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Public records show Forrester not “merely an employee” of Grenada Resorts Complex Ltd – NOW Grenada

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by Linda Straker

  • Terrence “Terry” Forrester served on board of Grenada Resorts Complex (GRC) Ltd
  • CAIPO records show that Forrester resigned from the company on 30 January 2018

Public records are providing evidence to show that Terrence “Terry” Forrester was not “merely an employee” of Grenada Resorts Complex (GRC) Ltd as claimed by Claudette Joseph, the Public Relations Officer of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), but served on the board of the company.

“His defence is that he was merely an employee of the company, he was not an investor… he worked with the company and one can argue that,” Joseph said during a news conference called by the NDC to discuss the Al Jazeera investigation, “Diplomats for Sales” in which there are claims of financial corruption.

“He was an employee, as a Grenadian employed by that company,” Joseph said.

However, public records at the Corporate Affairs and Intellectual Property Office (CAIPO) shows that Forrester served as a director of the company after the resignation of Charles Liu in mid-2016.

CAIPO records – Grenada Resorts Complex (GRC) Ltd

At a meeting of shareholders and the Board of Directors of Grenada Resort Complex Ltd, on 26 June 2016 four resolutions were passed and confirmed. These resolutions include the acceptance of Liu’s resignation, Forrester’s appointment to serve as a director and for the company to take steps to include Forrester’s signature to the company’s bank account.

Forrester himself failed to say that he served as a director when asked to confirm his job title and role with the company which he took to court for unfair dismissal in the latter part of 2017.

“I replaced a Ms Ross as manager of administration/operations in 2016 and stayed there for just over a year when my services were terminated without cause due to political Instructions given to Mr Liu shortly after my resignation from the NNP. As you may recall I took the company to court and we arrived at a settlement agreement thereafter,” Forrester said when asked to provide his job title with the company.

The records filed with CAIPO also show that Forrester resigned from the company on 30 January 2018. His resignation occurred after the court matter was settled by mutual agreement between himself and the company.

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Prime Minister meets with executive members of Caribbean Congress of Labour

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Prime Minister, Dr the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, and Minister of Labour, Honourable, Peter David, met Friday with executive members of the Caribbean Congress of Labour (CCL) who were in Grenada for a meeting of the regional organisation.

In welcoming the team, headed by President Andre Lewis of Grenada, Dr Mitchell underscored the importance of the labour movement and of working together.

He noted that the current Chair of the Caribbean Community, Honourable Mia Mottley of Barbados shares that opinion, hence the invitation to labour representatives to attend the inter-sessional meeting in Barbados this week.

Dr Mitchell said, “In the new global community, unless we work together, we would not survive. We need to unify our efforts – businesses, governments and labour to meet the fundamental challenges we face today. The Government of Grenada looks forward to continued cooperation as we go forward.”

Andre Lewis, who was elected President of the CCL last November, said the organisation also favours the collaborative approach and welcomed the opportunity to work with Caribbean leaders. He said, the CCL also believes the tripartite approach is necessary.

The Prime Minister also raised the issue of productivity, which he said needs to be addressed. The CCL executive members noted that productivity must be looked at in all its dimensions.

The subject of a possible government subvention for the CCL was discussed. Dr Mitchell, who is also the Minister of Finance, said government will be willing to support efforts by the regional trade union umbrella body, especially as it endeavours to empower its membership.

This drive to empower has already started. Through the CCL’s partnership with Cipriani College of Labour and Cooperative Studies in Trinidad and Tobago, the Grenada Trades Union Council is planning a one-week training session in leadership for its affiliates.

Dr Mitchell also suggested that the trade unions get involved in business ventures that can benefit their members over time. Some unions in Trinidad and Tobago and Dominica are already engaged in such activities and Dr Mitchell suggested that this approach be encouraged in other countries, including Grenada.

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CARIBEWAVE 2020 to be staged on 19 March

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The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) continues its preparation for the hosting of CARIBEWAVE 2020, carded for Thursday, 19 March 2020.

This year’s scenario will involve a 8.9 magnitude earthquake just off the coast of Jamaica, triggering a tele-tsunami in our area.

The exercise will be held along the western corridor: Victoria, Gouyave and Grand Mal, but triggering a national response.

The 2020 exercise gives the sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique a unique opportunity to test the SOP (Standard Operating Protocol) created in 2019 as part of the certification of being Tsunami Ready in November 2019.

The exercise will be conducted simultaneously in Carriacou and Petite Martinique. We therefore encourage the general public to visit the website Tsunamizone.org to register for the exercise.

CARIBEWAVE (Caribbean Tsunami Warning Exercise) is a tsunami exercise held annually in the Caribbean, including Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands, under the direction of UNESCO and the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center.

The purpose of the CARIBEWAVE exercise is to improve the effectiveness of the Tsunami Warning System along the Caribbean coast.  The exercise provides an opportunity for emergency management organisations throughout the region to test their operational lines of communications, review their tsunami response procedures, and to promote tsunami preparedness.

The objectives of the CARIBEWAVE Exercise are to test and evaluate the operations of the Caribbean Tsunami Warning System (Caribe EWS), to validate preparedness response to a tsunami (which are test protocols and communications systems between tsunami warning centres and the tsunami warning focal points), and the use of the PTWC (Pacific Tsunami Warning Center) enhanced tsunami products for the Caribbean, as well as assist in tsunami preparedness efforts of the emergency management agencies in those areas.

For additional information, please contact Oslyn Crosby Public Relations Officer, NaDMA on 440-8390/ 440-0838, or 533-0766 email: nadma@spiceisle.com / nadmapr@gmail.com . 

NaDMA, the official source for all disaster related information in Grenada. 

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Missing Man Found | NOW Grenada

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30-year old, Devon Jeffrey of La Mode, St George, who was reported missing on Monday, 17 February 2020 has been found and has been reunited with his family. 

The Royal Grenada Police Force thanks the general public and the media for their continued support.

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