Legal Action Against Dame Cecile

Grenada’s first female Governor-General, Dame Cecile La Grenade has been having it tough legally since assuming the post on March 27, 2013 and has been ordered by a local court to pay legal cost to a premier educator on the island. During her 17 months tenure, Dame Cecile has had two legal lawsuits slapped on her by locals not satisfied with her on the handling of matters involving them. The first was taken by sacked Supervisor of Elections, Judy Benoit who did not like the manner in which she was dismissed by the GG from the post after a good … Continue reading

No More Vendors at Camerhogne Park

Minister for Culture, Senator Brenda Hood has put an end to speculation in the country that the Keith Mitchell-led government was planning to sell Camerhogne Park to a foreign investor who had submitted plans to build a hotel on the Grand Anse beach. Sen. Hood addressed the letters that were sent by government to Vendor’s asking them to relocate from the Park with effect from September 1. Speaking to reporters at Tuesday’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing, the Senior government minister pointed out numerous complaints were made to the Police about the behaviour of those persons operating at Camerhogne Park. Sen. Hood … Continue reading

CHIME FM IS HERE

Born out of a call by Grenadians for a lifting of the bar in Grenadian radio broadcasting, CHIME FM took to the airwaves in mid-May. The station, which operates at 100.9 on the FM band, has been engaged since then in a number of adjustments in order to optimise its signal quality.  And, even though still providing limited spoken-word programming content, the response has been overwhelmingly positive. CHIME is intended to be a distinct alternative to the current line up on the local radio landscape and is determined to regain much of the listenership lost by local stations to neighbouring … Continue reading

Work on Woburn Methodist School

Local contractor Francis A. Jeremiah & Company Limited has successfully won the bid to undertake remedial work on the Woburn Methodist School. Health Minister Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen told reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing that the $4.5 million contract has awarded to a contractor and that remedial work will begin soon on the school. According to Minister Modeste some work has to be undertaken at the Marian Community Centre to facilitate the students of Woburn for the new school year, which started at the beginning of the week. She announced that Works Minister, Gregory Bowen who is the Parliamentary … Continue reading

THOSE BURNING ISSUES!!!

There appears to be much celebration going on in some quarters of the country following recent statements made by the Team Leader of the IMF, Aliona Cebotari following the conclusion of a visit to Grenada in which she expressed satisfaction with the start of the 3-year Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). It is not surprising that the government has been able to collect more revenue from the sweeping tax measures introduced by the 18-month old government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in recent months. The Tax Man is hitting hard at the pockets of most persons in the country especially … Continue reading

LIME commits $89,000EC to TAMCC

In a recent handing over ceremony, telecoms provider LIME announced its commitment to donate $89,000EC towards the refurbishment of the T.A. Marryshow Community College’s Resource Laboratory. LIME’s donation comes after a proposal was submitted for consideration by the administration of the TAMCC for an upgraded laboratory. Currently, the T. A. Marryshow Community College remains the sole public provider of tertiary education in Grenada and operates from three (3) schools – the School of Arts, Science and Professional Studies, the School of Applied Arts and Technology, and the School of Continuing Education. The refurbishment is part of a project to improve … Continue reading

IMF confident about G’da

The Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) says that Grenada’s Structural Adjustment Programme is off on the right footing but that a number of challenges are preventing it from reaching its true potential. The programme, which was initiated by the18-month old Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) administration, was approved by the Fund on June 26. IMF Mission Chief, Aliona Cebotari was at the head of a delegation which last week concluded the first review of the programme to run three years in the first instant. Speaking to reporters at a press briefing last week Thursday, Cebotari said the IMF was … Continue reading

IMF praises Grenada’s SAP

A year ago the IMF Chief for Grenada, Aliona Cebotari had described the ailing Grenadian economy as a cancer patient in need of therapy. However, last week Cebotari told reporters at a press conference in St. George’s that the economy is on the rebound following the implementation of a 3-year Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) by the 18-month old Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) administration. After almost two weeks on the island  to undertake the first review of the programme for the period January to June, the IMF official said that the SAP is off to a good start. She … Continue reading

Grenadians need to embrace the French language

The Alliance Francaise is taking a holistic approach to teaching the French language in Grenada, as it believes that Grenadians need to see French as very important. In an exclusive interview last week with THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, Director of the Alliance Francaise, Magalie Bongard, said the local French Institute has decided to extend on the French classes on offer on the island in order to create more room for persons to learn the language. According to Bongard, the time set aside for holding of French classes was not conducive and not yielding enough fruits and a decision was taken … Continue reading

Students get PWU assistance

The Public Workers Union (PWU) has granted scholarship awards to 51 students whose parents are members of the largest public sector union in Grenada. The scholarships, valued $21.000.00 and intended to help the students to continue their education, were presented to the parents and students during a ceremony held at the PWU Headquarters last week Wednesday. During the presentation ceremony, President of PWU, Adrian Francis reminded parents of their roles and responsibilities towards their children. “Take your rightful role in your children’s education. Check your children daily, take interest in your child’s education, you have to play a greater role”, … Continue reading