The US$1 Million Levera fraud

There is mounting evidence that the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was forewarned before the November 9, 2016 launch of the Levera project in St. Patrick that it should be careful with controversial Utah national, Robert Martin Oveson. U.S born Roger Ver had delivered a letter on November 1 to a close aide of the Prime Minister at the Botanical Gardens in St. George’s detailing an alleged fraud of money he had handed over to obtain a Grenadian passport. THE NEW TODAY has obtained the copy of the letter in which Ver informed … Continue reading

WSS wins STEM Video Competition

Westerhall Secondary School has won the STEM Video Competition for Grenada that was organised by the U.S embassy in Bridgetown, Barbados. The contest, which was open to all secondary school students in Grenada over the age of 13, required students to produce a short video explaining why STEM – science, technology, engineering and math – is important in their community. The contest supported the U.S. Embassy’s goal of promoting STEM education as a driver of sustainable economic growth, and as a means to foster innovation and empower youth. A group of nine students from Westerhall Secondary, supervised by teacher Imogene … Continue reading

NIS accused of stalling pension payment

A Midwife Nurse Trainer believes that she has come out victorious in a fight, which she single-handedly led against the state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS) over payment of her pension. Marguerite Sheriff of St. David’s took along members of the media with as she made a final journey to NIS head office on Melville Street, St. George’s to demand the payment of just over $800.00 that was due to her since December 2015. “They (NIS) never contacted me, hoping that I die,” said Sheriff, a volunteer with Doctors without Borders as she labeled NIS as being incompetent. The health professional … Continue reading

Traffic Court embarks upon site visits

Speeding is determined to be the dominant factor for road accidents. That was the observation of the Traffic Court during four traffic site visits last week Friday under the supervision of Magistrate Jerry Seales who was joined by Police Prosecutor Corporal Kerry Swan, and other Police Officers. The court made its way to the Sugar Mill Round About/Mount Toute Road, at the junction of Lance Aux Epines main road and Dusty Highway, the junction of Grand Anse Valley main road and Mt. Hartman, and at the junction of Clark’s Court Bay and Woodlands main road. At the Sugar Mill Road … Continue reading

RGPF gets grant to purchase new firefighting equipment

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has signed an agreement with the Government of Japan, which will see the Fire Department receiving a new fire truck and 14 new backpacks in the near future. Japan’s Ambassador to Grenada, Mitsuhiko Okada and Acting Commissioner of Police (CoP) Winston James signed the agreement during a brief ceremony held last week Friday at Police Headquarters, Fort George in St. George’s. The island’s Chief Cop said that the US$82, 690 grant will be used for the exclusive purpose of purchasing the fire truck and 14 backpacks and was confident that the equipment would “definitely … Continue reading

Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court celebrates Diamond Jubilee

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC) last week Monday marked its 50th year of existence reflecting on its many achievements throughout the years and the many challenges that still exists. In a telecast that was broadcast simultaneously at special sittings of the court in all the nine member states and territories comprising the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States, Chief Justice Madam Justice Dame Janice M. Pereira provided a detailed analysis of the court’s history describing its Diamond Jubilee as a “signature milestone.” “The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court exists in my view, as a shining example of the possibilities of regional … Continue reading

New Tourist attractions and sites for visitors

Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen has announced that a number of new attractions are now available on the island for visitors. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister Modeste-Curwen said Grenada needs new attractions in order to offer something new and exciting to guests. She praised those private sector concerns that heeded the call and made investments in new attractions as over the years Grenada has been offering the same attractions. “To bring people to our islands we must continually refresh our attractions and we must create new ones otherwise they get tired”, she … Continue reading

Plans to introduce block plant at Levera

American national Stephen Randall Oveson who is now being promoted as the main developer at the controversial Levera project in the north of the island has announced plans to install a block making plant to assist with the construction of material for the multi-million dollar facility. Speaking to reporters on the compound of the state-run Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) at Frequent in St. George’s, Oveson said that the block plant is badly needed to address a major challenge of getting material like blocks to the project site. He pointed out that the roads leading up to the project are … Continue reading

Police officer on $50,000 bail

Another police officer has found himself on the wrong side of the law in another driver’s license scam in the country. 28- year-old Police Constable Eymon Lewis appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill on Monday facing three summary charges of allegedly making false entries on licensing forms and two indictable charges of corruption by a public officer. Lewis allegedly accepted $600 from individuals in exchange for a license. The La Digue, St. Andrew resident, a past student of the Grenada Boys Secondary School (GBSS), was apprehended by Immigration officers at the Miami International Airport in Florida last week Wednesday and … Continue reading

Boat sinks off Grenada

A 145-FOOT boat sank off Grenada last Friday with thousands of dollars worth in groceries and small appliances bought in Trinidad which were destined for St Vincent and the Grenadines. The boat, the MV Persia II, left Port-of-Spain the day before and made its first call in Grenada offloading cargo. On Friday morning, the vessel set sail for Kingstown, St Vincent when it developed a leak and began to sink about nine miles off the coast of Grenada. The nine-member crew were saved by the Grenada Coast Guard which made the rescue in choppy waters and amid strong winds. Dry … Continue reading