NDC accused of using healthcare challenges to score political points

The ruling New National Party (NNP) Candidate for St. Andrew South-east, Minister of Implementation, Emmalin Pierre is pointing an accusing finger at the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of using the existing problems within the healthcare system to score cheap political points. Addressing a crowd of supporters at the Harvey Vale Playing Field in Carriacou last week Saturday, Minister Pierre said that while the NNP acknowledges there are many challenges in the health care system and is willing to do what it takes to fix them, the NDC is pretending that they never had an opportunity to resolve these … Continue reading

Burke warns non-resident voters

Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nazim Burke has warned that it is against the law for anyone who is not a resident of Grenada to partake in the upcoming elections. His advice came against the backdrop of widespread reports in the country that the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was allegedly bringing in Grenadians living in the US to vote on March 13. Addressing thousands of party supporters at a rally in St. Patrick on Sunday night, Burke said that Congress has been receiving reports in the last few weeks about … Continue reading

Andall defends Burke against the tongue lashings of the NNP

Deputy Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Andall has come to the defence of his Political Leader, Nazim Burke who is facing a barrage of criticisms in the election campaign from his former 1979-83 revolutionary comrades, Peter David and Chester Humphrey, as well as Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Andall told a large gathering of NDC supporters at a mass rally in Fond playing field in St. Patrick that Burke should be given a high ranking in party leadership especially after the massive defeat of Congress in 2013. He credited Burke with helping in the resurgence of … Continue reading

Ruggles Ferguson vs Jerry Seales

THE NEW TODAY has obtained evidence that local attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson had a hand in the investigation mounted by the Judicial & Legal Services Commission (JLSC) into Jerry Seales. This newspaper has obtained the copy of a letter which Ferguson wrote to the Chief Justice of the OECS Court system, Dame Janice Pereira asking her to intervene and remove Seales as a sitting Magistrate in Grenada. The letter outlined a number of alleged breaches of the law by Seales who was subjected to a one-man inquiry by JLSC into his conduct as a Magistrate. Weeks after the inquiry was conducted, … Continue reading

Local Blockmakers concerned about livelihoods

Local blockmakers in the construction industry are being pressured to replace their molds used to make blocks in order to meet a new specification and are laying blame on government for not protecting their interest. The owner of a local block making plant told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the manufacturers of blocks are worried that their livelihoods could be affected because of the new specification. The person who spoke on condition that he was not identified said that the blockmakers are concerned about their future as most have families to take care of and mortgages to pay to financial … Continue reading

Persuader plans to take “agriculture to higher heights”

A strong warning has come from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to persons engaged in theft of farmers crop. Speaking at Sunday’s massive rally of Congress in Fond, St. Patrick, the party’s spokesman on Agriculture, Adrian ‘Persuader” Thomas outlined the plans of the party for those engaged in praedial larceny if the party wins the upcoming general election. “There are some people in this country who (were) prepared to sit down on their idle backside … (and) when my farmers plant their crops, when my farmers rear their animals, when the fishermen invest in their vessel, they are … Continue reading

“WRB, you are out of place”

In a blistering attack on a U.S company with controlling interest in Grenada’s sole electricity company, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has accused WRB Enterprises of interfering in the electoral process in the country. “I have a serious problem with that,” Dr. Mitchell told supporters of the ruling New National Party (NNP) at an election rally Sunday in Plains, St. Patrick. He warned WRB which is majority shareholder in Grenlec that it stands to face action from the NNP regime which is seeking a 5th term in office in the March 13 general election. “My friends, I want to issue … Continue reading

A step closer to Pension restoration

With general elections only days away, the Keith Mitchell-led government has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with some Public Sector bodies to address the long-outstanding pension issue for public officers. THE NEW TODAY understands that a deal is in the making based on behind the scene manoeuvres involving the so-called “Project Grenada” component of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government. The MOU was signed with the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Royal Grenada Police Force Gazetted Officers & the Police Welfare Association, Her Majesty Prison Welfare Association and the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). The agreement … Continue reading

Free election comes under the microscope

Supervisor of Elections, Alex Phillip has come under scrutiny from the Civil Society Grouping in Grenada. The group, headed by Judy Williams met with Phillip to discuss a number of concerns especially allegations of voter-padding on the sister isle of Carriacou & Petite Martinique with Vincentian nationals. Speculation is rife that Justices of the Peace are signing declarations to certify Vincentians to vote in the March 13 general election. After the meeting, Civil Society issued a statement in which it said that in respect of non-nationals who are presenting the declarations of J.P.’s, the Office of the Supervisor of Elections … Continue reading

Woburn resident fined $50, 000 for Cocaine

A 45-year-old man from Woburn, St. George, who was arrested last October in connection to the discovery of over $300, 000.00 worth of Cocaine, has been fined $50, 000 for the offence of ‘Trafficking a Controlled Drug.’ The fine was imposed on Dexter Myland, a father of five, who appeared for sentencing on the drug-related charge last week Thursday, before Chief Magistrate Her Honour Tamara Gill at the No.1 St. George’s Magistrate’s Court. Myland, who pleaded guilty to the offence, was represented by defense attorney, Peter David, who asked the court to impose a non-custodial sentence. David indicated to the … Continue reading