Three more constitutional recommendations

Three more items will be added to the list of recommendations already approved by Cabinet for the proposed referendum to be held in the first half of the year on constitutional reform in Grenada. That’s the word from Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs, Elvin Nimrod as he addressed reporters Tuesday at the first weekly post-Cabinet briefing held at the Ministerial Complex. Nimrod, the Member of Parliament for Carriacou and Petite Martinique told the assembled journalists that five more recommendations were submitted by the Constitutional Referendum Commission, headed by Dr. Francis Alexis but the Cabinet of Ministers decided … Continue reading

Sawairis: G’da needs more hotel rooms

Egyptian Billionaire Naguib Sawairis has given a commitment to help increase the hotel room stock on the island in order to get more airlines to travel to Grenada. The investor made the disclosure at the recent sod-turning ceremony to launch the Silver Sands Hotel on Grand Anse beach for which construction is expected to begin in April. Sawairis believes that there are not enough rooms on the island to encourage airlines and people to visit the Spice Isle. The Egyptian announced his intention to invest in the island’s hotel industry shortly after the February 2013 general elections which saw the … Continue reading

Open letter to Grenada’s clergy

Dear clergymen and women, Happy New Year! I greet you in the name of our Lord and Saviour, the One Creator of the Universe. I am a believer. I am one of your flock. To be absolutely clear, this is a complaint, an admonition, indeed an accusation! It is now 2015 and our little nation has begun another fateful journey into a new year and I find you lacking. Frankly, I would have preferred not to have to say this, but when I reflect on the record of our churches in recent times I find it hard to shake off … Continue reading

Time to raise the bar NDC

As we enter into this new year, having reflected on the year past and realising just one year ago, we were at this same juncture, all in the same position with a then fresh new budget and new promises ahead of us, having heard all the promises and false hopes given to us by our government then as now, realising once again that the national situation nor our own personal situations in most cases have not improved, and accepting the fact that for most of us things have gotten worse, it is now more than time to raise the bar … Continue reading

Chinese visiting Grenada

By Yin Yeping Beijing, China – More than 10,000 kilometers away from Beijing in the warm Caribbean Sea is Grenada, an island country with a population of 100,000, renowned for its tropical beautiful landscape and traditional culture. Grenada is gaining affection for an immigration policy that is aiming to draw Chinese investors to the island. The Global Times (GT) interviewed Karl Hood, the Grenadian Ambassador to China, about the perks of Grenada and what to look out for when making plans to travel there. GT: Immigrating to island countries has become a hot topic among the Chinese. Grenada has become … Continue reading

Open Tribute in Memory of Leslie Pierre

The response to the first disclosure which I made about Mr. Leslie Pierre (Kind Courtesy Brenda Baptiste) has prompted calls for more of the same. As Mr. Pierre announced in the middle of a cocktail party, “Ros Dopwell knows no short stories”. Thus (in order to prove him “right”, one last time”, here comes the longer version. Leslie Pierre was a little man who could be proud of conquering some larger than-life experiences. He delighted in being proven to be right/correct. He wanted to bring everyone (above him) down to his level, which could not be called ”LOW” by any … Continue reading

Ministry receives a wide range of medical supplies

The Ministry of Health has received a quarter of a million dollars in medical supplies from some generous donors out of Switzerland. The project was spearheaded by a Grenadian living in Switzerland, Chester Simon and a Swedish couple Peter Gernert and his wife, Dr. Ursula Gernert who have invested in a house on the island. The supplies arrived in the country less than a month ago. The package of medical supplies will be used to stock up the island’s hospitals and Medical Centres. The handing over ceremony took place Monday at the Central Medical Stores at Mt Gay in the … Continue reading

IMANI program is a serious cause for concern

By and large it is the common view of most Grenadians, including myself, that the government new IMANI program can best be described as an employment scheme. This scheme is designed, set up and managed by the New National Party administration under the guise of youth development and training, for the sole purpose of attracting the youth votes. The program already includes over 1,000 young people and government already signalled its intention to add another 3,000 to the list this fiscal year. As was mentioned recently in one of my letters, this decision by the NNP administration to subsidise a … Continue reading

Vicious personal and anonymous attacks

Dear Editor, I was dismayed that you were willing to publish an anonymous attack on your correspondent, Ashley Bernadine. The letter attributed to Avid Reader was an appalling attack against him personally which wholly failed to address the concerns raised in the article. As you will recall, my wife and I have had direct experience of the legal profession in Grenada since 2007 both as property owners and as litigants against Spice Land Limited. While, in our view, there is scope for improvement, it will not be achieved by the publishing of vicious personal and anonymous attacks on those who … Continue reading

Where are we heading – And how soon?

The actions and omissions of those in control of the nation’s affairs as the Government of the day will always determine where we heading and how soon we can hope to getting wherever. And the situation facing our people as we come to the end of another year, and the beginning of a new year under the control of the exclusive NNP Government with no other opposition voice in the Lower House of Parliament – and those in the Upper House or Senate are so heavily out-numbered, that they can hardly be heard and will not be listened to by … Continue reading