G’da/US ties take centre stage

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, is seeking the assistance of the United States in strengthening Grenada’s capability to utilise alternative and renewable sources of energy and in accessing greater foreign direct investment in tourism related development. The call came during a conversation with new US Ambassador to the Eastern Caribbean and Barbados, Larry Palmer, who paid a courtesy call last week on the Prime Minister at his Botanical Garden office. PM Thomas said that Grenada and the United States share a special relationship because of “certain historical situations” and shared democratic traditions and human values. He welcomed the United States commitment … Continue reading

LIME adds to Carnival City

The crowds at Carnival city are growing and patrons are having a true Spicemas experience. Last Thursday, July 28, the stars were out in their full splendour. The “LIME” night lived up to expectations with sterling performances by local artistes and lead singer of WCK, Dominica , Neijel Baptiste. It was also the first time also that Sugar Jay graced the stage for the Carnival season.  Patrons got a sneak preview of new releases from Melz, Sugar Jay and others. Tall Pree and reigning Soca Monarch, Terror Kid also took the crowd back in time and gave a taste of … Continue reading

Training for extension officers

The T.A. Marryshow Community College and the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries on July 2 launched its joint training course in Animal Production and Health. Twenty-two (22) trainees from the Ministry of Agriculture will spend the next eight weeks at the Mirabeau campus completing a range of courses including nutrition and reproduction of farm animals, production economics and animal diseases. According to Daniel Lewis, Chief Agricultural Officer at the Ministry of Agriculture, “the aim of the training is to foster human capacity development with regard to animal health since livestock development is a high priority of the Ministry”. At … Continue reading

Lotto gives $100, 000.00 for Carnival

The National Lottery Authority (NLA) has handed over EC$100, 000.00 to the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC) to assist with the staging of Carnival 2012. The authority on Tuesday presented the cheque through the Chairman of the Board of Directors, Lingham Samuel to Chief Executive Officer of the corporation, Jennifer Woodroffe. During the brief ceremony, Samuel announced that next year’s contribution to SMC will be bigger than what is given this years. The NLA was set up primarily to contribute to the development of sports, culture and nation building in Grenada. Samuel said that authority would like to make the partnership … Continue reading

Teenager Knifed to Death

An 18-year old mechanic from Belmont, St. George’s is the country’s sixth murder victim. Samuel Gabriel was allegedly knifed to death by Akim Monah, alias Ali Barber, from Grand Anse Valley, St. George’s. A release from the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) said that Gabriel received a single stab wound underneath the left breast at the hands of Monah. The incident happened at about 2:00 a.m. last week Friday at the weekly Carnival City activity which takes place at Garfield’s Summer Lime at the Kirani James Boulevard. Gabriel was rushed to the St. George’s General … Continue reading

Support from men in St. John’s

“First of all on behalf of all of us present here today, I want to give the Ministry of Health a big high-five for bringing such a program to us in St. John. We think it’s very important and valuable to us and we know that from the turn out here today, we are ready to work with you to better provide for our healthcare needs.’’ Those were the words of former national football player and local football coach, Dexter George as he was speaking at last Tuesday’s Men’s Health Consultation in Gouyave, where more than 100 men received an … Continue reading


After a decade at the helm of Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. (GRENLEC), team members at the utility bid Vernon Lawrence goodbye on Wednesday, 20 June.  He will retire from his post as Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer effective 9 July 2012. Lawrence’s top priority was people and under his leadership much attention was given to building the Company’s human capital, improving customer service and enhancing community relations. Paying tribute to Lawrence, the Chairman of GRENLEC’s Board of Directors thanked him for successfully steering the Company through turbulent times and particularly his leadership in the post Ivan period.  Significantly, he provided the … Continue reading

May Rally not paid for by taxpayers

Political Leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas says that taxpayers did not pay for his May rally. “The rally was not funded in part or in whole by the Government of Grenada”, he said in response to a question on the Order Paper put forward by Opposition member Elvin Nimrod during the last sitting of the House of Representatives last week Tuesday. Prime Minister Thomas held a major public meeting at the Grenville Car Park on May 20 after his four-year old government managed to survive a no-confidence motion brought by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell. … Continue reading

PM Thomas: The statement is dishonest

Prime Minister and Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas has labeled as dishonest a Press Release issued by the party’s Pubic Relations Officer (PRO), Arley Gill. The release spoke about a special event in celebration of the fourth anniversary of the Party’s July 8th, 2008 general election victory, which takes place on Sunday at La Tante Beach. Addressing the media on Monday at a hurriedly put together Press Conference that was attended by a number of Cabinet Ministers, the Prime Minister said that as Political Leader of the NDC, the release was issued without his knowledge … Continue reading

Political parties stage major events

Three major political events are planned for Grenada on Sunday involving the two major political parties on the island. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and his supporters in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have announced the staging of a public meeting at Gouyave, St. John’s in which a major statement is planned to mark the 4th anniversary of their ascension into power. Another faction with Congress, led by former Tourism Minister, Peter David is holding what is dubbed as a “Fun Day” at La Tante beach in St. David’s. However, the main opposition New National Party (NNP) is using Sunday to … Continue reading