LIAT to bring back early morning flight

Minister for Tourism & Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen has announced the restoration of the daily early morning LIAT service to Barbados. LIAT withdrew this and another service in late 2016, prompting local officials to seek alternatives, while negotiating with LIAT for restoration. The decision of the regional carrier to restore the flight follows a visit to Grenada by LIAT top-ranking executives at the invitation of the Minister’s Advisory Committee on Airlift for discussions early in February this year. Acting CEO Julie Reifer-Jones, Chief Commercial Officer, Lloyd Carswell and Manager of Scheduling, Jabari Jemmot represented LIAT at the February meeting. … Continue reading

Repeated housebreaker and stealing offender gets 3 years in prison

A 32-year-old Westerhall, St. David resident has received a 3-year sentence after pleading guilty to a summary offence of stealing on Monday at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court. Dwayne Mapson, also known as ‘Free,’ who was wanted by police for questioning in relation to the offences of house breaking, stealing and causing harm, turned himself in last week Friday (March 17), 4 days after the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) issued a wanted man bulletin in his name on March 13. Mapson was charged with housebreaking and stealing a total of EC$5, 602, (USD … Continue reading

Investigation launched into the operation of Works and Housing Ministries

The Audit Department has been called into the Ministry of Works to investigate claims of dishonesty and unfairness taking place with the trucking system of the De-bushing Programme. According to Minister of Works, Gregory Bowen allegations of dishonesty and too many cases of one particular set of individuals receiving all the contracts under the programme have been made over the years but without anyone substantiating the claims. Addressing members of the media at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing held Tuesday at the Ministerial Complex, Minister Bowen said the issue has taken a different turn with the new season of De-bushing … Continue reading

Sen. Bernadine formally endorsed

The baton has finally been passed to former Education Minister, Senator Franka Alexis-Bernadine to lead the political work of Congress in the St. George South-east constituency, which is represented in Parliament by Works Minister, Gregory Bowen. Sen. Bernadine has been selected by the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to take over from small businessman, Randal Robinson who contested the seat for the party in the 2013 General Elections. The female politician was formally presented to the constituency during a public meeting at the La Borie/St. Paul’s Junction last Friday night. During her address, the new Caretaker accepted the challenges … Continue reading

Former Calypsonian appointed as an Ambassador

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s has not given a new contract to former Congress minister, Karl Hood to serve as High Commissioner to London. The government has announced that former Island Scholar and Calypso Monarch, Akima Paul-Lambert has been appointed to represent Grenada in the Court of St. James in the United Kingdom and to the Vatican. The disclosure was made at last week’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Ministerial Complex by Minister of Health and International Business, Nickolas Steele. The removal of Hood has not come as a surprise since there have been constant reports of tension … Continue reading

Anderson Farray escapes custodial sentence

A 37-year-old South St. George resident, Anderson Farray, has escaped a sentence of imprisonment for possession of marijuana when his matter was heard at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday, before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill. Farray, who pleaded guilty to the offence on the same day, was arrested and charged after approximately 33 grams of the illegal substance valued at approximately $165, was found in his bag, during a security check at the Richmond Hill Prisons. At the time of his arrest, Farray was on his way to teach a class at the Prisons, where … Continue reading

St. Lucian woman on money laundering charges

A 22 year old St. Lucian national who was nabbed during a police operation last week Monday, has been charged with 3 counts of money laundering, 2 counts of attempt to commit a crime (fraud by false pretense) and 1 count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. Kishael Conchon, who resides at Grand Anse, St. George, appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill last week Wednesday and was granted bail in the sum of EC$30, 000, with 2 sureties. THE NEW TODAY understands that the young lady, who was released late last week Wednesday evening, recently completed a degree in psychology … Continue reading

NDC not perturbed over opinion poll

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is not shaken up over the results of an opinion poll that was recently released by the Barbados-based Caribbean Development Research Services Inc. (Cadres). The poll which was conducted during the month of January, and was only released two months later predicts that if General Elections took place at the time the poll was taken the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was likely to win. Pollster Peter Wickham claimed that 40 percent of the one thousand persons quizzed were in favour of the NNP, while 18 percent … Continue reading

Roger Ver: “I don’t think anybody should trust the Grenada Citizenship by Investment Programme”

The man known internationally as “Bitcoin Jesus” and whose real name is Roger Ver wants persons looking to acquire a second citizenship passport to avoid the programme being run by  the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government in Grenada. Ver is not happy with the action taken by the regime in St. George’s to address a complaint made to them in November 2016 about an alleged fraud committed against him by one of its approved passport-selling agents, NTL Trust and its Managing Director, Robert Martin Oveson. The Tokyo-based multi-millionaire claims that he handed over US$1 million to Oveson for … Continue reading

Labour Senator asks questions about Robert Martin Oveson

Labour Senator Ray Roberts has submitted to the Clerk of Parliament two questions for the Leader of Government Business for answers at the next meeting of the Senate. The questions pertain to American Robert Martin, who according to the Government’s Website is an agent for the Citizenship by Investment and Levera Hotel Investor. The other question for the Leader of Government Business is to ascertain from the Electoral Office its readiness for upcoming General Elections in light of the replacement of eight returning officers. Question One Allegations of wrong doing in Mexico and Utah in the USA have featured prominently … Continue reading