2017 Christmas Message from Archdeacon Christian Glasgow, head of the Conference of Churches of Grenada:

Peace to you and Grace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ! The Conference of Churches Grenada takes this opportunity to extend Christmas greetings to all, as we celebrate the Christ-Event. A survey of the contemporary thoughts surrounding the celebration of this Christian Festival raises grave concerns for the Conference. As one peruses the many facets of the media, the various understandings of Christmas demonstrate a disconnect with the Christ-Event. One hears opinions like “Christmas is all about the children, the giving of gifts and making them happy”. There are those who speak about putting Christ back into … Continue reading

Ministry of Health addressing Dialysis Services

The Ministry of Health has announced plans to offer dialysis patients an alternative that is cheaper than the current system, according to Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele. Speaking at a recent post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Ministerial Complex at the Botanical Gardens in Tanteen, St. George’s, the minister said that government recognises that the current private provider of dialysis service in Grenada is not sufficient to meet the needs of the plethora of dialysis patients on island. He announced that a Trinidad based company has been engaged to provide two forms of dialysis services to the people of Grenada. “We … Continue reading

Grenada hosts anti-corruption workshop

How to identify red flag alerts in asset declarations. That was the main focus of a two-day training workshop on auditing asset declarations, facilitated by the Office of the Integrity Commission in collaboration with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) held last week at the Coyaba Beach Resort. The training workshop brought together compliance officers from Grenada and Belize, as well as officials from the Audit Department, Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU), with the ultimate goal to enhance the capacity of these officers to identify illicit enrichment, conflict … Continue reading

NAWASA: The status of contracted employees

The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) remains committed to the regularisation of its workers not yet fully confirmed, and is ready to do so, once the current process that has been in train is completed. In that regard, we are in harmony with the Technical and Allied Workers union, with whom we have worked as a partner to deal with this complicated issue over the last few years. We note the recent statements made in the public media by the Technical and Allied Workers Union regarding the issue, and their apparent dissatisfaction with the pace of the process for … Continue reading

Campaign in Spice Isle against a medical clinic in Barbados

An attorney-at-law in New York with close ties to a Grenadian family has lauded the Ministry of Health for taking the bold step to prevent government medical institutions from referring patients to a controversial clinic in Barbados. However, the lawyer – Stefan Ali – believes that the ban should also include a directive from government to private doctors on the island not to send patients to the Sparman Clinic in Barbados, headed by Dr. Alfred Sparman because of an alleged criminal past. Ali has been helping the Natoo family in St. Andrew mount a campaign against the Bajan clinic following … Continue reading

2017 Christmas Message of Bishop of St. George’s-in-Grenada, Clyde Martin Harvey

Brothers and sisters in Jesus Christ, I am very happy to greet you all, people of God in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as I celebrate with you my first Christmas as Bishop of St. George’s-in-Grenada. I would like to thank all those who have made me feel so very welcome in Grenada, especially during my parish visits for Confirmation and the unforgettable moments in Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Advent/Christmas season invites all of us to think more seriously about the meaning of Christmas and to allow that reflection to take us to prayer. Long before we were drawn … Continue reading

Be on the look-out!!!

During this festive season, we take this opportunity to remind the public to be vigilant when purchasing and consuming various items. We encourage consumers to read the labels of products, like Christmas lights, toys and electronics before purchasing the products. We remind consumers that labels of pre-packaged goods must contain English to be sold throughout the state of Grenada. The label requirements for pre-packaged goods are as follows: *Brand name, as well as the common name of the product; *Net content/net weight; *Ingredients; *Preservatives/additives/allergens; *Expiration/best before date; *Instructions for use; *Storage Instructions; *Batch/lot number; *Name & address of manufacturer; *Country … Continue reading

Look out for counterfeit bank notes

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) is urging the public to be cognisant of counterfeit notes during the upcoming Christmas and New Year celebrations, since individuals often attempt to circulate them during periods of heightened commercial activity and at large public gatherings. The public is reminded that counterfeit notes have no value, and that persons in possession of them may be prosecuted. All persons are therefore urged to exercise caution, particularly at night and in dimly lit situations, and to look out for the security features when accepting notes. These include the following: · Security Threads – When a banknote … Continue reading

Akim Frank to be sentenced on January 17

Murder accused Akim Frank who has pleaded guilty to the charge of Manslaughter will have to wait until January 17, 2018, to know his fate in connection with the December 2015 death of Canadian, Linnea Veinotte. The 27-year old Jean Anglais resident should have been sentenced on December 7 but sentencing Judge, Madam Justice Paula Gilford was not quite ready to proceed with the sentencing as scheduled. THE NEW TODAY understands that the female high court judge informed both defense lawyer and the State Prosecutor that more time was needed to review Frank’s Social Inquiry Report, which would be relied … Continue reading

CARICOM voices strong objection to new EU blacklist

The Caribbean Community (CARICOM) strongly objects to the recent labelling of some of its member states by the European Union as Non-cooperative tax jurisdictions, CARICOM secretary-general Irwin Larocque said on Wednesday. He was at the time accrediting a new ambassador of France to CARICOM, Antoine Joly, at the CARICOM Secretariat in Georgetown, Guyana. The Secretary-General urged France to leverage its influence for the EU to desist from “taking such arbitrary and punitive actions against,” those CARICOM member states it had blacklisted. Those countries, he emphasised, have not been so labelled by the relevant regulatory authorities such as the Financial Action … Continue reading