Students Safe with United Insurance

United Insurance has once again provided support to the students of the T.A. Marryshow Community College, as they travel to Barbados to undertake internships at The Crane Resort. When the thirty-eight (38) students of the College make the trip to Barbados to further their studies, they do so without worry thanks to United Insurance. This is because United Insurance, for the third consecutive year, has donated the travel insurance which provides full coverage for the group of students on their trip to Barbados, May 3 to August 7, 2013. The students are part of the Tourism and Hospitality programmes at … Continue reading

The plight of the Public Library

In a recent Sentinel article, brief mention was made of the abandoned Public Library building on the Carenage and the decay of York House. This article seeks to elaborate further on the Public Library – a major heritage building in the Historic Village of our Capital City of St. George. Our records show that the building has been vacated and closed since July 18, 2011, in another month or two it would be two years since the contents of the building would not have seen the light of day, with the resulting deterioration of the irreplaceable archival material contained therein, … Continue reading

Dr. La Grenade Takes Centre Stage

A distinguished woman of the soil has accepted the challenge to serve her nation in the capacity of Head of State. Dr. Cecile La Grenade was sworn in on Tuesday by Madam Justice Margaret Price-Findlay as the country’s sixth Governor General at the Grenada Trade Centre during a joint sitting of both Houses of Parliament. She replaces Sir Carlyle Glean who served as the fifth Governor General from November 27, 2008. The new Governor General created history by becoming the first female to hold the high Office of the land. In her first address after taking the oath of office, … Continue reading

TUC slams gov’t on free school books programme

The Grenada Trade Union movement has condemned in the strongest way possible Government’s decision to kick-out private schools from the Free Schoolbooks Programme. Addressing the Senate in his maiden contribution to the 2013 Budget of Revenue and Expenditure last week Tuesday, the former Acting Director at the Government Information Service (GIS) and present Trade Union Representative in the law-making body, Raymond Roberts told the House that the decision has no merit and called for it to be rescinded. He said the $110 million budgeted for the Ministry of Education is acceptable although he would have preferred to see the ministry … Continue reading

Heated exchange at press briefing

Tuesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing by a Minister of the new Grenada government ended prematurely when reporters sought to question Communication & Works Minister, Gregory Bowen on issues relating to the Kuwait-funded road projects in Grenada. THE NEW TODAY understand that the session ended in disarray when Kisha Alexander-Grant, the Press Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister intervened and directed the reporters not to fire questions on the Kuwaiti issue. MTV’s Chearvon Benjamin was the reporter who asked Minister Bowen about information which the government had previously promised to give to back their allegation that Kuwait had suspended Grenada … Continue reading

NAWASA donates to Grenada Patient Kidney Foundation

General Manager of the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), Christopher Husbands on April 25 presented a cheque in the value of $1000.00 to the Grenada Patient Kidney Foundation. During the presentation at the Authority’s Boardroom on the Carenage, Husbands said “for persons living with kidney disease, any form of assistance often represents a gift of life”. “NAWASA is happy to be able to provide this contribution, which will further assist the foundation in improving the health care currently available to persons suffering from kidney related illnesses”, he remarked. According to Husbands, kidney disease is not location specific and the … Continue reading

Grenada must now facilitate private sector investment

With a debt to GDP ratio of 103 per cent, unemployment of 40 per cent, real GDP growth of 0.50 per cent and a primary balance as a percentage of GDP of -0.20 per cent, the Prime Minister of Grenada, Keith Mitchell is calling on the private sector to help spur the country’s economy. Speaking at Republic Bank’s investor briefing conference held at Spice Island Beach Resort on Tuesday, entitled “Fast Forward Together – Reigniting Growth”, Mitchell said: “The economic challenges we face are far worse than was predicted nevertheless there are real opportunities in Grenada. It is important that … Continue reading

Relations with Africa

It was very interesting to hear from Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell that his government intends establishing relations with all countries, including those in Africa. That cannot happen too soon!! As a report in the “New African” magazine states: “People criticise Africa, first of all, as if it was one country. Yet, it is the second largest continent in the world, with 54 different nations. Second, according to the report, Africa is not in control of its own image. The modern age, the report said, is dominated by TV and the print media, and the best of both are owned … Continue reading

GRENLEC gives generously

The Grenada Electricity Services (GRENLEC) Ltd on Monday presented $135,597.00 to eleven charitable organisations throughout the country. The presentations were made during a brief ceremony at GRENLEC’s Dusty Highway Office in Grand Anse. Interim Chief Executive Officer of the utility company, Clive Hosten identified the charities that benefited from the GRENLEC Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI). The recipients are Mt Gay Hospital (2 Refrigerators – $5,318.00), Cadrona Home for the Aged ($10,000.00), Queen Elizabeth Home ($10,000.00), Fr. Hillarion Home ($10,000.00), Programme for Adolescent Mothers (PAM) – Skills-Training Programme $35,881.00, Hillview Home for the Aged ($10,000.00), Charles Memorial Home (1 Solar Water … Continue reading

Roberts: Class lawsuit should be brought against Mitchell and NNP

Former Director of the Government Information Service (GIS) and Trade Union Representative in the Senate, Raymond Roberts wants affected clients of Capital Bank International Ltd (CapBank) to take legal action against the State. Sen. Roberts made the call in his maiden address to Parliament in contributing to the debate in the Senate on the 2013 budget. “The Grenada Trade Union Council welcomes the Minister of Finance setting aside an allocation for the people who are affected … we want that to be increased to $5,000.00”“, he told the sitting. According to Roberts, this is a good gesture on the part … Continue reading