LIME continues to give under its SAP

Three students received Samsung Galaxy Tablets plus Broadband services under LIME’s back to school edition of its Structural Adjustment Programme. The winners are Donna Alexis, Sharon Lewis, Paul Benjamin and Joycelyn James & Sean Lawrence and their children are, Reanna Alexis, Meloni Benjamin, and Keston James. The major telecom provider held a ceremony at the LIME Spiceland Mall office to hand over the winnings to the students and their parents. Corporate Communications Officer at LIME, Zoe Hagley said that the students will all be the beneficiary of a Samsung Galaxy Tablet, Free internet, free installation of internet, free Modem, Free … Continue reading

When will it end?

The Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIB) or commonly called the Sale of Passport scheme has already resulted in some kind of embarrassment for the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s. The 18-month old administration is looking to the scheme to bring in millions of dollars to help out the Government Treasury that is most times virtually empty and under tremendous financial stress. A front page story in this week’s issue of THE NEW TODAY newspaper highlights an alleged fraudulent act committed by a man who claims to be a Korean and was looking to get involved in the Sale of … Continue reading

DISCONTINUATION OF ‘SOUTH GRENADA REGATTA’

The Organising Committee of the South Grenada Regatta has announced the permanent discontinuation of their annual sailing regatta with immediate effect. A spokesperson for the Committee told THE NEW TODAY that the decision was influenced by the few boats that are now coming to take part in the event. The official said that in recent times the numbers are dwindling and it was not economic to continue with the regatta in its present format. Launched in 2009, the South Grenada Regatta was held along the south coast of the island in February/March each year. In addition to competitive fleet and … Continue reading

Anslem Peters Scholarship Fund 2014 Presentation

The Anslem Peters Scholarship Fund (APSF) continues in its mission to contribute to the development of the parish of St. John’s, by making its eighth annual presentation to its recipients for the school year 2014-2015. The recipients of the fund are students from the primary schools of the parish, who successfully passed the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA), formally the Common Entrance Examination. Along with being successful in the exams, the recipients must possess a strong desire to learn and be considered financially disadvantaged. The APSF started in 2006 as the ‘Cuthbert Peters Scholarship Fund’, with Anslem Peters, son of … Continue reading

EBONY wins with Digicel

Grenada’s Carnival Queen – Ebony Telesford has won Digicel’s Text to Win Game. In the promotion which started on July 1, all Digicel customers were asked to text CARNIVAL to the short code 7171 if they wanted to play the game. The Grand Prize of $5,000 was enough to entice thousands to participate, hoping that they would walk away with the $5k cash; but there was only one winner – Ebony Telesford, who also emerged the 2014 Carnival Queen Contest winner. Digicel “Text To Win” games are a series of monthly fun, interactive and informative games set up by the company … Continue reading

Corruption taking place!!!

Trade union representative in the Senate, Rae Roberts has alluded to some form of corrupt practices taking place under the watch of the 18-month old government of Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell. Roberts made the charge during his presentation in the Senate at a meeting called to pass legislation dealing with the Procurement of Government Services on the island. The Trade union representative took up a challenge from Junior Minister of Information, Senator Sheldon Scott to point to any corrupt practices that was taking place since Prime Minister Mitchell returned to power in the February 2013 general elections. In his … Continue reading

Remember the History and Safeguard the World Peace

by Hon. Ou Boqian On Sep 3, 2014 the Chinese government launched a grand commemoration of the 69th anniversary of the victory of World Anti-Fascist War (World War II). That day is also the 69th anniversary of the victory of the Chinese Anti-Japanese Invasion War. Chinese President Xi Jinping and other members of the state leaders attended the ceremony to commemorate the WWII heroes. 69 years ago, on September 1st, 1939, Adolf Hitler, who took power in Germany in 1933, launched a blitzkrieg attack and invaded Poland. That was the start of the Second World War in Europe and North … Continue reading

THE DIGICEL 4G COMPUTER LAB IN ST. PATRICK

The community of Mt. Rose and the St. Rose Seventh-Day Adventist Comprehensive School in Mt. Rose, St. Patrick are the beneficiary of a full Digicel 4G Computer Lab. The facility is equipped with computers, and all its peripherals including furniture. This air-conditioned lab was done at a cost of over $60,000 with funds provided by Digicel. A handing over ceremony was held September 5 and attended by officials such as Digicel representative Kevin Peterkin, Pastor Nord Punch, President of the Grenada Conference of Seventh-Day Adventist, Pastor Jerome Gordon, Director of Education, Principal Kimlyn DeCoteau, Teachers and Students of the St. … Continue reading

SGU spending millions on expansion

St. George’s University (SGU) has announced plans to recruit more students from China and Africa to give the offshore school a more international look as part of its expansion plans. Chancellor Charles Modica said that millions of dollars will be spent as part of the SGU expansion under a new arrangement reached with two new investors, Altas of Canada and Baring International from Asia. “We think the people of Grenada need to have a more international student body and not just primarily from the US so in 10 or 20 years from now we would like to see this as … Continue reading

SGU to honour workers

A heavy financial windfall awaits all persons who worked over the years with the American-owned offshore medical facility known as St. George’s University (SGU). Cheques amount to millions of dollars will be distributed to the workers on Thanksgiving Day 2014 – October 25 which is the anniversary of the sending of troops into Grenada by the United States with the backing of some Caribbean Forces to help restore democratic rule of law in the Spice Isle. The Rescue Mission/Military Intervention was undertaken to oust a Military Council headed by General Hudson Austin that had seized power in a bloody palace … Continue reading