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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 […]

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

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

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

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!

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

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 […]

5.7 earthquake felt in Grenada

Grenada was jolted this morning by a 5.7 magnitude earthquake, according to local and regional disaster officials. However, there were no reports of damage or injury. The Seismic Research Centre at the University of the West Indies, St Augustine, Trinidad said the quake occurred at 8:22 a.m., 88 km east of Carupano, Venezuela and 105 […]

GRENADA –– Professor died from blunt force trama

ST GEORGE’S –– Police say Canadian Linnea Veinotte, whose body was found last Friday, died from blunt force trauma to the chest and lower body. And it appears that she was hit by a car after all. Police made the disclosure earlier today, on the same day that Akim Frank, 26, appeared in court to […]

GRENADA –– Body of missing professor found

ST GEORGE’S –– The Grenada police today said they had discovered the partially decomposing body of Linnea Moore-Veinotte, a 36-year-old university professor who had gone missing on December 5. The police said that body was found at a location “south of the island” and that Akim Frank, who had been named as a person of […]

GRENADA – Police searching for abducted Canadian

ST GEORGE’S –– Police in Grenada have launched a hunt for a Canadian woman who was apparently abducted on Sunday. The woman’s husband has also offered an EC$100,000 (BDS$74,000) reward for information on her whereabouts. Lawmen say it appears that 36-year-old Linnea Moore-Veinotte –– who was working at St George’s University after finishing a postdoctoral fellowship […]