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On 1 July 1988, the Government of Grenada established the Grenada National College by a merger of:

  • The Grenada Teachers College (GTC) founded 1963
  • The Grenada Technical and Vocational Institute (GTVI) founded 1972
  • The Institute for Further Education (IFE) founded 1979
  • The National Institute of Handicraft (NIH)
  • The Mirabeau Agricultural Training School (MATS) founded 1968
  • The Domestic Arts Institute (DAI) founded 1968
  • The Continuing Education Programme (CEP)
  • The School of Pharmacy

The tertiary education institution was renamed TA Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) in 1994.

An act to establish TAMCC as a statutory body under the control of a council was passed by the House of Representatives on 28 March 1995 and by the upper chamber of Grenada’s parliament, the Senate, on 4 April 1995.

An amended act was passed in 1996 and implementation of this legislation began on 8 January 2001, with the establishment of the council by the Minister for Education. The 1996 Act was proclaimed on 1 March 2001.

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Michael Bascombe says his daughter is lucky to be alive

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  • Doctors have given thumbs up on Micah’s prognosis
  • Micah is a senior at Buffalo State College of State University of New York

Michael Bascombe, father of Micah Bascombe has described his daughter as a walking miracle and lucky to be alive, following an early Sunday morning shooting in University Heights, Buffalo, New York, USA.

“She remains conscious. The doctors have given the thumbs up on her prognosis,” Bascombe said in a Facebook post on Monday, 24 February in which he updated his friends and followers. Early Sunday morning he called on friends to pray for his daughter and the family.

“She’s a walking miracle and lucky to be alive because the bullet penetrated and exited the skull just above the left eye,” he shared in the post. He had earlier posted that his daughter continues to be in high spirits, but remains in the ICU.

“When you see your baby smile, there is nothing more you can ask for,” was the message on her mother, Hazel Ann Bascombe’s Facebook page. Micah is a senior at Buffalo State College of State University of New York, studying psychology.

Bascombe is well known for his sport journalism work and is presently working in the US with the Department of Homeland Security. He said the family spent most of Monday morning with the detectives of the Gun Violence Unit of the Buffalo Police Department, the Assistant Chief of Police of the University Police Department of Buffalo State and the Dean of Students of Buffalo State. “They have been collecting evidence and interviewing people who they believe could assist in their investigations,” he said.

A report in the Sunday edition of The Buffalo News website quoted the police as saying that a 20-year-old woman was in serious condition after she was struck by gunfire just before 3 am near Bailey and Berkshire avenues. She was transported to Erie County Medical Centre.

Bascombe, who migrated with his family to the USA more than 10 years ago used the post to thank all those who prayed and continue to pray for his daughter and the family. “Thank you for the many calls and offer of support through this difficult time including some incredible folks at the Department of Homeland Security and the many family members who made the journey and gathered at her bedside with short notice,” he wrote.

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Arrests made in Soubise drug bust

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Three men have been arrested and charged in connection with the 20 December 2019 drug bust at Soubise, St Andrew, which netted 698 pounds of cannabis.

The men, Ronald Thomas, 35 years of Post Royal, St Andrew; Rol Mc Queen, 31 years of La Fortune, St Patrick, both Fishermen, and Finbar Phillip, 43 years, Mechanic of Soubise, St Andrew will appear at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday, 25 February 2020.

Finbar Phiilip
Rol Mc Queen
Ronald Thomas

Thomas has been charged with Trafficking in a Controlled Drug, while Mc Queen and Phillip have been charged with Conspiracy to Traffic in a Controlled Drug.

One blue fishing boat with a 75 horse-power was also seized.

Police investigation continues.

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Traffic notice: Pearls Bridge, St Andrew

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The Ministry of Works and the Traffic Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) wishes to inform the general public and in particular, motorists that the Pearls Bridge, St Andrew will be closed to all vehicular traffic effective Tuesday, 25 February 2020 until further notice.

An assessment conducted by the Ministry of Works has determined that the bridge is unsafe and can no longer accommodate vehicular traffic.

Motorists are advised to use alternatives routes to get to their destinations. This action is a necessary measure to ensure the safety of the motoring public.

The Ministry of Works and the Traffic Department of RGPF apologise for any inconveniences caused.

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