School principal upset with twitter remarks

NEW YORK – A Grenadian-born Long Island school principal says he is taking steps to address the issues of racist tweets by one of his students following the re-election of President Barack Obama. According to the website Jezebel, Dr. Anthony Bridgeman is said to be very offended by remarks posted by Lou LaDonna of West Islip High School in Suffolk County. LaDonna, a senior who plays on the school’s varsity football team, was among high school students who posted racist tweets in the wake of Obama’s election victory. “When in doubt kick the n——- out #Romney,” LaDonna tweeted during the … Continue reading

Republic Bank gets award

Republic Bank (Grenada) Ltd was the lone financial institution from Grenada to be awarded at the just-ended gala event hosted by the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB). The local bank captured the Good Corporate Citizen Awards for Environmental Awareness and Financial Education and Empowerment. Two other banks in the sub-regional grouping of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) also received awards. They are the Bank of Saint Lucia Ltd for its outstanding contribution to the overall development and well-being of the people of Saint Lucia and the National Bank of Dominica Ltd, which received the Good Corporate Citizen Awards … Continue reading

$1.89m Worth of Ganja Seized

The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) continues to make life difficult for people who engage in drug possession and trafficking. During the past week, the lawmen were able to prevent 532 pounds of marijuana, with an estimated street value of $1.89m from reaching the streets of the country. A high level official told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that police recovered 17 fine bags containing 445 pounds of marijuana which by itself has a street value of $1.7m at the home of Don Noel, a 26-year old baker. He said that when the Drug Squad officers swooped … Continue reading

Fleary to contest for NDC

Another new face is in the line-up of candidates to contest the next General Elections on a ticket of the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. Former Secondary School Teacher, Randolph Harrison Fleary was last week Wednesday night endorsed as the NDC Candidate for the sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper managed to catch up with the new political entrant who came to the mainland last weekend to attend a retreat of the 25-year old Congress party. In talking about the task ahead, Fleary said he had to abide with the … Continue reading

TAWU addresses Income Tax Threshold

The Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union wishes to make its position clear on statements made in the last forty-eight (48) hours by one of the advisors to the Government of Grenada touching and concerning the apparent consideration of the Government to lower the Personal Income Tax threshold below sixty thousand dollars ($60,000.00) annually. Firstly, the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers’ Union is not aware that this issue was ever discussed at the Grenada Trades’ Union Council and was not part of any such discussion. Our Union wishes to state categorically, that it is absolutely opposed to the imposition of … Continue reading

Peter David’s Driver Caught With Cocaine

The trusted driver of former Tourism Minister, Peter David, has been caught with cocaine. The man Selwyn “Rambuka” Cyrus who resides at La Borie, St. George’s was arrested by police officers attached to the Drug Squad last week Wednesday after allegedly having in his possession one pound and two ounces of cocaine that has an estimated street value of $51,537.00. A police source told THE NEW TODAY that Cyrus was caught “red handed” in Springs, St. George’s with the illegal substance while driving a vehicle in which he was the sole occupant. The vehicle, a Suzuki Escudo, owned by Arthur … Continue reading

Protest by Registered Nurses

A group of Registered Nurses (RN) took to the streets of St. George’s on Wednesday in protest over what they described as the meager salary they are receiving. The nurses told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the 66 RN’s have no ulterior motivate other than to “fight a cause.” One member said the nurses who passed the exams since 2008 have been receiving a stipend of $700.00 monthly for the past four-and-a-half years. She spoke of many of the RN”s residing in rural Grenada and have to travel to St. George’s on a daily basis and are struggling to meet … Continue reading

Are we like the smokers – Slowly killing ourselves

Do you know for sure that you are not eating genetically modified foods in your daily food intake in Grenada?  Do you know for sure that the seeds you are planting are not genetically modified? When we are talking about genetically modified, what do we mean exactly? Scientists began to do this with the intention of improving certain crops using their own genetic make up, meaning they would stay within one gene pool for improving a plan. However, scientists have now taken this to a different level and they say they are doing this to make plants give us a … Continue reading

Television stolen from prisons

Police have been called in to investigate the disappearance of a television set from Her Majesty’s Prisons at Richmond Hill, St. George’s. A high level source confided to THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the television, which was located at the Canteen on the prison compound was discovered missing two weeks ago. The source who spoke on condition of not being identified spoke of a prison officer claiming that he had seen the item the night before leaving the building but upon returning the following morning discovered that it was missing. The prison canteen is primarily used to provide food supplies … Continue reading

Student left bleeding from the nose

A paper-throwing incident between a Form Two student and a male teacher at the Presentation Brothers College (PBC) in St George’s ended in the hospitalisation of the student allegedly bleeding through the nose. The New Today has reliable information that the altercation started with the student repeatedly throwing papers at the teacher that escalated into a fight between the two of them. The student is said to be from the Frequente area in St. George’s while the mother and father of the teacher are well known citizens. One report indicated that the male teacher who completed his tertiary education at … Continue reading