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April 23, 2018

Grenada

New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys

Source: The New Today The Father Maligan Home for Boys at Richmond Hill in St. George’s has received a facelift and an additional wing to provide greater comfort to the underprivileged and vulnerable boys living there. New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys Approximately $1 million worth of assistance was provided to the…

“Keeping it real – Cancer affecting men”

Source: The New Today Testicles (commonly referred to as “balls”) are the part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of sperm. Men worldwide really cherish their testicles as to most of them it defines what it is to be a man. But do men really know how to take…

Call for legislation to protect media workers

Source: The New Today The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) is appealing to all arms of the state to recognise the rights and role of the media, by facilitating laws that would allow for the smooth flow of information. This call follows an article published in the March 30 edition of THE NEW TODAY…

Thirty nine years of diplomatic relations

Source: The New Today On April 14th, the Grenada Embassy in Havana celebrated 39 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Gustavo Linares, Amb. Charles and Maria Caridad Bulaguer Those present at the planned event included Students, Cubans of Grenadian descent, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to Grenada,…

POLICEMAN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL ACT ON SCHOOLGIRL

Source: The New Today A Sergeant of Police is under investigation in Grenada for allegedly sexually assaulting a schoolgirl believed to be around the age of fifteen. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that the officer who is often seen on duty in the city has already been interviewed by the Criminal Investigation…

Brian Melito talks about the 2016 murder of his wife

Source: The New Today “My life is defined by one half when I felt that I was one of the luckiest people in the world and then ever since January 24, 2016 when I’ve suddenly become one of the unluckiest people in the world.” Brian Melito – husband of the murdered woman Those were…

Kidnapped victims are still alive !!!

Source: The New Today The Venezuelan kidnappers of two persons including a Grenadian in an alleged illegal drug business that went sour have released a second video on Social Media demanding a ransom payment for their release. A Venezuelan gunman is openly seen pointing a gun to the head of Marlon Garraway of Soubise,…

The late Fr. Peter Clarke

Source: The New Today English-born Dominican Catholic priest, Fr. Peter Clarke who spent most of his religious life serving in Grenada was finally laid to rest on Tuesday. The late – Fr. Peter Clarke Fr. Peter died on March 27 at age 86. He was born on April 5, 1932 with his twin brother…

“Shabba” attacked and injured

Source: The New Today One man is hospitalised nursing several chop wounds to his body, while the alleged perpetrator is at large, following an incident that occurred on Monday night in the vicinity of Motley Hill in St. George. Information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that the victim, 54-year-old Clyde ‘Shabba’ Braveboy from Morne…

INACTIVE CARNIVAL QUEEN

Source: The New Today The launch of the 2018 Spicemas has ignited a concern I have had for several years. The concern is that of the lack of a dignified role for the National Carnival Queen. On Carnival Thursday night when the queen show is held, a Grenadian woman filled with intelligence, talent, and…

Two remanded on Non-Capital Murder charge

Source: The New Today Two young men from the small village of Beaton in St. David are facing a joint charge of Non-Capital Murder in connection with the March 24 death of 61-year old Francis Williams of the same village. Auto Body Repairman Davis Gulston and 25-year-old Construction Worker, Johnny Perryman, face a maximum…

Co-op Bank opens new “Excellence Centre” banking facility

Source: The New Today Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited officially opened the doors of its new premises for the Spiceland Mall Retail Banking Unit, located at the recently added wing of the Spiceland Mall. Co-op Bank employees at the newly opened Spiceland Mall Retail Banking Unit The Banking facility, dubbed the “Excellence Centre” was established…

The progressives are very impatient!!!

Source: The New Today Because of Good Friday we can celebrate the risen Christ. Without Peter’s denial and betrayal there would have been no Good Friday. In the midst of betrayal and hypocrisy there is hope. I trust that you had a Blessed Easter and that we can muster the hope required to survive…

The Caribbean: Facing a Fatal Fate

Source: The New Today High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast of the United States of America by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean. As the level of the sea continues to rise,…

Only people with Valid IDs should vote

Source: The New Today by Ray Roberts Victory is sweet – and even sweeter when it is a whitewash, hence the celebration is magnanimous and I congratulate the winning NNP. And in government, I wish them every success. Now here is the big challenge for our Social Partners who are held in high esteem…

Pure Grenada Welcomes World Arc Rally 2018

Source: The New Today Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean was delighted to welcome the final 14 yachts in the World ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Round the World race 2017-2018. GTA CEO Patricia Maher (left) standing with Eileen and Ken Swan of S/Y Aurora, first prize winners of World Arc 2018 World…

Grenada: First Discovery

Source: The New Today Global Petroleum Group, which has conducted recent exploration activities in Grenada, for which INEXS provided the geoscience and reservoir engineering analysis, has announced indications of exploration success while drilling the Nutmeg 2 well offshore Grenada in the Tobago Trough. The most recent edition of GEOExPro magazine, (Vol.14, No.6) published an…

The Third Sector Forum

Source: The New Today The NGO Caribbean Development Foundation (NCDF) is launching The Third Sector Forum, a series of workshops in the Eastern Caribbean focusing on institutional strengthening for NGOs and other charities. The agenda will focus on aspects of NGO Governance and management, which will include fundraising strategies and grant proposals. The Forum…

NNP dominated the NDC party on Tuesday night

Source: The New Today The ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell continued its dominance of electoral politics in Grenada with another clean sweep of all fifteen seats in Tuesday’s general elections. Rae Roberts – the popular trade unionist was notvictorious on March 13 By 6.30 p.m, it was clear…

Don’t legalise the herb!!!

Source: The New Today Grenada, the lovely land of my birth where people lived as one family. People cared for others and bore others burdens, today things have changed to the extent that some who have climbed life’s ladder tries to throw it down on reaching the top where there is plenty of room.…

Bank fees!!!

Source: The New Today I went to a particular bank to do a withdrawal over the counter. I know the amount to do that is $1.79. However, I was astonished when I was told it had increased to $2.40. I inquired from the teller when this came into effect, I was told on February…

A mistake should be the greatest teacher

Source: The New Today Grenada deserves what they get. No leader can go in and change what Keith created – a group of young people who want instant gratification, hand outs and a little $700 a month to keep then impoverished and right where he wants them. Keith operates like all populist leader. You…

Silver Sands Phase 2

Source: The New Today Permit me to draw to your attention to the Bill Board which has been recently erected in the Riviera Lot adjoining Camehogne Park – Silver Sands Phase 2. There are reports that surveying of the road area has been taking place over the last few weeks. There are suggestions that…

Tuesday draweth nigh!!!

Source: The New Today With four days to go, one of the longest campaign periods in Grenada is now winding down with the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) putting the final pieces in place for Tuesday’s national poll. The curtains will come down on Sunday with…

Decision Day is Tuesday

Source: The New Today Grenadians will vote Tuesday in their 8th general election since the island returned to the Parliamentary system of government following the 1979-83 non-elected leftist rule by the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) of executed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. The election will be a straight fight between the ruling New National Party…

Another Policeman Under Investigation!!!

Source: The New Today A law enforcement officer attached to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) Music Band is currently under investigation in a sexually-related incident that resulted in a female attempting to commit suicide. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the officer was questioned last week by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID)…

The “Progressive Forces”

Source: The New Today This is intended to shed some light on the hypocrisy behind the persons charading today as the progressive forces and mastermind of Project Grenada who have conveniently taken up residence in the House hoping to evict the landlord and take full control. After all this has been their only modus…

Political parties hold rallies as election day draws near

Source: The New Today The two main political parties staged massive rallies here on Sunday promising voters a better Grenada as the count down to the March 13 general election draws near. Both the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed…

PWU agrees to sign pension restoration and reform MOU

Source: The New Today The membership of the Public Workers Union (PWU) last week Friday agreed to sign on to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the issue of pension restoration and reform to ensure that they are not left out of the process. Public officers during last week Friday’s special meeting at the…

Complain of negligence at the General Hospital

Source: The New Today A female St. George resident believed to be in her 60’s has complained to THE NEW TODAY about the care given to her 85-year-old mother at the St. George’s General hospital. The woman who walked into this newspaper and broke down in tears said that her mother went in without…

McQueen slapped with Non-Capital Murder Charge

Source: The New Today A 53-year-old Security Officer of Grand Anse Valley is facing an indictable charge of Non-Capital Murder after allegedly causing the December 30, 2017 death of 84-year-old Franklin St. Paul. Michael Mc Queen The charge against Michael Mc Queen arose out of an altercation that occurred on October 15, 2017, during…

Peter – the power seeker

Source: The New Today I’m hearing that Peter David goes many mornings to Mt. Royal to be with Keith Mitchell. I can imagine how giddy Peter David feels to be so near to grasping power. Or is he so near? Perhaps he is worried by the fact that the NDC seemed to bring a…

NNP – a party in crisis

Source: The New Today With only a few weeks remaining before the general elections, the New National Party finds itself in an identity crisis. It is a case of the party not knowing itself anymore. Consider this! Old stalwarts like former General Secretary Joslyn Whiteman and former PRO Terry Forrester have been sufficiently alienated…

“WRB, you are out of place”

Source: The New Today In a blistering attack on a U.S company with controlling interest in Grenada’s sole electricity company, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has accused WRB Enterprises of interfering in the electoral process in the country. “I have a serious problem with that,” Dr. Mitchell told supporters of the ruling New National…

Grenlec has performed!!!

Source: The New Today I am shocked to hear the attack on WRB and Grenlec by our Prime Minister at his rally on Sunday night. Why would Dr. Mitchell accuse WRB of interfering in Grenada’s electoral matters? And he had the gall to say that he would contact his friends in the U.S government…

Is the NNP beatable in 2018?

Source: The New Today Dey ask me dat question, so ah answering, “YES” boldly, as I have not been given the spirit of fear. Begin by recognising that 2018 is ‘The Year of the Young Voter’! Ponder this reality well! Secondly, where human beings are concerned, nothing is cast in stone. Opinions can change…

A step closer to Pension restoration

Source: The New Today With general elections only days away, the Keith Mitchell-led government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with some Public Sector bodies to address the long-outstanding pension issue for public officers. THE NEW TODAY understands that a deal is in the making based on behind the scene manoeuvres involving the…

Free election comes under the microscope

Source: The New Today Supervisor of Elections, Alex Phillip has come under scrutiny from the Civil Society Grouping in Grenada. The group, headed by Judy Williams met with Phillip to discuss a number of concerns especially allegations of voter-padding on the sister isle of Carriacou & Petite Martinique with Vincentian nationals. Speculation is rife…