NLA Employees accused of stealing SMC tickets

Police have charged two employees of the Grenada National Lottery Authority (NLA) with stealing by reason of employment.Nigel Joseph, a 40-year old driver who resides at Upper Depradine Street, Gouyave St. John’s, and 33-year old Danielle Gilbert from La Borie St. George’s who is an Office Attendant at the NLA are accused of stealing a quantity of tickets belonging to the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC). Joseph and Gilbert are accused of stealing the tickets that are valued at $1,500.00 sometime between August 2 and 3. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper has been reliably informed that one hundred tickets for the Children’s … Continue reading

PI in Akera’s murder case delayed until September

Homicide officers are still continuing investigations into the brutal death of Akera Lalgie of Bay Road, Upper La Tante, St. David’s who was allegedly murdered late last month by her boyfriend, John Redhead. Police Prosecutor Kerry Swan told the St. George’s Number Two Magistrate’s Court that the Preliminary Inquiry into the murder case cannot start since there are two outstanding statements to be made available to the Prosecution. He made the disclosure last Monday during the court appearance of Redhead, a school teacher for the start of the PI. Swan is hopeful that by Redhead’s next court appearance on September … Continue reading

Wesley Singers in Concert

The world renowned Wesley Singers of Barbados will be in Grenada from August 20 for a few days during which they will deliver a scintillating musical performance dubbed the “Wesley Singers in Concert”. The concert which will take place on Thursday, August 23 will be held at the St. George’s Methodist Church at 6:30 P.M. The 55 member plus chorale will render a number of pieces including some of the best known and popular Wesley hymns. The Wesley Singers was formed in Barbados over forty years ago with members drawn from the Methodist congregations throughout the island. The Director is … Continue reading

Lavaman is planning something for school kids

The 2012 Soca Monarch, Lavaman is planning a post-carnival celebratory event that will emphasise assisting children with pencils, bags and other school supplies. The soca artiste, who hosted the first-ever “Uncle Lava Daycare Fun Day’’ for kids on July 28 in Tanteen, St. George’s, says it’s a satisfying experience helping children and making them happy. Lavaman won the Soca Monarch title with “Psycho,’’ which also was a close contender for Road March. He leaves this month to perform overseas. He hopes that in September, he’ll be able to have two post-carnival celebratory events – one in St. George’s and the … Continue reading

PM Thomas praises Homecoming 2012

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has urged Grenadians in the Diaspora to utilise every avenue to help Grenada overcome its development challenges, while improving and increasing the role they play in the country’s socio-economic development. “It is my firm belief that Grenadians, at home and abroad, have the capacity to overcome our development challenges”, he told the Diaspora Gala Dinner and Awards Ceremony held at the Spice Basket last week Thursday night. The Prime Minister stressed that, “Our development challenge should no longer be solely a matter for aid donors or foreign investors”. He welcomed the success of the Grenadian Homecoming … Continue reading

Driver charged with Bigamy

A former bus driver on the Willis to St. George’s route is being hauled before the court on a charge of bigamy. Dennis Dunstan Lewis is accused of entering into a second marriage without being divorced from a first marriage arrangement with a woman who lives in the North-eastern part of St. George’s. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper understands that Lewis who resides at Tempe, St. George’s allegedly committed the offense on August 6. A confidential source told this newspaper, the 51-year old former bus driver who is currently unemployed was married with his first wife for the past 14 years, … Continue reading

Policeman and Prison Officer charged with causing harm

Two law enforcement officers have been accused of engaging in acts of domestic violence. Charges of causing harm and threats of death have been laid on Kellon Phillip, a 26-year old Police Officer of Soubise, St. Andrew’s. The charges on Phillip arose out of an altercation he had with his former girlfriend, Raquell Thomas of Tivoli, St. Andrew’s during the “Preeday” show at the Grenada National Stadium on August 8. An eyewitness to the incident told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that several persons had to scamper when the policeman allegedly attacked the young lady during the show. The eyewitness said … Continue reading

Scholar creates history

Another piece of history has been created in Grenada with Calypsonian Scholar becoming the second person to win the National Calypso Monarch Title for a seventh occasion. Scholar and Ajamu are the only two local calypsonians to achieve that feat. The Chantimele bard took the crown on Sunday night during the Calypso finals that formed part of the Dimanche Gras show held at the Grenada National Stadium at Queen’s Park. The two songs that got the nod of the judges were, “No Boundary” and “Naked”. Scholar’s craftiness of the two songs was laced with humour despite the serious message of … Continue reading

LIAT passengers stranded at MBIA

Workers belonging to the island hopping regional carrier, LIAT, have once again left several passengers stranded at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) following strike action. The LIAT workers downed tools for the second consecutive year during the busy festive carnival season resulting in the forced cancellation of a number of flights, to and from the airport. Word has been circulating in some quarters in the county within recent days that the workers were planning to engage in disruptive activities. However on Tuesday, President General of the Technical and Allied Workers’ Union, Sen. Chester Humphrey advised of an escalation in … Continue reading

Lavaman and Shortpree are winners

Two of the better known soca artistes in the country ended up in winners row on Bacchanal Friday night at the National Stadium during Grenada’s Groovy Soca Monarch and LIME/SMC Soca Monarch competitions. Carriacou resident and entertainer Finbar “Shortpree” Andrew (254 points) won the hearts of the judges to take home the 2012 Groovy Soca Monarch title with his rendition and performance of “Spice Island Summer”. The defending Groovy King, Randy Isaac was forced to settle for the second position with 232 points with his presentation of “Wine On You”. Findley “Scholar” Jeffrey scored a total of 226 points to … Continue reading