A closer look at developments!!!

Sunday’s annual convention of the ruling New National Party (NNP) will give some kind of a clue as to the thinking of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on the date for the next general election. The Prime Minister is expected to send a message to the party delegates, members and supporters to start thinking of the upcoming poll which he is confident of winning once again from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). There are those who have a keen interest in seeing whether any significant changes will be made to the NNP Executive especially to the key positions … Continue reading

CBI on trial!!!

The unfolding saga in the missing US$1 million dollar affair involving CBI Agent, Robert Martin Oveson and U.S-born Roger Ver will only hurt the image of Grenada’s passport-selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI). Mr. Ver has made a serious allegation about the conduct of Mr. Oveson who is the Managing Director of NTL Trust, a company that operates out of an office in Nevis and is listed on the Grenada Government website as an approved CBI agent. Mr. Oveson is identified on the NTL Trust website as its Managing Director so no one can deny that he is … Continue reading

THE FEAR FACTOR

There are growing signs that a large section of the media in the country have become timid and fearful of the powers-that-be and engage in a great deal of self-censorship. This can be gleaned by the approach of some of the press people in their lack of coverage about a particular businessman who is a high profile figure in a company that is an approved agent for the sale of Grenadian passports under the Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme. THE NEW TODAY would hate to think that Grenada is slipping back into the dark days of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution … Continue reading

The Isle of Conflict!!!

If Health Minister, Nickolas Steele is to be believed then Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade might have bowled a very significant ball in removing in one swoop of the pen several of the Returning Officers from the Parliamentary Electoral Office. Mr. Steele told reporters on Tuesday at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing that the GG’s action was not political but came about due to the age of some of the Returning Officers while others were sent packing because they no longer live in the Constituency in which they were assigned to supervise. There has been no official statement issued … Continue reading

We stand firm!!!

The Robert Martin Oveson affair has lessons for both the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on conducting business with foreign investors. It is clear to THE NEW TODAY newspaper that there is a flaw in the due diligence process that is done on non-nationals by the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). Anyone reading the front-page issue of this week’s edition of our newspaper will see the proof that was presented on the Criminal Record of Mr. Oveson in the State of Utah. This is not something made … Continue reading

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel as a member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has been met with mixed reaction. There has been talk for sometime now about the future of the Member of Parliament for the South St. George constituency and her hopes of seeking re-election for another five-year term. The first Cabinet reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell sent a strong signal that Otway-Noel might not after all be enjoying the best of relations with her leader. There were whispers in certain NNP quarters that the female MP for the South had stood up … Continue reading

The Levera red flag!!!

Another red flag has been raised about a foreign investor who has come to Grenada to do business on the island. THE NEW TODAY believe that the relevant authorities should look into allegations being made by U.S and Canadian citizens about one Robert Martin Oveson who is the latest individual to get involved in the Levera project in St. Patrick. Mr. Oveson and his associates have established two companies on the island in recent months – Levera Trading Ltd and Grenada Citizenship Development Ltd – the latter to do business in the sale of Grenadian passports. Mr. Oveson is a … Continue reading

An election year is ahead!!!

At the start of this brand New Year, THE NEW TODAY would wish to extend the best of wishes to all and sundry especially our readers, contributors, vendors, advertisers and supporters who have stood at our side over the years and gave full support to us. This newspaper in short order has emerged as the leading weekly publication on the island despite attacks from powerful quarters that often refer to it as a “scandal sheet”. THE NEW TODAY anticipates that 2017 will be an Election Year in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique and the political parties are expected to intensify … Continue reading

The Spirit of Christmas!!!

It’s another year when Jesus Christ takes centre stage around the globe. Many scholars and non-believers have given different versions of the life and teachings of Jesus – the one who Catholics around the world refer to as the only Son of God that was sent to save Mankind. The scholars have consistently used the loose term “historical Jesus” in their vain attempts to reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ Child. The True Believers know that Jesus Christ existed back then and exist today and will come again at the right time. This contrast … Continue reading

The LIAT dilemma!!!

There is a serious issue which needs to be addressed very urgently by government since it is affecting thousands of Grenadians. THE NEW TODAY is referring specifically to the cut back in services to the island by LIAT – which is known as the regional island-hopping carrier. The two most travelled routes by Grenadians in the region are Trinidad & Tobago and Barbados. LIAT has caused major disruptions in its schedule of flights to these two destinations from the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). The removal of the morning fight by LIAT into the Grantley Adams International Airport in Barbados … Continue reading