Mechanic Accused of Committing Fraud

A Mechanic from the Parish of St. Mark’s has been arrested and charged for having in his possession a massive number of different Identification Cards. Leroy Andrew is alleged to be involved in a nationwide driver’s license scam. According to and Head of the Police Prosecution Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Godfrey Victor, police were able to confiscate over 77 ID Cards from the accused. The 48-year old Andrew who is from Duquesne, St. Mark’s appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court last Friday on two counts of fraud by false … Continue reading

Government to acquire the Grenadian by Rex Resort

It’s been made finally official –  the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government in St. George’s is moving to acquire the privately-owned Grenadian by Rex Resort at Point Salines. Word of this has been circulating on the island since notice of acquisition of the hotel was first published in the Government Gazette earlier in the month. Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing held at the Ministerial Complex on Tuesday, Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele, who is the Member of Parliament for the Town of St. George’s confirmed to reporters that the acquisition is in process. Speculation is rife … Continue reading

NDC speaks out on police transfers

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has been called upon in his capacity as Minister of National Security to address the issue of what has been labeled as the malicious and unfair transfer of some officers within the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). Caretaker for the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ali Dowden issued the call last week Wednesday as he questioned the transfer of Sergeant Adrian Peters, who is attached to the RGPF Police Training School, which is located on the compound of the Special Services Unit (SSU) at Point Salines, St. George. “We ask the Minister for National Security to … Continue reading

Sexual Harassment Bill for CARICOM countries

As a result of the heightened reports of sexual harassment in work places and institutions throughout the region, a Sexual Harassment Bill has been drafted for consideration. This Bill also comes to the fore after the region recognised that the CARICOM Sexual Harassment Bill of 1996 is not wide enough to cover all the areas in which sexual harassment occurs. The draft bill is a product of IMPACT Justice, a project funded by the Government of Canada and designed to address deficiencies in the Justice sector in CARICOM member countries. Sexual Harassment is the first issue that is being looked … Continue reading

THE ISSUE OF Victimization WITHIN RGPF

Words cannot express the hurt and disappointment I feel with the manner in which this noble institution is being managed under the “figure head” of Mr. Winston James O.B.E. After reading an article in the Grenada Informer newspaper, dated February, 5th 2016, under the caption, “CONCERNS OF VICTIMISATION in the RGPF, ” the article speaks of the transfer of two Sergeants from the Police Training School as a result of standing up against the Commissioner’s refusal to sign documents allowing officers to be considered for government scholarships. The force is governed by regulations, standing orders, policies and of course the … Continue reading

Can Sanders trump Trump?

In the United States, particularly in Washington DC, the nation’s capital, it is impossible to escape the current elections by the Republican and Democratic parties to choose a candidate to represent them in the contest for a new President later this year. Today, in a DC restaurant, I could not help but overhear the conversations around me. At three tables between which my table was sandwiched, the conversations turned at some point to the election primaries that are now being conducted, and in every case, alarm was expressed about the possible choice of Donald Trump not only as the Presidential … Continue reading

PEOPLE CENTERED DEVELOPMENT

It is indeed rather fascinating that this week the George Brizan Legacy Committee is hosting a set of activities in honour of a man who dedicated his entire life to the education of the people of Grenada and the entire world through his formal engagements as a teacher and author as well as his public service in the political arena. To me, the celebration of the life and significant contribution of this great son of the soil and, rightfully so, truly Caribbean man is a worthy phenomenon given the huge role Mr. Brizan played in influencing the minds of so … Continue reading

Farmers receive training on Climate Smart Agriculture Practices

As part of a programme on Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS), the German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ) designed a training programme on Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA). This Capacity Development and Dissemination program for CSA, engaged agricultural technical officers in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment, Ministry of Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB), Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA) and the Grenada Cocoa Association (GCA). The first phase of the training programme, which was implemented in co-operation with the Inter-American Institute for Cooperation on Agriculture (IICA) came to an end with the … Continue reading

Rotaract Club takes on new look

The Rotaract Club of Grenada has unveiled its new club logo, which pays homage to Grenada by adorning the symbolic nutmeg along with the Rotary International logo emblem. The logo was officially unveiled to the public on the club’s social media pages on February 15th and is a part of a worldwide initiative to revamp all Rotaract logos, in an effort to display greater affiliation with Rotary International – Rotaracts’ parent club. Globally, each club was given the opportunity to personalise the standard logo to represent characteristics of the host country. The bright yellow of the nutmeg colorfully decorates the … Continue reading

Fire Department talks no burn policy

The month of February has been designated as Fire Prevention and Awareness Month and with a 40.5% reduction in fires for 2015, Head of the Fire Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Glenroy Corion said he hopes people take heed to the information being put out to ensure the numbers continue to drop. ASP Corion who was speaking at a NAWASA-sponsored press conference on the dry season, disclosed that in 2015, there were 397 reported fires as compared to 558 in 2014. Inspector Senneth Joseph who is also attached to Fire wanted the public to know that the smallest fire … Continue reading