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IMPACT Justice project meets in Grenada to review draft model sexual harassment legislation

February 9, 2016
IMPACT Justice project meets in Grenada to review draft model sexual harassment legislation ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Sexual Harassment Legislation Committee of the Canadian government-funded project Improved Access to Justice in the Caribbean (IMPACT Justice) is meeting in Grenada to review its draft model Sexual Harassment Bill. IMPACT Justice, which...

New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better

February 6, 2016
New ECCB governor focuses on key messages to serve the region better BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- In order effectively and efficiently to serve countries within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), newly appointed governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, spelt out his priorities on Monday that would better assist...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done

February 6, 2016
Commentary: The View from Europe: Citizenship programmes - more work to be done Last July, the Financial Times contained as a paid for insert, a glossy brochure offering citizenship-by-investment in the Caribbean. It was little different in style to the advertising one sees for mega yachts, expensive real estate, private jet charters, and other expressions of the so called ‘good life’.

Commentary: A fascinating man we still don't know

February 6, 2016
Commentary: A fascinating man we still don't know I have watched Naz up close and personal for many years. I have listened to him from afar. My first interfacing with him in local politics was when he was the public relations officer of the National Democratic Congress. We used to have one-on-ones. I was told that I should get to know him.

Letter: Willie Redhead Foundation responds to Winston Strachan

February 6, 2016
Letter: Willie Redhead Foundation responds to Winston Strachan The Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) sends New Year greetings to Mr Strachan and to say how delighted it was to read your article in the Caribbean News Now website of January 1, 2016, and also in the New Today of January 15, 2016, captioned “How approachable is the Willie Redhead...

Grenada PM calls on residents to prepare for zika virus

February 5, 2016
Grenada PM calls on residents to prepare for zika virus ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell called on the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique to be prepared for the transmission of the zika virus that has already spread to Caribbean countries including Barbados, Curacao, Dominican Republic...

Letter: Storm in a teacup: Irresponsible journalism and the case of the Rosemarie Welsh 'snub'

February 5, 2016
Letter: Storm in a teacup: Irresponsible journalism and the case of the Rosemarie Welsh 'snub' The democratization of information and communication technology changed the course of journalism forever, and it's becoming very normal for some news organizations to pedal falsehoods as facts without verifying the source and authenticity of their contributors. It is very imperative that with the...

New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media

February 4, 2016
New ECCB governor outlines his vision to regional and local media BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- Media practitioners from across the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU) were given an opportunity on Monday to interact with the new governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine, as he outlined his new vision...

Commentary: In due course, there will be some defections from Grenada's two main political parties

February 4, 2016
Commentary: In due course, there will be some defections from Grenada's two main political parties As was expected for some time now, another important event took place in Grenada’s politics again. The National Democratic Congress (NDC) under the leadership of Nazim Burke held its party convention January 24, 2016, in the northern parish of St Patrick. Based on the news...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Unconstitutional acts

February 3, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Unconstitutional acts Section 38 of the Grenada 1974 independence constitution states that, subject to its provisions, “Parliament may make laws for the peace, order and good government of Grenada”; and Section 23 defines Parliament as consisting of Her Majesty, a Senate and a House of Representatives.

Grenada consulate in New York to retake control of independence committee

February 2, 2016
Grenada consulate in New York to retake control of independence committee NEW YORK, USA -- Grenada’s recently appointed consul general in New York, Rosemarie Welsh, has wasted no time in asserting her authority, saying that control of the Grenada Independence Committee in New York will revert to the consulate. The independence committee in...

Letter: The death penalty does not save lives

February 1, 2016
Letter: The death penalty does not save lives The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) Inc and its international partner, the Global Alliance for Legal Aid (GALA) are concerned about the incidences of violent deaths in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The most recent was the murder of an American tourist...

Grenada opposition party affirms strength, despite 'rumour'

January 30, 2016
Grenada opposition party affirms strength, despite 'rumour' ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Almost a week after its annual convention, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in Grenada remains in damage-control mode over the composition of its new executive that was elected at the convention. On Thursday, the NDC was...

Commentary: Despite the recent crime, Grenada leads the way!

January 30, 2016
Commentary: Despite the recent crime, Grenada leads the way! For the past two months, the little Spice Paradise of the Caribbean has been rocked by two criminal incidences that earned it a spot in international and local news headlines alike. First was the December 2016 disappearance and killing of Canadian citizen Linnea Veinotte, a learning specialist.

Letter: Grenada's changing mission in New York

January 30, 2016
Letter: Grenada's changing mission in New York Miss Rosemarie Welsh, who had recently been appointed as Grenada’s consul general to New York by Prime Minister Keith C. Mitchell, after he closed the consulate after winning the general election, held an invitation only meeting with members of groups and organizations on Wednesday.

Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean climate change project

January 29, 2016
Japan and UNDP kick start US$15 million Caribbean climate change project BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The government of Japan and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) launched the US$15 million Japan-Caribbean climate change partnership (J-CCCP) on Thursday, in line with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change, to keep global warming...

Open letter to prime minister of Grenada

January 29, 2016
We, the individuals listed below, are writing to bring to your attention the treatment we received at the hands of one of Grenada’s Customs and Excise officers during a recent visit to your lovely island country. Our experience with Mr Lynden Alexis, the Customs official...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Referendum in question

January 28, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Referendum in question The constitution of Grenada has always been in question; and even after counting to 42 years, there is no genuine attitude and approach by the powers-that-be to remedy the conspicuous concerns. The circumstances surrounding the introduction of the constitution in February 1974 and the...

Latest sexual assault and murder rocks Grenada

January 27, 2016
Latest sexual assault and murder rocks Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An anesthesiologist from Atlanta, 39-year-old Jessica Colker, was raped and murdered over the weekend while on vacation in Grenada with her husband. The incident has provoked angry reactions on social media and outrage in Grenada, along with calls for...

Commentary: Hail, Sir Timmy!

January 27, 2016
Commentary: Hail, Sir Timmy! After weeks of deliberations and uncertainty the Eastern Caribbean Monetary Council has announced that Timothy .N.J. Antoine will be the next governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank. It’s a post left vacant after the esteemed Sir K. Dwight Venner came to the end of his outstanding...

Letter: The opening of the Grenada athletic and football stadium

January 26, 2016
Letter: The opening of the Grenada athletic and football stadium As a Grenadian living in New York, I was very happy to see the great achievement of the opening of the new Grenada Athletic and Football Stadium on Saturday, January 23, 2016. Congratulations to the government and people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinque for having the...

Grenada journalist arrested in St Vincent

January 25, 2016
Grenada journalist arrested in St Vincent KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- Questions are being asked regionally and internationally after Grenadian journalist Hamlet Mark was taken into custody by police while covering a public protest by supporters of the main opposition New Democratic Party (NDP).

Letter: Why is Camerhogne Park in Grenada worth saving?

January 23, 2016
Letter: Why is Camerhogne Park in Grenada worth saving? Grenadians are implacably opposed to the sale of Camerhogne Park to an Egyptian millionaire or anybody else for that matter. Grenadians have been consistent in our support for retaining our public assets in public hands. This is a sale on slippery slope. It does seem amazing that this...

Letter: Dismay over PM Mitchell's disregard of Grenadians' concern about the sale of Camerhogne Park

January 21, 2016
Letter: Dismay over PM Mitchell's disregard of Grenadians' concern about the sale of Camerhogne Park The Committee to Save Camerhogne Park views with utter dismay the decision by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell to ignore the most important current national social issue -- the sale of Camerhogne Park -- during his address to the nation Tuesday night. As our elected leader, we expected...

Commentary: Why Camerhoghne Park in Grenada has become a big issue!

January 19, 2016
Commentary: Why Camerhoghne Park in Grenada has become a big issue! There is a big uproar in Grenada to save Camerhoghne Park, which is located in the popular Grand Anse tourist area in St George’s. Some citizens are saying they are concerned that the government has plans ahead to sell the land where the park is located to a foreign developer.

Letter: Seeking justice in a lawless Grenada

January 15, 2016
Letter: Seeking justice in a lawless Grenada The confusing and tragic death involving people under arrest, and placed behind bars, dying mysteriously in police custody in Grenada, is raising alarm and the issue seems impossible to ignore. Grenadians on the other hand are asking if this is an epidemic that is only getting worse.

Letter: Grenada senator concerned about his safety

January 12, 2016
Letter: Grenada senator concerned about his safety A government of Grenada news release from the GIS today, Monday, January 11, highlighted my name, labour senator Ray Roberts, to quote from the GIS, "…who attends the monthly meetings with the government as part of the Social Partnership Forum, has been INCITING PUBLIC opposition...

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