Monthly Archives: November 2016

President of Peru Calls for Building More Egalitarian Societies to Take on the Challenges of Globalization

President of Peru Calls for Building More Egalitarian Societies to Take on the Challenges of Globalization

During a keynote speech given at ECLAC’s headquarters, Pedro Pablo Kuczynski urged countries in the region to defend multilateralism. (November 30, 2016) Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski called on Latin American countries to build more egalitarian societies that will allow them to face the challenges of globalization, during a speech today at the headquarters of(…)

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This Region Knows How to Prevent HIV. Now Will We?

This Region Knows How to Prevent HIV. Now Will We?

World AIDS Day 2016 comes a year after the community of nations committed to ending AIDS by 2030 as part of the Sustainable Development Goals and six months following a landmark Political Declaration to end AIDS. HIV prevention is central to achieving this goal. At this exciting moment in history we have at our disposal(…)

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First Referendum Since Independence is Cause For Celebration Says Grenada PM

First Referendum Since Independence is Cause For Celebration Says Grenada PM

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, November 30, 2016 – GIS: Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell says the country should be celebrating the fact that a referendum on the constitution has been held for the first time since independence was attained in 1974. Prime Minister Mitchell was speaking in the wake of opposition inspired comments suggesting celebration(…)

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Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell’s National Address

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell’s National Address

Brothers and Sisters, Fellow Grenadians… In 43 years of independence, Grenada has made its mark as a proud developing nation; many times punching above its weight in academia, business, politics, invention, entertainment, sports, culture and many other spheres of human endeavour. We have continually fought for the right models to ensure the sustainability and continued(…)

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High Court Throws out Bristol’s Application for Injunction to Stop Historic Referendum

High Court Throws out Bristol’s Application for Injunction to Stop Historic Referendum

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, 23rd November, 2016 –GIS:  An attempt to stop Grenada’s first Referendum since Independence from taking place has been dismissed. A High Court Judge on Tuesday refused an application by Attorney Jimmy Bristol, acting on behalf of Valerie Thompson Duncan. The application, filed by Henry, Henry and Bristol on behalf of Thompson Duncan was seeking(…)

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New Test for Revamped SEED Programme Protects Against Political Interference

New Test for Revamped SEED Programme Protects Against Political Interference

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, November 23, 2016 – GIS: The Government of Grenada says the proxy means test administered by the World Bank has determined the persons most eligible to receive monthly financial assistance under the revamped Support for Education, Empowerment and Development Programme (SEED). The new version of this safety net programme, functions strictly under World Bank(…)

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Grenada Constitution Reform : Voting With Conscience

By J. K. Roberts (Sound Public Policies Advocate) “It is heartening to know that both the main opposition and the government are synchronized on the referendum approach”.  This is the elated and celebrating tone of advocate and consultant for the current constitutional reform process, Sir Lawrence A. Joseph, as expressed in his internet-circulated article “The(…)

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