Grenada Ministry of Health Signs Memorandum of Understanding with the National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation

During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018) Grenada and Russia Executed the Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Clinical Cooperation in The Field of Healthcare

ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA – May 24, 2018 – Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation, announced that on the sidelines of the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018), the Ministry of Health of Grenada, represented by Hon. Minister Nickolas Steele executed the Memorandum of Understanding with the National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation named after Dmitry Rogachev.
The parties recognizing the benefits of a long-term and mutually beneficial cooperation in the field of healthcare guided by the desire to develop partnership and cooperation for the implementation of international healthcare quality standards, innovative technologies and education have set out the framework to create, maintain and strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Highlights of the Memorandum of Understanding:

  • Cooperation between medical organizations on specialized issues and diagnostics through teleconferences, etc.;
  • Joint research and its application in treatment;
  • Assistance in creation of a pediatric cancer registration database system in Russia;
  • The exchange of information and experience of medical practice in the diagnosis and treatment of childhood and adolescent oncological, immunological and hematological diseases as well as for the rehabilitation of this group of patients;
  • The conduct of joint research, conferences and symposia;
  • The professional development of medical staff as well as on-the-job specialist training;
  • Cooperation related to postgraduate education and research, as agreed by the Parties;
  • The provision of medical and educational services.

“In our national journey to universal healthcare coverage no place is too far and no two peoples so different that we should not be working together, in fact it is the opposite, we must go further and forge new relationship if we are to achieve the goal of universal health coverage,” commented Hon. Nickolas Steele, Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business of Grenada.

Contact:
Embassy of Grenada to
the Russian Federation
Kemal Nicholson
Tel. +7 (495) 241-01-11
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Passport fee to increase in July

  • Electronic passports to be introduced to the Grenadian public in July 2018
  • E-passport to have RFID chip embedded in the back cover of the travel document

Passport fees are expected to increase as the Immigration and Passport Department prepares to introduce electronic passports to the Grenadian public in July.

The new electronic passport is in keeping with the Immigration Department’s new border management system and recent upgrades to the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) automated passport control system.

E-passport or electronic passport is similar to the traditional passport book, except the E-passport has a radio-frequency identification (RFID) chip embedded in the back cover of the travel document. The information stored on the chip is the same as displayed on the data page of the passport.

The E-passport will cost $175.

Superintendent of Police Esau Pierre, Head of the Immigration and Passport Department says this new shift is necessary due to the present passport system becoming obsolete.

“The system as we have it presently cannot match up to the requirements, and so we must make that shift in order to be compatible with our new border management system. This new passport will allow people to apply for passport online and will carry a number of security features.”

Superintendent Pierre says people will no longer have to walk with their passport size photos since the department will be offering that service. “Once the new system is in place, once you come to the passport office you can get your photos taken which goes straight into the system. Also, the passport will feature iconic sites including the new Parliament building and the Sir Eric Matthew Gairy statue depicted on the passport.”

As part of this new thrust to border security, a new system was installed at the MBIA in November last year to accommodate self-check-in on arrival of Grenadian passports only.

Ambassador of Grenada attended a parade marking 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945

Ambassador of Grenada to the Russian Federation attended a military parade on Red Square marking the 73rd anniversary of Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

On May 9, 2018, a military parade was held on Red Square in Moscow dedicated to the 73rd anniversary of the Victory in the Great Patriotic War of 1941-1945.

Reviewing the troops was Defense Minister Sergei Shoigu, who reported to the President of the Russian Federation Vladimir Putin about the troops’ readiness for the parade.

The military parade traditionally began at 10 o’clock in the morning.

Over 13,000 personnel, thirty-three parade units marched through Red Square.

The marching formations were followed by a mechanised column headed by a T-34–85 war-era tank, escorted by all-terrain vehicles bearing the banners of ten fronts. New cutting-edge equipment was also on display on Red Square: Armata tanks, Kurganets infantry vehicles, Boomerang armoured personnel carriers, and Koalitsia-SV howitzers. The Terminator tank fire support vehicles, Uran robots, Katran and Korsar drones took part in the parade for the first time. Overall, 150 samples of military equipment drove through Red Square.

Aircraft wrapped up the parade as seventy-five airplanes and helicopters flew over Moscow, including two fifth-generation Su-57 Russian fighter jets, MiG 29 SMT fighter jets and the Kinzhal-MiG31K newest aviation systems with hypersonic missiles.

During the passage of troops from the stands watched the veterans of the Great Patriotic War, public figures and heads of diplomatic missions invited to the parade. Together with the Russian President, the Prime Minister of Israel Benjamin Netanyahu and the President of the Republic of Serbia, Alexander Vucic, observed the parade.

The Ambassador of Grenada participated in the inauguration ceremony of the President of the Russian Federation

Moscow, 7 May 2018 – The Ambassador of Grenada to the Russian Federation, H.E. Oleg Firer, participated in the official ceremony held at the Kremlin Palace on the occasion of the inauguration of President Vladimir Putin as President of the Russian Federation.

President Vladimir Putin took the oath to the people of Russia in the presence of the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court, the Chairman of the Federation Council, the speaker of the State Duma, senior officials, political and military figures, members of Parliament and members of the foreign diplomatic corps in Moscow.

President Vladimir Putin won the presidential election in March for a fourth term of six years.