Burke: March 13 will be ‘liberation day’

On the 39th anniversary of the Grenada revolution in which Prime Minister Maurice Bishop and his People’s Revolutionary Army seized power from Sir Eric Gairy, the country is set to elect a new government. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, confident that his New National Party (NNP), which controlled all 15 seats in the parliament over the last five years, has suggested that now is not the time for any overthrow. “My friends we are far from finished, we cannot turn back now. That’s why, brothers and sisters, we will continue to pursue all economic opportunities,” Mitchell told NNP supporters at … Continue reading

NDC rally for Claudette Joseph in town

“There is none in comparison to Claudette, a woman of integrity, who believes in genuine development…Claudette made a sacrifice, she could have stayed in her comfort zone but she decided to stand up for the people of the Town of St. George (and) if you look at the other person that is being presented there is absolutely no comparison.” That was the strong declaration of support coming from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Candidate for Carriacou & Petite Martinique, Tevin Andrews in support of his colleague Claudette Joseph, who will contest with former NDC member, Peter David, for … Continue reading

GUTCCU introduces debit cards

The Grenada Union of Teachers Cooperative Credit Union (GUTCCU) has become the third credit union on island to offer Automated teller machine (ATM) services, giving its members access to their funds through the 22 ATM machines and over 250-point of sales on island. One week after launching three ATM machines, GUTCCU has officially initiated the use of its debit card following a ceremony held last week Wednesday at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex at Morne Rouge. The debit card became available on January 17 at a cost of approximately $23 for members but will be deferred to the anniversary of … Continue reading

Girl Guides growing on sister isles

The Girl Guides movement is strengthening itself in the Sister Isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Girl Guides Association of Grenada provided training to nine of the adult leaders in Carriacou on January 26. Training of Unit leaders is part of the mandate of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The training took the form of a half-day session in which the following aspects of the Basic Level Syllabus were covered: *Mission & Vision of Grenada Girl Guides Association *History and structure of local Girl Guides Association *Promise, Law, Values of WAGGGS *Guide Signs and … Continue reading

The ultimate abuse

Abuse is making the headlines more than ever before. It is one of the trending topics and practices of our time. In North America a number of big names in the entertainment, broadcasting, religious, political, and business world have come under fire for sexual abuse of women. Our nation is smarting at the moment from an unprecedented series of abuse against women and children. Some men even claim that they also are being abused by women. However, the abuse against little Ariel Bolah tops the charts. We seem to have psychopathic deviates among us who take pleasure in practicing their … Continue reading

NDC points to massive irregularities

With Grenadians due to go to the polls on March 13, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has pointed to several areas of concerns that could make the poll not free and fear. Two of the party’s candidates – Dr. George Vincent and Claudette Joseph – met with reporters on Wednesday to list a number of irregularities that took place on Monday, the final day of registration for voters. According to Joseph, an attorney-at-law by profession, the most glaring was the presence of a female who was video-taped dressed in a t-shirt of the ruling New National Party (NNP) … Continue reading

Open letter to Supt. Sylvan Mc Intyre

Supt. Sylvan Mc Intyre Officer in charge Community Relations Department Royal Grenada Police Force St George’s Dear Mr. Mc Intyre, Just about one year ago, officers from the F.I.U came to St Patrick’s to investigate a case of fraud within the Housing department. The officers detained the Housing Officer, brought her to the Union Police Station and proceeded to investigate the case. From the investigation, the police confiscated truck loads of lumber from different individuals in St. Patrick’s but since then the case has gone cold. It is alleged that the Housing department within the Ministry of Social Development authorised … Continue reading

Hon. Delma Thomas

Minister of Social Development/Housing Dear Ms Thomas, I applied to your ministry for material to construct a house a few years ago. Sometime last year I was told that my request was approved and that I will receive the material shortly. I was excited and started making preparation to construct my house and to start making payment. Unfortunately, I did not receive any material. I was disappointed. I became aware during the police investigation that material were assigned to me but was collected by someone from the St Patrick’s West Constituency office. I am concerned and worried because a cheque … Continue reading

Peter Wait, Peter Wait!

Listening to Mr. Charles Peter David the other night as he accepted the offer to run on an NNP ticket for the town of St. George in the upcoming election left me flabbergasted. Not verbatim, this man had the audacity to call on Grenadians to unite for the greater good of the country. He also called on Grenadians to realise that in this period, NNP is the only party to lead this country forward. Wait a minute Sir, though I heard you, you did not speak to me. You are the last person, Grenadians with common sense would listen to. … Continue reading

Grand Anse MPA launched

With 19.7 square kilometers spanning from the entrance to the St. George’s Harbour to the Airport in Point Salines, the Grand Anse Marine Protected Area (MPA) has been launched as the largest MPA on the island. It was launched last Friday at a ceremony held at the Grand Anse Beach that was attended by Minister with responsibility for Forestry and Fisheries, Alvin Dabreo. The Grand Anse MPA will encompass the entire Grand Anse reef complex including both the inner reef and the outer barrier reef. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Dabreo said the MPA will be divided into eight different … Continue reading