COMMENTARY

OIL & GAS: OUR PATRIMONY, GOVERNMENT’S SECRETOn 31st March 2008, just months before the July 8th elections, the NNP Government entered into a Production Sharing Agreement with Global Petroleum Group (“GPG”) for the “exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum resources of Grenada”. The agreement was signed against the legal advice of Grenada’s lawyers, who specialise in energy law, and also, against the advice of an expert team from the Commonwealth Secretariat.

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Selling or saving the soul of the OASThe Organisation of American States (OAS), already a broken institution, was shattered even more on April 9 at a meeting of its Permanent Council. It is now an organisation whose membership is deeply divided and amongst whom mistrust, and bitterness now predominates. How this huge problem will be fixed - if it can be fixed at all - is the paramount challenge that now confronts its 33 and a half members. I will return to the half-member later in this commentary.

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Minding Your Legal AffairsThe Employee’s Rights- Part II In Part I, one of the protections set out as being guaranteed by the Employment Act was that of the right to minimum standards set out in that Act. Apart from the fundamental protections otherwise indicated in Part I, what are the minimum standards for contracting an employee’s labour? This Part will deal with Hours of Work. (1).

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The Organic Shrimp Farm, Fool Me Twice…On 27th February 2017 a glitzy ground-breaking ceremony was held in St. Mark’s to launch the Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA). The project was to establish an organic shrimp farm that promised much needed employment in one of the most depressed parishes. According to GSA’s website, the project was to create “more than 400 new local jobs”, some of which were to be highly skilled, that would give young people educational opportunities at the university level.

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