LOCAL NEWS

12-year old loses life in fireTwo families are left homeless and one mother is mourning the death of her child who lost her life in a house fire last Wednesday night in the Tempe area of St. George’s. Fire fighters were called to the scene only to find two wooden houses completely engulfed in flames and a mother screaming for her physically challenged daughter who was in one of the buildings. Unfortunately, 12-year old Dennisha Dominic, who was diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy perished in the fire.

LOCAL NEWS

Sheldon Monah wins appeal against the State“It is not just a victory for me. It’s a victory for all who have been brutalised by the police and got no justice….”. Those words were uttered by Green Street resident, Sheldon Monah who won his appeal in an assault and battery case brought against Sergeant of Police, Kenny Smart following an incident in February 2013. The Justices of the Court of Appeal ruled in Monah’s favour in a ruling handed down last Friday at a sitting in St. George’s.

LOCAL NEWS

Lovely 1 discontinues service to GrenadaGrenadian traffickers have been dealt a serious blow with the decision of The Lovely 1 passenger ferry to discontinue its services between St. George’s and Trinidad and St. Vincent. THE NEW TODAY understands that the ferry, which started travelling to and from Grenada during the last week in April, left the island on August 23 and has not returned since. The double-decker boat, which has a seating capacity of 350 persons, operated through local agents Paddy’s Shipping.

COMMENTARY

Insuring the Caribbean’s futureInsurers and re-insurers are facing major losses in the wake of the damage done in the Caribbean and the United States by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria. These losses will have a direct and immediate impact on insurance premiums across the entire Caribbean and the Eastern seaboard of the US. Higher building and flood insurance costs coming on top of the costs of rebuilding damaged properties will prove to be too expensive to many home owners and proprietors of businesses.

COMMENTARY

Caribbean states will not shut up or be shut outThe rights of Caribbean states in the international community are once again being threatened. This time the spokesman is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University, Benjamin N. Gedan, who wrote an Opinion piece published by the Wall Street Journal on September 25 entitled: “For Venezuela’s Sake, Dismantle the Organisation of American States. Tiny Caribbean states have outsize power, and many are in thrall to the Caracas regime”.

COMMENTARY

Caribbean bowed but far from beatenThis week I was asked to provide an answer to a question posed by an influential Washington-based publication regarding the future of tourism in the Caribbean in the wake of the damage wreaked, in quick succession, by two Category 5 hurricanes. The question was disturbing.

COMMENTARY

Reduce or Multiply: You DecideBy William Joseph The process from nothing to something is one that is Creator-made for human existence. Whether one takes pleasure in doing or having nothing or is indifferent; or drives oneself for more, depends on one’s beliefs and decisions. In all aspects of life whether personal, social, spiritual or political, people are challenged to reduce or to multiply. It’s a choice or judgment thing. To reduce is to be so closed and negative that one virtually takes away from life.

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