Sexual Assault on 6-year-old Girl

An Apres Toute man, who is considered to be mentally unstable has been picked up by police for questioning in connection to the attempted rape of a 6-year-old girl in the small village last week Friday afternoon. THE NEW TODAY understands that Claudius Morain, unemployed, was caught in the act by the father of the child, Leon Williams, just after 3.00 p.m. while he was returning home from a trip down the road. “It was just after three o’ clock – I was going home and I heard a little crying voice just about 60 ft away so I rushed … Continue reading

POLICE FORCE LEFT EMBARRASSED

Teenager Charged With Impersonating a Police Officer And Working for Weeks Undetected at South St George Police Station in Grand Anse Acting Police Commissioner Winston James and the other members of the High Command at Fort George have been left embarrassed over the manner in which a 17-year old youth managed to infiltrate the Royal Grenada Police Force. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the youngster identified as Akim Andrew of Gouyave, St. John was able to move into the South St. George police station and take up work as a full-fledged officer with the force. The youngster has … Continue reading

Andall: NNP trying to rig the upcoming elections

With general elections due within a matter of weeks, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has expressed fears about the process being genuinely free and fair. Deputy Political Leader of Congress, Joseph Andall has accused some elements within the the hierarchy of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of trying to manipulate the voting process in an effort to secure another term in office for the Keith Mitchell-led administration. Andall made the accusation in a recent interview with THE NEW TODAY, in light of recent statements made by Prime Minister Mitchell to the effect that one has to be … Continue reading

GTAWU puts nation on alert

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union (GTAWU) has signaled its intention to escalate the industrial action taken to resolve the issue of the regularisation of contract workers at the state-owned National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA). The union started the action in December when it advised its members at the water utility to down tools as both government and management made little attempt to settle the matter. TAWU’s President-General Andre Lewis told reporters at a press conference at the union’s headquarters on Green Street, St. George last Thursday that it will increase the industrial action started in order to … Continue reading

Delron Felix flies to Ohio for training

The Grenada Amateur Swimming Association (GASA) has announced that local swimmer Delron Felix has been selected for the 2018 FINA Scholarships Programme. The programme provides an opportunity for a limited number of athletes to train and prepare for their participation in a number of regional and international meets which climaxes with the 14th FINA World Swimming Championships set for December 2018 in China. Delron left the island on January 2 for Ohio in the United States to start his training. A release from the local swimming association said that Felix will receive from FINA personalized training at a high-performance training … Continue reading

CBI programme brings in the most revenue ever

“A Bumper Year”. That’s how Trinidad-born attorney-at-law, Kaisha Ince, Chairperson of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, has described what she referred to as the unprecedented levels of revenue yielded from Direct Foreign Investment under the passport-selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Programme. Ince made the remarks during a Special CBI Christmas Cocktail hosted by Henley and Partners in collaboration with the CBI Unit to celebrate and mark the culmination of a very successful year for the programme. She said, “In a time where many of the other CBI programmes have struggled to maintain the interest of potential applicants, … Continue reading

Be aware of Comrades Chess and Peter!!!

By Rae Roberts Is the former champion of workers issues in the country, Chester Humphrey along with Peter David now accomplices in undermining the workers’ struggle? I am asking this question in light of the roles now being played by the two revolutionary comrades who often boasted of being part of the most pro-workers government in the history of Grenada – the 1979-83 People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). Comrade Chess was so committed to the anti-Gairy struggle that we all know what he did in the United States before he was arrested and charged for gun-running and then absconded while on … Continue reading

Walk for the Cure Funds to Grenada Cancer

Media, Sponsors and CIBC FirstCaribbean Team Members, gathered together for the culmination of the Walk for the Cure Initiative for 2017. The short ceremony was opened by Joanna Marryshow, the bank’s Administrative Assistant, Human Resources and also the leading organiser for initiatives relative to raising awareness and funds for Walk For The Cure. In her opening comments, she reminded all present of the positive actions everyone can take in terms of cancer prevention, with respect to making healthy lifestyle choices, with particular emphasis on the part that both smoking and alcohol consumption may play in incidences of cancer. In his … Continue reading

GHTA calls for a ban on Styrofoam

Grenada Hotel & Tourism Association has been lobbying Government to place a ban on the importation and use of Styrofoam products in Grenada. Earlier this year Minister (Nicholas) Steele indicated, at a press conference, that Government would be imposing a ban on the product. “I intend to bring to Parliament a Styrofoam Bill which will ban the importation of Styrofoam as a first start, from that we will be moving to plastic.” In her statement made on World Tourism Day this past September, Minister (Clarice) Modeste also mentioned that a ban would be put in place. “The Government of Grenada … Continue reading

NAWASA breathes a sigh of relief

The management of the state-run National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) has managed to avert a potentially dangerous situation over the Christmas and New Year holiday period as strike action was looming from the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). The hierarchy of the utility called a press conference last week to say thank you to those employees who showed up for work to man the entire system during the long holiday weekend. TAWU had painted December red and dropped hints that it intended to take action on the issue of contract employment within NAWASA which was long outstanding. The … Continue reading