Grenadian wins top award in Canada

Toronto — Grenadian Producer, Radford Ettienne has copped the prestigious award for ‘Best Producer’ in this year’s African Entertainment Awards (AE Awards) ceremony recently held in Toronto, Canada. Radford, who has worked in the industry for many years dating back to his native Grenada, is widely respected in Canadian music circles. Highlights include hits with artists such as Shugga, Grenadian soca sensation, Mr. Killa, Young Sound, White Wine and currently, Canada’s Top female reggae singer, Tonya P. Radford first drew the attention of the music populace with his singing and producing debut alongside singer Psychobob in a track entitled ‘Ride … Continue reading

Timothy Antoine expresses hope for a modern economy

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Timothy Antoine is confident that the local economy can be developed into becoming the showpiece of the Caribbean. Antoine is optimistic that not withstanding the current difficulties that are being faced in Grenada, the country has the potential to be, “The Germany of the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States).” Germany currently has the strongest economy in Europe, which is going through an economic crisis like the rest of the major industrialised nations. Antoine indicated that Grenada has the most diversified economy in the sub-regional grouping, as well as the potential for oil … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts resigns from the Cabinet

The split within the four-year-old National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has opened wider with the resignation last Thursday of Foreign Trade and Environment Minister, Glynis Roberts as a member of the Cabinet. Roberts presented her resignation letter to Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean and virtually brought an end to her association with Congress under whose platform she was twice elected as a Member of Parliament in the South St. George constituency in 2003 and 2008. Her exit came as no surprise and was against the backdrop of moves by Prime Minister Thomas to look for … Continue reading

Police Officer to reach out to Drug Addicts

A Sergeant of Police is forging ahead with plans to reach out to drug addicts in the society. Kenny Smart said he has realised that there is no known drug rehabilitation centre on the island, and with the assistance of a group of medical professionals he is in the process of starting a mobile centre by the beginning of next year. The facility would operate under the name, “The Positive Changes Services.” The Police Officer who previously led the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for 12 years told reporters that the initiative was born out of … Continue reading

CIBC unveils competitive package

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is making it easier for Grenadians to access mortgage financing at unbeatable rates. The Bank last week Friday launched its mortgage campaign offer that provides loans at fixed interest rates of 5.99% for three years. Approved clients will also receive 50% off the commitment fee, pre-approved Visa Credit Card, and Free mobile, Telephone and Internet Banking. Applications for mortgage loans will be processed and responded to within two to five working days. The special offer gives successful applicants a range of benefits not currently available from any other bank. The offer, which began last week, concludes … Continue reading

Grenada and Latvia establish diplomatic relations

NEW YORK – Grenada and Latvia have established diplomatic relations. A Joint Communiqué on establishing diplomatic relations between both countries was signed in New York last week Wednesday Grenada’s Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Ambassador Dessima Williams and her Latvian counterpart, Normans Penke signed on behalf of the two governments. “The Republic of Latvia and Grenada, with the purpose to promote mutual understanding and strengthen the friendship and co-operation among their two peoples, and on the basis of the principles and purposes of the Charter of the United Nations and international law, have decided to establish diplomatic relations at … Continue reading

Ruggles Ferguson takes over the regional bar

A former President of the Grenada Bar Association is now the new President of the OECS Bar Association. Ruggles Ferguson, who served as President of the Grenada Bar for seven consecutive years (2001-2008), was elected unanimously at the Biennial meeting of the OECS Bar held over the weekend in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. He succeeds Tapley Seaton Q.C., a former long serving Attorney-General of the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis, who has been at the helm of the organisation for the last four years. Ferguson is the first person from the Grenada Bar Association to hold the post … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts accused of being ‘indecent’ and ‘selfish’

The St. George South constituency branch of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government is not taking too kindly to the manner in which former Minister of Foreign Trade and The Environment, Glynis Roberts took her exit last Thursday from the Cabinet of Ministers. Roberts’ not surprising resignation left Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in charge of a Cabinet that now comprises only six elected Members of Parliament from the July 2008 general elections. The female MP is known to be a close ally of attorney-at-law, Peter David who resigned as a Minister of the Congress government some three months ago … Continue reading

Randal Robinson gets the nod

A service provider in the Tourism industry, Randal Robinson has been selected by the Constituency Branch of St. George’s South East to be the Caretaker Candidate for the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government in the next General Elections that are constitutionally due next year. Robinson got the nod during elections held Monday night by NDC members at the Marian Multi-Purpose Centre that was presided over by the party’s Treasurer, Bernard Isaac. He received 93 votes as opposed to 31 by Elliot Bishop, the former President of the Commercial & Industrial Workers Union (CIWU) and current Public Relations Officer of … Continue reading

TAWU engaged in serious negotiations

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union has been reporting on a series of negotiations being held with private sector companies. According to a TAWU release, the union has settled a new Collective Labour Agreement with Caribbean Agro Industries that provided increased benefits to workers. The militant union is also seeking to conclude negotiations on the terms and conditions of exit from Cable & Wireless (G’da.) Ltd. by way of redundancy for several workers. The release said that the negotiations with Caribbean Agro Industries concluded on a positive note in which the Union secured a twelve percent (12%) increase in … Continue reading