IMF seems impressed with G’da

• IMF mission concludes visit to Grenada to conduct fifth review of Extended Credit Facility (ECF) supported program. • Grenada’s performance under the program remains very strong, with continued progress towards restoring fiscal sustainability. • After two years of strong growth, real GDP is expected to moderate to a more sustainable rate of 3 percent in 2016. An International Monetary Fund (IMF) team led by Nicole Laframboise visited Grenada from September 7–14, 2016 to conduct discussions on the fifth review of Grenada’s IMF-supported program under the Extended Credit Facility (ECF). The ECF arrangement was approved on June 26, 2014 for … Continue reading

Constitution reform with GBA

A law student attending the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), has expressed concern with certain aspects of the proposed amendments to the Human Rights and Freedoms Bill, which states that “a child is a child and all children are equal”. The student pointed to what she saw as an anomaly in the law since on one hand it provides an education of up to 16 years to every normal child attending public funded schools and18 years for children with disabilities. The student sought an explanation for the two year gap as provided in the bill which is one of seven … Continue reading

Flow Prepaid Mobile Customers get more options with new Combination Plans!

On Friday September 16th, Flow launched its exciting new prepaid mobile plans which gives customers more options.  By combining data, talk and text into one easy plan customers get more of what they want at an affordable price and enjoy huge savings. Customers can choose from any of the new Flow Combo plans below: Name        Validity        Data        Text           Price              Code S                     3             300MB       50             18.99         *244*1# M                   7               500MB      150            29.99       *244*2# L                    7               1GB           300            59.99       *244*3# XL               30              1GB         1000          99.99         *244*4# XXL           30              … Continue reading

National Queen receives EC$25,000

The first of four gift packs – a year supplies of designer fragrances from one of the main sponsors of the National Queen show was presented to Samantha Francis on Tuesday morning. In presenting the gift bag, Country Manager for Rouge Grenada, Cheryl Croney congratulated Francis on her achievement and wished her success in her future endeavours. As a major partner with the Spicemas Corporation for Carnival 2017, Rouge Dutyfree Ltd was the platinum sponsor for the National Queen show. The company’s prize to the winner included a Lancaster 594 diamond watch value at EC$15,000 and a range of other … Continue reading

Unemployment remains high in Spice country

The fifth review of Grenada’s Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) has been concluded with the International Monetary Fund (IMF) making the observation that while unemployment is falling, it continues to remain high at 29 percent. An IMF delegation headed by Nicole La Framboise, who was in Grenada from September 7-14 and submitted a report, which said that more Grenadians are actively seeking work and employment, has expanded slightly. One of the issues facing Grenada right now is Structural Unemployment, said La Framboise who was hosting a press conference in conjunction with Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Mike Sylvester … Continue reading

A wake up call for Grenadians!!!

The people are finally waking up to the reality that those in authority are bent on pushing forward with the planned October 27 Referendum on Constitutional Reform in the Spice Isle. With each and every passing day, more and more people are expressing their views about the Referendum, which is less than five weeks away. The signs are clear that the authorities intend to carry out the exercise despite calls in many quarters for the date to be pushed back because many of our people are totally ignorant about the issues to be placed on the ballot paper. It is … Continue reading

Mitchell accuses some regional leaders of undermining CARICOM

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell, said he resigned as Chairman of CARICOM’s sub-committee on cricket governance because he was angered by the behaviour of “a couple of our leaders in the region”. Prime Minister Mitchell did not call out the names of his regional counterparts, but accused them of undermining CARICOM’s position by making “divisive” public statements after agreements would have been reached at the heads-of-government level. In an interview with Grenada Sports, Prime Minister Mitchell said he has suggested that Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves of St Vincent and the Grenadines take up the role. “I gave it up … Continue reading

62 Sex Cases for Trial

Sexual offences are once again dominating the list of cases for the September sitting of the high court, which officially began on Tuesday. A total of 62 sexually-related cases, comprising 34 for rape, 11 for incest and 17 for offences of sexual intercourse with children are in the Cause List for hearing before the two high court judges hearing criminal matters on the island. These figures represent a reduction of 43 in sexual offence cases this year as compared to 75 that were on the 2015 list. There are 145 matters before the current sitting of the court, comprising 37 … Continue reading

Nimrod accused of misleading the public

Female Attorney-at-Law, Celia Clyne-Edwards Q. C. has accused Legal Affairs Minister, Elvin Nimrod of misleading the Grenadian people when he said that the backlog of court matters has been addressed under the Judicial Reform and Institutional Strengthening (JURIST) project, which was piloted in the country last year. Minister Nimrod told last week Tuesday’s post-Cabinet Press briefing that the JURIST project yielded success, noting that “there were 173 cases pending there in the court (and) of the 173, 166 were successfully completed under this project (and) some 96% in terms of success.” However, Clyne-Edwards who publicly commended the judges for their … Continue reading

NDC addresses politically degrading images on Social Media

Two negative postings on Facebook have been met with a swift reaction from the main opposition National Democratic Congress through its Public Relations Officer (PRO), Randall Robinson. One of the postings sought to cast aspersions against Congress officials including former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, Robinson himself and the head of the party’s Women’s arm, Jenny Rapier. Appearing on GBN’s “To the Point” programme on Tuesday morning, Robinson said that belittling of one’s character should not be practiced in the political arena. According to Robinson, this is not a practice that one should be engaged in politically in Grenada. “I’m saying … Continue reading