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CARICOM chair welcomes US-Cuba rapprochement

December 19, 2014
ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- Chairman of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and prime minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, has welcomed the historic decision announced on Wednesday by US President Barack Obama to ease restrictions on the movement of people...

Commentary: Oil takes a nose dive - why? What does it mean?

December 18, 2014
Commentary: Oil takes a nose dive - why? What does it mean? Oil is a life-blood for industry and manufacturing, be it for fuel, plastics and the diverse products made from them. Of these the one uppermost in people's minds is oil as an energy source, be it for vehicles, planes or electricity generation.  The recent period of several years of high oil prices...

Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong!

December 18, 2014
Letter: PM Tillman Thomas was right while PM Keith Mitchell is dead wrong! When the idea about joining the Hugo Chavez controversial ALBA group was first presented to the people of Grenada, former PM Tillman Thomas held the view that the details of the ALBA manifesto must first be fully explained to the Grenadian people. Following that dialogue with the people, a referendum...

Grenada PM hails a new chapter of integration through ALBA

December 17, 2014
Grenada PM hails a new chapter of integration through ALBA ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says a new chapter in hemispheric integration has begun with the final two independent Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries becoming full members of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of...

Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean

December 17, 2014
Youth organisations agree to establish Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs for Caribbean BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- Youth entrepreneurship organisations from thirteen Commonwealth countries across the Caribbean and including Canada have agreed to form a regional alliance of young entrepreneurs. The group will be called the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs...

Letter: Keith Mitchell and the voice of Satan in Grenada's parliament

December 17, 2014
Letter: Keith Mitchell and the voice of Satan in Grenada's parliament Soon after visiting Pope Francis at the Vatican with his mother, wife and adopted son, Prime Minister Keith Mitchell appointed an atheist in the person of Chester Arlington Humphrey president of the senate, Grenada's upper house of parliament. If one is to genuinely believe in the Catholic faith...

Letter: A stain upon Keith C. Mitchell's leadership

December 16, 2014
Letter: A stain upon Keith C. Mitchell's leadership Supporters of Keith Mitchell’s NNP government keep dwelling on the fact that they received or won all 15 seats in the last general election. Let me set the record clear on this: The NNP won because they deceived the Grenadian voters and the public. The most important issues like the promise...

Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA

December 15, 2014
Grenada and St Kitts-Nevis become full members of ALBA HAVANA, Cuba -- Grenada and St Kitts and Nevis were expected to be accepted as a full member of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of the Americas (ALBA) at the summit of the alliance on Sunday in Havana, Cuba. Grenada's Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell is participating in the summit.

IMF approves US$2.9 million disbursement to Grenada

December 15, 2014
IMF approves US$2.9 million disbursement to Grenada WASHINGTON, USA -- The executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) on Friday completed the first review of Grenada’s economic performance under a three-year program supported by an arrangement under the extended credit facility (ECF). The completion of the review enables...

Commentary: Caribbean telecommunications: Where did we go wrong? Part II

December 15, 2014
Commentary: Caribbean telecommunications: Where did we go wrong? Part II The OECS ministers responsible for telecommunications finally met in St. Lucia to discuss the acquisition of Columbus International by Cable and Wireless Communications. They emerged from the meeting with two lame strategies: 1. To find some way to stop the acquisition by way of legislation; and...

Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US

December 13, 2014
Caribbean banks urge regional governments to sign FATCA agreements with US CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB) has strongly urged governments in the region, which have not yet completed the process towards a signed intergovernmental agreement (IGA) under the US Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act (FATCA) with the US to do so speedily.

US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund

December 13, 2014
US$10 million set aside for eighth cycle of CDB's Basic Needs Trust Fund BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The board of directors of the Caribbean Development Bank has approved US$10 million from the Special Development Fund for the eightth cycle of the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF 8). This decision was made at the 264th meeting of the Board, held on Thursday in Barbados.

Lupa takes line honours in RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada

December 12, 2014
Lupa takes line honours in RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- It was a tired but elated crew on Lupa of London, Jeremy Pilkington's British Baltic 78, that crossed the finish line of the inaugural 2014 RORC Transatlantic Race, off Quarantine Point, Grenada on Thursday at 11:38:55 UTC. As they sealed their line honours win and secured the...

Grenada PM loses again in civil lawsuit over newspaper liquidation

December 11, 2014
Grenada PM loses again in civil lawsuit over newspaper liquidation ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Attorneys representing Prime Minister Keith Mitchell in a civil appeal before the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal at its sitting in St George's, Grenada, on Monday decided to withdraw their applications. Local attorneys Subrita Khan and Vanessa Francis-Banfield filed two applications.

Letter: Grenada PM needs to clear the air on Peter David's appointment to the senate

December 11, 2014
Letter: Grenada PM needs to clear the air on Peter David's appointment to the senate Huge questions looms over the Grenada Senate, as the nation seeks answers from past statements made by Dr Mitchell while addressing the national parliament a few years ago. Peter David, a former parliamentary representative for the town of St George, according to Dr Mitchell was accused of...

No monopoly of telecom market, say OECS ministers

December 10, 2014
No monopoly of telecom market, say OECS ministers CASTRIES, St Lucia -- Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) telecommunications ministers have taken a decision to prevent the return to a telecommunications monopoly following a proposed merger between Cable and Wireless Communications and Columbus Communications International.

Commentary: Where did we go wrong?

December 10, 2014
Commentary: Where did we go wrong? Several Caribbean governments have not yet taken a position, at least not publicly, on the acquisition agreement by Cable and Wireless Communications (CWC) of Columbus International. Nor has the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) seen fit to guide the members of the Community on its thinking.

Commentary: Law and Politics: We can only wait for results

December 9, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: We can only wait for results Now that we have the new ministers in place – and the government has also managed to put two former opposition politicians in the Upper House or Senate – we can only wait to see where we heading and how soon we will be getting wherever. And whatever the results may be, the political mood ...

Commentary: The View from Europe: Buying Caribbean passports

December 9, 2014
Commentary: The View from Europe: Buying Caribbean passports The news that all citizens of St Kitts-Nevis wishing to travel to Canada will from now on require a visa, and that subsequently the St Kitts governments announced it is to recall a number of passports, ought to cause pause for thought across the region about economically valuable, but reputationally risky...

Letter: Jude Bernard is seeking recognition by attacking Dr Mitchell

December 9, 2014
Letter: Jude Bernard is seeking recognition by attacking Dr Mitchell I find it very disgusting the way Jude Bernard went out of his way to try to belittle Prime Minister, Dr The Right Hon. Keith Mitchell on a weekly TV current affairs programme on Monday, November 17, 2014. His outburst, to my mind, shows huge disrespect, not only for the office of Prime Minister...

Grenada politician required to remove Facebook post

December 8, 2014
Grenada politician required to remove Facebook post ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A politician in Grenada has been required by attorneys acting for former New York consul general Derrick James to remove a posting on Facebook that claimed that James was discovered by US Customs and Border Protection to be in possession of...

Letter: Grenada's proposed constitutional coup d'etat

December 8, 2014
Letter: Grenada's proposed constitutional coup d'etat Within the state of Grenada much stir is being made at certain levels for a “constitutional reform” whereas in effect what is occurring is a proposed superficial alteration in the form of amendments to an already “illegal” and malfunctioning, neocolonialist, bourgeois, bureaucratic and parasitic...

Commentary: Some interesting news about Grenada and Grenadians I was delighted to hear

December 6, 2014
Commentary: Some interesting news about Grenada and Grenadians I was delighted to hear By browsing through the internet looking for the latest news local and international, I came across some very interesting news in terms of music entertainment, sports, business investment and politics about Grenada and Grenadians that I am delighted to hear about and I am sure the good news will...

Commentary: The stench of political opportunism hangs over St George's

December 4, 2014
Commentary: The stench of political opportunism hangs over St George's When Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell addressed the nation last week, his PR handlers sought to give the nation the impression that it would be a speech sin precedent, game changing maybe! The reality is that the occasion was used to sell the nation a menu of changes in his government.

Letter: Tillman Thomas deserves to be treated better

December 4, 2014
Letter: Tillman Thomas deserves to be treated better This much is clear, the removal of Tillman Thomas from the Constitutional Advisory Committee by the hierarchy of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) political party signals another rift within that organization. At the risk of excessive generalization – because there are independent thinkers...

Commentary: Law and Politics: New ministers and higher budget

December 2, 2014
Commentary: Law and Politics: New ministers and higher budget The controllers of the people’s business in parliament and the country as a whole have made some bold and very strange moves and decisions in the nation’s affairs that will have some serious outcomes and unusual effects in the months and years ahead. True enough, the government has absolute control...

Letter: Extortion and piracy at SIOBMPA - manager missing in action

December 2, 2014
Letter: Extortion and piracy at SIOBMPA - manager missing in action An urgent call on a marine band radio, monitored by a HAM radio operator, reported that two women and a man in a locally made open boat, seine fishing only meters from the Sandy Island shoreline (inside the Sandy Island Oyster Bed Marine Protected Area, SIOBMPA) were demanding $3,000 from a yacht.

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