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Republic Bank assumes Title Sponsorship of Spice Island Billfish Tournament

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The 2020 Republic Bank Spice Island Billfish Tournament (RBSIBT) was officially launched at the Grenada Yacht Club, signalling the start of the 51st Grand Slam, to be held 26-30 January 2020.

Managing Director of Republic Bank, Keith Johnson and Chairperson of the tournament committee, Richard McIntyre signed the agreement in the presence of committee members, other supporting sponsors and the media, signifying the official commencement of Republic Bank’s title sponsorship. Republic Bank has, over the past six years, partnered with the Spice Island Billfish Tournament at the Blue Marlin or Tier 2 sponsorship level.

Commenting on this elevated sponsorship tier, Johnson remarked, “I have had the privilege to interact with the tournament organisers since 2014, and it is an honour to partner with this committed group of volunteers who have ably and admirably hosted this tournament for half a century.”

In his address, an elated Mc Intyre welcomed Republic Bank as main sponsor, commenting, “I would like to personally thank Mr Johnson and his team at Republic Bank for so willingly stepping in as title sponsor of the 2020 tournament.”

The Spice Island Billfish Tournament Committee over the years has shown consistent growth and development, and continues to play an important role in the stimulation of our local economy. A recent economic impact assessment estimates an injection of approximately $2 million annually, to the local economy.

During the launch, committee members paused to pay tribute to Bob Evans who recently passed, for the pivotal role he played in the development of the tournament over the years. Evans was a stalwart in the recent expansion project of the birthing facilities at the Grenada Yacht Club, the home of the tournament.

As Republic Bank celebrates 40 Years of Excellence in Grenada, the launch of the 51st Republic Bank Spice Island Billfish Tournament heralds a new thrust for both the Bank and the tournament organisers, to ensure sustainability of this time-tested traditional sporting event.

Having just expanded its regional presence with the acquisition of Scotiabank operations in seven Caribbean territories, including Grenada, Republic Bank is particularly elated to be the main sponsor of this event which also promotes regional collaboration and integration, and supports ongoing development within our region. The bank looks forward to working with the SIBT Committee and fellow supporting partners to forge greater ties, and to welcoming all participants to the 2020 Republic Bank Spice Island Billfish Tournament.

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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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