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            [post_content] => Opportunities in several key sectors including energy in Grenada are currently being explored by American investors who have recently visited the island. The group of investors include Wesley Edens, founder and co-chairman of the board of directors of US$62 billion alternative asset management company, Fortress Investment Group, and Robert Agbede, president and CEO of Chester LNG. Edens is also known for being the owner of the Milwaukee Bucks NBA team, and his company is based in New York and has offices around the world.

The meet which occurred on Tuesday with Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was reported by the group of investors to have received a positive outcome based on the signals given by the Grenadian leader. After visiting the island a year ago, Mr. Edens said that his company is looking to invest in liquefied natural gas. He shares that he believes Grenada is ripe for foreign investment.

“We are looking at the power business. The ports business. The island seems like it’s really prime for foreign investment and we are very welcomed here. So we feel very fortunate to be here,” said Edens, whose group of representatives also met with communications and works minister, Gregory Bowen. “We have been looking at the Caribbean generally because we think there is a big opportunity on the power side to bring liquefied natural gas in the region. Cut power cost and Grenada is one of the places that showed up on the map so here we are,” he added.

Mr. Agbede, whose engineering company has being established for more than 100 years now, said he is prepared to begin his new venture of operations on the island within the year. He also shared that his company too sees many opportunities in the island Grenada.

“We see a lot of opportunities here. The glass is half full here. We can be of assistance to take this country from where it is to the next level. We see very enterprising very willing very friendly people who are willing to open the doors for us so that we can assist you, work with you jointly, in developing the island,” Agbede said.

“We are looking at several interests especially on the energy sector which could be very eminent. We have worked all over the Caribbean so we understand what it takes to work in an environment such as this so we are looking to be here in the next six months,” he continued.
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Grenada's Liquefied Natural Gas Attracts American Investors

January 31, 2015
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Opportunities in several key sectors including energy in Grenada are currently being explored by American investors who have recently visited the island.The group of investors incl...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proposed a new plan to combat hunger in the Caribbean and Latin America at a summit of the region's leaders that ends on Thursday. The new regional Plan for Food Security, Nutrition and Hunger Eradication by 2025 was presented on Tuesday by FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva at the summit of the Community of Latin America and Caribbean States (CELAC).

"This proposal is a tool to help CELAC countries design national plans to transform their commitment to eradicating hunger and extreme poverty in the region into a reality," Graziano da Silva said. He later added that via social media that CELAC leaders were considering the plan.

"The plan was developed by FAO – with support from the Latin American Integration Association (ALADI) and the Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean (ECLAC) – at the request of CELAC governments. It is based on four broad pillars: strategy coordination at the national and regional levels, with a special focus on gender issues; sustainably ensuring access to safe and nutritious foods; widening school feeding programmes with a priority on addressing all forms of malnutrition, from under-nutrition to obesity, and; tackling the challenges posed to food security by climate change," it added.

In linking family farming with school feeding programmes, the food agency stated that the plan seeks to identify and establish links that can generate "virtuous circles of development." The FAO stated that the Millenium Development Goal (MDG) goal which proposed to half the proportion of people who suffer from hunger by 2015, was first and only accomplished by the Latin America and the Caribbean region.

In addition to the already achieved, the FAO had also said that the region is also drawing near to accomplishing the more stringent World Food Summit goal of halving the total number of undernourished people in their region.
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FAO Presents New Plan To Battle Hunger In The Caribbean

January 30, 2015
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The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has proposed a new plan to combat hunger in the Caribbean and Latin America at a summit of the region's leaders that ends...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => As rumors continued to circulate on the sites of social media about a possible case of Ebola in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the reports are "untrue". The minister however confirmed that they were however treating a Nigerian student who has had a relapse of malaria.

“It has come to the attention of the Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment that information is being circulated about a possible case of Ebola in St Vincent and the Grenadines. The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment assures the nation that this is untrue. Chief Medical Officer Dr. Simone Keizer- Beache says that there is no Ebola case being treated at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital,” the communications officer in the Ministry of Health, Neeka Anderson Isaacs, said in a press statement. “The Ministry can however confirm that a Nigerian Medical Student who has a history of Malaria is being treated for a malaria relapse at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital.

“The Chief Medical Officer, however, emphasises that because of the current surveillance system for Ebola, the Ministry was able to quickly determine that this person does not meet the criteria to be considered as a suspect case. Nevertheless, out of an abundance of caution, the Accident and Emergency Department at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital was temporarily cleared of all ambulant patients for a brief period,” she added.

“The Ministry of Health, Wellness and the Environment is working closely with the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA) in the management of this patient who is currently being treated in the Isolation Unit at the Milton Cato Memorial Hospital, as is required for any malaria patient.”

Isaacs concluded that the Ministry and entrusted personnels will however continue to remain vigilant in this regard.
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January 29, 2015
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As rumors continued to circulate on the sites of social media about a possible case of Ebola in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, the Ministry of Health has confirmed that the report...Continue reading