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Caribbean weighs Brexit implications

June 25, 2016
Caribbean weighs Brexit implications GEORGETOWN, Guyana -- The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has begun responding to the news that Britain has voted to leave the European Union (EU). On Friday 52 percent of voters in a referendum in Britain opted out of remaining in the 28-member grouping.

USAID project boosts Grenada's resilience to climate change

June 24, 2016
USAID project boosts Grenada's resilience to climate change ST GEORGE'S, Grenada -- Grenada’s capacity to mitigate climate change risks stemming from storms, hurricanes, droughts and other extreme weather events has been enhanced by the five-year, $9.5 million Rallying the Region to Action on Climate Change (RRACC) project implemented by...

CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada

June 24, 2016
CDB launches US$15 million education project in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- At the J.W. Fletcher Catholic Secondary School in Grenada, 217 boys and girls have been making do with inadequate space. Teachers and students work together creatively to make the best of the eight classrooms, spread across two blocks.

Antigua-Barbuda faces economic citizen passport flaw

June 21, 2016
Antigua-Barbuda faces economic citizen passport flaw ST JOHN’S, Antigua -- In attempting to assert and/or defend the apparently false premise that one of its clients is a citizen of Antigua and Barbuda, a prominent London law firm may have instead opened a proverbial can of worms for the Caribbean country in relation to its passports.

Commentary: Poor Pure Grenada for its entrenched political partisanship

June 21, 2016
Commentary: Poor Pure Grenada for its entrenched political partisanship In the last week Grenada has been overtaken by news that Charles Liu, a commercial attaché appointed by the government of Grenada to the People’s Republic of China has been charged with civil securities violations by the US Securities and Exchange Commission. Liu is a major promoter...

New Caribbean shark sanctuaries boost regional protections

June 20, 2016
New Caribbean shark sanctuaries boost regional protections MAHO, St Maarten -- Sharks are safer across the Caribbean Sea with the announcement of four new shark sanctuaries in the region. Prime Minister William Marlin of St Maarten and Wayne Panton, minister of financial services, commerce, and environment for the Cayman Islands last week...

Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health

June 16, 2016
Letter: Keith, Bowen, Steele playing games with Grenlec-WRB, education, unemployment and health “Who want to play games let them play games.” This is one of the most favourite quotes of the prime minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell. I was of the opinion that this particular quote was directed at the main opposition NDC. However to my surprise this quote was mentioned in a speech...

Regional librarians and archivists participate in US government-sponsored program

June 15, 2016
Regional librarians and archivists participate in US government-sponsored program BRIDGETOWN, Barbados -- A group of librarians and archivists from Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean travelled to the United States as participants in a US Department of State International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) running from June 13 to July 1. The 21-day program is...

Commentary: Ending Grenlec's monopoly in Grenada

June 15, 2016
Commentary: Ending Grenlec's monopoly in Grenada Energy liberalization refers to the liberalization of energy markets, with specific reference to electricity generation markets. Liberalization, in this context, is aimed at bringing greater competition into electricity markets in the interest of creating more competitive markets and reductions in price.

Letter: When is a Grenadian citizen not a citizen?

June 13, 2016
Letter: When is a Grenadian citizen not a citizen? It was British Prime Minister Harold McMillan (Super Mac as he was known) that said: “Events, dear boy, events.” These words spring to mind whenever I encounter issues relating to services provided by people working in various government departments and the man/woman in...

Letter: Child rape cases on the rise in Grenada

June 10, 2016
Letter: Child rape cases on the rise in Grenada The American Psychiatric Association states that “Children cannot consent to sexual activity with adults” and condemns any such action by an adult as “a criminal and immoral act which never can be considered normal or socially acceptable behavior”. Grenada’s NNP government...

Grenada government expects no negative fallout from fraud charges against economic citizen

June 9, 2016
Grenada government expects no negative fallout from fraud charges against economic citizen ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- The government of Grenada said it does not expect any negative fallout from a what it described as a civil matter in the United States involving Charles Liu, a citizen of Grenada under Section 11 of the Citizen by Investment Act, because the matter has nothing...

Six Eastern Caribbean countries launch region's first coral reef report cards

June 9, 2016
Six Eastern Caribbean countries launch region's first coral reef report cards ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- On Wednesday, as the world celebrated World Ocean’s Day, six Eastern Caribbean countries marked their commitment to preserving the region’s extraordinary marine ecosystems by launching the first Eastern Caribbean coral reef report cards.

Letter: The Sentinel: Gouyave RC Church steeple - Our disappearing heritage

June 9, 2016
Letter: The Sentinel: Gouyave RC Church steeple - Our disappearing heritage The former St Peter’s Roman Catholic Church at the corner of St Francis and St Dominique’s streets in Gouyave was built around 1810, on the site of an older church, and its tower or steeple as it is called by Gouyavarians, has been a local landmark ever since, as it dominates the Gouyave skyline.

Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: No public debate

June 8, 2016
Commentary: Grenada Constitutional Reform: No public debate The Grenadian people have a strong desire and long quest for achieving constitutional identity and sovereignty, by means of their constituent power. They are focused on writing a constitution with their participation and input, and ultimately producing and ratifying a constitution that...

Commentary: It's not all about partisan politics

June 7, 2016
Commentary: It's not all about partisan politics “I gave him fair warning, when I stand to my feet and call to order, he is to be treated no different to any other member of this house.” That’s David Carter, Speaker of the House of Representatives in New Zealand as he ejected Prime Minister John Key from the house for disobeying his...

Grenada economic citizen charged with stealing investments in US cancer centre

June 6, 2016
Grenada economic citizen charged with stealing investments in US cancer centre WASHINGTON, USA -- The US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) on Thursday announced fraud charges and an asset freeze against an economic citizen of Grenada and his wife accused of misusing two-thirds of the money they raised from investors for the purpose of...

Commentary: A young Grenadian man told me that Grenadians are gullible

June 6, 2016
Commentary: A young Grenadian man told me that Grenadians are gullible About a month ago, while I was walking through Jane and Finch Mall in North York, Toronto, I met a Grenadian who is studying culinary art in the United States but his permanent home is Canada. He was happy to see me. He told me he is a regular reader of Caribbean News Now and...

Letter: Tax the polluters to pay for healthcare in Grenada

June 6, 2016
Letter: Tax the polluters to pay for healthcare in Grenada I know of no political party that likes to be in opposition or enjoys its role as the opposition unless the government of the day is in serious trouble politically as well as economically and, as the main opposition, the party sees itself as the government in waiting. Following the disaster of the...

Exercise Tradewinds 2016 starts Sunday in Grenada

June 2, 2016
Exercise Tradewinds 2016 starts Sunday in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Beginning Sunday, June 5, military and security forces from Caribbean nations will join the United States, Canada, France, and the United Kingdom for maritime and internal security and disaster response training in Grenada as part of Exercise Tradewinds 2016.

OECS destinations hit the road in Germany for another joint promotion event

June 2, 2016
OECS destinations hit the road in Germany for another joint promotion event CASTRIES, St Lucia -- The Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) Commission is once again coordinating another joint promotion activity for its member states to promote their respective destinations. The OECS Road Show in Germany follows three successful joint promotion...

Letter: Keith, Bowen and NNP fight WRB-Grenlec

May 30, 2016
Letter: Keith, Bowen and NNP fight WRB-Grenlec For decades Keith, Bowen and elements within the NNP saw Grenlec as a major enemy. They continuously attacked the lone electricity company having lost their control over the operation of company following its privatisation under the Nicholas Braithwaite NDC administration.

Venezuela steps on ALBA toes

May 28, 2016
Venezuela steps on ALBA toes WASHINGTON, USA -- At least one member country of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our America (ALBA) has expressed surprise that its government was not consulted prior to the publication in Thursday’s Washington Post newspaper of an advertisement, presumably paid...

USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada

May 28, 2016
USAID supports reforestation exercise in Grenada ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- As part of a regional climate change initiative, the United States government supported a major reforestation effort on the island of Grenada last Friday. Students from the McDonald College Secondary School, forestry officials, and members of the St Patrick's...

New York and Florida to host Grenada cultural extravaganzas

May 28, 2016
New York and Florida to host Grenada cultural extravaganzas NEW YORK, USA -- Grenadians are lucky to live in the Diaspora, a melting pot of cultures. Grenadians in New York are planning two events for a wide range of cultural and tropical tastes and enjoyment. One of the events is the first annual Grenada Day celebration to take place on...

Grenada wins another gold at Chelsea Flower Show in London

May 25, 2016
Grenada wins another gold at Chelsea Flower Show in London LONDON, England -- The Grenada exhibit at the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show 2016, named “Three Enchanting Islands - Pure Grenada”, has won gold. The show team was led by Grenadian-based designer Catherine John and brought Grenada...

IMF approves US$2.8 million disbursement to Grenada

May 21, 2016
IMF approves US$2.8 million disbursement to Grenada WASHINGTON, USA -- On Wednesday, the executive board of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) concluded the Article IV consultation with Grenada and the fourth review of Grenada’s performance under a program supported by a three-year arrangement under the extended credit...

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