GCIC upgrades its website

The Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) has taken advantage of modern technology. The 93-year old business organisation has moved from having a stagnant website to a platform that now allows it to become more interactive with its broad membership and stakeholders. The new online platform was officially unveiled last week Wednesday at the Grenada Trade Centre in Grand Anse, St. George’s. “The newlook Chamber” as was referred to by the GCIC Executive Director, Hazelann Hutchinson with a modern expression of the institution is seen as being relevant to the needs of the business community. Members and non-members can … Continue reading

GNOW training women in carpentry and joinery skills

Fifteen young women from the Pearl and Simon areas in St Andrew’s are benefitting from a project undertaken by the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW) that will see them engaging in a trade that was traditional seen and accept as an occupation for men. Though in its half way point, the Organisation officially launched a Basic Carpentry and Joinery Skills for Women Hurricane Shutters Project last week Friday with a mini exhibition at the Pearl’s Community Centre. “This is a public and local community event organised to highlight successful outcomes and impact from a small-scale participatory development project designed … Continue reading

GCIC preparing for Silver awards Ceremony

The Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) has begun to put mechanisms in place for this year’s business awards ceremony. The 25th annual awards ceremony that is scheduled to take place on November 23 is expected to be a spectacular event and activity in recognition of the work done by the local business community. GCIC First Vice-President, Ruel Edwards who gave details of the awards said while it will allow members of the private sector to be recognised for their hard work, it serves to remind the general public that there are proper functioning businesses in Grenada. Edwards believes … Continue reading

Grenadian child molester is arrested in New York

NEW YORK – At least one Grenadian is among several Caribbean nationals arrested by the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Enforcement and Removal Operations (ERO) on sexual offences. ICE officers reportedly arrested 93 foreign-born convicted sex offenders in June in New York through a targeted enforcement initiative known as Operation SOAR (Sex Offender Alien Removal). The report said that a 36-year-old man from Grenada was convicted of statutory rape after he engaged in intercourse with a female less than 14 years of age. Of the 93 people arrested, 67 were child predators convicted of sex offenses involving minors. The … Continue reading

LIME launches Dealer Store in Sauteurs

LIME customers in the northern parish of St. Patrick’s will no longer have to travel long distances to take advantage of the telecommunication company’s services. This was the message to the residents of St. Patrick’s from LIME’s Acting General Manager, James Pitt at the opening of LIME’s first dealer store at Philbert Brothers Supermarket in Sauteurs. In his remarks, Pitt indicated that ‘all of the services available at our retails stores will now be available at the Philbert Brothers Dealership”. He disclosed that residents of Sauteurs and surrounding areas can visit the dealership to conduct transactions such as bill payments, … Continue reading

DIGICEL evolves to “Be Extraordinary”

Digicel Grenada changed its brand name, colour, and call rates on the weekend going from the Bigger Better Network to “Be Extraordinary” and taking the title as the lowest rate mobile telecommunications provider. The telecommunications provider unveiled its new rates, and kaleidoscope of colours at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex as the sound of sweet steelband music ushered in a new era for the company as it prepares to evolve into a truly Grenadian entity. Events and Promotions Executive, Kevin Peterkin, unveiled the new promotions, an upgrade to last year’s SMILE promotion which now doubles that smile and rewards. He … Continue reading

Nazim Burke moves out of Ciboney Chambers

Former Finance Minister Nazim Burke has re-entered private practise as an attorney-at-law. Burke has been forced to look for employment following the defeat at the polls on February 19 of the then governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the hands of the then opposition New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell. The former finance minister who is the Deputy Political Leader of NDC also lost his St. George North-east seat to NNP’s Tobias Clement. According to a well-placed source, Burke and the man who served as Attorney-General under the Congress government, Rohan Phillip have opened up a law firm … Continue reading

TAMCC Registrar calls for private sector investment in education

A local education official wants to see the private sector play an integral role in the education system in Grenada. Registrar of the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), Nigel Gravesande believes that private sector/public sector collaboration in the furtherance of education can go a long way in the overall development of the country. Gravesande who was at the time speaking at the Sagicor Visionaries Challenge awards ceremony submitted that the private sector which benefits from an educated and skilled workforce should play a bigger role in funding education. He believes that quality education is the cornerstone of a healthy national … Continue reading

Grenada: Electronic crime bill causes concern

The Grenada government Tuesday said it had taken note of “some concerns” being raised by the public regarding the recently passed Electronic Crime Bill that provides for criminal charges to be brought against anyone sending offensive messages over the internet. In a statement, the Keith Mitchell government, which controls all 15 seats in the Parliament, said that it is “committed to looking at the segment to ensure that in no way free internet comment is either inhibited or by any slightest measure, threatened. “While the Government is committed to bringing modern legislation to deal with modern-day realities, it will in … Continue reading

Breakfast for lotto workers

After weeks of the NLA’s Senior Management requesting that the staff report to work half-hour earlier on Monday, July 8 as is commonly said, “the cat was let out of the bag”, finally! On arriving to work from 8 a.m. instead, the entire staff of the NLA’s Main and two (2) Sub-Offices learnt of a breakfast prepared for them to mark the 20th anniversary date of terminal sales and the existence of the Lotto product in Grenada. Joining the Senior Management and staff for the buffet-styled breakfast were the Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Empowerment, Sports and Ecclesiastical … Continue reading