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IRS conducts financial investigative techniques course on Grenada

May 27, 2017
IRS conducts financial investigative techniques course on Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The US Department of the Treasury’s Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – Criminal Investigation hosted a financial investigative techniques workshop in Grenada from May 22-26 to assist police and financial intelligence units from across the Eastern Caribbean...

Letter: Kudos to cancer specialist Dr Trevor Layne for wanting to transform Grenada's health care catastrophe

May 26, 2017
Letter: Kudos to cancer specialist Dr Trevor Layne for wanting to transform Grenada's health care catastrophe Grenada’s famed oncologist and hematologist, Dr Trevor Layne, who has political ambition and aspirations, and is hoping to throw his hat in the political arena in 2023, is not alone in the sentiment that nationalism is not delivering its full potential to the citizens of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique.

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Grenada must not be repeated in Venezuela

May 25, 2017
Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Grenada must not be repeated in Venezuela Like everyone else, heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) believe the ancient adage ‘once bitten, twice shy!’ Back in 1983, they largely supported the US invasion of Grenada in the name of a so-called ‘rescue mission’.

Commentary: Commonsense is better than intellectual debate to discuss Grenada's heritage

May 25, 2017
Commentary: Commonsense is better than intellectual debate to discuss Grenada's heritage I personally believe that commonsense debate is better than intellectual debate to solve Grenada’s social and political problems. Unfortunately, some Grenadians are relying on intellectuals to find the solutions, rather than using their commonsense. However, I think that they are putting their...

Grenada wins 13th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show in London

May 24, 2017
Grenada wins 13th gold medal at Chelsea Flower Show in London LONDON, England -- The Grenada exhibit at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2017 entitled ‘Historical Botanical Gardens - Pure Grenada’ has won a highly coveted gold medal. This brings the number of gold medals awarded to Grenada to 13 over 19 years of exhibiting at the show, with three being awarded...

OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting

May 23, 2017
OECS foreign ministers conclude third Council meeting BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- OECS ministers of foreign affairs concluded a successful meeting of the Council of Ministers - Foreign Affairs (COMFA) on May 17, 2017, in Barbados, under the chairmanship of Charles Fernandez, minister for foreign affairs, international trade and immigration...

Commentary: National Heritage Committee erred

May 16, 2017
Commentary: National Heritage Committee erred Those who have initiated this reenactment need to look at it again because it is clearly something we should not be promoting. Those were the comments of Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, on the recent staging at River Antoine in St Patrick of an event reenacting slave life on a sugar estate in Grenada.

Letter: Rethinking cultural heritage - opportunities for re-imagining Caribbean history in the 21st century

May 15, 2017
Letter: Rethinking cultural heritage - opportunities for re-imagining Caribbean history in the 21st century The International Council on Monuments and Sites defines Cultural Heritage as “an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed...

Letter: The Sentinel: Black skin white masks

May 13, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: Black skin white masks The caption of this Sentinel article is borrowed from the book of the same title, written by Frantz Fanon and published in 1952, which has sold over one million English language copies and translated into twenty-five languages.  Frantz Fanon was a Martiniquan medical doctor who specialized in...

Arbitration claim filed against Grenada government over repurchase of Grenlec shares

May 11, 2017
Arbitration claim filed against Grenada government over repurchase of Grenlec shares ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- On May 5, Grenada Private Power Limited (GPP), a 50 percent shareholder of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (Grenlec), along with GPP’s parent company WRB Enterprises Inc. (WRB), filed a request for arbitration with the World Bank’s International Centre for Settlement of...

Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Europe and US dodging demands for slavery reparations

May 11, 2017
Commentary: Chronicles of a Chronic Caribbean Chronicler: Europe and US dodging demands for slavery reparations The recent furor in Grenada over whether slave history has a role in tourism promotion is an important development that fits smack in the middle of the ongoing Caribbean discussion on reparations from Europe for slavery and native genocide. Today, over 180 years after abolition, descendants of...

Letter: Grenada's police officers need ethics and discipline

May 10, 2017
Letter: Grenada's police officers need ethics and discipline In Grenada, the innocents are convicted far more frequently than those who operate the system dare to believe. One primary purpose of Grenada’s civil rights laws is to protect citizens from abuses by government, including police misconduct. Although police officers generally have some powers...

Major OECS climate change initiative launched in Grenada

May 9, 2017
Major OECS climate change initiative launched in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The official launch of the iLAND Resilience awareness initiative was held in Grenada amidst a week of events organised by the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission to advance sustainable development and climate change priorities.

Grenada focuses on German travel market growth

May 9, 2017
Grenada focuses on German travel market growth ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Grenada is experiencing year on year growth in the German market and the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) is seeking more opportunities to increase its market share. In April, CEO of the GTA, Patricia Maher, visited Germany to meet with travel agents, tour operators and...

Letter: Lessons from St Lucia and Grenada for Argyle International Airport

May 9, 2017
Letter: Lessons from St Lucia and Grenada for Argyle International Airport There is no better evidence that Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the island of St. Vincent (SVI) will fail to meet its visitor expectations because there was no compelling reason, apart from electoral politics, for its construction than a side-by-side comparison of international tourism and allied...

Barbados monitoring increased Kick 'em Jenny activity

May 3, 2017
Barbados monitoring increased Kick 'em Jenny activity BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (BGIS) -- Disaster emergency officials in Barbados are currently monitoring increased activity, recorded since Saturday, at the Kick ‘em Jenny underwater volcano near Grenada. Director of the Department of Emergency Management (DEM), Kerry Hinds, gave an...

IMF to assist with pension reform in Grenada

May 2, 2017
IMF to assist with pension reform in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada (GIS) -- The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has promised to assist the Grenada government with pension reform. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell made this disclosure during a news conference on Thursday following his meeting with Tao Zhang, vice president...

Grenada PM walks back foreign minister's 'inappropriate' comments on Venezuela

May 1, 2017
Grenada PM walks back foreign minister's 'inappropriate' comments on Venezuela ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell confirmed during a post cabinet news briefing on Thursday that foreign affairs minister Elvin Nimrod has admitted to inappropriate language during a recent public comment on Grenada’s relationship with Venezuela.

Grenada police arrest attorney at slavery reenactment event

April 29, 2017
Grenada police arrest attorney at slavery reenactment event ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- An attorney who wrote a widely circulated article opposing the staging of an event reenacting slave life on a Grenada sugar estate was arrested by police on Thursday where the event was being held under the auspices of Grenada’s ministry of tourism.

Country needs assessment missions held in nine OECS member states

April 29, 2017
Country needs assessment missions held in nine OECS member states CASTRIES, St Lucia -- In preparation for the implementation of country poverty assessments (CPAs) in member states, the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission conducted nine country needs assessment (CNA) missions to determine eligible areas for targeted support.

Commentary: One hundred days of a chaotic presidency

April 29, 2017
Commentary: One hundred days of a chaotic presidency “In the first 100 days my government is going to do...” How many times have we heard that from politicians all over the world? We, in the Caribbean, may be more familiar with the first 90 days (three months), as a benchmark politicians use to get their government going. Now, how realistic is that promise...

Letter: The Sentinel: The continued 'uglification' of urban St George

April 29, 2017
Letter: The Sentinel: The continued 'uglification' of urban St George In days of yore, when Grenada had local government, which was administered by district boards in every town, St George’s as the capital had the distinction of having a mayor as its chief executive officer. That was before Grenada had its political independence in 1974, when we were still a colony.

Vexit: Venezuela to quit OAS

April 28, 2017
Vexit: Venezuela to quit OAS WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the same day that a majority of member countries of the Organization of American States (OAS) approved a resolution to convene a meeting of ministers of foreign affairs of the region to consider the situation facing Venezuela, the South American country said...

Grenada court rules against liquidator

April 27, 2017
Grenada court rules against liquidator ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- By way of judgment dated April 13, 2017, in the matter of Bank Crozier Limited (in liquidation) [through Garvey Louison, liquidator] and RBTT Bank Grenada Limited, Madame Justice Gilford ruled that: 1. The claim is struck out for failure to comply with the order of the Master.

Commentary: Slave life should never be reenacted

April 27, 2017
Commentary: Slave life should never be reenacted It cannot be true that the National Heritage Committee is planning to launch an event meant to imitate the arrival and life on the slave estates of Grenada. The chairperson of the National Heritage Committee is quoted that she hopes this concept or imitating slave life will be a permanent part of...

Open appeal for amendment to the Pensions Act 1990 in Grenada

April 26, 2017
Considering that receipt of pensions is a constitutional entitlement for retired government officers; Considering that pensions, as a reduced income due to age, health and invalidity challenges, provide for social and economic welfare; Considering that increases in pensions...

Letter: The moral character of Grenada's society has deteriorated

April 24, 2017
Letter: The moral character of Grenada's society has deteriorated Two years ago, an innocent child was allegedly raped by a 22-year-old (now 24) man, Kim Smart from St Agnes in St David’s, who was acquitted of the rape charge by a jury after two years of legal wrangling. When does the madness stop? If Smart is not guilty, who is guilty of this sexual...

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