Final witnesses to give evidence in Beaton murder PI

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the March 24, 2018 stabbing death of Francis Williams, 61, of Beaton, St. David, is expected to conclude before Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. David’s Magistrate’s Court, today Friday (December 7). Charged with Non-Capital Murder in connection to the death of the senior citizen are Beaton residents Johnny Perryman, 25, and his 37-year-old uncle Davis Gulston, who have retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Anselm Clouden to assist them in the matter. According to Jamaican-born Crown Counsel, Howard Pinnock, who is prosecuting the matter for the State, some 13 witnesses have already given evidence in … Continue reading

Generous donation to GARP

The Grenada Association of Retired Persons (GARP) is the beneficiary of a donation of EC$26, 882, awarded through the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) from Chancellor of St. George’s University (SGU), Dr. Charles Modica on behalf of his mother, Marion Modica. The donation was presented at WINDREF’s office at SGU Campus at True Blue, St. George. In accepting the cheque from Chancellor Modica, President of GARP, Carol Vazquez, said the organisation cannot operate without donations and it was “the largest single gift that we have ever received”. “The timing is the best Christmas present and we are so … Continue reading

The Budget 2019: Were You Listening?

The Prime Minister presented the 2019 Budget last Wednesday, 21st November 2018 and most people hardly even noticed. The fact is, this presentation was a grand non-event. The Prime Minister was going through the motion of an elaborate web of incoherent phrases, after which, even the best minds who tried, could hardly make sense of. The theme, “Building Resilience, Advancing Social Development, Transforming our Economy” was simply a mish-mash of sexy empty phrases. This theme was probably the worst ever and the contents of the presentation equally among the worst of the Prime Minister’s entire career. The Structural Adjustment Program … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts in support of increase in salary for Parliamentarians and Government Ministers

Former Labour Minister under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, Glynis Roberts, who openly switched allegiance to the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in March general election has come down on the side of teachers in the current impasse with the administration. The self-styled Independent Senator addressed the issue of the docking of the November salaries of striking teachers on Tuesday during her contribution to the debate in the Upper House on the 2019 budget as presented by Prime Minister Mitchell in his capacity as Finance Minister. Roberts said that it might seem … Continue reading

China’s Good Governance to Eradicate Extremism

By Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Grenada In recent years, the government of China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has taken various strong measures to curb and eradicate extremism, which achieved good social governance and were supported by people of all ethnic groups in Xinjiang. However, out of the expectation of the vast majority of Chinese people, some foreign politicians, without serious study of the actual facts, attacked Xinjiang’s practice as violating human rights of Uyghur. Some ill-intentioned western media also followed up to vilify Chinese government’s good laws and governance, discredit China’s image. These unfriendly reports with prejudice caused … Continue reading

Young Grenadian on Commonwealth Youth Council

Young Grenadian Zoe Hagley is now serving on the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Council for the period 2018 to 2020. Zoe was appointed to the Caribbean and Americas Regional Committee of the CYC and holds the position of Director of Public Relations and Communications. She is responsible for promoting the council’s work on all media platforms across the Caribbean and the Americas. A communications specialist by profession, Zoe was awarded a Chevening Scholarship in 2016, and holds a MSc in Development Management with a focus on Information Communication Technologies, from the London School of Economics. She also earned a BSc in … Continue reading

PSC to handle sexual misconduct complaint against senior police officer

Director of Public Service Commission (DPP), Christopher Nelson has instructed the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to allow the Public Service Commission (PSC) to handle a complaint of sexual misconduct brought against a Superintendent of Police who is currently on administrative leave. DPP Nelson has given the ruling more than a month after the matter was sent to him for direction by the Police High Command following the complaint against the officer who was posted at the Special Services Unit (SSU) at Point Salines. Acting Commissioner of Police, Edvin Martin briefed reporters on the issue at a press conference held … Continue reading

Schools Invited to Visit SAMS

During 2018, St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS) sent out a call to local schools and authorities to let them know that its doors were open, should they wish to arrange a tour of the private medical hospital for their students. This is an offer which SAMS will continue going forward as they spearhead the drive for continuous improvement in both the services they offer and the use of the latest technology available in the medical field. Admin Executive for SAMS, Allyson Amechi, who extended this invitation said that, “during the lead up to the festive season we know that there … Continue reading

REPORT OF SALARIES REVIEW COMMISSION

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell has received the report of the independent Salaries Review Commission. The commission spent the last few months reviewing the salaries of all parliamentarians in Grenada including Ministers of Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition. Comparisons were also done with other countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Last Thursday, Chairman of the Salaries Review Commission, Henry Joseph presented the report to Dr. Mitchell who said it will be considered by Cabinet and laid before the House sometime in 2019. In his … Continue reading

Biographical sketch of a rising star

The Nov 6, 2018 CCJ Referendum has come and gone, but the effects of the result of the NO VOTE would be both complex and far reaching, which is beginning to manifest itself in the current industrial unrest between the government and the public workers. In order to obtain the views (thinking) of the youth, the Foundation presented a window of opportunity to the 4th and 5th forms of Secondary Schools and the students of TAMCC in an essay competition titled: “WILL JOINING THE CARIBBEAN APPELLATE COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ) IN 2018, PROVIDE A TIMELY AND BETTER QUALITY OF LOCAL … Continue reading