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PURE GRENADA CEO LEADS DELEGATION TO POSITION ISLAND AS A LEADING UK HOLIDAY CHO…

PURE GRENADA CEO LEADS DELEGATION TO POSITION ISLAND AS A LEADING UK HOLIDAY CHOICE

·      MAJOR AIRLINE MEETINGS·      TRANING FOR OVER 150 TRAVEL AGENTS·      TOUR OPERATOR BRIEFINGS·      MEDIA NETWORKING SHOWCASE 21 June 2016: Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) CEO, Rudy Grant, this week leads a delegation to further enhance Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique as a leading holiday choice for UK travellers. Starting Monday 20 June, the schedule includes m...

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GRENADA INTRODUCES EXCITING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO EUROPE

GRENADA INTRODUCES EXCITING INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITIES TO EUROPE

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, June 21, 2016 – GIS: Grenada’s Implementation Minister Honourable Alexandra Otway is back on the island after a brief swing through Europe promoting the country’s Citizenship by Investment (CBI) Programme.Minister Otway has been on a tri-city tour introducing entrepreneurs, commercial experts, and international businesspersons to the Caribbean’s ‘Isle of ...

23 Jun 2016 Hits:244 Local News

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FATHERS WIN BIG IN FOODLAND’S FATHER’S DAY PROMOTIONS

FATHERS WIN BIG IN FOODLAND’S FATHER’S DAY PROMOTIONS

Just two days shy of Father’s Day, Foodland Supermarket  hosted its third in-store Father’s Day promotion and based on feedback from their marketing officers, it was definitely their grandest yet. The Supermarket was transformed into a celebratory village as fathers received a range of prizes which included a cologne set, tools set, knife set, massage, catamaran tours, dinners,...

23 Jun 2016 Hits:133 Local News

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SANDALS LASOURCE GRENADA HOLDS HOSPITALITY TRAINING PROGRAMME

SANDALS LASOURCE GRENADA HOLDS HOSPITALITY TRAINING PROGRAMME

Pink Gin Beach, (20th June, 2016)- Sandals La Source Grenada Resort  & Spa has prepared yet another group of young persons for the world of work via on the job training and expertise education in the Hospitality Training Programme (HTP). Fourteen young persons participated in ten weeks of intense training as they were taught technical and soft skills in various areas of hot...

23 Jun 2016 Hits:149 Local News

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ECLAC ENCOURAGES THE CREATION OF A REGIONAL DIGITAL MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA AND …

ECLAC ENCOURAGES THE CREATION OF A REGIONAL DIGITAL MARKET IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

Digital technologies and new business models will foster regional integration that was not possible with old technologies, says the United Nations organization.(June 22, 2016) The creation of a regional digital market will contribute to development with equality and environmental sustainability in the region, the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) s...

23 Jun 2016 Hits:207 Regional News

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CONSTITUTION REFORM BILLS TO GO FOR SECOND READING

CONSTITUTION REFORM BILLS TO GO FOR SECOND READING

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, June 15, 2016 – GIS: June 21st is the day that Parliament will debate a number of bills relating to the process of Constitution Reform.The bills were brought before Parliament for their first reading in February, and there is a constitutional requirement that not less than 90 days should elapse between the first reading and the second and final reading.

16 Jun 2016 Hits:286 Local News

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SHANE WATSON ONLY HAS EYES FOR CPL PRIZE WITH ZOUKS

SHANE WATSON ONLY HAS EYES FOR CPL PRIZE WITH ZOUKS

World number one T20 all-rounder relishing “great opportunity” for CPL in USA Star Australian all-rounder “hungrier than ever” to achieve successSt. Lucia Zouks-bound all-rounder Shane Watson says that he’s determined to start the latest chapter in his career on a high as excitement for the Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) builds across the Caribbean and beyond.The Australia...

16 Jun 2016 Hits:245 Regional News

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DIFFERENTIATED PUBLIC POLICIES ARE KEY TO STRENGTHENING FAMILY FARMING IN LATIN …

DIFFERENTIATED PUBLIC POLICIES ARE KEY TO STRENGTHENING FAMILY FARMING IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

At a forum organized by IICA, specialists agreed on the need to make this social category a priority on public agendas in order to devise a legal framework that will strengthen it.San Jose, 16 June 2016 (IICA).  Despite facing constraints to their development, family farmers play an important role in Latin America and the Caribbean, contributing to the economy by generating job...

16 Jun 2016 Hits:272 Regional News

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UNWTO AND THE WORLD COMMITTEE ON TOURISM ETHICS LAUNCH THE UNWTO ETHICS AWARD

UNWTO AND THE WORLD COMMITTEE ON TOURISM ETHICS LAUNCH THE UNWTO ETHICS AWARD

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Committee on Tourism Ethics (WCTE) have launched the UNWTO Ethics Award. The Award will recognize companies committed to making their business more responsible and sustainable through the implementation of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism.The UNWTO Ethics Award, geared to recognize the engagement of tourism enterprises i...

16 Jun 2016 Hits:304 Regional News

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SANDALS BREAKS GROUND FOR BARBADOS PHASE II

SANDALS BREAKS GROUND FOR BARBADOS PHASE II

DOVER BEACH (June 8, 2016) – Sandals Resorts International  (SRI) has officially broken ground on a multi-million dollar expansion of its Dover Beach property in Barbados, marking the commencement of the construction of an additional 222 rooms and suites. Dubbed Sandals Barbados “Phase II”, this expansion when complete in November 2017, will add to the existing 280-room count a...

13 Jun 2016 Hits:1122 Regional News

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TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS CPL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

TRINBAGO KNIGHT RIDERS CPL TICKETS ON SALE NOW

TKR fans can purchase tickets online now at www.cplt20.com while Ticket Office opens tomorrowBollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan welcomes return of CPL season at Queen’s Park Oval TKR Director Venky Mysore: “The passion of T&T fans is unmatchable”Reigning champions the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR) are delighted to announce that fans can purchase tickets for all home games in...

13 Jun 2016 Hits:304 Regional News

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DIGICEL UNVEILS BOLD, NEW BRAND TRANSFORMATION TO GIVE SALVADORIANS A BETTER FUT…

DIGICEL UNVEILS BOLD, NEW BRAND TRANSFORMATION TO GIVE SALVADORIANS A BETTER FUTURE

San Salvador, Wednesday, June 1, 2016: Digicel recently unveiled its bold, new brand transformation which sees it shaking up the telecommunications industry in El Salvador. By overhauling and renewing its commitment to customers to do more to deliver better coverage, better connectivity, simpler bundles, more innovation and an overall better mobile experience, Digicel will tak...

08 Jun 2016 Hits:427 Regional News

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WOULD CONTRACTING OUT OF SERVICES BY GOVERNMENT BE UNCONSTITUTIONAL?

By Sir Lawrence A. Joseph

The question as to whether the contracting out of services by government would be deemed to be unconstitutional is a most important one. The question is especially relevant as very recently the government expressed its intention to contract out certain nursing services to an employment agency. Government  concerned about not increasing the established public service staff which size has come in for serious criticisms over the years by reputable financial institutions for being too bloated. Additionally, government is extremely concerned that further increasing the established staff would jeopardize the government’s home-grown Structural Adjustment Programme which programme was arranged in sinc with the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund (IMF). Government’s position is that if the employment agency approach is taken there would be no increase in the established public service staff as the agency would then have the responsibility of meeting its contractual obligations to approximately 80 nursing assistants who seem to be well qualified, ready and willing to work.

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