Murder accused pleads guilty

The man who reportedly did the fatal shooting to death of Black Bay Businessman Anthony Frederick has finally pleaded guilty to the charge of murder, four years after the crime was committed. Albert Griffith of Grenville Vale, St. George’s entered a guilty plea on Monday when the case once again came up for trial at High Court Number One. Griffith told the court that was being presided over by Madam Justice Clare Henry he was fully advised by his counsel Teddy St. Louis, and by his free will fully understands the course of action. The change of plea came after … Continue reading

The NaDMA open house

It was fun-filled but educational open house of the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA). The priority, though, was on education. NaDMA collaborated with several partners – including members of the business sector, the St. John Ambulance Brigade, and volunteers from the River Road/Darbeau Community Development Organisation and the Carenage Organisation for Recreation and Entertainment  – to host the open house on June 22 at the courtyard of the Esplanade Mall on Melville Street, St. George’s. Pamphlets and brochures were distributed on preparing and dealing with disasters such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. The 2012 hurricane season commenced on June 1. … Continue reading

The anxiety factor

Anxiety is a fear-based, psychophysiological phenomenon that almost everyone experiences from time to time. It can be experienced as a signal that something “isn’t right,” or as a highly dreaded, incapacitating condition that interferes with one’s physical, emotional, cognitive, academic, interpersonal, and/or social functioning. In any case, it is rarely pleasureable. Anxiety can manifest as panic, or as a phobia about a specific object or circumstance (for example, test-taking, snakes, air travel, or social gatherings), or as compulsive, ritualistic behaviors aimed at making the world feel safe. Anxiety can also manifest as excessive worries, or a generalised sense of physical … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts on the move to assist local entrepreneurs

Newly assigned Foreign Trade Minister Glynis Roberts is determined to ensure that the country’s foreign exchange reserve is strengthened. Roberts who assumed the portfolio of Minister of Environment, Foreign Trade and Export Development two weeks ago spoke of her intention to fulfill her mandate in her new ministry on the weekly NDC Heart Beat Radio Programme last Sunday. Roberts, the Member of Parliament (MP) for the South said although she has already taken the Oath of Office and paid a visit to her new ministry last week, she has not yet started functioning as the Environment Minister. However, the female … Continue reading

A lesson from CJ Rawlins to law students

Outgoing Chief Justice of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC), Sir Hugh Rawlins has admonished a group of local law students to humble themselves when looking at avenues to practice their profession. In a marathon address of one hour and six minutes to the legal fraternity in Grenada who had gathered during a special sitting of the Supreme Court of Grenada last week Wednesday to bid farewell to the Chief Justice (CJ) who retires at the end of July, Justice Rawlins was quite pleased to see the large number of students who were present at the court whom he said … Continue reading

Traditional mas to be used to market Grenada

The Spice Mas Corporation (SMC) is on a drive to ensure that traditional mas is permanently featured as part of Grenada’s cultural heritage. Member of the SMC, attorney-at-law, Claudette Joseph told reporters last week that the Corporation would focus on educating people on the various forms of traditional mas during a competition that is carded for July 28. Joseph who is charged with the responsibility of handling the traditional mas aspect of Carnival said that for the second consecutive year there would be the traditional mas exhibition and competition at Victoria, St. Mark’s. The competition would be held among the … Continue reading

New Korean Ambassador welcomed to Grenada

The Republic of Korea will soon have a new ambassador in the region. Governor General, Sir Carlyle Glean, on Tuesday, accepted the credentials of the Ambassador-Designate Wonkun Hwang accrediting him Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Korea to Grenada. During the brief ceremony, Sir Carlyle spoke of looking forward to the strengthening of the diplomatic relationship existing between St. George’s and Seoul that was established in 1974 during the rule of former Prime Minister, Eric Gairy. In making reference to the assistance that Grenada has been receiving from the Asian country, the Governor General said the island has … Continue reading

New local director for ECCO

Cultural advocate, Isha Antoine-Andrews was last Saturday unanimously elected as the new Director for Grenada on the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights Board of Directors by the local membership. She replaces Elwin McQuilkin, the Wizard who sat on the Board since ECCO was established in 2009. Antoine-Andrews is now responsible for advocating for and on behalf of the membership and at the same time increase Grenada’s membership in the organisation. The election was the highlight of the 3rd Annual General Meeting of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organisation for Music Rights (ECCO) Inc, which was held under the theme … Continue reading

“Carenage on Fire’’

Last carnival, the Carenage community copped a trio of victories with Republic Bank Angel Harps winning both senior and junior 2011 panorama titles, and Lavaman capturing the Lucozade Road March championship. The victories are being serenaded in song this year in a composition called “Carenage on Fire’’. Composed by ace musician James Clarkson and sung by famed Grenadian entertainer, Ajamu, “Carenage on Fire’’ is the selection that Harps will play at the National Panorama competition on August 11 at the National Stadium. The pannists triumphed last year with a Clarkson composed and arranged selection, “Pan in U Face’’. A win … Continue reading

Rhythms of Summer 2012 Launched

by Judy John Rhythms of Summer 2012 which takes place next month is carded to develop and showcase local musicians, as they interact with world class performers. The musical show which was recently launched at the Spice Basket, will take place on Saturday July 7. Matthias Williams Co-odinator of the Rhythms of Summer, said that the show is primarily geared at music development in Grenada. Williams said they aim to do this in three ways. The organizers would be bringing “World Class Performers” to interact with Grenadian musicians It is also their intention to create and make available a stage … Continue reading