Lett Charged With Murder

Snug Corner resident, Ziggy Jean Lett has been charged with non-capital murder in connection with the death of a man on December 23. The 28-year old Lett appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill on ….. but was remanded in custody at the Richmond Hill Prisons in connection with the death of Michael Roberts. The deceased who had no permanent place of abode was the country’s 15th murder victim for 2012. Roberts who originally lived at Malti, St. David’s was found lying on the side of the road on December 23 bearing multiple lacerations. Police Officers attached to the … Continue reading

Man with dual citizenship facing drug charges

Members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have arrested and charged a St. John’s resident with possession and trafficking of marijuana and cocaine. The suspect – Errol Sylvester John of Mt. Nesbit, St. John’s – was arrested on Christmas Eve during a police operation at Maran, St. John’s. A team of Police Officers attached to the Drug Squad stopped John who was driving in his black Mitsubishi van, registration number PAE354, at Maran and conducted a search. THE NEW TODAY understand that during the search, six packages containing 27 pounds of marijuana were found. The … Continue reading

Police foil drug shipment

Attempts to ship a quantity of cocaine out of the country were foiled last week Friday by members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that attempts were made to use the General Post Office and DHL services to try and move the illegal drugs out of the country. The source who spoke on condition that he was not named said that both the Post Office and DHL became suspicious of the packages handed over to them and called in the Drug Squad to investigate their contents. Two … Continue reading

New Year’s address by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

Fellow Grenadians,   I address you on the advent of a new year. A year, that promises to be equally challenging as 2012, but filled with many exciting possibilities. Possibilities for increased economic activities and consequent job opportunities for many Grenadians. These opportunities are opening up as we have laid the basis and ground work necessary for improved economic activities. The year 2012 for most Caribbean economies can be regarded as one of the most difficult in our lifetime so far. The difficulties and challenges encountered, necessitated bold, creative and innovative responses by our government. Our successes and ability to … Continue reading

Case of Grenada cops charged with Boxing Day killing of Toronto man in limbo

BY COLIN PERKEL, THE CANADIAN PRESS DECEMBER 26, 2012   Oscar Bartholomew is shown in this undated Facebook memorial page photo. The manslaughter case against five Grenada police officers accused of beating a visitor from Canada to death a year ago remains tied up in legal knots. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Facebook TORONTO, CANADA — The manslaughter case against five Grenada police officers accused of beating a visitor from Canada to death a year ago remains tied up in legal knots much to the disappointment of his widow. A stay on their preliminary inquiry is in place while the country’s High Court … Continue reading

Anselm Clouden reaches out

The other side of Attorney Anselm Clouden was showcased just before the Christmas Holidays when, for the 15th consecutive year, he was able to provide the people of the Parish of St. David’s with beef at a reduced price. Clouden told Reporters who were on location where the meat was being sold at Syracuse, St. David’s that every Christmas he has been rather fortunatee, through God’s grace to be able to slaughter a cow from his farm in St. David’s. He sees what he has been doing for the past 15 years as an act of thanksgiving by returning to … Continue reading

NDC rookie politician robbed

Prospective candidate of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC), Ali Dowden has been a victim of robbery, allegedly at the hands of a woman from Pearls, St. Andrew’s. An informed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Dowden who resides at Mt. Moritz, St. George’s lost close to $400.00 while shopping at Andall’s Supermarket on Melville Street, St. George’s on Christmas Eve. The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said the budding politician was unaware that he was robbed of the money that was placed inside of the pocket of a bag that he had on his … Continue reading

Karl Hood vs THE NDC

The way has been cleared for the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) to proceed with the selection of Randall Robinson as its candidate for the St. George South-east constituency in the upcoming general elections. This follows a high court ruling which failed to give the incumbent, Karl Hood the nod to block the efforts of the NDC Constituency branch to give the nod to Robinson over him in the battle for the constituency nominee. Hood took court action in the wake of his expulsion as a member of Congress at the September 30, 2012 annual convention held at Seamoon in … Continue reading

‘Together for Grenada’

My fellow Grenadians,   As the holidays approach, the GULP joins the nation in celebrating this most festive occasion. The GULP will continue to support all things Grenadian; and, most importantly, we will continue to support our Grenadian people. I urge all Grenadians to pray for this nation and to remember the reason why our Lord Jesus Christ was born. Only through a Christian spirit of self sacrifice and perseverance can we as a nation succeed. As 2012 turns into 2013, I ask all Grenadians to reflect on the previous year, and to consider becoming more involved in the way … Continue reading

Recycling Company under investigation

The operators of a recycling company in the south of the island are under investigation by the police for having in their possession a quantity of copper wire. An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the lawmen were able to lay their hands on 30 pounds of clean copper wire that were contained in a fine bag on the compound of the recycling company that is based at Maurice Bishop Highway during a recent police operation. The source who spoke on condition of being anonymous said the Police Officers who are from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in … Continue reading