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Fire at Carriacou’s Youth Department

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Fire at Carriacou’s Youth Department

- by Donella Hosten. At just around midday on Sunday, 18 June 2017 residents close to the stadium in Lauriston, Carriacou alerted police of a fire in the Youth Department. Officers of the Fire Department at Lauriston Airport rushed to the scene and were able to contain the fire and save most of the office equipment and documents. No other rooms were damaged during the fire

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NaDMA Hosts Regional ComMIT Training

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NaDMA Hosts Regional ComMIT Training

- NaDMA continues to focus on building capacity through training and development of its stakeholders with a bid to improve Disaster Management in Grenada. From 20 to 23 June, more than 6 entities are learning important elements of a Tsunami numerical model and software titled ComMIT. The 4- day tsunami training workshop brings together local and regional participants in an effort to facilitate accessible tsunami simulations for Grenada

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Netherlands Insurance Roadside Assistance Is One Click Away with New App

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Netherlands Insurance Roadside Assistance Is One Click Away with New App

- Customers of Netherlands Insurance. , leading motor and home insurer of 25 years, now have another convenient way to access 24-hour Roadside Assistance via its new Application. With the addition of this app to its suite of services, the company’s customers will now be able to send requests for Roadside Assistance through the app using wireless or data services. Some of the app’s features allow users to state the nature of their problem and immediately access important information at the scene of an accident or in an emergency

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Tags: Corporate |  Enterprises |  Insurance |  Customers | 
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What Price Our Country?

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What Price Our Country?

- by Cippy Gibbs. Save our institutions, save our jobs, save our heritage. What does it take for Grenadians to wake up and be aware of what is happening in our country? What will it take to end the disrespect, perpetrated by foreign entities? Energy, communications, banking, hotels, we have lost it all. Where are the elected men and women who are supposed to give us a better and brighter future? Grenada has now become the playground for the crooked, the unscrupulous, aided and abetted by weak institutions, impotent NTRC, an inept union and an ineffective, self-seeking political leadership

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2016 Grenada Sandals Diamond Winner Curtis Bailey: An Inspiration in the Tourism Industry

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2016 Grenada Sandals Diamond Winner Curtis Bailey: An Inspiration in the Tourism Industry

- A young Grenadian’s commitment to personal improvement and service excellence has been recognised by Sandals La Source. Curtis Bailey will represent Grenada at the Sandals Ultimate Awards, in Jamaica later this year. Boca Secondary School graduate and certified member of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Curtis Bailey was named the Sandals La Source 2016 Diamond Winner, at its recently held annual Sandals Prestige Awards

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Carriacou’s Court to Get Another Judge

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Carriacou’s Court to Get Another Judge

- by Donella Hosten. The backlog of Court cases on the sister isles is cause for concern for their citizens, including Minister of Legal Affairs and MP for Carriacou and Petit Martinique, Hon Elvin Nimrod. Addressing this issue last Thursday at a Sitting of the House of Representatives, Nimrod, stated his government’s intention to ease the burden of the Court in Carriacou

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Tags: Judiciary |  Law Courts | 
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Annual Stamp Tax Filing Amnesty Ends 31 August

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Annual Stamp Tax Filing Amnesty Ends 31 August

- Business owners are encouraged to take advantage of the Annual Stamp Tax (AST) Filing Amnesty which began on the 1 June 2017 and ends on 31 August 2017. This Amnesty allows businesses who have not submitted an Annual Stamp Tax Return for the tax periods 2013, 2014 and 2015 to file their Stamp Tax with the opportunity for having their filing penalty waived

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Tags: Taxes |  Taxation | 
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Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men

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Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men

- by Donella Hosten. The Grenada Planned Parenthood Association (GPPA) in collaboration with GrenCHAP, reached out to fathers via a free voluntary counselling and HIV testing session on Friday, 16 June 2017. The session was held just outside of Andall’s Supermarket on Melville Street in St George’s, from about 10 am to 4 pm. Jeannine Sylvester Gill, Executive Director of the GPPA, stated that her association used this initiative as part of their Men’s Health Series which will run until 19 November 2017 – International Men’s Day

Categories: Health |  Family & Parenting | 
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Government Launches HOPE Programme

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Government Launches HOPE Programme

- by Donella Hosten. The much talked about and highly debated HOPE (Helping Other People Excel) programme was finally launched onTuesday, 13 June 2017, at the Youth Centre in Grand Anse. 400 young people signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Tuesday to become part of the 18-month HOPE pilot programme. HOPE is an employment and training agency for Imanis who have completed their 2-year stint, and have gone above and beyond their call of duty

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Brazil Gives Human Haemoglobin to Grenada

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Brazil Gives Human Haemoglobin to Grenada

- The Government and People of Brazil have given human haemoglobin to Grenada. Haemoglobin is a red protein responsible for transporting oxygen in the blood of vertebrates. Its molecule comprises four subunits, each containing an iron atom bound to a haem group. Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Health, Pauline Peters, thanked the resident Brazilian Ambassador Zenik Krawctschuk for the “act of kindness shown to Grenada by his government and people

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Early Learners Programme (ELP) to Improve Reading Levels Regionally

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Early Learners Programme (ELP) to Improve Reading Levels Regionally

- The Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment is hosting an OECS/USAID Early Learners Programme (ELP) National Focal Points and Coordinators Training Workshop, at the Radisson Grenada Beach Resort, in Grand Anse, St George, from Monday, 19 June to Friday, 23 June. Rafer Gordon, ELP Reading Specialist, at the OECS Education Development Management Unit, said, “This is the second time they’re being trained, as a group, to go back and provide professional development support to teachers

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Environmental Issues: What Is Government Doing about It?

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Environmental Issues: What Is Government Doing about It?

- by Brian JM Joseph. There are a number of environmental issues affecting us here in Grenada. I think it’s being unnoticed or those in authority are not doing their jobs properly, and like no one cares about biodiversity and how polluters are impacting our environment. Those in authority are turning a blind eye to those ailing conditions. I’m calling on the Minister of Health to do something about it now because in his own constituency, I see a number of pollutants along the banks of the St John’s River and I’m sure the ecosystem there is affected badly

Categories: Science & Nature | 
Tags: Natural environment | 
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Grenada Benefits from District Health Information System Initiative

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Grenada Benefits from District Health Information System Initiative

- Grenadian healthcare providers are reaping the benefits of a Health Information System developed by Oslo University and designed to improve disease surveillance by identifying, reporting and mapping disease trends. The digital-based tool known as District Health Information System (DHIS-2), is intended to improve health information and disease surveillance operations, by preparing the country to better plan and respond to climate-related health risks

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Happy Hill RC Primary School Wins Choral Speaking Competition

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Happy Hill RC Primary School Wins Choral Speaking Competition

- The Happy Hill Primary School, in St George, is the winner of the District 5 Choral Speaking Competition, organised by the Ministry of Education, Human Resource Development and the Environment. St Paul’s Government School and the South St George Government School tied for 2nd place, with Constantine Methodist School placing 3rd. The competition took place on 31 May 2017, at the St George’s Methodist School, in Queen’s Park, St George

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Tags: Schools |  Primary Schools | 
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Upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret

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Upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret

- Potential Tropical Storm Two has been upgraded to Tropical Storm Bret, the second named storm of the 2017 Atlantic hurricane season. An Air Force WC-130 invest mission this afternoon into the disturbance was able — after much effort — to find a well-defined closed circulation. Because of this, it is now considered a tropical storm and has been named Bret. It’s centred about 125 miles (200 km) south-east of Trinidad, moving toward the west-northwest at a very quick 30 mph

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Update: ECCB/OECS under 23 Netball Tournament

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Update: ECCB/OECS under 23 Netball Tournament

- Today’s 27th ECCB OECS Under-23 Netball Tournament’s evening session was cancelled because of the inclement weather. The morning session resulted in wins for the Spice Girls (Grenada), Saint Lucia, and St Vincent and The Grenadines. St Vincent 51 – 32 St Kitts & Nevis Grenada 89 – 05 Montserrat Saint Lucia 63 – 13 Anguilla Both Grenada and St Vincent are currently undefeated with 4 wins and zero losses, with Grenada leading the tournament by a 35-goal difference ahead of St

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Blood Donors Contributions Recognised

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Blood Donors Contributions Recognised

- by Donella Hosten. 25 longstanding and dedicated blood donors were recognised for their contributions, as part of the celebrations for World Blood Donor Day, at the National Stadium Conference Room, on Wednesday, 14 June. Nurse Karen Jolly, Blood Procurement Officer, General Hospital stressed the need for voluntary blood donors, as they are the “foundation of a safe and sustainable blood supply

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  • Winners in EZ BREEZE-Y Promotion
    Winners in EZ BREEZE-Y Promotion

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    The final draw for the EZ BREEZE-Y Promotion was conducted on Friday 2nd June, 2017. Two (2) lucky persons won XCD$2,000 CASH each, while nine (9) others were winners of fabulous kitchen appliances. The winners were presented with their prizes on June 7 at a ceremony held at Foodland Market Square, St. George’s. The promotion simply required customers to purchase one (1) 900g BREEZE or larger from participating outlets tri-islandwide to be in for a chance to win

     

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  • Grenada Targets 13th Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show
    Grenada Targets 13th Gold Medal at RHS Chelsea Flower Show

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    Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) Chelsea Flower Show is the world’s most prestigious show of its kind, attracting over 165,000 visitors in 2016, and on 23 to 27 May this year, an exhibit inspired by Grenada will aim to secure a 13th Gold Medal for the design team. The RHS Chelsea Flower Show was first held in 1862 and has been held at its current home, the Chelsea Hospital grounds in

     

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Business

  • National Health Insurance Public Consultations
    National Health Insurance Public Consultations

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    The Public is Invited to Attend a Consultation Session on National Health Insurance. Organized By The Ministry of Implementation, Ministry of Health, and The National Health Insurance Advisory Committee. Come and have your say on the Design and Implementation of a National Health Insurance Programme that will make high quality health care more accessible and affordable. Comments.

     

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    Tags: Insurance |  Health insurance | 
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Health

  • Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men
    Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men

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    by Donella Hosten. The Grenada Planned Parenthood Association (GPPA) in collaboration with GrenCHAP, reached out to fathers via a free voluntary counselling and HIV testing session on Friday, 16 June 2017. The session was held just outside of Andall’s Supermarket on Melville Street in St George’s, from about 10 am to 4 pm. Jeannine Sylvester Gill, Executive Director of the GPPA, stated that her association used this initiative as part of their Men’s Health Series which will run until 19 November 2017 – International Men’s Day

     

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Family & Parenting

  • Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men
    Planned Parenthood & GrenCHAP Offered Free HIV Testing for Men

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    by Donella Hosten. The Grenada Planned Parenthood Association (GPPA) in collaboration with GrenCHAP, reached out to fathers via a free voluntary counselling and HIV testing session on Friday, 16 June 2017. The session was held just outside of Andall’s Supermarket on Melville Street in St George’s, from about 10 am to 4 pm. Jeannine Sylvester Gill, Executive Director of the GPPA, stated that her association used this initiative as part of their Men’s Health Series which will run until 19 November 2017 – International Men’s Day

     

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    Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Grenada | 

Society & Culture

  • Rethinking Cultural Heritage – Opportunities For Re-Imagining Caribbean History in The 21st Century
    Rethinking Cultural Heritage – Opportunities For Re-Imagining Caribbean History in The 21st Century

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    by Kellon Bubb. The International Council on Monuments and Sites defines Cultural Heritage as “an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS, 2002)”. So that when the Ministry of Tourism and Culture in Grenada concluded — after what they suggested was careful thought and deliberation — to observe the reenactment of slavery during the worldwide commemoration of cultural heritage month, they have essentially insulted and dishonored the dignity of our African ancestors whose legacies far outstrip the atrocity that was in the 15th, 16th and 17th Centuries

     

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    Tags: Culture |  Society |  Heritage |  Generations | 
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Religion & Spirituality

  • Religious Grouping Calls for Higher Standards in The Media
    Religious Grouping Calls for Higher Standards in The Media

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    by Linda Straker. A grouping of religious organisations wants radio and television stations talk-show hosts to better prepare themselves for topics that will be discussed live, and at the same time stop callers from abusing individuals via the live medium. The Conference of Churches Grenada (CCG), which is a body comprising mainly of traditional religious denominations such as Catholic, Anglican, and Presbyterian, said in a statement that while the membership appreciates the opportunity electronic media houses give to ordinary citizens to express their views on various talk shows especially on FM Radio, there is need for better control

     

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Entertainment & Arts

  • African Slave Life Should Never Be Reenacted — This Is Not A Hollywood Movie
    African Slave Life Should Never Be Reenacted — This Is Not A Hollywood Movie

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    by Jerry Edwin. It cannot be true that the National Heritage Committee is planning to launch an event meant to imitate the arrival and life on the slave estates of Grenada. The Chairperson of the National Heritage Committee is quoted that she hopes this concept or imitating slave life will be a permanent part of Grenada’s tourism product so that the Children of Grenada can have a better understanding of the way the slaves lived on the various estates in Grenada

     

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    Tags: Movies |  Hollywood | 
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Education

  • The UWI to Setup Institute in South Africa
    The UWI to Setup Institute in South Africa

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    The UWI. continues to reinvent itself for the 21st century by expanding its global footprint in new and unprecedented ways. Vice-Chancellor Sir Hilary Beckles who promised at the inception of his term to shape the University’s future around its sound international reputation has taken another bold leadership step. On Monday, 27 March 2017, he hosted the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Professor Ihron Rensburg, and his team

     

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    Places: South Africa |  Grenada | 

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