ST. GEORGE'S: GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE-AUGUST 1, 2018 - Public officers were dismissed from work early Wednesday, and employers in the private sector were encouraged to do the same as heavy, persistent rainfall continues to affect the country.
Minister of State with responsibility for Information and Disaster Management, Senator Winston Garraway explained that the decision was taken to ensure that workers had sufficient time to get home, given the impassable condition of some roadways, resulting in the use of alternative routes.
ST. GEORGE GRENADA, SEPT. 29, 2017 :- Grenada has increased its initial donation to the hurricane ravaged islands.
Immediately following the passage of Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell announced that Grenada will be donating One Million Dollars to the neighboring islands affected by the storm.
Within days of Irma’s devastation, Dominica was ravaged by Hurricane Maria which led to a Cabinet decision to increase Grenada’s pledge.
St. George’s, Grenada – Friday 22nd, September, 2017: The general public is hereby notified that the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has collaborated with the vessel ‘Flying Buzzard’ for the collection of relief supplies for Dominica.
The vessel will be loading today Friday 22nd September, 2017 from 12 noon at the Welcome Bay Area of the St. George’s Port. Persons can donate relief items such as Tarpaulin, water, canned food, toiletries and items for babies. Individuals are welcomed to deliver well labeled personal items.
As the Northern Caribbean region continues to grapple with the effects of Hurricane Irma, Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Caribbean Community, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, has been in constant communication with the CARICOM Secretary General, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), Mr. Ronald Jackson, as they work together to ensure that the needs of the Islands in the Hurricane Irma’s path are addressed in a timely, efficient and safe manner.
ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, TUESDAY, APRIL 18 2017, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The Ministry of Health has announced that it is ramping-up its surveillance and monitoring systems in the wake of increase yellow fever reports emanating from a number of South American countries.
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, July 5, 2016 –GIS: Health and Social Security Minister Nickolas Steele says there is need for a collective effort to mitigate against the effects of Zika, with nine confirmed and 30 suspected cases of the disease.
During the weekly post cabinet briefing, Minister Steele said two people are currently suffering from Guillain Barre Syndrome, a serious side effect of Zika, which causes temporary paralysis. Treatment for Guillain Barre Syndrome is Immunoglobin, and the cost for treatment is 23,000 dollars per person.
ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, MAY 4, 2016, GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICE (GIS): - The Ministry of Health wishes to advise that Grenada has reported its first laboratory confirmed case of Zika infection.
A 27year-old female non-Grenadian was diagnosed as the island's first, with the mosquito related illness. The case was confirmed today, Wednesday May 4 2016 at midday by the Caribbean Public Health Agency (CARPHA), based in Trinidad.
On Sunday, August 30th, Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister of Health, led a delegation to Dominica, following the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika. The delegation included the Minister, a Pathologist and three senior police officers.
The trip to Dominica was made by sea, using a private vessel, which carried water and non-perishable food.
The Government of Grenada expresses sincere gratitude to RUBIS for its contribution of fuel towards the mission in the value of $12,300.00.
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, September 01, 2015 -GIS: Grenada’s Health Minister Nickolas Steele has assured Dominica’s Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit of Grenada’s commitment to help his country rebuild following devastation by Tropical Storm Erika.
Steele was among the first ministerial delegation from any country to arrive in Roseau following the devastation.
He arrived Sunday as head of a delegation which included Deputy Commissioner of Police Franklin Redhead, an engineer and a pathologist.
ST. GEORGE'S, GRENADA, May 26, 2015 - GIS: The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will join together with several other entities and spearhead a National Clean up exercise on June 5, 6 & 7, 2015.
This activity comes at the beginning of the 2015 Hurricane season and is being conducted in an effort to encourage citizens to participate in Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) activities.
The people of the St. Mark community can breathe a sigh of relief now that the flood mitigation work has been completed just in time for the onset of the 2014 hurricane season.
The construction will protect the community from the effects of dangerous flooding.
ST.GEORGE'S, GRENADA, JUNE 26, 2014 -GIS: Following reports from our medical personnel on the sister isle of Carriacou of suspected cases of the Chikungunya virus on the island, the Ministry of Health responded swiftly by taking a series of measures to contain the possible spread of the virus.
These included the taking of samples from suspected persons to confirm the presence of the virus on the Island. Today, Thursday the Ministry announces that there are five confirmed cases of Chikungunya on the sister Isle of Carriacou.
Beausejour, Carriacou, January 24, 2014- A call is being made by Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Hon. Elvin Nimrod for educators to educate students on climate change issues.
He was at the time speaking at the completion ceremony for Phase 1 of the Sanchez Restoration and Rehabilitation Project; Minister Nimrod said it is important to raise awareness on climate change adaptation and resilience.
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Sunday, January 5, 2014 – GIS: The National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) will spearhead efforts to provide relief for St. Vincent, St. Lucia and Dominica.
At a meeting of the National Emergency Advisory Council (NEAC), held on Thursday, January 2nd, 2014, it was decided that the Agency would concentrate on two main activities as follows:
Account # 12100490 has been activated at the Grenada Cooperative Bank, and the general public can make contributions
ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, Friday, January 3, 2014 – GIS: Grenada's Social Services Minister, Delma Thomas, has called her counterparts in the sister Windward Islands to express sympathy and solidarity in the wake of recent weather-related destruction.
Thomas spoke via telephone with her Social Services Minister counterpart in St. Vincent, Frederick Stephenson, as well as representatives for Minister Alvina Reynolds in St. Lucia and Gloria Shillingford in Dominica.
Friday, December 27, 2013 11:30 PM- St. George's, Grenada
ST GEORGE'S, GRENADA, Friday, December 27, 2013 – GIS: -The Grenada government has expressed its "deepest sense of regret at the loss of lives and properties and the displacement of people as a result of the heavy rains over the Christmas period in our sister Windward Islands."
In an official statement, the government of Grenada expressed solidarity with the governments and peoples of Dominica, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines "at this trying and difficult time."
ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thursday, September 26, 2013: The Ministry of Health is taking aggressive measures to stem and prevent a major outbreak of dengue in Grenada.
The announcement was made by Grenada’s Chief Medical Officer - Dr. George Mitchell during an interview with the Government Information Services (GIS) on Thursday.
Mitchell said the Ministry’s surveillance unit has picked up cases of dengue in certain parts of the island which led to the Ministry putting measures in place and activating the necessary response systems to address the outbreak.
Thursday, November 22, 2012 11:16 AM - St. George's, Grenada
St George’s, Grenada, 22 November, 2012: A two member delegation from the German International Cooperation (GIZ), the implementing agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Germany met with Ministry of Environment officials this week to finalise plans for the implementation of climate change adaptation project for Grenada which will begin in 2013 for a period of four (4) years.
Government of the Republic of South Korea will provide financial and technical aid for a coastal management initiative in Grenada.
The package of assistance is included in an agreement signed recently in St. George's following talks between Grenada's Environment Minister, Honourable Joseph Gilbert, and a visiting seven-member South Korean delegation.
St. George’s, November 1, 2011: Environment Minister, the Hon. Joseph Gilbert, on Monday October 31, signed a 5 million Euro "concept agreement'' for projects in climate change with German Government representative, Michael Scholze.
Mr. Scholze, who is leading a visiting mission to Grenada, signed the agreement on behalf of the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.