Mc Guire decides to write Republic Bank

Speaker of the House of Representatives, George McGuire is getting involved in the US$150, 000.00 Saudi Arabia money transfer to a senior government minister as alleged by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell. During the Sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, the Speaker disclosed that he will issue a “take note” letter to Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited, the financial institution that allegedly facilitated the controversial transaction. The move is the latest twist to the debate in the country that was sparked off by a claim from Dr. Mitchell that he has solid evidence about the financial transaction from … Continue reading

Dominica joins other ALBA countries in requesting immediate expulsion of USAID

RIO DE JANEIRO, Brazil (ACN) — The Political Council of the Bolivarian Alliance for the Peoples of Our Americas (ALBA) has requested the immediate expulsion from all ALBA nations of the UN Agency for International Development (USAID) citing activities contrary to the sovereignty and political stability of these countries. A communiqué to this effect, issued on June 21, was signed by the governments of Bolivia, Cuba, Ecuador, Dominica, Nicaragua and Venezuela. The official ALBA communiqué published by Granma newspaper, said that the foreign ministers of ALBA met in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, and resolved to request, from the heads of … 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

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

Opposition Leader says Grenada’s business sector is in crisis

Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Mitchell has called on Government to take immediate action to deal with the economic crisis now facing Grenada’s private sector. Dr. Mitchell said that the situation in the private sector has now reached a crisis point and noted that, “Grenadian businesses are currently experiencing an economic disaster of unforeseen proportions.” This disaster he says could threaten the very survival of many of our traditional businesses. “I have been having consultations with many business owners throughout the country. What is most striking is the everyday struggle businesses are facing. Business owners cannot even think about profit but … 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