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Amidst the preparations for our nation’s biggest cultural festival, the Grenada Electricity Services (Grenlec) has again provided support to the Spicemas Corporation for Spicemas 2017. Through its Grenlec Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI), the Company has contributed annually to carnival over the years and now supports Traditional Mas exclusively. The presentation of $25,000 was made by […]

Toronto’s carnival festival, which was founded in 1967 by Grenadians, Trinidadians and other Caribbean nationals in the Canadian city and christened “Caribana,” is marking its 50th anniversary this year. As part of the anniversary celebrations, a series of photographic exhibitions has been mounted, featuring carnival scenes. And, among the exhibitors is Grenada-born, self-taught photographer Ian […]

WHAT SHOULD BE TAKEN FROM OUR INTERVENTION ON MEK WE CHAT This Thursday, June 29, 2017, we (Cyrus Sibert) participated in a panel made up of George Grant, Margaret Francis, Jerry George, Beverley Sinclair, John Kenneison, Atherton Martin, Catherine Edwards and Netfa Safiya Francis, all journalists and professionals from the Caribbean, to discuss the situation […]

SPICE ISLE SHOWS SPECTACULAR TALENT Port-of-Spain — The title of “Republic Bank Talent Spectacular Champion” belonged to Team Grenada. The Spice Isle contingent wowed the audience with their presentation of “Blue-rella” – a banking twist to the Anne Anderson classic, Cinderella as they walked away with the challenge trophy and the grand prize at last […]

FROM GOUYAVE TO FYZABAD: THE URIAH BUTLER STORY ST. GEORGE —The children’s performing group, Ashanti Footprints, directed by Judy Antoine and Godfrey Luke will, on Father’s Day, Sunday 18 June, host a play titled, “From Gouyave to Fyzabad: The Uriah Butler Story” and a special performance by Calypsonian Brother Valentino and Ashanti Footprints at the […]

THE SENTINEL In the introduction to their book entitled CARIBBEAN STYLE, two famous Martiniquan Architects, Jack Berthelot and Martine Gauomé made the following observation:

RESPONSE TO SLAVE RE-ENACTMENT The International Council on Monuments and Sites defines Cultural Heritage as “an expression of the ways of living developed by a community and passed on from generation to generation, including customs, practices, places, objects, artistic expressions and values. Cultural Heritage is often expressed as either Intangible or Tangible Cultural Heritage (ICOMOS, […]

THE CONTINUED “UGLIFICATION” OF URBAN ST. GEORGE In days of yore, when Grenada had Local Government, which was administered by District Boards in every town,  St. George’s as the capital, had the distinction of having a Mayor as its chief executive officer. That was before Grenada had its political independence in 1974, when we were […]

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