Commancheros Mas band presents hues of Colours for Spicemas 2016

It will be a kaleidoscope of colours for Spicemas 2016, as Flow Commancheros launched its costumes for the August festival depicting seven different costumes. The mas band was launched at Port Louis last Thursday and featured speeches by a number of representatives of Commancheros including Andre Greenidge who announced that the band which has won band of the year for 26 years will stay out of traditional competition this year. According to Greenidge, the decision was taken after listening to the voices of diehard players and supporters of the mas band. “We decided to listen, listen, listen to what the … Continue reading

Nimrod: Cheltenham Cannot Tell NNP Who To Give Diplomatic Passports

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs, Elvin Nimrod has hinted that the recommendations made by Barbadian Attorney-at-Law, Richard Cheltenham on the appointment of non-nationals as diplomats were not considered in issuing a diplomatic passport to embattled Chinese Investor, Charles Liu. Dr. Cheltenham was recruited under a former New National Party (NNP) government to probe into allegations that Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell had accepted a bribe of US$500, 000.00 in a briefcase from fraudster Eric Resteiner in St. Moritz, Switzerland in June 2000 in exchange for a diplomatic position. The Barbadian jurist recommended that a major trust in … Continue reading

CSO Conveyor: The trust has been damaged

The grouping of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) has openly expressed its reservations over a number of initiatives being undertaken by the Keith Mitchell-led Administration in the name of sustainable development. CSO, last week Tuesday, called out members of the media to a press conference at the Grenada Red Cross Conference Room on Upper Lucas Street, St. George’s where a number of issues were highlighted. Judy Williams who is CSO’s Conveyor disclosed that the group has brought to government’s attention several issues and concerns relating to the economic and social development of the country through the Social Compact Channel. Williams said … Continue reading

Former GCA Executive concerned

Former Vice President of the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA), Ronnie Allard has called on the executive membership of the Grenada Cricket Association (GCA) to resign and for the holding of fresh elections. Allard is upset with what he said was a decision of the association to replace the annual 2-day parish competition to a limited over contest. “The fact that the (GCA) stop having the two days Cricket and are now having limited overs (1-day) cricket, we would not be able to produce test players again”, he said. “…It is on that basis that I am asking them to resign … Continue reading

Local Fishermen under attack

Interim President of the National Fishermen Organisation, James Nicholas has described recent attacks on local fishermen on the high seas between Venezuela and Grenada as acts of “State Piracy.” Nicholas accused the Venezuelan oil tankers which come to St. George’s to deliver fuel to Grenada of facilitating the pirates who will attack the local fishing vessels including taking away their fishing gear and fish off their lines. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing organised by the grouping of Civil Society Organisations, he expressed concerns about the safety of Grenadian fishermen on the high seas. He urged the administration in … Continue reading

Not true at all!!!

Deputy Prime Minister Elvin Nimrod needs to clear the air on statements made at a Press Conference Tuesday when he sought to give the impression that Barbados has in place a “limited” Citizenship By Investment Programme. The Minister of Legal Affairs was responding to a question posed by a journalist at the government weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing on whether any consideration was given by the administration to the Richard Cheltenham inquiry report in giving a diplomatic passport to Chinese businessman, Charles Liu who was appointed to the post of Commercial Attaché’ at the Grenada Embassy in Beijing. The Security Exchange … Continue reading

Let the voices of the Haitian people be heard

“International interests in Haiti, in addition to checking off an ‘elections done’ box, are largely defined by controlling emigration, maintaining stability, and managing poverty.  The latter is approached either through the creation of low wage factory jobs or by channelling toward Haiti vast sums of international aid most of which are captured by national or international elites, with next to nothing ‘trickling down’ to those who really need it.  As a result, the root causes of poverty are not being addressed, and inequality continues to plague Haiti’s citizens as lives once full of promise are wasted”. That’s the observation of … Continue reading

Adventurer Harold La Borde dies

Yachting pioneer and recipient of the Trinity Cross (Gold) Harold La Borde has died in Grenada. In a brief interview Monday, his son Pierre, who flew back to Grenada for his autopsy, said his father is suspected to have accidentally slipped and fallen at the marina, hitting his head while vacationing on the island. Pierre said they sailed up to Grenada in May and were going to sail back to Trinidad next week as part of a family ritual to spend time with friends there. “It was like a second home and he was in good health. It was an … Continue reading

Constitution Reform Calypso Competition

The Grenada Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (GCRAC) of Dr. Francis Alexis is turning to the use of calypso to help promote its work. The committee has announced that it will be offering financial incentives to calypsonians to come up with calypsos as part of a competition. GCRAC officials met with reporters at a press conference to disclose that the calypso competition will be open to all Grenadians and should focus on the theme, “Linking Constitutional Reform to National Development” in an effort to get more citizens involved in the constitutional reform process. Committee member, Robert Branch who is Legal Advisor … Continue reading

NDC calls for full-scale investigation

Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke is calling for a full-scale investigation into the connection between Government Ministers and Officials in St. George’s and Grenada’s Commercial Attache to the Grenada Embassy in Beijing, China, Charles Liu. Sen. Burke’s call came amidst anti-fraud charges brought against Ambassador Liu who gained Grenadian Citizenship status through the country’s Citizen By Investment (CBI) Act. Liu and his wife, Xin “Lisa” Wang have been charged with fraud by the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) in the United States in connection with a proton cancer treatment business in California. … Continue reading