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  12/31/2004 || KICK 'EM JENNY AT PRESENT MAINLY A THREAT TO SHIPP...0
AT its present depth, the main hazard of the underwater volcano, Kick 'Em Jenny is to shipping. This is according to officials with the University of the West Indies' (UWI) St. Augustine, Trinidad based Seismic Research Unit (SRU). According to Dr. Richard Robertson, a Geologist with the SRU...Read More >>>
  12/31/2004 || PM MITCHELL VISITS AUDIT DEPARTMENT0
The physical plant of the Audit Department will receive urgent attention in the New Year. This was the major focus at a meeting this morning when Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell met with Audit Department staff, as part of his ongoing meetings with all Public Officers. The buil...Read More >>>
  12/31/2004 || GRENADA COMMENCES PROGRAMME TO RESTRUCTURE EXTERNA...0
The Government of Grenada today announced that it is commencing a comprehensive programme for restructuring the Country’s public external debt. As part of this programme, holders of these obligations are being asked to roll over amounts of principal and interest falling due on the obligations, pend...Read More >>>
  12/31/2004 || CARIBBEAN NATIONALS IN U.S. ENCOURAGED TO SEEK CIT...0
NEW YORK - Irwine Clare, head of the New York-based Caribbean Immigrant Services (CIS), has urged Caribbean nationals in the United States to seek citizenship of the country. Clare, addressing last weekend's Caribbean-American Organisation of Youth Development's fundraiser in the Bronx, said that...Read More >>>
  12/31/2004 || CHINA BELATEDLY ACKNOWLEDGES VISIT BY GRENADA PM0
BEIJING, China (AFP): Prime Minister Keith Mitchell of Grenada, which currently recognises Taiwan, has visited Beijing, the Chinese foreign ministry announced, somewhat belatedly, on Thursday, signalling Taipei might lose another of its allies. Grenada is still among 26 countries maintaining dipl...Read More >>>
  12/30/2004 || PM MITCHELL MEETS WITH CANADIAN SPECIAL ADVISOR FO...0
Prime Minister Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell met this morning with the Hon. Jean Augustine P.C., M.P., Special Advisor for Grenada to Canadian Prime Minister Paul Martin, to discuss ways by which the Government of Grenada can facilitate her new responsibilities. Ms. Augustine was appointed Spec...Read More >>>
  12/30/2004 || SPECIAL TRAVEL PACKAGES IN PLACE FOR AIR JAMAICA J...0
MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA - December 29, 2004 - Travelers can choose from a variety of vacation packages this winter when they book with select tour operators to attend the Air Jamaica Jazz and Blues Festival, “The Art of Music,” from January 26 to 29, 2005. This year’s exciting line-up features Grammy ...Read More >>>
  12/30/2004 || TAIWAN RECALLS ENVOY TO GRENADA0
TAIPEI, Taiwan (AFP): Taiwan’s ambassador to Grenada has been summoned home to Taipei in protest at the Caribbean island state's alleged plan to shift its diplomatic recognition to Beijing. "Ambassador Allan Jiang has returned to Taiwan to give a briefing on our relations with Grenada," Foreign M...Read More >>>
  12/30/2004 || BEWARE OF PHONE SCAM USING CARIBBEAN AREA CODES0
NEW YORK, N.Y., Thurs. Dec. 30: A top San Antonio company is warning Caribbeans and other U.S. residents to be wary of responding to unsolicited e-mails, phone calls, numeric pages or voice mail messages that direct them to an 809 or 823 area code. This telephone scam, according to SBC Communicat...Read More >>>
  12/30/2004 || TROUBLED WINDIES LEAVE FOR AUSTRALIA0
ST JOHN'S, Antigua (AFP): New West Indies coach Bennett King has called on the Caribbean side to be more consistent and bury the cash controversy which has dogged the team's build-up to their tour of Australia. A 14-man squad, led by Brian Lara, left on Wednesday for Australia to take part in a o...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || CALLS FOR ICC TO BUILD QUAKE FUND 0
Former West Indies captain Clive Lloyd wants the International Cricket Council to set up a disaster relief fund to aid victims of the Asian earthquake. Two of the 10 Test nations - Sri Lanka and India - were among the worst affected by the disaster which has claimed more than 60,000 lives. The...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || TAIWANESE AMBASSADOR TO GRENADA RETURNED TO TAIPEI...0
Taiwan said Wednesday its ambassador in Grenada had returned to Taipei to brief the government, but denied he had been recalled as a protest against the Caribbean island's recent openings to rival China. China and Taiwan regularly accuse each other of "dollar diplomacy" as both pour money into s...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || TSUNAMIS AND THE EASTERN CARIBBEAN0
St. Augustine, Trinidad and Tobago, W.I. --December 28th, 2004 – A tsunami is an ocean wave or series of waves caused by an abrupt disturbance of the ocean floor that displaces a large mass of water. Tsunamis are caused either by tectonic earthquakes (earthquakes generated by the movement of plates...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || WEEKEND OF PRAYER TO MARK START OF NEW YEAR IN GRE...0
The Ministry of Ecclesiastical Relations, in collaboration with the Interfaith Group, calls upon all citizens to recognise Friday, December 31, 2004 to Sunday, January 2, 2005 as a Weekend of Prayer under the theme “Acknowledge our dependence on God and interdependence on each other.” Minister of...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || WINDIES PLAYERS RAKING IN BIG BUCKS0
by ANDRE BAPTISTE There is money in West Indies cricket. Despite the best efforts of past and current West Indian players to hide their salaries, the facts are representing the West Indies in Cricket will earn a player a competitive salary. According to information I've seen, the most senior pl...Read More >>>
  12/29/2004 || GRENADIANS AND VINCENTIANS SAVED IN CHRISTMAS MIRA...0
KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent: The families of a group of 12 Grenadians and Vincentians who were missing at sea for several days returned home on Thursday 23rd to cheers, hugs and tears of joy. The drama began when the 12 left Port Kingstown aboard the Grenadian-registered 'MV Study Us' on Saturday 4 De...Read More >>>
  12/28/2004 || CARIBBEAN LOOKING UP ECONOMICALLY 0
NEW YORK, N.Y., Fri. Dec. 24: The economic outlook for the Caribbean region as a whole continues to improve, with recovery from the fallout and aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks almost region-wide and in spite of the devastating impact of hurricanes and tropical storms during the past months. ...Read More >>>
  12/28/2004 || U.S. LABOR DEPT. INTRODUCES ‘QUICKER’ LABOR CERTIF...0
WASHINGTON, D.C., Tues. Dec. 28: Come March 2005, the U.S. Department of Labor will introduce a new option for employers looking to quickly sponsor Caribbean and other immigrant workers. Yesterday, Labor Department published the new Permanent Foreign Labor Certification (PERM) program that they h...Read More >>>
  12/28/2004 || A TSUNAMI COULD TAKE PLACE IN THE CARIBBEAN, SAYS ...0
ST. JOHN'S, Antigua: A senior meteorologist at Antigua’s Vere Cornwall Bird International Airport (VCBIA) says the chances of a tsunami similar to those that ravaged Asian coastlines affecting the Caribbean are possible but rare. Over the Christmas weekend southern Asian coastlines were devastate...Read More >>>
  12/27/2004 || WICB NAMES SQUAD FOR AUSTRALIA TOUR0
Xavier Marshall, Marlon Samuels and Reon King have won places in the 14-man West Indies squad for the tour of Australia. The team, belatedly announced because of the contract dispute between the WICB and WIPA, will have a new vice-captain in Shivnarine Chanderpaul. One-day specialist Ricardo Pow...Read More >>>
  12/27/2004 || CHRISTMAS IN GRENADA ABOUT FAMILY, CELEBRATION0
Christmas memories From the time carols are played on the radio, Christmas, like wrapping paper, begins to unfold. To me it is the continuous preparation leading up to the morning of that special day. As a child growing up on the Caribbean island of Grenada, Christmas meant something more than ju...Read More >>>
  12/25/2004 || WINDIES AUSTRALIA TOUR TO PROCEED 0
West Indies are set to tour Australia after a row over sponsorship deals for individual players neared resolution. The dispute began because of conflicts between West Indies Cricket Board sponsor Digicel and Cable & Wireless, who endorse a number of the players. Both sides have accepted a ru...Read More >>>
  12/25/2004 || GRENADA FINDING ITS FEET0
BBC Caribbean Radio's Debbie Ransome recently visited Grenada where she saw how the island is recoving after being destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September. She saw how the lives of ordinary people were affected and she also spoke to Prime Minister Keith Mitchell for his view on things. When P...Read More >>>
  12/25/2004 || GRENADA’S PM SAYS CHINA VISIT WAS MEANT TO SERVE N...0
ST GEORGE'S, Grenada: Prime Minister of hurricane-ravaged Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell, reiterated in various ways in a Monday night speech that his recent trip to Beijing was successful and was meant to negotiate “with a view to seeking help for Grenada” in an effort to “successfully address severa...Read More >>>
  12/24/2004 || GOVERNMENT OF JAMAICA ASSUMES CONTROL OF AIR JAMAI...0
KINGSTON, JAMAICA - Effective December 23, 2004, the Government of Jamaica will assume full responsibility of Air Jamaica, Dr. Omar Davies, Minister of Finance, announced today in a press conference. Citing the challenges facing Air Jamaica, including the airline’s debt to the Government and ot...Read More >>>
  12/24/2004 || GIFTS OF LOVE: ROTARY CLUB IN MASSACHUSETTS AIDS G...0
Each year during the holidays, Community Newspaper Company newspapers profile local charitable organizations and projects that could benefit from readers' generosity. This year, the Wellesley Townsman is focusing on the efforts of two local service organizations, the Wellesley Rotary Club and the Ki...Read More >>>
  12/24/2004 || SINGH UNCONVINCED BY MITCHELL'S STATEMENT ABOUT CH...0
ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Fri. Dec. 24: Veteran Caribbean journalist, Ricky Singh, who last weekend wrote in his ‘Our Caribbean Column’ of the Barbados Nation that Grenada’s delegation to Mainland China returned empty-handed, says the future will proclaim the fact and fiction about the controversial vi...Read More >>>
  12/23/2004 || 2005 CARIBBEAN HOTEL FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS LAUNC...0
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico: The Caribbean Hotel Foundation (CHF) of the Caribbean Hotel Association (CHA) is making a call to Caribbean hospitality employees, professors, and students to apply for its 2005 Scholarship Program. Application forms are available on the CHF website, at www.caribbeanhotelf...Read More >>>
  12/23/2004 || TAIWAN SAYS IT WON'T PLAY MONEY GAMES WITH CHINA O...0
Taiwan said Wednesday it wasn't willing to play money games with rival China to keep diplomatic relations with Grenada, and wouldn't give in to what it called extortion-like behavior by the leader of its Caribbean ally. China and Taiwan regularly accuse each other of "dollar diplomacy" as both p...Read More >>>
 
  12/23/2004 || LASOURCE GRENADA SAILING FESTIVAL - 'SAILING AHEAD...0
Sailing Ahead – Helping Grenada Rebuild’ is the slogan for the 2005 post-Ivan LaSource Grenada Sailing Festival to be held from Friday 28 January to Tuesday 1 February. In the light of the great support coming from sailors wanting to join in and help and sponsors who have pledged to continue even af...Read More >>>

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