The Call Centre fiasco

Michaele Rose: ‘I refused to sign a fraudulent $3M insurance claim The controversial Call Centre that was set up by the former New National Party (NNP) government of former Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell was the subject of an investigation under the Tillman Thomas administration. THE NEW TODAY was able to obtain some of the highlights of the information obtained by the investigators. See below for details:   CALL CENTER GRENADA INC (CCG)   2002 June Tim Antoine memo on application of Cable & Wireless (C&W) dividend used to offset amount owing by CCG to C&W   May CEO is … Continue reading

Christmas Message from Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson

Fellow Grenadians, greetings to you in this Yuletide season. Every year at this time, we prepare to celebrate the birth of Christ which occurred over 2000 years ago. It is also a time of reflection as we look back at our achievements and failures over the last year. Additionally, it is a time for us to move forward and make amends for the things that did not turn out the way we expected. As we in the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) reflect on 2012, we have observed that with the cooperation we have had from you the public, there … Continue reading

Brother B receives second nomination from Hollywood

Grenadian soca artiste Brother B received his second nomination from Hollywood at the annual NAACP Image awards in Los Angeles. Nominations were announced this week at an event in America for the NAACP image awards 2013. Brother B has been nominated under the ‘Outstanding World Music Album’ category for his album released this year entitled ‘Diversionary’. The Diversionary album has been a fast selling album since its release on Itunes, iribbeantunes, amazon, spotify and other digital retailers, in August this year. The album includes collaborations with Grenada’s Road March King 2012, Boyzie, London-based female duo First class, Melz and Grenada’s … Continue reading

Second Phase of Mardigras Treatment Plant commissioned

Just about five thousand persons are to benefit from the upgrade of the Mardigras water treatment plant. The plant, which suffered significant deterioration, was commissioned last week Thursday during a brief ceremony held at the Mardigras International Pentecostal Assembly Church. NAWASA’s General Manager, Christopher Husbands disclosed that the commissioning ceremony marks the completion of the second phase of the four-phase replacement and upgrade programme for the Mardigras system at a cost of just over $1m. In the first phase that was completed in 2010, $1.5m was spent. It is estimated that $4m would be spent on the overall project improving … Continue reading

Language of success

A Gates Cambridge Scholar has become the first Grenadian to win an award for outstanding achievement from the Society for Caribbean Linguistics. Jill Paterson, who is also the first Gates Cambridge Scholar from Grenada, won the John Reinecke Prize for her undergraduate work at the University of the West Indies, Trinidad and Tobago, where she did a BA in English Language and Literature with Education. The prize is awarded annually to the most outstanding student on each University of West Indies and University of Guyana campus in Linguistics. It is in honour of the linguistic pioneer in Caribbean Linguistics John … Continue reading

Clouden calls for inquiry into RGPF

Seasoned criminal attorney Anselm Clouden has issued a call for an independent Commission of Inquiry into the conduct of Police Officers and the entire Police Force. His call came at a time when Green Street, St. George’s Resident Sheldon Monah claimed to have been beaten by Police Officers while being in police custody at the South St. George Police Station at Morne Rouge, St. George’s on December 9. While addressing the issue during a press conference at his Law Office on Lucas Street, St. George’s last week Friday, Clouden said that having regard to the “frequency and regularity” with which … Continue reading

Convent St George’s wins Culinary Competition

With a total of 121 points, St Joseph’s Convent St George’s is the winner of the first Dutch Lady Milk Culinary Competition for secondary schools which was held last week Thursday at the Grenville Home Economic Center. Four of the seven schools made it to the final competition following the semi-final round held last Monday. Placing second was Boca Secondary with 107 points, third was St Joseph Convent Grenville with 105 points and fourth was MacDonald College with 93 points. The competition was coordinated by Curriculum Development Officer Home Economics in the Ministry of Education, Pamela Courtney who believes that … Continue reading

The EC$58.4 million debt from NNP was not necessary

This week, THE NEW TODAY reproduces the third and final part of a report that was done by a group of financial experts and presented to the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government on a controversial multi-million dollar guarantee that given by the former administration to facilitate a project involving the state-run Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB). This loan guarantee was identified by the financial experts as one of three bad deals done by the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government that helped to increase the national debt by EC$58.4 million by the end of 2006. January … Continue reading

St. Andrew’s Woman accused of stealing government money

Just at a time when the Government of Grenada is grappling to meet its monthly financial commitments, an employee of the Ministry of Finance has allegedly been fleecing the State of large sums of money. A charge of stealing by reason of employment has been laid on Cassandra Joseph of Well’s Road in Grenville, St. Andrew’s. Joseph who worked at the District Revenue Office in Grenville, St. Andrew’s is accused of stealing cash amounting to $6,135.00. An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the female employee was allegedly engaged in altering tax payments from persons who visit the … Continue reading

Prison population rising

The prison population at Richmond Hill, St. George’s is 8 persons short of reaching the magical 500 figure for the first time. The high court was told as of 6:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 18, the number of inmates at the island’s lone prison facility was 492. The startling revelation was made by Superintendent of Prisons, Derek John during the closing ceremony of the October Sitting of the Criminal Assizes. Supt. John told the court that was being presided over by Justices Madam Clare Henry and Margaret Price-Findlay that among the number of inmates who are confined at the prisons, … Continue reading