The Truth Matters

Grenlec is committed to providing our customers throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique with world-class electricity service. As a publicly traded company with numerous shareholders, we have a duty to set the record straight about issues related to our operations and our integrity. Below are some of the recent untruthful statements made about our Company in Parliament and in the media concerning Grenlec’s Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI) and the new Government-controlled so-called ‘Social Fund:’ It has been said that Grenlec’s community contributions are “the people’s money.” This is blatantly incorrect. The funding for Grenlec’s community work comes from the Company’s … Continue reading

Comply or else: The EU blacklist

The Council of the European Union (CEU) published its much anticipated ‘List of non-cooperative jurisdictions for tax purposes’ on December 5. This particular EU blacklist refers more particularly to what they have described as “Base Erosion and Profit Shifting” (BEPS). It is aimed particularly at companies that enjoy low or no tax status because they are offshore entities, or they operate in a special free trade zone where taxes are not paid, or they are foreign-owned and are given tax concessions not provided to similar domestic operations. Many of the countries on the list, which includes Barbados, Grenada, St Lucia, … Continue reading

Truth and Righteousness

“Truth is fallen in the streets and (equity) righteousness cannot enter.” We lie in an era when truth and righteousness are under attack on all sides from San Diego to Soho to Tokyo. These two are the fundamental pillars of a healthy society. The psalmist asks, “When the foundations are destroyed, what can the righteous do?” The man or woman of God can do four things when the foundational elements come under attack: demonstrate them, declare them, defend them, or die for them. Who would volunteer to stand in the gap in support of truth and righteousness? What has always … Continue reading

Pure Grenada is Caribbean destination of the year

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean is ending the year in high spirits as its recognition in the international community continues to grow. The tri-island destination which includes Carriacou and Petite Martinique is celebrating after capturing two prestigious titles in the Caribbean Journal’s Travel Awards 2017. Grenada was named ‘Destination of the Year 2017’ while Chief Executive Officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) Patricia Maher was named Caribbean Tourism Director of the Year 2017. Caribbean Journal says Grenada was chosen thanks to one of the fastest growth rates in the Caribbean, a surge in hotel development (with properties … Continue reading

Pakistani Lands Grenada Diplomatic Passport

THE NEW TODAY has discovered that a relatively unknown 40-year old Pakistani national is the holder of a Grenada diplomatic passport issued by the Keith Mitchell-led administration in St. George’s. The Pakistani has been identified as Fahad Sultan Ahmed and obtained the diplomatic passport in 2015 – two years after the New National Party (NNP) was returned to power in a clean sweep of all 15 seats in the 2013 poll. According to well-placed sources, Ahmed is not known to be doing any diplomatic work for Grenada but was still able to land the prized travelling document. This newspaper is … Continue reading

Non-custodial sentences for Stephen and Phillip

A small businessman, Gary Stephen was ordered to give 250 hours of community service and in default spend 2 years at the Richmond Hill prison. The Concord, St. John resident was arrested back in November 2015 and slapped with three indictable charges in connection with a major VISA scam that has been taking place in the country for over 20 years. The sentence was handed down on him Monday by Trinidadian-born Judge, Justice Shiraf Aziz at the No. 5 High Court in St. George’s. Stephen, a first-time offender, who was 31 years old when he committed the offence, was initially … Continue reading

G’da resorts score high marks

Three Grenadian resorts are among the “Top 30” coolest Caribbean hotels, according to the prestigious newspaper, The TIMES of London. La Luna, La Sagesse and Calabash Hotels have been rated among “the best places to catch some winter sun’’, in the travel feature in the 9th December edition. The Board of Directors of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA), in responding to the news, expressed delight with what it describes as the “continued successes and achievements’’ of its members. The Times article groups their chosen hotels by islands number-wise and are not ranked, but readers are advised where to … Continue reading

Redhead becomes first local to hold post of CEO of Digicel

Grenadian Shrivon Redhead is the new Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the local operations of telecommunications provider, Digicel. Redhead’s appointment took effect on December 1. She is the first national to hold the CEO Position since Digicel commenced operations in Grenada fourteen years ago. Redhead brings with her a wealth of experience, having first joined Digicel in 2003 as a customer service representative and quickly worked her way up to customer Service Manager, before being promoted to Commercial Director in 2016. In commenting on her appointment, Redhead said: “I am truly honoured and humbled by this new appointment, this is … Continue reading

Curtis Bailey Shines at Sandals Ultimate Awards

Upon his return to Grenada from Jamaica for the company-wide Ultimate Team Member Award, Curtis Bailey said ‘Jamaica, Wow!’ Last year, after winning Diamond (Best) Team Member of the Month, he was awarded as the overall best Team Member of the Year for Sandals LaSource and so was granted the opportunity to represent the resort at the Ultimate Award event in Jamaica. This young, ambitious Scuba Instructor was treated to a week of VIP luxury along with other Team Members from across the region. In the days leading up to the grand award ceremony and dinner, the nominees were treated … Continue reading

Former National Cricketer Gets 11 Years for Rape

Former national cricketer Handell Stafford, has been sentenced to 11 years behind prison bars for rape by a judge sitting at High Court No. 2 in St. George’s. Guyana-born Justice Paula Gilford handed down the sentence last week Friday to bring an end to the matter which has been going on for the past 8 years. The St. David’s resident was also sentenced to one year in prison for stealing from a home – both sentences will run concurrently. Justice Gilford gave the ruling after more than two hours of mitigation by Attorney-at-law Anselm Clouden, who called three character witnesses … Continue reading