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January 9, 2019

Grenada

Police investigates Sunday morning fire

Source: The New Today An abandoned building on Simmons Street in St. George’s that once belonged to the island’s former Attorney General, Derek Knight has been destroyed by fire… Link: Police investigates Sunday morning fire

Tourism Authority statement on the passing of Ian Da Breo

Source: The New Today The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and… Link: Tourism Authority statement on the passing of Ian Da Breo

IS GFA OWING OVER EC$200,000 IN LEGAL FEES?

Source: The New Today Roderick “Rado” Griffith – finally gets his day in court The Grenada Football Association (GFA) may owe over $200, 000, in legal fees to a… Link: IS GFA OWING OVER EC0,000 IN LEGAL FEES?

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO MISUSE OF SOLID WASTE FUNDS

Source: The New Today Dr Bert Brathwaite – promised an investigation into the credit card allegation Yet another state-owned body under the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of… Link: INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO MISUSE OF SOLID WASTE FUNDS

ONLY 14 CASES COMPLETED IN OCTOBER ASSIZES

Source: The New Today It was a slow grind for the October 2018 Criminal Assizes which closed in December with only 14 cases completed out of the more than… Link: ONLY 14 CASES COMPLETED IN OCTOBER ASSIZES

Shooting incident on the weekend

Source: The New Today The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is currently investigating the circumstances surrounding the wounding of a forty-six year old man as a result of a… Link: Shooting incident on the weekend

Is a Lesbian Lifestyle Alright With God?

Source: The New Today A man said: “I cannot stand to see two men kissing intimately! But two women kissing intimately is alright with me. That doesn’t look too… Link: Is a Lesbian Lifestyle Alright With God?

ALBA-TCP summit begins in Havana

Source: The New Today Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and other leaders were in Cuba to attend the Summit of the Bolivarian Alliance of the Peoples of Our America (ALBA).… Link: ALBA-TCP summit begins in Havana

The Solid Waste investigation!!!

Source: The New Today Another state-run entity is now the subject of alleged wrongdoing. THE NEW TODAY can inform the nation that it has officially written to the Chairman… Link: The Solid Waste investigation!!!

New French Chef at Secret Harbour

Source: The New Today The owners of the Secret Harbour Boutique Hotel Restaurant & Marina, have hired a famed French Master Chef in an effort to refine its presentation… Link: New French Chef at Secret Harbour

Unblock Cuba Now!

Source: The New Today For the last 26 years (1992-2018) the United Nations General Assembly continue to vote for the USA to lift the financial and economic blockade against… Link: Unblock Cuba Now!

Three new ambulances commissioned

Source: The New Today Grenada has received five new ambulances at an estimated cost of over EC $1 million to help improve the delivery of health care in the… Link: Three new ambulances commissioned

PANCO DIES IN MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENT

Source: The New Today One (1) man is dead, while two (2) others are nursing injuries, following a mysterious, fatal accident last week Saturday morning in Berrotte, St. David,… Link: PANCO DIES IN MYSTERIOUS ACCIDENT

Interviews set to begin in MNIB probe

Source: The New Today Office of the Integrity Commission, St George’s, Grenada, 12 December 2018: A Commission of inquiry is scheduled to begin in the first quarter of the… Link: Interviews set to begin in MNIB probe

23-year-old man sent to prison for 13 years

Source: The New Today A 23-year-old La Digue, St. Andrew man, who was facing 20 years on an Attempted Murder charge, was sent off to prison for 13 years… Link: 23-year-old man sent to prison for 13 years

Committee of Human Rights Grenada, UK is a sham

Source: The New Today When I read in a relatively recent issue of New Today, an article by one Alan Scott condemning the U.S. invasion of Grenada I went… Link: Committee of Human Rights Grenada, UK is a sham

Stalemate in pension issue

Source: The New Today Government has responded to the pension proposal submitted by the public sector trade unions and staff associations. Following the intervention by the then Acting Minister… Link: Stalemate in pension issue

PM Mitchell: The GUT President is still “my very good friend”

Source: The New Today Speech delivered on Leadership by Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell at the Caribbean Union of Teachers Regional Education Conference focusing on “Leadership in Times of… Link: PM Mitchell: The GUT President is still “my very good friend”

Brown Sugar back on the market in time for Christmas

Source: The New Today After weeks of there not being any brown sugar on the market, the situation has been relieved with the arrival of two separate shipments in… Link: Brown Sugar back on the market in time for Christmas

NDC Christmas Message 2018

Source: The New Today As we celebrate the biggest milestone on the Christian calendar, we take this opportunity, on behalf of the National Democratic Congress, to recognise and thank… Link: NDC Christmas Message 2018

ST. PATRICK’S MAN JAILED FOR 10 YEARS

Source: The New Today A St. Patrick’s resident has been ordered to spend the next 10 years of his life behind bars at the Richmond Hill Prison for Burglary.… Link: ST. PATRICK’S MAN JAILED FOR 10 YEARS

Some simple questions

Source: The New Today A few years ago someone wrote that Grenada has one of the highest potential rates for engaging in corruption. Upon considerable reflection, I am now… Link: Some simple questions

Headache – the mass murderer!!!

Source: The New Today The one called Headache Layne is a nasty Coardite who is a mass murderer as ruled by a duly functioning court about 30 years ago.… Link: Headache – the mass murderer!!!

Labour Senator calls for empathy to Scotia Bank workers

Source: The New Today Labour representative in the Senate, Andre Lewis is at odds with statements made by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell who welcomed the move by Republic… Link: Labour Senator calls for empathy to Scotia Bank workers

I Shed a Tear, Some Tears

Source: The New Today By C. Adams I shed a tear for this little, ‘Island of Conflict’ A name derived from its tumultuous pass. For, after so many years… Link: I Shed a Tear, Some Tears

Kirk Seetahal is back with Digicel

Source: The New Today Under fire from the public for the 2017 Panorama fiasco, the recently resigned Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal is now… Link: Kirk Seetahal is back with Digicel

A sick and bold-faced nastiness

Source: The New Today After praying for many days and hours, I have finally decided to write a letter as a family member of the late Hyacinth Brizan who… Link: A sick and bold-faced nastiness

Darbeau man gets 13 months for escaping unlawful custody

Source: The New Today High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford has imposed a 13-month prison sentence on Darbeau, St. George resident, Toobooi “Timothy” Williams, for the offence of Escaping… Link: Darbeau man gets 13 months for escaping unlawful custody

The Confusion-maker in Chief

Source: The New Today In 1997, in the case of Irvin Mc Queen v. The Attorney General of Grenada, the Court of Appeal ruled the Pensions Disqualification Act, No.24… Link: The Confusion-maker in Chief

MC QUEEN GIVES BACK WITH YOUTHS IN MIND

Source: The New Today A Grenadian in the Diaspora is again spearheading an effort to make quality tools more available and affordable to Grenadians. Items to be offered for… Link: MC QUEEN GIVES BACK WITH YOUTHS IN MIND

Training in Drone technology

Source: The New Today The use of Unmanned Aerial System (UAS), more commonly known as drone technology, is now becoming more accepted as a tool to enhance monitoring and… Link: Training in Drone technology

Final witnesses to give evidence in Beaton murder PI

Source: The New Today The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the March 24, 2018 stabbing death of Francis Williams, 61, of Beaton, St. David, is expected to conclude before Magistrate… Link: Final witnesses to give evidence in Beaton murder PI

Generous donation to GARP

Source: The New Today The Grenada Association of Retired Persons (GARP) is the beneficiary of a donation of EC$26, 882, awarded through the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation… Link: Generous donation to GARP

The Budget 2019: Were You Listening?

Source: The New Today The Prime Minister presented the 2019 Budget last Wednesday, 21st November 2018 and most people hardly even noticed. The fact is, this presentation was a… Link: The Budget 2019: Were You Listening?

China’s Good Governance to Eradicate Extremism

Source: The New Today By Spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Grenada In recent years, the government of China Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region has taken various strong measures to… Link: China’s Good Governance to Eradicate Extremism

Young Grenadian on Commonwealth Youth Council

Source: The New Today Young Grenadian Zoe Hagley is now serving on the prestigious Commonwealth Youth Council for the period 2018 to 2020. Zoe Hagley – appointed as Director… Link: Young Grenadian on Commonwealth Youth Council

Silver Sands to start welcoming guests in December

Source: The New Today The US$125M Silver Sands Resort is preparing to welcome its first set of guests to the silver-white sands of the Grand Anse Beach on Saturday… Link: Silver Sands to start welcoming guests in December

Tesday McSween committed to stand trial for murder

Source: The New Today 32-year-old Tesday Mc Sween was last week Friday committed to stand trial at the High Court on a Non-Capital Murder charge in connection with the… Link: Tesday McSween committed to stand trial for murder

Pay up!!!

Source: The New Today The seeds for the current impasse on the issue of pension and gratuity for public officers were sown many years ago by the politicians who… Link: Pay up!!!

Carriacou businessmen and women voice concerns

Source: The New Today A town hall meeting geared at finding ways to ease the burdens for Carriacou businessmen and women due to the move of the port from… Link: Carriacou businessmen and women voice concerns

Focus on FLOW!!!

Source: The New Today Dear Editor, First I would like to thank you for publishing my letter then I would like to thank you again for giving the “little… Link: Focus on FLOW!!!

Stop Discriminating Against Them!

Source: The New Today Many, like me, have observed the way persons react to a certain religious group that is well known for going around house to house and… Link: Stop Discriminating Against Them!

Speaking up… Disrupting the Winner!

Source: The New Today William Joseph Papa Jerry gathered a bundle of characteristics and composed a calypso entitled, ‘The Grenadian Ruler’, recently. Indeed, there is a massive difference between… Link: Speaking up… Disrupting the Winner!

Can Chocolate SAVE the Grenada Cocoa Industry ???

Source: The New Today In regard to the above-captioned subject, the answer is YES!! BUT. There is need to do a complete change in the operations of the Grenada… Link: Can Chocolate SAVE the Grenada Cocoa Industry ???

Government to focus on climate change resilience

Source: The New Today A new session of the Grenada Parliament began on Monday with the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell administration… Link: Government to focus on climate change resilience

$300,000 bail for drug accused

Source: The New Today After spending approximately two weeks at Her Majesty’s Prison due to the refusal by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill to grant bail, Venezuelan national Breeny Emeneria… Link: 0,000 bail for drug accused

Giving back

Source: The New Today Presentation College Grenada was the recent beneficiary of a donation of school supplies from the New York-based Life Quality Foundation Inc. The handing over ceremony… Link: Giving back

Workers Delivered on Tuesday

Source: The New Today By Carrema Lewis It was a major show of force Tuesday as public sector employees including teachers took to the streets of the capital to… Link: Workers Delivered on Tuesday

Time to go home!!!

Source: The New Today The current industrial impasse in the country should be placed squarely at the feet of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and a few very dishonest… Link: Time to go home!!!

Ferguson blames political interference for CCJ defeat

Source: The New Today Attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson has sought to blame political interference in the main for Tuesday’s rejection by the electorate to vote in favour of the Caribbean… Link: Ferguson blames political interference for CCJ defeat

Sandals Foundation and Lions Club help paralyzed man

Source: The New Today A few months ago 70 year old Desmond Sandy of Happy Hill suffered with backaches which he overlooked and presumed were just a natural part… Link: Sandals Foundation and Lions Club help paralyzed man

Historic CCJ sitting in Grenada by video-conference

Source: The New Today Just two days after the Grenadian voting public rejected the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final Court of Appeal in a referendum, history… Link: Historic CCJ sitting in Grenada by video-conference

Answers are needed!!!

Source: The New Today I will be most grateful if you will grant me space in your papers to enquire of Cable & Wireless Grenada Ltd. or any relevant… Link: Answers are needed!!!

A furious PM Mitchell!!!

Source: The New Today Don’t be disappointed and furious Mr. PM because you and your team is responsible for the unsuccessful referendum. It turned out the way it did… Link: A furious PM Mitchell!!!

PWU joins in protest action

Source: The New Today The impasse between the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government and public sector workers has intensified with the Public Workers Union (PWU) Monday ordering… Link: PWU joins in protest action

MNIB investigation smells of conflict of interest!!!

Source: The New Today Dear Lady Avril Anande Trotman-Joseph, Grenada Diaspora Fraud Probe Center is closely following the MNIB scandal. One of many that came to our attention, creating… Link: MNIB investigation smells of conflict of interest!!!

Sod turning for Top Health facility in St. John

Source: The New Today Government has signed a multi-million dollar contract with a Chinese company, Qingdao Fuhaiyang Construction Group Caribbean Ltd to build a Polyclinic for residents of the… Link: Sod turning for Top Health facility in St. John

Allard is full of himself!!!

Source: The New Today This is in response to Mr. David Allard in an essay entitled, “A Letter of Apology From David Allard to Brian Grimes and a brief… Link: Allard is full of himself!!!

Two hospitalised in crash of stolen vehicle

Source: The New Today Police are looking to press drug charges against two men who were left to nurse serious injuries at the St. George’s General Hospital following a… Link: Two hospitalised in crash of stolen vehicle

GUT claims success in two-day protest action

Source: The New Today President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has described as a success the two days of “rest and reflection” by the nation’s… Link: GUT claims success in two-day protest action

“Diego” Nabbed with two Foreigners in Cocaine Burst

Source: The New Today More than 20 years after serving an 18-month jail sentence for the biggest cocaine haul in the country – possession of 45 kilos of cocaine… Link: “Diego” Nabbed with two Foreigners in Cocaine Burst

Maitland: Victimisation is rampant in G’da

Source: The New Today One man who has been nabbed and charged by police officers for a drug related matter is now shouting “police brutality” as he says beatings… Link: Maitland: Victimisation is rampant in G’da

Plans to re-establish Rathdune at the General Hospital

Source: The New Today Government is putting plans together to refurbish or re-construct the Acute Mental Health Institution, Rathdune, in light of the growing concerns of mental health in… Link: Plans to re-establish Rathdune at the General Hospital

Grenada’s best kept secret

Source: The New Today Old McDonald had a farm, hee hi ho….. so the nursery rhyme goes. Ok, let’s get serious now. It was a Tuesday, such lovely weather,… Link: Grenada’s best kept secret

Dr. Keith Mitchell may give evidence in MNIB investigation

Source: The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has dropped the strongest possible hints yet that he might be called to give evidence in the controversial Commission of… Link: Dr. Keith Mitchell may give evidence in MNIB investigation

The Day the Evil Empire Retreated

Source: The New Today The Cold War began to end 35 years ago when Ronald Reagan ordered the liberation of Grenada By Otto Reich Washington – The Cold War… Link: The Day the Evil Empire Retreated

FLOW – A Bad Choice

Source: The New Today I would be very happy if you can publish this letter in your esteem newspaper as many other Grenadians have had similar experiences. You see,… Link: FLOW – A Bad Choice

TUC offers to facilitate discussion on CCJ Bill

Source: The New Today The Grenada Trades’ Union Council (GTUC) is deeply concerned that the matter of Grenada having the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final appeal… Link: TUC offers to facilitate discussion on CCJ Bill

Public Sector Unions gearing up for war on gratuity payment

Source: The New Today The island’s three leading public sector unions have sent a strong warning to the Keith Mitchell-led government to prepare for industrial action for failing to… Link: Public Sector Unions gearing up for war on gratuity payment

Let us not be bamboozled into a false CCJ paradise

Source: The New Today While it is generally accepted that Grenada and the other territories of CARICOM would eventually adopt the CCJ as their final appellate court, in keeping… Link: Let us not be bamboozled into a false CCJ paradise

The controversy surrounding the CCJ Bill

Source: The New Today Grenada’s Acting Attorney General, Sir Lawrence Joseph has confirmed that if the controversial CCJ Bill receives the required two-thirds majority vote at Tuesday’s poll then… Link: The controversy surrounding the CCJ Bill

Former Magistrate on sexual assault charge

Source: The New Today A former acting Magistrate and practicing attorney-at-law, has found himself on the wrong side of the law, after a 24-year-old female accused him of sexually… Link: Former Magistrate on sexual assault charge

MURRAY PUT ON $10, 000 BAIL PENDING APPEAL

Source: The New Today 45-year old businessman Nigel Murray, who was serving a 12-year prison term at the Richmond Hill Prison after being convicted on two drug-related charges, has… Link: MURRAY PUT ON , 000 BAIL PENDING APPEAL

Books from India

Source: The New Today The Honorary Consul of India to Grenada, Shadel Nyack-Compton has presented a collection of Indian books from the Indian High Commission to Trinidad, to the… Link: Books from India

Teenager Killed in Road Accident

Source: The New Today Tori John – was pronounced dead at the General Hospital A vehicular accident on Sunday has claimed the life of an 18-year-old young man. Dead… Link: Teenager Killed in Road Accident

35 years later!!!

Source: The New Today On October 25th 2018 it will be thirty-five years since the USA and allies invaded the Caribbean island of Grenada, a Commonwealth country with a… Link: 35 years later!!!

Bradley Francis PI commences in December

Source: The New Today December 5 is the date set for the start of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court into the Non-Capital… Link: Bradley Francis PI commences in December

Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

Source: The New Today In one year and eight months’ time the present holder of the Office of Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS) will end his… Link: Strongman-ism in the House of the Americas

Prime Minister Mitchell receives major award

Source: The New Today Despite swirling allegations of corruption around him, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell has reportedly received international recognition as Finance Minister of… Link: Prime Minister Mitchell receives major award

David Allard vs Brian Grimes!!!

Source: The New Today What is Mr. David Allard MOTIVES towards Mr. Brian Grimes given his attack on him in another newspaper? Was it malice or antipathy? It was… Link: David Allard vs Brian Grimes!!!

Muslim shooter now facing murder charge

Source: The New Today State prosecutors have upgraded to Capital murder the Attempted murder charge that was slapped on Muslimeen gunman, Rahiem Kelshall for the September 30 shooting incident… Link: Muslim shooter now facing murder charge

Work of Save the Camerhogne Park Committee

Source: The New Today The Save the Camerhogne Park committee is now a registered non-profit organisation, as it continues its battle to keep the park as a national patrimony… Link: Work of Save the Camerhogne Park Committee

Is Ewart Layne of good character?

Source: The New Today Thank you for putting the Ewart Layne scandal on your front page on Friday, October 5th. The unthinkable is happening. It is not only that… Link: Is Ewart Layne of good character?

TAWU responds to One Caribbean Media

Source: The New Today The Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) could be on a collision course with One Caribbean Media (OCM), the parent company of the Grenada Broadcasting… Link: TAWU responds to One Caribbean Media

Preliminary Inquiry commences into sex charges against SGU student

Source: The New Today The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into two (2) indictable sex charges slapped against 23-year Nigerian student, Accused sex-offender Joshua Okoronkwo from Nigeria which started at the… Link: Preliminary Inquiry commences into sex charges against SGU student

EC$900, 000 Drug Bust on West Coast

Source: The New Today Police have conducted another successful operation in which three men, including a Vincentian national were arrested in connection with the discovery of close to EC$1m… Link: EC0, 000 Drug Bust on West Coast

Republic Bank invests $19,440 in Education

Source: The New Today The prospect of academic advancement for many adults is often inhibited by costs and other challenges. Republic Bank’s Manager – Business Support Services, Hermilyn Charles… Link: Republic Bank invests ,440 in Education

The Gilbert family approaches CCJ for justice

Source: The New Today The Gilbert family of Springs, St. George’s is seeking justice through the Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) for alleged unpleasant and… Link: The Gilbert family approaches CCJ for justice

Vehicular accident leaves man with fractured leg

Source: The New Today Vehicle that was involved in accident A Guyanese National is currently at the St. George’s General Hospital nursing wounds sustained as a result of a… Link: Vehicular accident leaves man with fractured leg

Regional Artiste to Grace 2018 Spicy Divas Stage

Source: The New Today The versatile A#keem At least two budding regional artistes have been confirmed to make guest appearances in the 2018 Spicy Divas Spice Up ‘D’ World… Link: Regional Artiste to Grace 2018 Spicy Divas Stage

Republic Bank Right Start Youth Football Tournament

Source: The New Today The 2018 Republic Bank Right Start Youth Football Tournament has begun with 15 teams from 22 schools battling for honours in the competition. The tournament… Link: Republic Bank Right Start Youth Football Tournament

Moving forward with NHI

Source: The New Today As part of the design phase of the National Health Insurance Project, the University of the West Indies, HEU, Centre for Health Economics (UWI-HEU) conducted… Link: Moving forward with NHI

Major far-reaching issues concerning CCJ referendum

Source: The New Today The despicable ‘attitude and approach’ employed by the powers-that-be during the process for the 24 November 2016 first constitutional referendum since the nation’s 7 February… Link: Major far-reaching issues concerning CCJ referendum

Byron Bernard faces additional charge of Escaping Lawful Custody

Source: The New Today Sendall Street, Grenville, St. Andrew resident, Byron Nicholas Bernard, who was recaptured by lawmen on September 13, after his latest three-day escape stint, was taken… Link: Byron Bernard faces additional charge of Escaping Lawful Custody

Huggins continues its support towards Grenfin Swim Meet

Source: The New Today The Grenfin OECS Qualifiers event has once again been endorsed by George F. Huggins through its Lucozade Brand with just over $5000 in sponsorship to… Link: Huggins continues its support towards Grenfin Swim Meet

Flow is unethical in its delivery of Internet Service

Source: The New Today A former Grenada Senator who is now a Pastor believes that telecommunications provider, Flow should be made to be held accountable for the “unethical” standards… Link: Flow is unethical in its delivery of Internet Service

Andre Lewis: I am for the CCJ but I feel rushed

Source: The New Today Although he is in support of Grenada acceding to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final appellate court, Labour Representative in the Senate,… Link: Andre Lewis: I am for the CCJ but I feel rushed

Bascombe resigns as Chairman of Grenada Invitational

Source: The New Today After news circulated of Grenada Invitational Inc’s default in payments to athletes who competed in the 2018 Grenada Invitational, Founder of the games, Michael Bascombe,… Link: Bascombe resigns as Chairman of Grenada Invitational