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Willie Redhead Foundation Patrimonial Award Ceremony 2019

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Supporters, friends and members of the Willie Redhead Foundation gathered at the Radisson Beach Resort in Grand Anse on the evening of Monday, 18 November 2019 to celebrate the climax of the 25th anniversary (1994-2019) of the foundation.

They gathered to honour those in our society who have demonstrated their awareness and significance of the built heritage by the award of a Patrimonial Plaque and an Honour Scroll to those in the wider community who have made significant contributions to national development.

To begin the event, the Master of Ceremony, Cecil Edwards, requested the invitees to stand and give the foundation a hearty round of applause in achieving this milestone, despite the challenges over the years.

This was followed by the Invocation from President Rev. Samuel “Tim” Byam, then the playing of the National Anthem by Pianist Kemik DeGale, who displayed her virtuoso to the delight of the audience. President Byam gave the welcoming remarks and expressed the “good news” that at last, after 15 years of the passing of Hurricane Ivan, the debris from the damaged York House is being removed by the Ministry of Works.

Gathering at TWRF Patrimonial Award Ceremony

Alan Bierzynski gave the feature address and drew attention to two salient points among other burning issues as follows: “If our primary school students are not engaged in developing an appreciation of the built heritage and the need not to litter their surroundings, it will be that much harder when they are distracted by the demands of secondary school and the cultural penetration coming over the internet on their personal electronic devices.” And the other, “Our tourism product …… should not ever be the subject of political differences because it just makes common sense to renovate the public library building on Mathew Street and the burnt-out buildings adjoining the drill yard to be at least cleaned up and make safe for tours, and finally, it appears that “something” may be happening at York House. Is this another state secret?”

There were five plaque awardees and four honour scroll recipients. The citations for the plaque awardees were read by Gloria Payne-Banfield, and that of the honour scroll recipients were read by Lorice Pascall. Anya Chow Chung, CEO of George F Huggins, graciously made the plaque presentations while Roxie McLeish-Hutchinson, Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Climate Resilience, graciously made the honour scroll presentations. All of these proceedings were ably assisted by Kemik DeGale.

For the record, the five plaque awards were presented to the St John’s Anglican Church in Gouyave; the St Louis RC Girls School (stone building) in St George’s; The Holas Residence “Chez Nora” in St Patrick; the Mt Rose house of Tony Courtney in St Patrick, and Denis Mason’s house in St Andrew. The four honour scrolls were presented to the St George’s Community Library, the Coyaba Beach Resort landscaped gardens, Catherine John and her Chelsea Team with five consecutive golden awards, and Jeanne Fisher for the promotion of Grenada’s History, Arts and Culture.

The Vote of Thanks by Lorice Pascall which acknowledged the support of our three sponsors, namely Co-op Bank, Republic Bank and Hubbards, ended the formal session This was followed by a presentation by the Ven Vwei La Grenade Dance Company under the direction of Davis Thomas This dance company is perhaps the leading performers of Grenada Folk music and dance, which left us with a taste of the culture of Grenada’s latent performing arts, and a reminder of the artistic expressions of our ancestors.

The curtains came down with a standing ovation for Jeanne Fisher who gave a short history of her arrival in Grenada from Mexico in 1955, and her immediate love for the island on her dramatic arrival via a five-seater seaplane on the Carenage with the Georgian warehouses lining the water edge and the surrounding mountain and green backdrop interspersed with Grenadian vernacular buildings – together, made a lasting impression on the visitor, now permanent resident and major contributor to the craft Industry, the setting up of the museum, the arts council, and what she is most remembered for, her Tikal art shop on Young Street in St George’s, now the Chocolate House.

The foundation wishes to thank WEE-FM for its radio recording of the event and looks forward to having it exposed to the public as soon as possible.

Last but not least, the staff of the Radisson Beach Resort for the efficient and professional service provided for the successful holding of the event.

A Willie Redhead Foundation Presentation

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Bus drivers charged for violating Emergency Powers Regulations

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Two St George bus drivers have been charged with violating Section13 (1)a, of the 2020 Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations.

Alric Noel, 27 years, of Victoria, St Mark, Driver of the Zone 1 bus route was found to be carrying approximately 17 persons on a passenger bus, while Lorris Phillip, 49, of Beaulieu was stopped along the Tempe route with an overloaded (passenger) bus.

Both men are in police custody pending bail.

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is once again appealing to persons to comply with the 2020 Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations.

Section13 (1)a of the Emergency Powers (Covid-19) Regulations states that no person shall offer for hire or seek to travel on any motor omnibus, unless there is or would be, not more than one passenger per row in the motor omnibus in a staggered formation.

A person who contravenes or fails to comply with these regulations shall be guilty of an offence and, on summary conviction, liable to a fine of $1,000 and to imprisonment for 12 months and to forfeiture of any goods or money in respect of which the offence has been committed.

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TAMCC release to students | NOW Grenada

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Please be assured that during this very difficult time the college is continuously assessing and reassessing its position as it relates to the submission of SBAs and the impending administration of final exams for both the 9-week and 15-week semesters.

We want you to know that the health and welfare of our college community remain our top priority as we grapple with the impact Covid-19 coronavirus is creating around the world and in our local community. We are also cognisant of the government’s decision to declare a State of Emergency for our tri-island state. It is with this in mind I wish to inform you of some new developments:

  • That you are expected to attend classes virtually/remotely and in accordance with the guidelines given by your lecturers, because we are currently not on vacation;
  • That some of the assessments given virtually/remotely will form part of your final grade. So, there may not be in-class final exams, rather on-line exams or continuous assessments. Hence, it is important that you attend all classes scheduled virtually by your lecturers. Please take these classes seriously! The lecturers are making tremendous sacrifices to ensure you are given the syllabus;
  • That the new deadline being considered for the submission of ALL SBAs (hard and soft copies) is 22 April 2020. Therefore, science students are not required to submit SBAs in early April as was previously communicated;
  • Students who are required to submit SBAs via softcopy must continue to do so as the platform will be open until 22 April 2020;
  • It has been suggested by CXC that CAPE exams be held in June/July. You will be apprised once this is finalised.

If you are experiencing difficulties with attending classes virtually or submitting your SBAs, please contact any one of the following officials via email:

  • Your lecturer
  • Acting Registrar
  • Assistant Registrar Exam
  • IT Director

You are advised to report difficulties with the submission of SBAs before the stipulated deadline, preferably by 3 April 2020. Difficulties with the learning platforms must be reported immediately.

If you are not receiving emails from the SASPS mailing list, kindly follow the instructions below.

Send all requests to get support via email to [email protected]

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Missing woman found | NOW Grenada

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Ann Bowen of Happy Hill, St George who had been reported missing has been found safe and well.

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

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