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June 23, 2017

Grenada

GUT pulls back on “no fundraising” activities

Source: The New Today All now seems to be well between the Ministry of Education and the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) following a directive by the union to School Principals and Teachers to impose a one-year ban from September on fundraising activities for their institutions. Speaking in Parliament last week Thursday, Minister of…

Vital message to Religious Leaders

Source: The New Today “Hi Pastor! Reverend! Father!” etc. Religious leaders often love to hear people call them by such titles. Matthew 23:6, 7; Mark12:38. But how do some of these very religious leaders treat the same people who hold them up in such high esteem? Often you hear the people complain that the…

Grenville Convent takes home 2016/2017 Young Leaders award

Source: The New Today The Young Leaders group at the St Joseph’s Convent in Grenville, St. Andrew are the winners of the 2016-2017 Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) Young Leaders programme, which culminated with a closing ceremony at the Grenada Trade Centre. The winning project from SJC St. Andrew’s “I feel quite elated that…

Financial Sense…Seriously Though!!!

Source: The New Today I read an article on NOW Grenada by Donella Hosten, where two young and upcoming male leaders were referred to by female names. As I read the story it had me thinking, why do some men in the Caribbean think that being a woman is such a bad thing? Sometimes…

Well Dumb, Mr. Prime Minister

Source: The New Today If this is the absolute best you can do, if this is the best you can say, if this is all you have to offer, then all I can say is well done Mr. Prime Minister. I listened to a political rally on Sunday, and all I heard and saw…

Answering the call!!!

Source: The New Today I will not profess to be the official mouthpiece for the people of Town, but, I am totally aware of my surroundings and what people are saying. Town people are saying that the NDC has answered the call of the many young men and women who have been asking for…

Purely unethical behaviour!!!

Source: The New Today Entrepreneurship, in my opinion, is a key contributor to our nation’s development and economic growth. Entrepreneurship is becoming a household name as its importance continues to be topical with the ever increasing number of graduates yearly and the limited jobs available. The old adage that one must successfully complete school…

School Uniform Assistance Programme launched early

Source: The New Today With an additional $50 from government, the Uniform Assistance Programme will be extended to provide aid to not just the needy students of the Primary and Secondary schools but the Pre-Primary students as well. Minister of State with responsibility for Information in the Prime Ministers Ministry, Sen. Winston Garraway and…

Grenada signs MOU with Airbnb

Source: The New Today The government of Grenada signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) last week Thursday to formalise and implement a cohesive partnership with the global home-sharing company, Airbnb. Grenada’s Minister of Tourism, Dr Clarice Modeste-Curwen signed on behalf of the government, in a conference held during the Caribbean Tourism Organisation’s annual Caribbean…

Hugh Dolland speaks out against FLOW 1 closure

Source: The New Today Former Managing Director of CableVision, now the forerunner of FLOW, Hugh Dolland has spoken out against the planned closure of the local network known as Community Channel 6 (CC6) at the end of June. Former Managing Director of Cable Vision, Hugh Dolland Approximately two weeks ago news surfaced regarding the…

British National Caught with Cocaine Worth $110, 000.00

Source: The New Today A 59-year-old British national, Curtis Collins, will be sentenced today (Friday) for trafficking in a controlled drug after pleading guilty to the charge Monday at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court. 59-year-old British national Curtis Collins caught with cocaine at MBIA as he attempted to board an outbound flight to…

Another Three Caught with Ganja

Source: The New Today Police have nabbed repeated drug offenders Johinel Charles and Michael James with illegal marijuana once again in their possession. Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill, who presides over the No. 1 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s last week Tuesday remanded both St. George’s residents to the Richmond Hill prison. (Left):…

Statement on the passing of David Blackburn

Source: The New Today David Blackburn – the second longstanding media worker to die in recent months The Executive and members of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) extend sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the late David Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn has been an employee at the Grenada Informer for over…

The search for oil in Grenada waters

Source: The New Today With general elections just around the corner, the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced that Grenada is on the verge of starting to drill for oil and gas in the island’s territorial waters. In a broadcast to the nation last Thursday night, Prime…

CARICOM unified at the OAS – a moment for unbridled pride

Source: The New Today Contrary to all who dismissed it as impossible, the 14 independent member states of the Caribbean Community (CARCOM) displayed strong solidarity at the Organisation of American States on Wednesday, May 31. In doing so, the CARICOM countries showed the ‘soft power’ that they can wield on the hemispheric stage when…

Government lacking in policy implementation

Source: The New Today Former Education Minister, Senator Franka Alexis-Bernardine has said that the Keith Mitchell-led government’s inability to adequately supply school furniture to schools across the island is one of policy implementation. The female Senator’s comment stems from the ongoing Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) saga that surfaced approximately two weeks ago, in…

NNP: Statesmanship of Nimrod and Bhola

Source: The New Today As the New National Party gets ready for the next general elections and with building an even more solid base for future growth and expansion, we salute two of our senior members – the Deputy Political Leader and the General Secretary –who have announced that they will not stand for…

Congrats RGPF… but…!!!

Source: The New Today Recent statistics provided by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have once again indicated that Grenada is relatively free of dangerous crimes. Our island can be considered as one of the safest for not only nationals but visitors alike. It is heart breaking the news coming out of Trinidad &…

One person charged in shooting incident

Source: The New Today The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has charged one man in connection with a shooting incident which occurred last week Tuesday in the area of Saigon around the Sugar Mill at Grand Anse, St. George. Charges of possession of a firearm and possession of ammunition were slapped on Lance Aux…

American “drug addict” fined for cocaine

Source: The New Today A retired American woman has been fined $2, 500 after pleading guilty to possession of approximately 3 grams  of cocaine at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday. American citizen Hollieellender Briehischimberg – fined $2, 500.00 for cocaine 63-year-old Hollieellender Briehischimberg was apprehended at the Maurice Bishop…

Grenlec gives generously to event in Petite Martinique

Source: The New Today The island’s sole provider of electricity, Grenlec has once again made a generous donation to the holding of the 30th or Pearl Anniversary of the annual Petite Martinique Whitsuntide festival. Mr Collins making Grenlec’s contribution to the committee At the official opening ceremony of the festival last week  Friday,  Manager…

Dates set for second round of declarations

Source: The New Today | Dates set for second round of declarations June 20 – 22, 2017, are the dates set for persons in public life to declare their assets to the Integrity Commission, which is preparing to accept the second round of declarations, since the process commenced in 2014. Head Compliance Officer at the

PM Mitchell slammed for speech in Snug Corner

Source: The New Today | PM Mitchell slammed for speech in Snug Corner Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell was under fire on the popular social media site, Facebook for alledged derogatory remarks made about two members of the main opposition, National Democratic Congress (NDC) at a public meeting Sunday night following the holding of a

Financial Sense…Show Me Yours First!!

Source: The New Today | Financial Sense…Show Me Yours First!! I’ve never liked games, maybe if I did, I would be more active and my waistline a little less expanded; but it just seems that relationships these days are more complicated than ever. There appears to be all this game playing to get each other’s

Rev. James addresses salary increases for ministers

Source: The New Today | Rev. James addresses salary increases for ministers One of the country’s leading religious figures, Rev. Osbert James has raised the prospects of a salary increase for members of the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government. Rev. James – sits at the head of the Jubileecommittee James, a member of

GUT slams education ministry

Source: The New Today | GUT slams education ministry Teachers on the island have painted a grim and gloomy picture of the assistance given by the Ministry of Education to their schools. Some of the Executive Members of GUT at the press conference Speaking to reporters at a press conference on Tuesday, some secondary and

Shooting in the South

Source: The New Today | Shooting in the South Police have detained two men for questioning in connection with a shooting incident Tuesday at a hot spot area known as Saigon at Sugar Mill in Grand Anse. THE NEW TODAY newspaper understands that around 11.00 a.m. a number of shots were fired which injured one

GUT Orders A Shut-down

Source: The New Today | GUT Orders A Shut-down Dear Principals, Greetings and best wishes from the Grenada Union of Teachers. It is well known that Principals and teachers have had to depend on the goodwill of organisations, Alumni Associations and on their own fundraising initiatives, often through their Parent Teachers Associations, in order to

TAMCC moves ahead with partnership with Canadian university

Source: The New Today | TAMCC moves ahead with partnership with Canadian university The T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCCC) is starting to realise benefits from the first year of its five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the PETNA Foundation and McMaster University from Canada. The MOU is seeking to deal heavily with curriculum development and

Nimrod bowing out!!!

Source: The New Today | Nimrod bowing out!!! Long-standing Member of Parliament for Carriacou & Petite Martinique, Deputy Prime Minister, Elvin Nimrod has bowed to pressure from some of his constituents and announced that he will not be putting himself up as a candidate in the upcoming general election. Deputy Prime Minister Nimrod – will

Support for Medical Marijuana

Source: The New Today | Support for Medical Marijuana President of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA), Jerry Rappaport has called on the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s to consider the legalisation of medical Marijuana. Rappaport calls for Marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes Rappaport made this statement at the Annual General

Alexander Found Guilty of Murder

Source: The New Today | Alexander Found Guilty of Murder Family members of Alison Henry from Plaisance, St. Andrew who was murdered at the age of 31, have expressed satisfaction with the unanimous guilty verdict handed down on De Blandeau, St. Andrew resident, 62-year-old Albert Alexander, by a 9-member jury last week Friday. Murder convict

GOVERNMENT REFUTES CLAIMS BY GPP/WRB

Source: The New Today | GOVERNMENT REFUTES CLAIMS BY GPP/WRB The Government of Grenada continues to be disappointed by the recent public statements made by GPP/WRB regarding the reforms to the electricity sector. GPP and WRB claim to be “willing to engage with Government in comprehensive good-faith negotiations” concerning these reforms, but have instead initiated

Too copy cat

Source: The New Today | Too copy cat The NNP, NDC and the other political parties are too copycat and follow fashion. Everything big countries, the world bodies and the international community say have to be done they swallowing hook line and sinker. They seem not to stop and think if they fit our customs,

OAS compromised by its Secretary-General

Source: The New Today | OAS compromised by its Secretary-General The Organisation of American States (OAS) has lost credibility as a multilateral institution capable of contributing to a resolution of the growing conflict in Venezuela. There are two reasons for this. The primary one is the hostile behaviour toward the Venezuelan government by the Secretary-General,

Counseling and Training for hospital staff

Source: The New Today | Counseling and Training for hospital staff Under fire, Health Minister, Nickolas Steele has declined to give the reasons for the deaths of three infants at the St. George’s General hospital about three weeks ago which landed him in a public row with the island’s nurses. Live Healthy Me representative, Dr.

Fashion and Passion, Persona and Colour

Source: The New Today | Fashion and Passion, Persona and Colour These words individually and collectively stir a family of emotional chords in people. They message to people’s natural desire for peace and happiness; belonging and freedom! The connection is soulful and the identification is bold. When those chords are struck by leadership that ‘touches

Wayne Modeste – A great newspaper soldier

Source: The New Today | Wayne Modeste – A great newspaper soldier Following is the tribute paid to late Editor at THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Wayne Modeste at his funeral service and mass at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception on Church Street, St. George’s last Thursday by Consultant with the paper, George Worme: Editor

Carpenter “Shocked” To Death

Source: The New Today | Carpenter “Shocked” To Death The family of 55-year-old Carpenter John Sealy of Morne Delice in St. David’s is mourning his death after an electrical incident claimed his life last week Thursday morning. John Sealy – was electrocuted last week Thursday morning Sealy met his unfortunate death after being accidentally electrocuted

Grenlec shines at inaugural energy expo

Source: The New Today | Grenlec shines at inaugural energy expo The Grenada Electricity Company (Grenlec) continues  to  spread its various messages of support to the community in a positive way, with the staging of its inaugural Energy Expo on  the Sister Isle of Carriacou. Collins, Samuel and George at exibition of the electric vehicle

PWU calls on Steele to apologise to medical professionals

Source: The New Today | PWU calls on Steele to apologise to medical professionals The Public Workers Union (PWU) has chided Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele for his “unprofessional and irresponsible comments” made about the nation’s health care professionals and called on him to apologise. PWU President – Rachael Roberts The call came against the

FAMILY SHOUT: FOUL PLAY

Source: The New Today | FAMILY SHOUT: FOUL PLAY Family members are shouting “foul play” in connection with the death of 57-year old Jude Thomas, a resident of Close Rock, Westerhall, St. David. Jude Thomas – found dead at Quarantine Point His body was discovered at the bottom of a precipice at Quarantine Point, St.

Eating green!!!

Source: The New Today | Eating green!!! As a child, you may have been told to eat your vegetables because they’re good you. Ever wonder why vegetables are so highly rated? People who eat vegetables as part of an overall healthy diet are more likely to have a reduced risk of some chronic non-communicable diseases

The focus is on climate change

Source: The New Today | The focus is on climate change Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, prides itself as the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the rainforest on the eastern coast of Central America. It has a population of approximately 324, 000 persons – more than

SGU celebrates first Grenadian-Born PhD graduate

Source: The New Today | SGU celebrates first Grenadian-Born PhD graduate St. George’s University is proud to recognise Dr. Trevor Paul Noël as its first Grenadian-born Doctor of Philosophy graduate. Dr. Trevor No√´l, SGU’s first Grenadian-born PhD graduate, recieves his diploma at the 2017 Grenada Commencement. Dr. Noël currently serves as Deputy Director of the

Victoria man walks free

Source: The New Today | Victoria man walks free A 32-year-old fisherman from Victoria, St. Mark has been freed from a charge of arson, when the matter came up last week Wednesday before Justice Shiraz Aziz at the No. 5 Supreme Court on The Carenage in St. George’s. Cassidy “Duce” Phillip, a fisherman by profession

I.M.O – Pure Grenada Music Festival

Source: The New Today | I.M.O – Pure Grenada Music Festival Well it’s a wrap folks, the Pure Grenada Music Festival 2017 has come and gone. I had a grand ole time at the festival and judging from the facebook posts and tweets, people had a great time overall, but there was some disappointment among

Health Minister: The death of the babies did happen

Source: The New Today | Health Minister: The death of the babies did happen Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele remains adamant that three babies did die at the General Hospital in St. George’s and branded as “unfortunate” statements made by the Grenada Nursing Association (GNA) including a demand for him to make a public apology

Black Wizard is on a mission

Source: The New Today | Black Wizard is on a mission The future of Calypso depends on well-grounded Calypsonians, according to veteran Calypsonian, Elwyn “Black Wizard” Mc Quilken, who has given a commitment to making sure there is growth in the artform and it does not die a natural death. Black Wizard –holding workshops to

Approaching fifty: Still NO Age of Reason

Source: The New Today | Approaching fifty: Still NO Age of Reason One of the hallmarks of an evolving and healthy democracy is the existence and encouragement of thinkers to examine, formally or informally, and share on matters of national interest from a balanced and informed perspective. Normally, participation is via institutions such as places

Nurses: Minister Steele should apologise publicly

Source: The New Today | Nurses: Minister Steele should apologise publicly Health Minister Nickolas Steele has been called upon to issue a public apology to health professionals, especially the nurses and doctors attached to the Maternity Ward at the St. George’s General Hospital over statements made last week in relation to the reported deaths of

The Grenlec saga!!!

Source: The New Today | The Grenlec saga!!! The government is definitely speaking the truth when it said that it was not surprised by the move by Private Power Limited (GPP), the 50% shareholder of Grenlec, along with GPP’s parent company WRB Enterprises Inc. (WRB) to seek an intervention from the World Bank on the

P.W.U, please calm down

Source: The New Today | P.W.U, please calm down I have a message to P.W.U from the Grenada Christian Political Party. We ask them to stop raising your pressure and working up yourselves over your rightly deserving pension awarded you according to law. Save your energies for this one. There is a greater more deadly

Hope Vale Man on Murder Charge

Source: The New Today | Hope Vale Man on Murder Charge A 42-year-old man from Hope Vale in St. George’s is facing an indictable charge of non-capital murder after allegedly causing the death of 61-year-old Grand Anse resident, Junior Lewis. Peterson Mitchell is accused of delivering a dangerous blow to the head of the deceased

Grenlec makes strategic move

Source: The New Today | Grenlec makes strategic move The owners of the island’s sole electricity company, GRENLEC has up the pressure on the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) Government which has been battling the company since it was privatised by the 1990-95 Congress government of late Prime Minister Sir Nicholas Brathwaite. The Grenada

Debt strangling a Caribbean generation

Source: The New Today | Debt strangling a Caribbean generation There is a real prospect that in dealing with unsustainable debt, 11 of 13 Caribbean small states will have lost the first three decades of the twenty-first century, and foregone opportunities for poverty reduction, transformation and growth. That judgement has been made by a leading

TAMCC says farewell to Ambassador OU

Source: The New Today | TAMCC says farewell to Ambassador OU The teachers and faculty of the T.A. Marryshow Community College said a formal goodbye to Chinese Ambassador Madam Ou Boqian, as she ends her four-year ambassadorial stint in Grenada. TAMCC says farewell to Ambassador OU During her stay on the island, the female Chinese

Albert Alexis murder trial nears completion

Source: The New Today | Albert Alexis murder trial nears completion A nine-member jury is preparing to deliver a verdict in the Albert Alexis murder trial, which commenced at the St. George’s No.2 High Court on the Carenage last week Wednesday. The 62-year-old De Blandeau, St. Andrew resident is charged with non-capital murder for the

Financial Sense…A Man is Not a Financial Plan!

Source: The New Today | Financial Sense…A Man is Not a Financial Plan! I am convinced that my life has been somewhat sheltered up to this point. Now, I’m in no way a prig, but I just did not realise certain things were happening on such a large scale. So, I decided that this week

Three newborn deaths at General Hospital

Source: The New Today | Three newborn deaths at General Hospital An investigation will be launched into the death of three new borns at the General Hospital last Friday to determine the circumstances surrounding the deaths. Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele said the health system has failed Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet Briefing held at

Grenada gets more international exposure

Source: The New Today | Grenada gets more international exposure Renowned, international gospel singer, Sinach, will be the featured artiste in the Country Cold Every Praise annual concert at the Grenada National Stadium on May 26. Sinach Sinach’s performance is part of her Caribbean tour and will again focus the international spotlight on the island,

Is It Wrong for Someone to change His Religion?

Source: The New Today | Is It Wrong for Someone to change His Religion? Some persons will answer the above question with a resounding “Yes!” Others will say, “No.”  There are those who are not sure. God’s Word, the Bible, answers the question above. Acts 17:2 – 4 mention that the apostle Paul “reasoned with

OUR HERITAGE, OUR CULTURE

Source: The New Today | OUR HERITAGE, OUR CULTURE Isaiah Berlin, a Russian/British philosopher once wrote, ‘only barbarians are not curious about where they came from, how they came to be where they are, where they appear to be going, whether they wish to go there, if so why, and if not, why not.’ There

Mitchell pulls back Nimrod’s ‘inappropriate’ comments on Venezuela

Source: The New Today | Mitchell pulls back Nimrod’s ‘inappropriate’ comments on Venezuela Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell confirmed during a post cabinet news briefing last week Thursday that foreign affairs minister Elvin Nimrod has admitted to inappropriate language during a recent public comment on Grenada’s relationship with Venezuela. Addressing a function to celebrate longstanding

Clear Harbor First Aid & Fire Extinguisher Training 2017

Source: The New Today | Clear Harbor First Aid & Fire Extinguisher Training 2017 As Clear Harbor continues to focus on their growth and long term success, important things such as disaster preparedness and employee health & safety remain a top priority. During the months of March & April, twenty nine (29) support employees completed

The fate of murder accused Albert Alexander looms

Source: The New Today | The fate of murder accused Albert Alexander looms The murder trial involving De Blandeau St. Andrew resident, Albert Alexander for the 2015 stabbing death of Alson Henry, was expected to start Wednesday at the No.2 High Court on The Carenage in St. George’s before Guyanese-born High Court Judge, Justice Paula

The continued UGLIFICATION of Urban St. George

Source: The New Today | The continued UGLIFICATION of Urban St. George In days of yore, when Grenada had Local Government, which was administered by District Boards in every town, St. George’s as the capital, had the distinction of having a MAYOR as its chief executive officer. That was before Grenada had its political independence

Salimos de ALBA and the Era of Good Behaviour

Source: The New Today | Salimos de ALBA and the Era of Good Behaviour When the newly-elected Mitchell regime embarked on the Structural Adjustment Program (SAP) in 2013, the driving motive was to save the Government, politically, by avoiding economic and financial collapse. Victor Burke, as Minister for Finance, had previously appeared reluctant to bring

The CORRECT ELECTION IDEOLOGY

Source: The New Today | The CORRECT ELECTION IDEOLOGY Ending the reign of man on earth. G.C.P.P ideology says, that’s the times, we are living in today, the mark of the beast times. The NNP government and past NDC government of 2008-2013 have and are giving the people the Mark of the Beast. They do

Samantha Charles crowned first ever Miss Caribbean United

Source: The New Today | Samantha Charles crowned first ever Miss Caribbean United Grenada’s 2016 Carnival Queen, Samantha Charles has been crowned winner of the first ever Miss Caribbean Unit ed Pageant, which was hosted last week Saturday night at the Grenada Trade Centre. Ms. Grenada crowned Miss Caribbean United by Chairman of SMC, Joslyn

NAWASA to construct new water treatment plant at Concord

Source: The New Today | NAWASA to construct new water treatment plant at Concord The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is preparing to construct a new water treatment plant at Concord, geared at enhancing water supply to the south of the island and in some communities along the eastern side. NAWASA General Manager Christopher

Grenada need explanations

Source: The New Today | Grenada need explanations I am calling on brother Stanford Simon of the St.George’s Baptist Church to explain to the nation from the scriptures standpoint what happened during the swearing in ceremony of the NDC in 2008 during the rain thunder and lightening that sealed his prayer concerning the nation. A

Clear Harbor 10th Anniversary

Source: The New Today | Clear Harbor 10th Anniversary On April 16th, 2017, Clear Harbor Inc. celebrated its 10th anniversary of operations on the island of Grenada, crossing yet another milestone for the company. General Manager Paul Rubner states “Our success over the past 10 years has been driven by our dedicated, hardworking employees. I’d

Senate gets details of SMC financial plight

Source: The New Today | Senate gets details of SMC financial plight The Spicemas Corporation (SMC) is finding it difficult to clear off the debt it has owing to stakeholders. This was relayed to the Upper House of Parliament last week Wednesday by Culture Minister, Senator Brenda Hood as she tabled the Spicemas Corporation Amendment

ULTIMATUM SET FOR NNP REGIME

Source: The New Today | ULTIMATUM SET FOR NNP REGIME THE NEW TODAY can report that the island’s trade unions are gearing up for a fight with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government on the controversial issue of pension payment for civil servants. According to well-placed sources, the government would be told on

Claudette Joseph takes on Brenda Baptiste

Source: The New Today | Claudette Joseph takes on Brenda Baptiste Female Attorney Claudette Joseph has reacted sharply to a reaction coming from radio personality Brenda Baptiste over Joseph’s criticism of Baptiste defense of a recent statement made by President of the Senate Chester Humphrey. Attorney Claudette Joseph – took issue with the post on

Grenadian student among 15 CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship winners

Source: The New Today | Grenadian student among 15 CIBC FirstCaribbean Scholarship winners Corporate donors to the University of the West Indies came in for high praise recently for their continued support of the university especially in “trying financial times”. Economics and Accounting student Estelle Pysadee accepts her scholarship from CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Director of Corporate

AN OPEN APPEAL FOR AMENDMENT TO THE PENSIONS ACT 1990

Source: The New Today | AN OPEN APPEAL FOR AMENDMENT TO THE PENSIONS ACT 1990 Directed to and deserving of a sincere pledge by the following persons : i.               The Government of Grenada, for urgent enactment. ii.             The main Opposition party and other political bodies, for immediate action upon forming the Government. iii.            The Labour

GUT Credit Union in healthy financial state

Source: The New Today | GUT Credit Union in healthy financial state Despite the economic hurdle currently being faced by certain sectors of the economy, the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) Co-operative Credit Union Limited is boasting of being in a healthy financial state with current asset standing at $176.2M. Andre Martin – President of

GCPP requests support of Pastors, Bishops & Priests

Source: The New Today | GCPP requests support of Pastors, Bishops & Priests To:  Pastors, Bishops and Priests Of all Christian Churches Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique Dear brothers and sister in Christ, grace and peace. I greet you in the wonderful name of the Lord Jesus Christ of Nazareth. I am requesting yours and your

Financial Sense…I quit – Take this Job and Shove It!

Source: The New Today | Financial Sense…I quit – Take this Job and Shove It! By Judy M. McCutcheon MBA Really, that’s how you want it to end? This article is a little bit different from my other articles, but I am writing it based on repeated requests from a friend that’s very near and

NHI is right around the corner

Source: The New Today | NHI is right around the corner The Keith Mitchell-led government is hoping that health care will become more accessible and affordable to Grenadians through the National Health Insurance (NHI), which is soon to be launched on the island. National Health Insurance team at media conference According to Minister of Implementation

Shortpree: Promoters should show more respect to local artistes

Source: The New Today | Shortpree: Promoters should show more respect to local artistes At least one entertainer has spoken out about what he feels is one of the biggest challenges facing local artistes – the unprofessionalism often dished out to them by local promoters. Three-time National Groovy Monarch Shortpree, accompanied by one of his

FATCA bill passed in Upper House with concerns

Source: The New Today | FATCA bill passed in Upper House with concerns Under pressure from the United States, legislators in Grenada have passed the Foreign Account Tax Compliance bill 2017, which provides for Washington to obtain information on the bank accounts of its citizens in the Spice Isle. The United States of America, Grenada

Kites in the sky!!!

Source: The New Today | Kites in the sky!!! The Easter holiday period is noted for kite flying all around the island. Flow Kite Flying Competition And the 4th Annual Flow Kite Flying Competition was held at Pearl’s in St. Andrew’s and attracted about 3000 patrons and 115 registrants. According to the company’sMarketing & Communications

Kimani Sent to Prison on Sexual Offence

Source: The New Today | Kimani Sent to Prison on Sexual Offence The dream  of 26-year-old Kimani Telesford, to establish a small business, bar and eatery, somewhere in the St. George’s area, has come to a standstill, as the aspiring chef has been ordered to spend the next 7 years and 11 months of his

Tanteen Bullets strike gold again

Source: The New Today | Tanteen Bullets strike gold again After three days of intensive competition in track and field at the National Athletics and Football Stadium, the Anglican High School (AHS) and the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS), regarded as the ‘Tanteen Bullets’ captured the championship titles of the premier sporting event last week

The time is coming!!!

Source: The New Today | The time is coming!!! Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has given a clear signal that his New National Party (NNP) is getting ready for the next general election. The party has announced the first batch of five persons to be officially recognised as NNP Caretakers with a view to installing

WHAT TOWN SAY!!!

Source: The New Today | WHAT TOWN SAY!!! Many people are of the sound opinion that we will see the usual suspects in action in the “Town of St. George” in the upcoming elections. After all, it is no secret that the political parties only talk about, New and Fresh Ideas, when really, all they

The weakness of assaults on second citizenship

Source: The New Today | The weakness of assaults on second citizenship Citizenship by Investment Programmes (CIPs) are operated, in one form or another, by many countries, including the US, Canada, and several European Union (EU) nations.  Yet, commentators in various media single out Caribbean countries and Malta for adverse comment. The adverse comments start

Cruise Port Seawall Cleanup, a Success

Source: The New Today | Cruise Port Seawall Cleanup, a Success It was a great day in Pure Grenada on 11th April, 2017 as young Grenadians came together to ensure that one of our scenic spots remains litter free.  30 members of the Grenada Cadet Corp Zone B collected 27 jumbo size bags of litter

Oscar Bartholomew Inquest still on

Source: The New Today | Oscar Bartholomew Inquest still on Three police officers have concluded giving evidence into the Coroner’s Inquest into the December 2011 death of former La Tante, St. David resident, Oscar Bartholomew. Five police officers were implicated by the island’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson in connection with the death

Grenada Won on April 8th 2017

Source: The New Today | Grenada Won on April 8th 2017 I attended the Grenada Invitational on Saturday the 8th of April at Queen’s Park with my two daughters and a group of friends. We arrived at 1.00 p.m. and left at 10.00 p.m, fully satisfied with the entire program. On our arrival, access to

Electoral Office ready for general elections

Source: The New Today | Electoral Office ready for general elections The Parliamentary Elections Office is confident that if elections are called any time soon it will be ready to facilitate and conduct it. Phillip – The Electoral Office is conducting much needed training for the next general elections Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Voter

Chitan Ordered to repay stolen $472, 000.00

Source: The New Today | Chitan Ordered to repay stolen 2, 000.00 A non-custodial sentence has been handed down on former Accountant responsible for the staff’s pay roll at Columbus Communications Grenada Ltd., 41 year old Elvin Chitan, who pleaded guilty to money laundering, fraud and stealing by reason of employment late last year in

It’s Jamaica not Grenada!!!

Source: The New Today | It’s Jamaica not Grenada!!! There was a news item in March that virtually went unnoticed by many of the media houses in Grenada. It involved the disbarring of an attorney-at-law in Jamaica for bringing the profession into disrepute. The item that was published in one of the newspapers in Jamaica

Court of Appeal reserves ruling in Government/Rex Resorts saga

Source: The New Today | Court of Appeal reserves ruling in Government/Rex Resorts saga The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the Government of Grenada/Rex Grenadian appeal against an interim conservatory order granted by Justice of Appeal Michael Baptiste, preventing the Keith Mitchell Government from acquiring the 30-acre

Shut up or go away!!!

Source: The New Today | Shut up or go away!!! I was horrified at a News report on GBN radio on Tuesday 11th April, wherein it was reported that Grenada’s Foreign Minister, Hon. Elvin Nimrod declared at a recent ceremony marking 40 years of relations with the Republic of Venezuela that Grenada would stand with

GCNA celebrates 70 Years

Source: The New Today | GCNA celebrates 70 Years The month of March 2017 saw a flurry of activity around the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA), which was established in March 1947. L – R CIBC FirstCaribbean Credit Manager, Mr. Geoffrey Gabriel receives special recognition award from Leo Cato, Chairman

Mother Not Satisfied with 6-month Sentence for ‘Candle-Waxers’

Source: The New Today | Mother Not Satisfied with 6-month Sentence for ‘Candle-Waxers’ The mother of a 3-year old toddler, who fell victim to child abuse at the hands of two adults known as the “candle waxers”, has expressed dissatisfaction with the 6-month sentence handed down on them. Chief Magistrate Her Honour Tamara Gill imposed

Digicel Rewards Customers in March Madness Promotion

Source: The New Today | Digicel Rewards Customers in March Madness Promotion For the entire month of March, Digicel rewarded over seventy (70) of its customers daily and weekly with credit, cash and other exciting prizes. The promotion targeted prepaid and postpaid customers who subscribed to the My Digicel App, the telecommunications and entertainment provider’s

Peter David exposed

Source: The New Today | Peter David exposed Details are now emerging about some of the intrigue that led to the political crisis within the 2008-13 National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. During last Sunday’s edition of NDC Heartbeat Radio Programme which is carried live on WEE FM, the former Prime

Netherlands Insurance ‘Lights it up Blue’ for World Autism Month

Source: The New Today | Netherlands Insurance ‘Lights it up Blue’ for World Autism Month Every year, autism organisations around the world celebrate the United Nations’ sanctioned World Autism Day on April 2 and World Autism Month during April. ‘Light it up Blue’ is the signature campaign of Autism Speaks – an international orgnisation dedicated

Private or Public event?

Source: The New Today | Private or Public event? Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) for the Grenada Invitational, Dexter Mitchell has reacted angrily to questions posed to him Monday on reports that state-owned bodies were being influenced by the Keith Mitchell-led government to foot some of the bills for Saturday’s event at the

GBSS wins 12th Annual SGU Knowledge Bowl

Source: The New Today | GBSS wins 12th Annual SGU Knowledge Bowl Affectionately called the battle between the “Brothers and Sisters of Tanteen”, the 12th Season of the SGU Knowledge Bowl concluded with an exciting showdown between the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) and the Anglican High School (AHS). The GBSS boys were winners in

BA celebrates 30 years of providing flight service to Grenada

Source: The New Today | BA celebrates 30 years of providing flight service to Grenada It was on April 1, 1987 some 30 years since British Airways (BA) first landed at the Point Salines International Airport, now called the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). BA officials stand in photo opportunity with hoteliers and Minister of

NNP Ministers attack Sen. Burke

Source: The New Today | NNP Ministers attack Sen. Burke At least three senior Government Ministers have taken the Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke to task over his call for a thorough investigation into government-administered programmes, and for a full-scale audit into the Imani youth Programme. During

The real burning issues!!!

Source: The New Today | The real burning issues!!! With another general election looming, the state of the Grenadian economy will play a major role in how many Grenadians will cast their ballot on polling day. The ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has signaled its clear intent to ask

Tampering with the Electoral office

Source: The New Today | Tampering with the Electoral office It is rather shameful and embarrassing when a Head of State of an independent democratic country is at the center of a controversy regarding the alleged tampering and manipulation of the Electoral system. Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade must be mindful of the message

The rights of consumers

Source: The New Today | The rights of consumers The fight to give consumers a voice to speak out on issues that are affecting them is continuing as the Consumer Protection Advisory Committee works to put together a bill to ensure that consumers are protected. Halim Brizan – Chairman of the Consumer Protection Advisory Committee

De-risking a serious threat to Caribbean and hemispheric security

Source: The New Today | De-risking a serious threat to Caribbean and hemispheric security For over a year in the Councils of the Organisation of American States (OAS), Caribbean countries have been warning of the threat to the region’s economic and political stability arising from the withdrawal by US banks of correspondent banking relations to

David: Nazim Burke was the destabiliser

Source: The New Today | David: Nazim Burke was the destabiliser Expelled General Secretary of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Peter David has fingered his “Comrade” in the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution, former Finance Minister, Nazim Burke as the person who destabilised the 2008-13 administration of former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The controversial Peter

“WEAK FLESH” OPERATION IN BRAZIL

Source: The New Today | “WEAK FLESH” OPERATION IN BRAZIL In relation to the news of investigations by Federal Police of Brazil concerning the meat producers and the meet industry on the whole in the country it is important to provide attention the following understanding: President Michel Temer convened a ministerial meeting over the weekend

The Church and Education

Source: The New Today | The Church and Education Intense discussions are taking place over the future of the St. Andrew’s Anglican School in Grenville. Head of the Anglican Church in Grenada, Archdeacon Christian Glasgow who made the revelation disclosed that the issue of the status of the school is under consideration. The clergyman told

Pie in the sky!!!

Source: The New Today | Pie in the sky!!! It is not surprising that the New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell is gloating over the most recent report put out by the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) on the performance of the 3-year old structural Adjustment Programme. As expected it

Zero tolerance for crime at Intercol

Source: The New Today | Zero tolerance for crime at Intercol School children are becoming more creative is using ways and means to evade the law in drug peddling, according to Inspector of Police, Linford Cummings. Appearing on a local radio programme, the police officer made somestartling revelations with regards to innovative means that school

Goodness and Mercy

Source: The New Today | Goodness and Mercy People of faith are confident in their reliance on the Lord’s promises to Abraham of peace, provision, prosperity and protection. Those very promises were claimed by King David in the twenty-third Psalm where he asserted that “goodness and mercy” shall follow him all the days of his

Murder in Sanko

Source: The New Today | Murder in Sanko “I am not going to help him”. Glen “Brass” Baptiste who was allegedly killed by his nephew Those were the words uttered Monday night by a visible shaken Matthew Baptiste, the father of 23-year-old, Phillip Baptiste who is facing a non-capital murder charge for killing his uncle

WE NEED TO KNOW!!!!

Source: The New Today | WE NEED TO KNOW!!!! Can someone please tell me the length of time it takes to get a medical report from the hospital?  Is it five, ten or fifteen years? I am in desperate need of an answer. It is almost five years now since my son met in a

Typical communist jargon

Source: The New Today | Typical communist jargon Earl Bousquet, the St Lucian Marxist journalist, who writes for the Grenadian Marxist newspaper Carib Update, describes the Grenada revolution, 1979 to 1983, as “earth shattering”. Well it certainly was Caribbean-shattering, but not in such a nice way as Bousquet would have us believe. He talks with

Vote NNP for corruption, unemployment and poverty

Source: The New Today | Vote NNP for corruption, unemployment and poverty Many people won’t admit it, but Keith Mitchell is a massive failure. Ask yourself this simple question – “Are you better off today than your were four years ago?” NNP fourth anniversary celebrations ad says let the progress continue. The reality is under Keith

Get rid of the Chief Termite

Source: The New Today | Get rid of the Chief Termite As a strong supporter of NNP, I want to suggest to our leader and Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell that it is time to get rid of the NDC termites from the House. These people are causing confusion within our party as we are

Female Attorney fears rigged elections

Source: The New Today | Female Attorney fears rigged elections A female attorney-at-law has raised the prospects of Grenada not having a free and fair election at the next national poll widely expected some time this year. Claudette Joseph – expressed fears about a possible rigged election Claudette Joseph expressed the view in light of

Vincentian remanded to prison on money laundering charge

Source: The New Today | Vincentian remanded to prison on money laundering charge A 31 year-old Vincentian national was on Monday remanded to the Richmond Hill Prisons after his bail application was denied at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court. 31-year-old Philson Spencer Philson Spencer, a fisherman by profession, who up to the point of his

Dr. Mitchell: We have a flawless CBI Programme

Source: The New Today | Dr. Mitchell: We have a flawless CBI Programme Prime Minister and Minister of Finance Dr. Keith Mitchell has finally broken his silence on the dispute between two non-nationals on the US$1 million saga linked to the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme. Dr. Mitchell who was a guest on his New

Steele issues warning to Roger Ver

Source: The New Today | Steele issues warning to Roger Ver A senior government minister in Grenada has issued a stern warning to former U.S citizen, Roger Ver that he can expect retaliation if any slanderous statements are made against the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith. Health Minister, Nickolas

Investigation Committee to deal with health complaints

Source: The New Today | Investigation Committee to deal with health complaints Health Minister Nicholas Steele has announced that a five-member investigation committee is being set up to deal with complaints from the public on health-related issues. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, the Health Minister said that the committee would provide

Labour Senator asks questions about Robert Martin Oveson

Source: The New Today | Labour Senator asks questions about Robert Martin Oveson Labour Senator Ray Roberts has submitted to the Clerk of Parliament two questions for the Leader of Government Business for answers at the next meeting of the Senate. The questions pertain to American Robert Martin, who according to the Government’s Website is

Roberts elected new PWU President

Source: The New Today | Roberts elected new PWU President First Vice-President of the Public Workers Union (PWU), Rachael Roberts has been elevated to the top position of the body following elections held last week Thursday among public officers. President of the Public Workers Union (PWU) – Rachael Roberts Roberts replaced outgoing President Adrian Francis

The only final alternative

Source: The New Today | The only final alternative A proper constitution is needed to advance the governance of the country, and at a time when our country does not know what position it holds in world affairs. The present state of our political doctrinarian is the belief that we can achieve success from the

PWU issues warning

Source: The New Today | PWU issues warning Public Relations Officer of the Public Workers Union (PWU), Brian Grimes has accused the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government of playing “political games” with salary increases for government workers and warned that the situation could deteriorate. Joint team of PWU and TAWU at press conference

Government Agents or “Private” persons?

Source: The New Today | Government Agents or “Private” persons? The Grenada Government has virtually admitted that it took part in the launch of the Levera project on November 9, 2016 in the north of the island fully aware of the fraud allegation made against the then developer, Robert Martin Oveson. The allegation was made

Sex Offender Gets Jail Term

Source: The New Today | Sex Offender Gets Jail Term Former Mt. Rush resident, Ernest Campbell, who is in his early 40s, will spend the most part of the next 14 years of his life behind bars at the Richmond Hill Prison after a High Court jury found him guilty of committing sexual offences against

Ver: NNP should do better about Missing US$1Million

Source: The New Today | Ver: NNP should do better about Missing USMillion “The people of Grenada deserve a government that will act more responsible”. Those were the words uttered against the Keith Mitchell-led government in Grenada by a disappointed Roger Ver who is seeking torecover US$1 million that he claimed he was tricked into

ARIZA Credit Union sponsors national champ athletic meet

Source: The New Today | ARIZA Credit Union sponsors national champ athletic meet Ariza Credit Union is about the pursuit of financial freedom, now and into the future.  In order to achieve this we encourage our members to dream, live, laugh, grow and succeed. Today we are proud to announce that Ariza Credit Union is

Tough Love for sexual offenders

Source: The New Today | Tough Love for sexual offenders Convicted sex offenders can find themselves facing tougher penalties for offences committed against women and children under a Government of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Jenny Simon – Head of the Women’s arm of Congress party addressing Sunday’s gathering The proposed measures to be implemented

PM Mitchell: Mt. Hartman project is ongoing

Source: The New Today | PM Mitchell: Mt. Hartman project is ongoing Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has given assurances that the US$2 Billion Mt. Hartman project, will go-ahead as planned in spite of the negative perceptions about the character of Chinese investor, Charles Liu, who is a significant player in the development. A cross

Vote NNP for corruption, unemployment and poverty

Source: The New Today | Vote NNP for corruption, unemployment and poverty It has been four years since the Grenadian electorate voted Keith Mitchell and the NNP back into office; the glitz and glamour of the 2013 election campaign has long passed. Keith Mitchell and his NNP have failed to deliver on the many promises

Thick cloud of suspicion’ at Electoral Office

Source: The New Today | Thick cloud of suspicion’ at Electoral Office Her Excellency Dame Cecile E. F. La Grenade Governor General Office of the Governor General Point Salines St. George’s February 24th 2017 May it please Your Excellency, Re: Mass- Termination of Registration Officers of the Parliamentary Elections Office I am constrained, as leader

Romanians charged with Money Laundering

Source: The New Today | Romanians charged with Money Laundering Three Romanians have allegedly been caught with about EC $45,345 and US $9,502 in their possession by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Cristian Cluforeanu – EC$15,000 and US $102.00 were found in his possession The three – Costel Viorel Gaina, 34, Cristian Cluforeanu, 26, and

Continued Registration

Source: The New Today | Continued Registration The scheme, strategies and devices of Satan are on the move again as compulsory registration by law will be enacted to make registration for national health insurance compulsory for all. This is also an election year and the expired politicians vying for power in this country are calling

Rex accuses Steele of more “misleading” statements

Source: The New Today | Rex accuses Steele of more “misleading” statements At a recent post-cabinet press briefing, Grenada’s Minister for Health Nickolas Steele has yet again made a number of misleading statements related to The Grenadian by Rex Resorts and its 99-year lease with the government, which the government is seeking to terminate unilaterally

Artistic Mural on the Carenage

Source: The New Today | Artistic Mural on the Carenage The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) on February 23 unveiled its wall mosaic mural at the entrance to the Carenage aptly named “Carenage”. Akym Pierre – poses with his painting The work of art was done by a young, local Grenadian artist, Akym Pierre, whose talent

Rebranding of NEWIM Life & General Assurance Co. Ltd

Source: The New Today | Rebranding of NEWIM Life & General Assurance Co. Ltd With a new tagline, “Live Financially Well,” on March 01, the only full service insurance provider on the island, NEWIM Life & General Assurance Co. Ltd., commenced operations under a new name, the “Antillean Group” (Antillean Life & Antillean General). (L

Farmer Murdered in St. Paul’s

Source: The New Today | Farmer Murdered in St. Paul’s A dispute between two men from Mardigras, St. George’s over a female has resulted in the first homicide in the country for the year. Dead is 38-year old Paul Alexander who is known to be engaged in farming for his profession. Alexander received a single

Consumer speaks out against dishonest business practice

Source: The New Today | Consumer speaks out against dishonest business practice An aggrieved consumer is seeking redress for what she has described as a “dishonest business practice” by a local supermarket. A copy of a receipt showing the non-refundable deposit deducted from recently purchased Breweries bottled drinks by the cashier at Andall’s supermarket on

The US$1 Million Levera fraud

Source: The New Today | The US Million Levera fraud There is mounting evidence that the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was forewarned before the November 9, 2016 launch of the Levera project in St. Patrick that it should be careful with controversial Utah national, Robert Martin Oveson.

Budhlall creates uneasiness within NNP Camp

Source: The New Today | Budhlall creates uneasiness within NNP Camp Visible signs of cracks are beginning to emerge within “the house” of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Speculation is rife that elements that support former Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter David are making moves to position themselves to