Trade wars in no one’s interest

The Government of the People’s Republic of China wrote to the Chairperson of the Dispute Settlement Body (DSB) of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) on April 4, registering a dispute with the Government of United States of America over duties that would be applied by the U.S. only to China’s products. The Chinese action was a response to the publication on April 3 of a list of products by the U.S. that would attract an additional ad valorem duty of 25 percent on entry into the U.S. market. According to China’s submission, the U.S. measures “appear to be inconsistent with … Continue reading

Increased shooting on the island

Police have confirmed an increase in gun-related incidents across the island in recent days. Four shootings have taken place within the past week with a number of victims being hospitalised for gun shot wounds. A senior police officer told THE NEW TODAY that some of the shootings fall into the category of “copycats” with persons deciding to replicate the shootings that took place in another area. It was a busy past week for some members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) as they had to respond to several shooting incidents. The most recent took place in the early hours … Continue reading

Education Ministry refocuses Schools Curriculum

As part of Curriculum Awareness Activities for 2018, the Curriculum Division within the Ministry of Education has embarked on several initiatives to enhance student’s performance in the classroom, especially, in the areas of Language and Mathematics, two mandatory subjects in which students have been under-performing over the years. Speaking of plans to address this issue and improve student participation and learning, during a press briefing at the ministry’s conference room on Monday, Language Curriculum Officer, Diane Francis-Thomas announced the introduction of a ‘language bus’ competition, geared at enhancing language usage, Mathematics Curriculum Officer, Lydon Richardson spoke of plans to use … Continue reading

Jude Bernard: NDC should not be part of this “dog show”

“The senate is basically a rubber stamp for decisions made in the Cabinet and then endorsed by the Parliamentarians and in this case where you have all the Parliamentarians on one side of the isle; so all you basically have is Cabinet decides on something, the same people in the Cabinet endorse it in the Parliament and they send it over to people they have appointed in the Senate to just rubber stamp it.” Those words were uttered by Social Activist, Jude Bernard, as he sought to explain his reasons why the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not … Continue reading

Promotions in the Ministry of Education

A number of staffers in the Ministry of Education are breathing a sigh of relief with the promotion of Chief Education Officer (CEO), Elvis Morain to the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture. THE NEW TODAY understands that there has been resistance to Morain’s handling of the CEO post since his appointment with some staff members accusing him of not having the right temperament for the job. Morain is viewed in some circles as a close ally to the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Speculation is rife that President of … Continue reading

Food poisoning!!!

Food poisoning is any illness caused by eating food or drink that is contaminated. It can be caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that can exist in foods at any stage, such as when they’re growing, packaged, shipped, stored or cooked. Foods can be contaminated in many ways and certain foods like raw eggs, unpasteurised milk and juice, soft cheeses and raw or undercooked meat or seafood are more likely to harbour harmful agents. Foods made in bulk are also risky because one bad egg could affect your entire batch of omelets. Another risk for contaminating food is not washing … Continue reading

Culture Minister addresses issues surrounding Pan Association

Newly appointed Minister of Youth Development, Sports, Culture and Arts, Norlan Cox is working along with the state-run Spicemas Corporation (SMC) to address the issues that are currently facing the Grenada Steel Band Association. Speaking on a current affairs programme last week Wednesday, Minister Cox said that the solution to addressing the problems faced by the association must begin with the installation of strategies with government’s cultural policy. “We must first, I believe, start with a critical policy document which is a cultural policy and I must commend the Cultural Foundation of Spicemas for implementing a significant portion of the … Continue reading

GHTA hosts inaugural Gala Awards

It was a night of celebration as the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) hosted its inaugural Gala Awards to recognise the excellence and dedication of people within the industry. The event which took place at the Grenadian by Rex Resorts on April 7 was attended by Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Grenada Tourism Authority Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Maher, GHTA Board of Directors, hoteliers and other stakeholders. Awards were presented in seven categories that highlight the diverse careers within the tourism industry including chef, hotel employee and bartender of the year. The event also reinforces … Continue reading