High expectation for LIME TV

Grenadians could very well have the choice of subscribing to a new entertainment package before the end of the year that will be provided by telecommunications provider, LIME. LIME TV, which is already available in some Caribbean islands, will soon extend to the Spice Isle offering a package of news, sports, and entertainment. This was disclosed by LIME’s local General Manager, Angus Steele who was updating the media on developments during the company’s quarterly press conference at its Mt. Hartman location last week Wednesday. According to Steele the company is committed to introducing the television service under the “E”, entertainment … Continue reading

After Chavez, a power vacuum

By Carl Meacham   The passing of Venezuelan President Hugo Chávez from cancer, long expected despite his condition being shrouded in secrecy, has opened a Pandora’s box of questions concerning Venezuela’s future. The Venezuelan constitution holds that power should have been given to the leader of the Venezuelan Assembly, Diosdado Cabello, once Chavez could not attend his own inauguration and new elections should have been held within 30 days. This did not happen. Now, Nicolás Maduro, current vice president and Chávez’s hand-picked successor, will likely face divisions both from within the United Socialist Party of Venezuela and the Venezuelan military … Continue reading

Eleven-year Old Student Charged with Wounding

Violence at schools continues to raise its ugly head in Grenada. A fracas at the St. John’s Christian Secondary School at Brothers in Gouyave, St. John’s last week Wednesday has resulted in the arrest and charge of an 11-year old student of the school and his 52-year old uncle, Cleo Sanderson. The 11-year old youngster allegedly struck school principal Anthony Wellington with a cricket bat following an argument between the two inside a classroom. An informed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, that prior to the physical contact, a schoolteacher intervened during the argument in an effort to get the … Continue reading

Grenadians mourn Chavez

The two major political parties in Grenada have reacted to the death in Caracas on Tuesday of Venezuelan strongman leader, Hugo Chavez. Both the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) have benefited from Venezuelan aid from Chavez during their stints in government in St. George’s. The NNP which is now back in power after a four-and-a-half year stint in the opposition, issued the following release on Chavez’s death. “The Political Leader of the New National Party, Dr. Keith Mitchell, the Executive and membership of the NNP party, extend their sincerest condolence to the … Continue reading

School Girl dies following road accident

A vehicular accident at the Maurice Bishop Highway in St. George’s has claimed the life of a 12-year old Secondary School Girl. Ayeanna Modeste succumbed to severe head injuries at the General Hospital five days after being knocked down by a car. The accident took place on February 15, moments after Modeste came from school. The J. W. Fletcher Secondary School Student had just dropped off from a passenger bus when she was hit by a car that allegedly was overtaking the minibus. A family source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that Modeste was making her way to the Blessed … Continue reading

David seeks meeting with Tillman Thomas

Expelled Congress member, Peter David has contacted former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas following the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the hands of the New National Party (NNP) in the February 19 general elections. A source close to Congress confirmed to THE NEW TODAY newspaper that an exchange did take place a few days ago between the party leader and David on the initiative of the former government minister. He said that David requested a meeting with Thomas at any time in the near future in their private capacities “to clear up some misconceptions”. He spoke of the … Continue reading

OAS gives the all-clear on Election 2013

In response to an invitation from the government of Grenada to observe the general elections of February 19th, 2013, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, appointed Ambassador Joshua Sears, from The Bahamas, to lead a team of 18 International observers from 13 OAS member and observer states. The OAS international observers visited 100% of polling stations in the country’s 15 constituencies. The OAS Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) congratulates the people of Grenada for their active participation in this election, reflected in a high voter turnout, and the civil and peaceful manner in which this … Continue reading

Newspaper Reporter Attacked

Senior Reporter at the Grenada Informer Newspaper, Johnson Richardson was attacked on Monday by prison inmate Glen Worme. Richardson was at the time on assignment at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court when the incident occurred. Worme was among a group of four prisoners being escorted to the prisoners’ holding cell at the court when he launched his attack on Richardson. The 20-year old youngster who was handcuffed to another prisoner rushed onto the Journalist, and with the use of his right foot kicked him on the chest. Richardson rocked back a few inches before tumbling over a walkway plunging about … Continue reading

Clarity provided over Police Ballots

Supervisor of Elections, Judy Benoit has sought to justify the need for the distinct mark on police ballots. Benoit told members of the media last week Thursday that the law which took effect in 2008 to allow special polling day for Police Officers, specifically states that the ballot paper should be distinguishable from the others. She said it is the duty of the Parliamentary Elections Office to keep that distinguishable mark as minimal as possible so as to avoid it being identified by the General Public. According to the Supervisor of elections, it is not her business to release the … Continue reading