Family Reunion at South Grenada Regatta

The fifth edition of the South Grenada Regatta (SGR) was like a family reunion with lots of laughter, teasing and fun. What is needed to organize a regatta? Some would say a committee, racing boats, a few markers to race around, race officials, prizes, parties and sponsors. Sounds easy but the South Grenada Regatta, hosted by Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel, offers so much more. Why? The organising committee sees their regatta as a platform to promote sailing to everyone and not just for sailors. The SGR 2013, started with a free Dinghy Concert on Wednesday 20th February, … Continue reading

BLOOD FLOWED AT WESTERHALL HEIGHTS …. Rampaging Youth Chop Two Persons

Three persons were left nursing injuries suffered at the hands of a cutlass-wielding man who staged a robbery at a private dwelling house at Westerhall Heights, St. David’s in broad daylight on Saturday. THE NEW TODAY understands that a retired Grenadian nurse who spent most of her life in Britain and returned home to live permanently suffered the most serious of the injuries in the attack. According to a well-placed source, the lady who is believed to be in her 60’s received a severe chop in the head from the attacker who was also said to be armed with a … Continue reading

Vincy Caught Smuggling Ganja

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) continues to reap success in the fight against illegal drugs. A joint operation conducted by Police Officers attached to the Drug Squad, Special Services Unit (SSU), and the Grenada Coast Guard last week Saturday made a major dent into a Vincentian/Grenadian drug connection that netted close to four hundred pounds of marijuana that has an approximate street value of just over EC$890,000.00. The drug burst took place in the early hours of last Sunday morning at Griffith Lane Beach in Grenville, St. Andrew’s as a Vincentian, Elconedo Sergeant and Albert Henry of Telescope, St. … Continue reading

International Drug Case set for April

The high-profile drug case involving local businessman Andre Thomas is now set to commence in early April. Thomas who is the nephew of the Deputy Political Leader of National United Front (NUF), Ferron Lowe is accused of trafficking cocaine at the St. George’s Port on January 27, 2012, and also exporting cocaine from the Port on the same day. The amount of cocaine was said to be one kilo with an estimated street value of 75,000 British Pound Sterling. The drug was allegedly shipped to England. A high level source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the cocaine was intercepted … Continue reading

LIME seeking VAT exemption on broadband service

One of the country’s telecommunication provider is seeking tax relief from the new Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government on broadband services to the country. Addressing reporters at LIME’s quarterly press conference held last week Wednesday at its Mt. Hartman location, General Manager Angus Steele disclosed that the company intends to approach the new government to remove the 15% Value Added Tax (VAT) on broadband. Steele believes the removal of VAT on the service can assist in ensuring greater affordability, as well as having a wider scope of the service. “If we continue to have the economic crisis, as … Continue reading

17-year old displaying deviant behaviour

A 17-year old young man who once lived at the Fr. Mallaghan Home at Victoria, St. Mark’s, is proving to be difficult to be kept under control. The young man who has had a string of incidents with the law has once again found himself in trouble. He is suspected of violating the rules of various homes where he has been living. The attention of Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill was drawn to the 17-year old behaviour on Monday by a female social worker. She said that after having worked with the young man she believes that he has become rebellious … Continue reading

Scotiabank reaches out to Professionals

Medical Professionals who have plans to upgrade their facilities now have the opportunity to obtain the relevant credit from a local financial institution. Scotiabank, last week Wednesday launched its Scotia Professional Plan to meet the needs of accredited professionals. Senior Manager of Small Business from the International Bank in Toronto, Canada, Nalini Doon-Pundit who presented SPP to a pack conference room of professionals at the Spice Island Beach Resort gave a detailed outline of how the plan can be beneficial to professionals and their businesses. Doon-Pundit said that Scotiabank is committed to supporting the professionals and their businesses through a … Continue reading

Winston James back at the helm

Retired Commissioner of Police Winston James is back on the job as head of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAYthat James was brought out of retirement to take charge of the force on a temporary basis by newly elected Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell who is also the island’s Minister of National Security. According to the source, James was at Police headquarters on Friday to accept the handing over of the Force from Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson who opted to take 257 days leave amidst reports that the new administration is not … Continue reading

New Cabinet is sworn in

The New National Party has sent out a word to foreign investors that its victory at the polls in national elections held February 19 means that “we are open for business” and the party intends to keep to its election slogan of “We will Deliver” on the promises made to the electorate. These were among some of the key statements made by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell who on Sunday finally presented an eleven-member Cabinet of Ministers with the only surprise being economist Anthony Boatswain who has been given the job of Minister of Education. The Prime Minister took the … Continue reading

PM Mitchell lauds Non-Cabinet NNP MPs

The three Members of Parliament who have not been assigned Ministerial portfolios in the new Government are likely to receive extra support to assist them in serving their constituencies, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced. Yoland Bain-Horsford, Tobias Clement and Clifton Paul, described by the Prime Minister as stalwarts, were not named as Ministers of Government during Sunday’s swearing-in Ceremony at the National Stadium. Bain-Horsford defeated Social Development Minister, Sylvester Quarless to win the St. Andrew South-west seat, Clement surprisingly defeated Finance Minister Nazim Burke to win in St. George North-east while Paul was the biggest winner in defeating … Continue reading