Grenada: Uniting Our People

Grenada: Uniting Our People

By Gerald V. Paul. It was a gala night to remember as Grenadians and friends huddle from the cold celebrating 40th Anniversary of Independence of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique at the elegant Spirale Banquet Hall, last Saturday. Among the greetings? Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, “We pray that all commemorative activities at home and […]

Marching to the Promised Land

Marching to the Promised Land

By Gerald V. Paul Last Sunday …it’s was Church! Glory! Can I get an …Amen! Good, ole time religion pentecostal preaching from the dynamic Senator Don Meredith at the Fourth Annual Black Heritage Celebration worship service, St. Matthew’s Anglican Cathedral – An Anglo- Catholic Parish in Toronto. With the theme on his mind: “Marching to […]

Earthquake shakes parts of the region

A magnitude 6.5 earthquake early Tuesday morning shook a few countries in the Caribbean. It extended north of Barbados and east of Martinique an area that is considered one of the most seismically active. According to the United States Geological Survey, the earthquake occurred 170 kilometres north of Bathsheba, Barbados and 210 kilometres east of […]

22 Year old Beauty Queen dies in protest

22 Year old Beauty Queen dies in protest

Genesis Carmona, a 22-year old beauty queen elected Miss Turismo Carabobo 2013, passed away today after being shot in the head during an anti-government protest in Venezuela. Carmona is the fifth young Venezuelan to die during peaceful anti-government protests in support of imprisoned opposition leader Leopoldo López. According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Carmona was […]

Spot ‘funny money’ for Carnival

Spot ‘funny money’ for Carnival

By JULIEN NEAVES Newsday IF you are worried about receiving “funny money” this Carnival a representative from the British company that prints Trinidad and Tobago’s currency says that local counterfeiters are not very sophisticated and there are easy steps to spotting a fake bills. Regional manager for De La Rue, world’s largest integrated commercial banknote […]

World Bank grants US$12m to assist early-childhood development

MORE THAN 300,000 children in Jamaica are expected to benefit from expanded and improved early-childhood development programme, as a result of US$12 million in additional funding approved by the World Bank’s board of executive directors. Additional funds will contribute to improve parenting, care and school readiness for children from zero to six; as well as […]