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Letter: Grenada: New EMANI program returns to old ways!

April 27, 2015
Letter: Grenada: New EMANI program returns to old ways! The new EMANI program is aggressively perused and manipulated by the New National Party (NNP) as a political stunt to mobilize youth support and win votes, so as to ensure the NNP led by Dr Keith Mitchell remains in power for life. Any government program that worth its salt must be free of...

CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people

April 25, 2015
CARPHA and Mexico sign MOU to benefit 17 million Caribbean people MEXICO CITY, Mexico -- The Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) on Thursday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the ministry of health of the United Mexican States, through the Federal Commission for Protection from Sanitary Risks (COFEPRIS). The aim of the MoU...

Grenada police arrest seven Nepalese students arriving from St Lucia

April 24, 2015
Grenada police arrest seven Nepalese students arriving from St Lucia ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Seven Nepalese students, who were reported missing in Saint Lucia last weekend, were arrested by the Grenada police on Wednesday. The police reported that the students arrived in Grenada by boat from Saint Lucia. They were detained in police custody.

Bishoo and Gabriel in record last wicket stand for West Indies

April 23, 2015
Bishoo and Gabriel in record last wicket stand for West Indies ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Devendra Bishoo and Shannon Gabriel added a record last wicket stand as West Indies posted a respectable score on the second day of the second Test match at the Grenada National Stadium, on Wednesday. The pair came together with the home side on 247-9.

West Indies recover to188-5 on opening day of second Test against England in Grenada

April 22, 2015
West Indies recover to188-5 on opening day of second Test against England in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Marlon Samuels made a well-constructed 94 not out as West Indies staged a recovery on a rain-hit opening day of the second Test match against England at the Grenada National Stadium. The experienced right-hander has so far batted for four hours.

Grenada gears up for second Test between West Indies and England

April 21, 2015
Grenada gears up for second Test between West Indies and England ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The Grenada Tourism Authority welcomed the West Indies and England cricket teams on Saturday at the Maurice Bishop International Airport. The two teams will play the second test match of England’s tour of the West Indies at the Grenada National Stadium.

Commentary: Obama and Castro did what big men should do

April 20, 2015
Commentary: Obama and Castro did what big men should do For two nations that are only 90 miles apart, for over 50 years the relations between Cuba and the United States were characterized by hostility, nuclear missile threats, terrorism allegations, economic warfare and open hatred for each other. Now, after all of this, it was only a table with a vase of flowers...

West Indies name squad for second Test against England in Grenada

April 20, 2015
West Indies name squad for second Test against England in Grenada ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced a 14-member squad on Saturday for the second Test against England, starting on Tuesday at the Grenada National Stadium. Commenting, head coach Phil Simmons said he was pleased with the fight-back on the final day...

Letter: Grenadians demand the re-opening of New York consulate

April 18, 2015
Letter: Grenadians demand the re-opening of New York consulate Compared with other American cities, New York has the highest concentration of Grenadian citizens, yet Grenada has no consulate in New York to provide assistance with bureaucratic or any issues to the citizens. One of a primary jobs of a consulate is helping and protecting its citizens abroad.

Grenadians in New York voice concern over closure of consulate

April 17, 2015
Grenadians in New York voice concern over closure of consulate NEW YORK, USA -- Scores of Grenadians attended a meeting in New York on Tuesday night to voice their concerns regarding the closure of Grenada’s New York consulate office. The large Grenadian population in New York – estimated at more than 100,000 – has had consular services available to them locally...

Cat Power: Destruction of Grenada rain forest continues

April 17, 2015
Cat Power: Destruction of Grenada rain forest continues ST GEORGE, Grenada -- The destruction being created by the installation of a zip-line in the rainforest threatens to cut off access to one of Grenada’s main waterfalls and scar the environment. Several months ago, Rush Post published the story of the “Cat in the Waterfall”. At that time...

Commentary: Uniformity in the Royal Grenada Police Force

April 16, 2015
Commentary: Uniformity in the Royal Grenada Police Force Despite the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) servicing the citizens and visitors of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique reasonably well over the years, and must be highly commended for maintaining a low level of crime on the islands in comparison with others in the region, there is still...

Commentary: Law and Politics: So many issues on hold

April 14, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: So many issues on hold There was no doubting that the plans and programs presented by the New National Party leading up to the general elections in February 2013 were fully accepted by the voters in those elections when they returned a full NNP team to take charge of the nation’s affairs for the next five years.

Letter: Grenada, the hottest bed for tourism in the Caribbean

April 13, 2015
Letter: Grenada, the hottest bed for tourism in the Caribbean Grenada’s tourism Industry is unlike any other because, instead of a product, we are selling a place and all the beautiful things it has to offer. Tourism is a collection of different activities, services and industries that delivers travel experiences, including transportation, accommodation, establishments...

Grenada reaches restructuring agreement in principle with bondholders

April 10, 2015
Grenada reaches restructuring agreement in principle with bondholders ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The government of Grenada has reached an agreement in principle with the Steering Committee of Grenada Bondholders on the key financial terms that will apply to the forthcoming restructuring of its US and EC Dollar Bonds due 2025. The key financial terms...

Letter: Why Grenadians voted themselves into poverty and deprivation?

April 10, 2015
Letter: Why Grenadians voted themselves into poverty and deprivation? Two years and counting the electorate is unfortunately regretting the decisions that they have made. The NNP administration has failed the people and today the entire country is mired in corruption, unemployment and uncontrolled poverty. The overwhelming majority of the people are...

Letter: A young man from Carriacou who represents democratic values

April 9, 2015
Letter: A young man from Carriacou who represents democratic values Widely embraced and well known throughout the sister isles of Carriacou and Petit Martinique, Mr Tevin Ishmael Andrews, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) public relations officer (PRO) and overall Youth Arm chairman, who is also chair of the National Youth Arm, was nominated by...

Grenadian civil society CSME spokespersons deployed

April 4, 2015
Grenadian civil society CSME spokespersons deployed ST GEORGES, Grenada -- The ministry of foreign affairs / Caribbean Community (CARICOM) Secretariat CARICOM Single Market and Economy (CSME) capacity building programme in Grenada has culminated in the deployment of a CSME Speakers Bureau comprising 26 newly trained...

More Caribbean leaders appreciate link between technology and economic growth, says Grenada PM

April 3, 2015
More Caribbean leaders appreciate link between technology and economic growth, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says more Caribbean leaders are starting to appreciate the link between science and technology and economic growth. Mitchell is expected to take the recommendations from the just concluded Caribbean...

Caribbean urged to reverse decline in aquaculture at Grenada meeting

April 2, 2015
Caribbean urged to reverse decline in aquaculture at Grenada meeting ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CRFM) -- Fisheries officials who spoke at the 13th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum, held in St George’s, Grenada, earlier this week, highlighted the need for collective action by the 17 member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM).

Small foundations produce huge results for Grenada students

April 1, 2015
Small foundations produce huge results for Grenada students FORT LAUDERDALE, USA -- Large companies like Apple or Microsoft do it all the time; assembling truckloads of computers and donating them to a country or school system in need. But rarely do small foundations, or even startups, have the ability or gumption to execute something as extraordinary.

Commentary: Chronic crisis in state owned enterprises in Grenada

April 1, 2015
Commentary: Chronic crisis in state owned enterprises in Grenada A plethora of articles have appeared in Grenada’s weekly newspapers about the chronic crises that continue to plague state owned enterprises (SOEs) in the tri-island state. It was reported that a team from CARTAC submitted a report to the government from a mission that took place between...

Barbados hosts ICT training programme

March 31, 2015
Barbados hosts ICT training programme BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Export Development Agency (Caribbean Export) in collaboration with the Organization of American States (OAS) partnered with the Information and Communication Technology (CTIC) for the implementation of a training programme for ICT advisors.

Caribbean fisheries forum meets in Grenada

March 31, 2015
Caribbean fisheries forum meets in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (CRFM) -- Heads of national fisheries authorities from the 17 member states of the Caribbean Regional Fisheries Mechanism (CRFM), as well as observers and partner agencies, are attending the 13th meeting of the Caribbean Fisheries Forum in Grenada this week.

Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are the jobs increasing?

March 31, 2015
Commentary: Law and Politics: Where are the jobs increasing? I saw a report of a statement by a government official that employment has been on the increase, and the unemployment figure is now below 25 percent. If that report is accurate then our economic conditions are on the upward movement – and our people can feel comfortable. No details were given...

Letter: Forgiveness... forgiveness for what?

March 31, 2015
Letter: Forgiveness... forgiveness for what? In comparing the killing of Allende to Bishop, Gabriel Garcia Marquez writes: “The similarity is not diminished by the fact that one had been killed by a right wing force and the other by a force that claimed to be on the left. The day progressive forces justify with whatever arguments the use of the same...

CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba

March 28, 2015
CARICOM science delegation to visit Cuba ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A Caribbean Community (CARICOM) science delegation is to visit Cuba in an effort to strengthen technology links between the region and its Spanish speaking neighbour. The delegation will be headed by Professor Harold Ramkissoon, chairman of CARICOM Science...

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