Grenada Mission For Russia

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, CMC – Russia is hinting at further debt relief for Grenada after the island signed an agreement on settlement of its debt to the Russian Federation through the Paris Club in November 2015. A government statement said that the debt amounting to US$266,000 was signed on November 19, 2015, and that St. George’s has been assured “that there may be even further or total relief of the debt owed by Grenada”.

V’zuela Opposition In New Moves Again

Image of Julio Borges

CARACAS — Venezuela’s opposition, still smarting from its failure to remove President Nicolas Maduro last year, installed a new congress head on Thursday who demanded across-the-board elections and sought military help to end “dictatorship.” In a renewal of Venezuela’s bitter politics after the holiday lull, the ruling Socialist Party responded that the National Assembly was in contempt of the law.

ROW OVER C.I.P., D.S.H. – Political Parties Trade Words

Image of P.M. Chastanet [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

PRIME Minister Allen Chastanet held his first press conference of the year on Thursday evening, addressing a wide range of issues. During the 90-minute briefing held at GIS Studios and carried live on NTN, Chastanet fielded questions from the media, including many related to the Citizenship by Investment Programme (CIP) and the Desert Star Holdings Ltd. (DSH) project…

Assou Square’s Hits And Misses

THE three-day Assou Square event brought out hundreds of patrons earlier this week. However, what was previously billed as a fun event in years past has turned out to be a mixed bag for many who either found the fun or found it lacking in many respects. With sporadic showers putting a damper on the event each day, many people nevertheless came out to take in the final days of the holiday season. There were lots to eat, drink and buy. But one really needed to look closely to find the fun in some cases.

Clocks, Mirrors, Business

Image: Young entrepreneur, Sephra Duncan, says following her passion for business has liberated her. [PHOTO: Stan Bishop]

SOME entrepreneurs are lucky and smart enough to know when the right moment and idea actually gel. Sometimes that reality is actually planned. Even better, the reality comes to life through a fortuitous moment when one discovers a creative talent that remained latent. Such was the case of Sephra Duncan, owner and designer of Starburst Productions, who fell into business accidentally nearly two years ago with what started as a hobby and has now blossomed into something bigger.

High Jumper Jeannelle Scheper Inspires Young Athletes

Image of Jeannelle Scheper ....on and off the track. [PHOTO: Anthony De Beauville]

ONE of Saint Lucia’s female athletes who competed at 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil had a few words of encouragement to those in attendance at the recently-held Elite track and field club annual awards at Bay Gardens Resort and Spa in Rodney Bay. World-ranked high jumper JeannelleScheper was in scintillating form off the track with her inspiring words, using the theme for the evening, “Investing now for the future”.

Veterans Football Series Resumes This Weekend

THE Veterans Football Tournament organized by Veterans In Sports Inc. and Caribbean Alliance Insurance resumes this weekend with the quarter final stage at the Phillip Marcellin Grounds. From 6:00 p.m. Saturday, former champions Behind the College All Stars who had the worse finish in the preliminary round in Group B since the inception of the tournament will take on home team Vieux Forth South who opened their campaign with a 5 – 1 drubbing of Laborie Veterans, but lost momentum along the way in Group A.