National Health Insurance Logo revealed

The National Health Insurance Secretariat (NHIS) now has its own logo as the state-financed body moves ahead with plans to implement a National Health Insurance for citizens. The official unveiling of the logo was done at the conference room of the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) last Friday, in the presence of the winning artiste, 21-year-old Trellson Charles as a result of competition among schools and the general public. According to Communications Officer of NHIS, Abigail McIntyre, the winning logo fully represents the NHI slogan, “Securing your health: Today, Tomorrow, Forever.” “The healthy tree with all of its lush green leaves … Continue reading

Michael Pierre heads Education Review Committee

Speaker of the House of Representatives, Michael Pierre has been selected by government to chair an Education Review Committee that will serve as a watchdog body to the Ministry of Education. This was announced by Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre at last week’s Cabinet Briefing at the Ministerial Complex Conference Room at Tanteen, St. George in which she said that Cabinet approved the committee, along with an Advisory Council in accordance with Sections 9 and 178 of the Education Act. According to Minister Pierre, the Committee should have already have been in operation and reporting to the Minister of Education … Continue reading

Republic Bank and BGWU sign agreement for workers

After two years of intensive negotiations, the Bank and General Workers Union (BGWU) and Republic Bank Grenada have finally signed onto a collective agreement that provides salary increases and other incentive benefits for employees. The agreement, which was signed last Wednesday in the presence of Labour Commissioner Cyrus Griffith at the Ministry of Labour Conference Room, saw agreement being reached on wages and salary, personal development, an incentive plan, severance benefits, and a transfer and displacement allowance. The union’s Field Officer, Joseph Mitchell told reporters that the parties were deadlocked on five articles in the collective agreement at the close … Continue reading

IAC holds inaugural Regional Consultation in Grenada

The region’s leading insurance executives converged as one, for an early morning breakfast meeting in Grenada under the banner of the Insurance Association of the Caribbean (IAC). The industry leaders gathered at the invitation of Ronald Hughes, Board Member of the IAC and Managing Director of Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Ltd who welcomed the CEO and the President of IAC and CEO of Guardian Life, Jamaica, Eric Hosin. In his remarks, Mr Eric Hosin spoke of the plans made over the years, to visit all island territories. He noted that these were finally being realised, starting with the visit to … Continue reading

CANADIANS FINED EC$400, 000 FOR TRAFFICKING IN COCAINE

The St. George’s No.2 Magistrate’s Court on Monday imposed a fine in a combined sum of EC$400, 000.00, on two (2) Canadian nationals for the offence of Trafficking EC1M worth of cocaine. Magistrate Tahira Gellineau handed down the sentence just after 1.00 p.m on Romario Washington Campbell, a 23-year-old unemployed male from Ajax, Ontario, Canada and Renee Elecia Ally, 25, a waitress from Ontario, Canada following mitigation pleas by their defense counsels, Anselm Clouden and Arley Gill. Both defendants were nabbed at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), with 10 kilograms of the illegal substance last October. The court ordered … Continue reading

Leadership Seminar at TAMCC

A new direction of teaching has been taken up by the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) as it pushes its students towards accepting leadership roles rather than shy away from it. For approximately seven years, the college has been offering to interested students a 10 week leadership seminar that is aimed at creating and realising leaders in students who decide to take the course. The seminar began January 17th at no cost to students with an opening ceremony at the Teacher Education at the college. Acting Registrar at the college, Marva Bowen-Neptune explained that the seminar is intended to show … Continue reading

ROAD 2 KAYAK MAS not a competing event

It has been drawn to our attention that certain individuals have found it necessary to reach out to Carriacou Carnival Committee members complaining to them that our event ‘Road 2 Kayak Mas’ is competing with the Carnival Committee events. As a result of this unfortunate development, allow us to shed some light for those of you who seem to be obviously misinformed and somewhat confused. To begin, the event is being held to raise awareness (create a hype) for the upcoming Carnival season. As a matter of fact, we did an event of a similar nature namely ‘Spice Island Summer … Continue reading

Fight like a Tiger!

Very unfortunately, some adults – young and old – are sexual predators who sexually abuse young children. Those who are involved in such unhealthy behaviour need to change their ways instantly. Sexual molesters, you need to recognise that you are destroying the children mentally, emotionally, physically, and otherwise. Children who are sexually molested often feel cheap, dirty, and develop low self-esteem, as though they are worth nothing, feeling useless. Whenever you are tempted to molest a child, please stop and think. Ask yourself: How would I feel if I were the child and an adult sexually molested me? Would I … Continue reading

ATTORNEY GILL: MY TRACK RECORD SPEAKS

Attorney-at-law Arley Gill, the Grenada government’s choice to replace Dr. Patrick Antoine as the country’s Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) has said that his job assignment would not necessarily hamper his day-to-day operations as a practicing lawyer. Gill made the disclosure in an interview with local reporters in the wake of his appointment to the job as a replacement for Dr. Patrick Antoine who has severed all ties with the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The attorney, who returned home recently from Dominica after a stint as a Magistrate, has taken up … Continue reading

Five Grenadians in the Semis of the International Soca Monarch

Grenada’s soca music is continuing to make waves on the international scene as five of its artistes have been selected to compete in the February 10 semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch in Trinidad and Tobago. The five are Hollice Map “Mr Killa”, Dingaan “Lil Natty” Henry and Nyelon “Thunda” Williams, as well as Hector “Mr. Legz” Thomas and Jevaughn “V’ghn” John. The locals who have a string of soca hits from the August 2018 Spicemas like “Trouble in the Morning”, “Tombstone” and “Get in your Section” have created a stir in the land of Soca and Steel Pan. The … Continue reading