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MSC Meraviglia largest cruise ship to visit Grenada

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On Monday, 4 November 2019 Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean welcomed its first inaugural cruise ship visit from the MSC Cruises Meraviglia.

A delegation including representatives from the Grenada Tourism Authority, Ministry of Tourism and Civil Aviation, local agents George F Huggins Grenada Ltd., Grenada Ports Authority, Immigration Department and the Royal Grenada Police Force went aboard to welcome Captain Stefano Battinelli and crew.

Team Grenada aboard MSC Meraviglia
GTA Chairman Brenda Hood hands over plaque to Captain Stefano Battinelli to commemorate the visit

The ship had 4,243 passengers and 1,617 crew on arrival and is one of the largest ships to dock in Grenada.

Grenada Tourism Authority

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Diversion of traffic to facilitate road closure Moliniere

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The general public is advised that the Ministry of Infrastructure Development, Public Utilities, Energy, Transport and Implementation in collaboration with the Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has made alternative traffic arrangement for the Western Main Road Corridor, Moliniere area.

The diversion of traffic will be as follows:

  • Effective Friday, 13 December from 7 am, heavy trucks will not be allowed to use the Western Main Road. All heavy trucks and trailers are advised to use the Eastern Main Road and other alternative routes. The RGPF will issue an advisory in that regard.
  • Effective Monday, 16 December 2019 from 7 am, all other vehicles are advised to use the alternative routes as specified below.
    • Mt Moritz Concrete Road – to facilitate the traffic coming from St John, St Mark and St Patrick towards St George.
    • Jones Road to facilitate the traffic coming from St George towards the Western side.

This arrangement is made to facilitate geotechnical and engineering studies and design work on the road section between Mt Moritz junction and Moliniere. This intervention is urgently required to address the land slippage in that area.

The general public is advised that the diversion of traffic will be in effect until further notice as the ministry endeavours to enhance road safety in the area. The studies will commence in the coming weeks. The kind cooperation of homeowners in the area and the motoring public is anticipated.

The ministry apologises for any inconvenience.

For further information, please contact Najar Andall, Chief Technical Officer (Ag) and or Merina Jessamy, Permanent Secretary at 440-2271.

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TAMCC College Council $1.75 million increment payment offer

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11 December 2019: The industrial actions at the T A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) is in now in its sixth week and coincide with the end of semester examinations and the advisement on course selection for the next semester registration, that will prepare students to meet the academic requirements for their programme.

The council anticipated this critical juncture in the lives of students, made an offer on 6 December 2019, which was rejected by both the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), as such, the industrial action continued.

In recognising the negative effects the continuation of the industrial actions is having on students, the council, with limited resources, made a new offer today (11 December 2019) of $1.75 million, with the hope that the unions will study and accept it, so that negotiations can continue towards a speedy settlement.

The council is committed to the payment of the increments in question and all members of the council (long-standing and new) are fully aware of the devastating effects it will have on national development if not properly managed.

The TA Marryshow Community College was established on 1 July 1988 to provide accessible quality tertiary education and training opportunities in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Its primary purpose is to help individuals achieve their personal and professional goals, and to effectively respond to the changing needs of the national, regional and global communities.

Augustine Vesprey, Interim Chairman, TAMCC

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2019 Motorola Scholarship Solutions Foundation winners

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Four Grenadian nationals have been granted scholarships to be provided through the Motorola Solutions Foundation/ACCP Scholarship Programme 2019.

Alishon Mitchell, Merlisa Aleander, Ethorndra Alexander, and Brianna Parkes each received US$3,000 which was presented to them on Monday, 9 December 2019.

The scholarship programme now into its eleventh year, is intended to provide assistance to the sons and daughters of police officers or support staff who have an interest in a college education at a certified college or university within the Caribbean region or associated colleges or universities of member states in the United Kingdom, Canada or the United States.

Eligible students must be between the ages of 16-25 years old.

The Acting Commissioner congratulated the winners and encouraged them to continue the good works.

Grenada has been participating in the programme since 2010 and to date has received 28 scholarships.

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