FAMILY SHOUT: FOUL PLAY

Family members are shouting “foul play” in connection with the death of 57-year old Jude Thomas, a resident of Close Rock, Westerhall, St. David. His body was discovered at the bottom of a precipice at Quarantine Point, St. George, hours after he was reported missing to the police by family members. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the body was retrieved from the bottom of the precipice at around 5.30 p.m on Monday evening. Information reaching the News Desk of this newspaper indicate that Thomas who was employed as a bodywork/mechanic on vehicles had left his home on … Continue reading

The focus is on climate change

Belize, formerly known as British Honduras, prides itself as the only Caribbean Community (CARICOM) member country that lies between the Caribbean Sea and the rainforest on the eastern coast of Central America. It has a population of approximately 324, 000 persons – more than three times the number of persons living in the Isle of Spice which is Grenada. The 22, 965 sq. km island is  home to a small and diverse nation that speaks many languages – English, Spanish, Belizean Creole, Mayan and Garifuna, the language of the Caribs. Belize has another thing common with Grenada – tourism is … Continue reading

SGU celebrates first Grenadian-Born PhD graduate

St. George’s University is proud to recognise Dr. Trevor Paul Noël as its first Grenadian-born Doctor of Philosophy graduate. Dr. Noël currently serves as Deputy Director of the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) and joined graduates from four schools of study during SGU’s 2017 Grenada Commencement. For the last 18 years, Dr. Noel has conducted research and education on behalf of WINDREF and St. George’s University in a variety of emerging public health topics from hospitals and community clinics to primary and secondary schools. His work on Zika, Chikungunya, Dengue, Rheumatic Fever and soil-transmitted intestinal infections has spanned … Continue reading

Victoria man walks free

A 32-year-old fisherman from Victoria, St. Mark has been freed from a charge of arson, when the matter came up last week Wednesday before Justice Shiraz Aziz at the No. 5 Supreme Court on The Carenage in St. George’s. Cassidy “Duce” Phillip, a fisherman by profession was slapped with the charge during the first week of August 2014, after being suspected of setting ablaze the home of Lester “Star boy” Thomas, who THE NEW TODAY understands was deported from the United States with a record of 29 convictions. Phillip was subsequently placed on $20, 000 bail with two sureties. The … Continue reading

Health Minister: The death of the babies did happen

Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele remains adamant that three babies did die at the General Hospital in St. George’s and branded as “unfortunate” statements made by the Grenada Nursing Association (GNA) including a demand for him to make a public apology in the media. At last week’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing, the Health Minister announced that three babies died at the hospital within a 24-hour period – an occurrence he stated was the fault of the system. Minister Steele also pointed his fingers at the nursing staff and doctors at the hospital and hinted at the prospects of disciplinary measures should … Continue reading

Black Wizard is on a mission

The future of Calypso depends on well-grounded Calypsonians, according to veteran Calypsonian, Elwyn “Black Wizard” Mc Quilken, who has given a commitment to making sure there is growth in the artform and it does not die a natural death. Wizard, who has been singing calypso since the mid – 70’s, has been involved in a number of training workshops throughout the island for persons interested in calypso. The former calypso and soca monarch winner said he was selected by the Ministry of Culture and the Grenada Union of Teachers Credit Union (GUTCU) to provide training to both young and old … Continue reading

Nurses: Minister Steele should apologise publicly

Health Minister Nickolas Steele has been called upon to issue a public apology to health professionals, especially the nurses and doctors attached to the Maternity Ward at the St. George’s General Hospital over statements made last week in relation to the reported deaths of three babies at the health facility. During a live broadcast of the post-Cabinet press briefing last week Tuesday at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens, Minister Steele reported to the nation that all three babies died within 24 hours at the General Hospital and attributed the deaths to “a failure in the health system” due … Continue reading

Ambassador Ou Boqian said goodbye to Grenada

A number of government and Chinese officials and Media personnel convened at the Radisson Hotel Crown Ball Room last week Tuesday night to bid farewell to one of the most vibrant and charismatic ambassador posted to St. George’s by Mainland China. The occasion was to mark the end of the four-year term of duty of Ambassador Ou Boqian following the re-establishment of diplomatic ties between the two countries in 2005. Two of the most significant things achieved under the Ambassador watch were the construction of the Grenada Athletics and Football Stadium, now called the Kirani James Stadium and the Low … Continue reading

Media block-out on Levera case

There is a media blockout in the multi-million dollar lawsuit filed by former U.S citizen, Roger Ver against another controversial American, Robert Martin Oveson who landed in St. George’s just over a year ago to promote the Levera project in St. Patrick’s. THE NEW TODAY has been unable to get access to the documents filed in the Supreme Court Registry by the parties involved in the case. A source told this newspaper that the files were ordered “sealed” on the instructions of the High Court judge hearing the matter. He said it is not really a “Gag Order” aimed at … Continue reading

Police Officers take court action against their Chief

Another batch of police officers have taken Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James and the Public Service Commission (PSC) to court to challenge the recent promotions in the organisation. However, when the matter came up for hearing before High Court No. 4 on the Carenage last week Wednesday, an application by attorney-at-law, Alban John for leave to file judicial review proceedings on behalf of the eight (8) police officers was withdrawn. The officers involved in the case are Sergeants Roy Henry, Merrit Jones, Donald Gilbert, Anthony Calliste, Dominic Daniel, Laslyn Williams, Jason Hagley and Corporal  Jude Francis. Attorney John was … Continue reading