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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. […]

Increased activity at Grenada’s Kick ’em Jenny volcano

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) […]

Former banker jailed for 23 years

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 […]

Grenadians reject constitutional change

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 […]

Gonsalves: LIAT must do better

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 […]

Regional ferry could be the answer

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. […]

Bajans ever so welcome to Grenada

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. […]

Cut the tax!

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 […]

PM to speak on cricket

PM to speak on cricket

Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell arrives in Barbados later this month to deliver a much anticipated lecture on West Indies cricket. The 19th Annual Sir Frank Worrell Memorial Lecture by Mitchell, chair of the CARICOM Subcommittee On Cricket Governance, follows the triple crowning of West Indies teams –– the West Indies Under-19, and Men’s […]

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