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THE NEW TODAY is not surprised at the decision of the ruling New National Party (NNP) not to sign onto the Political Code of Conduct put together by Civil Society to govern the upcoming general election. The election will be the “Mother of All Battles” with a lot at stake in particular for the leaders of the two main political parties – Dr. Mitchell for NNP and Nazim Burke of the main opposition National Democratic Congress.
Rose Hill Man on Murder Charge
24-year-old, Elvin Mark who is originally from Rose Hill but now lives at Soubise, St. Andrew appeared before the Grenville Magistrate’s Court Wednesday to answer an indictable charge of Non-Capital Murder. Mark was on remand to the Richmond Hill Prison by sitting Magistrate, Nevlyn John in connection with the death of 58-year-old boat captain, Derek Harrow. The two reportedly had a bloody altercation last week Friday night at Soubise, in which Harrow was stabbed to death.
Secretariat for National Health Insurance launched
The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government is one step closer to making the National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme a reality in the country. The Secretariat for the programme was launched last week Tuesday by government which also signed a deal with the St. Augustine arm of the University of the West Indies (UWI) to provide technical support for NHI.
WRB & GPP set the record straight
“No contributions, support or involvement in Grenada politics, ever”. In response to recent statements made by Prime Minister Mitchell in the media, WRB & GPP would like to take this opportunity to present the facts and set the record straight: *Despite being approached at various times by all political parties, Grenlec, WRB & GPP have never made a campaign contribution to any political party since Grenlec’s privatisation in 1994.
GRENADA’S GOVERNMENT PENSION PROPOSAL IS ABSURD
By J. K. Roberts The Pension Proposal for Public Officers, purported to be submitted to the Public Workers Union (PWU) by the Secretary to the Cabinet of Grenada via letter dated 6th October 2017, must be declared ‘absurd and deceptive and unbecoming’.
No winners in secession – in Europe or the Caribbean
Should areas of countries break away and govern themselves as they see fit? That’s a question that has been debated in several parts of the world, and is in focus now between Catalonia and Spain; Scotland and the United Kingdom, and to a lesser extent Barbuda and Antigua. It should be noted that throughout history, communities which have been separated by religion, ethnicity, and distance (most especially water), have experienced movements for separation.
Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?
You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to the unceremonious way some people dispose of their money - overspending, overindulging, and spending just for the sake of spending.
Insuring the Caribbean’s future
Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher building and flood insurance costs coming on top of the costs of rebuilding damaged properties will prove to be too expensive to many home owners and proprietors of businesses.
Poor and Working Class People and Politics
The demographics described as poor and working class comprise the majority of the population and their importance must be appreciated within our cultural, religious, social, economic and political milieu. In fact, their political behaviour is largely explained by the interplay of these factors. There are some basic attributes surrounding these groups of citizens. Firstly, working class people are the children of poor people, so there are obvious generational ties.
New infrastructure is needed
One of the most common problems one finds in a democracy is Politician’s inability to plan long-term and this in itself cost countries dearly. The fact is that money is usually wasted on short-term fix as government plans are usually based on a four or five-year cycle with re-election in mind. Grenada is no different in this regard. When the current government came to power over 4 years ago the country’s finances were in a mess (the Treasury was empty).
Terry Marryshow at it again!!!
Once again it’s October and out come all Marryshow’s fantasies about something he never knew, because for almost the duration of the revolution he was not in Grenada. He can only depend on what others tell him. He writes, “a process which was making a tremendous difference in the lives of the Grenadian people”.
Over 60 in the service!!!
It is very interesting to see so many over 60 aged old persons occupying jobs at the Ministry of Finance. What is more interesting is that they are performing duties that anyone can do. There is no specialty in what they are doing. So why are these people there when an attrition policy is in place and there is a reluctance to appoint in the Public Service.
Massive victory for St Mary’s Junior School
The St. Mary’s Junior School (SMJS) has dethroned the Grenada Junior Academy (GJA) in the 2015 Private Primary School’s Championship held last week Thursday at the grounds of the National Stadium, Queen’s Park, St. George. GJA, the six-year champions, suffered a massive defeat when the curtains closed on the 64-event Ribena-sponsored games, amassing a total of 362 points, 134 points less than the athletes of St Mary’s (496 points).
Happy Hill Secondary takes Right Start Cup
New Champions have emerged in the 2013 Republic Bank Right Start Football which is in its tenth year. The curtains of the tournament which is opened to Secondary Schools came down last week Wednesday at the Grenada National Stadium with the crowning of new winners in all three categories. In the featured game of the tournament in the senior boys, Happy Hill Secondary School (HHSS) humiliated the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) three goals to nil.
Females dominate Right Start Football
School-aged girls are more and more getting involved in the sport of football. The girls’ involvement in the game which was once primarily dominated by the male sex has caught the attention of many including Managing Director of Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited, Keith Johnson.
New Headquarters for GFA
The road is now clear for the Grenada Football Association (GFA) to have its own secretariat. A sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of work for the headquarters of the local football body was held last week Thursday and involving President of the Confederation of Caribbean Football Association (CONCACAF), Jeffrey Webb and Youth and Sports Minister, Emmalin Pierre. The headquarters will be built at Queen’s Park, St.
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Rose Hill Man on Murder Charge
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Secretariat for National Health Insurance launched
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NDC stalwarts recognised and awarded
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District Coroner to sum up evidence in Oscar Bartholomew case
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Pure Grenada at FCCA cruise conference
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Address delivered at the gala celebration of Accountants’ week 2017 by President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of the Eastern Caribbean – Grenada Branch – Mr. Henry A. Joseph FCCA
NAVIGATING THE CHALLENGES AHEAD Thank you very much ladies and gentlemen and I wish to extend my grateful thanks to all of you who have found it possible to attend this evening’s function. I know that there are competing activities but your presence is a clear demonstration of your support for our fledgling organization. This year we have chosen as our theme”, Navigating the challenges ahead”. It is no coincidence as indeed there are numerous challenges that we are facing not only in Grenada but the wider Caribbean. The destruction caused by hurricanes “Irma” and “Maria” will beyond doubt significantly affect the flow of aid as well as development funding. The islands that are facing reconstruction will definitely benefit far more as resources would have to be diverted to face the many challenges that Dominica and the other islands are experiencing. Institutions like the Caribbean Development Bank and the World Bank are beyond doubt limited as to the amount of funds that they can disburse. And so we in Grenada will have to dig deep into our resources to ensure that we continue to maintain the same level of living. The shortfall in aid funding from grants and loans will affect many of our planned projects as resources have to be diverted. This therefore is a major challenge that would have to be addressed not only by the political directorate but also by the business sector. We must not however be daunted as out of adversity cometh good. When for the first time last year ICAEC took the bold step to host a week of activities we did not envisage that it would be highly successful. Of course, Success cannot always be measured in dollars and cents as I do believe that the attendance at the various seminars was more than enough to give us the impetus to continue. We want to assure you therefore that we will continue this exercise on an annual basis as we are convinced that we are playing our part in bringing quality financial information not only to the general public but more particularly to the business sector. The organising of such an event is not without its frustrations and disappointments. Notwithstanding, the organising committee has done a fantastic job in ensuring that quality seminars were arranged this year. We believe that as a group we can make a significant impact on the regulatory framework in our country. Accountants have the training and the skills to make a difference. It is not always about getting the best jobs that are available. The need to participate in a meaningful way can certainly go a long way in ensuring that aspects of our development are properly dealt with. In short we must make our voices heard. Individually we may achieve little or nothing but as a group well-coordinated we can make a difference. As we go forward therefore we are hoping that those in the executive branch will recognise our abilities and make use of it. We are definitely ready to help whenever and wherever possible. Thank you very much and do enjoy the rest of the evening.
NDC reacts to low Doing Business ranking
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Former beauty queen raises cancer awareness, hurricane relief
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“Red Flag” on agent selling Grenadian passports
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