Levera project developer rejects claims

U.S citizen, Stephen Randall Oveson has hinted that a resolution has been reached to the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by Tokyo-based businessman, Roger Ver in connection with the Levera project in the north of the island. Oveson also said that no funds were taken from the Grenada passport selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) to settle the legal matter with Ver. He said that the funds were raised from the “personal funding” of the Oveson family. Speaking to THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Oveson denied reports circulating in some quarters of the country that the multi-million dollar project is … Continue reading

Forrester: Nikki Steele Must Not Run In South

The removal of Health Minister Nickolas Steele as the Caretaker of the ruling New National Party (NNP) in the St. George South constituency is the main demand being made by embattled executive member, Terry Forrester to heal a rift with the party that he has been a member for the past 33 years. According to well-placed sources, Forrester is also raising concerns over the manner in which he was sacked as Chairman of two state-controlled boards within the past two weeks. A source who did not wish to be identified said that Forrester conveyed his position to “surrogates” of the … Continue reading

CARICOM discord further exposed at Grenada summit

Following the very public collapse of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member unity at last month’s Organisation of American States (OAS) summit in Mexico, the bloc’s disharmony was further exposed at the heads of government meeting in Grenada. Pleas for “collective action” by the newly elected Prime Minister of The Bahamas, Dr Hubert Minnis, and closer unity urged by the outgoing Chairman, David Granger, president of Guyana, appear to have fallen on deaf ears when it came to the incoming CARICOM Chairman, Dr Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada and host of the meeting. Speaking during the ceremonial opening of the 38th … Continue reading

New faces from St. David’s in the Power Soca Monarch semifinals

The national Power Soca Monarch competition officially kicked off last week Thursday, with the preliminary round showcasing a total of 111 competitors vying for a chance to dethrone the reigning Monarch “Jalon “Boyzie” Olive on the big Stage at the National Stadium on Fantastic Friday. The preliminaries were held over a 4-day period from July 6th-9th, at Carnival City on The Carenage in St. George’s in which the judges came up with a list of 32 competitors to move onto the semi-final round. Of the 111 soca artistes that competed in the semifinal round, it was Sherwin “Win boy aka … Continue reading

Seetahal: Carnival Season is not a license for lawlessness

In the face of growing complaints from several communities about lawlessness from event promoters, the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) is reminding persons that they have to obtain a license from them to hold the functions. CEO of the corporation, Kirk Seetahal also took the opportunity to remind the carnival event planners to be considerate of their surroundings and do not disturb the peace. According to Seetahal, there are a lot of complaints being received about Spicemas issuing licenses to persons who have no consideration for the community members in which they are holding their events. He said that most of these … Continue reading

$60, 000 Bail in Pellet Killing

A charge of Manslaughter has been brought against 25-year-old Shermika Mc Phie of Annandale, St. George, following a fatal shooting incident over the weekend, which left dead her best friend, Nigel Cadore. The 36-year-old, Cadore, a Truck Driver of Mont Toute in Grand Anse, St. George died Sunday morning after he was allegedly shot by accident. McPhie, the mother of one was granted bail Wednesday in the sum of $60, 000, with 2 sureties when she appeared before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the No. 2 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s. She was represented by Attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson, whose bail application … Continue reading

High Court resumes operations

Grenadians can now get justice once again with the re-opening of High Courts No. 4 and No.5 on The Carenage in St. George’s. The two courts were forced to close their doors to the public for several days due to a leaking roof in the building caused by constant rainfall associated with the passage of tropical cyclone Hurricane Bret on June 28. The courts were able to resume operations as normal on Monday. Telecoms provider FLOW, which is renting the building to the Government of Grenada, responded quickly to assess the situation that existed on the roof structure of the … Continue reading

17-year-old in Soca Monarch semi-finals

“It’s a great and awesome feeling (and) all the good words I can think off.” Those were the words uttered by the young and aspiring soca artiste, Kamron “Chucky D” St. Paul, to relay his emotions after becoming the youngest artiste to make it into the semi-final round of the national Power Soca Monarch Competition. “Chucky D” spoke to THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday following the preliminary round of competition that ran from last week Thursday into the weekend. “I mean, being the youngest among the semi-finalists…it is a great feeling,” he said. The Gouyave St. John resident tried … Continue reading

PM Mitchell: Terry Forrester should have resigned

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has admitted that he was instrumental in firing embattled Executive member, Terry Forrester’s from two state-owned boards – the National Water & Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) and the Financial Complex. Dr. Mitchell made the disclosure Tuesday at a press conference at the Ministerial Complex in which he broke his silence on the Forrester issue. The Prime Minister told the media that Forrester fell out of grace with the ruling New National Party (NNP) after publicly deciding to go against the decision of the National Executive to select Health Minister, Nickolas Steele as Caretaker for the South … Continue reading

Gaston Browne vs Keith Claudius Mitchell

“As leaders, we should know our limitations and control our aspirations by ensuring that they do not exceed our limitations”. Those were the words thrown at Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of Grenada by his Antiguan counterpart, Gaston Browne following a public spat that marred the just-ended summit of Caribbean Community (CARICOM) leaders in the Spice Isle. An angry Brown flew back home after the Grenadian leader addressed the opening of the summit last Tuesday night in which he said that political influence was brought to bear on a LIAT decision to pull out a morning service from the island … Continue reading