Grenadian Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Grenadian  Prime Minister brings ‘good news’ about oil and gas

Keith Mitchell, the recently re-elected  Prime Minister of Grenada,  told a gathering of  Grenadians in Toronto  “the good news” about the deposits of  oil and gas recently discovered in the southern waters off  Grenada.       Addressing a Town Hall  meeting on his recent flying visit to Toronto, Mitchell  reported that  the Russian company, GPG, carried out […]

Mitchell’s NNP wins all15 seats in Grenada elections

Mitchell’s NNP wins all15 seats in Grenada elections

By Lincoln DePradine ST GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada’s main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has again failed to win a single seat in general elections in the country. In national polling on Tuesday, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell’s New National Party (NNP) won all 15 seats in the House of Representatives. The NNP also won […]

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto at 76

Former Consul General of Grenada dies in Toronto  at 76

Conrad “Terry” Gibbs who served as Grenada’s Consul  General  in Toronto from 2002 to 2006, died at the  Scarborough General hospital on February 27 last. He was 76. After graduating  from Presentation Boy’s College in Grenada, Gibbs went to  St.Lucia where he taught at St. Mary’s College. He later earned a bachelor’s degree from Inter-American […]

Recharge and rejuvenate in the Spice Island of the Caribbean

Recharge and rejuvenate in the Spice Island  of the Caribbean

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada– After the hustle and bustle of a long year, recharge and rejuvenate in Pure Grenada, the Spice Island of the Caribbean. Grenada’s stunning scenery, natural topography, spices and diverse mix of yoga studios and spas make the destination ideal for wellness and rejuvenation retreats and getaways. The natural environment is relaxing and […]

Grenadians to vote on March 13

Grenadians  to vote on March 13

By Lincoln DePradine GEORGE’S, Grenada – Parliament has been dissolved in Grenada ahead of general elections that will be held March 13. For several weeks, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell had been hinting at unveiling the election date. He finally did so last Sunday at a mass rally here of his ruling New National Party […]

UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion on tax haven blacklist

UWI supports region’s protests against inclusion  on tax haven blacklist

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The University of the West Indies (UWI) is backing Caribbean Community (CARICOM) governments in protesting the European Union’s (EU) recent blacklisting of regional countries it considers tax haven. In a statement issue last week, Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles said the UWI “stands with the governments of the Caribbean in protesting the recent […]

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared zone of peace

Leaders renew call for the Caribbean to be declared  zone of  peace

ST JOHN’S, Antigua  – Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and Cuban leaders ended their sixth summit in Antigua on Friday reiterating calls for the region to be declared a zone of peace and urging the United States to lift the decades old trade and economic embargo on Havana. In addition, the leaders of the 15-member group and Cuba […]

Sovereignty can only be achieved through unity

By Carlton Joseph As  2017 comes to an end, Caribbean countries need to seriously assess our position in the world.  We must ask ourselves why are we poorer, after implementing IMF Structural Adjustment Programs that were supposed to improve our lives?  Is democracy, as practiced in the Caribbean, working for us?  Why is crime escalating […]

Four Grenadian officers charged with Toronto resident’s death

Four Grenadian officers charged with Toronto resident’s death

Four Grenadian police officers, have been charged with the fatal beating of Oscar Bartholomew in 2011. Bartholomew, a Grenadian living in Toronto, Canada, was visiting his native island with his wife at the time of his death, which caused widespread anger and grief across the country. The officers, Edward Gibson, Roddy Felix, Kenton Hazzard and […]

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

Tourism official advises Caribbean to look to Asia

MONTEGO BAY, Jamaica: As the Caribbean looks to grow its tourism market, a senior executive of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has urged the region to look to Asia as its next frontier. UNWTO’s regional director for Asia and the Pacific, Xi Jing, himself an Asian, on Monday, outlined the tremendous potential of the market, […]

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