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    Miscellaneous News Out Of Grenada

    COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CONTINUES ROAD DEVELOPMENT

    Improving the road network in the twin isle parish of Carriacou and Petite Martinique is one of government’s top priorities.

    The Community Development Division within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs recently completed 300ft of concrete pavement and drains in the Belle Vue South area.

    Community Development Officer Roxanne Cox said the work was done by Julien Calliste Construction Firm and the Division is pleased to continue with road development on the island.

    The Bellevue South road is one of the roads that lead to the tri-village of Belle vue South, Belmont and Harvey Vale.

    Meanwhile, the Public Works Division is about to recommence work on the Belair-Belvedere road


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    PRIME MINISTER POINTS TO PROPSECTS FOR TOURISM DEVELOPMENT IN ST. PATRICK

    ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, 27th FEBRUARY, 2012_ Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas has called on the people of St. Patrick to identify and develop sites that have the potential to bring tourists and economic activities to the parish.

    Speaking at the celebration of the first anniversary of the St. Patrick Environment and Community Tourism Organisation (SPECTO) on Sunday, the Prime Minister hailed the tourism potential of various sites to provide employment for the people of the parish.

    “We boast of mere sites of historical and geological significance. I urge us to change our view of these assets to one of development opportunities, with the potential for earnings and employment. As a government, we are committed, where possible, to working with the owners of the lands on which these sites are located to provide access to the public and to tourists and visitors,” he declared.

    Prime Minister Thomas, who is also the Member of Parliament for St. Patrick East, praised the work of SPECTO for “raising the awareness of the potential of our parish, both among our people and within the wider Country, to become more sustainable.”

    The Grenadian leader pointed to the Levera National Park and its amphi-theatre, Piton, Lake Antoine, Carib’s Leap, the Slave Pen, Carib Stone and the Boiling Spring, among a list of attractions that can be developed and marketed for its tourism value.

    He said he was particularly excited about the economic potential of turtle watching, which he said, should be developed along with the culture and cuisine of the parish to offer a range of services to visitors and bring benefits to the people of the area.

    “I think one of the most intriguing areas of our Parish is the turtle nesting and turtle watching asset. There is growing international significance attached to this area, particularly as it relates to conservation and protection,” the Prime Minister said.

    He called for enhanced security to protect and preserve the resources available to the community and to ensure the safety of those who are visiting the sites.

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    BRITISH NATIONALS SWAM TO SAFETY AFTER YACHT CAPSIZES

    Four British nationals swam to safety after the yacht in which they were traveling capsized today. The four persons, two men and two women, left the St. David Marina at about 08:30 a.m. hoping to travel to Carriacou but aborted their plans owing to rough seas.

    The couples were on their way back to the Marina when two waves hit their yacht side on and threw them over board.

    The yachties swam to the La Sagesse Bay, St. David, following which they were taken to the General Hospital as a precautionary measure. They have since been discharged.

    Their yacht, Sailing Yacht “Pampero”, reportedly went adrift.

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    RGPF exposed to sexual abuse workshop

    The alarming state of sexual abuse on the island continues to be of major concern to many organisations and an initiative has been taken by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to enhance the investigating skills of its members in dealing with the offense. A four-week training workshop for 120 police officers to deal with sexual offenses investigation and domestic violence training was launched on Monday at the Grenada National Stadium.

    Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson who launched the first phase of the workshop, which deals with sexual offenses, said the prevalence of that nature of crime continues to be a national problem. Commissioner Thompson stated that in recent times there has been an increase in sexual offenses, and that in many instances the victims are very young and indefensible persons while the perpetrators are much older. He said many of the offenses take place in the home and involve stepchildren.

    The country’s top COP issued a call for parents, especially mothers to become more vigilant and not dismiss the complaints of their children when they are made “regarding the one that they are in love with.” He said the RGPF is being called upon to do more and as such there is need for continued training of the men and women in uniform to deal with sexual abuse, and to ensure that reports are properly and thoroughly investigated. Commissioner Thompson issued a warning to sex offenders that molestation of females, and in particular juveniles is unacceptable.

    “We in the RGPF will take all necessary measures to ensure that there is a steep decrease in matters of that nature, and also to see a turn around in the behaviour of persons akin to such disposition,” he said. The training workshop is being conducted by the Ministry of Social Development and Legal Aid and Counseling Clinic in collaboration with the RGPF.

    Director of Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development, Veronica Charles who also addressed the launching ceremony provided statistics about sexual abuse in the country. Charles said records provided by RGPF showed that on average 150 cases of sexual offenses were committed every year for the last ten years. Of these, there were 30 reported cases of rape per year, which, according to Charles is twice the global average.

    In addition, Charles said the Statistical Office has reported that in 2010 there were 336 reported cases of domestic violence. However, the senior civil servant believes there are many unreported incidents of sexual abuse and of domestic violence in the country. “You and I know that many victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence do not report these cases to authority. People may remain silent because of stigma, self-blame, fear of the perpetrator, but above all, lack of confidence in the system,” she said.

    The Social Development Director pointed out that the training workshop is part of a wider plan of her ministry to enable police officers to confront the problem of sex abuse in a more holistic manner. She saw it as being critical as collective action must be taken to treat victims of sexual abuse and domestic violence in ways that can be described as appropriate, professional and supportive.

    Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), Tafawa Pierre who presented an overview of the course said the syllabus was written to include all pertinent aspects regarding sexual offenses investigation. ASP Pierre who is the Commandant of the Police Training School said it will provide an outlook that seeks to add value and increase capacity within the local police force.

    It is also geared at improving the RGPF’s ability to deal with matters of sexual abuse in a professional and efficient manner. In the syllabus, laws relating to sexual offenses are highlighted in an effort to give clearer understanding of the various sexual crimes, the sanctions and legal implications.

    ASP Pierre said a critical part of the training is the overdue nature of investigative work that seeks to give theory and practical in all the basic tenants of sexual offense. He regarded the training as one that will serve as a refresher revolutionising attitude with respect to the way police officers approach sexual crimes and its attendant problems.

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    MAN MISSING AT SEA; ANOTHER HOSPITALIZED

    One man is hospitalized and in stable condition while another is missing after the boat in which they were capsized during a fishing expedition.

    Sherman Whint who is said to be in his fifties, and, Barson Modeste, a 27 year old, both residents of Marian, St. George left Calivigny Island at about ten past six this morning on a fishing trip.

    Modeste, who managed to swim ashore to Calivigny Island, told police the two were about 2 miles off Calivigny Island, when their boat was hit by a wave resulting in it being overturned.

    The 25 feet fishing vessel, “Bada”, is owned by Whint. The search for the missing man is continuing.

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    Shooting was justified


    No one has been found to be culpable for the shooting to death of Eddison Mc Millan of Springs, St. George's. A five-member jury panel found that justifiable force was used at the conclusion of a Coroner's Inquest that was held on Monday. They were mandated to inquire into the cause of death of the 30-year old Mc Millan who was attempting to smuggle two cell phones and charger into the prison when he was shot in the head from the tower of the prison just after mid-night Saturday, June 18, 2011.

    The body was discovered alongside the prison wall which is about 30 feet high. Visitation hours for the prison are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Coroner's Inquest was informed that a warning shot was fired at the individual who was wearing dark clothing, but he failed to stop and as a result a second shot was fired which was fatal to the intruder.

    A group of prison officers went out to the area and found Mc Millan lying in some bushes with a wound to the head. Four prison officers, one police officer, and a pathologist gave evidence at the inquest conducted by the Coroner for the District of St. George's, Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill.

    Cuban Pathologist, Dr. Clara Garcia Henriquez told the inquest she found a serious rupture of the cranium with dejection of the brain and at the cranium there was a rupture of the scalp measuring 10X3.5 cm extending from the frontal area to the two temples. There was also a wound measuring 4 cm in the scalp. The Pathologist concluded that the cause of death was traumatic shock as a result of the severe laceration of the cranium and brain.

    Two senior prison officers including Superintendent Derick John were present at the Coroner's Inquest.

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    Paul charged with police beating


    Police have charged Enoch Paul of Windsor Forest, St. David’s in connection with the beating of police officer Marcus Fortune of Belle Isle, St. David’s. Fortune was discovered lying face down on the ground in Windsor Forest in an unconscious state with blood coming from his forehead by police officers who responded to a house fire in the village on June 29.

    It is suspected that he was attacked after having been embroiled in a domestic dispute with his children’s mother of the area. It is alleged that Fortune stabbed the 28-year old Yvonne Felix shortly after she arrived home from a bingo at the Grenada National Stadium. Felix received stab wounds to her left side, back and hip.

    Speculation is rife that the police officer was set upon and badly beaten after the assault on Felix. It is not known if Paul is related to the injured woman. Paul has been granted bail by a Magistrate for the offence.

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    POLICE INVESTIGATES DEATH OF ST. ANDREW MAN

    Police is investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a man whose body was recovered from the waters of Point Cistern on the Sister Isle this afternoon.

    The body is believed to be that of Devon Chitan alias “Indian” of Moyah, St. Andrew who reportedly went missing over the weekend.

    Chitan’s body was discovered by a resident of Lauriston, Carriacou who was in the process of having a sea bath.

    Chitan is said to be in his twenties.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spicet View Post
    Paul charged with police beating


    Police have charged Enoch Paul of Windsor Forest, St. David’s in connection with the beating of police officer Marcus Fortune of Belle Isle, St. David’s. Fortune was discovered lying face down on the ground in Windsor Forest in an unconscious state with blood coming from his forehead by police officers who responded to a house fire in the village on June 29.

    It is suspected that he was attacked after having been embroiled in a domestic dispute with his children’s mother of the area. It is alleged that Fortune stabbed the 28-year old Yvonne Felix shortly after she arrived home from a bingo at the Grenada National Stadium. Felix received stab wounds to her left side, back and hip.

    Speculation is rife that the police officer was set upon and badly beaten after the assault on Felix. It is not known if Paul is related to the injured woman. Paul has been granted bail by a Magistrate for the offence.

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    They haven't charged Fortune with attempted murder yet, but they charging Paul with "police beating"
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicet View Post
    They haven't charged Fortune with attempted murder yet, but they charging Paul with "police beating"
    My point that I have been trying to say for some time. Would you really charge a man for stopping a potential murderer, child killer (4 kids were in the house) and arsonist. Would it have made a difference if he was not a policeman???? They have not charged hiim yet or tried him and he is running round Grenada free while the lady has no use of one arm and has to lock herself up in someone elses house for fear of reprisals. What the hell is going on , especially after the last police case withthe Canadian national.

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    From the way they've done things in the past I assume if he was not a policeman the other guy what not have been charged with "beating".

    This is one of the reasons domestic violence hardly gets reported
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicet View Post
    Shooting was justified


    No one has been found to be culpable for the shooting to death of Eddison Mc Millan of Springs, St. George's. A five-member jury panel found that justifiable force was used at the conclusion of a Coroner's Inquest that was held on Monday. They were mandated to inquire into the cause of death of the 30-year old Mc Millan who was attempting to smuggle two cell phones and charger into the prison when he was shot in the head from the tower of the prison just after mid-night Saturday, June 18, 2011.

    The body was discovered alongside the prison wall which is about 30 feet high. Visitation hours for the prison are from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, and from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon on Saturdays. The Coroner's Inquest was informed that a warning shot was fired at the individual who was wearing dark clothing, but he failed to stop and as a result a second shot was fired which was fatal to the intruder.

    A group of prison officers went out to the area and found Mc Millan lying in some bushes with a wound to the head. Four prison officers, one police officer, and a pathologist gave evidence at the inquest conducted by the Coroner for the District of St. George's, Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill.

    Cuban Pathologist, Dr. Clara Garcia Henriquez told the inquest she found a serious rupture of the cranium with dejection of the brain and at the cranium there was a rupture of the scalp measuring 10X3.5 cm extending from the frontal area to the two temples. There was also a wound measuring 4 cm in the scalp. The Pathologist concluded that the cause of death was traumatic shock as a result of the severe laceration of the cranium and brain.

    Two senior prison officers including Superintendent Derick John were present at the Coroner's Inquest.

    Shooting was justified
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    My thoughts exactly

    Police have charged Enoch Paul of Windsor Forest, St. David’s in connection with the beating of police officer Marcus Fortune of Belle Isle, St. David’s. Fortune was discovered lying face down on the ground in Windsor Forest in an unconscious state with blood coming from his forehead by police officers who responded to a house fire in the village on June 29.

    It is suspected that he was attacked after having been embroiled in a domestic dispute with his children’s mother of the area. It is alleged that Fortune stabbed the 28-year old Yvonne Felix shortly after she arrived home from a bingo at the Grenada National Stadium. Felix received stab wounds to her left side, back and hip.

    Speculation is rife that the police officer was set upon and badly beaten after the assault on Felix. It is not known if Paul is related to the injured woman. Paul has been granted bail by a Magistrate for the offence.

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