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Prime Minister's address to opening ceremony of the Diaspora Founding Conference

ImageFeature Address by Prime Minister, Hon. Tillman Thomas to the Founding Conference of the Grenada Diaspora, August 2, 2011

The Grenadian identity in the twenty-first century transcends beyond the possession of a passport or an identification card. To claim that one is Grenadian extends beyond a sense of belonging, as important as that is.  

Indeed, being Grenadian is a measure of our enduring affection for our homeland; a reflection of our determination and resilience as a dignified people; a demonstration of a keen sense of community and a proud inheritance of strong values and a rich heritage.
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Labour Minister says there should be no workplace discrimination

ImageSt. George’s, July 29, 2011 (GIS) – Labour Minister Glynis Roberts has said that a collaborative approach is required in dealing with workers known to be infected with HIV or AIDS.

Clear policies and strategies must be developed to address the issue that is of concern to employers, the labour movement and government, Mrs. Roberts told delegates attending a consultation on “HIV/AIDS at the Workplace.’’

Participants included Madhuri Supersad, HIV/AIDS specialist of the International Labour Organization, which co-sponsored the consultation.

The Labour Minister said that while HIV/AIDS statistics in Grenada may not be as high as in other countries, one case is still too many.
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Customs to Launch the Electronic Cargo Manifest Module of Asycuda Worl with Live Stream

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, July 27, 2011: In June 2010, the Customs and Excise Division of the Ministry of Finance launched the commencement of the implementation of the ASYCUDA World IT System.  This is an Automated System for Customs Data which will allow the Customs and their clients to handle most of their transactions, from Customs Declarations to Cargo Manifests and Transit documents, via the internet.
 
This innovation will improve service to the general public by reducing the time taken to clear goods from the Port and will also facilitate trade by strengthening Customs’ Administration Operational Capacity through modern and reliable systems.
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PM Welcomes Collaborative Approach to Grenada's Development

ImageST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, 26 JULY, 2011 _ The government and the private sector have agreed to the establishment of a “partnership” to address Grenada’s economic challenges, including lowering unemployment.

Prime Minister, Hon. Tillman Thomas welcomed the new approach this morning, following a meeting with the newly elected President of the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Aine Beaubrun Brathwaite and the Chamber’s Executive team at the Botanical Gardens.

“We have always seen the Chamber as the engine of economic growth but we need to move to making that statement a reality. The challenges we face affect everyone. Every sector, including government, feels the impact. It is therefore crucial that we work together to improve employment, stimulate production and move our country forward,” the Prime Minister said.
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PRIME MINISTER CONGRATULATES SIR DENNIS

ImageST.GEORGE’S, GRENADA, MARCH 17, 2011_Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has congratulated the Right Hon. Sir Charles Michael Dennis Byron, on his appointment as President of the Caribbean Court of Justice, to take effect in August 2011.

Speaking to students at the St. Louis RC Girls School, also known as Mother Rose, in St. George’s earlier today the Prime Minister said Sir Dennis is a model for students who dare to dream.

“Like Sir Dennis, you must prepare now for the opportunities that will come your way. Use those opportunities to fulfill your dreams and become a successful professional, who can make a meaningful contribution to your society,” the Prime Minister told the students.
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