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Grenadian activist group in New York ignored by ambassadors

June 30, 2015
Grenadian activist group in New York ignored by ambassadors NEW YORK, USA -- After declining an invitation two weeks ago to attend and address a town hall meeting in Brooklyn to address the reopening of Grenada's New York consulate, Grenada's US ambassador Dr Angus Friday will reportedly address an invitation-only meeting at the same location.

Commentary: The legal fraternity and calypso fraternity: Political divisions in Grenada

June 30, 2015
Commentary: The legal fraternity and calypso fraternity: Political divisions in Grenada It seems as though Lloyd Noel has taken a sabbatical and is resting quietly somewhere in Grenada. However, as he is relaxing somewhere and we are not hearing from him, a political melee is still going on in Grenada. As a matter of fact, all kinds of political melee. In the legal fraternity and in the build up...

Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade

June 30, 2015
Letter: Well done, Helen Grenade I am writing with reference to Helen Grenade's letter published on June 22, 2015. My main reason for doing so is because I noticed she was slated for her comments in another published letter days later. I have to say it was the content of that reactive publication that made me read Ms Grenade's letter.

Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes

June 30, 2015
Sports Commentary: Producing more Kirani-type athletes Kirani James continues to do us so proud! Moreover, I am pleased that the authorities – at every turn – do not allow his performances to go unnoticed. The prime minister, in his last national address, did so; as well as did minister of sport Emmalin Pierre, who has consistently applauded the efforts of Kirani.

Letter: Fiscal responsibility and the Grenada cabinet re-shuffle

June 29, 2015
Letter: Fiscal responsibility and the Grenada cabinet re-shuffle The Keith Mitchell-led NNP administration has been forced to accept a fiscal responsibility bill allegedly crafted by advisors from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) as part of the structural adjustment program (SAP). This bill will limit the discretionary spending of the minister of finance Keith Mitchell...

Grenada's unemployment falls

June 27, 2015
Grenada's unemployment falls ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada’s unemployment rate has fallen by 3.6 percent, the Central Statistical Division with the ministry of finance has announced. A labour survey done in October last year showed a drop in unemployment rate from 32.5 percent in 2013 to 28.9 percent in 2014. Officials also...

Public health policymaking to get new life with help from CARPHA

June 27, 2015
Public health policymaking to get new life with help from CARPHA ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A study conducted by one of the former regional health institutions found that governments generally lack the capacity to assess and use research to make health policy decisions. Furthermore, the type of research needed to inform health decisions in the region is not...

Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption

June 26, 2015
Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and help fight corruption. The Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean...

Letter: Offended

June 26, 2015
Letter: Offended I am moved to pen a few words following your publication of a letter by one Helen Grenade a couple days ago. I read your news site each day to keep abreast of what's happening in the region and I'm aware that you have a disclaimer on the site. However, sometimes you need to be more responsible.

Commentary: Grenada's Electricity Supply Act 2015

June 24, 2015
Commentary: Grenada's Electricity Supply Act 2015 What are the stated purposes of the proposed Electricity Supply Act? A. Reduction of the percentage of fossil fuel (diesel fired) generation with benefits of • reduced foreign exchange expenditure per unit of electricity produced • a reduction in the quantity of carbon dioxide gas originating from...

Grenada ambassador a no show at New York meeting

June 23, 2015
Grenada ambassador a no show at New York meeting NEW YORK, USA -- The newly formed non-political community based organization ‘Grenadians for Change’ held its first town hall meeting in Brooklyn, New York, last Wednesday, June 17. The meeting was described as a resounding success in spite of the fact that Grenada’s US Ambassador Angus Friday...

Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada

June 23, 2015
Caribbean anti-corruption commissions gather at Commonwealth conference in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Anti-corruption commissions from across the Caribbean are gathering in Grenada this week for a Commonwealth conference aimed at boosting regional cooperation and sharing innovations in the fight against graft. The first Commonwealth regional conference for heads of...

Grenada to benefit from US$1.5 million charitable donation by the Vatican

June 22, 2015
Grenada to benefit from US$1.5 million charitable donation by the Vatican ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada will be the beneficiary of a £1 million (US$1.587 million) charitable aid package from the Vatican. This was announced by Cardinal Renato Raffaele Martino, Grand Prior of the Constantinian Order and protodeacon of the Holy Roman Church, and inter-faith...

Letter: PM Mitchell needs to take a bold step towards reducing youth unemployment

June 22, 2015
Letter: PM Mitchell needs to take a bold step towards reducing youth unemployment There is another problem affecting our youths and some seniors, and what makes it dangerous is how easily our teenagers are becoming hooked on alcohol. Our young people are getting addicted much faster than we think. The power of addiction has been underestimated, and adolescents...

Letter: Go SWOT yourself

June 20, 2015
Letter: Go SWOT yourself As man continues to push back the frontiers of knowledge, leaders who belong to the Jurassic Park of history are being left behind to wallow in self-pity and chase their elusive legacy like a mongoose chasing a rat. Whether they acknowledge it or not, the crop of Caribbean leaders who were born...

Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist

June 19, 2015
Fifteen regional jurisdictions on EU tax haven blacklist BRUSSELS, Belgium -- A blacklist of the world’s 30 worst-offending tax havens, published on Wednesday by the European Commission, includes 15 countries and territories within the wider Caribbean. The list includes various well-known havens -- among them the Cayman Islands, British Virgin...

Grenada to host first conference of Commonwealth integrity commissions

June 18, 2015
Grenada to host first conference of Commonwealth integrity commissions ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada has been selected as the host country for the first conference of integrity commissions and anti-corruption bodies in the Commonwealth. Grenada’s Integrity Commission is playing host to the event from June 22 to 26. The purpose of the Conference is to discuss...

Eastern Caribbean Central Bank withdraws 1c and 2c coins

June 18, 2015
Eastern Caribbean Central Bank withdraws 1c and 2c coins BASSETERRE, St Kitts -- As of 1 July, the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) will no longer issue one cent and two cents coins to the commercial banks operating within the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU). Although the coins will no longer be issued, they will remain legal tender...

Letter: Those that forget the past have no future

June 17, 2015
Letter: Those that forget the past have no future Something about evil we must never forget, namely, that evil is recalcitrant and determined, and never voluntarily relinquishes its hold short of a persistent, almost fanatical resistance. Ref: Martin Luther King Jnr. The words of Prime Minister Ralph E. Gonsalves -- “I remain to do the work of Maurice Bishop”...

Letter: Line of march for the party

June 17, 2015
Letter: Line of march for the party Ralph E. Gonsalves, prime minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines said, "I am here to continue the work of Maurice Bishop." This which follows is a part of a speech by Maurice Bishop to his Central Committee; it lays out the work and strategy that Bishop and the party was going to apply and follow.

CIP requires 'coalition of the willing', says St Kitts-Nevis PM

June 16, 2015
CIP requires 'coalition of the willing', says St Kitts-Nevis PM BASSETERRE, St Kitts (SKNIS) -- The future of the Caribbean’s citizenship by investment programmes (CIP) is greater transparency and integrity, said St Kitts and Nevis Prime Minister Dr Timothy Harris as he addressed the inaugural Caribbean region citizenship by investment...

Grenadians continue to agitate for reopening of New York consulate

June 16, 2015
Grenadians continue to agitate for reopening of New York consulate NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians for Change, a non-political, non-partisan community based group, is continuing its efforts to mobilize Grenadian in New York and the Metropolitan areas to address the closure of the New York Consulate and its negative effects on the community. The group is calling all...

Almost 140 passengers on Jetblue's inaugural return flight from Grenada to New York

June 15, 2015
Almost 140 passengers on Jetblue's inaugural return flight from Grenada to New York ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- A smooth take off, a smooth landing and a 'comfy' flight in between these are the three ingredients of a great trip and are exactly what the nearly 140 passengers experienced on JetBlue's June 11 inaugural flight back to New York from Grenada. JetBlue Flight 950...

Letter: Tillman Thomas for FIFA president

June 15, 2015
Letter: Tillman Thomas for FIFA president Former prime minister of Grenada Tillman Thomas should be extremely proud of himself given the current corruption scandal that FIFA and many of its executive members including our own Jack Warner are allegedly involved in. Given his philosophy on the fundamental principles of accountability...

Grenada university collaborates with researchers to tackle vector borne infections

June 11, 2015
Grenada university collaborates with researchers to tackle vector borne infections ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- St George's University recently participated in a groundbreaking feasibility study for an infectious disease surveillance system conducted with a team of researchers and scientists in Grenada.  The objective of the study was to gather data to automate the collection...

Commentary: Project Grenada through the calypsonian's eyes

June 11, 2015
Commentary: Project Grenada through the calypsonian's eyes So often in a society, cultural performers articulate a vision and speak from the heart and soul of their people. Many times they are dismissed and not taken seriously. In Grenada’s case, the music of our calypsonians is appreciated and essentially has become folk songs. However, we need to...

Letter: Cupid grazes her shoulder

June 8, 2015
Letter: Cupid grazes her shoulder Imagine Cupid draws back his bow and sends his proverbial arrow through her shirt sleeve, grazing her arm and missing the centre of her heart by several inches. She would just laugh at that fool. I have a friend who lives in New York and he chooses the strangest times to come to Grenada. He would not...

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