Soca entertainment at Panorama

Spice Mas Corporation (SMC) has formed an alliance with Tropics Entertainment to enhance the panorama competition this year. Through that alliance worked out, panorama would be flavoured with soca entertainment which the SMC sees as an innovative move geared at attracting a larger audience to the show, while at the same time giving a better quality presentation. SMC’s Chairman Colin Dowe disclosed to the media last week that his organisation forged a collaboration with Tropics Entertainment as a result of a promoters’ meeting where a call was made for partnership in assisting the carnival committee to improve on the panorama … Continue reading

PM Thomas: ‘I am not going to answer that question’

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has vowed not to disclose the source who made a substantial contribution to the National Democratic Congress (NDC) that has sparked off widespread debate in the country. He made the disclosure in Parliament in response to questions tabled by Opposition Member of Parliament for Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Elvin Nimrod on allegations made about a US$150, 000.00 donation to a senior government member from Saudi Arabia. The Prime Minister has publicly admitted receiving US$50, 000.00 as a contribution to Congress by a donor from an account in the British Virgin Islands. In an emotional response, Prime … Continue reading

Courts Unicomer Super Dad 2012

Saturday 16th June, mirrored the excitement and jubilant energies at the Courts Young Street store, as was seen on 12th May, 2012, when Mothers got the chance to vie for the title of Courts Super Mom. That Saturday saw six fathers compete for the title of Courts Super Dad. This competition came on the request of fathers asking for an activity for them, as it is often mentioned that there is always an event or activity for mothers but never for fathers. The Courts OECS group listened to this request and decided to roll out a similar activity as was … Continue reading

Opposition Leader says Grenada’s business sector is in crisis

Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Mitchell has called on Government to take immediate action to deal with the economic crisis now facing Grenada’s private sector. Dr. Mitchell said that the situation in the private sector has now reached a crisis point and noted that, “Grenadian businesses are currently experiencing an economic disaster of unforeseen proportions.” This disaster he says could threaten the very survival of many of our traditional businesses. “I have been having consultations with many business owners throughout the country. What is most striking is the everyday struggle businesses are facing. Business owners cannot even think about profit but … Continue reading

Rhythms of Summer 2012 Launched

by Judy John Rhythms of Summer 2012 which takes place next month is carded to develop and showcase local musicians, as they interact with world class performers. The musical show which was recently launched at the Spice Basket, will take place on Saturday July 7. Matthias Williams Co-odinator of the Rhythms of Summer, said that the show is primarily geared at music development in Grenada. Williams said they aim to do this in three ways. The organizers would be bringing “World Class Performers” to interact with Grenadian musicians It is also their intention to create and make available a stage … Continue reading

NLA Manager on leave

An inquiry into allegations of sexual harassment at the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) is expected to conclude next week Friday. Attorney-at-Law, Ian H.H. Sandy, and Pastor Gerald Keens-Douglas are conducting the inquiry, which began one week ago. The inquiry comes days after the powerful Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) took to the Carenage, St George’s in protest action demanding justice for affected NLA workers. One of the calls from TAWU was for the immediate suspension of the alleged perpetrator, and other members of the Board of Directors. By way of a letter the NLA workers were informed last week … Continue reading

Violinist Donnell Best accepted by top U.S Music School

Donnell Best, a 20-year-old graduate of TAMCC, was recently accepted by the Berklee College of Music in Boston USA.  Donnell is the first Grenadian violinist to be accepted by a world class music school. Berklee is famous for producing more Grammy winners than any other music school, and for having more graduates work in the music field. The application and audition process is highly competitive. Donnell will study every aspect of music, from technique to performance to sound technology. Donnell has studied violin and voice in Grenada for the past 5 years. He is the teaching assistant for Island Violin … Continue reading

Fleming accepts the award

NEW YORK, June25, 2012 – Grenada’s Immigration Chief believes that the recognition of his department for improved delivery of service is a reflection of the potential of the public service in Grenada. The Immigration and Passport Department of Grenada on Monday received an award as part of the 2012 United Nations Public Service Awards at the UN Headquarters in New York. The award was for “Improving the Delivery of Public Services” in Latin America and the Caribbean region. Superintendent Godfrey Fleming received the award as part of activities marking the 10th anniversary of United Nations Public Service Day and the … Continue reading