Equipment from South Korea

Grenada’s Ministry of the Environment was the recipient last Friday of new equipment costing US$20,000 from the Government of South Korea aimed at helping in the development of its Coastal Zone Management Plan. The equipment will be used to facilitate research work that is to be conducted on the South and South-East Coasts of Grenada spanning from Telescope in the east to Point Salines in the south. In accepting the equipment, Minister for the Environment, Glynis Roberts said the donation reflects the strong relations that exist between the two countries and will serve to further strengthen the ties. According to … Continue reading

Exploring oil & gas resources

The National Democratic Congress-led government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is moving to ensure that Grenada begin to seriously explore its hydrocarbon products. Minister of Finance, Planning, Economy, Energy and Co-operatives, Nazim Burke last week disclosed that Grenada signed a co-operation agreement with neighbouring island Trinidad and Tobago for energy development. This recent agreement with the twin-island Republic is a further step to a maritime boundary delimitation treaty signed between the two countries in April 2010 that will advance the joint exploration and exploitation of hydrocarbons in the maritime areas in Trinidad and Tobago and Grenada. The Maritime Boundary Delimitation … Continue reading

Parliament is prorogued

The next sitting of the House of Representatives could be one of the most intriguing as Grenadians await a new date for the opening of the Fifth Session of the Eighth Parliament. A press release issued by the Office of the Prime Minister on Monday informed the nation that Prime Minister Tillman Thomas had requested Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean, to prorogue the current session of Parliament. The release said: “Prime Minister, Hon. Tillman Thomas today requested His Excellency, the Governor-General of Grenada, Sir Carlyle Glean, to prorogue Parliament. This action will bring an end to the 4th Session of the … Continue reading

Grenada assumes presidency of Pan American Sanitary Conference

By Michael Bascombe WASHINGTON, DC – Grenada’s Health Minister, Senator Ann Peters was elected President of the 28th Pan American Sanitary Conference of the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), which is meeting from September 17-21 in Washington, DC. Argentina and Guatemala were elected as the two Vice Presidents while Mexico was elected the rapporteur. “We meet at a time when the continued fallout of the global financial crisis exacerbates the on-going challenges that we all face in addressing the diverse health care needs of our countries and ensuring the implementation of public policies needed to reach all segments of the … Continue reading

Radio Man Charged in Sex-related Case

Radio Personality Jason Skeete has been charged by police with three counts of indecent assault, and one count of indecent exposure. Skeete who worked in some of the leading media houses in the country as a radio broadcaster is accused of making several sexual advances to a female secretary who resides at Grand Anse, St. George’s. A high level source informed THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the suspect allegedly committed a series of offenses against the 22-year old young lady over a period of time. The lawmen got into action after receiving a complaint from the young lady that after … Continue reading

Body Pulled from Carenage Water

Police are continuing to investigate the circumstances surrounding the death of a St. David’s resident whose body was fished out the waters off the Carenage, St George’s last week Sunday. The man, said to be in his early fifties, has been identified as Dunbar Alexander, a frequenter of the town of St George with no fixed place of abode. Alexander is believed to be originally from Beaton in St. David. Members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) were called to the scene after a guest of a nearby restaurant spotted the body floating just after 5.00 p.m. According to … Continue reading

Start of new law year

Roman Catholic Priest, Father Felix Nnabuchi has appealed to members of the judiciary in Grenada to ensure that there is equality and justice in the society. Delivering the Homily to mark the opening of the new 2012-13 law year, the African priest used the words of legendary Jamaican reggae singer, the late Peter Tosh, as he enforced his plea for equal rights and justice from the country’s law and policy-makers. It was a touching moment as the Congregation comprised of mainly members of the Legal profession listened as Father Nnabuchi sang a portion of the song, “I need equal rights … Continue reading

Gonsalves explains the money given to Grenada

Dear Sir: I am dismayed that the leadership of the Public Service Union (PSU) unreasonably criticised my decision to permit Grenada to use part of the allocation for St. Vincent and the Grenadines available for it at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). They ill-advisedly referred to it as a loan by St. Vincent and the Grenadines to Grenada in the sum of $5 million. They then compounded this profound misunderstanding of my decision by enveloping it in opportunistic distortions or falsehoods, namely: That Grenada pays its civil servants better than St. Vincent and the Grenadines does; that I lent … Continue reading

Prison Officers on Drug Charges

Three prison officers at Grenada’s lone prison will return to Court on November 6 to answer charges of possession and trafficking of a controlled drug. The trio were taken into custody on allegations that they were trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the prison for use by inmates. Brothers Shaundell and Samuel Frederick who are residents of Westerhall, St. David and Abdella Abel of St Andrew were arrested during a police operation conducted on July 27 following a complaint from the authorities at the Richmond Hill Prison. A source close to the investigation said that the prison had contacted both … Continue reading

Courts donate Stove to School for Special Education

Courts Unicomer (Grenada) believes in the technical and vocational enhancement of the nation’s youth and so continues to be a great supporter of programmes that will promote such growth. On Wednesday 5th September, the Grenada School for Special Education, The Limes, St. George’s, added another item to their list of appliances in their Home Economics Lab. Home Economics is now the newest programme to be added to the school’s curriculum, as they have recently refurbished an area in the school to facilitate this program. As the School for Special Education continues to contribute to the well-rounded development of the students … Continue reading