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July 20, 2018

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FAO assists with reviewing 1986 Fisheries Legislation

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s has reached out to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) for assistance in reviewing the Fisheries Act of 1986, with a view towards modernization and making it more compliant with international law. FAO Legal Officer Manuela Cuvi, during the recently held…

Grenada students unveil Mural at ELAM

Source: The New Today MIRAMAR, HAVANA, CUBA, THURSDAY 14th JUNE, 2018. On Wednesday 13th June, 2018, Grenada’s Ambassador to Cuba and Dean of the Caricom Diplomatic Corp, Claris Charles on June 13 attended the unveiling of a mural dedicated to Grenada and organised by Grenadian students at Escuela Latinoamericana de Medicina (ELAM). Following is…

Special Education Schools shine in 2018 CPEA

Source: The New Today Several schools and institutions for Special Education achieved outstanding, first-time successes in the 2018 CPEA exams, including the Resource Centre for the Blind, Grenada School for Special Education and the School for the Deaf. Jeremy Hankey student at Grenada School for Special Education Speech-Language Pathologist and Autism Specialist at the…

MARTIN TIPPED TO BE NEW POLICE CHIEF

Source: The New Today Edvin Martin – the man who will soon become head of the Royal Grenada Police Force THE NEW TODAY understands that an announcement is expected to be made today (Friday) by government on a new Acting Commissioner of Police in Grenada. Well-placed sources told this newspaper that Deputy Commissioner of…

Republic Group Hosts CDB closing luncheon

Source: The New Today Republic Bank is pleased to support the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) 48th Annual Meeting of the Board of Governors, held in Grenada, May 27-31. Garvin Joefield, Economist – Republic Bank Limited The Republic Group hosted the closing luncheon on May 31st, which was attended by over 200 participants, including Dr.…

The Food Fair’s Web Store launched

Source: The New Today Shopping has just been made easier for customers of the Grand Anse branch of The Food Fair with the launch of its online supermarket. General Manager (Ag.) of The Food Fair, Philbert Lewis speaks to patrons at the launch The web store, which offers a delivery service to a distance…

Jamaican National Gets 4 Years for Drug Trafficking

Source: The New Today A Jamaican-born American citizen, who was caught with $131, 818.16 worth of Cocaine at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), has been sentenced to spend the next four years at the Richmond Hill Prison for the offence of “Trafficking (in) a Controlled Drug.” Jamaican national Keeno Taylor The sentence was…

Future of nutmeg industry

Source: The New Today The following letter can seen as a report about the bi-annual General Meeting of the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association held on May 30th 2018 at the National Stadium. Also included are my suggestions for the New Board of Directors and my new Road map for the way forward for this…

Donation towards rehabilitation at the prison

Source: The New Today The Barbados-based Regional Security System (RSS) has donated a quantity of equipment to the Richmond Hill prison to help with its Rehabilitative efforts among inmates. The list includes a personal computer, sewing machine and wood work tools. RSS Director Lt. Cdr. Brian Roberts hands over PC to PS Anna Brizan…

Funds allocated to the new Ministry of Climate Resilience

Source: The New Today The Grenada Parliament has taken steps to ensure that there is funding for the newly created Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information. The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) which won all 15 seats in the March 13 general election has passed the Appropriation…

Forum for Financing and Development

Source: The New Today Dear Mr. Editor/News Director, I write to you in my capacity as Chairman of the Grenada Jubilee Committee and Coordinator Jubilee Caribbean. In April, I went to attend a side event at the UN to attempt to get the Call of Jubilee Caribbean known to many of the bodies meeting…

Man Buried by Gravel

Source: The New Today One man was reportedly killed Wednesday when he was covered up by falling gravel from a pit in the Mt Rush area. THE NEW TODAY understands that the pit is located near to a site where the National Water & Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) has some water tanks. The man has…

Focus for senatorial debate on Grenada second CCJ/Referendum

Source: The New Today Grenadians are again faced with a one-sided House of Representatives and an expeditious manoeuvring to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Despite the politically-dominated configuration of the Senate and regrettably with it having a gross bias to the governing party,…

Top Cop to Pay $98, 000 in Damages

Source: The New Today The Court of Appeal has maintained a High Court ruling against Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Michael Francios, who was ordered to pay a sum of $98, 000 to Ryan Richards following a motor vehicle accident almost a decade ago. ACP Michael Francois – lost his appeal in the road…

Two Guyanese Fined for Cocaine

Source: The New Today Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has imposed hefty fines on two Guyanese nationals who were caught by police with cocaine in separate incidents on the island. Derrick Patterson – caught outside a popular spot in the south of the island The two are Derrick Patterson – a brother of Guyana’s Public…

A prayer for my nation

Source: The New Today Father hear my prayer! I want to say a prayer to the Lord for my Nation Oh Father! Oh Father! I want to prayer for the PM to turn back to GOD Because with lack of guidance a Nation falls, But victory is won through many advisors Living conditions are…

Local clubs excelled

Source: The New Today The Leos and Lions Clubs in Grenada excelled in Zone 3C (comprising of Clubs in Grenada and St. Vincent & the Grenadines, including Union Island), as well as in Sub District 60B, comprising of Clubs in 13 countries, starting from the Cayman Islands in the North, all the way to…

Foreign policy lessons from the resistance of the Rastafari

Source: The New Today The use of force is still very much a part of the foreign policy and diplomatic considerations of all states, even small ones. In the latter case, what they consider is not using force themselves, but force being used against them. Force is seldom military in today’s world; it is…

Francois prepared to share knowledge in Diesel Technology

Source: The New Today As the world is moving to adopt measures for climate change and a cleaner environment, small businessman, Kent “Bauxton” Francois is willing to offer his expertise in Diesel Technology to help Grenada save money through the adoption of the right technology in using diesel. Kent “Bauxton” Francois – proudly holds…

Crisis in the Judiciary

Source: The New Today “Radiation” at Lime building result in closure of High Courts A number of lawyers in Grenada have expressed grave concerns over what they called “a crisis in the Judiciary” with the closure of all high courts due to alleged radiation and continued environmental and infrastructural challenges at the High Court…

Jamaican-born American on Drug Trafficking Charge

Source: The New Today A Jamaican-born American citizen was last week Friday remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on a Drug Trafficking charge. 33-year-old Photographer, Keeno “Kamboy” Taylor, who resides in Brooklyn, New York, found himself in trouble with the law after attempting to leave the island with 1.3 kilos of cocaine, carrying an…

Grenadian Voice: Must the CCJ be commended on a simple case?

Source: The New Today It is mind-boggling reading, via the internet, the various news headlines regarding the ‘breaking story’ on the so-called unprecedented court hearing by the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) in its appellate jurisdiction and in trying to make sense out of the hot-air of the case, or trying to unfold any…

Workshop capacity building

Source: The New Today The United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in collaboration with the Office of The Integrity Commission held a workshop following up previous training on Auditing Asset Declarations from April 23-25 at the National Cricket Stadium. Participants at the workshop The participants included representatives of the Commission and Staff…

A world less safe: Caribbean not immune

Source: The New Today Events affecting Iran, prompted by the May 8 decision of U.S. President Donald Trump to withdraw America from a 2015 nuclear deal, may appear irrelevant to Caribbean countries. They are not. One of the first effects will be a rise in oil prices which has already reached US$77 a barrel…

The draconian order!!!

Source: The New Today A recent statement made by prominent attorney-at-law, Anselm Clouden purportedly on behalf of one of the island’s two female high court judges on citing motorists for contempt of court for tooting their horns too loud outside her court is causing a stir in Grenada. THE NEW TODAY is particularly concerned…

Grenada Informer: Is nothing wrong with the CCJ Bill also?

Source: The New Today The media holds the repute of being the most influential of the fourth estate in the nation – the Fourth Estate comprises the wide civil society organisations, excluding the political segment. In fact, the media is unofficially the fourth arm of government and thus it deserves respect and support –…

Macmillan-sponsored Language Buzz creates a buzz

Source: The New Today St. Louis RC Girls School came out as first place winner The St. Louis R.C. Girls school is the winner and first challenge trophy holder for the inaugural, Macmillan Education sponsored, Language Buzz competition, amassing a total of 88.3 points at the finals, which were held on April 23, at…

Police Week 2018 begins

Source: The New Today “Together we will strive to eradicate sexual abuse while safe guarding our future.” This is the theme to be used by members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for the annual observance of Police Week which this year runs from June 9-16. The event, which will have heavy focus…

NDC Youth thank supporters for sticking with the party

Source: The New Today The youth arm of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to play a more dominant role in the forward trust of the party that was humiliated for the second consecutive time in national elections in Grenada. NDC Senator Ron Redhead The Congress youth brigade held a press…

Guyanese National on Cocaine Charges

Source: The New Today A 47-year-old Guyanese National, Derrick Patterson has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill when he appeared in court Monday to face a charge of possession of Cocaine. Derrick Patterson was nabbed by the Drug Squad in the area of Springs Patterson was charged with Trafficking of a…

Government hires QC Alexis to fight Grenlec Lawsuit

Source: The New Today The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s has turned to local constitutional expert, Dr. Francis Alexis, QC to help fight the U.S-based company, WRB Enterprises and its sole electricity provider on the island, GRENLEC on a controversial levy. From left to right is Attorney Sydney Bennet, QC, Colin Cover, General…

What do you know about Oral cancer?

Source: The New Today Oral or mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer and can be defined as any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. The oral cavity includes the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, palate (roof of the mouth), sinuses and pharynx (throat). Oral cancer can…

The constitutional breach in the Senate

Source: The New Today Just before the Ceremonial Opening of the 10th Parliament, it was announced that Glynis Roberts will be made a Senator. This announcement was a matter of interest to us in the NDC because the three interest groups: the farmers, the business community and labour had already announced their Senators; and…

Competitive intelligence

Source: The New Today After examining economic indicators to understand the country or countries, which are under consideration to locate productive operations, and to select targeted markets, investors of personal or business time, skills or funds, next must engage in competitive intelligence (CI). Defining, gathering, analysing data into information and testing, disseminating and distributing…

Windrush: A contemporary tragedy

Source: The New Today It would be an understatement to suggest that the Windrush scandal has not been the UK government’s finest hour. For a start, Prime Minister Theresa May was caught making a misleading statement to the House of Commons when she commented that the decision to destroy the landing cards of those…

The powerful relevance of NDC in opposition

Source: The New Today Whether or not the prolonged calls are justifiable that Nazim Burke should not be the political leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), it would be pitiful if the real intention of the initiation and invigoration of those calls is escaped. To miss the political ploy which has been propagated…

Will Grenada have a rooftop inventory before Hurricane Season?

Source: The New Today “Saint Lucia gets ‘Rooftop inventory’ ahead of hurricane season.” So read a headline in a St.Lucia newspaper. The Disaster Vulnerability Reduction Project (DVRP), hosted a World Bank mission comprising of a Geographic Information System (GIS) Expert and a Drone Expert. The team was in Saint Lucia to undertake a rooftop…

Open letter to Nazim Burke and NDC supporters

Source: The New Today Dear Mr. Burke, You are the best Leader Grenada never had and the best Leader Grenada will have. Sir, as long as you want to be the NDC Political Leader and your party supporters want you to be Leader, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE IN TO ANY CRITICISMS. Funny enough, with…

Insufficient information?

Source: The New Today Mr Robert Robinson Deputy Commissioner Office of the Integrity Commission St George. April 27th, 2018 Dear Sir, “The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing.” – Edmund Burke A self-explanatory and significant quotation which influences justifiable observation. Where are the “good men” in…

New Faces In The Senate

Source: The New Today Today’s Ceremonial Opening of Parliament will see a number of new faces taking their seats in both Houses of Parliament. Jude Cadett – the NNP Youth Arm President has been given a senatorial appointment It marks the return to Parliament of former Congress government minister, Glynis Roberts, the current political…

PM Mitchell talks Climate Change at Commonwealth Summit

Source: The New Today With a very active hurricane season projected for 2018 and reminiscing on the impacts the season had on the region in 2017, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has advocated the need for intense action by the Commonwealth in preparing for its members for the adverse effects of Climate Change. Dr.…

Commonwealth summit proved reparations demand is nonsense

Source: The New Today So, the latest Commonwealth summit has ended and, while all sorts of issues were discussed, one supposedly important issue was totally ignored. This is the issue of reparations for slavery. Was it because the leaders of our Caribbean nations felt too intimidated by the royalty of the British queen, was…

GFA adds new Floor to Administrative Building

Source: The New Today In the next four months, the Grenada Football Association (GFA) is expected to have a new floor on its administrative building at Queen’s Park in St. George’s, which is expected to help alleviate expenses associated with accommodation for teams in training. GFA President Cheney Joseph The Sonrise Construction Company was…

Government awaits money from Mexico to finish Parliament

Source: The New Today Government is yet to receive the US$2 million from Mexico for the completion of the Parliament Building. According to Minister of Infrastructure Development, Gregory Bowen the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration is awaiting the money mainly to do the ground work for the building. Speaking at last week’s post-Cabinet…

“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…

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…

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…