Grenlec gives to 12 Care Institutions

Twelve Care Institutions across Grenada and Carriacou are beneficiaries of annual grants under the Grenlec Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI). This brings to seventy-three thousand dollars ($73,000), the total contributed to the twelve Care Institutions, who expressed their gratitude to Grenlec for the many years of partnership. The beneficiaries are Bel Air Home for Children and Adolescents; Cedars Home; Charles Memorial SDA Senior Citizens Home; Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled; Father Hilarion Cheshire Home; Grand Anse Gardens Home for the Aged; Hillview Home for the Aged; Queen Elizabeth Home for Children; St. Martin’s Home for the Aged; Richmond Home and … Continue reading

Another case of Identity Theft

Grenada has recorded its second Identity Theft case in a matter of weeks. Thirty-seven year old, Callee James, an employee of the Sauteurs branch of the Ministry of Works made an appearance Tuesday before Magistrate Karen Noel at the Sauteurs Magistrate’s Court. James was charged the day before for the crime of Identify Theft contrary to section 7 (1) & (2) of the Electronic Crimes Act number 33 of 2013. The accused who did not have legal representation in court pleaded guilty to the offence and ordered to come back to court on September 14 for Sentencing. Police Prosecutor, Corporal … Continue reading

Financial Sense…About raising strong daughters!!!

A woman called me bitch the other day over a comment I made, and I was really amused by it. I was thinking, well she’s not my friend so who gave her the privilege to call me that, so since she was not my friend, I asked her to call me Ms Bitch. I’m a little bit peeved though, not by the name calling, but by the example, we as mothers set, for our daughters. Times have changed drastically from when I was a little girl growing up, I knew how to climb a tree, pitch marbles and generally do … Continue reading

Calypso director clears the air

Director of Calypso at the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Silvan Chan, has cleared the air surrounding the hotly debated issue of whether or not a standby artise should be selected for the three major shows at the annual carnival – soca, groovy and calypso competitions. Prior to last year, a standby was never judged but served the purpose of being there on the night of competition just in case one of the competitors was forced to withdraw from the competition. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY on Tuesday, Chan said that a change to the format came about as … Continue reading

Child protection authority on capacity-building drive

As the Child Protection Authority (CPA) continues to work toward ensuring that children in the State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are protected from all forms of abuse, it is beginning to place extra emphasis on not just what it does but how it does it. On June 29 and July 6, 2017, the Authority hosted one-day workshops on Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skills geared at building the in-house capacity to identify the nature of conflicts, as well as develop strategies for their effective management on the personal and organisational levels. A total of forty (40) members of staff … Continue reading

Kaiso semi-finals was nursery rhyme

Yes, I am offering a reward to the person or persons who murdered calypso in Grenada. I also want back the hard-earned $60 my wife and I shelled out for the Melody/Papitette calypso semi-finals, only to be insulted with kindergarten manjay pupput at Progress Park. If that was the best coming out of the preliminaries, heaven help those who couldn’t make it in! With so much happening in Grenada, one would think that calypsonians’ biggest headache would be deciding which juicy bone to suck on. Instead, veterans like Zingo, Sheldon and Papa Jerry could only offer up white, sandy beaches, … Continue reading

Important question for PM Mitchell!!!

Please permit me a space in your weekly newspaper to ask this very important question to the Minister of Finance, who is also the P.M. Sir, why you will not address the very important issue of the minimum wage? It has been almost ten years since the people who earned minimum wage have not received an increase in their wages and the cost of living is rising every day. Sir, if you say you care for the poor people of Grenada how come in almost twenty years as PM of this country you only address the issue of minimum wage … Continue reading

Can Chocolate save Cocoa Association or local Cocoa Industry?

This article is an attempt to give a completely new approach to the Sales and Marketing of Grenada Fine Flavour Cocoa by the Grenada Cocoa Association (GCA) in order to save the GCA if emphasis is on Chocolate. From now on emphasis must be on Chocolate NOT on cocoa beans in crocus bags. As I write, I am reminded of the Quotation in the book of Proverbs in the Holy Bible: “Where there is no vision, the people perish” – (Proverbs 29: 18) it is from this foregoing that I write. After my experience on Thursday, July 27, 2017 at … Continue reading

SMC reduced debt

Chief Executive Officer of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal has announced a sizeable reduction in the debt of the state body in the past three years. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s, Seetahal said that when he took over SMC the debt was $800,000 in 2015 but that has now been reduced to $500,000 in 2017. “I am delighted to say that throughout the hard work of the entire team and I do have a great team, a great Board of Directors, a great Chairman, a wonderful hardworking staff…we are now at $500,000 in terms of debt…”, he said. … Continue reading

The struggles of Panorama

CEO of Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal, has reiterated that Panorama continues to be a major challenge for the state-influenced body. However, Seetahal told reporters at a press briefing that despite the problem all is not lost as Panorama is considered as a work in progress. He said the SMC has continuously tried working with the Pan Association and will continue the work to ensure that Pan meets its full potential. “Sometimes in the interest of the product and the culture we want to encourage people to … try something different. Often it is met with resistance in the meeting … Continue reading