Cruise Port Seawall Cleanup, a Success

It was a great day in Pure Grenada on 11th April, 2017 as young Grenadians came together to ensure that one of our scenic spots remains litter free.  30 members of the Grenada Cadet Corp Zone B collected 27 jumbo size bags of litter along the seawall behind the Melville Street Cruise Terminal. The initiative was led and supported by the Grenada Tourism Authority in collaboration with the Grenada Cadet Corp, the Royal Grenada Police Force and the Grenada Solid Waste Authority. Adjutant of the Grenada Cadet Corp Captain Martha Budd says items collected included food boxes, plastic bags and … Continue reading

National Poultry Policy to rid G’da of excessive imports

As much as 90% of poultry consumed in Grenada is imported and in an effort to become fully self sufficient in local poultry, the Grenada Poultry Association has put together a policy to do just that. Minister of Labour and Economic Development, Oliver Joseph announced this at the weekly post-Cabinet Briefing at the Ministerial Complex on Tuesday. According to Minister Joseph, a national Poultry Policy was endorsed by Cabinet after it was presented by the Poultry Association. He said the ruling New National Party (NNP) government is in full support of the document, which seeks to minimise on the amount … Continue reading

Oscar Bartholomew Inquest still on

Three police officers have concluded giving evidence into the Coroner’s Inquest into the December 2011 death of former La Tante, St. David resident, Oscar Bartholomew. Five police officers were implicated by the island’s Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson in connection with the death of Bartholomew, a Grenadian-born naturalised Canadian citizen. The hearing that is taking place before the Coroner in the District, Magistrate Teddy St. Louis, is drawing close to an end. In a sitting, which took place last week Friday at the St. David’s Magistrate Court, Police Constable 675 Shaun Garness, who is attached to the Fire … Continue reading

Electoral Office ready for general elections

The Parliamentary Elections Office is confident that if elections are called any time soon it will be ready to facilitate and conduct it. Public Relations Officer (PRO) and Voter and Civic Registration Officer at the office, Ferdinand Phillip stated this in a telephone interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday afternoon. “We believe that we are ready. We are confident that as an office ably led by the Supervisor of Elections (Alec Phillip) should the elections be called that we would be ready to conduct an election and we think we have a motivated staff”, he said. “We have … Continue reading

Chitan Ordered to repay stolen $472, 000.00

A non-custodial sentence has been handed down on former Accountant responsible for the staff’s pay roll at Columbus Communications Grenada Ltd., 41 year old Elvin Chitan, who pleaded guilty to money laundering, fraud and stealing by reason of employment late last year in connection with $472, 000. High Court Judge Justice Shiraz Aziz handed down the sentence Tuesday at High Court No.5 on The Carenage in St. George’s. Chitan who was employed at Columbus Communication for approximately 9 years, admitted to abusing his authority to steal monies from the company during the period January 1, 2010 – February 27, 2015. … Continue reading

Court of Appeal reserves ruling in Government/Rex Resorts saga

The Court of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court has reserved judgment in the Government of Grenada/Rex Grenadian appeal against an interim conservatory order granted by Justice of Appeal Michael Baptiste, preventing the Keith Mitchell Government from acquiring the 30-acre Rex Grenadian property, until the court hears the substantive appeal application filed by the owners of the resort. According to the conservatory order, Rex Resorts, is “permitted to continue to remain in possession of and continue to operate the hotel known as the Grenadian by Rex Resorts, which the applicant (Rex Resorts) built and owns, until the hearing and … Continue reading

GCNA celebrates 70 Years

The month of March 2017 saw a flurry of activity around the 70th anniversary celebrations of the Grenada Co-operative Nutmeg Association (GCNA), which was established in March 1947. Despite many challenges, including natural disasters, the nutmeg industry in Grenada, from which Grenada has been termed the “Isle of Spice”, has contributed significantly to the country’s economic development. Grenada’s ‘black gold’ is an integral part of the island’s history and culture and the GCNA has played a crucial part in the steady progress of the nutmeg industry. One of the underlying messages amongst the celebratory activities was around the necessity to … Continue reading

GDB offers mortgage loan to Grenadians

With a loan of EC$10 million from the Venezuelan oil facility programme known as Petrocaribe, the state-owned Grenada Development Bank (GDB) will be offering a package to government employees and non-public servants to access loans to finance mortgages. The Mortgage financing programme was launched last Friday at the Public Workers Union (PWU) building in the presence of representatives of Petrocaribe and government officials. The funds can also be made available to persons wishing to purchase land for future construction, renovation, and also furnishing. Applicants can receive a maximum of $450,000, and will be given a period of 25 years to … Continue reading

“Yello” – Grenada Yellow Pages rebrands

The Grenada Yellow Pages has launched its new brand Yello as it explores ways to target a wider demographic and with its new online directory findyello.com, both customers and consumers are expected to benefit. A launch themed “Celebrating local” held at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort before customers, consumers and business partners last Thursday evening brought forth the focus of yello going forward; as it seeks to take a hold of technology as fast as it is evolving. Yello has been serving Grenada for the past 25 years under its former name, Grenada Yellow Pages where persons were given easy … Continue reading

Jenny Simon: Why forget the past?

President of the Women’s Arm of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Jenny Simon has taken issue with a call from Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell for his governing New National Party (NNP) to be judged in the upcoming election campaign only on its performance in office over the past four years. During his address to party faithful at the NNP convention rally at Telescope, St. Andrew’s late last month, Dr. Mitchell said the campaign will not just be on the party’s legacy, but will be on its “sterling record” of performance in the last four years. He said … Continue reading