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

NAWASA to address water quality concerns at the Mardigras Water System

May 21st, 2012 – St. George’s, Grenada: In keeping with its commitment to distinctive quality and improved customer care, The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is moving to address the quality of water supplied to consumers served by the Mardigras Water System. The Authority is investing over Nine Hundred Thousand EC dollars (EC $900,000) in the “Mardigras New Pipeline Project” which will significantly improve the aesthetic quality of water supplied to consumers. The project involves the installation four inch diameter ductile iron pipeline along the cross country route from Africa to Mt. Parnassus. This line then connects to the … Continue reading

School Teacher jailed for sexual offense

Another public figure has been sent to jail for a sexual offense. School Teacher Aaron Hercules has been given an 18-month prison sentence by Madam Justice, Margaret Price-Findlay, three days after the same judge handed twice time Calypso Monarch, Biko Lewis a 20-month prison sentence for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year old student. Hercules, a resident of Fontenoy, St. George’s, was found guilty of indecent assault last week Thursday by a nine-member jury that comprised six women and three men. The jury returned a majority verdict of seven to two at High Court Number Two on conclusion of the … Continue reading

$235,000.00 Drug Burst at Cherry Hill

Police have made a major drug burst in Cherry Hill, St. George’s – an area known for the use of the illegal substance. A team of police officers from the Drug Squad and the Rapid Response Unit of the Royal Grenada Police Force, last week Thursday, confiscated three fine bags containing a large quantity of marijuana on a beach in the area. The 105 pounds of drugs, with an estimated street value of $235,000.00, were taken in as soon as it was being landed by a fishing boat. Myron Lett, a 30-year old fisherman who was allegedly receiving the marijuana … Continue reading

Attempted suicide at Mont Toute

Police are baffled over the reason why a school teacher would have wanted to take her own life last Sunday. THE NEW TODAY  Newspaper has been reliably informed that the 26-year old female teacher is warded at the General Hospital in St. George’s after consuming a non-prescribed substance. An authoritative source said the young lady who resides at Mont Toute, St. George’s allegedly mixed sevins powder in a glass that contained rum and coca-cola. The source who does not wish to be identified said the school teacher confessed to the medical staff at the hospital that after mixing the substance with the … Continue reading

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

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

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