The case of Hermanie Patterson!!!

The circumstances surrounding the death of young Hermanie Patterson will now ensure that Health Care in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique become a major issue in Campaign 2018. The two major contenders – the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) can be expected to go after each other in the next month on the status of health on the island. Our people must not just sit down and hear the “ole talk” of whether Health Care was better during the 2008-13 period of the Congress government or what is happening before their eyes … Continue reading

Nip it!!!

An incident Tuesday night in the area of Darbeau has sullied the campaign by political parties for the March 13 general election. THE NEW TODAY understands that there was a physical confrontation between an individual from the Green Street area of St. George’s and another person believed to be a supporter of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The incident happened in the vicinity of what was billed as a Joint Political Meeting between Prime Minister Mitchell and his candidate for the Town of St. George, Peter David who was once associated with the … Continue reading

Frustrating the will of the people!!!

Campaign 2018 is now truly on among the two major contenders for the seat of power in the Botanicals Gardens with the announcement Sunday night by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell that March 13 is the date for the next general election. The announcement set in train a series of activities that can leave many scars on the fairness of the process that is to take place to elect a new government for the people of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been able to document a number of happenings on Monday, the … Continue reading

Debate needed on National Debt!!!

A lawsuit filed in the local courts last Friday should lead to a healthy debate among the two main political parties on the island – The New National Party (NNP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – on the precarious state of the nation given the massive national debt. Some persons might choose to slam the lawsuit filed by former President of the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP), Lincoln St. Louis as frivolous and vexatious but the issues raised are relevant to this generation and succeeding ones. THE NEW TODAY is not about to venture into any speculation as to … Continue reading

The Dr. Sandiford scenario!!!

It appears that a new person is acting in the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance which is headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. There has been no official announcement from government but from all indications Dr. Wayne Sandiford, who landed a US$10, 000.00 a month contract to do the job is no longer sitting in the prized chair in the ministry from the first working day in the new year. THE NEW TODAY notes that when Dr. Sandiford was appointed to the post on contract there was much fanfare as he took leave from St. … Continue reading

When will it be?

THE NEW TODAY extends to all of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique the best possible wishes for this New Year. As the leading national newspaper, we wish to thank all those especially the advertisers, readers, contributors and sellers – for continuing to support us in the past 12 months. The Management and Staff recognise your invaluable contribution and look forward to be of service throughout 2018 and beyond. However, the most important issue in the country at the moment is the date to be given by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell for the much-anticipated general election that would have very … Continue reading

Pakistani with Diplomatic Passport

From all appearances, a 40-year old rich Pakistani national has been given the luxury of a diplomatic passport by the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The individual has been named as one Fahad Sultan Ahmed who was born on May 14, 1977 in Karachi. Several persons close to the administration are uneasy over reports from London about the behaviour and conduct of this non-national who is conducting business with a Grenada diplomatic passport. THE NEW TODAY would like government to look into these allegations which are unbecoming of anyone in the diplomatic field and … Continue reading

More questions than answers!!!

In a truly amazing revelation last week the attention of THE NEW TODAY was captured by a Public Statement titled “Chairman of the Citizenship by Investment Programme Responds to Fake News Blogger”. After conducting our research into the source of the Blog complained about, this newspaper discovered that there is an ongoing row between the Government of Grenada, personified by the Prime Minister and Ms. Kaisha Ince on one side and the Blogger, Mr. Kenneth Rijock, on the other. The row is over allegations made by Rijock dealing with the issue of Diplomatic Passports for Money in which the Blogger’s … Continue reading

A coward blow!!!

Under pressure, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has delivered “a coward blow” to the island’s Public Sector unions by accusing them of being “political” in the stand-off with his New National Party (NNP) administration on the one-off payment promised to civil servants for their sacrifices in the just-ended Structural Adjustment Programme. THE NEW TODAY is convinced that this lingering issue with the two unions is preventing the Prime Minister from setting the date for the upcoming general election. An angry and dis-satisfied civil service will most likely result in large numbers of public officers voting against the NNP and instead … Continue reading

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