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

Fraudulent activity hit Scotiabank

Over the weekend, Scotiabank has become aware of fraudulent activity at some Automatic Banking Machines (ABMs). The bank has detected a number of affected local accounts but also assures the public and its customers that it has isolated the activity and an investigation is currently underway to address the issue. The type of fraud perpetrated is known as skimming, a process whereby fraudsters capture personal information from customers’ cards with the intention of later using that information to access customers’ accounts. Skimming is a global issue and one which the Caribbean Financial Services Industry is working together to fight. The … Continue reading

Landmark for Telfer Bedeau

On October 16, 2012, Telfer Bedeau of Soubise in St. Andrews, a well-known adventurer and hiking guide completed his history making milestone by Kayaking around Grenada in approximately 18 hours. Blazing the weather, rough seas, and all the elements, this was indeed a test of mental and physical strength. The journey was completed in 3 stages.  This is the third (3rd) time Telfer has made his mark in the marine/sporting history of Grenada, having windsurfed and also rowed around Grenada within the last two (2) decades. Telfer turned 73 years on October 15 and continues celebrating the entire month of … Continue reading

G’da lands a place on world body

Grenada was elected to the 15-member Executive Committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC), for a second time, during the Annual Meetings currently taking place in London from October 15-19. Representing Grenada at the meeting were, High Commissioner to London, Ruth Rouse and Feona Sandy, First Secretary, High Commission for Grenada. Grenada became a member of IOPC in 1998 and was the first Caribbean State to be elected to the Executive Committee on October 24, 2003. The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) are part of an international regime of liability and compensation for oil pollution damage … Continue reading

Kirani copped Commonwealth Sports Award

Grenada’s Olympic Gold medalist, Kirani James, copped the Outstanding Male Athlete Award in the 30th Commonwealth Sports Award, held last week Saturday at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad. The Grenadian sensation was one of several Caribbean Olympic medalists awarded during the event, organised as part of T&T’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. James, both World and Olympic 400-metre champion, is Grenada’s first and only Olympic medalist. Kirani who won Grenada’s first senior World Outdoor title in taking the one lap event at last year’s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea followed by his sensational win of the 400 meters in London in … Continue reading

PM Tillman Thomas took part in Cancer Walk

“The health of our people is a priority for my administration.  This is why I decided to be a part of this Pink Ribbon Society- Avon Cancer Awareness Walk today”. Those were the words issued by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas on October 14 at the conclusion of the walk from Camerhogne Park in Grand Anse to the Netball Courts in Tanteen, St. George’s. Accompanied by his Aide, Gerry Hopkin and his Coordinator of Security, Nigel Noel, PM Thomas briskly traversed the distance from Grand Anse to Tanteen along with hundreds of Grenadians who came out to promote awareness of cancer … Continue reading

Rebels move to form “alternative party”

A group of expelled political activists of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) are making moves to form an “alternative party” to contest the upcoming general elections. THE NEW TODAY was informed that a group of about 20 persons who were once aligned to Congress met at the Marian Community Centre on Sunday to discuss the formation of the party that would seek to challenge the dominance of both Congress and the main opposition, New National Party (NNP) of ex-Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on the local political landscape. Among the persons spotted at the meeting included former Foreign Affairs … Continue reading