Grenadian ‘traffickers’ unable to offload goods

by MIRANDA LA ROSE Port-of-Spain, Trinidad, October 26 — Five vessels from Grenada, among others from other Caribbean countries, that come each week to trade in goods were unable to offload perishable cargo yesterday at the Caricom Wharf, Port-of-Spain, as “traffickers” on board were ordered to comply with port rules. The traffickers told Newsday that they had been coming to the Caricom Wharf “week after week and year after year” without a permit from the TT Government. Grenadian Jane Lewis of St David’s, Grenada, said that on arrival at the wharf at about 7 a.m. the sailors on board the … Continue reading

The free barrel programme

For the fifth (5th) consecutive year, the Government of Grenada will roll out its Duty Free Barrel Programme for the Christmas Season. This year’s programme will run from November 1 to December 31. As in previous years, under this initiative, each household in Grenada has the opportunity to bring in a maximum of two (2) barrels, including boxes, crates and cartons of equivalent size to a regular barrel, containing foodstuff, clothing, toiletries and toys, without having to pay customs duties and taxes, customs service charge and stamp duty to clear the barrels. In speaking of this initiative, the Minister of … Continue reading

Sol and UWI Announce Scholarship Agreement

Two prominent Caribbean enterprises have joined forces to create educational opportunities for persons whose acquired expertise could help in the regional push towards sustainable development. Sol – one of the the Caribbean’s leading oil company and The University of the West Indies, Cave Hill Campus formally signed a three-year agreement which provides funding for high performing students enrolled in Engineering, Social Sciences and Science & Technology Faculties across the campuses of the University of the West Indies including Cave Hill, Mona, St. Augustine and the Open Campus. Eligible students at the undergraduate and post graduate levels stand to benefit from … Continue reading

Tallpree and Shortpree performed at Dominica festival

Two Grenadian artistes, Finber Andrews (Shortpree) and Wilt Cambridge (Tallpree) got the opportunity to perform at Dominica’s largest music festival, Creole in the Park. LIME Creole in the Park takes place each year in the month of October and features a host of local and regional acts and this was the 10th anniversary of the LIME sponsored event. In commenting on the festival, General Manager of LIME Dominica, Jeffrey Baptiste said, ‘LIME Creole in the Park has evolved over the years into a true cultural explosion that attracts thousands of patrons into one of Dominica’s most majestic spots for what … Continue reading

NDC St. George North West gives to pre-schools

Close to $700.00 worth of school supplies have been presented to the four pre-primary schools in the Constituency of St. George North West by the Constituency Branch of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC). Being sensitive to the needs of the schools in the community, the Constituency Branch saw the need to undertake the initiative to embark on the project as a means of enhancing education in the constituency. The supplies that include school uniforms, wall charts, crayons and colouring books, puzzles, glue, building blocks, and cleaning detergents were made available to the Grand Mal, Mt. Moritz, Happy Hill and … Continue reading

New addition to milk promotion

The Hubbard’s/Friesland Dutch Lady milk promotion added a new iniative to its activities which was launched last week Wednesday. This new initiative seeks to attract students at the forms four and five levels who do Food and Nutrition in order to build awareness of the ‘Dutch Lady’ Milk and to enhance students’ preparedness for the CXC practical Food and Nutrition examinations. The 2012 Promotion involves Friesland Campiga Export, producer of the milk along with its local agent, Hubbards, and the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development. Speaking at the launch, Curriculum Development Officer Home Economics in the Ministry of … Continue reading

House Speaker is robbed

Speaker of the House of Representatives, George Mc Guire is among two prominent persons to fall victims to thieves. The other is businessman, Kenny Lalsingh who along with Mc Guire were members of the New National Party (NNP) of late Prime Minister H.A Blaize which won the first general elections on the island following the collapse of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution. Mc Guire was elected in December 1984 as the Member of Parliament for the Town of St. George while Lalsingh won the St. Patrick West Constituency in the same election Reports reaching THE NEW TODAY indicate that Mc Guire, … Continue reading

Three on Housebreaking Charges

Police have made a major breakthrough in a series of house breaking and stealing incidents that have been taking place in the south of the island, and at St. Paul’s St. George’s. They have arrested and charged Jason Daniel and Gerald Anthony Pierre of Belmont, St. George’s, and Andre Murray of La Mode, St. Patrick’s with housebreaking and stealing. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper was reliably informed that during their onslaught, the group of men created havoc on the lives of several members of the affected households. In the course of their investigation, the lawmen were able to confiscate a flare … Continue reading

The tragic events at Happy Hill Secondary School

By Anande Trotman-Joseph Who is going to pay for the metal detectors for schools? That is the million-dollar question. On Wednesday 17th of October 2012, school children at Happy Hill Secondary School screamed and fainted at the sight of their slain Fifth form colleague, who lost his life following an alleged knife attack, by a female Form 1 student of the same school. Innocence and expectations both were shattered, as survivors now live with brittle hearts, desensitised to death, as the wonderland of childhood and quickly evaporated. Grenadians reacted to the news of the tragedy with horror, as they did … Continue reading

2005 Island Scholar excels at Law School

Grenada’s 2005 Island Scholar, Skeeta Chitan, was one of five law students to graduate with a certificate of Merit from the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad and Tobago. A Certificate of Merit is awarded to a student who obtains “A” grades in at least nine of the eleven courses which make up the plan of studies at the Law School. The Class of 2012 featured 137 graduates, generally from the southern and eastern Caribbean. The feature address at the graduation ceremony, celebrated on October 6 at the St. Augustine Campus of the University of the West Indies, was delivered … Continue reading