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

A good catch!!!

It has long been coming but it is now a reality – trade unionist/retired civil servant, sportsman and journalist Rae Roberts is now into frontline politics. Roberts is “a good catch” for any political party in the country but more so the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) which is on the rebuild following its humiliating 15-0 defeat in the 2013 polls. It was several months ago that THE NEW TODAY carried a front-page story in which it identified the then Labour Senator along with attorney-at-law, Claudette Joseph as two high profile persons who will be on the Congress slate … Continue reading

The Panorama fiasco!!!

THE NEW TODAY is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the inquiry as announced by government into the fiasco that resulted in the cancellation of the national panorama championship last Saturday night at the national stadium. There has been no official statement from the government set-up body known as Spicemas Corporation (SMC) as to what might have triggered the decision to call off the show that turned out to be a grave and serious national embarrassment. Quite naturally, there has been all kinds of speculation from the public in the face of what appears to be a black-out on information from … Continue reading

Relooking the carnival!!!

It’s here once again – the bacchanal weekend of Spicemas. THE NEW TODAY is conscious of the thousands of Grenadians and visitors who have come to our shores to witness and participate in our annual carnival celebrations. August is the time of the year when many Grenadians put everything aside and focus on the cultural aspect of life in the Spice Isle. This newspaper believes that the time is long overdue for a review of some aspects of the state-sponsored shows especially Panorama and the National Calypso Monarch competition. The Spicemas Corporation has to put a stop to the financial … Continue reading

“Spiritual wickedness in high places”

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” This is a passage taken from Ephesians 6:12 in the King James version of the Bible. And THE NEW TODAY is hearing a lot of people refer to this important verse in the bible these days in relation to certain happenings in the Spice Isle at the moment. With each senseless and suspicious incident including death these days on the island, a certain section of the population is recalling the build-up to … Continue reading

EC$86.7 for the election!!!

With general election just around the corner, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell has signaled his clear intention to use the nation’s purse to try and wipe out the opposition forces. The Prime Minister has taken legislation to Parliament to give the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration access to EC$86.7 million to spend during the last six months of the year. This mini budget under the guise of the Supplementary Appropriation (No.1) Bill for 2016 is clearly the campaign budget for the NNP regime. As Dr. Mitchell stated quite clearly, the money will be used on … Continue reading

“Unmasking the masked man”

Former Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the ruling New National Party (NNP), Terrence Forrester is getting a bashing in some sections of the electronic and social media for not “unmasking the real masked man” in the Office of the Prime Minister. THE NEW TODAY got the impression that persons were expecting Forrester to make some nasty and damaging personal revelations about Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell at his much-publicised press conference on Monday morning. Quite frankly, this newspaper never expected the embattled senior NNP Executive member to walk along that path. However, Forrester delivered some telling blows on the Prime … Continue reading

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