Castration or the Gallows!!!

Every time a minor is sexually abused in Grenada, there is a loud outcry by the public and within days of the incident it is back to business as normal. The brutal weekend rape and killing of 9-year old Ariel should provide the perfect platform for us as a country and people to put on the table for discussion the best possible way to deal with rapists. We have to find a way to curb the violent sexual desires of rapists in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. THE NEW TODAY is suggesting the possible introduction of a law to provide … Continue reading

Use and Dump!!!

THE NEW TODAY is not surprised at the decision of the ruling New National Party (NNP) not to sign onto the Political Code of Conduct put together by Civil Society to govern the upcoming general election. The election will be the “Mother of All Battles” with a lot at stake in particular for the leaders of the two main political parties – Dr. Mitchell for NNP and Nazim Burke of the main opposition National Democratic Congress. The electorate will soon cast their ballots that will determine the political future of the ageing 71-year old PM Mitchell and Burke who is … Continue reading

The Maltese assassination!!!

It’s more negative publicity on the global scene for Grenada with the assassination last week of prominent Maltese journalist, Daphne Caruana Galizia. There are reports in two media outlets that a firm associated with Grenada and several other Eastern Caribbean islands in the billion-dollar passport selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) could be linked to the killing of the journalist. Criminal elements planted and detonated a car bomb that took the life of Galizia who has been engaged in exposing many of those involved in shady dealings. There is no positive information on who ordered the assassination but … Continue reading

A role for Bishop Harvey!!!

This weekend could be very crucial for the industrial relations climate in the country. The ball is clearly in the court of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to engage the representatives of public sector employees to settle the issue of the one-off payment. There is a lot at stake for the leaders of the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) as the impasse continues to unfold. In the case of TAWU, its President-General, Andre Lewis is very much on trial as this is the first … Continue reading

Pan Men Still Calling for New SMC Board

Despite a payment of just over quarter of a million dollars to compensate the island’s steelbands for the failure to hold Panorama in 2017, a number of the leading pannists in Grenada are still calling for the dissolution of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) and the firing of its Chief Executive Officer, Kirk Seetahal. A total of $233,000.00 was paid out to the eight steelbands that were down to compete on Pantastic Saturday (August 12) with each band receiving $29, 125.00. In interviews conducted by THE NEW TODAY with several members of the Grenada Steelbands Association, some are still demanding the … Continue reading

Visionary leadership!!!

Recent statements made by current Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell at a ceremony to unveil a monument for the Father of Independence, Sir Eric Matthew Gairy are quite troubling and worrying. Dr. Mitchell told the gathering that “a lack of formal education to some extent may have been one of the problems Sir Eric had” and that “may have affected some of his decisions”. THE NEW TODAY regards this as an attack on the intelligence of Sir Eric who history would record as a far superior leader of this country than Dr. Mitchell with his so-called formal education that landed … Continue reading

The QC protocol!!!

In the past two weeks, THE NEW TODAY has been reporting on a matter that should be of grave concern to the Public – the attempt by government to give Queen’s Counsel status to private lawyers outside of the protocol set down by the Chief Justice of the OECS Supreme Court. This vulgar attempt by the government sends a clear message that the administration is prepared to violate the well-established tenets of the Constitution about the separation of powers. It is a given that the Executive ought not to impose its will on the Judiciary, as well as the Legislative … Continue reading

A disaster in waiting!!!

The debate has escalated about the effects of Climate change on the intensity of Hurricanes in the Atlantic basin. There is consensus among many scientists that the monster hurricanes in the 2017 season is helped by global warming but not caused solely as a result of this phenomenon. A current article in the British Telegraph focuses on the views of many qualified experts on the factors that are contributing to this rapid spate of hurricanes that swept through the Leeward Islands, Puerto Rico, and some parts of the United States in the past two weeks. Professor of Climate Science at … Continue reading

Someone needs to account!!!

Grenada has been without an Official Parliamentary Opposition for almost five years, following the results of the 2013 general elections which produced the lop-sided result in favour of the New National Party (NNP) led by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was able to get a ‘small peep’ into Parliament when three of its Members were appointed to the Upper House as Senators by then Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean. The real deal in Parliament is within the Lower House, comprised of elected representatives of ‘the People’ as historically the Senate has really been used … Continue reading

Allegations of diplomatic passport dealings!!!

Is history repeating itself? THE NEW TODAY has been forced to ask this question in light of fresh allegations about the issue of Diplomatic Passports for Money, Fraudsters and the apparent tarnishing of Grenada’s reputation at this point in time. The philosopher George Santayana, warned that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Regrettably, this perspective seems appropriate to the situation which continues to arise surrounding the continuous and unending parade of different allegations suggesting a thriving Diplomatic Passport for Money Scheme involving Grenada. The issue first rose its ugly head during the 1995-2003 period of … Continue reading