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BISHOP DARIUS PASSES ON - RIP

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The news circulating early last Tuesday morning around the diocese and beyond was that Bishop Vincent Matthew Darius OP had died. Grenada’s fourth bishop and first local died at a New York hospital at 1.15 on Tuesday morning after prolonged complicated ailment relating to Diabetes and Spinal issues for which he underwent many surgeries. 

He was 60 years 8 months, and has become the first bishop to die in office. In fact his predecessor – Bishop Emeritus Sydney Charles has outlived him and he celebrated 90 years two weekends ago. Bishop Vincent Darius, O.P. was appointed Bishop of the diocese of St. George’s-in-Grenada on 10th July 2002, and ordained on 2nd October 2002.

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Munich man on dangerous harm charge granted $30,000 bail

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He hid his face in shame covering it with a blue scarf, as he ascended the Grenville Magistrates’ Court steps in handcuffs to answer his charge.

Coy Celestine, a resident of Munich St. Andrew made his very first court appearance last Monday some three days after a stabbing incident, in the town of Grenville. He was charged with dangerous harm.

The charge was read to him but he was not allowed to plead, as the matter is an indictable one.

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Statement from the Prime Minister on the passing of Bishop Darius

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On behalf of the Government and People of Grenada, Prime Minister Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell extends condolences to the family, friends, and indeed, the Roman Catholic community, on the passing of Bishop Vincent Darius.

“We hail his years of service to not only the Roman Catholic Church, but the wider Grenadian community. Our first local Bishop, Darius had the privilege of leading the church through a period of great social changes, and he did so with humility and a deep sense of commitment to duty. Grenada has lost a worthy servant, and we are all saddened by his passing.”

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Sports Minister Frustrated At Vandalism

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The frustration was very obvious as Minister of Sports et al deliberated on vandalism of sporting facilities throughout the country during the post Cabinet media briefing last week. 

The sports minister went at length and at pains to point out the problem and appeal to members of the Grenadian public so inclined, to desist from vandalizing the facilities; and to others to take an interest in protecting the facilities. “Whatever we destroy as a public we have to look at it in the context that it’s costing each one of us when we have to repair”.

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Encouraging Package For Coach Paul

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In light of the announcement by Sports Minister – Hon. Emmalin Pierre at last week’s post-cabinet media briefing, that Anderson Peters has decided to continue his studies locally; the question was raised as to the status of Coach Paul Phillip, now that Anderson would definitely need the services of his coach.

“We have been looking into Paul Phillip’s situation for over a year now”, Minister Pierre responded, recalling when Paul worked with the Government as a supervisor in the Imani programme, he went off to further his studies in that particular field and he has been making a valuable contribution. For this the minister highly commended and applauded Paul stating that there are not many people like him around who give what they give out of their heart looking for nothing. 

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Resistance Against The Loss Of Camerhogne Park Still Strong

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Members of a panel of presenters at a public forum on the Riviera Development and the relocation of Camerhogne Park, unanimously condemned the proposed sale or give away of the park and the promised construction of a new park at another location.

The public forum organized by the Grouping of Civil Society Organizations was held at the Grenada National Stadium last week Thursday.

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Weekend Of Food, Music And Culture

The aroma of delicacies and the sounds of the drums from the Heritage Village in Belair have begun sweeping across the island to better highlight the importance of annual Carriacou Maroon and String Band Festival which takes centre stage this weekend.

The festival begins at 6am on Friday with the libation at the Belair Cross.  This would be followed by the cooking of the food at the Village and sharing from 4 pm.  Seven in the evening will herald the start flambeau parade around the Great House at the site followed by the official opening ceremony.  The night would conclude with some cultural performances.

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Commissioner Talks About the Incident at St. Mark

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Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James, last week briefed the media on the circumstances of the incident which left Corporal of Police, Daniel Edgar, and civilian, Kevon Downes, dead. 

Commissioner James said the tragedy unfolded when officers, including Cpl. Edgar, responded to a report of a hostage situation in Mount Stanhope, St. Mark. Cpl. Edgar was shot in the chest shortly after his arrival, by twenty-seven-year-old Downes, who was armed with an AK47 rifle.

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Disappearing traffic signs repainted in Grenville

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The initiative of repainting a number of traffic signs in the town of Grenville, which has faded through weathering is now being undertaken by the Traffic Department.

 The project started about two weeks ago and is being mainly done on Sundays by officers attached to the Traffic Department at Grenville.

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Bridging The Gap With Dr. Anthony Bridgman

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Students from five local primary schools are equipped with news shoes thanks to the efforts thanks to the efforts of Bridging the Gap GDA Incorporated, a foundation recently established by Grenadian born New York resident Dr. Anthony Bridegman.

Dr. Bridegman was in Grenada earlier this week where he oversaw the distribution of shoes to needy students at the Samaritan Government School, the St. Mary’s RC School at La Fillette, St. Michael’s RC (which is his Alma Mater), St. David’s RC and the St. George’s Methodist School.

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