MAJOR BLOW FOR GRENADA…Australia pulls out of Parliament Project

Foreign Affairs Minister, Nikolas Steele on Wednesday issued the first official reaction from the one-year old Keith Mitchell government in St. George’s about reports that Australia has reneged on the commitment given to Grenada to help in the rebuilding of the island’s Parliament building that was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. Steele said the island was officially informed on Independence Day – February 7 – that the Tony Abbott Government has pulled out of the aid pledge made to the former Congress administration of Tillman Thomas to build a new, state of the art Parliament for the Spice Island. … Continue reading

Bring the legislation!!!

An article on Grenada this week by the Financial Times in London, England has been making the rounds in the country. It relates specifically to a letter which our international creditors have written to our Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on their annoyance over the attitude of his one-year old New National Party (NNP) government in agreeing to sit down with them to discuss the issue of the millions of dollars that were borrowed from them over the years and which the island has defaulted on payments in recent months. THE NEW TODAY is urging the government to engage the … Continue reading

Remembering George Brizan – A nation builder

By Sandra Ferguson   (The following was produced on behalf of the George Brizan Legacy Committee.) “George Brizan was a mentor, a guide, an exemplar. You wanted to follow in his footsteps, to be in his ethos.” , Celia Clyne-Edwards, Q.C., attorney-at-law, Island Scholar 1974 , student of his “A” Level Economics class, 1972-1974 “He was more than a subject teacher; he groomed the whole human being; he was concerned about what you did beyond the classroom.”. Richard Duncan, Managing Director, Grenada Co-operative Bank; a former Director-General, Ministry of Finance; (member of the first graduating Class of Institute for Further … Continue reading

Sir Royston Hopkin named ‘most outstanding hotelier

Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, tourism industry stalwart and chairman of Grenada’s Spice Island Beach Resort has been recognized as the “Most Outstanding Hotelier” for his 49 years of service to Grenada at the country’s 40th Anniversary of Independence Awards Ceremony, held at the at the Grenada Trade Centre on Feb. 7, 2014. The award was presented by Her Excellency Dame Cécile La Grenade, Governor-General of Grenada. The evening was a fitting tribute to the spirit and resiliency of Grenadian culture and the remarkable individuals who have contributed to the county’s development. “Refining my mother’s traditional Grenadian recipes for the international … Continue reading

Grenada PM reiterates call for national unity

By Nelson A. King   Brooklyn, New York – As Grenadians in New York on Saturday night wrapped up their official independence anniversary celebrations, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has reiterated his fervent call for national unity. In delivering the keynote address at the gala Independence Anniversary Ball and Awards Ceremony, at Grand Prospect Hall in Brooklyn, Mitchell said, despite political differences, “we must be united in that exercise. “In my view, it is time for us to unite,” he told the sell-out audience in his 25-minute address, referring to the country’s 40th independence anniversary theme, “Uniting Our People, Restoring … Continue reading

Grant tells PM Mitchell to stop the insults

Host of the popular weekly “Sundays with George Grant programme, aired on the internet on a local FM radio station has called on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to take the lead and show the rest of the country that he is serious about the call made for unity in his Independence address on February 7. “…I AGAIN OFFER MY HAND TO MY POLITICAL OPPONENTS. I SAY, COME LET US BUILD OUR NATION TOGETHER”, was the plea made by Dr. Mitchell in the address delivered at the traditional military parade ceremony held at the national sporting stadium at Queen’s Park, … Continue reading

Glass recycling as a business?

An exciting new initiative in Grenada is trying to motivate young Grenadians to start their own business with glass recycling. The NGO ‘Grenada Young Entrepreneurs Project’, Grenada-YEP, recently announced the launch of its first training programme starting in April this year. Owner of Le Phare Bleu and founder of the project, Jana Caniga presented the project framework. “GYEP will support young and enthusiastic Grenadians who want to develop their own business in the environmental sector. The project has two visions in mind: developing business skills and promoting the recycling of glass products. Through the medium of glass recycling, young Grenadians … Continue reading

Lime – the corporate sponsor

The people of Petite Martinique will soon have full access to LIME services as the telecommunications company will soon open a store on the sister island, according to Head of Consumer Sales and Customer Experience, Lorraine Mitchell. Speaking to reporters at a press conference last week Wednesday, Mitchell also announced a new partnership between the telecommunications provider and Communal Cooperative Credit Union that allows LIME customers to pay their bills at all offices of the credit union. She also made reference to the recent launch of the company’s 40/40 Promotion plan in recognition of Grenada’s 40th Anniversary of Independence. She … Continue reading

Constitutional reform coming!!!

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has used his 2014 independence address to put his countrymen on a sate of preparedness for a national referendum aimed at Constitutional reform including the cutting of ties with the British Privy Council in London. Delivering the traditional address at the national sporting stadium at Queen’s Park in St. George’s on Independence Day last Friday, the Prime Minister stated that as Grenada celebrates its 40th anniversary of independence, the people must come to the realisation that the world has changed. He said that after 40 years it is time to wean Grenadians of some of … Continue reading

Reconstruction of the Top Hill Senior Citizens Home progressing smoothly

Significant progress is being made on the reconstruction of the Top Hill Senior Citizens Home in Carriacou. Work began in December 2013 and according to the latest consultant’s report, it is ahead of schedule. A recent site visit was conducted by Consultant Timothy Bubb, Community Liaison Officer at the Basic Needs Trust Fund (BNTF), Devon Britton and officials of the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs. With a completion date set for September 2014, Contractor Bernard Lendore of Lendore’s Construction said that so far work has been progressing smoothly, work is now being done on the storage area and … Continue reading