Republic Group Hosts CDB closing luncheon

Republic Bank is pleased to support the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, held in Grenada, May 27-31. The Republic Group hosted the closing luncheon on May 31st, which was attended by over 200 participants, including Dr. Warren Smith, CDB President, heads of governments from participating territories, and ECCB Governor, Dr. Timothy Antoine. The annual meeting is CDB’s flagship forum for discussion among the institution’s Governors and sector leaders. During the luncheon, Garvin Joefield, Economist at the Republic Bank Limited, shared on the topic of “Safeguarding Caribbean Tourism”. During his presentation, Joefield outlined the … Continue reading

The Food Fair’s Web Store launched

Shopping has just been made easier for customers of the Grand Anse branch of The Food Fair with the launch of its online supermarket. The web store, which offers a delivery service to a distance of no more than three miles was launched last Friday. Apart from the delivery service, customers can opt to order their items online and journey to the supermarket and have it picked up, in an effort to avoid standing in long lines. With its tagline, “Affordable, Convenient, Secure”, the web store is equipped with 10 major departments and a number of sub-departments aimed at satisfying … Continue reading

Jamaican National Gets 4 Years for Drug Trafficking

A Jamaican-born American citizen, who was caught with $131, 818.16 worth of Cocaine at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), has been sentenced to spend the next four years at the Richmond Hill Prison for the offence of “Trafficking (in) a Controlled Drug.” The sentence was handed down on Monday by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill, who turned down an application by Taylor’s defense counsel, Attorney-at Law Derrick Sylvester, for a non-custodial sentence to be imposed on his client. Taylor, a photographer by profession, found himself in trouble with the law on May 15, after 2 black packages containing cocaine, weighing … Continue reading

Donation towards rehabilitation at the prison

The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) has donated a quantity of equipment to the Richmond Hill prison to help with its Rehabilitative efforts among inmates. The list includes a personal computer, sewing machine and wood work tools. The donation was made possible through the European Union 10th EDF Project which contributes to capacity-building and institutional response to illicit drug trafficking, by strengthening capacities of law enforcement/border security officials to address illicit trafficking and enhance existing rehabilitation initiatives in correctional facilities for drug offenders. In accepting the equipment, Superintendent at the Prisons, Rupert Neckles welcomed the package since it was in … Continue reading

SJC, St. Andrew is the winner of the 2017/2018 RBC/RBTT Young Leaders Programme

The young leaders of St. Joseph’s Convent, St. Andrew has emerged as winners of the 2017/2018 RBC/RBTT Young Leaders Programme. Over 360 students, from 10 different secondary schools across the island took part in the programme to become leaders of change in their communities. SJC, St. Andrew was awarded for having the most original and creative project which shared insights into the theme, “I am We – Leading Change in Our Community”. The theme sought to challenge the participating schools to identify a problem in their community and develop a project that will help solve it. The rural school got … Continue reading

Outgoing PSC Chairman defends ASP Coutain reinstatement

Outgoing Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Attorney-at-law Derrick Sylvester, is standing firm behind the July 2016 decision to reinstate Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Claudius Coutain, who is on corruption charges to allow him the luxury to secure his retirement benefits after years of service. During a press conference held at his Lucas Street office on Monday, Attorney Sylvester, who had come in for heavy criticisms from some sections of the public after the decision, attempted to clear once and for all the air on the contentious issue of Coutain’s brief re-instatement in the police force. “That decision … Continue reading

Murder Suspect’s House Goes up in Flames

Four days after he was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on a Non-Capital Murder charge in connection to the death of Telescope “Community Leader”, Cainisaac Edwards, the house where Steven Croney resided was engulfed by fire in what many villagers suspect was an act of retaliation. THE NEW TODAY understands that the 2-room board and wall structure, which the 33-year-old was renting from another individual went up in flames at around 3.00 last week Thursday morning, just hours after the homicide victim was laid to rest. There is a lot of speculation as to what transpired and according to … Continue reading

Earle Brathwaite – The man from Carriacou who made a name in Silicon Valley

Grenadian-born engineer, Nicholas Earle Brathwaite, son of the island’s fifth Prime Minister, the late Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite was on Tuesday conferred with a Doctor of Laws Degree by Chancellor of McMaster University in Canada. A graduate of the Canadian university, Dr. Brathwaite began his career with Intel Corporation in Barbados, where he contributed to a number of patented technologies. Leaving Intel to co-found nChip, he led teams that developed products including PDAs, cell phones, digital cameras, game consoles and power supplies. When nCHIP was purchased by Flextronics in 1995, Dr. Brathwaite became Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. … Continue reading

Millions spent on Sargassum Seaweed clean-up

The Government of Grenada is spending $100,000 a week to help rid the island of the Sargassum Seaweed, according to Minister of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information, Senator Simon Stiell. It has been approximately four months since the invasion of the South African generated Sargassum Seaweed has taken over most of Grenada’s coastlines and beachfronts. Speaking to reporters at the weekly held post-Cabinet press briefing, Sen. Stiell said that there is a recognition that the problem with the seaweed is now letting up and government is on the verge of finding a permanent solution to … Continue reading

Cable & Wireless addresses “radiation” issue

Cable & Wireless Communications, registered owner of the High Court Building on the Carenage in St. Georges categorically refutes recent claims made in the media citing possible harmful ‘radiation’ levels in the building. The Bureau of Standards conducted its own set of independent tests in the building and the findings indicate that there are no harmful radiation levels at the site. Additionally, C&W contracted a third-party to conduct a “non-ionizing radiation” analysis of the building. There has been no evidence of this type of radiation beyond acceptable levels of health and safety. Cable & Wireless Grenada has reported these findings … Continue reading