A non-traditional Career Path for a five year old

One parent is proudly publicising her daughter’s choice of career for her school’s career day, as she encourages parents to not always direct their children toward the more popular ones. Five-year-old Tia Abraham of Archibald Avenue, St. George was nicely attired in her prison officer’s ceremonial uniform for her school’s – St. George’s SDA Primary – Career Day last Wednesday. Her mother Cindy Stuart told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that this is her second year performing as a Prison Officer. “Today is all about Career Day and the Career Day is about children deciding what they want to be probably … Continue reading

The State of Business in Grenada

We are not here to say everything is terrible. We are moving in the right direction but if we are to really move the needle, there are some things we need to be honest about. We will look at some of the larger issues and speculate on potential solutions. We understand this is hard stuff to do but with an open conversation we can get there faster. We got feedback to use humour but it would do the seriousness of the situation a disservice. Grenada is a beautiful place and the people are lovely. It’s in many ways the ideal … Continue reading

Tobias Clement Could Become Leader of the Opposition

Parliamentary Representative for the Constituency of St. George North East, Tobias Clement has dropped strong hints at Tuesday’s sitting of Parliament that he could be parting ways with the ruling New National Party (NNP) and sitting on the other side at the next session. Clement who has been at odds with Prime Minister Mitchell in recent years used the sitting of the Lower House to express disappointment with the state of affairs in government especially the lack of separation of powers between the Executive, Judiciary and the Legislature. “Mr Speaker, I do not know, but maybe I should put this … Continue reading

Gov’t takes over steelband body

The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has apparently taken over the running of the Grenada Steelband Association (GSA) following months of bickering between two warring factions. THE NEW TODAY has obtained correspondence in which the Ministry of Culture headed by Senator Norland Cox is making move to put in place an Interim Committee to take charge of the body in which Jason Skeete was the last elected President of the association. Sources told this newspaper that the move could be questionable as the association is a totally independent body outside the ambit of government. However, government is known … Continue reading

OIL & GAS: OUR PATRIMONY, GOVERNMENT’S SECRET

On 31st March 2008, just months before the July 8th elections, the NNP Government entered into a Production Sharing Agreement with Global Petroleum Group (“GPG”) for the “exploration, development and production of offshore petroleum resources of Grenada”. The agreement was signed against the legal advice of Grenada’s lawyers, who specialise in energy law, and also, against the advice of an expert team from the Commonwealth Secretariat. Also on 31st March 2008, Government issued GPG with an Exploration Licence (“the licence”) giving GPG exploratory rights over 11 blocks. In issuing the licence, Government did not comply with the provisions of the … Continue reading

Bowen speaks on pipeline deal

A ready market is seen as one of the benefits to be derived from a TT $3.4 billion pipeline deal signed between Russian oil outfit, Global Petroleum Group (GPG) and the National Gas Company (NGC) of Trinidad and Tobago to tap into resources in Grenadian waters. Minister of Energy, Gregory Bowen told to reporters in an interview on Tuesday that the pipeline is expected to transport whatever gas is found in Grenada’s waters, as the NGC has agreed to purchase all of what is found. “We have discussed from the highest level with Trinidad and Tobago and the investors in … Continue reading

Imani Scholarship Programme

Minister in the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Culture and the Arts, Kate Lewis has been giving details about a scholarship programme available to persons under the Imani Programme. Minister Lewis told reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing that approximately 100 students are already benefitting from the programme initiative. She said that 10 trainees under the programme will be graduating in May and June with Bachelor’s degrees and Associates degrees from the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) and St. George’s University (SGU) . “…Over 10 persons will be graduating with their Bachelor’s Degree from St. George’s University in the areas … Continue reading

Grenada’s new citizenship regulations insist developers commit equity to projects

The government of Grenada has introduced new regulations to ensure developers commit equity to projects in the country and experts say the move is positive for the industry and will ensure completion of projects. According to an amendment to the Grenada Citizenship by Investment (CBI) regulations, signed by Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell: “For the purposes of approval of a project under section 11 (1) of the Act, a minimum equity of 20 percent of the total cost of construction as proposed shall be invested into the project prior to approval.” This has been greeted with widespread approval by many … Continue reading

Regional Police Welfare Association newsletter launched

Recognising that problems experienced, noticed, and expressed by police officers are regional, the Caribbean Federation of Police Welfare Associations (CFPWA) is hoping to spread awareness and synergy among the different welfare associations through its newsletter. The bulletin, which will be published on a quarterly basis, was launched recently in Grenada at the Red Cross Building on Lucas Street, St. George’s. The newsletter will be focusing on issues both at the micro and the macro level in the Caribbean so that internal issues that the CFPWA feels are relevant will invoke some discussion at the regional level. According to President of … Continue reading

Wuss Fete is set for May 18

A number of regional artistes including Trinidad and Tobago’s Voice and Florida, USA resident Ricardo Drue are expected to be headlining the anticipated Wuss Fete event of reigning Soca Monarchs Dingaan “Lil Natty” Henry and Nyelon “Thunda” Williams to be held on May 18. Launched on Monday at the Venus Restaurant in the south of the island, the Fete would be celebrating its ninth year at Marlmount Big Yard in St. David. As part of the fete, the Soca duo are expecting to film a video on their Soca Monarch and Road March winning tune, “Get in your section.” In … Continue reading