CBI programme brings in the most revenue ever

“A Bumper Year”. That’s how Trinidad-born attorney-at-law, Kaisha Ince, Chairperson of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, has described what she referred to as the unprecedented levels of revenue yielded from Direct Foreign Investment under the passport-selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Programme. Ince made the remarks during a Special CBI Christmas Cocktail hosted by Henley and Partners in collaboration with the CBI Unit to celebrate and mark the culmination of a very successful year for the programme. She said, “In a time where many of the other CBI programmes have struggled to maintain the interest of potential applicants, … Continue reading

Be aware of Comrades Chess and Peter!!!

By Rae Roberts Is the former champion of workers issues in the country, Chester Humphrey along with Peter David now accomplices in undermining the workers’ struggle? I am asking this question in light of the roles now being played by the two revolutionary comrades who often boasted of being part of the most pro-workers government in the history of Grenada – the 1979-83 People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). Comrade Chess was so committed to the anti-Gairy struggle that we all know what he did in the United States before he was arrested and charged for gun-running and then absconded while on … Continue reading

NAWASA breathes a sigh of relief

The management of the state-run National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) has managed to avert a potentially dangerous situation over the Christmas and New Year holiday period as strike action was looming from the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). The hierarchy of the utility called a press conference last week to say thank you to those employees who showed up for work to man the entire system during the long holiday weekend. TAWU had painted December red and dropped hints that it intended to take action on the issue of contract employment within NAWASA which was long outstanding. The … Continue reading

Walk for the Cure Funds to Grenada Cancer

Media, Sponsors and CIBC FirstCaribbean Team Members, gathered together for the culmination of the Walk for the Cure Initiative for 2017. The short ceremony was opened by Joanna Marryshow, the bank’s Administrative Assistant, Human Resources and also the leading organiser for initiatives relative to raising awareness and funds for Walk For The Cure. In her opening comments, she reminded all present of the positive actions everyone can take in terms of cancer prevention, with respect to making healthy lifestyle choices, with particular emphasis on the part that both smoking and alcohol consumption may play in incidences of cancer. In his … Continue reading

GHTA calls for a ban on Styrofoam

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association has been lobbying Government to place a ban on the importation and use of Styrofoam products in Grenada. Earlier this year Minister (Nicholas) Steele indicated, at a press conference, that Government would be imposing a ban on the product. “I intend to bring to Parliament a Styrofoam Bill which will ban the importation of Styrofoam as a first start, from that we will be moving to plastic.” In her statement made on World Tourism Day this past September, Minister (Clarice) Modeste also mentioned that a ban would be put in place. “The Government of Grenada … Continue reading

Statement issued by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to mark the end of 2017

Ladies and gentlemen, sisters and brothers, patriots all… as another holiday season comes to a close, and as we all look forward to 2018 – as a year of further consolidation and increasing opportunities, we have every reason to give thanks as a Nation. Our Lord and Saviour has blessed us all and has watched over us, bringing us through 2017 relatively unharmed. As Prime Minister, I have had the honour and privilege to work in your service – an opportunity for which I will be forever grateful, and one which I will never take for granted. My inspiration has … Continue reading

Flawed WTO Arbitration remains better option, despite US view

The new United States Trade Representative, Mr Robert Lighthizer, made his first appearance at a Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Argentina on December 10. Mr Lighthizer’s remarks provoked serious consideration of the usefulness of the WTO for small countries, particularly when he questions whether the “current litigation structure (of the WTO) makes sense”. After 14 years of trying unsuccessfully to get the office of the USTR, through the administrations of Bush, Obama and Trump, to honour an award made by the litigation structure of the WTO, the small nation of Antigua and Barbuda, has good reason … Continue reading


Former Opposition Leader, Michael Baptiste has launched a campaign to get the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government to revoke the passport of convicted Indian businessman, Fazall Sahied who served a prison sentence for the 2002 murder of his Grenadian-born wife, Gillian Celestine. Baptiste has been visiting local media houses at the start of the new year to express concern over reports that Sahied now out of prison, has gone back to India to get married and to bring back his new wife to live with him in Grenada. In speaking to THE NEW TODAY, the former executive member … Continue reading

Guardian General donates close to Half a Million

Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Ltd. has donated annually to care institutions since 1998 to a cumulative sum of almost half a million dollars. Nearly, one year to the date, OECS has once again exercised its corporate social responsibility mandate, by welcoming back members of the 11 care institutions to which it donates funds on a regular basis. Marketing Manager, for Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Ltd, Bernard Wilson, opened the brief ceremony by welcoming the representatives of the institutions and commending them for their continued hard work and immeasurable contribution to Society. “Guardian General Insurance (OECS) Limited, is pleased to be … Continue reading

Celebrating 25 Years of traditional Workboat racing

It will be a Silver Jubilee weekend when the Grenada Sailing Festival stages its Workboat Regatta from February 3-4 on Grand Anse Beach. The organisers have announced a partnership again with Westerhall Rums, who along with the Westerhall White Jack brand, take title sponsorship for the fourth year. Plans are afoot to acknowledge and thank this year all those veteran sailors – some who have sailed in every one of the annual Regattas – and to welcome new young crews racing for the first time. “This, high action, high fun Regatta Festival has been a ‘Must Go-To’ event on Grand … Continue reading