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            [post_content] => Later this year, plans that have been set by Grenada for their first ever Dive Fest will follow through. The event which is being prepared by the Grenada Scuba Diving Association will be held from October 11 through to the 14th. The number of activities planned will involve the dive shops in Grenada and Carriacou and embracing the divers of all skill levels.

Beginning at the Coconut Beach Restaurant, there will be a short ceremony for the inaugural Dive Fest which will feature the launch of an underwater photography competition. This competition will take entries competing for the most creative selfie, best wreck image and best reef image. On the next day, October 12, there will be all eyes on the divers with beginners getting their feet wet with pool diving in the morning. In the afternoon, they will then venture out to the beach for more diving and ore experienced divers will go wreck diving.

Environment Day, which will come on the 13th of October, will take on more dive events with dive shops in Grenada and Carriacou will sending representatives to schools in an island wide outreach effort to speak to students on the importance of our marine environment and keeping it clean and safe. The diving will continue with all day Marine Park Diving at the Molinere/ Beausejour Marine Protected Area (MPA) in Grenada and Sandy Island/Oyster Bed MPA in Carriacou. Under the Project Aware Charity for Ocean Conservation, there will also be a "Dive Against Debris" cleanup drive. These dives will take place in different locations around Grenada and Carriacou.

On the final day, "Lionfish Day", dive boats will parade from Morne Rouge Bay to go hunting for the invasive Caribbean Lionfish. Patrons will then be able to enjoy the tasty catch prepared at the Coconut Beach Restaurant.
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New & Exciting Festival Coming To Grenada Later This Year To Embrace Diving Lovers

June 16, 2017
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Later this year, plans that have been set by Grenada for their first ever Dive Fest will follow through. The event which is being prepared by the Grenada Scuba Diving Association w...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => An investigation is being conducted by Jamaica's fire officials and police following a fire at the maximum security prison in Kingston that caused major damages. The blaze that went up on this past Wednesday afternoon was located at a section of the Tower Street Adult Correctional Centre that houses about 18 prisoners with mental health issues. While none of the inmates at the facility, including dancehall artiste Vybz Kartel, were injured from the fire, a correctional officer suffered mild smoke inhalation. The inmates who were housed in the destroyed section of the facility, the George Davis Centre, were safely relocated to another part of the prison.

Subsequently after the fire was contained, the Minister of State in the Ministry of National Security, Pearnel Charles Jr., highlighted that several of the island's correctional facilities were in need of urgent infrastructural development. This included the facility affected which houses about 1,500 prisoners.

Mr. Charles told the Jamaica Gleaner newspaper, "We have identified specific institutions which will be upgraded, and the budget will be allocated to do so, and the Tower Street Correctional Facility is one of them to receive priority attention for infrastructural development. The fire certainly brings up a lot of issues that we have to address. But in the meantime, the authorities here are making arrangements for the housing of the affected inmates.

He shared that another part of the prison upgrade project involved constituting an inter-ministerial committee that will be looking for alternative housing for inmates with mental health and other issues.
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Talks Of Prison Upgrades In Jamaica Arise Following Fire That Destroyed Section Of Major Facility In Capital

June 9, 2017
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An investigation is being conducted by Jamaica's fire officials and police following a fire at the maximum security prison in Kingston that caused major damages. The blaze that wen...Continue reading

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            [post_content] => Folks from the Caribbean and  other places in the world will now need to be much more careful about their actions on social media if they want to enter the US, as our "social media identities" will soon be a pre-requisite. There are talks that the US has begun asking VISA applicants to provide information regarding their social media accounts. According to an AFP report that quoted a State Department official, these "extreme vetting" measures went into effect on the 25th of May as part of the Trump administration's system. The official, who spoke on conditions of anonymity, further explained that the measure would be utilized for travelers thought to present a risk to the country.

In an aim to weed out extremists who might pose a threat, President Donald Trump shared in a March 6 memorandum that he vowed to tighten controls on who could enter the United States. This move is said to be a part of President Trump's vow with the US official explaining that the consular officers being able to demand extra information from applicants, may help them to secure a "more rigorous national security vetting."

“Such visa applicants will be asked to provide additional information, including their social media handles, prior passport numbers, additional information about family members, and a longer history of past travel, employment, and contact information,” the official shared.

Nevertheless, she added that these changes would “affect only a fraction of one percent of the more than 13 million annual visa applicants worldwide.”
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June 7, 2017
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