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Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states

August 30, 2016
Concern over Brexit in vulnerable Commonwealth states LONDON, England -- Key industries in some Commonwealth nations could take massive hits if appropriate steps aren’t taken following the UK’s departure from the EU. The forecast over so-called Brexit comes from policy experts’ analysis in two new research papers published by the...

Letter: Grenada needs a change of governance!

August 30, 2016
Letter: Grenada needs a change of governance! After more than 16 years in government by Dr Mitchell and his New National Party administration, the status quo basically remains the same. The sad situation is that the people of the tri-island state cannot boast of enjoying a better quality and standard of living, than they were experiencing...

Regional governments and civil society work to strengthen environmental governance

August 27, 2016
Regional governments and civil society work to strengthen environmental governance SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic -- Twenty-two signatory countries and over 40 representatives of the public made significant progress at the fourth meeting of the negotiating committee for a regional agreement on access to information, public participation and access to...

US$33 million to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean

August 25, 2016
US$33 million to finance climate change resilient infrastructure in the Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Officials from the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) and the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) have signed an agreement to provide US$33 million towards financing sustainable infrastructure projects in the Caribbean region.

Commentary: This 'per capita' thing - a blessing or a curse?

August 25, 2016
Commentary: This 'per capita' thing - a blessing or a curse? The term “per capita” simply refers to the ratio of occurrences, things, people, money or any other consideration computed as compared to population size. Although a fair formula for statistical purposes, the results can sometimes appear as a blessing or curse, and reflect positively or...

Grenada PM loses in court again

August 24, 2016
Grenada PM loses in court again ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has again ruled against Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell in a civil action against the liquidator of the Grenada Today newspaper. In 2014, Mitchell lost an earlier bid before the high court in Grenada to have...

Catholic Order disowns honours awards to Caribbean leaders

August 23, 2016
Catholic Order disowns honours awards to Caribbean leaders MADRID, Spain -- In a press statement on Saturday, the Sacred Military Constantinian Order of Saint George, a Catholic institution based in Spain, disowned what it described as the purported exchanges of decorations between the Constantinian Order and certain Caribbean states.

West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments

August 20, 2016
West Indies territories benefit from hosting age group tournaments ST JOHN’S, Antigua - Just about six months after the West Indies under-19 team won its first World Championship in Dhaka, Bangladesh, a fresh round of preparation has begun with age group tournaments.  So far from July – August the under-15, under-17 and under-19...

Commentary: Sir Kirani James!

August 19, 2016
Commentary: Sir Kirani James! Hearty congratulations to Sir Kirani James! The greatest Grenadian athlete to ever live. Hearty congratulations, as well, to our Bralon Taplin on making the final in the 400 meters at the Rio Olympics. A great performance and a remarkable feat. In my youth I always thought that an Olympic...

Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame?

August 19, 2016
Letter: Grenada's youth population in crisis - who is to blame? Grenada's youths are in a 'crisis'. Youth unemployment is at a record high approaching 60%. The much talked about NNP flagship youth program the 'Imani ' program is a failure in terms of providing sustainable job opportunities for the tens of thousands unemployed youths in the nation.

Commentary: Whether it is gold or silver, Kirani James is Grenada's first Olympic gold medalist

August 17, 2016
Commentary: Whether it is gold or silver, Kirani James is Grenada's first Olympic gold medalist We Grenadians like gold. We called nutmeg the “Black Gold” and at the 2012 Olympic Games in London our great son of the soil Kirani James brought home the 400 metres gold medal and he made us proud. So now we come to like gold all the time and, in this 2016 Olympic Games...

Commentary: Congratulations, Spicemas winners

August 17, 2016
Commentary: Congratulations, Spicemas winners Congratulations are in order to all the winners of Grenada’s carnival. Well done! After months of preparation, regardless of the results, I am sure that carnival participants are breathing a sigh of relief. Thank God, it’s over! To persons and groups who participated but did not get a top prize...

Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin

August 16, 2016
Letter: Join us in congratulating Kirani James and Bralon Taplin The government, the Opposition Democratic Political NDC Party, and the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are feeling so much excessive pride and nationalistic feelings, because Grenada's own Kirani James has done great things in Rio in the 2016 Olympics.

Grenada becomes embroiled in Caribbean knighthoods scandal

August 15, 2016
Grenada becomes embroiled in Caribbean knighthoods scandal LONDON, England -- Following allegations that British public relations consultant Anthony Bailey used promises of donations and unofficial honours to obtain a knighthood in Antigua and Barbuda, accusations have now surfaced that he also obtained a knighthood from Grenada.

Grenada opposition calls for harsher punishment for murder and rape

August 13, 2016
Grenada opposition calls for harsher punishment for murder and rape ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A group of opposition leaders in Grenada have called for harsher sentences to be imposed by the courts for severe crimes like rape and murder. Leader of the opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke, said, "The NDC leadership...

Letter: Rape is the most horrific crime against children in Grenada

August 13, 2016
Letter: Rape is the most horrific crime against children in Grenada In June 1993, the United Nations World Conference on Human Rights emphasized the need to incorporate the rights of women as part of universal human rights, and called upon the General Assembly to adopt the declaration on the elimination of violence against women.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Name of State Bill

August 10, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Name of State Bill Seven constitutional amendment bills have been passed unconscientiously and dishonourably by both the Upper and Lower Houses in the Ninth Parliament of Grenada during its Fourth Session, in June / July 2016. Those bills are now pending the verdict of the people on 27th October.

Commentary: Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada!

August 6, 2016
Commentary: Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada! Carnival and emancipation celebrations in Grenada! Well as a Grenadian myself, I think the both celebrations are good. And not to forget the Big Drum Festival in Carriacou and Petite Martinique too. For sure, August is the month when residents of Carriacou and Petite Martinique gather together...

Letter: Grenada needs a help button to fight zika

August 6, 2016
Letter: Grenada needs a help button to fight zika Mosquito-borne zika transmission is on the rise in Grenada, and the government does not have the money or the means to battle the virus in the country. The zika virus is a dangerous public health threat and the government must pursue every possible measure to combat it.

Thermocycler device provides zika testing in Grenada

August 5, 2016
Thermocycler device provides zika testing in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- St George’s University and Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF), in collaboration with the ministry of health, have partnered with Tetracore to build capacity towards diagnostics and surveillance for zika virus and other...

Letter: Referendum 2016; NNP test run for election 2017

August 5, 2016
Letter: Referendum 2016; NNP test run for election 2017 Politics is all about timing, with one party trying to gain political mileage over the other. Keith Mitchell and the NNP are extremely political and would do anything to remain in power. After many postponements the Francis Alexis-led constitutional reform committee has announced that October...

Commentary: Protect carnival's 'essential parts'

August 4, 2016
Commentary: Protect carnival's 'essential parts' Carnival will evolve, no doubt; but the essential characteristics must remain. In other words, the essential parts – which are mas’, pan and calypso – must maintain a dominant relevance; if not, carnival as a traditional cultural festival will take on a new character. The objectives of carnival...

Letter: 25 October 2016 Grenada referendum

August 4, 2016
Letter: 25 October 2016 Grenada referendum I would like to express deep concerns regarding the disenfranchisement of Grenada nationals / citizens residing outside Grenada not being allowed to participate in the up and coming referendum on the very important changes to the Grenada constitution.  There are thousands of...

Letter: The Sentinel: Proposed zipline over Grenada's capital city

August 3, 2016
Letter: The Sentinel: Proposed zipline over Grenada's capital city The current news that is about to hit the headlines/wave lines, is that the cabinet of Grenada has given approval (in principle) to a foreign developer, who wants to “string” a zipline over and across the historic Grenada capital of St George stretching from Mt Weldale to Fort George...

Open letter to the government of Grenada

August 2, 2016
Carnival is just around the corner, with the usual feverish preparations: Monarch shows are in full swing, and the Children’s Carnival Frolic, Panorama and the big parades are not far behind. Vast amounts of energy and imagination – and not least money...

CDB approves grant to support environmental sustainability in Grenada

August 1, 2016
CDB approves grant to support environmental sustainability in Grenada BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has approved a grant to the Grenada Development Bank (GDB), for the creation of an environmental management system (EMS) to better help the organisation manage environmental and social risks. GDB invests in...

Grenada Day celebrations in Florida and Brooklyn were monumental

August 1, 2016
Grenada Day celebrations in Florida and Brooklyn were monumental NEW YORK, USA -- The first Grenada Day celebration in Lauderhill, Florida, evoked a great response. The performances were euphoric, which matched the mood of the legendary performers and masters of the calypso and soca art form. It had incredible feats of creativity and...

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