The pillars wobbling!!!

The above headline is the perfect description of what is happening within “The House” of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The pillars are shaking and wobbling as the ruling party gets ready to face the next general election with a spate of internal wrangling. Two of the stalwarts of the NNP – Terry Forrester and Joslyn Whiteman – have come forward this week to “wash” some of the NNP dirty linens in the public arena. The NNP is also facing a crisis on the sister isle of Carriacou & Petite Martinique with warring … Continue reading

Tribute to Lloyd Noel

Grenada has lost one of its most recognised and acknowledged lawyer/newspaper columnist of the past 35 years in the person of Lloyd Noel. The sad news filtered through the island on Monday afternoon that Noel had died at a health facility in New York while undergoing surgery for an injury. His death shocked many since the barrister-at-law looked to be in good health when he was last seen at a major event about three weeks ago at Belmont Estate in St. Patrick to mark the 70th birthday of his close friend, former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The late Lloyd Noel … Continue reading

Cracks in “The House”

With general elections in the Spice Isle looming, there are clear and visible signs of increasing cracks in “The House” of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell. Information is leaking out from “The House” that there is revolt in the camp over the selection of some of the persons as Caretakers with the intention of endorsing them as the eventual candidate for the upcoming national poll. The two constituencies identified as headaches for the Political Leader and Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell are St. George South and Carriacou & Petite Martinique. The revolt is … Continue reading

NadMA got it wrong!!!

Confusing!!! This is the word that THE NEW TODAY can come up with to describe the work of NadMA during the recent passage of Tropical Storm Bret. It is clear to us that this important body is lacking in experienced persons and is badly disorganised at the moment. The Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell who is the Line Minister, should move quickly to appoint a Co-ordinator for NadMA to head the agency. The acting head, Terrence Walters was reassigned to a position in the Ministry of Health a few months ago and the post is still to be filled at … Continue reading

The problem with Education!!!

Despite claims being made by Education Minister, Anthony Boatswain about an agreement being reached on the impasse with the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) on the call to stop all fundraising events for one year, this is not totally true. THE NEW TODAY was told by the GUT President, Lydon Lewis on Tuesday that the ministry was given an ultimatum to apologise publicly for the press release that was put out informing Parents not to comply with the GBSS request to pay for the school furniture for their students. Lewis pointed out that there was a tentative agreement reached at … Continue reading

Congrats RGPF… but…!!!

Recent statistics provided by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have once again indicated that Grenada is relatively free of dangerous crimes. Our island can be considered as one of the safest for not only nationals but visitors alike. It is heart breaking the news coming out of Trinidad & Tobago about the crime rate especially the amount of murders committed on a daily basis in the Twin-island Republic. Grenada has only had two murders for the first quarter of 2017 – statistics that will be the envy of many other islands in the Eastern Caribbean. Unlike many of our … Continue reading

The changes are coming!!!

Within the past week, the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has seen two major developments in the candidate selection process for the general election which the Grenadian leader signalled will be “very soon”. Two of the senior members of the party – Deputy Prime Minister, Elvin Nimrod (Carriacou & Petite Martinique) and Minister of Youth & Sports, Roland Bhola (St. Andrew North-east) – have announced to their constituents that they will not be seeking re-election. THE NEW TODAY is not taken by surprise over the developments in light of reports circulating from within the … Continue reading

Renewed hope!!!

A relatively new and young group has now taken up the mantle of leadership within the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG). THE NEW TODAY welcome the new and fresh “Turks” who have been placed at the helm of the local media body in order to help bring back some self-esteem and worth to the media fraternity. The newly elected President of MWAG, Freelance Sports Journalist, Kern Mason, has been quick to admit that many persons consider the organisation to be dormant and the task ahead is to breathe new life into it. Mr. Mason is well poised to take … Continue reading

Too bright for comfort!!!

The combative Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele is once again at the centre of another controversy. Mr. Steele has found himself at odds with the Grenada Nursing Association (GNA) for jumping the gun on the recent deaths of three babies at the St. George’s General Hospital. The President of the nursing body quite rightly took offences to statements made by the minister, which sent out the message that the doctors and nursing staff at the hospital should be held accountable and responsible for the deaths. As THE NEW TODAY understands it, the issue is not whether one, two, or three … Continue reading

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 Grenlec issue. The major significant shareholder in Grenlec had given a very clear signal earlier of its intent when it made public a few weeks ago its desire for the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government to repurchase the company under a well-crafted Share Purchase Agreement (SPA). This is the agreement that … Continue reading