NDC dismisses remarks that Rae Roberts is an unfit candidate

Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke, has brushed aside claims that former Labour Senator, Raymond Roberts, who was on Sunday endorsed as the party’s caretaker candidate for the South St. George constituency is unfit for the role. Speaking to a crowd of people gathered at the Camerhogne Park to support and share in Ray’s endorsement celebration, the Congress leader dismissed the remarks, which he indicated were made by Health Minister, Nicholas Steele, elected Member of Parliament for the Town of St. George. Minister Steele is being sent from the town by the ruling … Continue reading

Lady Joseph remains at the helm

Guyana-born attorney, Lady Anande Trotman-Joseph has been given the mandate to lead the Grenada Bar Association (GBA) for a second consecutive term. Lady Joseph who is considered as a Human rights advocate was re-elected to the post during the July 27 Annual General Meeting of the bar. The former Solicitor General of Grenada and current head of the Integrity Commission is joined at the helm of GBA by its re-elected Vice-President, Rohan Phillip, a former Attorney General of Grenada under the 2008-13 Congress government. According to a statement from GBA, the outcome of the elections saw a good mix of … Continue reading

Changes for more transparent CBI Programme

The ruling New National Party (NNP) government has taken steps to block potential loopholes in the island’s passport-selling scheme known as the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CBI). According to Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Anthony Boatswain, the move is intended to ensure that investors get value for their money in any project through clarity and transparency. Minister Boatswain told reporters at the Ministerial Complex at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing that the Cabinet of Ministers has decided to make some specific changes to section 11 of the regulations which deals with the investment aspects of the programme. “…You … Continue reading

Review of “The Grenada Revolution – what really happened” by Bernard Coard

By Edward A. C. Frederick, The following is a review of “The Grenada Revolution (Volume 1) – what really happened” by Bernard Coard, which I feel compelled to produce and deliver. I thank the day that I was presented this book as a token of appreciation back in July 2017 by Ms. Shadel Nyack-Compton for partnering with her to motivate and stimulate further consciousness in her entire management team at Belmont Estate – a regionally and internationally recognised eco-tourism entity which delivers way beyond the expectations of all its customers. This book is surely a masterpiece! It can also be … Continue reading

Boatswain shower praises on HSS and St. Mark

Minister of Education, Anthony Boatswain has lauded Hillsborough Secondary School (HHS) of the sister isle of Carriacou which got the highest percentage pass of 88% and St. Mark’s Secondary School for doing exceedingly well in the 2017 CSEC examinations. Addressing reporters at the weekly held post-Cabinet Briefing at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens, Minister Boatswain singled out these two schools for mention since they are usually placed on the back burner in educational performances. “I want to give special commendation to two schools that did relatively well because these schools are not traditionally included in what we refer … Continue reading

Emails over ‘$1 million diplomatic passport’ WERE received by Otway-Noel

The government of Grenada has denied knowledge of the sale of diplomatic passports – despite one senior minister receiving and replying to emails that refer to the practice at the end of 2016. A source has told WIC News that they are “dismayed” that the Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has made no comment other than to label everything as false, despite the fact that the emails do exist. A week ago reports emerged that an European businessman attempted to buy a diplomatic passport from either Grenada or Antigua and Barbuda. After he failed to receive the document … Continue reading

CIP CONSULTANCY USES GRENADA DIPLOMATIC PASSPORT SCANDAL TO SEEK COMMERCIAL ADVANTAGE OVER A COMPETITOR

By Kenneth Rijock In a bizarre turn of events, the Citizenship by Investment consultancy whose former manager was charged, by a victim, with demanding a million dollar fee to obtain a diplomatic passport in 2016, has told the Government of Antigua to choose between it, and its primary competitor, accusing Antigua of unspecified misconduct due to its relationship with the competitor, who it is blaming as the sponsor of the articles exposing the diplomatic passport scandal. There is no factual basis for the Henley allegation, and it appears to be a ploy to distract attention from the seriousness of diplomatic … Continue reading

Boatswain: Talks of diplomatic passport sale is just ridiculous

Senior government Minister, Anthony Boatswain has dismissed reports circulating by an online blogger that a businessman from The Ukraine had dished out US$1,000,000.00 for a diplomatic passport from Grenada someone involved in marketing the island’s passport-selling scheme. Blogger Kenneth Rijock in his online publication claimed that the individual who allegedly received the money for a diplomatic passport is the Managing Director of a company known to sell passports through Citizenship by Investment Programmes for some Eastern Caribbean Countries. “I will dismiss that without even much discussion”, Boatswain told reporters at the weekly government post-Cabinet press briefing. Information suggest that the … Continue reading