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RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours

December 7, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Leopard 3 set to take monohull line honours PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The trade winds are back to normal, accelerating the speed of the yachts racing in the RORC Transatlantic Race. Mike Slade's Leopard is set to take Monohull Line Honours on Wednesday. Campagne de France holds a big lead in the Class40 Division, and several yachts...

National award for research project tackling domestic abuse in the Caribbean

December 6, 2016
National award for research project tackling domestic abuse in the Caribbean ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- A research project that is helping women in the Caribbean who are most vulnerable to being abused in the home has won a prestigious national award. None In Three, a project led by Professor Adele Jones at the University of Huddersfield and working...

Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities

December 6, 2016
Commonwealth offers plan to stave off 'time bomb' of government liabilities LONDON, England -- Governments could be hit by huge unexpected pay-outs if steps are not taken to manage hidden liabilities in unfunded pensions, loan guarantees, disaster relief and other contingencies. This is the stark warning in a recent Commonwealth report, offering countries...

Letter: Does Grenlec really care about our environment or community relations?

December 6, 2016
Letter: Does Grenlec really care about our environment or community relations? I am writing as a Grenadian citizen who is fed-up with what I regard as Grenlec’s (the electricity monopoly supplier in Grenada) total disregard for the environment in terms carbon footprint and community safety. You may recall how this company was quick to defend its monopoly position.

Commentary: Grenada's referendum on constitutional reform: The way forward

December 5, 2016
Commentary: Grenada's referendum on constitutional reform: The way forward On November 24, 2016, Grenadians were afforded the opportunity to vote on seven bills in the first ever referendum on constitutional reform to be held in that country. Of the 71,241 registered voters, a mere 32.4% or just over 21,000 persons voted. The outcome was an overwhelming...

Letter: Why NNP supporters failed to support Grenada referendum

December 5, 2016
Letter: Why NNP supporters failed to support Grenada referendum It was obvious on referendum day, the NNP support base failed to show up at the polls to give support to the government initiative. This has left a bitter taste in the mouth of Dr Mitchell and his administration, as they now try to decipher what had really went wrong. The embarrassing results of the...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 8: Phaedo3 victorious PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has taken Multihull Line Honours in the RORC Transatlantic Race for the second year running. The American MOD70 completed the course in 6 days 13 hours 39 minutes and 55 seconds. Although the team was...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati

December 5, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 9: Welcome for Maserati PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- The Italian MOD70, Maserati has finished the RORC Transatlantic Race; Phaedo3 has been declared the winner of the Multihull Trophy and Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard is on the hunt for the monohull record. Giovanni Soldini's Maserati crossed the finish line on...

UK threatens to cut Commonwealth funding

December 3, 2016
UK threatens to cut Commonwealth funding LONDON, England -- Just weeks after British Prime Minister Theresa May called on Dominica-born Baroness Patricia Scotland, the Commonwealth secretary general, to answer allegations of profligate spending, a new UK government report has warned that the Commonwealth Secretariat...

Rainy week in Eastern Caribbean causes property, infrastructure damage

December 3, 2016
Rainy week in Eastern Caribbean causes property, infrastructure damage BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CEDEMA), through its national disaster coordinators on the ground, has provided this summary of conditions in affected member states during this week’s tropical disturbance, which brought heavy...

Commentary: Selflessness, generosity symbolize Fidel and Cuba

December 3, 2016
Commentary: Selflessness, generosity symbolize Fidel and Cuba Fidel Castro Ruz. The greatest revolutionary that ever lived is no more. His life was one of exemplary human sacrifice for the advancement of the human race. Now, if you listen and looked at the American media over the last week or so, one will take away the impression that Fidel was...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land

December 3, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 7: Phaedo prepares to land PORT LOUIS, Grenada -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 is flying towards Grenada's Camper & Nicholsons Port Louis Marina and expected to touch down on Saturday. Mike Slade's Maxi 100 Leopard 3 is racing against the clock in an assault on the race record.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain

December 2, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 6: Joy and Pain MID-ATLANTIC -- Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3 has less than 1,000 miles to go to Camper & Nicholson's Port Louis Marina, Grenada. In the IRC fleet, Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 is ahead on the water and estimated to be leading the race after IRC time correction for the...

First referendum since independence is cause for celebration, says Grenada PM

December 1, 2016
First referendum since independence is cause for celebration, says Grenada PM ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell says the country should be celebrating the fact that a referendum on the constitution has been held for the first time since independence was attained in 1974. Mitchell was speaking in the wake of opposition...

Commentary: Grenada stands tall!

December 1, 2016
Commentary: Grenada stands tall! From my first day of representing St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) at international meetings, I was terribly disappointed at the performance of the entire English-speaking Caribbean! Some of what I have observed and which continues is so dastardly that I will not recall them here.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat

December 1, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 5: Phaedo3 in the driving seat MID-ATLANTIC -- On Day 5 of the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada, Lloyd Thornburg's Phaedo3 is approaching the halfway point in the race, well ahead of its Italian rivals, MOD70 Maserati, skippered by Giovanni Soldini. Mike Slade's Maxi, Leopard 3 has turned south, hoping to...

Sports Commentary: The Grenada Football Association is on a suicide mission

December 1, 2016
Sports Commentary: The Grenada Football Association is on a suicide mission The destruction of the very essence of association football in Grenada since it was formed in 1924 entered its preparatory stage on July 2, 2016, when 18 clubs voted to strip 30 of the 40 clubs of their direct voting right; their direct right to attend Grenada Football Association (GFA) meetings...

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 3: 670 miles of separation

November 29, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 3: 670 miles of separation CAPE VERDE ISLANDS -- By daybreak on the third day of the RORC Transatlantic Race, Lloyd Thornburg's American MOD70 Phaedo3, skippered by Brian Thompson was continuing to charge south, approaching the Cape Verde islands. Meanwhile, 670 miles to the north Giovanni Soldini's...

Commentary: The demons of the night!

November 28, 2016
Commentary: The demons of the night! November 24, 2016 was a chilly, wet and gloomy Fall day in the city of Toronto. And for me, I too was under the weather as I got up reflecting on my brother who I lost to liver cancer earlier in the year and whose birthday it was. You see, a day like this siphons out of you the drive to venture outside.

Ideal conditions for start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada

November 28, 2016
Ideal conditions for start of the RORC Transatlantic Race from Lanzarote to Grenada LANZAROTE, Canary Islands -- The third edition of the RORC Transatlantic Race started without a hitch in ideal conditions outside Marina Lanzarote. With a gentle breeze and slight sea state, it was a comfortable start to the 2,865 nautical mile ocean race to Grenada, West Indies.

RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 2

November 28, 2016
RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada: Race Report Day 2 TENERIFE, Canary Islands -- As dawn broke on the second day of the RORC Transatlantic Race to Grenada, the majority of the fleet were still to round Tenerife, the last mark of the course before the international racing fleet heads out into the open waters of the Atlantic. Land effects were...

OAS notes low voter turnout for Grenada referendum; Antigua-Barbuda to take different approach

November 26, 2016
OAS notes low voter turnout for Grenada referendum; Antigua-Barbuda to take different approach ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- The electoral delegation of the Organization of American States (OAS) observing Thursday's referendum on constitutional reform in Grenada noted that, while preliminary results indicated that none of the proposed reforms were approved, voter participation...

Grenadians reject constitutional reform in referendum vote

November 25, 2016
Grenadians reject constitutional reform in referendum vote ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- According to preliminary results published by the Parliamentary Elections Office, with 99 percent of polling stations reporting, Grenadians appear to have decisively rejected seven proposed constitutional amendments in a referendum on Thursday.

Grenada court denies application for injunction to stop constitutional referendum

November 24, 2016
Grenada court denies application for injunction to stop constitutional referendum ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- An attempt to stop Grenada’s first referendum since independence from taking place on Thursday has been dismissed. A high court judge on Tuesday refused an application by attorney Jimmy Bristol, acting on behalf of Valerie Thompson Duncan.

Commentary: Reagan, George Bush Senior and Junior, and Clinton created Donald Trump

November 23, 2016
Commentary: Reagan, George Bush Senior and Junior, and Clinton created Donald Trump For most people, globally, the big question is: Who created US newly elected President Donald Trump. However, I personally believe that former US presidents such as Ronald Reagan, George Bush Senior, Bill Clinton and George W. Bush Junior are the persons who created the...

Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean

November 22, 2016
Prince Harry begins whirlwind royal tour of Caribbean ST JOHN’S, Antigua (SKNIS) -- Prince Henry (Harry) of Wales touched down to a red carpet welcome on Sunday, November 20, at the VC Bird International Airport in Antigua aboard a British Airways commercial flight as he began his 15-day royal visit of several Caribbean countries...

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Voting with conscience

November 22, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: Voting with conscience “It is heartening to know that both the main opposition and the government are synchronized on the referendum approach.” This is the elated and celebrating tone of advocate and consultant for the current constitutional reform process, Sir Lawrence A. Joseph, as expressed in his...

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