Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

Phyllis Coard, member of ‘Grenada 17,’ dies in Jamaica

KINGSTON, Jamaica – The only woman who was convicted in Grenada for the 1983 murder of the country’s Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop, has died. Jamaica-born Phyllis Coard, 73, died at a hospital in Kingston on Sunday.  She was the wife of former Deputy Prime Minister of Grenada, Bernard Coard, who was believed to be the […]

Grenada recognized as a ‘Safe Travels’ destination

Grenada recognized as a ‘Safe Travels’ destination

GEORGES, Grenada – The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has recognized the Government of Grenada’s efforts in implementing enhanced health and safety measures and creating a safe, gradual plan in restarting its Tourism industry. In a letter written by President and CEO of the WTTC, Gloria Guevara to the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), she […]

Lewis Hamilton condemns Ecclestone’s ‘ignorant’ racism comments

Lewis Hamilton condemns Ecclestone’s ‘ignorant’ racism comments

LONDON, – Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton condemned Bernie Ecclestone for “ignorant” comments about racism after the sport had distanced itself from the 89-year-old former supremo. Ecclestone had earlier told CNN in an interview that “in lots of cases, Black people are more racist than what white people are.” Formula One, whose chairman Chase Carey […]

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

More than 1,000 small earthquakes at Kick ’em Jenny

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada — Grenada recorded more than 1,000 small earthquakes at the underwater volcano Kick ’em Jenny last week, causing the National Disaster Management Agency (NDMA) to issue an advisory warning marine traffic and communities within proximity about the  build-up of activity. Located between Carriacou and Grenada, the submarine volcano has been on yellow […]

Grenadian sprinter to miss Olympics after losing ban appeal

LAUSANNE, Switzerland – Grenadian sprinter Bralon Taplin has lost his appeal against a four-year ban for dodging a doping test, which means he will miss the Tokyo Olympics if it comes off next year, as well as the next two World Championships. After saying that it was “comfortably satisfied” that the athlete purposely evaded testing, […]

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

Grenada cancels Spicemas 2020

GEORGE’S, Grenada – Grenada has officially cancelled its 2020 Carnival celebrations, saying that the annual event could give rise to a second wave of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and further impact socio-economic growth in the twin-island nation. “Grenada, like the rest of the world, is dealing with the wide-ranging effects of COVID-19, not only on public […]

Retired Superior Court Judge Romain Pitt dies in Toronto at 84

Retired Superior Court Judge Romain Pitt dies  in Toronto at 84

Retired Ontario Superior Court Judge Romain William Michael Pitt, died in  Toronto on April 29 last. He was 84. Pitt who was born in Grenville, Grenada, was a founding director of the Caribbean Cultural Committee which for several decades organized Caribana, the Toronto Caribbean Carnival. After finishing his secondary school education in Grenada, Pitt entered […]

Former Whitby MP talks about running again as a Liberal

Former Whitby MP talks about running again  as a Liberal

Grenada-born Celina Caesar-Chavannes, the former Liberal Member of Parliament for Whitby, Ontario who sat as an Independent in Parliament after exchanging angry words with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau last year, has not ruled out the possibility of returning to “active politics.” “I never stopped being a member of the Liberal Party,” she told The Caribbean […]

Renowned Grenadian hotelier Sir Royston O. Hopkin dies at 75

GRAND ANSE BEACH, GRENADA – Sir Royston O. Hopkin KCMG, owner and chairman of the award-winning Spice Island Beach Resort in Grenada has died following complications from heart surgery. He was 75 years old. Sir Royston, the only Caribbean hotelier ever knighted by the Queen of England, has had an extensive and distinguished career in […]

Grenada celebrates Independence and art in Toronto; PM talks about coronavirus at home

Grenada celebrates Independence and art in Toronto; PM talks about coronavirus at home

By Lincoln DePradine Dr Gervan Fearon, president of Brock University in St Catharines, has commended self-taught photographer Ian Grant on the quality of his artwork, calling them “inspiring’’. “His pieces have meant so much for me,’’ Fearon said at the launch of the latest exhibition by Grenada-born Grant. The exhibited work, at the consulate general […]

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