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May 23, 2017

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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

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,

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

US$1 Million Fraud Linked to Levera

Source: The New Today | US Million Fraud Linked to Levera Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Nelson has confirmed that he ordered the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to investigate allegations that controversial Utah businessman, Robert Martin Oveson has scammed a multimillionaire of US$1 million to facilitate the Levera project in the north of the island.

Funeral or Bacchanal?

Source: The New Today | Funeral or Bacchanal? Some would say, “It has become part of our culture – drumming and dancing at a funeral!” Sadly,  in many cases, whining and other vulgar body movements have become part of funerals. Come on!  Persons have lost a loved one in death, the worst enemy of mankind.

Dr Tax – the man without vision!!!

Source: The New Today | Dr Tax – the man without vision!!! The topic of political vision has become NNP’S latest propaganda tool. In a recent advert by the NNP on GBN and other media houses, the NNP claimed that the NDC has no vision, but this NNP bunch of misfits should be the last

Poor and exposed!!!

Source: The New Today | Poor and exposed!!! Friends, countrymen, Grenadians, men of my own country greetings. As your countryman, I write once again, but before I get on to my topic, I will quote from an old saying, “when we are poor you are exposed” having noticed the challenges we are faced with in

The spread of the corruption virus!!!

Source: The New Today | The spread of the corruption virus!!! In the last two decades or so, this nation of ours has been able to hold its own on the world’s stage in sports, academia, and, on platforms like the Chelsea Flower show, outperform the rest of the world. Gold medals have been ours,

NDC responds to TV attack

Source: The New Today | NDC responds to TV attack Following the blatant and undemocratic action of the failing NNP Administration in the politically motivated and arbitrary firing of the Registration Officers; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) condemns in the strongest possible terms an advertisement aired on both the Grenada Broadcasting Network and on MTV

Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution

Source: The New Today | Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution There is growing concern among international investors in Grenada’s citizenship-by-investment program about the attempt by the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s to seize a foreign-owned resort. A Justice of Appeal has temporarily blocked the government’s plan to forcibly end a 99-year lease

A call for society to be compassionate to mental health patients

Source: The New Today | A call for society to be compassionate to mental health patients Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Prevention Medicine at St. George’s University (SGU), Dr. Shelly Rodrigo is urging the nation to promote empathy, sympathy, tolerance and discipline to mental health patients. Dr. Shelly Rodrigo Dr. Rodrigo

Moves on to confiscate Chitan’s assets

Source: The New Today | Moves on to confiscate Chitan’s assets The State is making moves to confiscate assets belonging to former Accountant at Columbus Communications, Elvin Chitan who has been charged with fraud. Elvin Chitan – to know his fate on Tuesday Chitan an Elder with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, pleaded guilty to

Canadian Government offering financial assistance to social groups

Source: The New Today | Canadian Government offering financial assistance to social groups The Government of Canada is this year pumping CAD $80,000 in a number of projects in Grenada which address social issues of gender equality and empowerment of women and girls, and violence against women and children through its flagship programme, “Canada Fund

Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood!

Source: The New Today | Jehovah’s Witnesses and Blood! I heard the woman saying to two Jehovah’s Witness (JWs) ladies who were preaching in her area, “You all go your way because if I want blood to live, you all won’t give me!” The Witness ladies were willing to explain their stand on blood and

Government is unmoved by Rex’s Trip Advisor award

Source: The New Today | Government is unmoved by Rex’s Trip Advisor award A Trip Advisor award is not enough to change government’s mind about acquiring the Grenadian by Rex Resort. This was told to reporters on Tuesday by Minister of Health, Social Security and International Business, Nickolas Steele who addressed the weekly post-Cabinet Briefing

Health Minister not in support of Dangerous Dog Act

Source: The New Today | Health Minister not in support of Dangerous Dog Act Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele has denied reports circulating in the country that he has handed back to a number of dog owners in some of the well-to-do areas of the island their animals that were seized by the Ministry of

Keithism has to come to an end!!!

Source: The New Today | Keithism has to come to an end!!! A transparent and unbiased analysis of Grenada will reveal that the country is in a state of hopelessness. And given that we are a resilient and warm people, we suppress the frustrations formed as a result of this hopelessness. The people I speak

The promises made by controversial Oveson to Levera

Source: The New Today | The promises made by controversial Oveson to Levera Less than two months after being introduced as the man to transform the north of the island and especially the Levera area, controversial U.S investor Robert Martin also known as Robert Martin Oveson has disappeared from the Spice Isle. THE NEW TODAY

Dilapidated wall poses threat to River Road users

Source: The New Today | Dilapidated wall poses threat to River Road users At least one concerned motorist has spoken out about the potential dangers posed to pedestrians and motorists travelling along the River Road Main Road by a section of the dilapidated wall that runs along the St. George’s Cemetery in the River Road

Full-blown electoral crisis

Source: The New Today | Full-blown electoral crisis The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is sounding the warning that our nation is in a full-blown electoral crisis. The Government’s firing of seven senior Presiding Officers is the latest in a series of unprecedented moves it has made to gain an unfair electoral advantage in the upcoming

Call for revamp of GSBA

Source: The New Today | Call for revamp of GSBA One of Grenada’s best known steel band enthusiasts, Cecil Noel wants to see a revamp of the local steel band movement. Cecil Noel – GSBA needs to be revamped Noel who is associated with FLOW Commancheros as its Director told members of the media last

The Isle of Conflict!!!

Source: The New Today | The Isle of Conflict!!! If Health Minister, Nickolas Steele is to be believed then Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade might have bowled a very significant ball in removing in one swoop of the pen several of the Returning Officers from the Parliamentary Electoral Office. Mr. Steele told reporters on

Fundamental rights and freedom!!!

Source: The New Today | Fundamental rights and freedom!!! After so many years of enjoying and learning more about their rights and freedom, Grenadians are today experiencing a total contrast and something very opposite to that. Could you imagine that the policymakers have trampled upon the fundamental rights and freedom of the people directly with

Young Leaders 2017 aims to make a difference in communities

Source: The New Today | Young Leaders 2017 aims to make a difference in communities The theme “I am we: Volunteering for Impact” for the Young Leaders Competition 2017 is expected to allow students to make tangible and sustainable difference for a group within their communities through volunteerism. Students and teachers at launch of 2017

Burke Sues Keith Mitchell

Source: The New Today | Burke Sues Keith Mitchell Former Finance Minister, Nazim Burke has given instructions to his team of lawyers to institute legal proceedings against Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell after he ignored demands made to apologise for alleged libelous statements against him. PM Mitchell – seems ready for the legal battle Burke

Legislation to stop Styrofoam coming

Source: The New Today | Legislation to stop Styrofoam coming The importation and restriction of the use of Styrofoam receptacles may soon become a thing of the past in Grenada, according to Health Minister Nickolas Steele. Appearing on a recent television programme, the Minister said that hopefully in the first quarter of this year, he

Elvin Nimrod captured with “convicted” Oveson

Source: The New Today | Elvin Nimrod captured with “convicted” Oveson Controversial U.S citizen, Robert Martin also known in some quarters as Robert Martin Oveson has been linked to Grenada’s passport selling scheme, Citizenship By Investment (CBI) since its re-introduction back in 2013. The controversial Robert Martin also known as Robert Martin Oveson on extreme

The death trap!!!

Source: The New Today | The death trap!!! Ms. Arlene Buckmire-Outram Permanent Secretary Ministry of Tourism Botanical Gardens St. George’s February 3, 2017 Dear Ms. Outram, Stop the Statistics In this letter I will endeavor to be very brief. Umer Rashid was 26 when the incident happened in April 2002 Mohammed Rashid was 18 years

WHO IS THIS MAN?

Source: The New Today | WHO IS THIS MAN? Who is this man? This is a very interesting question and it is proper timing for such a question to be asked.  Was that question ever asked before or did any person or persons had the opportunity to answer such a question or did they had

Nazim or Peter for Prime Minister!!!

Source: The New Today | Nazim or Peter for Prime Minister!!! February 7, 2017, saw Grenada celebrating its 43rd anniversary of Independence in a rather low-keyed and uninspiring fashion. The two female TV presenters were very poor in their commentary. The absence of an assuring male voice was opportunity missed at a time when the

Scholarships to attend SGU

Source: The New Today | Scholarships to attend SGU It’s a new year gift for 48 aspiring healthcare practitioners in Grenada as they have been awarded scholarships worth $19m to be part of the January 2017 intake at St. George’s University (SGU). Members of the scholarship selection committee, officials from bothSGU and government, along with

We stand firm!!!

Source: The New Today | We stand firm!!! The Robert Martin Oveson affair has lessons for both the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on conducting business with foreign investors. It is clear to THE NEW TODAY newspaper that there is a

Baptiste calls for Seales to be investigated

Source: The New Today | Baptiste calls for Seales to be investigated Former Opposition Leader, Michael Baptiste has called on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to investigate what he described as the “on the spot fine” that is being issued by Magistrate Jerry Seales on persons appearing before him. The Magistrate who is presiding over

Canadian Seasonal Farm Programme

Source: The New Today | Canadian Seasonal Farm Programme Government has announced plans to revamp the selection process for the Canadian Seasonal Farm Programme, according to Minister of Youth and Sports, Roland Bhola. Speaking at the weekly post -Cabinet Press Briefing last week Tuesday at the Ministerial Complex, the Minister said that a five member

Police body wants more money

Source: The New Today | Police body wants more money The Police Welfare Association of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has rejected the one-off payment package of EC$1000.00 being offered by the Keith Mitchell government for the period 2013-16. According to well-place sources, PWA is seeking to get a commitment from the ruling New

Integrity Commission expresses surprise

Source: The New Today | Integrity Commission expresses surprise The Integrity Commission (IC) and the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) both represent Grenada on the Commonwealth Caribbean Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies (CCAICACB), a regional body supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and a representative from the Commonwealth Secretariat is an Executive Member. The CCAICACB

Poultry Policy coming

Source: The New Today | Poultry Policy coming Protection of the local poultry industry may soon come on line. Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Grenada Poultry Association, Josh Lewis has announced that efforts are being made to get a Poultry Policy passed within the next two months. Joshua Lewis – favours a poultry policy

Economic Growth and Job Creation

Source: The New Today | Economic Growth and Job Creation A former high-ranking civil servant in Grenada, Curlan Gilchrist has said that people should be the object and subject of development in the growth of any economy. Curlan Gilchrist – we don’t have jobs Gilchrist, a former Director of Statistics in the Ministry of Finance,

Axcel opens new office in Grenville

Source: The New Today | Axcel opens new office in Grenville Axcel Finance Grenada has expanded its services to the big parish of St. Andrew making micro-financing more accessible to persons residing in rural communities to the north and north eastern parts of the island. Regional Manager, Credit and collections, Axcel Finance, Patricia Bissessar During

Has Nazim Burke cleared the air?

Source: The New Today | Has Nazim Burke cleared the air? The saga between former Minister of Finance, who’s now Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress, V Nazim Burke, and Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr Keith Mitchell over Burke’s application to the Commonwealth Secretariat for employment has taken a new turn. What started in

CRIMINAL RECORD OF ROBERT MARTIN OVESON

Source: The New Today | CRIMINAL RECORD OF ROBERT MARTIN OVESON THE NEW TODAY can confirm that U.S national, Robert Martin Oveson who was once identified as the brainchild behind the multi-million dollar Levera development project in St. Patrick has a criminal record in Utah. The criminal record as lodged in a local court in

Alexandra Walks Away

Source: The New Today | Alexandra Walks Away By Careema Lewis It’s a possible case of not feeling needed, as Alexandra Otway-Noel becomes the first minister to resign her portfolio with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) that took up office in 2013. The Member of Parliament for the South St. George Constituency sent

Lisa Telesford removed as Registrar

Source: The New Today | Lisa Telesford removed as Registrar Registrar of the Supreme Court, Lisa Telesford has been removed from the position. Attorney Lisa Telesford According to a well-placed source, Telesford, an attorney-at-law, was transferred as part of a backlash from the November 24 Referendum on Constitutional Reform. He said that the Registrar has

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel

Source: The New Today | The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel as a member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has been met with mixed reaction. There has been talk for sometime now about the future of the Member of Parliament for the South St. George constituency and her

Father Gets 9 years For Incest

Source: The New Today | Father Gets 9 years For Incest A 52-year-old Cook Hill Road, St. Andrew resident, Fitz Alexander, was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next 9 years and 2 months of his life behind bars after being found guilty on four counts of incest last November. Fitz Alexander – described as

New CEO at Huggins

Source: The New Today | New CEO at Huggins Najuma Francis Anya Menezes-Chow Chung After 50 years at the helm, George Menezes has stepped down to make way for his daughter, Anya Menezes-Chow Chung to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Geo. F. Huggins & Company Grenada Limited. The change in the

GPA Chair calls for International Ship Registry

Source: The New Today | GPA Chair calls for International Ship Registry Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA), Dr. Wayne Sandiford has cited the need for consideration to be given at the policy level towards establishing an open international ship registry in an effort to help boost the performance

Steele: Government is not taking pleasure in acquiring Rex

Source: The New Today | Steele: Government is not taking pleasure in acquiring Rex A senior government minister has come out in defense of the action of the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to compulsorily acquire the Rex Grenadian Resort property in the south of the island. Speaking

Mt. Agnes gets treated water for the first time

Source: The New Today | Mt. Agnes gets treated water for the first time As a result of government paying off outstanding payments to the island’s lone water company, NAWASA, the people of Mt Agnes and Pomme Rose, will be benefitting from treated pipe borne water for the first time. Officials of Government and NAWASA

Victimisation is real in Grenada

Source: The New Today | Victimisation is real in Grenada Over four years ago I submitted an application  to the Ministry of Lands and Housing to  purchase a piece of land to  erect my tourism office to further serve and  enhance the tourism  industry which I have been  serving  for the past eighteen years. I

The Levera red flag!!!

Source: The New Today | The Levera red flag!!! Another red flag has been raised about a foreign investor who has come to Grenada to do business on the island. THE NEW TODAY believe that the relevant authorities should look into allegations being made by U.S and Canadian citizens about one Robert Martin Oveson who

Public officers reject $1000 one-off payment

Source: The New Today | Public officers reject 00 one-off payment The ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has turned to Attorney General, Cajeton Hood for legal options that might be available in dealing with public sector unions on salary increases. A high level source told this newspaper that

NDC to unveil Council of spokespersons on Saturday

Source: The New Today | NDC to unveil Council of spokespersons on Saturday The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has announced plans to unveil its newly established Council of Spokespersons on Saturday in keeping with its recently launched policy Agenda for the period 2017-2030. Party Chairman, Vincent Roberts, who made the announcement during the

78 Police Officers receive promotion

Source: The New Today | 78 Police Officers receive promotion Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James has distanced himself from being engaged in corrupt practices in the selection process of Police Officers for promotion within the rank of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). The officers who now hold down the positions in the High

GTA unveils 2017 plans

Source: The New Today | GTA unveils 2017 plans By Gay Nagle Myers The Grenada Tourism Authority began the year with a new face at the helm, initiatives set to launch and the addition of Mint to its airlift portfolio. Patricia Maher joined the authority as its CEO on Dec. 19 just as the high

Industrial problem at Grenada Distillers

Source: The New Today | Industrial problem at Grenada Distillers An industrial dispute is brewing at Grenada Distillers between Management and the workers who are represented by the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU Grenada). The bargaining agent of the workers has accused the company of wanting to decertify the union. THE NEW TODAY understands

Succession plan for NNP Leadership

Source: The New Today | Succession plan for NNP Leadership A debate has started among some leading political activist within the governing New National Party (NNP) over who should succeed the ageing 70-year old leader, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Former Revolutionary soldier, Kennedy (KB) Budhlall, along with Insurance Executive, Stan Phillip, and radio station

Burke clarifies VAT reduction

Source: The New Today | Burke clarifies VAT reduction Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress NDC), Senator Nazim Burke has sought to set the record straight on the lowering of the Value Added Tax (VAT) on certain building materials in 2012 when he was the country’s Minister of Finance. Sen. Burke was

NDC to hold Town Hall meeting on January 26

Source: The New Today | NDC to hold Town Hall meeting on January 26 January 26 is the date set by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for a Town Hall meeting at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex in Grand Anse, to discuss issues surrounding the country’s economy. According to NDC Chairman, Vincent Roberts,

Prime Minister attacks NEW TODAY once again

Source: The New Today | Prime Minister attacks NEW TODAY once again Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Dr. Keith Mitchell has once again launched a scathing attack on the weekly NEW TODAY newspaper slamming it as a “scandal sheet”. During his wrap of the 2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the Lower House

Farmers to be compensated before Christmas

Source: The New Today | Farmers to be compensated before Christmas Ninety-seven farmers in the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Patrick, who were significantly affected due to the freak weather system that occurred last month, can now breathe a sigh of relief as a special ceremony is being planned before the Christmas holiday to

Grenadian student tops FCCA poster competition

Source: The New Today | Grenadian student tops FCCA poster competition For the first time ever, a Grenadian student, Cherise Blanche of the St. Andrew Anglican Secondary School (SAASS), has taken the top prize in the annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Poster competition. Winners and finalists with Captain of the ship, Bob Oliver, other

NDC Christmas message

Source: The New Today | NDC Christmas message The Leader, National Executive and membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) extend to our brothers and sisters across these three Islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as to all Grenadians in the Diaspora, our very best compliments of the season. There is always

Strengthening Praedial Larceny and control

Source: The New Today | Strengthening Praedial Larceny and control In 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture will use increased methods in tackling the issue of Praedial Larceny, one of them being the establishment of a special court session to deal exclusively with the problem. Praedial Larceny has become one of the most increased crimes affecting

The Spirit of Christmas!!!

Source: The New Today | The Spirit of Christmas!!! It’s another year when Jesus Christ takes centre stage around the globe. Many scholars and non-believers have given different versions of the life and teachings of Jesus – the one who Catholics around the world refer to as the only Son of God that was sent

SOG Foods come on stream

Source: The New Today | SOG Foods come on stream A new supermarket has opened its doors to residents of Calivigny and the environs. SOG Foods, located just past Fort Jeudy gap, was formally opened on December 9 with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. Business owner Otis Gay with members of his staff The

Christmas Message of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell

Source: The New Today | Christmas Message of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell Warmest greetings to all those who share in the joy of the Christmas season. Around the world, friends, families and communities come together at Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, in the spirit of the season. Christmas is arguably the

A Christmas Party to Remember

Source: The New Today | A Christmas Party to Remember Clear Harbor Cares in partnership with Gift Grenada Inc. hosted an unforgettable Christmas Party for the Preschool, Kindergarten and 1st Grade students of Corinth Government School on December 2. The event included carol singing, games, refreshments and a Santa Claus bearing gifts for every child.