NDC approaches Electoral Office

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is confident that the discrepancies which have been identified in the 2012 Consolidated Voters’ List will be resolved shortly. Over the weekend a review of the 2012 Consolidated Voters List indicated the omission of the names of some previously registered voters. In the interest of democracy, the NDC made immediate contact with the Electoral Office to register our concerns regarding the accuracy of the list and emphasized the need for the appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that the final list includes all enumerated citizens. The NDC supports a fair electoral process, which honours … Continue reading

Quality Leadership takes centre stage at election campaign

Prime Minister and Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas has brought to the fore the issue of leadership in the country. During a massive rally of the incumbent NDC at the Roy St. John Playing Field at Tanteen in St. George’s last week Sunday, Prime Minister Thomas reacted to statements made by Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Mitchell that the upcoming General Elections is based on quality leadership and the economy. The Prime Minister said if ever there was any quality leadership in Grenada, the record will show that it was in the past four years under … Continue reading

Co-op Bank providing distance learning through HELP

Grenadians who are desirous of pursuing online studies now have the opportunity to do so through an initiative introduced by the Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited. The bank has partnered with the Florida-based Education For Advancement (EFA) in an effort to provide educational opportunities to Grenadians who want to pursue tertiary education distance programmes any where in the world from the comfort of their home. As a means of providing the financial support, Co-op Bank has introduced a loan programme that is called “Higher Education Loan Plan” (HELP). At the media launch last week Thursday, Co-op Bank’s Managing Director, Richard Duncan … Continue reading

Expelled NDC members accused of campaigning against Tillman Thomas

Two expelled members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are accused of giving support to the main Opposition New National Party (NNP) to unseat Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in his St. Patrick’s East Constituency in the February 19 general elections. Former Opposition Leader Michael Baptiste identified former Government Ministers Peter David and Joseph Gilbert as the two who are campaigning against the Grenadian Leader. Baptiste who appeared on the NDC Platform last week Sunday during a mass rally at the Roy St. John Playing Field in St. George’s admonished the Congress supporters to stand firm and not allow the two … Continue reading

Alie Dowden: Put away colours

One of the new members of the Team of Candidates of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Alie Dowden has cautioned people against engaging in conflict and confusion for politicians. Dowden’s comments came against an attempt made by some residents of Happy Hill, St. George’s believed to be associated with the main opposition, New National Party (NNP) to disturb a public meeting that was held to launch his candidacy for the St. George North West Constituency. The rookie politician has accepted the challenge to contest the seat that has been held by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell for the past 28 … Continue reading

Tallpree to compete in T&T Power Soca Finals

LIME artiste, Tallpree will take to the big stage at the Trinidad & Tobago Power Soca Finals carded for February 8. He will join other famous acts such as Super Blue, Shurwayne Winchester, Benjai, Destra Garcia and others to compete for this year’s crown. Tallpree has consistently given hits such as ‘Wicked jab’, ‘Old Woman’, ‘Drink Ah Rum’, and ‘Just Jab’ over the years and is one of Grenada’s premier soca artistes. The top Grenadian performer has qualified for T&T’s Power Soca Monarch on numerous occasions. In November last year, Tallpree brought the crowd to its feet at the 10th … Continue reading

Gilbert is first-ever Honorary Consul

The Government of Grenada has appointed its first-ever Honorary Consul for Grenada in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis. She is Betty-Ann J. Gilbert, a Grenadian by birth, who has been living in St Kitts and Nevis for the last twelve (12) years. Gilbert is currently the Owner and Managing Director of Innovative Transport Services Limited and Dynamic Distributors Limited. As Grenada’s Honorary Consul she will have “full powers and authority to aid and protect citizens of Grenada trading in, visiting or residing in St. Kitts and Nevis” as stated in her Commission of Appointment issued by Prime Minister … Continue reading

FirstCaribbean works along with Seacology

The impact of both natural and man-made disaster continues to be a major threat to the environment and CIBC First Caribbean is lending its hand to protect the ecosystem and wildlife. The financial institution last week Friday presented a cheque for $37,800.00 to Seacology Field Representative for Grenada, Tyrone Buckmire to assist the organisation in preserving Grenada’s mangroves and wildlife. Two representatives from the Woburn Woodlands Development Organisation (WWDO) were on hand to witness the presentation during a brief ceremony held at the Woburn, Mangrove Reserve Viewing Platform. In 2004, Hurricanes Ivan destroyed a large section of mangroves lining the … Continue reading

Nazim Burke: Investigations are still continuing

A senior member of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has hinted that investigations into allegations of wrong doing by members of the former New National Party (NNP) Government of Dr. Keith Mitchell are still alive. The NDC Deputy Political Leader Nazim Burke who was speaking at the formal opening ceremony of the NDC St. George North West Party Office said those who knew what they have done believe that “they are off the hook.” “Let us remember that investigations are still continuing,” he remarked. Burke said he is not into attacking anybody, but his business is to speak about his … Continue reading

Clouden pleads for High Court trials in Carriacou

Seasoned Criminal Attorney, Anselm Clouden has called sittings of the High Court to take place on the sister island of Carriacou. Clouden who is a native of Carriacou made the call during a special sitting of the court that was held to bid farewell to Madam Justice Clare Henry last week Monday. According to the outspoken attorney-at-law, due to the absence of a Supreme Court in Carriacou, the people there face major difficulties. Clouden who operates Grenlaw Chambers on Church Street, St George’s said that in order for the people of Carriacou and Petite Martinique to have access to justice, … Continue reading