Ebola affecting Catholic Church

The outbreak of the deadly Ebola disease in three West African states have put a hold on plans by the Roman Catholic Church in Grenada to recruit priests from that part of  the world. This was confirmed to THE NEW TODAY newspaper by the Vicar-General of the church, Father Clifton Harris on Monday. He said that the church had identified two African priests but that they will no longer be coming to Grenada in the foreseeable future due to the Ebola epidemic. According to Fr, Harris. the Roman Catholic Church in Grenada has been made aware of a policy decision … Continue reading

Teachers left without pay

Over one hundred and fifty teachers through out the island have been left without a salary for September. This was told to THE NEW TODAY last week Thursday by President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis who did an exclusive interview with the newspaper. According to Lewis, the reason given to GUT by the Ministry of Education is that the Public Service Commission (PSC) did not process all appointments into the service and that some teachers in both the Primary and Secondary schools were left out. He said this is creating financial and economic setbacks for the … Continue reading

GRENLEC serious about renewables

November 20 is the date when the Grenada Electricity Company (GRENLEC) is expecting to take possession of at least nine bids for the construction of the Carriacou wind farm, which will be sited at Top Hill on the sister isle. General Manager of GRENLEC, Collin Cover told reporters at a press conference held at the Public Workers Union building that the bidding process is part of GRENLEC’s goal to be 20% renewable in electricity supply by the year 2020. Cover said the Carriacou Wind farm is the leading initiative to be undertaken by the island’s sole electricity generating company to … Continue reading

David and “Goat” were the hit men for detainees

Thirty-five years after the collapse of the ill-fated Grenada Revolution, evidence is emerging that two former army Captains were often used by the People’s Revolutionary Army (PRA) to detain opponents of the regime. Ex-New Jewel movement (NJM) member, Teddy Victor identified Captains Peter David and Lester “Goat” Redhead as two of the army chiefs present when he was taken into custody months after the revolutionaries seized power on March 13, 1979 in a coup d’etat against the elected Eric Gairy government. Victor identified the two in his recently released book named “Deception on Conception”. Over this weekend, long-standing barrister-at-law, Eamon … Continue reading

Statutory Bodies to be reformed

The cash-strapped ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has outlined some of its plans to deal with statutory bodies that are proving to be a financial strain on the Treasury. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister for Economic Development Planning and Trade, Oliver Joseph said the intention of the 19-month old government, now into a Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP), is to discontinue transferring of money to all statutory bodies. His statement on the issue comes against the backdrop of reports in the country that Works Minister, Gregory Bowen met with … Continue reading

The First Grenadian Team for the Chinese Proficiency

A team from TAMCC departed for China to participate the 7th Chinese Proficiency Competition (Chinese Bridge) for foreign secondary school students on Monday. It’s the first Grenada team to attend the Chinese Bridge Competition in China, composed by Chinese lecturer Li Weihong and her student Alifa Deznia Williams. The competition will be held both in Beijing and Kunming (capital city of Yunnan Province) from October 16 to November 2. Over 400 candidates from 70 countries will gather to contend and experience the unique Chinese culture. Counsellor Chen Ribiao, Political Counsellor of the Chinese Embassy, went to the airport to see … Continue reading

Sandals hosts Health Symposium for Staff

Sandals La Source Grenada Resort & Spa has completed a two-day health symposium for its employees necessitated by the current climate of regional and global health challenges and issues. The first session held on October 3 dealt with the Chikungunya epidemic plaguing Grenada and neighboring islands, while the second session on October 10 examined the more global Ebola pandemic. Both sessions were in the format of PowerPoint presentations, along with 20 minutes of activities and question and answer segments, delivered by Dr. Martin Forde, Environmental Health Lecturer at the St. George’s University. General Manager for Sandals La Source Grenada Resort … Continue reading

Ebola travel ban on hold!!!

The Grenada Government says it remains committed towards protecting its citizens as the world races against time for an urgent solution to stop the spread of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD). With mortality rates climbing in the affected countries and the potential of spread becoming more and more imminent, the Government is contemplating a decision to temporarily suspend the issuance of travel visas from the following countries: Liberia, Sierra Leone and Guinea. Amidst tougher immigration and border control restrictions currently being employed in some countries and also contemplated by others, the Government  is pondering the measure in the best interest … Continue reading

Princess Alice Hospital soon to receive X Ray Unit

Construction on an X-Ray Unit at the Princess Alice Hospital in Mirabeau, St. Andrew may soon begin as the Ministry of Health has received $100,000.00 towards the facility. The donation was made by the Reynold and Nadia Benjamin Medical Foundation at a recent ceremony held at the hospital. The project will be done in partnership between the foundation, Ministry of Health, St George’s University (SGU) and Grenlec at a cost of approximately $326,050.00. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Health, Clarice Modeste-Curwen said the money received from the foundation will go a long way in getting the unit up and … Continue reading

Saved by DIGICEL 4G at LaTante

The young and not so young were out in their numbers at La Tante junction on Friday evening as Digicel hosted a movie night for the residents to conclude its week long community outdoor drive. The week of activity at La Tante started with the Digicel Community Team bringing unbelievable deals on Smartphones and Top Up, how you can be saved by Digicel 4G, as well as personalised Customer Care. A very important aspect of the Digicel Community activity is to give back to the community by identifying a community need. In relation to La Tante, streets signs were identified … Continue reading