Salvation Army gives out food hampers

For yet another yet the Salvation Army in Grenada has lived up to the Gospel mandate as handed down by Jesus Christ to “feed his people.” And there was no better way than doing that as the nation remembered the birth of the Christ Child. Just about one hundred people who are considered to be less fortunate were provided with food hampers that were made possible from the “Red Kettle” and Andall and Associates that partnered with the Salvation Army to help facilitate the distribution. Head of the local chapter, Captain Desmond Davis who presided over the distribution indicated that … Continue reading

NAWASA brings Christmas cheer to customers

Thirty-two families have received Christmas cheer from the staff of the National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA). The recipients were surprised with Christmas Food Hampers which included foodstuff, toiletries and, of course, the Christmas ham. The lucky recipients were identified by employees and fit the selection criteria of financially vulnerable, but, with unwavering commitment toward the payment of their monthly water bills. The activity is into its eighth year, and according to General Manager Christopher Husbands, “It is a gratifying and humbling experience every year for every single member of the NAWASA family. The opportunity to be able to add … Continue reading

Osprey Worker Charged With Cocaine Possession

Members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have discovered a quantity of cocaine on board the Osprey Shuttle that allegedly was in the possession of a female employee. The lawmen swooped down on the boat last week Tuesday at the Queen’s Jetty on the Carenage, St. George’s after it came from its daily excursion to Carriacou. During the operation the law enforcement officials located one bag containing one kilo of cocaine on the boat. The Drug Squad team was also able to lay their hands on just about $17,990.00 during the operation. A female employee, … Continue reading

Charges of Sexual Encounter with Student

The Happy Hill Secondary School (HHSS) is back in the news once again. This time it involves a young male teacher who is under investigation in connection with an alleged act of sexual interference of a schoolgirl. According to well-placed sources, the Ministry of Social Services was forced to intervene following complaints made to officials at the ministry about the sexual ordeal. A source close to the school told this newspaper that the teacher was transferred to HHSS from another secondary school sometime ago following similar complaints of sexual involvement with female students. He said that last week Tuesday, officials … Continue reading

NIS Employee on 23 Fraud Charges

Twenty-three criminal charges are hanging over the head of St. Andrew’s resident, 30 year old Raymond Beggs, a Data Clerk employee of the state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS). And according to Police Prosecutor, Corporal Vah Hercules it is more than likely that more charges are likely to slapped on Beggs who is currently on holiday. He is accused of committing fraud and uttering forged documents in the amount of $163,000.00 to get money from NIS illegally. The offense was committed between 2008 and September 2012. Cpl Hercules told Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamar Gill on Tuesday that investigations are still … Continue reading

Address delivered by Finance Minister, Nazim Burke at launch of the Grenada Chapter of the Caribbean Growth Forum held DECEMBER 11, 2012 at the GRENADA TRADE CENTRE   Four years after the start of the Great Recession, politicians, policymakers, priests and people, the world over, share a common quest. What is this quest? Accelerating economic growth and creating jobs. Without a doubt, the greatest macro-economic challenge facing the global economy today is economic growth. And without fear of contradiction, I believe that the greatest socio-economic challenge is employment creation. During the Great Recession, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) reports that … Continue reading

Grenada gets multiple golds in 2012

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada is truly experiencing a banner year for marketplace recognition, adding top awards for its tourism product to Kirani James’ Olympic Gold medal. From premier publications and their readers to their 10th Gold medal at the Chelsea Flower Show, Grenada was celebrated throughout the course of 2012. The most recent accolade came from National Geographic Traveler, which listed Grenada among the “Be st of the World 2013” as one of the New Year’s 20 Must-See Places, in the December 2012/January 2013 issue. Calling the island’s capital, St. George’s, “one of the prettiest towns in the Caribbean,” … Continue reading

MP David speaks out

Expelled Executive member of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter David has expressed concerns about the pace allowing for occupancy by locals at the newly constructed housing units in Mt. Gay, St. George’s. The 353-unit low-income housing project, sponsored by the government of China, was officially handed over to government in August. But, a combination of applicant screening for units, and the cost to government to installing certain utilities, are said to be holding up the transfer of apartments to tenants. “I hope the government would do something to ensure that the housing units are delivered urgently to the … Continue reading

The fate of Karl Hood

Female high court judge, Justice Margaret Mohammed was expected yesterday (Thursday) to deliver a judgment on an application made by embattled Member of Parliament for the St. George South-east constituency, Karl Hood to be given the nod to represent the party in the upcoming general elections. Hood has filed a motion seeking to prevent the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) from overlooking him as a possible candidate for the seat that he won in the 2008 general elections. Congress has earmarked small businessman, Randall Robinson to be its candidate at the polls which political pundits predict will take place within … Continue reading

Cabinet in session

Arising out of previous week’s meeting, updates were provided to Cabinet on the following:   – The status of the Investment Agreement to be signed between Sandals Resorts International and the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). Cabinet met with representatives of Sandals Resorts International on Wednesday 12th December to receive an update on the progress of the project.   – Discussions pertaining to the sale by Grenada Private Power of its shares in GRENLEC continue.   – Amendments to be made to a Memorandum of Understanding signed with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.   Ministry of Works, Physical Development and … Continue reading