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Grenada to Debut Culinary Team at Taste of the Caribbean CompetitionAmidst cheers in a room filled with budding chefs and bartenders, the Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association (GHTA) announced the team of culinary experts selected to represent the three-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique at the prestigious ‘Taste of the Caribbean’ competition from June 21-25, 2019 in Miami. “This is a proud moment for all the members of the GHTA and the island of Grenada,” commented Jerry Rappaport, GHTA president.

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Fingers pointed at opposition Senator Ron RedheadOpposition Senator, Ron Redhead, who was absent from the sitting of the Lower House of Representatives last Thursday, was lambasted for what was described as “unfounded” and “reckless” claims by him of there being unclean water in the community of Mt. Rich, St. Patrick. Sen. Redhead who is a member of the opposition Congress party, made his claim in the previous sitting of the Senate in which he showed a bottle of water with the questionable content.

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CCJ reserves ruling on David Bain matterThe Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has reserved a decision in its Original Jurisdiction, concerning preliminary issues arising in the case brought against Trinidad and Tobago by David Bain of Concord, St. John. The matter, which was heard by five Court of Appeal judges via video conferencing from the St. George’s High Court, arose after the Grenadian national, who is also a United States citizen, was denied entry into the twin-island republic in December 2017.

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AN UNSTABLE ECONOMY WHILE OUR BEST PROSPECT FOR GROWTH REMAINS A SECRETBetween 25th April and 8th May 2019, a housekeeping mission comprising representatives from the IMF, World Bank, Caribbean Development Bank and the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank visited Grenada and held meetings with key interest groups including Government, the NDC as the main opposition party, trade unions, private sector and civil society organisations.

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Minding Your Legal AffairsThe Employee’s Rights- Part VI In this week’s article, we will address: (1). Who is considered to be an employee entitled to the protections of the Act (Employment); (2). What must be addressed by the employer in the contract of employment/statement of particulars; and (3). Minimum wages protections. Who is protected by the Act The Act defines an employee as anyone who has entered into a contract of employment.

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DR. MITCHELL IS THE UNDISPUTED AND DESERVING WINNER OF TAKING ORDINARY WORKERS INTO A FOOL'S PARADISEby Ray Roberts Grenadian workers need to rekindle the passion to struggle intensely, and protect their hard earned benefits. The rich and treasured history of May Day, Labour Day, unites the workers of the world to struggle against injustice of all kinds. And, as such, the Labour movement is irreplaceable in society regardless of their shortcomings.

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CARICOM DIVIDE MUST BE BRIDGEDIt’s no secret that the countries of the Caribbean Community and Common Market (CARICOM) are divided over the response to the situation in Venezuela. Detractors of the CARICOM project and Caribbean integration have seized upon the obvious cleavage in the grouping to advance their view that not only is Caribbean integration not possible, it isn’t even desirable.

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