Anglican Cleric encourages relief from exams stress

Archdeacon of the Anglican Church, Christian Glasgow is not impressed with the high number of subjects that students are writing for the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) Caribbean Secondary Education Certificate (CSEC) Exams. Archdeacon Glasgow told his congregation during last Sunday’s Worship that having children doing 15 subjects is robbing them of their childhood. He feared that the after-school classes which are also done on Sundays to prepare the students for the exams are having a long-term negative effect on the growth and development of the nation. “You are developing children who have little or no social skills because they do … Continue reading

Government seeks to tackle religious sharks

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s is concerned about the abuse of the Grenadian market including citizens in the name of religion, according to Minister of Youth, Sports and Religious Affairs, Emmalin Pierre. Addressing the local media at the post-Cabinet press briefing on Tuesday, Minister Pierre said that some set criteria must be put in place to determine if an entity can be called a church in order to qualify for assistance from the State. “There must be some kind of standards that are recognised by the State. We are not saying that anybody, anywhere, cannot start a church … Continue reading

A surprise in 2016?

There is definitely talk within some quarters within the ruling New National Party (NNP) about a snap election in 2016 to catch the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) sleeping. The NNP has often demonstrated a thirst for power and is expected to do everything possible to maintain their political stranglehold on Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. It makes political sense for Dr. Mitchell to think of an early poll so as not to give his opponents to much time to prepare for elections, coupled with the fact that there is no certainty that the Structural Adjustment Programme will turn … Continue reading

Dr. Mitchell writes Canadian Prime Minister on visa restriction

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, has disclosed that he has written to his Canadian counterpart, Stephen Harper seeking to have the visa requirement imposed on Grenada lifted. Dr. Mitchell who did not give specifics about the contents of the letter informed Grenadian Nationals residing in Canada that following a meeting he had with Prime Minister Harper two months ago in Toronto where he raised the visa restriction, he (Harper) encouraged him to officially write to him on the issue. He recalled that during the meeting he detailed the hassle Grenadians have to face in travelling to Trinidad to try and … Continue reading

PWU halts on possible industrial action at Mt Gay Mental hospital

Quick action on the part of government diffused a potentially explosive situation as the Public Workers Union (PWU) was preparing to take action following complaints from its members at the Mt Gay Mental Hospital about the stench of water coming out of the Chinese built housing project. Union President, Adrian Francis, told reporters Friday that the bargaining body for the workers was pleased with the speedy response of Government in rectifying the problems faced by the workers at the Mental institution. Residents and a few business operators in the area have been complaining in recent weeks about the stench emanating … Continue reading

Republic Bank in full support of Educational Development

Estelle Pysadee is the recipient of Republic Bank’s 2015 Scholarship award. Managing Director, Keith Johnson on August 20, presented Pysadee with the Republic Bank’s Scholarship Award valued at EC$40,000.00 (Forty Thousand Dollars). Pysadee is pursuing a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics and Accounting at the University of the West Indies – Cave Hill Campus, Barbados. The scholarship will be utilised for tuition and other expenses during her study at UWI. The Republic Bank Scholarship is available to Grenadian Nationals pursuing studies with any of the main campuses of the regional university at the Bachelors level in Business Management/ Management … Continue reading

Civil Society calls for strengthening of debushing and Imani Programmes

The Civil Society grouping has put forward some recommendations to the Committee of Social Partners for possible inclusion the 2016 National Budget that is due to be delivered on November 25. Member of Civil Society, Sandra Ferguson, told a radio programme that one of their key concerns is the Imani Programme providing some form of employment for the nation’s youth, and the other is the debushing programme that provides seasonal employment for the poor and vulnerable in the society. According to Ferguson, Civil Society would like to see the country getting a higher level of productivity and a greater value … Continue reading

The passing of a cultural icon

Spicemas Corporation and the Grenada Cultural Foundation express condolences and heartfelt sympathies to the family and friends of Justin “Crane” Edwards. Be comforted in the fact that his legacy is untouchable and he has given his best years to what he loved dearly, his culture. Many giants go about their lives quietly whilst others can be heard shouting from their lofty heights as they journey through life’s ups and downs. Justin “Crane” Edwards was a quiet giant who contributed to Grenada’s culture and specifically, carnival, without fuss or clamour. He did what he felt was his duty to country and … Continue reading

Dr. Mitchell defends scrapping of free schoolbooks programme

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has defended the decision of his ruling New National Party (NNP) government to scrap the free school books programme that was initiated as a social programme by the former National Democratic Congress NDC) administration. Addressing a Town Hall Meeting of Grenadian Nationals in Toronto, Canada last week Friday, Dr. Mitchell said the programme was “nice” from a philosophical point of view but was too costly. “I remember when the (NDC) Government announced it, I said… and I was in opposition, I said I have no problem with the philosophy, but that is when you have … Continue reading

Winning with Digicel!

This summer has been filled with fun, games and chances to win with Digicel. Customers have won big with new ways to play or post and win with Mega Money Mania, SMS games and the Zero-Face photo competition. With Mega Money Mania customers send text messages to earn points and win weekly cash prizes of up to $750, all towards the Grand Cash Prizes of $1000 -3rd place, $3000 – 2nd place and a whopping $8000 -1st place prize. The competitions weekly winners were Renee Mapp, Rennel Bubb, Ebony Telesford, Carmesha Merchant for 2nd place prizes and; Klindon Augustine, Ebony … Continue reading