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Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage

October 23, 2014
Letter: Grenada government accused of sabotage The NNP government of Keith C. Mitchell has been accused of sabotaging the “Eagles Eye Radio Morning Show” and the “People’s Court Afternoon Show” hosted by radio personality and talk show host Mr Kem Jones. It is very obvious that since Mr Jones joined forces with the leader of the...

Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform

October 22, 2014
Letter: The ebb and flow of constitutional reform As a lay person, the writer thinks that a country’s constitution should, for the most part, reflect social and cultural values with due consideration to preserving minority sub-cultures. Colonial constitutional doctrine sought to preserve the culture of the conquering nation, introducing and inculcating...

OECS to take harmonised approach to managing chikungunya and Ebola

October 21, 2014
OECS to take harmonised approach to managing chikungunya and Ebola KINGSTOWN, St Vincent -- The first Council of Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) health ministers meeting held on last Thursday in Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines, identified chikungunya and Ebola as the most urgent public health priorities facing the region at this time.

Trinidad minister advances discussions on southern Caribbean cruise initiative

October 21, 2014
Trinidad minister advances discussions on southern Caribbean cruise initiative PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad -- Senator Gerald Hadeed, Trinidad and Tobago’s minister of tourism, attended the Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Conference and Trade Show in St Maarten from October 6-8, 2014, to hold high level talks with ministers of tourism of Grenada, St Lucia and...

Commentary: Law and Politics: More chaos and confusion

October 21, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: More chaos and confusion The public gathering that was held by the constitution reformation committee at the Trade Centre in Grand Anse last week Wednesday attracted a very loud and agitated crowd in attendance. The intention of the meeting was for the increase of the number of issues to be placed as guidelines on the...

Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya'

October 21, 2014
Letter: Grenadians suffering from 'lazygunya' Terry Forrester, public relations officer of the New National Party (NNP) and chairman of the National Water and Sewage Authority (NAWASA) has disrespected the hardworking people of Grenada when he said that they are suffering from 'lazygunya’. His comments were made as a result of the...

Grenada claims decline in chikungunya cases

October 18, 2014
Grenada claims decline in chikungunya cases ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At a time when other Caribbean countries are reporting increases, according to a statement this week by the ministry of health, the number of chikungunya cases in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique has declined. However, this assertion has been disputed by...

Commentary: No heroes on October 19, 1983

October 18, 2014
Commentary: No heroes on October 19, 1983 Mr Arley Gill wrote an article (Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry, October 15, 2014). However, although I do not support the American Thanksgiving Holiday in Grenada on October 25, I think Mr Gill is trying to promote something that was/is not good for the majority of Grenadians.

Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak

October 17, 2014
Letter: Grenadians slam government response to the chikungunya virus outbreak Grenada’s minister of health, Clarice Corwin Modeste, and her government are facing criticism from the Grenadian public for her mismanagement of the spread of the chikungunya infection. Hundreds of citizens are displaying full blown illnesses, and have chided the Keith Mitchell NNP...

St Lucia imposes travel restriction for Ebola countries; Grenada calls for OECS action

October 16, 2014
St Lucia imposes travel restriction for Ebola countries; Grenada calls for OECS action CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The government of Saint Lucia has imposed with immediate effect a prohibition on persons from Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone who wish to travel to the island. All visitors from the three countries will be denied entry into Saint Lucia until further notice.

Commentary: The tragic fate of Jacqueline Creft

October 16, 2014
Commentary: The tragic fate of Jacqueline Creft Jacqueline Creft could not believe that her own comrades were going to execute her and other leaders of the revolution, including Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, Unison Whiteman, co-founder with Bishop of the New JEWEL Movement, the party that led the revolution, and Norris Bain, minister of housing...

Letter: Grenada Heroes Day

October 16, 2014
Letter: Grenada Heroes Day I write in response to Arley Gill's call for a Heroes Day. Of course we need a Heroes Day! Let's get rid of Whit Monday, which has no meaning for Grenadians (church leaders, just shut up), to make space for Heroes Day. But not for the sort of "heroes" that leftist Arley Gill has in mind.

Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity

October 16, 2014
Three Grenadians to run their first ever New York marathon for charity ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenadians Jerry Bascombe, Dennis Mason and Anderson Simon will have the experience of a lifetime when they take part in the TCS New York Marathon on Sunday, November 2, 2014. They will navigate the 26.2 mile run, through five boroughs and over five bridges.

Commentary: Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry

October 15, 2014
Commentary: Grenada needs a National Heroes Day not American mimicry October 25 will be another holiday to commemorate “Thanksgiving Day” in Grenada. In an October 2 Caribupdate Weekly editorial, the editor put forward sound reasons why Grenadians should give thanks. The editor cited our gratitude for surviving natural disasters that have occurred in the month of September.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are we heading - and how soon?

October 14, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are we heading - and how soon? We are moving speedily towards the two years dateline since the government in total control of the nation’s affairs gained power – and the question posed above is crying out for an answer. Despite the many promises, and projects, and development schemes that were put out to the electorate...

Grenada opposition activist warned by police for harassment

October 10, 2014
Grenada opposition activist warned by police for harassment ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Police in Grenada have warned an opposition activist and National Democratic Congress (NDC) talk show host against harassment. Sources said police called in Kem Jones after they received a number of complaints from onlookers who had witnessed...

Pure Grenada Nutmeg-Spice Festival launched in Grenada

October 9, 2014
Pure Grenada Nutmeg-Spice Festival launched in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) recently announced the launch of the second Pure Grenada Nutmeg and Spice Festival, a nationwide celebration of agricultural, culinary and artistic history of the ‘Isle of Spice”. This festival, one of the unique...

Grenada focuses on increasing visitors to Carriacou and Petite Martinique

October 8, 2014
Grenada focuses on increasing visitors to Carriacou and Petite Martinique ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) recently sent a survey team to Carriacou and Petite Martinique headed by CEO Rudy Grant in anticipation of the launch of the Staycation Promotion. The promotion encourages Grenadians to travel to Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: In jeopardy!

October 8, 2014
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: In jeopardy! Chairman of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee, Dr Francis Alexis QC, gave notice that a national consultation will be held on 15th October 2014 on the way forward towards the referendum for constitutional reform in Grenada. This awkward decision may have been arrived at due to...

Commentary: Law and Politics: A tribute to Carol W. Bristol QC

October 7, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: A tribute to Carol W. Bristol QC The heights of great men reached and kept, were not attained by sudden flight – but they, while their companions slept, were upward toiling through the nights. The day I got the sad news that my buddy and colleague – Carol Bristol QC – had passed on to the great beyond, the above quotation came back...

Letter: The constitutional reform process in Grenada

October 7, 2014
Letter: The constitutional reform process in Grenada The following are my views on what constitution reform for Grenada in 2014 should be. First, I believe that the current process is anti democratic and illegal because whereas the constitution by which this country is governed never involved the people or citizens of Grenada in its making...

Caribbean leaders warn of 'real, ruinous' impacts of climate change

October 1, 2014
Caribbean leaders warn of 'real, ruinous' impacts of climate change NEW YORK, USA -- Spotlighting the “gathering and intensifying threat of global climate change” leaders from Caribbean Islands on Monday warned the United Nations General Assembly that indifference, narrow interests and electoral cowardice threaten to squander “our only real chance to save the planet.”

Commentary: A Grenadian patriot who is 'top of the world'

October 1, 2014
Commentary: A Grenadian patriot who is 'top of the world' There are several outstanding Grenadians, from all walks of life, who have contributed immeasurably to the development of Grenada in one way or the other throughout the years. Often times, these persons’ contributions largely go unnoticed; or if any notice is paid at all, frequently it is when they are...

Commentary: Law and Politics: What next to celebrate!

September 30, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: What next to celebrate! The 30 years of age of the NNP since its formation in the 1980s have now gone by without too much fanfare by the controllers on the occasion last month. We know that they did have two special achievements – in that they won ALL 15 seats in our general elections on two occasions; and who knows...

Letter: Keith C. Mitchell's desire over his ministers is to startle and to provoke

September 30, 2014
Letter: Keith C. Mitchell's desire over his ministers is to startle and to provoke It is high time that the Mitchell NNP government party should openly acknowledge in the face of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, and the whole world, publish their views, their aims, their tendencies and meet the nursery tale of the spectre of communism with a manifesto of the party itself once and for all.

Commentary: Gimmicky events: Media boycott of some companies needed

September 29, 2014
Commentary: Gimmicky events: Media boycott of some companies needed One of the lessons for me, observing the disturbances in the United States in Ferguson, Missouri, sparked by the police shooting death of Michael Brown, is how much public and private sector organizations inadvertently hurt their businesses by not having a public relations person or department.

Letter: Carriacou MPA in shambles

September 29, 2014
Letter: Carriacou MPA in shambles Numerous complaints by yacht and boating enthusiasts about conditions in the Carriacou Marine Protected Area (MPA), perked the writer’s curiosity. Upon investigation and a phone call to a former chairman of Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area, it became apparent that...

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