Police have only one murder suspect

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has moved quickly to dispel reports circulating in the country that the 17-year old charged with the rape and killing of 9-year old Ariel Bhola two weeks ago got assistance in the act from a close family member. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Franklyn Redhead told reporters at a press briefing at Fort George last week Thursday that RGPF is looking at no one else but the accused in relation to the death of young Ariel. “We have only one suspect on our radar, there is no one else who we suspect. I imagine as … Continue reading

Sex Offenders’ Registry in the making

As a result of the recent killing of nine year old Ariel Bhola of Frequente, Grand Anse St. George, Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele has announced that the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration is moving towards the establishment of a Sex Offenders’ Registry to help combat sexual abuse in Grenada. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s, Minister Steele said that government has concluded that the move could be a positive step in helping to curb the issue of sex crimes and in particular child sexual abuse in the society. The disclosure came against the backdrop of massive public outrage … Continue reading

Young people have become too atheistic!!!

THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT WAS ISSUED BY THE GRENADA ALLIANCE OF EVANGELICAL CHURCHES ON THE FREQUENTE INCIDENT IN WHICH 9-YEAR OLD ARIEL BHOLA WAS RAPED AND MURDERED BY A 17-YEAR OLD YOUTH The entire nation has been shocked by the sudden upsurge in sexual crimes being committed in our country. The latest event involving the murder and rape of one of our precious nine-year-old is especially heart-rending and revolting. The Alliance of Evangelical Churches shares the pain of the parents and loved ones of Ariel and pray God’s comforting hand upon their hearts. While we empathise with the victims and families … Continue reading

TAWU tackles sexist treatment at Ports Authority

A possible showdown is in the making between the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) and the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA) over the treatment of a female employes at the state-controlled statutory body. The union, led by newly appointed labour representative in the Senate, Andre Lewis, has accused the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of displaying a hatred mentality towards one female employee. TAWU is taking issue with the decision of GPA to remove the female worker as a pilot and to place her in a position that is not in-keeping with her qualifications. Cindy Samuel, who has … Continue reading

TAWU addresses sale of Gravel and Concrete

The Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) has accused the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of secretly selling the assets of the state-owned Gravel Concrete and Emulsion Production Corporation to Trinidadians without the knowledge of Grenadians. President-General of the union, Sen. Andre Lewis and his General Secretary, Bert Patterson hosted a press conference on Tuesday to highlight the plight of Gravel & Concrete. According to Lewis, the “secret” dealing by government with the Trinidadians could have serious implications for the country. He identified the new owners of Gravel and Concrete as Computers and … Continue reading

GNCRC: Challenges facing our children

United Nations Universal Children’s Day was established in 1954 and is celebrated on November 20th each year to promote international togetherness, awareness among children worldwide, and improving children’s welfare. The Grenada National Coalition on the Rights of the Child (GNCRC) stands in solidarity and joins with the local, regional and international communities in recognising our children here in Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. November 20th is an important date as it is the date in 1959 when the UN General Assembly adopted the Declaration of the Rights of the Child. It is also the date in 1989 when the UN … Continue reading

Valerie Thompson speaks out!!!

It is with a sense of patriotic duty that I feel obligated to address you at this time. I do not represent any political party neither do I have any interest in partisan politics. I am a private citizen and a social activist on issues of national importance. I am not for sale and therefore I cannot be bought. Many persons may know me, some may not. Some may have become aware of me when I began staging my ‘one-woman’ silent protests around the country on the islands of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique in 2015. However, I may have … Continue reading

PM Mitchell: The unions have a political agenda

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has blasted public sector unions on the island and accused some of them of having a political agenda in the one-off payment dispute with his ruling New National Patty (NNP) administration. Speaking Sunday night at the official endorsement of the NNP Candidate for the St. George North East Constituency, Tobias Clement, the Prime Minister said that government will not give in to the demands of the unions. The Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) are demanding a one-off payment of $1500.00 for their membership as part of the sacrifice … Continue reading

Operatic voices return to Rotary’s Carols by Candlelight

December 3 will see the return of great classical singers to the stage at Carols by Candlelight put on by the Rotary Club of Grenada. During the first of two concerts, Soprano Trish Bethany will be joined by friends in performing solos and choruses from mainly well-known pre-19th century, works. Soloists who will join Ms. Bethany include sopranos Philomena La Qua, Lucinda Ogilvie, Dr. Jenny Isaacs, mezzo-soprano Lisa Mc Donald, contralto Lady Joseph (Anande Trotman) and tenors Jay Mc Donald and Jomo Kirton, along with Baritone Randal Robinson. The group will be accompanied by a chamber orchestra led by Aixa … Continue reading

Citizens’ engagement in governance is critical in fight against corruption

The need for citizens’ education and awareness was highlighted as one of the ways identified to combat corruption in Grenada and the region. Representatives from civil society organisations and social actors recently concluded a one-day national consultation organised by the office of the Organisation of American States (OAS) as part of its preparation for the VIII Summit of the Americas, scheduled for early 2018 in Peru. The consultation focused on Democratic Governance Against Corruption; Corruption and Sustainable Development and Corruption, International Institutions and Public-Private Partnerships. According to the concept paper submitted prior to the meeting, it underscores the fact that … Continue reading