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Spicemas 2017 Competition Results

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Spicemas 2017 Competition Results

- JUNIOR PANORAMA. Republic Bank Angel Harps Coyaba Juniors Steel Orchestra Flow Commancheros Pan Wizards Florida All Stars Pan Ossia Grand Roy Pan Wizards Melody Warriors TRADITIONAL MAS FESTIVAL. Unleash House of Justice Coast Guard Vieuxcorp Hermitage Shortknee Coast Guard Rebels Tribal Warriors TRADITIONAL MAS PAGEANT. House of Justice Hermitage Shortknee Demonic Angel Mt Rich Shortknee Coast Guard Rebels Julien Fedon Tivoli Shortknee TRADITIONAL OTHER: PAGEANT
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Grenada Campus Analysis – CAPE 2017

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Grenada Campus Analysis – CAPE 2017

- The T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) announces that it has received the 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) preliminary results from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). In this regard, officials at the college are currently reviewing and analysing the performances of the candidates who sat the examinations in May-June 2017. It is to be noted that in 2017 there was an overall pass rate of 86
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Video: Panorama Saga 2017

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Video: Panorama Saga 2017

- by Donella Hosten. On the evening of Saturday, 12 August 2017, Panorama was postponed. steel bands came out to the National Stadium with the intention of vying for the coveted title of 2017 Panorama champs, only to be informed, after hours of delay, that there would be no competition, no Panorama. This is the first time in Grenada’s Panorama history that such a travesty has occurred
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Tropical Storm Harvey Forms

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Tropical Storm Harvey Forms

- The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA. ) with the technical assistance of the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey. At 5 pm, Tropical Storm Harvey was located 13.0° N, 55.8° W or 626 km (389 miles) ENE of Grenada. Harvey is moving towards the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days
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Another Major Achievement for Grenadian Bodybuilder Hafid James

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Another Major Achievement for Grenadian Bodybuilder Hafid James

- by Donella Hosten. Hafid James, who is of Grenadian parentage is the recipient of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFFB) Pro Card, which is one of the prestigious awards in the bodybuilding field. James competed against 80 athletes from the Caribbean and South America at the 2017 Ben Weider Legacy Cup in Aruba on 5 August 2017 and secured 1st place in the Men’s Physique up to 178 cm
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Forum to Sensitise Public about Draft Consumer Protection Legislation

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Forum to Sensitise Public about Draft Consumer Protection Legislation

- by Linda Straker. Three non-governmental organisations are coming together to host a public forum aimed at sensitising consumers about the proposed Consumer Protection legislation which seeks to promote fair and ethical business practices and social, economic and environmental responsibility. The Grenadian Organisation for Consumer Affairs (GOCA) in collaboration with the Grouping of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Inter Agency for Development Organisations (IAGDO) will host the public sensitisation forum on Wednesday, 30 August at the conference room of the Grenada Bureau of Standards, Queens Park, St George’s
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Adjustment to Petroleum Prices for August 2017 

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Adjustment to Petroleum Prices for August 2017 

- The public is informed that, effective, Friday, 18 August 2017, the retail prices of petroleum products (Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene and LPG – Cooking Gas) in the State of Grenada will be as follows: GRENADA. CARRIACOU. PETITE MARTINIQUE. The new retail prices are computed based on the average FOB costs: that is; (Ex-refinery prices), for the period,17 July 2017 to 15 August, 2017
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Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security

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Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security

- Citizen security experts, decisions makers, and senior technical officers from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean met in Barbados for the start of a Regional Workshop for the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CariSECURE (Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making) Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Attending the workshop are Barbados’ Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, representatives from the Police, Prison, and Attorneys-General chambers, and the Youth and National Security Ministries in Barbados, the 6 Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago
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Low Pressure System to Produce Showers and Thundershowers  

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Low Pressure System to Produce Showers and Thundershowers  

- The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) with the technical assistance of the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport are monitoring a low-pressure system located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms which are showing signs of becoming better organised. Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for development of the system while it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and across the Windward Islands into the Caribbean Sea on Friday
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CARICOM Chairman Congratulates Caribbean Athletes

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CARICOM Chairman Congratulates Caribbean Athletes

- Prime Minister Mitchell assumed the role of Chairman of CARICOM from 1 July 2017 and his 6-month term ends on 31 December 2017. “As Chairman of CARICOM, I take this opportunity to recognise all the athletes from Caribbean nations who participated in the World Championships and who brought the attention of the world to our region. The entire Caribbean is extremely proud of your performances in London particularly the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s 4x400m Relay team which upstaged the United States as champions of the event for the first time since 2003
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Preeday and Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete Donations

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Preeday and Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete Donations

- Concept Events hosted its 2nd annual Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete on Saturday, 29 July and Preeday – the celebration of Tallpree’s 20th anniversary as a Soca Artiste, on Wednesday, 9 August. We thank the fans and patrons for supporting the Tallpree Brand and believing in what we promised to deliver in both events. At the conclusion of both events Concept Events made donations to 2 outstanding local organisations, which we have identified as being critical to the nation’s overall development
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9-month-old baby shot and killed after drive-by in Grenada

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9-month-old baby shot and killed after drive-by in Grenada

- GRENADA, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A 9-month-old baby was shot in the head in North Mississippi. It happened in the 900 block of Adams Street in Grenada. 20-year-old John Brown III and 18-year-old Shaquille Chamberlain are both in the county jail charged with murder. “This is a terrible loss. A loss of life so young. This is an infant,” said Assistant Police Major George Douglas
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Acting COP James Says Thanks

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Acting COP James Says Thanks

- Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James thanks the general public for their cooperation, and expresses gratitude to the masqueraders for the high level of discipline displayed, especially on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. James also commends the members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for their dedication to duty and the professional manner in which they carried out their duty, which contributed to a safe Carnival period
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Rootsman Kelly Dethrones Scholar at Dimanche Gras 2017

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Rootsman Kelly Dethrones Scholar at Dimanche Gras 2017

- by Donella Hosten. The small parish of St David has secured yet another title for Spicemas 2017. Kelly Clyne, sobriquet ‘Rootsman Kelly,’ amassed a total of 849 points, leaving his opponent, last year’s winner, Finley ‘Scholar’ Jeffrey in the dust. Scholar, who is indeed a favourite of many Calypso lovers, executed his 2 renditions quite well. However, his efforts to retain the coveted title were futile
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Counterfeit EC Currency: $50 and $100 Notes

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Counterfeit EC Currency: $50 and $100 Notes

- The general public is advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 and $100 Eastern Caribbean Currency notes presently in circulation in Grenada. The note bears serial number and the note bears serial number The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors, etc are urged to be on their guard
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Grenada Steel Bands Association Calls for Resignation of SMC Board

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Grenada Steel Bands Association Calls for Resignation of SMC Board

- The Grenada Steel Bands Association is appalled at the level of outright disrespect, which has been levelled at its membership in recent years and particularly over the past 2 years, by the Spicemas Corporation led by CEO Mr Kirk Seetahal. As a direct result, members of the GSA are calling for the resignation of Mr Seetahal and the entire board, as they have once again proven that they are NOT capable of handling such a key and critical position
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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business – FOR SALE: Grenadian Passports and Citizenship

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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business – FOR SALE: Grenadian Passports and Citizenship

- by Sandra CA Ferguson. Recently, I came across the following article: This is the top country for wealthy South Africans looking for a second passport, accessed at the following link Citizenship for Sale: The following flyer is a satirical representation of the information contained in the article: The article seems to confirm and justify the concerns and queries re certain amendments that were proposed to Chapter 1 of the Constitution, The Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and rejected in the Referendum
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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business: Panorama 2017 and the ‘Capture of Public Spaces’

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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business: Panorama 2017 and the ‘Capture of Public Spaces’

- by Sandra CA Ferguson. On the evening of Saturday, 12 August Pantastic Friday, the unthinkable happened! To the disbelief of the scores of the pan players assembled to perform and their faithful fan base, Panorama was postponed — supposedly because the stage had not been constructed in time!!?? How was this possible?! Panorama happens every year and is one of the official events of Carnival
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Spicemas 2017 Competition Results
Spicemas 2017 Competition Results JUNIOR PANORAMA. Republic Bank Angel Harps Coyaba Juniors Steel Orchestra Flow Commancheros Pan Wizards Florida All Stars Pan Ossia Grand Roy Pan Wizards Melody Warriors TRADITIONAL MAS FESTIVAL. Unleash House of Justice Coast Guard Vieuxcorp Hermitage Shortknee Coast Guard Rebels Tribal Warriors TRADITIONAL MAS PAGEANT. House of Justice Hermitage Shortknee Demonic Angel Mt Rich Shortknee Coast Guard Rebels Julien Fedon Tivoli Shortknee TRADITIONAL OTHER: PAGEANT   Read More ...
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Grenada Campus Analysis – CAPE 2017
Grenada Campus Analysis – CAPE 2017 The T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) announces that it has received the 2017 Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examination (CAPE) preliminary results from the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC). In this regard, officials at the college are currently reviewing and analysing the performances of the candidates who sat the examinations in May-June 2017. It is to be noted that in 2017 there was an overall pass rate of 86   Read More ...
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Video: Panorama Saga 2017
Video: Panorama Saga 2017 by Donella Hosten. On the evening of Saturday, 12 August 2017, Panorama was postponed. steel bands came out to the National Stadium with the intention of vying for the coveted title of 2017 Panorama champs, only to be informed, after hours of delay, that there would be no competition, no Panorama. This is the first time in Grenada’s Panorama history that such a travesty has occurred   Read More ...
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Warning Of Counterfeit EC Currency In Circulation
Warning Of Counterfeit EC Currency In Circulation The general public is advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit Eastern Caribbean Currency 50 and 100 dollar notes presently in circulation in Grenada. The 50-dollar note bears serial numbers VM033672 and the 100-dollar note bears serial numbers SR380132. The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors and the likes are urged to be on their guard   Read More ...
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Government To Launch Probe Into Pan Saga
Government To Launch Probe Into Pan Saga The government of Grenada will launch an investigation into the circumstances which led to the postponement of the National Panorama Championships which were scheduled for Saturday August 12th at the National Stadium. The Government is extremely concerned about the fact that Panorama did not take place as planned and pan lovers, as well as pan players, including the large number of young people, were deprived of an opportunity to participate in this rich annual cultural tradition   Read More ...
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Harvey Nearing The Windward Islands
Harvey Nearing The Windward Islands … SUMMARY OF 1100 PM AST…0300 UTC…INFORMATION. ———————————————– LOCATION…13.0N 57.4WABOUT 140 MI…230 KM E OF BARBADOS. ABOUT 250 MI…400 KM ESE OF ST. LUCIA. MAXIMUM SUSTAINED WINDS…40 MPH…65 KM/H. PRESENT MOVEMENT…W OR 270 DEGREES AT 18 MPH…30 KM/H. MINIMUM CENTRAL PRESSURE…1005 MB…29.68 INCHES. None. SUMMARY OF WATCHES AND WARNINGS IN EFFECT: A Tropical Storm Warning is in effect for…* Martinique. * St   Read More ...
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COP: “Carnival 2017 Was Relatively Quiet”
COP: “Carnival 2017 Was Relatively Quiet” Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James wishes to thank the general public for their cooperation and expresses gratitude to the masqueraders for the high level of discipline displayed, especially Carnival Monday and Tuesday. Ag. COP James also commends the members of the Royal Grenada Police Force for their dedication to duty and the professional manner in which they carried out their duty that contributed to a safe Carnival period   Read More ...
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Historic Moment for Pure Carriacou at Children’s Carnival Frolic 2017
Historic Moment for Pure Carriacou at Children’s Carnival Frolic 2017 The words of William Shakespeare filled the National Stadium on Saturday 5th August as the Carriacou Junior Shakespeareans brought the work of the English playwright to life at the 2017 Children’s Carnival Frolic. It was a historic moment for the Spicemas event as for the first time a group of young Shakespeareans were able to participate, showcasing one of Carriacou’s most popular cultural expressions   Read More ...
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Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police
Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said the attacks on Thursday night targeted two bars in the Buyenzi quarter of Bujumbura. Nkurikiye said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the apparently coordinated attacks. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed third term   Read More ...
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Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police
Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police Bujumbura - Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Police spokesperson Pierre Nkurikiye said the attacks on Thursday night targeted two bars in the Buyenzi quarter of Bujumbura. Nkurikiye said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the apparently co-ordinated attacks. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed third term   Read More ...
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1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said the attacks on Thursday night targeted two bars in the Buyenzi quarter of Bujumbura. Nkurikiye said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the apparently coordinated attacks. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed third term   Read More ...
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1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police
BUJUMBURA, Burundi (AP) — Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said the attacks on Thursday night targeted two bars in the Buyenzi quarter of Bujumbura. Nkurikiye said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the apparently coordinated attacks. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed third term   Read More ...
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Burundi: 1 killed, 29 injured in grenade attacks, say police
BUJUMBURA, Burundi – Burundian police say one person has been killed and 29 others injured in overnight grenade attacks in the capital. Police spokesman Pierre Nkurikiye said the attacks on Thursday night targeted two bars in the Buyenzi quarter of Bujumbura. Nkurikiye said it was not immediately clear who was responsible for the apparently coordinated attacks. Burundi has been plagued by sporadic violence since April 2015, when President Pierre Nkurunziza announced he would seek a disputed third term   Read More ...
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Tropical Storm Harvey Forms
Tropical Storm Harvey Forms The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA. ) with the technical assistance of the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport is monitoring Tropical Storm Harvey. At 5 pm, Tropical Storm Harvey was located 13.0° N, 55.8° W or 626 km (389 miles) ENE of Grenada. Harvey is moving towards the west near 18 mph (30 km/h), and this motion is expected to continue for the next couple of days   Read More ...
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Another Major Achievement for Grenadian Bodybuilder Hafid James
Another Major Achievement for Grenadian Bodybuilder Hafid James by Donella Hosten. Hafid James, who is of Grenadian parentage is the recipient of the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFFB) Pro Card, which is one of the prestigious awards in the bodybuilding field. James competed against 80 athletes from the Caribbean and South America at the 2017 Ben Weider Legacy Cup in Aruba on 5 August 2017 and secured 1st place in the Men’s Physique up to 178 cm   Read More ...
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Forum to Sensitise Public about Draft Consumer Protection Legislation
Forum to Sensitise Public about Draft Consumer Protection Legislation by Linda Straker. Three non-governmental organisations are coming together to host a public forum aimed at sensitising consumers about the proposed Consumer Protection legislation which seeks to promote fair and ethical business practices and social, economic and environmental responsibility. The Grenadian Organisation for Consumer Affairs (GOCA) in collaboration with the Grouping of Civil Society Organisations (CSO) and Inter Agency for Development Organisations (IAGDO) will host the public sensitisation forum on Wednesday, 30 August at the conference room of the Grenada Bureau of Standards, Queens Park, St George’s   Read More ...
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Adjustment to Petroleum Prices for August 2017 
Adjustment to Petroleum Prices for August 2017  The public is informed that, effective, Friday, 18 August 2017, the retail prices of petroleum products (Gasoline, Diesel, Kerosene and LPG – Cooking Gas) in the State of Grenada will be as follows: GRENADA. CARRIACOU. PETITE MARTINIQUE. The new retail prices are computed based on the average FOB costs: that is; (Ex-refinery prices), for the period,17 July 2017 to 15 August, 2017   Read More ...
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Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security
Using Resources Most Effectively: USAID/UNDP Hosts Regional Workshop for Citizen Security Citizen security experts, decisions makers, and senior technical officers from across the Eastern and Southern Caribbean met in Barbados for the start of a Regional Workshop for the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), CariSECURE (Strengthening Evidence-based Decision Making) Project, implemented by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). Attending the workshop are Barbados’ Attorney General Adriel Brathwaite, representatives from the Police, Prison, and Attorneys-General chambers, and the Youth and National Security Ministries in Barbados, the 6 Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) countries, Guyana, Suriname, and Trinidad and Tobago   Read More ...
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Low Pressure System to Produce Showers and Thundershowers  
Low Pressure System to Produce Showers and Thundershowers   The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) with the technical assistance of the Meteorological Office at the Maurice Bishop International Airport are monitoring a low-pressure system located about 550 miles east of the Lesser Antilles. The system is producing showers and thunderstorms which are showing signs of becoming better organised. Environmental conditions appear generally conducive for development of the system while it moves westward across the tropical Atlantic Ocean and across the Windward Islands into the Caribbean Sea on Friday   Read More ...
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CARICOM Chairman Congratulates Caribbean Athletes
CARICOM Chairman Congratulates Caribbean Athletes Prime Minister Mitchell assumed the role of Chairman of CARICOM from 1 July 2017 and his 6-month term ends on 31 December 2017. “As Chairman of CARICOM, I take this opportunity to recognise all the athletes from Caribbean nations who participated in the World Championships and who brought the attention of the world to our region. The entire Caribbean is extremely proud of your performances in London particularly the Trinidad and Tobago Men’s 4x400m Relay team which upstaged the United States as champions of the event for the first time since 2003   Read More ...
Places: Caribbean |  Grenada | 
Preeday and Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete Donations
Preeday and Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete Donations Concept Events hosted its 2nd annual Uncle Tallpree’s Kids Fete on Saturday, 29 July and Preeday – the celebration of Tallpree’s 20th anniversary as a Soca Artiste, on Wednesday, 9 August. We thank the fans and patrons for supporting the Tallpree Brand and believing in what we promised to deliver in both events. At the conclusion of both events Concept Events made donations to 2 outstanding local organisations, which we have identified as being critical to the nation’s overall development   Read More ...
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9-month-old baby shot and killed after drive-by in Grenada
9-month-old baby shot and killed after drive-by in Grenada GRENADA, MS (Mississippi News Now) - A 9-month-old baby was shot in the head in North Mississippi. It happened in the 900 block of Adams Street in Grenada. 20-year-old John Brown III and 18-year-old Shaquille Chamberlain are both in the county jail charged with murder. “This is a terrible loss. A loss of life so young. This is an infant,” said Assistant Police Major George Douglas   Read More ...
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Tags: Children |  Babies | 
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Grenada Paralympics Excited About the Future
Grenada Paralympics Excited About the Future The Grenada Paralympics Committee held its annual General Meeting on Tuesday, 8 August and elected a new Board of Directors. Re-elected for a 2nd term are: Ray Roberts president, Kwame Hypolite 1st vice president and Dion Johnson treasurer. Newly elected are Ralph Lord second vice president, Alvin Clouden board secretary, Gail Purcell assistant secretary and Ishona Charles athlete representative. The local Paralympics Committee is affiliated to the International Paralympics Committee (IPC) and among its plans going forward are encouraging all our national sport federations to include programs for para athletes; providing opportunities for the training and development of coaches in para sport; and designating 2018 as Para sport awareness   Read More ...
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Dash Retains Groovy Crown
Dash Retains Groovy Crown by Donella Hosten. For yet another year, Shondell ‘Dash’ Amada will remain the Groovy Monarch. He retained his crown after capturing the hearts of the judges and fans alike with his rendition ‘Responsibility.’ Second place saw a 3-way tie with Marcus ‘Lava Man’ James, Wrenroy ‘Blacka Dan’ Ogiste and Terra D Governor with 433 points, just 2 points shy of the winning position   Read More ...
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Acting COP James Says Thanks
Acting COP James Says Thanks Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James thanks the general public for their cooperation, and expresses gratitude to the masqueraders for the high level of discipline displayed, especially on Carnival Monday and Tuesday. James also commends the members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for their dedication to duty and the professional manner in which they carried out their duty, which contributed to a safe Carnival period   Read More ...
Places: Grenada | 
Rootsman Kelly Dethrones Scholar at Dimanche Gras 2017
Rootsman Kelly Dethrones Scholar at Dimanche Gras 2017 by Donella Hosten. The small parish of St David has secured yet another title for Spicemas 2017. Kelly Clyne, sobriquet ‘Rootsman Kelly,’ amassed a total of 849 points, leaving his opponent, last year’s winner, Finley ‘Scholar’ Jeffrey in the dust. Scholar, who is indeed a favourite of many Calypso lovers, executed his 2 renditions quite well. However, his efforts to retain the coveted title were futile   Read More ...
Places: Grenada | 
Counterfeit EC Currency: $50 and $100 Notes
Counterfeit EC Currency: $50 and $100 Notes The general public is advised to be on the lookout for counterfeit $50 and $100 Eastern Caribbean Currency notes presently in circulation in Grenada. The note bears serial number and the note bears serial number The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors, etc are urged to be on their guard   Read More ...
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Flash grenade detonates in NYC, injures FBI agent: police
Flash grenade detonates in NYC, injures FBI agent: police NEW YORK -- An FBI agent was injured Wednesday when a flash grenade prematurely detonated at Federal Plaza in Manhattan, police said. Emergency crews were called to the heavily guarded plaza around 1 p.m. Wednesday. The grenade went off in the basement of the building, apparently inside the agent's vehicle, CBS New York reported. "Today, an FBI special agent sustained non-life threatening injuries following the accidental discharge of a diversion device in the 26 Federal Plaza garage   Read More ...
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Counterfeit Eastern Caribbean dollars circulating in Grenada
Counterfeit Eastern Caribbean dollars circulating in Grenada ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — Grenada police today urged people to be on the lookout for counterfeit East Caribbean dollars. It said that the counterfeit EC$50 and EC$100 dollar notes were now in circulation here and that they had the serial numbers VM033672 and SR380132 respectively. “The public is urged to exercise utmost vigilance and caution when doing business. Small business operators such as bus drivers, taxi operators, shop keepers, vendors and the likes are urged to be on their guard   Read More ...
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Grenada Steel Bands Association Calls for Resignation of SMC Board
Grenada Steel Bands Association Calls for Resignation of SMC Board The Grenada Steel Bands Association is appalled at the level of outright disrespect, which has been levelled at its membership in recent years and particularly over the past 2 years, by the Spicemas Corporation led by CEO Mr Kirk Seetahal. As a direct result, members of the GSA are calling for the resignation of Mr Seetahal and the entire board, as they have once again proven that they are NOT capable of handling such a key and critical position   Read More ...
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CRPF jawan injured in Budgam grenade attack dies
CRPF jawan injured in Budgam grenade attack dies A CRPF jawan, who was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries on Wednesday, PTI reported. According to officials, constable Reyaz Ahmad died at SKIMS hospital in Soura. He was among the four security force personnel injured in the attack on August 14. The militants had hurled a grenade at a road opening party of CRPF and police at Batpora in Magam area, a police official said   Read More ...
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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business – FOR SALE: Grenadian Passports and Citizenship
Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business – FOR SALE: Grenadian Passports and Citizenship by Sandra CA Ferguson. Recently, I came across the following article: This is the top country for wealthy South Africans looking for a second passport, accessed at the following link Citizenship for Sale: The following flyer is a satirical representation of the information contained in the article: The article seems to confirm and justify the concerns and queries re certain amendments that were proposed to Chapter 1 of the Constitution, The Protection of Fundamental Rights and Freedoms and rejected in the Referendum   Read More ...
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CRPF jawan injured in Budgam grenade attack dies
A CRPF jawan, who was injured in a grenade attack by militants in Budgam district of Jammu and Kashmir, succumbed to injuries today, officials said. Constable Reyaz Ahmad died at SKIMS hospital in Soura this afternoon, they said. He was among the four security force personnel injured in the attack on August 14. The militants had hurled a grenade at a road opening party of CRPF and police at Batpora in Magam area, 20 kilometres from here, a police official said   Read More ...
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Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business: Panorama 2017 and the ‘Capture of Public Spaces’
Keeping an Eye on the People’s Business: Panorama 2017 and the ‘Capture of Public Spaces’ by Sandra CA Ferguson. On the evening of Saturday, 12 August Pantastic Friday, the unthinkable happened! To the disbelief of the scores of the pan players assembled to perform and their faithful fan base, Panorama was postponed — supposedly because the stage had not been constructed in time!!?? How was this possible?! Panorama happens every year and is one of the official events of Carnival   Read More ...
Places: Grenada | 
Conception Dance Theatre Goes to Carifesta
Conception Dance Theatre Goes to Carifesta Immediately following Spicemas, a contingent of performers from Grenada will be traveling to Barbados to attend the Caribbean Festival of Arts also known as CARIFESTA. CARIFESTA is the largest gathering of Caribbean arts and culture and will be held from August 11-17. The event brings together various nations in the region to celebrate the “spirit of our people through expressions of art, food, music, dance and other aspects of our culture”   Read More ...
Categories: Entertainment & Arts | 
Tags: The Arts |  Theater |  Dance |  Performance Dance | 
Places: Grenada |  Saint George | 
Rainbow City Mas Promoters dominate 2017 CCF
Rainbow City Mas Promoters dominate 2017 CCF The Rainbow City Mas Promoters out of the big parish of St. Andrew have captured all the top titles in the Children’s Carnival Frolic (CCF) Fancy Mas competition, which was held at the National Stadium on Saturday. The more than 200-member strong mas band amassed a total of 968 points with their presentation of mas’ under the theme “Fairy tales,” to emerge winners over the other 11 participating bands from across the island   Read More ...
Places: Grenada |  Saint George | 
Terra Caribbean moves to a brand new home
Terra Caribbean moves to a brand new home Real Estate company, Terra Caribbean has launched The Red Book Grenada from its new office location at the Spiceland Mall. Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Terra Caribbean, Maria LaTouche said, “We are having a double celebration. We are happy to officially open our new ultra modern office here at Spice land Mall and of course to launch The Red Book for Grenada, a beautifully designed publication showcasing Grenada’s unique real estate offerings   Read More ...
Categories: Real Estate | 
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Magistrate imposes strict curfew on 19-year-old
Magistrate imposes strict curfew on 19-year-old A 19-year-old boy, who is facing an indictable grievous harm charge has been placed on a curfew to stay indoors between the hours of 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour, Tamara Gill. The Chief Magistrate imposed the curfew on Hakim Mc Queen as part of the $8, 000 bail that was granted to him last week Wednesday at the St   Read More ...
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Places: Americas |  Caribbean |  Grenada |  Saint George | 
$200, 000 BAIL FOR BOAT CAPTAIN ON DRUG CHARGES
$200, 000 BAIL FOR BOAT CAPTAIN ON DRUG CHARGES The St. George’s Magistrate Court has granted $200, 000 bail to 59-year-old, Sea Captain, Charles Russel David, who was slapped with three drug related charges after 2 separate quantities of drugs was discovered on board his vessel last week Monday. David appeared before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday, represented by experienced criminal Attorneys George Prime and Anselm Clouden, where bail was granted in the sum of 200, 000, with 2 sureties   Read More ...
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Resignation of Kirk Seetahal?
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal has remained tight-lipped about reports circulating in some quarters in the country that he has decided to call it a day after three years on the job. THE NEW TODAY has received information that the SMC boss tendered his resignation but was asked to hold on until after the end of the Carnival Season   Read More ...
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