It’s all down to money

Money matters.  It will matter a great deal when representatives of about 200 countries meet in Paris from 1 to 11 December to try, yet again, to settle a universally acceptable deal on Climate change. The issues will boil down to how much money it will take to meet the challenges of climate change and who will pay. There is already a commitment to the “goal” of mobilising US$100 billion per year by 2020. But the operative word is “goal”. There is, as yet, no solid commitment to actually delivering US$100 billion which has been described as “peanuts” by Christiana … Continue reading

US Coast Guard repatriates 85 Cuban migrants

MIAMI, USA — The crews of the US Coast Guard Cutters Kathleen Moore and Marlin repatriated 85 Cuban migrants to Bahia de Cabañas, Cuba, on Sunday. These repatriations are a result of seven separate interdictions at sea in the south Florida Straits. These events consisted of Cubans attempting to illegally enter the United States on unseaworthy vessels commonly referred to as “rustics” or “chugs.” In these instances, the Coast Guard not only helped secure the US border, but they also prevented these perilous sea voyages from ending in tragedy. The Coast Guard Cutters Kathleen Moore and Marlin, along with numerous … Continue reading

Labour attacks the priority list

Labour Senator in the Upper House of Parliament, Senator Raymond Roberts has chided the ruling New National Party (NNP) government on its list of priorities. Sen. Roberts addressed a number of issues on the adjornment of the Senate at last week’s sitting at the Grenada Trade Center at Morne Rouge, St. George’s. He was critical of the Keith Mitchell-led Administration’s decision to secure a $12M loan from the Canadian Bank Note Limited, part of which will be used to provide lights for the Grenada National Stadium instead of addressing the country’s health challenges. During last week’s post-Cabinet Press briefing, Culture … Continue reading

No decision taken on name for Stadium

The ruling New National Party (NNP) Government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has not taken a decision on the naming of the Football and Athletics Stadium, according to Sports Minister, Emmalin Pierre. “Even if we would have taken a decision (on the naming of the stadium), I think we would want to save this for the opening,” Pierre told a television programme. A sign stating “Grenada Athletic Stadium” which was recently posted on the facility has created some concern especially among the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Former Sports Minister, Patrick Simmons is claiming that a decision was … Continue reading

NDC marches against the taxes

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has once again taken to the streets of St. George’s to march against the plethora of taxes introduced by the  Keith Mitchell-led government since assuming office in February 2013. Congress has said that the march is primarily against the high taxes placed on Grenadians, as well as the high unemployment in the country and the deteriorating medical situation in the country. The NDC brigade, led by Political Leader, Senator Nazim Burke, gathered at the Melville Street Fish Market with their placards and walked through the town of St Georges’. Speaking to THE NEW … Continue reading

Catholic Youth preparing for WYD

The Diocese of St. George’s-in-Grenada has started making preparations to attend World Youth Day (WYD) 2016 in Krakow, Poland from July 25 to 31, 2016. Diocesan Youth Coordinator, Sr. Gillian Jerome, SSM, is hoping that parishes will take the opportunity to support their youth, and likewise, the youth and young adults from across the diocese, will engage in fundraising initiatives that will afford them the opportunity to attend the event in Poland. It is hoped that the Grenadian Pilgrims will explore the possibility of visiting Vatican City and other historical parts of the Catholic world in Rome, and Our Lady … Continue reading

Kim Ambrose sentenced for wounding

After eight years in waiting, 39-year-old businessman Kim Ambrose has been sentenced to 18 months imprisonment on a wounding charge for an incident dating back to August 19, 2008. The judgment was handed down on the Conference, St. Andrew resident, who faced a maximum of 4 years behind bars last week Thursday at the No.1 High Court on The Carenage by presiding Judge Justice Paula Gilford The judge imposed specific conditions on the convicted man, including payment of EC$10, 000 compensation to be awarded to the complainant for the injury sustained to be paid within 2 years upon completion of … Continue reading

Millions secured to light Cricket Stadium

The cash-strapped New National Party (NNP) government is turning to the state-owned Grenada National Lotteries Authority (GNLA) to raise the funds that are needed to provide night lighting facilities at the Cricket stadium at Queen’s Park. In making the announcement, Culture Minister, Senator Brenda Hood said that the lottery authority was given the green light by Cabinet to enter into negotiations with the Canadian Bank Note Limited to raise the funds for the stadium project. Sen. Hood said that GNLA has managed to get approval for funding to the tune of $12 million from Canada Bank Note but did not … Continue reading

Grenlec owns three electric vehicles

Zero emissions, 100% electric. This is what Grenlec is promoting as it is now the owner of three electric vehicles on the island, bringing the company one step closer to help Grenada become more energy efficient and to reduce its carbon footprints. The sole electricity company on island invited the media last Friday to have an experience with their Electric Vehicles – two Nissan Leaf and a five-seater passenger van. The event, which took place at Grenlec headquarters at Dusty Highway, gave media personalities the chance to drive one of the company’s electric vehicles, and to get first hand view … Continue reading

Lawrene Griffith – the best Grenadian performer at Sir Hugh Wooding Law School

Newly admitted attorney-at-Law Lawrene Griffith has come to the local bar as the most outstanding student who graduated from the Sir Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. The 26-year old female lawyer is the 2015 recipient of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA) sponsored “Award for Excellence,” an annual prize valued at $1,500 bestowed upon the best performing Grenadian student graduating from the Law School. The honour was bestowed on her at the ‘Ceremony for the Presentation of Graduates’ held at the Sports and Physical Education Centre at the University of West Indies (UWI) St. Augustine Campus in neighbouring … Continue reading