Calypso director clears the air

Director of Calypso at the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Silvan Chan, has cleared the air surrounding the hotly debated issue of whether or not a standby artise should be selected for the three major shows at the annual carnival – soca, groovy and calypso competitions. Prior to last year, a standby was never judged but served the purpose of being there on the night of competition just in case one of the competitors was forced to withdraw from the competition. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY on Tuesday, Chan said that a change to the format came about as … Continue reading

Child protection authority on capacity-building drive

As the Child Protection Authority (CPA) continues to work toward ensuring that children in the State of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are protected from all forms of abuse, it is beginning to place extra emphasis on not just what it does but how it does it. On June 29 and July 6, 2017, the Authority hosted one-day workshops on Conflict Resolution and Interpersonal Skills geared at building the in-house capacity to identify the nature of conflicts, as well as develop strategies for their effective management on the personal and organisational levels. A total of forty (40) members of staff … Continue reading

The struggles of Panorama

CEO of Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal, has reiterated that Panorama continues to be a major challenge for the state-influenced body. However, Seetahal told reporters at a press briefing that despite the problem all is not lost as Panorama is considered as a work in progress. He said the SMC has continuously tried working with the Pan Association and will continue the work to ensure that Pan meets its full potential. “Sometimes in the interest of the product and the culture we want to encourage people to … try something different. Often it is met with resistance in the meeting … Continue reading

SMC reduced debt

Chief Executive Officer of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal has announced a sizeable reduction in the debt of the state body in the past three years. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s, Seetahal said that when he took over SMC the debt was $800,000 in 2015 but that has now been reduced to $500,000 in 2017. “I am delighted to say that throughout the hard work of the entire team and I do have a great team, a great Board of Directors, a great Chairman, a wonderful hardworking staff…we are now at $500,000 in terms of debt…”, he said. … Continue reading

Where are the cojones?

Grenadians love to boast about being a Christian country, yet we have repeatedly put in power, a man who shows little respect for biblical teachings and examples. In both the old and new testaments, men are urged to respect women, but unless there was a scarcity of quality men, women were always admonished not to usurp the leadership roles of their men. Over the years, doc has been tilting the leadership balance of the Eh Nen Pee in favour of women. Based on performance, none of these women can truly be said to be of prime ministerial material. The natural … Continue reading

GCPP disappointed

Founder of the Grenadian Christian Political Party (GCPP), Derick Sealey, has expressed disappointment with the manner in which Grenadians are being treated when it comes to the introduction of National Health Insurance (NHI) in the country. The NHI, which is in its technical development stage, is expected to make available a basket of universal health services to citizens, who are being automatically electronically registered to access the proposed benefits upon receipt of healthcare services at the nation’s hospitals and health clinics. In an interview with THE NEW TODAY last week Thursday, Sealey expressed disappointed with what he describes as “limited … Continue reading

Republic Bank Awards Another Outstanding Academic Achiever

Hats off to Ms. Karxena S. Harford, of Balthazar, St. Andrew, for being awarded the Top Academic Achiever at the 2017 T.A. Marryshow Community College (T.A.M.C.C.) Graduation exercise, held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the National Cricket Stadium. Republic Bank, each year sponsors the T.A.M.C.C. Award for Overall Academic Excellence. This award is presented to the student attaining the highest grade point average (GPA). Ms. Harford received the prestigious award, having attained a GPA of 3.95, from the Natural Sciences Programme in the School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies. She was presented with the prestigious award by Ms. Aesia … Continue reading

Allison Miller is new Ombudsman

Grenada has a new head in the Office of Ombudsman located at the Public Workers Union (PWU) building on the Port Highway in St. George’s. An official at the office confirmed to THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Monday that Allison Miller who held the rank of Permanent Secretary has taken up the job with effect from August 1, 2017. Miller is replacing the late Nadica Mc Intyre, a former Cabinet Secretary who died in May after a battle against cancer. After Mc Intyre’s death, civil servant Ronnie Marryshow was placed in the post in an acting capacity. The Ombudsman is … Continue reading

One Dead in Vehicular Accident

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nigel Charles of Pomme Rose early Wednesday morning in a vehicular accident in an area known as Tabor Hill in St. David’s. Charles died on the spot from injuries sustained in accident that took place around 6.45 a.m. His car, registration No. PA 461 collided with a passenger bus, HAD 37. THE NEW TODAY understands that Charles, a Security Officer stationed at Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited was travelling in the direction of St. George’s and the bus in the opposite direction. There are unconfirmed reports that the deceased tried to overtake … Continue reading

Shareholders to benefit from Co-op Bank listing on ECSC

The Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited (GBCL), regarded as the island’s only indigenous bank has listed on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Commission (ECSE) and shareholders stand to benefit. The bank is the fourth Grenadian company to list on ECSE. GCBL invited the local media to a press briefing last week Thursday at the St. Andrew’s Room at Spice Island Beach Resort in Morne Rouge to witness the unveiling of the Bank’s symbol on the trading board. This move by the GBCL provides for trading of shares for the bank’s customers. The listing comes as the Bank celebrates its 85th anniversary of … Continue reading