Category: Grenada

GRENADA -Too early to give all clear for Kick-em-Jenny volcano – SRC

The Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) of the University of the West Indies (UWI) says it is too early declare that the underwater volcano, Kick-em-Jenny (KeJ), has become dormant again following days of no “significant increase” in activity. The SRC said that the Orange alert, which was issued earlier this week remains and that while […]

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GRENADA – Mitchell sworn in

ST GEORGE’S — Dr Keith Claudius Mitchell took the oath of office for a fifth occasion on Friday as Grenada’s prime minister following the overwhelming victory of his New National Party (NNP) in the March 13 general elections. Mitchell, 71, as he had done following the victory on Tuesday, reiterated a call for the main […]

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NNP again

Grenadians today voted to maintain the status quo, with prelimary results showing the New National Party (NNP) of prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell claiming another clean sweep and its second straight victory at the polls. By the time all of the ballots were counted on Tuesday, Mitchell’s NNP had captured all 15 seats at stake, […]

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Mitchell makes final pitch

Ahead of tomorrow’s general election, prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell is reporting that a “significant” amount of oil and gas has been discovered in Grenada’s territorial waters. Speaking at the final rally of his ruling New National Party (NNP) on Sunday, Mitchell said that the Russian based Global Petroleum Group (GBG) had conducted the necessary […]

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Final stretch

ST GEORGE’S – Grenada’s two main political parties staged massive rallies here promising voters a better Grenada, as the March 13 general election campaign enters its final stretch. Both the ruling New National Party (NNP) of prime minister Dr Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed by Nazim Burke are expressing […]

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GRENADA – Roman Catholic Bishop hospitalised after collapsing during church service

The recently appointed Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, Clive Harvey was hospitalised after collapsing while conducting service at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception on Thursday. Catholic Media Service confirmed that Bishop Harvey, who became the second Trinidad and Tobago national to be ordained as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, succeeding Grenadian, Bishop Vincent Darius, […]

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GRENADA – 5.7 magnitude earthquake rattles Eastern Caribbean countries

A magnitude 5.7 earthquake rattled Grenada and St Vincent and the Grenadines on Sunday. The quake, which occurred at 11 a.m. (local time), was located at Latitude: 11.69N, Longitude: 61.08W and at a Depth of 10 km. The Seismic Research Centre at the St Augustine campus of the University of the West Indies listed nearby […]

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Media association issues statement on the passing of Rollin Williams

The Media Association of Grenada (MWAG) today reacted to the passing of 45-year-old Grenadian photographer and video editor Rollin Williams. “The Executive and members of . . . MWAG are saddened [by] the news of the death of Grenadian media worker Rollin Williams in Barbados,” MWAG said in a statement. Williams died here on Thursday morning […]

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GRENADA – Trinidad-born priest ordained as new Bishop

Father Clyde Harvey on Saturday became the second Trinidad and Tobago national to be ordained as the Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, succeeding Grenadian Bishop Vincent Darius, who died 15 months earlier. In a four-hour ceremony held at Spice Basket, a cultural centre on the outskirt of the capital, and attended by a large number […]

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Grenada willing to subsidize LIAT

Grenada has reiterated its willingness to subsidize the cash-strapped regional carrier, LIAT, but on its own terms. The island’s tourism minister Clarice Modeste-Curwen yesterday gave the clearest indication yet, how St George’s intended to support the Antigua-headquartered airline, which has been struggling over the last three days to cope with a pilots strike over pay. […]

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Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

Disaster officials are monitoring an increase in activities taking place at Kick ‘em Jenny, the region’s only submarine volcano located between Grenada and the Grenadine island of Carriacou. In a release early Sunday, the National Disaster Management Agency said it had been advised of the increase in activity by the Trinidad-based Seismic Research Centre (SRC) […]

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Former banker jailed for 23 years

A High Court judge in Grenada has sentenced a former banker to 23 years in jail after he was found guilty of engaging in fraudulent activities. Finton DeBourg, the founder of Capital Bank International, was also told Tuesday he would have to serve a further three years imprisonment if he fails to pay more than EC$16 […]

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Grenadians reject constitutional change

ST GEORGE’s Grenada, CMC – Grenadians Thursday voted overwhelmingly to reject seven pieces of legislation that would have reformed the Constitution the island received when it attained political independence from Britain 42 years ago. “The people have spoken in a referendum…and I have accepted it…and we have to learn from the process…because it has never […]

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Gonsalves: LIAT must do better

St Vincent and the Grenadines prime minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves is blaming current inefficiencies plaguing LIAT on the airline’s failure to implement a decision to shift its base from Antigua and Barbuda. Shareholder governments decided in February 2015 that Barbados would house four of the airline’s new ATR aircraft, becoming the main fleet base, while […]

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Regional ferry could be the answer

Officials are eager to see the launch of a passenger ferry service in the Caribbean, which they say has the potential to reduce the cost of intra-regional travel. Executive member of the Grenada Association of Barbados Conrad Mason also believes that such a development would also encourage more Caribbean nationals to travel within the region. […]

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Bajans ever so welcome to Grenada

With a Barbadian now at the helm of its main tourism promotional agency, Grenada is making a deliberate attempt to lure more Barbadian visitors to its shores. In fact, a team from the neighbouring Caribbean spice isle is here this week promoting travel to St George’s in the hope of boosting visitor arrivals from Bridgetown. […]

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Cut the tax!

A top Grenada tourism official today called on regional ministers of finance to cut the taxes currently levied on regional air transportation, at least for a trial period. Rudy Grant, chief executive officer of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), made the suggestion during a press conference called in Barbados to promote travel to the neighbouring […]

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