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. The deceased was found lying on the ground with multiple stab wounds to his body, just after 10.00 p.m., at the back of his … Continue reading

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. Both events were witnessed by representatives from local Trade Unions, the Nurses Association, Insurance Companies and Ministry of Health. In addressing the gathering at the launch, Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business, Nickolas Steele said the ultimate … Continue reading

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. *We have never, and never will, interfere in any way at all in Grenada’s political process. Our sole focus is to provide the best electricity service possible to the people of … Continue reading

NDC stalwarts recognised and awarded

“Today is truly a celebration of commitment, dedication and sacrifice by those who have given of themselves, materially and otherwise to this organisation over the past thirty (30) years.” Those were the words used by the Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke while speaking at an Awards Ceremony at the Canal in St. David’s in which several long-standing members and supporters were recognised for service. Sen. Burke was high in praise for those who served the party and contributed to its development. Several persons, alive and those who have died were recognised for … Continue reading

District Coroner to sum up evidence in Oscar Bartholomew case

After almost close to five years, Magistrate Teddy St. Louis, the District Coroner in St. David is about to wrap up the inquest into the December 2011death of Oscar Bartholomew following an incident inside a police station. The Magistrate has now taken all the evidence in the matter which has attracted worldwide attention especially from Canada where Bartholomew became a naturalised citizen. Evidence was given by the five police officers charged with Manslaughter, along with more than 20 witnesses for the state, including the wife of the deceased, civilians, doctors and other law enforcement officers. The Coroner’s Inquest started at … Continue reading

NNP rejects Code of Political Conduct again

The ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has once again refused to sign onto the Civil Society-promoted Code of Political Conduct to govern the holding of general elections in Grenada. The NNP was the only major party on the island that stayed away from Monday’s signing ceremony that took place at the Public Workers Union Building (PWU) along the Port Highway. The Mitchell-led party has only signed the code on one occasion and refused to sign the document in the 2008 and 2013 general election. A party insider told this newspaper that the Grenadian … Continue reading

Pure Grenada at FCCA cruise conference

Team Pure Grenada is back from the 24th Annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association’s (FCCA) Conference & Trade Show following significant networking and learning that will soon pay dividends.\ This event took place in Merida, Mexico from October 23 – 27. The Pure Grenada delegation was led by Tourism Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen and included Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Maher, GTA Nautical Development Manager Nikoyan Roberts, representatives of the Grenada Ports Authority, Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association, George F. Huggins, Tropical Charms, Savour the Spice and Best of Grenada Ltd. The conference is the largest gathering for … Continue reading

Sharing breast cancer prevention tips

Twenty Grenadian women have been given the opportunity to get mammograms done free of cost at Spice Isle Imaging Centre with assistance from a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) living in Brooklyn, New York, Bertilda Superville. The US-based Superville handed out the certificates raffle style on October 24 at the Happy Hill Secondary School, following a very informative session on the life-threatening disease called breast cancer. The session was facilitated by Superville, along with her brother Dr. Andre Hamlet, who is attached to the Pediatrics department at the St. George’s General Hospital and Retired Unit Ward, Eunice Sandy-David. In an exclusive … Continue reading

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 … Continue reading

NDC reacts to low Doing Business ranking

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for a greater effort on the part of the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration to reverse the country’s continued downward spiral in the World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking. Attorney-at-law, Claudette Joseph, the Caretaker Candidate for Congress for the Town of St. George addressed the issue in the wake of Grenada’s ranking falling to 142 among 190 countries in the world in the latest report. The island fell five places from its 138 ranking in 2016, putting Grenada as having the second lowest ranking in the Caribbean ahead only of Haiti … Continue reading