LOCAL NEWS

Miss St. George wins Carnival Queen contest It was keen competition and fine pageantry at The Spice Basket last Thursday night as seven beauties vied for the coveted title of Carnival Queen 2018. The young ladies whowere representing all seven parishes on the island competed in five different categories - Talent, Costumes, Swimwear, Evening Wear and Interview. The overall winner was Miss St. George, 20-year-old Kemik Degale who captured the titles of Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best Interview.

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The GRENCODA Student Assistance Programme at workStudents assisted by the GRENCODA Student Assistance Programme have achieved an impressive 103 CSEC exam passes in the 2017-18 academic year. Started over 30 years ago the student assistance programme has played a pivotal role in the lives of vulnerable children and youth from families with economic struggles. The programme is specifically geared towards providing them with the opportunity to receive secondary level education.

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Dwight Horsford set to step down as Solicitor-GeneralSolicitor General Dwight Horsford will soon resign his position in the Ministry of Legal Affairs. Authoritative sources told THE NEW TODAY that Horsford has been appointed to the post of Attorney-General in the British dependency of Anguilla with effect from October 1. A source who asked not to be named said that both the British government and the Office of the Chief Minster in Anguilla have already announced Horsford’s appointment to the key government position.

COMMENTARY

The beauty of the under the water sculpture parkBy Kate Bratskeir “They don’t market this country well,” a staff member at the Sandals resort in Grenada said as we walked the shoreline of Grand Anse Beach, one of the most paradisiacal places I’ve ever set foot on. She might have a point, since every person whom I told I was going to Grenada assumed I meant Granada, the city in southern Spain. Those who do know the Caribbean country that is Grenada often know it as the host of one pretty impressive underwater sculpture park.

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Barbados, Dominica and Ross: Debating the wrong issueThe debate, particularly on social media, following the decision by Ross University School of Medicine to relocate from Dominica to Barbados, is about the wrong issue. Instead of focusing, incorrectly as it turns out, on the belief that the Mia Mottley administration poached Ross from Dominica, the debate should centre on yet another disastrous effect of Climate Change on Caribbean countries – this time on investment.

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PM MITCHELL IS AS CUNNING AS A FOXBy Rae Roberts Prime Minister and Finance Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell’s appointment of his son, Olinga Mitchell, as his adviser could only be interpreted as a clear sign that the soon-to-be 72-year-old leader is systematically imaging and profiling his son for bigger things to come. And that, undoubtedly, is to replace him as political leader of the New National Party (NNP).

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The history of Mas Voleur in Grenada CarnivalBy Hudson George As today’s Grenadians keep focusing on J’ouvert as the beginning of carnival, they are not aware of Mas Voleur and the role of Mas Voleur played in the history of Grenada’s Carnival in the olden days. Basically, the word “voleur” means to thief.

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