House Speaker: Protest action by Tobias Clement was “improper and disrespectful”

Speaker of the House of Representative, Michael Pierre has slammed the Parliament Representative for the constituency of St. George North East, Tobias Clement for the manner in which he staged a protest action at the last sitting of the Lower House in July over the meagre salary paid to him. Pierre, the brother-in-law, of Education Minister Emmalin Pierre has warned Clement against any future protest action on the issue. Speaking at last Friday’s sitting of the Lower House at Mt. Wheldale, St. George, the Speaker said he considered the action taken by Clement as an “error in judgment” since payment … Continue reading

NAWASA upgrades water supply to Brooklyn residents

The National Water and Sewerage Authority has expended approximately two hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($250,000.00) on upgrading the water system serving residents of Brooklyn in St. John. A water storage tank was constructed years ago to serve the community. However, due to demand on the Concord Water System, which serves Concord (including the Brooklyn community), through to the Town of St. George; low pressure affected the tank being filled. In the past, NAWASA’s water tankers journeyed to the community on a regular basis, to fill the tank. However, this provided only a temporary solution, as customers were still challenged … Continue reading

The Art of Spin: ‘‘GOVERNMENT WELCOMES INTEGRITY COMMISSION’S INQUIRY INTO MNIB OPERATIONS’’

By Special Correspondent The Press Release suggesting that the “The Grenada Government has welcomed news that the Integrity Commission has mounted an inquiry into operations at the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB), following recent revelations about the possible inappropriate use of funds” must be described as nothing more than a poorly masked attempt at political ‘spin’ and disingenuity. Indeed, it may have escaped many that there was nothing to welcome at all since it is the very Government of Grenada that would have invited the Integrity Commission to ‘mount the inquiry into operations at the Marketing Board’. So, news … Continue reading

A step closer to achieving Climate Resilience

Preliminary work has begun towards making St. George’s the first Climate-smart city in the Caribbean, which is expected to significantly reduce the island’s vulnerability to climate change and promote increased use of renewable energy. During a press conference held at the end of August at the Ministry of Works conference room at the Ministerial Complex, Botanical Garden’s, St. George’s, it was revealed that initial assessments conducted by a technical team from the New York University (NYU) shows that the island’s capital St. George’s, has great potential to achieve this goal. As part of the journey to achieve climate resilience, the … Continue reading

Funeral arrangements for Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles

BISHOP EMERITUS SYDNEY ANICETUS CHARLES, who died on Tuesday, 4th September 2018, at the age of 92, will be buried on Friday, 28th, September 2018. The Mass of Christian Burial will take place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Church Street, St. George’s. The following is the itinerary of activities as we celebrate the life of Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles. On Thursday 27th, September, 2018: • The body of Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles will be taken to the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, St. George at 9.00 a.m. • At 10:00 a. m., a special Mass will be held … Continue reading

Ministry of Education raises concerns over changes in school uniform

The Ministry of Education is adopting a no tolerance attitude towards schools which attempt to change their uniforms without getting the proper authorisation from the ministry. The position of the ministry was outlined after a primary school on the sister isle of Carriacou found itself in an unfortunate situation on the first day of the re-opening of school on September 3 as students showed up with two different uniforms. Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre told reporters at the weekly post-cabinet press briefing at the Ministerial Complex that although the school in question had sought permission from the ministry on the … Continue reading

Anti-corruption conference held in Grenada

The first ever China-Caribbean Conference on Anti-Corruption Law Enforcement Cooperation convened in Grenada on Monday at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort as Beijing joined the region to help tackle the issue of cross-border corruption. The high-level two day meeting was attended by Vice Chairman of National Commission of Supervision in China, Xu Lingyi and a number of delegations from different member states of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM). In a keynote address, Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Keith Mitchell said that the fight against corruption is beneficial to all involved. He stated that the region’s participation signals its … Continue reading

Plans to transform the Public service into an ICT centered service

Prime Minister and Minister of Information Communication Technology (ICT), Dr. Keith Mitchell has reiterated his desire to transform the public service into an ICT-centered organisation. The Prime Minister was addressing a wide cross section of IT practitioners throughout the public service at a ceremony held at the Conference Room of the Parliament Building at Mt. Wheldale, St. George. Dr. Mitchell said as Prime Minister responsible for ICT in the Caribbean Community (CAFRICOM, he believes that it is time for Grenada to get on par with other countries in the region in ICT matters. He stated that Grenada was the first … Continue reading

Top Mechanic Charged for Brutal Beating of Girlfriend

Police have slapped charges of Causing Harm and Damage to Property on one of the island’s leading mechanics, Romel Griffith who is the owner and operator of Romel’s Transmision Clinic Garage at Mt. Gay, St. George’s. The Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) was called in during the wee hours of last Friday morning following a report about an altercation between Griffith and his 25-year old female companion who is an employee of the Richmond Hill prison but stationed at the Grand Bacolet Juvenile Rehabilitation and Treatment Centre. Griffith was summoned to CID on Wednesday … Continue reading

Bowling man writes letter behind prison walls in New York

Grenadian-born Kert Skeete who is serving a one to three year jail sentence in New York for theft of $US 50, 000.00 from a former employer has sent out his first letter to the public since his incarceration about a month ago. Skeete is the Chief Executive Officer of Lavo Lanes, the island’s only full-fledged bowling entertainment business that is situated at Calliste in St. George’s. The imprisoned businessman did not address the issue of the theft for which he was convicted of but acknowledged those on social media who did not express negative opinions about him. Following is the … Continue reading