Steele’s Auto Supplies Co. Ltd. launches Jeep brand

The Jeep brand of vehicle is the newest addition to the fleet of vehicles run by the family-owned Steele’s Auto Supplies Co. Ltd., which will celebrate 49 years in the vehicle dealership business this year. The company opened for the first time in February 17, 1969 under the leadership of its Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Derick Steele with the Toyota brand of vehicles and later expanded with the Suzuki and Kia brands. Steele’s Auto introduced to the public last week Thursday, the 2017 models of the multiple-award winning luxury SUV, the Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd., the Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland, … Continue reading

DPP Nelson continues PI hearing against Insp. Clev Antoine

The highly anticipated court matter into allegations of sexual assault against suspended Inspector of Police, Clevroy Antoine, which commenced prior to the Christmas holiday, at the No. 2 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s, will continue on January 19, 2018. THE NEW TODAY understands that the complainant, Grenadian-born Canadian citizen, Eleanor Peterkin-Walters was the only witness called upon to give evidence, when the closed-door matter commenced on December 20, before presiding Magistrate Tahira Gellineau. The 55-year-old middle rank officer, who has served the RGPF in various capacities for more than 30 years, is being prosecuted on two summary charges of sexual … Continue reading

HOT POLITICAL ISSUE – Relocation of the Grand Anse Jetty

The relocation of the Grand Anse jetty is turning into a hot political issue with general elections on the horizon between candidates of the two major political parties – Health Minister Nicholas Steele for the ruling New National Party (NNP) and ex-Senator Raymond Roberts of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Roberts has condemned the move by the Keith Mitchell-led NNP government to relocate the jetty from its present location and to proceed with a development project nearby. The jetty, which is situated close to the Coconut Beach Restaurant along the beach, has become an eyesore and poses a … Continue reading

Mixed performance by government on fiscal responsibility

The Richard Duncan-led Fiscal Responsibility Committee set up by the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell under the dictates of the Washington-based International Monetary Fund (IMF) has presented its first report for public scrutiny. The committee was put in place based on act of Parliament to monitor the fiscal performance of government in the wake of its so-called homegrown 3-year Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP) to deal with a severe fiscal situation including high debts. In its 40-page report, the group praised the efforts of the Mitchell-led government to significantly bring down the island’s debt … Continue reading

Local winner in Campari Trinidad carnival promotion

Cherrelle Bain is the Grenada winner of the Campari promotional campaign – Win a Trip to Trinidad Carnival 2018. The campaign, which ended on December 15, will see winners from six Caribbean territories jetting off to Trinidad for Carnival 2018 with all expenses paid for by the brand. Cherrelle joins other winners from Bahamas, St Lucia, Belize and Trinidad & Tobago who will make up the Campari contingent for carnival activities in Trinidad & Tobago Distributed by Brydens & Minors in Grenada, Campari consumers entered the promotion for the chance to receive the Campari Carnival experience, two Tribe Rogue costumes, … Continue reading

Grenada government loses appeal in Rex Grenadian expropriation case

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal has stalled the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government in its efforts to acquire the Grenadian by Rex Resorts in the south of the island. A three-member Court of Appeal Justices handed down a judgment in December dismissing an appeal by the Grenada government against an earlier Supreme Court order of February 22, 2017, temporarily preventing the government from taking further steps under the Land Acquisition Act to compulsorily acquire property leased to Rex. The 172-room hotel has a 99-year lease of the land in question with the government, which is seeking … Continue reading

Rae Roberts: Workers need to be careful with the “election pie” on offer

Former Labour Senator, Raymond Roberts, has exhorted workers on the island to “double check” and ensure that they are not getting “another election pie” from the current government as it relates to the issue of pension for public workers. Roberts was referring to promises made by the ruling New National Party (NNP) to fix the 35-year old issue of pension for qualified public officers. The Keith Mitchell-led government has been under pressure from public sector unions – Public Workers Union (PWU), Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) and the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) – to finally resolve the pension … Continue reading

An above average 2017 for RGPF

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has reported an above average year for Homicides in 2017 with eleven (11) murders recorded for the period as compared to the six or seven per year that would normally occur. This was stated by Officer in Charge of the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the police force, Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre in an interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper. Recognising that the number of homicides for 2017 was up by seven, Supt. McIntyre said it is a cause for concern but at the same time noted that Grenada is still at the lowest end … Continue reading

Prime Minister Mitchell gives strong hint about election date

Amidst calls by supporters of the ruling New National Party (NNP) for Prime Minister to give the date for the upcoming general election, the Grenadian leader told hundreds of supporters on Sunday night at Gouyave in St. John that a constitutional process has to be first followed by him. Dr. Mitchell was addressing a public meeting held to officially endorse Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries, Alvin Da Breo as the candidate for St. John. According to Prime Minister Mitchell, the first step towards setting the Election Day would be the Dissolution of parliament. He said, … Continue reading

Clouden raises concerns over limited beach access

Outspoken attorney-at-law, Anselm Clouden is calling for appropriate legislation to be passed in Parliament that would restrain proprietors who prevent access to the country’s beaches. Addressing reporters at a press conference Monday at his office on Lucas Street, Clouden said that if something is not done to reign in these proprietors then Grenadians will lose their heritage. “If we do not take our heritage back, it will be taken away from us and the way to do this is through legislation,” he told reporters. The noted Criminal Defense Attorney is raising concerns over the fact that not many hotels in … Continue reading