NDC tells government to implement extreme rainfall project

The Keith Mitchell administration is being accused of having a lack of interest in protecting the rural economy. The accusation was made by former Tourism Minister, Dr. George Vincent, the current caretaker in the Constituency of St. John for the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Dr. Vincent used the occasion of the bad weather and severe flooding that occurred on the west coast of the island on September 13 to chide the NNP for not paying serious attention to the plight of rural folks. The raging water completely washed away the temporary bridge that was erected as an alternative to the … Continue reading

US$500,000 from Cable & Wirless to support Hurricane Relief

Further to its recently announced relief efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Maria – including expertise deployment, humanitarian aid drops and free calls for impacted customers – C&W Communications (C&W) has launched the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, with seed funding of US$500K to help support humanitarian efforts across the region. The initial primary purpose of the Foundation will be to serve as a fundraising hub, enabling monies raised to be directed to local, regional and international agencies to execute projects in affected territories. In the longer term the Foundation will also support other charitable and community causes … Continue reading

Republic Bank RightStart Youth Football Tournament kicks off

The Republic Bank RightStart Cup Youth Football Tournament officially kicked off last week Thursday with the traditional March Past event at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium at Queen’s Park. According to Competition Officer Grenada Football Assn., Bruce Swan, who has been deeply involved in the tournament over the years, a record 50 teams comprising 1250 players from 22 secondary schools will engage in close to 2 months of football action until November 18. This year’s event will see 14 teams competing in the Girls Open, 19 teams in the U-15 Boys and 17 teams in the U-20 Boys. Swan, who … Continue reading

‘Utter confusion’ at London’s High Commission for Grenada

Uncertainty surrounds the significance of Grenada’s High Commission in London, after months without a High Commissioner and staff unsure what the future holds. And one source believes the situation is at odds with the Grenadian government’s claims that they are presiding over a healthy economy. The British capital has long been regarded as an important place for nations to have a presence, which acts as a stepping stone into continental Europe. This is especially true for Grenada, whose tourism authority report their visitor numbers are boosted by European travellers. But despite this, there has been no High Commissioner for nine … Continue reading

New Attorney-General in the making

With general elections just around the corner, Grenada is set to have a new Acting Attorney-General. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that long-standing stalwart in the ruling New National Party (NNP), Dr. Lawrence Joseph is moving into the seat in a matter of days. A reliable source said that the Keith Mitchell-led government has written to the Judicial and Legal Services Commission (JLSC) to make the appointment with immediate effect. She spoke of the current holder of the post, attorney-at-law, Cajeton Hood being instructed by Prime Minister Mitchell to take all holiday leave due to him in keeping … Continue reading

Integrity Commission meets with Politicians

With general election around the corner, the Integrity Commission has met with political parties on the island to enlighten them on its anti-corruption initiatives. Ten political parties came together at the National Cricket Stadium last Wednesday for the Integrity Commission’s Education Outreach Programme in keeping with Integrity in Public Life Act #24 of 2013. A similar session has already been held with Government Ministries and Departments, the Media, Committee of Social Partners, and Presiding Officers and Public Bodies. Head of the Integrity Commission, Anande Trotman-Joseph told the participants that although much is not being heard of the commission, it has … Continue reading

UWI Open Campus Students Receive Bursaries from Republic Bank

Grenadian students continue to benefit from financial assistance from Republic Bank, under its Bursary Programme. For the new academic year, Semester I, a total of twenty two (22) bursaries valued at EC$20,306.00 (TWENTY THOUSAND, THREE HUNDRED AND SIX DOLLARS) were awarded to thirteen (13) students, pursuing studies, through the UWI – Open Campus, Grenada. Each year, Republic Bank allocates $40,000.00 to assist Grenadian nationals who wish to stay at home and pursue higher learning. Simultaneously, $20,000 is allocated annually to assist one student wishing to pursue full-time studies at any of the UWI campuses. The Bursaries and Scholarship are awarded … Continue reading

Debate on Eric Gairy statue

The erection of the Sir Eric Matthew Gairy Statue last week Friday at the entrance of the Botanical Gardens at Tanteen now renamed Sir Eric Gairy Gardens, has generated a high level of criticism and debate among Grenadians. The monument and plaque now bears Sir Eric’s name, the man who is affectionately referred to as the “Father of Our Independence.” The renaming of the Botanical Gardens was an initiative of the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government to honour the late Prime Minister who led the country to independence from Britain in 1974. Many persons took to social media … Continue reading

GUT awards TAMCC grants

Twelve first year students at the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC), have had their first year of studies fully covered financially by the GUT Credit Union. The ‘TAMCC scholarship grant,’ run by GUT Credit Union was created with the vision of giving students an opportunity to pursue a higher level of education. The students were awarded during a brief handing over ceremony held last week Friday at the Horizon Plaza in St. George’s. The grant is open to needy Grenadian students who have completed secondary school and gained acceptance to the college. Addressing the ceremony, General Manager of the GUT … Continue reading

Insp. Antoine Pleads Not Guilty

Suspended Inspector of Police Clevroy Antoine made his first court appearance Monday to answer two (2) counts of Indecent Assault brought against him in connection with an incident last month involving a Grenadian-born Canadian citizen, Eleanor Peterkin-Walters who was vacationing on the island. Supported by his wife and daughter, the 55-year old middle rank officer who is currently on $8, 000.00 bail pleaded not guilty to the charges. The officer appeared to be very well composed and confident as he appeared in the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court when the charges were read out to him by sitting Magistrate, … Continue reading