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December 16, 2017

Grenada

Flooding around the tunnel!!!

Source: The New Today I will be most grateful if you will grand me a space in your paper to draw to the attention of the powers that be the need to address this situation. In recent years there has been major climate change which has affected most areas negatively – in the area…

Moving towards a perfect union for the OECS’

Source: The New Today The Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) – comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands – was formed in 1981 to promote functional co-operation among its members and contribute to their sustainable development. The member states continue to confront special developmental challenges due to their inherent vulnerability as small island…

Free speech and Falling Moral Standards

Source: The New Today Anyone can freely use obnoxious and condescending language, certainly it is not a stroke of linguistic genius to be vulgar and profane. Frustration and inability at mastery in the art of flowery language to disarm an offender may cause one overwhelmed by the limitation of conventional language resource to scramble…

Mitchell: NDC is responsible for WhatsApp messages

Source: The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has responded forcefully to allegations made by Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with his personal advisor, Trinidadian lawyer Kaisha Ince who is the head of the Grenada passport selling programme called Citizenship By Investment (CBI). In his first…

Indian-origin Man Takes on Gandhi Critic in Grenada

Source: The New Today A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, overlooking the Sauteurs Bay in Grenada, is becoming the talk of the town in the Caribbean country. Indians had arrived more than 100 years ago in the island nation. Mahatma Gandhi The statue, unveiled in 2013 as a mark of Grenada-India relations, invited criticism from…

Another win for Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited

Source: The New Today Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited is the 2017 Best Corporate Citizen among ECCU Commercial Banks. Manager – Corporate Credit and Manager, Retail Services, Grenville Cluster receiving the prestigious award The Bank retained the prestigious award, at the 20th annual Sir Arthur Lewis Memorial Lecture held in St. Kitts, on November 8,…

NAWASA prepares to bring Christmas cheer

Source: The New Today The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is gearing up for its annual Christmas Food Hamper Promotion that will see some 35 beneficiaries receiving hampers bearing Christmas goodies. GM Christopher Husbands and Field officer Roger Noel with beneficiary Each year, the company has created an environment of cheer for individuals…

Police have only one murder suspect

Source: The New Today The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has moved quickly to dispel reports circulating in the country that the 17-year old charged with the rape and killing of 9-year old Ariel Bhola two weeks ago got assistance in the act from a close family member. From left to right are Supt…

Sex Offenders’ Registry in the making

Source: The New Today As a result of the recent killing of nine year old Ariel Bhola of Frequente, Grand Anse St. George, Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele has announced that the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration is moving towards the establishment of a Sex Offenders’ Registry to help combat sexual abuse in…

A coward blow!!!

Source: The New Today Under pressure, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has delivered “a coward blow” to the island’s Public Sector unions by accusing them of being “political” in the stand-off with his New National Party (NNP) administration on the one-off payment promised to civil servants for their sacrifices in the just-ended Structural Adjustment…

Castration or the Gallows!!!

Source: The New Today Every time a minor is sexually abused in Grenada, there is a loud outcry by the public and within days of the incident it is back to business as normal. The brutal weekend rape and killing of 9-year old Ariel should provide the perfect platform for us as a country…

Ryan Sylvester pleads guilty to Grievous Harm

Source: The New Today 26-year old Ryan Sylvester of Happy Hill, St. George is now awaiting sentencing from a high court judge after he pleaded guilty on Monday to causing grievous harm to Avonel Antoine in a September 2016 incident. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the St. George’s Fish Market where Sylvester…

Deals on Wheels’ from Republic Bank

Source: The New Today Republic Bank Grenada Limited has begun to share the Christmas Cheer with unbeatable deals offered at it Deals and Wheels Auto Show as part of its ‘Bigger Christmas Loan’ campaign. A look at the vehicles that were on display at the event The much-anticipated auto show held at Republic House,…

NDC donates school supplies

Source: The New Today A number of schools within the parish of St. George will benefit from stationary supplies as part of a joint initiative between the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Town of St. George constituency group and friends of the NDC in New York. Teacher at Wesley College accepts donation from…

Attorneys addressing Jurors in Oscar Bartholomew matter

Source: The New Today The Oscar Bartholomew Coroner’s Inquest continued last week Friday at the St. David’s Magistrate Court with Attorneys Dr. Francis Alexis, QC and Nigel Stewart making lengthy statements on behalf of their clients. The two lawyers sought to convince the 6-member jury, that their clients, Rural Constable Wendell Sylvester and retired…

Rose Hill Man on Murder Charge

Source: The New Today 24-year-old, Elvin Mark who is originally from Rose Hill but now lives at Soubise, St. Andrew appeared before the Grenville Magistrate’s Court Wednesday to answer an indictable charge of Non-Capital Murder. Elvin Mark as he made his first appearance Wednesday morning at the Grenville Magistrate Court Mark was on remand…

Poor and Working Class People and Politics

Source: The New Today The demographics described as poor and working class comprise the majority of the population and their importance must be appreciated within our cultural, religious, social, economic and political milieu. In fact, their political behaviour is largely explained by the interplay of these factors. There are some basic attributes surrounding these…

Secretariat for National Health Insurance launched

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government is one step closer to making the National Health Insurance (NHI) Programme a reality in the country. The Secretariat for the programme was launched last week Tuesday by government which also signed a deal with the St. Augustine arm of the University…

WRB & GPP set the record straight

Source: The New Today “No contributions, support or involvement in Grenada politics, ever”. In response to recent statements made by Prime Minister Mitchell in the media, WRB & GPP would like to take this opportunity to present the facts and set the record straight: *Despite being approached at various times by all political parties,…

NDC stalwarts recognised and awarded

Source: The New Today “Today is truly a celebration of commitment, dedication and sacrifice by those who have given of themselves, materially and otherwise to this organisation over the past thirty (30) years.” Awardees with Senator Nazim Burke and former Prime Minister Mr. Tillman Thomas Those were the words used by the Political Leader…

Akim Accepts Manslaughter Verdict for Death of Canadian Woman

Source: The New Today December 7 is the date set for the sentencing of 27-year old Akim Frank who pleaded guilty last week to Manslaughter for the 2015 death of Canadian national, Dr. Linnea Veinotte, who was attached to St. George’s University. Akim Frank, who pleaded guilty to Manslaughter in the December Frank, a…

Battle over Bain’s lumber yard building

Source: The New Today St. Patrick businessman and former Member of Parliament for St. Patrick West, Kenny Lalsingh has asked the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to look at the possibility of instituting criminal charges against a brother of female government minister, Yolande Bain-Horsfor. The visible padlock with the chain on the building Speaking…

Terry Marryshow at it again!!!

Source: The New Today Once again it’s October and out come all Marryshow’s fantasies about something he never knew, because for almost the duration of the revolution he was not in Grenada. He can only depend on what others tell him. He writes, “a process which was making a tremendous difference in the lives…

Over 60 in the service!!!

Source: The New Today It is very interesting to see so many over 60 aged old persons occupying jobs at the Ministry of Finance. What is more interesting is that they are performing duties that anyone can do. There is no specialty in what they are doing. So why are these people there when…

Dustbin of history

Source: The New Today Earlier this year, our brothers and sisters in Ghana, West Africa, pulled down a statue of the late P.M. Ghandi from their University, following pressure from the public who thought Ghandi was a racist who supported the apartheid system in South Africa. The following is a quote by Ghandi, he…

The Maltese assassination!!!

Source: The New Today It’s more negative publicity on the global scene for Grenada with the assassination last week of prominent Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. There are reports in two media outlets that a firm associated with Grenada and several other Eastern Caribbean islands in the billion-dollar passport selling scheme known as Citizenship…

Gov’t submits pension proposal for public officers

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchel-led New National Party (NNP) government has put forward proposals to Grenada’s public sector unions to bring an end to the 34-year old contentious issue of pension for established civil servants. Public officers were disqualified from receiving a state pension following the enactment of a People’s Law in…

Woburn Man on Cocaine Charge

Source: The New Today A 45-year old man from Woburn in South St. George appeared in court Tuesday on a charge of trafficking in cocaine with an estimated street value of EC$300, 000.00. Dexter Myland – the latest Woburn resident to be caught with cocaine Dexter Myland appeared before Chief Magistrate Her Honour Tamara…

Forrester issues warning to gov’t

Source: The New Today Terry Forrester –the former top Public Relations spokesman for the NNP regime Former executive member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government, Terrence Forrester has cautioned the administration to be on guard in the wake of allegations that a firm associated with the sale of Grenadian passports might be…

Harris Paints launches product line in Grenada

Source: The New Today Affordable paint products that are environmentally friendly, performs well, does the job quickly and economically, and can be purchased at a very competitive price and is totally dedicated to the contractors. Sales and Marketing Manager Carlton Briggs and Manager of JCN Construction John Paul Fletcher among those present for the…

No High Commissioner in London

Source: The New Today Grenada is without a High Commissioner to London following the non-renewal of the contract of former Congress Foreign Minister, Pastor Karl Hood. This was confirmed by Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell at a post-Cabinet press briefing last week Tuesday at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens. The Prime Minister…

Auto Draft

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Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?

Source: The New Today You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to…

A role for Bishop Harvey!!!

Source: The New Today This weekend could be very crucial for the industrial relations climate in the country. The ball is clearly in the court of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to engage the representatives of public sector employees to settle the issue of the one-off…

Concerns over Silver Sands

Source: The New Today A debate is currently ongoing in some quarters with regards to exactly what will become of the 10-feet road, located between the new Silver Sands development project and the nearby Day Care Center and Pre-school, currently providing public access to the Grand Anse Beach, once the multi-million dollar project is…

PM Mitchell not concerned about the strike

Source: The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is seemingly not perturbed over the two-day strike action called by the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). Speaking to reporters at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Mitchell said that the effects of the strike that…

Pan Men Still Calling for New SMC Board

Source: The New Today Despite a payment of just over quarter of a million dollars to compensate the island’s steelbands for the failure to hold Panorama in 2017, a number of the leading pannists in Grenada are still calling for the dissolution of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) and the firing of its Chief Executive…

12-year old loses life in fire

Source: The New Today Two families are left homeless and one mother is mourning the death of her child who lost her life in a house fire last Wednesday night in the Tempe area of St. George’s. Dennisha Dominic Fire fighters were called to the scene only to find two wooden houses completely engulfed…

Sheldon Monah wins appeal against the State

Source: The New Today “It is not just a victory for me. It’s a victory for all who have been brutalised by the police and got no justice….”. Sheldon Monah wins appeal in assault and battery case against Sgt. Kenny Smart Those words were uttered by Green Street resident, Sheldon Monah who won his…

Insuring the Caribbean’s future

Source: The New Today Insurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US.…

Lovely 1 discontinues service to Grenada

Source: The New Today Grenadian traffickers have been dealt a serious blow with the decision of The Lovely 1 passenger ferry to discontinue its services between St. George’s and Trinidad and St. Vincent. Lovely 1 Captain Neville Wade, who has more than 50 years in the shipping business THE NEW TODAY understands that the…

Grenada: The corruption state

Source: The New Today Lord Acton, one of the best-known historians and scholars of that era, is best known for the remark in a letter to an Anglican bishop in 1887, “Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely”. The continuing actions of the Prime Minister, Dr. Keith C. Mitchell gives credence to this quote,…

Youth involvement as GARP celebrates month of Elderly

Source: The New Today The Grenada Association for Retired Persons (GARP) is seeking to get the youth involved as they observe October as the month of the elderly with a variety of events. Executive members of GARP at the press conference to outline the plans for the month Two of the biggest events planned…

American Woman Caught With Cocaine

Source: The New Today A 26-year-old American woman has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on charges of Possession and Trafficking of approximately 5.9 ounces of Cocaine, with an estimated street value of $45, 000. Shelby Nicole Walton as she made her first court appearance last week Friday Shelby Nicole Walton was identified…

Rape Convict Terry Noel Loses Appeal

Source: The New Today The Court of Appeal on Monday upheld the consecutive 5-year and 9 months sentences handed down on former Seventh Day Adventist (SDA) Church elder, Terry Noel for crimes committed between January to August 2009 and August to December 2010 to a church member. Noel, who was 36 years old at…

Grenada Relief Efforts to Hurricane Ravaged Countries

Source: The New Today The Grenada government has approved EC$1.7 million in monetary assistance to some of the Hurricane ravaged islands across the region. According to Minister of Implementation, Hon. Emmalin Pierre, the two larger amounts will go to Cuba and Dominica which were both badly affected by Hurricane Maria two weeks ago. The…

Healthcare a catastrophe in St. Patrick’s

Source: The New Today If Grenada has a national health crisis, St. Patrick’s has a health catastrophe. About three years ago, a young woman died on the grounds of the Sauteurs Health Complex because there was no oxygen at the facility. Earlier this year, an elderly lady from Mt. Rich died at the same…

Caribbean bowed but far from beaten

Source: The New Today This week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing. Its inference was that tourism…

The QC protocol!!!

Source: The New Today In the past two weeks, THE NEW TODAY has been reporting on a matter that should be of grave concern to the Public – the attempt by government to give Queen’s Counsel status to private lawyers outside of the protocol set down by the Chief Justice of the OECS Supreme…

GUT awards TAMCC grants

Source: The New Today Twelve first year students at the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), have had their first year of studies fully covered financially by the GUT Credit Union. General Manager of the GUT Credit Union Retesha Boyd along with the 12 grant awardees The ‘TAMCC scholarship grant,’ run by GUT Credit Union…

Insp. Antoine Pleads Not Guilty

Source: The New Today Suspended Inspector of Police Clevroy Antoine made his first court appearance Monday to answer two (2) counts of Indecent Assault brought against him in connection with an incident last month involving a Grenadian-born Canadian citizen, Eleanor Peterkin-Walters who was vacationing on the island. Suspended Inspector of Police Clevroy Antoine (C)…

NDC candidates can form ‘credible, competent’ government

Source: The New Today The leader of the main opposition party in Grenada has told WIC News that his party’s “patriotic” general election candidates have the skills to take on the responsibility of government. The National Democratic Congress – represented in the Senate as the country’s de facto opposition – has finalised its list…

PANEXPORIA

Source: The New Today It is time that we Caribbean people of African descent get to realise that the steel band movement is not just about music, but mainly the significance of a story dating back centuries ago, that has a spiritual linkage with our fore parents who passed on over these years and…

October assizes get underway

Source: The New Today The October Assizes of the Criminal High Court officially opened on Tuesday with a total of 167 cases listed for adjudication, an increase of 31 cases compared to the May assizes, which had 136 cases. Sexual offences continue to dominate the cause list, with 62 of the matters listed for…

Sealey: ‘I offer myself’

Source: The New Today On the 24thAugust 2017 the nation was pleasantly informed by newcomer and now caretaker for St. Andrew North East on an NNP ticket, Kate Lewis that she offered herself to be caretaker and possible candidate for that constituency. That news broke on GBN television News that night. It was confirmed…

CARICOM heads of government meet on hurricane situation

Source: The New Today Heads of government of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) met in special emergency session on Saturday to receive an update on the effects of the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Jose on the region and progress on the co-ordinated response to provide relief for those affected. The meeting, presided over by…

Protect our Children from Child Sexual Abuse

Source: The New Today The Progress Party condemns the actions of those who seek to violate the rights of others by sexually assaulting and abusing our nation’s children. Article (33) on rights of the child states, “Government should protect children from sexual abuse”. A child must be allowed to be a child. A child…

Antoine heads Diabetes Association

Source: The New Today Medical doctor, Alister Antoine is the new President of the Grenada Diabetes Association (GDA) following recent general elections. Dr. Antoine – elected as President of the Diabetic Association He is supported on the new executive by Roslyn Douglas as Vice-President, Antonia Sandy-Antoine, Secretary, Dr. Roger Radix (MD), Treasurer; and Alexis…

CDB announces support for countries affected by Hurricane Irma

Source: The New Today The Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) has announced support for its Borrowing Member Countries (BMCs) affected by Hurricane Irma, and for the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA), which is coordinating the Region’s response to the affected states. The Bank is in the process of providing Emergency Relief Grants to Anguilla,…

Doctoral student studies archaeology/community in Grenada

Source: The New Today By Jonathan Hanna “You want pot-trie? Look, I got loads!” The half-naked man was yelling out the window of a small, dilapidated board-house, shaking a bowl full of prehistoric ceramic sherds. I looked up. “No, no, I’m just trying to find the boundaries of the site, thanks.” The man mumbled…

Post-Hurricane Irma Outreach by Foreign Affairs

Source: The New Today The Government of Grenada through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, wishes to assure everyone affected and/or concerned about others affected by Hurricane Irma, that the Ministry is currently working to confirm that ALL Grenadian nationals in Hurricane Irma’s path are safe. Affected nationals with reliable access to telecommunication are encouraged…

Sealy accuses gov’t of not monitoring sexually explicit content

Source: The New Today Political Leader of the Grenada Christian Political Party (GCPP), Derick Sealey has called on government to take action to curb the explicit uncensored sexual music and videos being aired locally via the media. Leader of the Grenadian Christian Political Party (GCPP), Derick Sealy In an exclusive interview with THE NEW…

US$32 million from sale of passports

Source: The New Today Grenada has already raised US$32 million this year from the sale of passports under its Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme, according to Chairman of the CBI committee, Kaisha Ince, an attorney-at-law from Trinidad & Tobago. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Ince who is also an Advisor…

Open Letter to Eddie Frederick

Source: The New Today I read your article of praise for Bernard Coard’s “The Grenada Revolution- What Really Happened,” published in The New Today of Fri. Sept. 01st, 2017. I must confess that I have not read the book as yet, only reviews, as a result, I cannot comment informatively on its contents. However,…

Allegations of diplomatic passport dealings!!!

Source: The New Today Is history repeating itself? THE NEW TODAY has been forced to ask this question in light of fresh allegations about the issue of Diplomatic Passports for Money, Fraudsters and the apparent tarnishing of Grenada’s reputation at this point in time. The philosopher George Santayana, warned that “those who cannot remember…

Clear Harbor Announces Award Winners

Source: The New Today On July 27th, 2017, Clear Harbor hosted their Second Quarter Leadership & Associate Awards Ceremony. Every quarter, the company recognizes employees who make positive contributions to the business in one way or another. Team members were recognized for making significant contributions to the company, having exceptional performance results, outstanding attendance,…

NDC is ready for elections!!!

Source: The New Today Grenada’s main opposition party, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has indicated its total readiness for the upcoming general elections widely expected within the next few months. Congress leader Nazim Burke – addressing the crowd Party leader, former Finance Minister Nazim Burke said that Sunday’s endorsement of Trade unionist, Ray Roberts…

Trinidad panman left disappointed

Source: The New Today A leading figure in the pan movement in neighbouring Trinidad and Tobago has left Grenada with a bitter taste in the mouth following the cancellation of the 2017 Panorama championship in Spicemas 2017. Sylvester Enile – the Trinidad Pan lover who was left disappointed with “No” panorama Ex-player with former…

Time to review Spicemas

Source: The New Today President of the Grenada Steelbands Association (GSBA), David “Peck” Edwards has called for a review of all three major shows that form part of the Spicemas festival on the island. According to Edwards, there has been a significant decline in patriotism for not only Panorama but also the entire Carnival…

The spiritual Wrestling Match

Source: The New Today The Grenada Christian Political Party (G.C.P.P.) will like to declare to all that its founder, party policies, references and sayings are not out of hate for any person or persons. All G.C.P.P hate is directed against the spirits that influence the people of the opposing political parties. This correct direction…

CIBC FirstCaribbean walk for the cure

Source: The New Today Fundraising for one of the region’s largest cancer care and awareness events has kicked off across the Dutch and English-speaking Caribbean with over USD$267,119.00 being raised so far from over 160 corporate supporters. The sixth edition of CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Walk for the Cure is expected to again attract over 20,…

Boycotted for a Knighthood

Source: The New Today Geoffrey Boycott is a BBC cricket commentator. He was an England cricketer for 24 years. Over that period, he scored 8,114 runs in 108 Test matches for England and was the first England cricketer to pass 8,000 Test runs. For this accomplishment, he received the award of Officer of the…

Armed Robbery in Broad Day Light

Source: The New Today Police believe that they have made a breakthrough in connection with Monday’s armed robbery in Boca, St. George which left one cooking gas business place losing thousands of dollars. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that two persons have been picked up for questioning and charges would most likely be…

A good catch!!!

Source: The New Today It has long been coming but it is now a reality – trade unionist/retired civil servant, sportsman and journalist Rae Roberts is now into frontline politics. Roberts is “a good catch” for any political party in the country but more so the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which is…

New board for Belvidere Estate

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has installed a new eight-member Board to serve as Directors on the controversial Belvidere Development Company Limited (BDCL) which has been inactive since the 1990’s. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press conference, Minister of Education and Human Resource Development, Anthony…

Good CSEC performance from youngest secondary school

Source: The New Today The island’s youngest secondary school, J.W Fletcher Catholic Secondary School is gloating over its outstanding performance in the 2017 CSEC examination. Laurel Bartholomew – Principal, JW Fletcher Catholic Secondary According to school principal, Laurel Bartholomew the institution had a 63.76% pass rate with its first set of form five students…

SMC Drops Steelband Panorama Ball

Source: The New Today It is said that you can judge a society by how it treats its young, its elders and its culture… In one fell swoop, Grenada disrespected and threw much shade on all three of these factors. And the Pan season in Grenada came to an abrupt halt when hundreds of…

Playing a role in Venezuelan crisis

Source: The New Today For Sir Ronald Sanders to suggest that “…it was prudent of four CARICOM governments – Grenada, Guyana, Jamaica, Saint Lucia – not to associate themselves with a declaration issued in Lima on August 8th, by 12 member-states of the OAS that gathered (with the CARICOM four) of their own volition…

Planning a better carnival!!!

Source: The New Today The following is my considered thoughts on our Carnival. To my mind the 2017 Carnival was one of the worst I observed in Grenada since Independence simply because the Powers-that-be do not know that Steel band music is one of the main pillars of Carnival and when we do not…

Panorama 2017 and the “Capture of Public Spaces”

Source: The New Today Panorama Postponed: On the evening of Saturday, August 12th, Pantastic Friday, the unthinkable happened! To the disbelief of the scores of pan players assembled to perform and their faithful fan base, Panorama was postponed – supposedly because the stage had not been constructed in time!!?? How was this possible?! Panorama…

My Reflection of Spicemas 2017

Source: The New Today Let me take a moment to reflect on Grenada’s 2017 Carnival and all the shows and parties. I continue to always look forward to going to Grenada for Carnival and that won’t change. There were a number of great takeaways from this year’s carnival. One of my biggest takeaways was…

Grenada rated a top Southern Caribbean Cruise Destination

Source: The New Today The leading cruise review site, CruiseCritic.com has recognised Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean as one of the top five Southern Caribbean destinations for cruise. CruiseCritic.com recently announced the winners of its second annual Cruisers’ Choice Destination Awards based entirely on consumer ratings submitted to the website for trips within…

Netherlands Insurance give support to Performing Arts

Source: The New Today Netherlands Insurance has extended congratulations to event promoters for their support of the performing arts during Spicemas 2017. Cross section of patrons at 10 to 10 Soca Fete “It was especially encouraging to see that these events employed a significant number of Grenadian artistes and performers, needless to say all…

Pan Association speaks out

Source: The New Today The Grenada Steelbands Association (GSBA) has blamed the state-run Spicemas Corporation (SMC) for the cancellation of this year’s Panorama competition due to the lack of a stage for the panmen to perform. President of the Grenada Steelbands Association, David ‘Peck’ Edwards “It’s not our responsibility, it is (the responsibility of)…

Lessons from India’s partition and Charlottesville’s strife

Source: The New Today On August 14 and 15, Pakistan and India, respectively, celebrated the 70th anniversary of their Independence from Britain, a country whose policies, as an occupier, fomented – and then bequeathed to them – the hostile communalism that led to their partition and their continuing antagonism. Religious dissimilarity, as Muslim and…

Investigation announced for Panorama cancellation

Source: The New Today The Government of Grenada will launch an investigation into the circumstances which led to the postponement of the National Panorama Championships which were scheduled for Saturday, August 12th at the National Stadium. The Government is extremely concerned about the fact that Panorama did not take place as planned and pan…

Research training for Multi-Dimensional Poverty underway in the OECS

Source: The New Today Training seminars that build the capacity of public servants, and community representatives, in data collection on multi-dimensional poverty are currently being held in select OECS Member States. The OECS Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for the OECS and Barbados, is conducting Training of…

Boyzie takes soca crown again to Sauteurs

Source: The New Today By Nisha Paul Boyzie – retains Soca Monarch title 24-year-old Jalon “Boyzie” Olive made history at the National Cricket Stadium last week Saturday morning when he was crowned Soca Monarch for the third consecutive year on conclusion of the highly anticipated National Soca Monarch Competition. Hailing form Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s…

Dash retains national Groovy title

Source: The New Today Policeman Shondell “Dash” Amada has successfully retained the National Groovy Monarch title with a selection called “Hit after hit,” having amassed a total of 435 points. Dash – remains as the 2017 Groovy King Dressed in a gold boxing outfit, the 26-year-old La Borie, St. George resident executed his rendition…

Financial Sense…Stepping Out on Your Own!!

Source: The New Today Passion and purpose, these are two very important and necessary ingredients for my journey through life. I believe if whatever you are doing does not make you happy, then it’s not worth doing. I resigned from a job that held great promises for me, because doing that job and working…

The Panorama fiasco!!!

Source: The New Today THE NEW TODAY is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the inquiry as announced by government into the fiasco that resulted in the cancellation of the national panorama championship last Saturday night at the national stadium. There has been no official statement from the government set-up body known as Spicemas Corporation…

Police Welfare Association supports education

Source: The New Today Fifty-six children who are sons and daughters of police officers were recipients of back to school stationery items and $200.00 in cash for being successful in the 2017 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). ACP Trevor Modeste hands monetary contribution to parent This annual initiative from the Police Welfare Association (PWA)…

Postponement of Panaroma

Source: The New Today It was a disappointing night for the nation’s steel orchestras as the 2019 national panorama competition scheduled for August 12th was abruptly postponed on the night the event was supposed to be held. A look at the stage under construction on the night that Panorama was supposed to be held…

PAN is still relevant

Source: The New Today Two weeks ago, the Catholic Pharisees in Grenada were in a tizzy over plans to have the Ordination Ceremony for the new Bishop at Spice Basket and not the built and dedicated Cathedral in St. George’s. For a moment, they failed to remember that Peter’s offer to build a tent…

St. David takes first place in National Queen Show

Source: The New Today Tamyer Munroe – being crowned as Carnival Queen 2017 Seven beauties representing the various parishes in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique took to the stage on Majestic Thursday night at the Spice Basket in Beaulieu, St George to compete for the coveted title of Carnival Queen 2017. After being judged…

Conception Dance Theatre Goes to Carifesta

Source: The New Today Immediately following Spicemas, a contingent of performers from Grenada will be traveling to Barbados to attend the Caribbean Festival of Arts also known as CARIFESTA. CARIFESTA is the largest gathering of Caribbean arts and culture and will be held from August 11-17. Conception Dancers – will be participating in the…

Resignation of Kirk Seetahal?

Source: The New Today Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal has remained tight-lipped about reports circulating in some quarters in the country that he has decided to call it a day after three years on the job. THE NEW TODAY has received information that the SMC boss tendered his…

Oh Doc!

Source: The New Today By The Mystique $8,000,000 for propaganda $300,000 for agriculture; Free school books, you take dat back Instead you giving we empty back pack Oh doc, wey me tablet? Almost 5 years, ah still kyah get 10 dollars more on road workers pay Not even 10 cents, up to dis day…

Patient dies at Medical Station

Source: The New Today Patients who were at the Health Centre in the town of St. George were asked to leave the building as one man was found dead in the washroom on Tuesday morning. St. George’s Medical Station; where weeks died THE NEW TODAY understands that the decease was identified as 50-year old…

$200, 000 BAIL FOR BOAT CAPTAIN ON DRUG CHARGES

Source: The New Today The St. George’s Magistrate Court has granted $200, 000 bail to 59-year-old, Sea Captain, Charles Russel David, who was slapped with three drug related charges after 2 separate quantities of drugs was discovered on board his vessel last week Monday. (L- R): Charles David Russel and Lydon Jerome being escorted…

Magistrate imposes strict curfew on 19-year-old

Source: The New Today A 19-year-old boy, who is facing an indictable grievous harm charge has been placed on a curfew to stay indoors between the hours of 5.00 p.m. and 6.00 a.m. by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour, Tamara Gill. Hakim Mc Queen – facing an indictable charge of grievous harm is placed on…

Relooking the carnival!!!

Source: The New Today It’s here once again – the bacchanal weekend of Spicemas. THE NEW TODAY is conscious of the thousands of Grenadians and visitors who have come to our shores to witness and participate in our annual carnival celebrations. August is the time of the year when many Grenadians put everything aside…

Terra Caribbean moves to a brand new home

Source: The New Today Real Estate company, Terra Caribbean has launched The Red Book Grenada from its new office location at the Spiceland Mall. Speaking at the launch, Managing Director of Terra Caribbean, Maria LaTouche said, “We are having a double celebration. We are happy to officially open our new ultra modern office here…

Rainbow City Mas Promoters dominate 2017 CCF

Source: The New Today The Rainbow City Mas Promoters out of the big parish of St. Andrew have captured all the top titles in the Children’s Carnival Frolic (CCF) Fancy Mas competition, which was held at the National Stadium on Saturday. Rainbow City Mas Promoters parade at 2017 CFF The more than 200-member strong…

Troubled IMANIS

Source: The New Today Junior Minister for Youth and Religious Affairs, Senator Pamela Moses has disclosed that thirty-three (33) young persons under the IMANI Programme might be expelled from the programme if their attitude towards training is not improved. Speaking at a sitting of the Upper House of Parliament, Sen. Moses said the youngsters…

RGPF promises a safe Spicemas 2017

Source: The New Today The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) intends to follow its motto of “protect and serve” as it puts plans in place for the 2017 Carnival Season. Assistant Commissioner of Police Jessmon Prince hosted the media conference on behalf of RGPF The plans of RGPF were outlined in a press conference…

Disciplinary Action for IMANIS

Source: The New Today Minister of Youth, Roland Bhola has announced that 35 trainees have been suspended from the Imani programme based on complaints from the public. Speaking in Parliament, Minister Bhola said the suspensions are not indefinitely but were done as a form of disciplinary action against these Imanis. He announced that a…

Minister Thomas: No pregnant residents at Bacolet centre

Source: The New Today Minister of Social Development and Housing, Delma Thomas has dismissed claims in some quarters of there being pregnant female residents at the newly opened Grand Bacolet Juvenile and Rehabilitation Centre. The female government minister told a sitting of Parliament that the centre which came into operation in 2016 is there…

Urbanisation as a new economic frontier

Source: The New Today In 1994 when the Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) was established, it had as its mantra: “For the development and renewal of Urban St. George”. Over the years as the foundation began to evolve the mantra was changed to: “For the Preservation & Renewal of the National Heritage of Grenada”. Despite…

‘Disquiet and confusion’ over NNP candidate selection

Source: The New Today The New National Party’s choices of general election candidates in almost half of the seats that are being contested is causing ripples among politicians and members, WIC News understands. After the debacle involving Terry Forrester – who sources have described as simply the first of many hoping to speak out…

Delay in Albert Alexis sentencing

Source: The New Today The High Court has adjourned until next month the sentencing of 62-year-old Albert Alexis for the May 2015 stabbing death of 31-year-old Alston Henry of Mt. Pleasance in St. Andrew. Albert Alexis – awaiting his sentence for non-capital murder in the May 2015 death of Alston Henry The sentence was…

Strange deaths this election season!!!

Source: The New Today The Grenada Christian Political Party asks the question – why are there so many strange and questionable deaths occurring in this election season and election year? It seems to be a trend. The talk on the street is that every election season a certain political party and politicians dive deep…

Biography of Fr. Clyde Harvey – the new Catholic Bishop

Source: The New Today Bishop-elect Fr. Clyde Martin Harvey was born in Port of Spain, Trinidad on November 9, 1948, the son of Lyndon Inniss and Beryl Harvey. He attended Moulton Hall Methodist School and Belmont Boys’ Intermediate RC School, winning a college exhibition to St. Mary’s College in 1960. There he was an…

Visit of PM Mitchell to CDB

Source: The New Today Prime Minister of Grenada and Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Keith Mitchell has urged the institution to continue playing a role in accelerating the implementation of the development agenda for the Caribbean. Dr. Mitchell greets Dr. Warren Smith, CDB President (right), during…

David Allard: The vehicle is mine

Source: The New Today A St. Andrew’s man who currently lives at Morne Jaloux is calling on the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to thoroughly launch an investigation into the stealing of his vehicle. David Allard wants his vehicle retrieved from the person who stolen David Allard walked into THE NEW TODAY newspaper on…

Bachannal in the NNP House

Source: The New Today The late Sir Herbert Blaize once said, “What goes around, comes around”. After the 2013 elections, the old guard took their familiar seats and a new crop of ‘wet behind the ears” politicians with deep pockets stumbled into our parliament. A motor car salesman was named as foreign minister but…

Surviving the end of the world!!!

Source: The New Today The question posed above is very worthy of consideration. Who would not want to survive when this world ends? The world’s end does not mean the end of the Earth. Psalm 37:9, 11 say that those who “wait on the Lord (the meek) shall inherit the earth” and “delight themselves…

Lance Aux Epines Man held with Illegal Firearm and Drugs

Source: The New Today A 46-year-old Lance Aux Epines resident has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on firearm and drug-related charges, following a shooting incident at the Sugar Mill round-a-bout during the early morning hours of July 8. Tyrone Stefon Edwards – slapped with 5 charges by the police The accused, Tyrone…

A power hungry Prime Minister in the Gardens

Source: The New Today By Helen Grenade Grenada’s New National Party (NNP) is about to burst, just like a balloon, with a thin wall in many spots, the balloon will burst as soon as the weakest spot fails to hold pressure. Since word of Terry Forrester distancing himself from Keith C. Mitchell and his…

Industrial Action against GIDC

Source: The New Today Workers at the state-owned Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) are now engaged in industrial action through the wearing of red arm bands on the job. The Public Workers Union (PWU) has ordered the workers into action over issues relating to salary increases for its members. PWU officials and Shop Steward…

As directed by the Heavenly Father:

Source: The New Today Pleasant greetings to our fellow Grenadian brothers and sisters at home and abroad. I am here conveying four mesages from many messages revealed in dreams from our Heavenly Father to the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Long ago a few persons had access to the scriptures, at a…

How much for a “good life?”

Source: The New Today We all want the good life. The truth is that many of us dream of a world where we can have everything we need and afford anything we want. Everywhere we look we see that car we should have, the Cell phone we must buy and that new pair of…

The pillars wobbling!!!

Source: The New Today The above headline is the perfect description of what is happening within “The House” of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The pillars are shaking and wobbling as the ruling party gets ready to face the next general election with a spate of internal…

Levera project developer rejects claims

Source: The New Today U.S citizen, Stephen Randall Oveson has hinted that a resolution has been reached to the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by Tokyo-based businessman, Roger Ver in connection with the Levera project in the north of the island. Oveson also said that no funds were taken from the Grenada passport selling scheme…

Forrester: Nikki Steele Must Not Run In South

Source: The New Today The removal of Health Minister Nickolas Steele as the Caretaker of the ruling New National Party (NNP) in the St. George South constituency is the main demand being made by embattled executive member, Terry Forrester to heal a rift with the party that he has been a member for the…

CARICOM discord further exposed at Grenada summit

Source: The New Today Following the very public collapse of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member unity at last month’s Organisation of American States (OAS) summit in Mexico, the bloc’s disharmony was further exposed at the heads of government meeting in Grenada. Pleas for “collective action” by the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr…

New faces from St. David’s in the Power Soca Monarch semifinals

Source: The New Today The national Power Soca Monarch competition officially kicked off last week Thursday, with the preliminary round showcasing a total of 111 competitors vying for a chance to dethrone the reigning Monarch “Jalon “Boyzie” Olive on the big Stage at the National Stadium on Fantastic Friday. Kerry – selected for the…

Seetahal: Carnival Season is not a license for lawlessness

Source: The New Today In the face of growing complaints from several communities about lawlessness from event promoters, the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) is reminding persons that they have to obtain a license from them to hold the functions. SMC CEO – Kirk Seetahal tells community revelers to be considerate CEO of the corporation, Kirk…

$60, 000 Bail in Pellet Killing

Source: The New Today A charge of Manslaughter has been brought against 25-year-old Shermika Mc Phie of Annandale, St. George, following a fatal shooting incident over the weekend, which left dead her best friend, Nigel Cadore. Nigel Cadore – died after being shot by a pellet gun The 36-year-old, Cadore, a Truck Driver of…

High Court resumes operations

Source: The New Today Grenadians can now get justice once again with the re-opening of High Courts No. 4 and No.5 on The Carenage in St. George’s. The old LIME building which houses the Supreme Court of Grenada The two courts were forced to close their doors to the public for several days due…

17-year-old in Soca Monarch semi-finals

Source: The New Today “It’s a great and awesome feeling (and) all the good words I can think off.” Those were the words uttered by the young and aspiring soca artiste, Kamron “Chucky D” St. Paul, to relay his emotions after becoming the youngest artiste to make it into the semi-final round of the…

PM Mitchell: Terry Forrester should have resigned

Source: The New Today Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has admitted that he was instrumental in firing embattled Executive member, Terry Forrester’s from two state-owned boards – the National Water & Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) and the Financial Complex. PM Mitchell – breaks his silence on the Terry Forrester issue Dr. Mitchell made the disclosure…

Answers are in the Questions

Source: The New Today Why did the Ministry of Education authorise the closing of school when there was fair weather, but did the contrary for a rainstorm? If this is how the main Education body in Grenada thinks, aren’t our children in unsafe hands? Why doesn’t the Ministry of Education pay necessary attention to…

Men, Prove That You Love Your Wives and Children!

Source: The New Today Life, or alcohol? Which is more important? Any normal thinking individual will say “Life!” However, quite a number of men in our society show that alcohol is more important to them than life. For instance, the moment some men get up in the morning, rum is all they want. Some…

Sen. Ray Roberts speaks

Source: The New Today The Minister of Public Utilities ought to recuse himself from overseeing the oil and gas exploration in Grenada if the Russian company GPG is chosen for the project. The Minister and the little known company have had a long relationship and that raises lots of unanswered questions. The media is…

Senate – mockery or memocracy?

Source: The New Today It has become of grave concern to the public-at-large that Senate President, Chester Humphrey is showing muscular bias to the opposition Senators by disallowing them the liberty to debate on diverse and pertinent issues of national importance in the Senate. In recent time, the President has taken on a class-…

New legislation for the museum

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has passed legislation in Parliament that will have far-reaching effect on the operations of the Grenada National Museum. According to government the move is intended to ensure that the museum fulfills the purpose it was intended for when it was first opened…

Kaiso Bards Tent opens

Source: The New Today The Kaiso Bards Calypso Tent got off to another early start this Carnival season with an official opening at its traditional home, the Deluxe Cinema in Grenville, St. Andrew’s last week Saturday. Findley ‘Scholar’ Jeffery- performing at the opening The Calypso Tent, which has in past years maintained the trend…

Industrial Action against GSWMA

Source: The New Today The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union (GTAWU) is planning to intensify the limited industrial action taken at the state-run Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (GSWMA). The workers are now into the second week of industrial action at the authority and are currently wearing Red Union T Shirts on the…

Surprise, surprise!!!

Source: The New Today I am writing to say that I am so shocked to see that children in Venezuela and adults too are starving right now. I have heard that we are supporting the regime there, but I wonder – support a regime that has reduced the Venezuelans to such dire straits? I…

Sen. Burke concerned about implications of GPG agreement

Source: The New Today “This is an act of cowardice.” Those were the words used by Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Sen. Nazim Burke to describe moves by government senators to block his contribution to the debate on the Hydrocarbon Exploration Incentive Bill during last week Tuesday’s sitting of…

Sen. Bernardine: I felt uncomfortable and threatened

Source: The New Today Opposition Senator Franka Alexis-Bernardine has described as “deeply disturbing,” the presence of two Caucasian men believed to be closely associated with oil and gas explorers, Global Petroleum Group (GPG), at last week Tuesday’s sitting of the Upper House. Sen. Franka Alexis-Bernardine – was concerned about the presence of “the Russians”…

Sandals Says ‘Cheers’ to Youth Netball Team

Source: The New Today It was an afternoon of positivity, bonding and reflection as Grenada’s Under 23 Netball Team was hosted at Sandals LaSource for a congratulatory get together. Left to Right: Kathy Ann Williams Gabriel (Assistant Coach), Oberon Pitterson Nattie (Head Coach), Supratik Guha (Hotel Manager), Glynis Roberts (Chief of Delegation), Keith Williams…

Opposition Senators walk out of Parliament

Source: The New Today Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke led two other Senators in walking out of Tuesday’s meeting of the Upper House in protest against an action taken by President Chester Humphrey. The three Senators were captured moments after walking out of the Trade Centre Burke…

Boatswain: Upcoming election his last

Source: The New Today Education Minister, Anthony Boatswain has dropped strong hints that the upcoming general elections will be the last he would contest in Grenada. Speaking on a local radio station, the elected Member of Parliament for the rural St. Patrick West constituency, Boatswain said if the party gives him the nod to…

Bus Driver Charged For Sexual Offences

Source: The New Today A 60-year-old bus driver from the community of Willis/New Hampshire, St. George has found himself on the wrong side of the law. 60-year-old Cecil Lewis accused of committing rape and indecent assault against a 13-year-old girl Cecil Lewis was taken into police custody after being accused of sexually assaulting and…

Bishop-elect Harvey is coming Tuesday

Source: The New Today Catholic faithfuls will get an opportunity early next week to get a glimpse of their new Bishop-elect, Fr Clyde Martin Harvey who will arrive on the island on Tuesday for a 4-day visit. Fr Clyde Martin Harvey The Vatican – head of the Roman Catholic Church in Rome – early…

Food Fair employees make second court appearance

Source: The New Today October 19 is the date set for the start of the Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into stealing and money laundering charges brought against the two female employees of the Grand Anse branch of the Food Fair Supermarket. Boca, St. George resident Vanessa Mc Burnie and Ingrid Mitchell of St. David were…

CARICOM: Pride turned to Gloom

Source: The New Today Three weeks ago, I and many other committed Caribbean integrationists, declared that the unity displayed by CARICOM countries at the Organisation of American States (OAS) on May 31 “was a moment for unbridled pride”. What happened on Monday, June 20, just days later, shattered that sense of pride as CARICOM…

Roadside Assistance from Netherlands Insurance

Source: The New Today Customers of Netherlands Insurance, leading motor and home insurer of 25 years, will now have another convenient way to access 24-hr Roadside Assistance via its new Application. With the addition of this App to its suite of services, the Company’s customers will now be able to send requests for Roadside…

BYE, BYE, TONE TONE

Source: The New Today Anthony Boatswain first became MP for St. Patrick West in 1999. He served for 9 consecutive years as MP and minister, and is now into his 5th year of another term. Surely, that is enough time for any politician worth his salt to have accomplished something meaningful for his constituency!…