Keith Mitchell Takes Charge COMMISSIONER OF POLICE GOES ON 257 DAYS LEAVE

  In the face of moves afoot to unseat him, Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson will be proceeding on 257 days leave from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) with effect from Monday. The decision comes as newly elected Prime Minister of Grenada, Dr. Keith Mitchell is moving quickly to consolidate power for his New National Party (NNP), which won all fifteen seats in the just-ended general elections. According to well-placed sources, Dr. Mitchell had sent signals to some of the top law enforcement officers in the country including Commissioner Thompson that it will not be business as usual. A … Continue reading

FIU Crack Syrian Marriage Racket

Eight members of the Syrian Community in Grenada are accused of falsifying documents claiming to be married to nationals in an effort to obtain Grenadian Citizenship. The suspects – Khalil Kardoul, Jarek Kardough, Basel Algherbi, Toni Algherbi, Sulaiman Eskendati, Amer Zoghieb, Emad Jouma, and Nawar Mansour who operate businesses in St. George’s and Grenville – were taken into custody following a one-year investigation by members of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU). A charge of deceiving a Public Officer has been laid on each of the men who are allegedly part of a ring that was engaged in fixing illegal marriages … Continue reading

La Borie Man Charged With Murder

A 22-year old landscaper of La Borie, St. George’s, Dwayne Francis, aka “Chucky” has been charged with murder in connection with the death of Benedict Eric Peterkin of the same address. Peterkin died at the St. George’s General Hospital last week Wednesday after he was allegedly struck in the head by Francis the day before. An autopsy performed on the 52-year old Peterkin concluded that he died as a result of injuries to the head. According to the autopsy report that was released to the media by the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), the injured man died from severe brain … Continue reading

NDC throw out the rebels

A dissident group of ten senior politicians within the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) that included former Tourism & Civil Aviation Minister, Peter David has been thrown out of the 25-year old party. The decision to expel the prominent members of the group was taken at the high profile NDC annual Convention held last week Sunday at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) at Telescope and attended by over 450 delegates. It was the first time in the history of the English-speaking Caribbean that a ruling party has taken a decision to expel five sitting Members of Parliament, and … Continue reading

MAN CHOPPED ON CHURCH GROUND

Worshippers at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Mont Toute, St. George were forced to scamper to safety as they witnessed one of their members being violently attacked with a cutlass by his brother in the open churchyard. Regular churchgoer, Michael Jeremiah of St. Paul’s, St. George’s was ambushed last Saturday by his younger brother, Fitzroy Jeremiah as he arrived on the compound for the day’s worship. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper learnt that after coming out from his vehicle and proceeding to retrieve his bible that was on the back seat of his van, the 51-year old Jeremiah was attacked from … Continue reading

Car Dealer charged with fraud

Members of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) have arrested and charged used car dealer, John Alister Baptiste for allegedly fleecing innocent Grenadians of thousands of dollars. A well placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that Baptiste had been accepting large sums of money from a number of people on the island to provide them with used cars which he promised to import into the country. The source who did not wish to be identified said two persons complained to the FIU about the problems they have been having with Baptiste who is the son of a religious figure on … Continue reading

Chopping at Observatory Road

River Road resident, Darren Jones has been charged with the offense of causing dangerous harm to 45-year old Fabian Greenidge of the same address last week Tuesday. The incident took place at Observatory Road in St. George’s allegedly over a land dispute. Jones who is unemployed allegedly used a cutlass to reign some blows on Greenidge who is a construction worker. The injured man was left nursing several injuries to different parts of his body  from the chop wounds sustained. THE NEW TODAY understands that Greenidge had his left ankle and right wrist chopped off by his assailant. He was … Continue reading

Radio Man Charged in Sex-related Case

Radio Personality Jason Skeete has been charged by police with three counts of indecent assault, and one count of indecent exposure. Skeete who worked in some of the leading media houses in the country as a radio broadcaster is accused of making several sexual advances to a female secretary who resides at Grand Anse, St. George’s. A high level source informed THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the suspect allegedly committed a series of offenses against the 22-year old young lady over a period of time. The lawmen got into action after receiving a complaint from the young lady that after … Continue reading

Snorkeller Killed At Sea!!!

A boating accident on Sunday claimed the life of 55-year old Martin Beaumont, General Manager of the St George’s University (SGU) Club. The accident that took the life of the English-born national occurred at approximately 10:30 a.m. while Beaumont and his friend, Andrew Peters were snorkeling in the seas between Grand Anse and BBC beach. According to reports reaching THE NEW TODAY newspaper, a boat driven by well-known Medical Doctor, Michael Radix accidentally passed over the two swimmers, during which the propeller of the boat collided with Beaumont. Peters managed to escape the full impact of the blades of the engine but … Continue reading

Stevedore Dies At St. George’s Port

A mid-morning freak accident on Tuesday on board a vessel docked at the St. George’s Port has claimed the life of a stevedore. The stevedore, David Wayne Roberts, alias “Baggies” was at the time engaged in offloading a shipment of cement from the Motor Vessel Sabina A which came into Port St. George since August 9 when the accident took place. A statement issued by the Grenada Ports Authority says Roberts who is a resident of Fontenoy, St. George’s was a member of the team responsible for discharging the cargo off the ship. At the time of the accident he … Continue reading