneak into the country? In the last few weeks allegations have been made of collaboration...

Regional police officers to receive training in supporting victims of crime

February 16, 2017
Regional police officers to receive training in supporting victims of crime BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Canadian government-funded Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) project is hosting a training course entitled “Enhancing Support to Victims of Crime”. The course will be attended by police officers of varying ranks along with gender...

Commentary: Trump's anti-immigrant policy exposes racism in the Caribbean and Latin America too

February 16, 2017
Commentary: Trump's anti-immigrant policy exposes racism in the Caribbean and Latin America too It is a known fact that the majority of Caribbean people have conservative right wing political values because of their Christian moral values belief. However, surprisingly they are afraid of President Donald Trump’s political values, which are also right wing conservative too, based on Christian...

Commentary: Written contract agreements a must

February 15, 2017
Commentary: Written contract agreements a must Intellectual property (IP) refers to creations of the mind, such as inventions; literary and artistic works; designs; and symbols, names and images used in commerce. Copyright is only one example of IP. Copyright – or shall we say authors’ right – is a legal term used to describe the rights...

Letter: Nazim Burke or Peter David for prime minister of Grenada

February 11, 2017
Letter: Nazim Burke or Peter David for prime minister of Grenada February 7, 2017, saw Grenada celebrating its 43rd anniversary of Independence in a rather low key and uninspiring fashion. The two female TV presenters were very poor in their commentary. The absence of an assuring male voice was opportunity missed at a time when the nation is...

Commentary: Transparency vital in passport and residence programmes

February 10, 2017
Commentary: Transparency vital in passport and residence programmes The global US television company, Cable News Network (CNN), broadcast the first part of a programme on February 8, alleging the sale of Venezuelan passports to Iraqis and others through the country’s Embassy in Baghdad. The programme suggested that it is possible that terrorists might have...

OECS engages citizens on key development issues

February 7, 2017
OECS engages citizens on key development issues CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) has begun engaging citizens of member states on issues impacting their lives, the challenges facing the region, and the development opportunities for the OECS and its people. The public education forum series, dubbed Vini Koze...

Commentary: When Eastern Caribbean nations give passports to Iranians, global security is threatened

February 7, 2017
Commentary: When Eastern Caribbean nations give passports to Iranians, global security is threatened When the nations of the Eastern Caribbean issue passports to Iranian nationals, only to gain clearly excessive fees, not all of which have been accounted for, the United States, and indeed the free world, suffer increased threats to national security, as those passports have facilitated more...

Commentary: Let's recommit to nationhood

February 6, 2017
Commentary: Let's recommit to nationhood Grenada, naturally, is getting older year by year; as we celebrate 43 years of independence, are we satisfied with our growth and development? As human beings, we set targets as to what we want to achieve and at what age. Now, even if we may not achieve it on time, we keep working towards it.

Talks ongoing to amalgamate OECS indigenous banks

February 4, 2017
Talks ongoing to amalgamate OECS indigenous banks BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) Governor Timothy Antoine is continuing to push for the amalgamation of local banks in the OECS sub-region. He spoke to the issue recently in Dominica, and again returned to the subject in Anguilla.

Dominica diplomatic passport row highlights distinction between 'knowingly' and 'knowable'

February 3, 2017
Dominica diplomatic passport row highlights distinction between 'knowingly' and 'knowable' WASHINGTON, USA -- The latest controversy over the issue of diplomatic passports by Eastern Caribbean governments to wealthy individuals with questionable backgrounds and motives has served to raise awareness of a little-discussed provision in US law as it relates to sanctions on Iran.

OECS surveys geothermal energy resources in the Eastern Caribbean

February 3, 2017
OECS surveys geothermal energy resources in the Eastern Caribbean CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Financing and government policy have been identified as the major challenges to the development of geothermal energy in the Eastern Caribbean. That’s one of the findings of a Survey conducted by the Energy Unit of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States...

Grenada PM attempts to muzzle local media... again

February 2, 2017
Grenada PM attempts to muzzle local media... again ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- In the latest in a series of attempts to muzzle local media extending over many years, lawyers acting for Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell have written to local radio talk show host Kem Jones requiring him to issue an apology and retraction.

Grenada politician's home vandalised

February 1, 2017
Grenada politician's home vandalised ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- There are lots of questions surrounding the recent break-in and vandalism of the home of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) representative from Carriacou. The criminal incident is just the latest in a spate of such harassment ahead of...

Dominica diplomatic passports reportedly still for sale

January 31, 2017
Dominica diplomatic passports reportedly still for sale MIAMI, USA -- In the latest revelation in the rapidly unfolding saga of diplomatic passports allegedly sold by the government of Dominica to questionable individuals, a new report on Monday provided another insight into the practice, which has been denied by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit.

UK supports Commonwealth Caribbean in developing resilient marine economies

January 30, 2017
UK supports Commonwealth Caribbean in developing resilient marine economies KINGSTON, Jamaica -- Leading marine experts from the Caribbean and the UK joined up last week at a three-day workshop aiming to support the sustainable growth of marine economies in the region.  In the Caribbean region, Antigua and Barbuda, Belize, Dominica, Grenada, Guyana...

Dominica's latest diplomatic passport scandal could hurt region

January 28, 2017
Dominica's latest diplomatic passport scandal could hurt region BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) -- Concern has been expressed about the possible negative impact that the latest diplomatic passport scandal in which Dominica has found itself embroiled can have on the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries. An Iranian man accused...

Eight countries receive disaster training in Trinidad

January 28, 2017
Eight countries receive disaster training in Trinidad PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- The Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) and the Association of Caribbean States (ACS) this week convened a four-day training course in Port of Spain, Trinidad, to improve the ability of policymakers from eight Caribbean countries...

Britain takes over Commonwealth operations from Dominica baroness

January 27, 2017
Britain takes over Commonwealth operations from Dominica baroness LONDON, England -- Sir Simon Gass, a recently retired senior official with the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO), has been appointed acting chief operating officer at the Commonwealth Secretariat, in an attempt by the British government to shore up the troubled organization.

Commentary: Supporters of both political parties in Grenada must stop abusing each other

January 26, 2017
Commentary: Supporters of both political parties in Grenada must stop abusing each other It is blatantly clear that the countdown towards Grenada’s next general election is drawing near and Grenadians are expected to go to the polls sometime this year in 2017, or very early next year 2018. However, some citizens on both sides of the political fence are beginning to show their...

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