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Over $100,000 Up For Grabs In 2017 Waggy-T Super Knockout

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More Teachers To Be Regularized

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Renewed Call for Ganja Liberalisation

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FAMILY ON RED ALERT  - For Fear of Ball Injury

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A Call for Harsher Penalties For Child Sexual Abusers

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Convict with sixteen previous convictions remanded in prison for stealing

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Electrical Pole and Lines Covered in Vine in Grenville

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LIONS Club supports relief effort to hurricane-ravaged islands

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Items filtered by date: December 2014

St. Andrew’s Court News

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John Phillip

Repeated St Andrew convict John Phillip was slapped with an additional six months jail term for the offense of stealing, from the house of one Sharon, The accused pleaded guilty to the charge before Magistrate Nevelyn John when he appeared before the Grenville Magistrate’s Court last Monday.

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SDA TRIUMPHS HAC Loses In Bitter Church Battle

The Incorporated Trustees of Seventh Day Adventist Church body on the mainland has won the long court battle with the Hillsborough Adventist Church (HAC) thus bringing an end to the shame which rocked the pillars and walls of the one hundred and eleven (111) year-old institution and publicly bruised the image of the religious organization.

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Should GRENLEC Be Nationalized?

As a consequence of the continuously rising costs of electricity in Grenada, many are suggesting that the compa¬ny, which presently has the monopoly to sup¬ply electricity throughout the state, should be nationalized. The main question to be asked therefore is: Would it really be a good thing for the country if GRENLEC is nationalized? 

The Public Works Department of the Gov¬ernment of Grenada was the first supplier of electricity in Grenada in 1928. In 1960 this en¬terprise was privatized after the establishment of the Grenada Electricity Services Limited (GRENLEC). The Commonwealth Develop¬ment Corporation (CDC), which was based in London, owned the majority of its shares and the government of Grenada owned the minor¬ity. This privatized status of the company lasted until the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) nationalized it in 1982. 

Since this acquisition, the PRG could not keep up with the ever-increasing demand for the supply of electricity and there were numer¬ous outages for lengthy periods. Load shedding of electricity was the order of the day. It was very clear at the time that there was a dire need for the injection of adequate capital into the enterprise to enable the purchase of new and advanced machinery and other equipment. The nationalized status of Grenlec seemed to have been incapable of providing this lifeline. 

Nationalization presents its own problems. Liberal democratic countries in recent times have abandoned this approach and instead opt for privatization. Prior to 1979, the United Kingdom possessed one of the largest public enterprise sectors in the whole of Europe espe¬cially under the then socialist oriented Labour Party. This party generally followed the path of nationalization of key industries. Since then however, successive governments, especially the Conservative Party under Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher privatized most, if not all, of the state controlled enterprises and allowed competition. This position holds, even to this day. 

In Jamaica, when Michael Manley won the general elections in 1972, he followed the path of nationalization. This approach proved to be a failure. Since then the process of privatization in Jamaica made significant strides to the present period.

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EDITORIAL:Budget Debate?

The 2015 Budget presentation and debate to Grenada’s parliament went by ex­tremely smoothly and easily; probably too smoothly and easily for comfort. The Theme is: “Maintaining Fiscal Discipline, Creating Jobs and Protecting the Vulnerable."

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Victoria Resident Formulates New Drink

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Mr. Anthony Noel, a resident of Victoria St. Mark, is the founder of a new drink called “Lazarus.” In an interview with the Informer last week Thursday, he explained the exquisite value of the drink.  

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Desecrated Cemetery Still Relevant

Although the Tibeau cemetery has been repeatedly desecrated to the extent where several tombs of loved ones have already been washed out to sea while others are quickly being submerged under the sand, a few persons remain committed to having it be their final resting place.

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Lethal Weapons Exposed On Belvedere Road

One of this island’s main roads, which leads to the lone hospital is presenting great danger not only to vehicles but is of concern to pedestrians as well.

About 500 meters of the road from the Belvedere cross leading to Belair has been in a terrible state for years now and the authorities seem to be conveniently ignoring the attention it deserves.

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