PM Mitchell chastised for derogatory comments

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has taken issue with homophobic comments directed at two of its members by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell during a recent convention of the women’s arm of his New National Party (NNP). Addressing a meeting held at the Boca Secondary School, PM Mitchell referred to the NDC caretakers Ali Dowden and Tevin Andrews as “Arlene” and “Theresa”. Dowden is the NDC caretaker in the Prime Minister’s constituency of St. George North-west, while Andrews is the candidate for Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The NDC has joined scores of Grenadians at home and abroad, who … Continue reading

Ex-cop remains without lawyer

An ex-policeman who ran afoul of the law has found himself without any attorney-at-law to defend him on charges of fraud. 44-year-old Elvin Phillip is accused of duping a number of persons of over $50, 000 in down payment given to him for vehicles from overseas. Chief Magistrate Her Honour, Tamara Gill who presides over the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court has given the ex-cop until July 4 to retain counsel or defend himself in the matter. Phillip who is facing 5 counts of fraud by false pretence was placed on $70, 000 bail in March when he made … Continue reading

Kindra Maturine-Stewart will fly the NNP flag on the sister isles

Female Attorney-at-law, 34-year old Kindra Maturine-Stewart has gotten the nod by the National Executive of the ruling New National Party (NNP) to be its Caretaker for the Carriacou & Petite Martinique constituency in the upcoming general elections. A party release said that the decision was taken following an executive meeting of the NNP late Monday at its head office at Mt. Helicon on Upper Lucas Street in St. George’s. It is the second batch of caretakers announced by the ruling party as part of its preparations for the upcoming general elections. Maturine-Stewart is now expected to take over the work … Continue reading

Fiscal Oversight Committee for Ministry of Finance

The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has made an amendment to the Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015 to allow for more intense monitoring of the fiscal situation in Grenada. Leader of Government Business in the Lower House, Works Minister, Gregory Bowen, who presented the amendment said that it will also guarantee the further independence of the committee that will be charged with the responsibility of having oversight of spending by the Ministry of Finance. Addressing a sitting of Parliament last Thursday at the Trade Centre at Morne Rouge in Grand Anse, Minister Bowen said the amended bill will … Continue reading

GFNC: TRY REAL FOODS

V3 drink, mango or mango vinaigrette salad dressing were the main features of a 2 hour food tasting at the Marketing and National Importing Board, Young Street, on Thursday June 1. The day was dubbed “Try real foods Thursday” by the Grenada Food and Nutrition Council (G.F.N.C) as part of this year’s Nutrition Week. Shoppers at MNIB were greeted by three GFNC representatives where they were given information on the dangers of heavily processed foods and encouraged to eat natural, healthy alternatives. The highlight of the day for many, was the actual tasting of a drink and a salad with … Continue reading

Another Three Caught with Ganja

Police have nabbed repeated drug offenders Johinel Charles and Michael James with illegal marijuana once again in their possession. Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill, who presides over the No. 1 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s last week Tuesday remanded both St. George’s residents to the Richmond Hill prison. 30-year-old Charles of Woodlands and James who lives in La Mode were allegedly caught in a vehicle with approximately 52 pounds of marijuana in their possession last week Saturday night. THE NEW TODAY understands that the two along with 18-year-old Concord, St. John resident, Hakim Mc Queen, were apprehended by members … Continue reading

Statement on the passing of David Blackburn

The Executive and members of the Media Workers Association of Grenada (MWAG) extend sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the late David Blackburn. Mr. Blackburn has been an employee at the Grenada Informer for over thirty (30) years, as the Newspaper Designer. To our colleagues at the Grenada Informer, we know that you are still coming to grips with the passing of our dear friend Wayne Modeste, we offer our heartfelt condolences and reassure you that they both are in a better place now. David will be missed by all. May his soul rest in perfect peace.

The search for oil in Grenada waters

With general elections just around the corner, the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced that Grenada is on the verge of starting to drill for oil and gas in the island’s territorial waters. In a broadcast to the nation last Thursday night, Prime Minister Mitchell said that the Russian oil outfit, Global Petroleum Group (GPG) will be undergoing an exploratory drilling campaign within the next two months as the hunt to find oil and gas reserves Petroleum intensifies. He told Grenadians that GPG was authorised by government to conduct Seismic Survey to get … Continue reading

Government lacking in policy implementation

Former Education Minister, Senator Franka Alexis-Bernardine has said that the Keith Mitchell-led government’s inability to adequately supply school furniture to schools across the island is one of policy implementation. The female Senator’s comment stems from the ongoing Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS) saga that surfaced approximately two weeks ago, in which a letter signed by Principal Phillip Thomas was sent out to parents informing them that before the present school term ends, a new furniture fee of $250 will be applied as a solution to resolving the issue of inadequate supply of furniture at the school. The Ministry of Education … Continue reading

NNP: Statesmanship of Nimrod and Bhola

As the New National Party gets ready for the next general elections and with building an even more solid base for future growth and expansion, we salute two of our senior members – the Deputy Political Leader and the General Secretary –who have announced that they will not stand for re-election in the upcoming general elections. This exceeding level of statesmanship shown is within the context of refreshing the party’s leadership and the party has reluctantly, but respectfully, accepted the decision of these two senior members. In recent days our Deputy Political Leader Elvin Nimrod and our General Secretary Roland … Continue reading