GHTA hosts inaugural Gala Awards

It was a night of celebration as the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) hosted its inaugural Gala Awards to recognise the excellence and dedication of people within the industry. The event which took place at the Grenadian by Rex Resorts on April 7 was attended by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Grenada Tourism Authority Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Maher, GHTA Board of Directors, hoteliers and other stakeholders. Awards were presented in seven categories that highlight the diverse careers within the tourism industry including chef, hotel employee and bartender of the year. The event also reinforces … Continue reading

Commitment to Co – op Bank’s Carlton Home 5 Year Plan

The month of April 2018 will once again see the ever-anticipated, and growing, Grenada Co-operative Bank Ltd., ‘Pump it Up Fun Walk take to the streets, in Grenada & Carriacou. As a precursor to the event the bank met with its corporate benefactors for the hand-over of funds pledged towards the bank’s specified undertaking of a five-year ($500,000.00ECD) improvement plan, for the Carlton Home project, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and the Government of Grenada. This undertaking is a direct result of the strength of the Co-op Bank ‘Pump It Up’ brand, which has now enabled the bank … Continue reading

Seven Charged in Million dollar Drug Haul

Police have charged seven persons including five locals and two Vincentians in connection with the second million dollar drug haul for the year in the country. The suspects made their first court appearance before Magistrate Karen Noel at the Sauteurs Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday to answer to the charges of trafficking in a controlled drug and conspiracy to trafficking in a controlled drug. The accused are – Thirty year old Garfield Clement of River Salle, St. Patrick, 21-year-old Jakim Young of Non-Pariel, St. Mark, 32-year-old Livingston Smith of Mt. Hartman, St. George, 62- year-old Parker Hyacinth of Calivigny, St. George, … Continue reading

Two remanded on Non-Capital Murder charge

Two young men from the small village of Beaton in St. David are facing a joint charge of Non-Capital Murder in connection with the March 24 death of 61-year old Francis Williams of the same village. 37-year-old Auto Body Repairman Davis Gulston, and Johnny Perryman, a 25-year-old Construction Worker, appeared last week Wednesday before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Although, they were not represented by counsel, both murder accused persons indicated to the court that they have retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Derick … Continue reading

Pure Grenada Welcomes World Arc Rally 2018

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean was delighted to welcome the final 14 yachts in the World ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Round the World race 2017-2018. World ARC is a round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. The event features a mix of cruising and exploring the world. Forty-five participants in this year’s event represented several countries including the US, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Latvia and Sweden. The Grenada Tourism Authority worked closely with Camper & Nicholson Port Louis Marina, Westerhall Estate Ltd., Digicel, the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada (MAYAG) and … Continue reading

Co-op Bank opens new “Excellence Centre” banking facility

Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited officially opened the doors of its new premises for the Spiceland Mall Retail Banking Unit, located at the recently added wing of the Spiceland Mall. The Banking facility, dubbed the “Excellence Centre” was established to provide enhanced customer experiences and modern comfort and conveniences for its Retail, Corporate and Commercial customers. The opening ceremony was held on March 22 at the new location in the presence of one hundred (100) guests including Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, Linda Felix-Berkeley, Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and Venerable Michael Marshall of the Anglican Diocese. … Continue reading

Some teachers affected by late salaries and no one-off payment

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has confirmed that some teachers did not get their salaries on time for the month of March. In an interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Lewis blamed “recklessness and careless” on the part of the Finance Department of the Ministry of Education for the non-payment of salaries and the promised one-off payment of $750.00 due to some teachers. He said the issue was brought to the attention of the Ministry of Education last Thursday and the union was told that some teachers were “accidentally bumped off the system”. “To us … Continue reading

Celebration and Appreciation

The St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) celebrates Intercol success in 2018. Some will ask what is there to celebrate in 2018 when at the end of the games the Grenada Boys Secondary School won the boys category of this customary showdown which is primarily between SAASS and GBSS. SAASS has not won the girls category either. In fact, history was made as the girls from St. Joseph’s Convent Grenville clinched the victory leaving the defending champs, Anglican High School in dismay and disappointment as they had to settle for second place. So, SAASS has not won any of these … Continue reading

Men Arrested in $2.3 Million Drug Bust

Two St. Andrew residents have been granted bail, while another was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison in connection with the discovery of over two million dollars worth of marijuana, when they appeared before the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, on a number of indictable drug related charges. The suspects are 41-year-old Construction Worker, Kyron Alexander of Moyah, along with 30-year-old self-employed Grand Bras resident, Kevin Coxall and Inron Mc Donald, a 27-year-old Fisherman from Soubise. The three accused men appeared before Her Honour, Magistrate Nevlyn John, where joint charges of Conspiracy to Traffic and to Import a Controlled Drug … Continue reading

Brother Kills Brother in Mt. Horne

It was an emotional atmosphere at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court in St. Andrew on Tuesday, as 26-year-old Damian Francis appeared before the Court on a Non-Capital Murder charge, in connection to the stabbing death of his 31-year-old brother, Steve Francis. A large crowd flocked the court compound to get a glimpse of Francis, who was slapped with the indictable charge, following the fatal incident, which occurred during the wee hours of last week Saturday morning at their home in Mt. Horne, St. Andrew, which led to his brother’s death. The murder accused appeared unrepresented before the sitting Magistrate, Her Honour … Continue reading