Sen. Roberts: I will not keep quiet

Labour Senator, Raymond Roberts has once again spoken out against a large sum of money in the 2017 budget listed under the title “Other Spending” for the various Votes. “That was the area of the budget that stunned me, and I am at a lost why Grenadians are not talking about that,” Sen. Roberts told the weekly “Sundays With George Grant” programme. The former General Secretary of the Grenada Trades Union Council (GTUC), believes that although the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) administration is claiming that the austerity measures implemented three years ago is over, the people continue to … Continue reading

Real Value supermarket brings smiles to customers

The Real Value IGA Supermarket is confident that it has achieved its objective to bring smiles on the faces of its customers with its “Christmas Unwrapped” promotion, which ran from December 1-24. Addressing the grand prize award ceremony at the supermarket’s Morne Rouge, Grand Anse, St. George location last week Thursday, Frequent Shopper Co-ordinator, Jem Andrews said the Real Value IGA staff worked “feverishly” to achieve the goal of the promotion. “Our customers are most important to us and they are the reason for our existence. They have been supporting us tremendously throughout the year and (it is) for this … Continue reading

The ineffective media in G’da

Journalism is the best system that provides for transparency in a democracy but do we have that capacity in Grenada? If the reporting on the just ended EC$1.1 Billion Budget Presentation by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Keith Mitchell is an example of our journalistic performance in a system in which there is no opposition in the House of Representatives, the people will be left no smarter than they currently are. Yes there were plenty stories – dozens highlighting the pronouncements of the Prime Minister and his Ministers during the meeting of the House of Representatives – and … Continue reading

Five Win with Carols By Candelight

Five Carols by Candlelight (CBC) patrons are winners in the event’s app prize draw promotion, which began on December 19. Following the success of Rotary Grenada’s Carols by Candlelight event on December 4, patrons were encouraged to download the event app, which was specially designed for the occasion. The app features biographies of the various artistes, the event attractions, the option to vote for your favourite artiste, and the option to register in order to win prizes complements of event sponsor, Digicel. Chandra Davis, Shermara Neptune, Aiden Pivotte and James Sandy won folding chairs, while Andel Bartholomew was the winner … Continue reading

New leadership is needed in St Georges

The victory of the NO vote on the 24th November 2016 like it or not was an embarrassing defeat for Prime Minister Keith Mitchell, the NNP, Francs Alexis and CRAC. This embarrassing miscalculation and poor judgement by the Prime Minister, the highest political job on the island and his Cabinet explains why Mitchell turned to the IMF as the economic life support system of his NNP administration after running up the nation’s debt into the billions of dollars. A few years ago just the thought of the word IMF would turn Mitchell insane. Today the IMF is Mitchell and the … Continue reading

Houses of Parliament in 2018

There is renewed hope that the Houses of Parliament will finally be in place by 2018. Word of this has come from Minister of Works, Gregory Bowen while making his contribution to the debate on the 2017 Budget. “After November 2018, the Parliament of Grenada will be having its home,” said Minister Bowen who is the Leader of Government Business in the Lower House. The Works Minister told his fellow Parliamentarians that ten million United States Dollars have been earmarked for the construction work. But another five million U.S is required to complete it. The construction of the Houses of … Continue reading

Former House Speaker dies

Grenada has lost a former Speaker of the House of Representatives. Marcel Peters died last Sunday after a brief illness. Peters became Speaker of the House during the 1990-95 reign of the Nicholas Brathwaite-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration. The former House Speaker shot into national prominence when he was the only victorious candidate for the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP) in the December 1984 general election that restored elected government in Grenada following the collapse of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution of Marxist leader, Maurice Bishop. Peters won the St. Andrew’s North East seat when he defeated Pope Mc Clean … Continue reading

GUT president defends his union

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has defended the decision taken by the body to accept an offer made by government on salary increases for the nation’s teachers. The top echelon of the union called a press conference to react to hostile remarks made in Social Media about the collective agreement signed with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) Government on salary increases and fringe benefits for 2017-19. “Sell out! Our union is a pack of jokers, I don’t think they realised what they did,” were among some of the messages posted on facebook. Speaking … Continue reading

Four arrested in the death of Grenadian teen in Toronto

The New Year has brought with it some signs of justice for the family of 17-year-old Jarryl Hagley from Vincennes in St. David, who was shot dead inside a restaurant in Toronto, Canada last October. Toronto police last week Thursday arrested and charged two men, Winston Poyser, 24, and Shakiyl Shaw, 23, with first-degree murder in the death of the 17-year-old. Additionally, a Canada-wide arrest warrant was issued for two other men believed to be involved in the shooting – Lenneil Shaw, 23, and Mohamed Ali Nur, 18, both of Toronto, who surrendered themselves last week Friday morning. According to … Continue reading

The Grenada Sailing Festival

For the third year, Grenada Sailing Festival and Westerhall Rums are joined in partnership to present the Westerhall White Jack Workboat Regatta for 2017 to be staged on Grand Anse Beach on Saturday & Sunday 28 and 29 January. The initiative is a natural pairing of the strong heritage of seafaring and rum production – and paves the way to keep this popular traditional event on the calendar for future years. This, high action, high fun Regatta Festival has been a ‘Must Go-To’ event on Grand Anse Beach for twenty-four consecutive years and organisers are looking forward to welcoming more … Continue reading