Decision Day is Tuesday

Grenadians will vote Tuesday in their 8th general election since the island returned to the Parliamentary system of government following the 1979-83 non-elected leftist rule by the People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) of executed Prime Minister Maurice Bishop. The election will be a straight fight between the ruling New National Party (NNP) of 71-year old Dr. Keith Mitchell and the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by Nazim Burke. Both parties are fielding a full slate of 15 candidates while a token of smaller parties are putting up a limited number of candidates in the election. A total of 78, 249 Grenadians … Continue reading

Another Policeman Under Investigation!!!

A law enforcement officer attached to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) Music Band is currently under investigation in a sexually-related incident that resulted in a female attempting to commit suicide. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the officer was questioned last week by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) as part of an ongoing investigation into the matter. A source who spoke on condition that he was not named said that the female used a sharpened instrument to inflict several life-threatening wounds on her body and had to be taken to the St. George’s General Hospital for treatment. There … Continue reading

Political parties hold rallies as election day draws near

The two main political parties staged massive rallies here on Sunday promising voters a better Grenada as the count down to the March 13 general election draws near. Both the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed by Nazim Burke were expressing confidence of victory at the polls. Dr. Mitchell told supporters at the Tanteen Playing Field on the outskirts of the capital that his NNP, which enjoyed a 15-nil routing of the NDC in the 2013 general election was looking for a repeat result next week … Continue reading

Statement issued by George Grant on the Chime FM 100.9 saga

On Tuesday, February 28, I was asked by the National Telecommunications and Regulatory Commission (NTRC) to cooperate with them in what was described as an “organized shutoff of all radio transmitters in the Grand Etang area between the hours of 09:00 a.m. to 03:00 p.m. on Wednesday, March 1, 2018.” The request was, supposedly because of complains made to the NTRC by the Maurice Bishop International Airport about interference with its aeronautical services. I was about to comply with the request at 08:58 a.m. on Wednesday morning, when I decided to call the NTRC to inform them about my compliance; … Continue reading

Mitchell: NNP will easily win the election

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has said that his ruling New National Party (NNP) is posed to easily win Tuesday’s general election in the wake of attacks from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) on him bringing in crooks in the country and imposing high taxes on the people. Speaking to reporters at his final press conference before the poll, Dr. Mitchell said that the utterances by Congress on these issues have given the NNP the edge and will cost his opponents the election. “The language I’m hearing today, we bring crooks and so on, that was the story … Continue reading

The inaugural Pure Grenada Cup

It will be eight weeks of football action as the Pure Grenada Cup kicks off on March 17 with participating teams from all seven parishes. The Pure Grenada Cup which was launched recently at the head office of the Grenada Football Association (GFA) at Queen’s Park, St. George, will see eight teams competing in friendly rivalry to be afforded the opportunity to represent Grenada in the Concacaf Nations Shield. St. David’s Top Strikers, St. Patrick Crown City Strikers, National U20 Young Gunners, St. Andrew Big Parish Stars, St. John Dolphins, St. George Royal Cannons, St. Mark Western Stars, and Carriacou … Continue reading

Former NNP Youth Ambassador encourages support for NDC

Former Youth Ambassador for the ruling New National Party (NNP), Joel Greenidge, has called on Grenadians to vote into office in Tuesday’s general election the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Addressing a youth rally on Sunday night at Progress Park in St. Andrew, Greenidge described the newlook Congress team as “one the greatest movement that our country has experienced in recent years.” Greendige, who led the NNP youth campaign in the 2013 elections called on the nation’s youth to stand up together with the NDC youth movement and defend their dreams and rights towards a better future by voting … Continue reading

Dismissal of Presiding Officers Raises Concerns

With elections just a few days away, red flags are once again being raised regarding the dismissal of presiding officers at various polling stations in the constituency of St. David. THE NEW TODAY understands that approximately six (6) experienced presiding officers were last week Friday told that based on their incompetence, their services were no longer needed. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has described the sacking of the persons as very “disturbing” especially in light of the general elections being held on Tuesday. Speculation is rife that the Returning Officer for St. David, Vincent Morain was the one … Continue reading

Grenada utility tells government to stop lying

The Grenada Electricity Services Ltd (Grenlec) has described as “totally false” a government press release that incorrectly stated that the Grenlec Community Partnership Initiative (GCPI) has been funded as a direct “pass through” charge to Grenadian consumers. The company called on the government to speak honestly and factually about Grenlec and the electricity sector. “The truth matters,” it said in a statement. To set the record straight, Grenlec said that the GCPI has not, and has never been, funded by Grenadian consumers through electricity rates. In fact, the GCPI has been solely funded by Grenlec shareholders who annually contributed more … Continue reading

NDC launches Manifesto in digital form

“Create jobs, improve healthcare, and empower the People of Grenada Carriacou and Petite Martinique.” These are the three core principles presented in the manifesto of the Nazim Burke-led National Democratic Congress (NDC), which is hoping to form the next government following Tuesday’s general election. The NDC launched its manifesto dubbed, “The Opportunity Charter,” in digital form last week Thursday, becoming the first political organisation to do so in the history of the country. According to Burke, the manifesto brings “a message of hope and prosperity as we launch into an era of participatory democracy that will focus on ‘putting people … Continue reading