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CARRIACOU & PETITE MARTINIQUE BENEFITS COMPLIMENTS NLA”

ImageCARRIACOU - FRIDAY, 18TH MARCH, 2011 – This year, the National Lotteries Authority (NLA) went on record to further pledge its support for the cultural and sporting development of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, through support of a number of initiatives under its mandate; and have already begun to roll out its sponsorship and donation plans for the both of them.

Earlier in March, both Sister-Isles benefited through the NLA’s sponsorship of the 2011 Carriacou and Petite Martinique Carnival to the tune of EC$3,000.00; and through the sponsorship of EC$1,500.00 for the 2011 Inter-Secondary School Games in Carriacou on March 18th, which involved students of Bishop’s College, Hillsborough Secondary School and Union Island Secondary School. The Authority has also pledged its support for the Carriacou Maroon and String Band Music Festival, which is carded for April 29th through to May 1st, 2011.
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RESIDENTS WELCOME REFURBISHED BATH AND TOILET

ImageST. GEORGE, GRENADA, WEDNESDAY, MARCH 02ND, 2010_ Residents of H.A. Blaize Street, Cooper Hill and surrounding communities, have welcomed government’s efforts at refurbishing bathroom and toilet facilities in the area.
 
The EC$70,000 project consists of the construction of two new bathrooms and two toilets, as well as the rebuilding of steps – with handrails – leading from the H.A. Blaize Street main road to an area close to Cooper Hill known as “The Cocoa.’’
 
The project, which was undertaken by the Ministry of Housing, Lands and Community Development last November, is almost completed. But residents like Augustus Marshall are already looking forward to its official opening.
 
He is happy that MP for the Town of St. George, Peter David, moved speedily to respond to the cries of the community for the refurbishment of the facilities.
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CARRIACOU MAROON AND REGIONAL STRING BAND MUSIC FESTIVAL LAUNCH

ImageAs executive producers of the 2011 Carriacou Maroon & String Band Music Festival, the Grenada Board of Tourism, in collaboration with the cultural community of Carriacou, is pleased to announce that the launch event for this year’s Festival will be held on Saturday, March 5, 2011 at 11.00 a.m. in Hillsborough.

It is expected that the Hon. Peter David - Minister for Tourism and Civil Aviation, Senator the Hon. Arley Gill – Minister for Culture, Information and ICT, and Senator the Hon. George Prime – Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs, will be in attendance. The Honourable Elvin Nimrod, Parliamentary Representative for Carriacou and Petite Martinique has also been invited to the launch. So too are the sponsors from both Grenada and Carriacou.
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‘Marooning’ Provides Café Beau Hill Residents With Shelter

ImageEffusive smiles were omnipresent on Saturday as Café Beau Hill residents rallied around one other to construct two homes for fellow neighbours, Raymond Stroude and Shanon Williams.

The initiative, which was made possible through the efforts of Parliamentary Representative for South St. George, Glynis Roberts, was reminiscent of yesteryear’s maroons.

Equipped with hammers and other construction paraphernalia, and a spirit of goodwill, residents took to the mound from daybreak, working through the blazing sun.
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Culture Ministers calls claims “mischievous’’

ImageSt. George’s, February 16, 2011 (GIS) – The Ministry of Culture has described as “mischievous’’ claims that government did not meet certain unspecified “obligations’’ to facilitate the participation of Otis in the 2011 International Power Soca Competition in Trinidad and Tobago.

“It is amazing that a media house that is supposed to be responsible could continue peddling information to the public that is based on hearsay. I can only conclude that they are being mischievous,’’ Senator Arley Gill said Wednesday.
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