Flow hosts first-ever Tallpree Listening Party

Flow hosted the first ever Listening Party for Tallpree on June 14 at Venus Restaurant & Sports Lounge on Wall Street in the Grand Anse area. Specially invited guests including Minister for Culture, Senator Brenda Hood were able to sample Talpree’s new Soca releases for Spicemas 2017. The top soca artiste is well-known for hits like Old Woman alone, Jab All Over, and Ole Mas which all include sounds unique to the traditional masquerade of Jab Jab. In introducing Tallpree to the stage, Flow’s Marketing & Communications Executive, Chrislyn Lashington spoke to the longstanding partnership between the two. “Tallpree has … Continue reading

GUT confirms no fundraising activities by schools for one year

The Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) has confirmed that the required apology has not been forthcoming from the Ministry of Education to take back its directive given to school principals and teachers to enforce a one-year ban on fundraising activities from September. Speaking to THE NEW TODAY newspaper Tuesday, GUT President, Lydon Lewis expressed disappointment with the failure of the ministry to honour the commitment that it had given on the apology issue. The apology is related to a retraction to the statement issued to the public to dispel the decision taken by the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) to … Continue reading

“In My City”

Akeem “A#keem” Abraham, one of Grenada’s rising popular Urban Reggae/Pop Reggae has released a brand new single called “In My City”. “In My City” tells the story of the Grenadian way of life, past and present and the role it has played in shaping the life of every Grenadian. The song was released across the globe on Tuesday and is now accessible on YouTube and other popular music websites and social media sites. “In My City” was developed upon a rhythm complied by globally recognised German DJ Densen. “I believe Grenada is a magical, magical place and just having the … Continue reading

Foodland gives back to Fathers

Approximately 31 fathers were the lucky recipients of prizes as part of Foodland’s “Dads are Special” Father’s Day Promotion. The initiative was undertaken as part of efforts to exemplify the supermarket’s appreciation of the duties that fathers perform in the society. The promotion which started on May 29th and ended on June 13th required a father’s name and number to be placed at the back of the receipt given to shoppers and placed in a box for a chance to win one of the six prizes. The winners were in line to get prizes such as a dinner for two, … Continue reading

Rural Constable retains new counsel in Oscar Bartholomew Coroner’s Inquest

Rural Constable (RC) Wendell Sylvester, who is one of five Police Officers involved in the Oscar Bartholomew Coroner’s Inquest that was without a lawyer for some time, has now retained the services of Attorney-at-Law, Nigel Stewart from the sister isle of Carriacou to assist him in the matter. The Rural Constable was previously represented by experienced Criminal Attorney, Peter David who was also retained by fellow police officers and co-accused – Police Constables 675 Shaun Garness and 748 Kenton Hazzard. However, Attorney David had informed the Inquest that he had advised Sylvester to retain separate counsel due to what he … Continue reading

Blood donor contributors recognised

World Blood Donor Day was observed in Grenada last week Wednesday with 25 dedicated blood donors being recognised for their contributions in helping to save lives. The occasion was a ceremony held last week Wednesday at the National Stadium at Queen’s Park attended by top civil servants including Permanent Secretary in the Department of Public Administration (DPA), Anna Brizan, and Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. George Mitchell. World Blood Donors Day is commemorated annually by countries around the world on June 14 in an effort to raise greater awareness of the need for safe blood and blood products and also … Continue reading

Hydro Carbon Exploration Incentives Bill

With general elections looming, the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government is intensifying efforts to strike gold with oil in local waters. The administration which is coming to the end of its five-year term in office has taken legislation to Parliament aimed at attracting investment in exploration of oil and gas. According to Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Works Minister Gregory Bowen, government is seeking to provide incentives that will encourage oil rigging companies to conduct studies in Grenada’s waters. This, he said will be made possible through the Hydro Carbon Exploration Incentives Bill 2017 which … Continue reading

Rouge Duty Free Launched with store situated at Port Louis

With stores already at Spiceland Mall and Maurice Bishop International Airport (MNIB), Rouge Duty Free has officially launched its Flagship Store in Grenada. The store which was launched at Port Louis Marina offers a wide variety of men and women fragrances, jewelry, drinks and Cosmetics. The family-owned business has 52 stores worldwide inclusive of Argentina, Dubai, Brazil, Cayman Islands, St. Thomas and St. Martin. Addressing the gathering at the launch was Managing Director of Rouge Duty Free, Raymond Kattoura who said that the company will be looking to expand on its present footing in Grenada. “We are opening five more … Continue reading

Immigration Amendment Bill gives way for Advance Passenger Information

Grenada is moving to become part of the Advance Passenger Information system with other islands. The Advance Passenger Information system is being made possible through the Immigration Amendment Bill which was tabled at a recent sitting in Parliament at the Grenada Trade Centre in Morne Rouge, St. George’s. According to the bill, which was presented by Minister of Foreign Affairs, Legal Affairs, and Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, Elvin Nimrod, the Advance Passenger Information system will be required by occupants of aircrafts and vessels travelling within the region. The amended bill seeks to improve the procedure to facilitate the provisions … Continue reading

Game Changer Program involving Sandals

Sandals Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sandals Resorts International, in collaboration with PTX Performance Products Inc., have donated just over USD$9,000 worth of PTX Performance Socks to basketball teams throughout Grenada. This initiative forms part of Sandals Foundation’s “Game Changer Program”. The aim is to give underserved youth access to planned sports, recreation, healthy lifestyles and family engagement as well as activities including new camps, afterschool training and coaching sessions. Game Changer was launched in Grenada in July 2016 in collaboration with Wades World Foundation, NPO of basketball super star, Dwayne Wade. So far the program has seen the renovation … Continue reading