Walker: Chinese houses not for elections

The failure of government to distribute the Chinese houses is due primarily to two major problems being faced. According to Minister of Housing, Lands and Community Development, Alleyne Walker, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration was unable to deliver the 361 houses that were provided by the People’s Republic of China (PRC) because the sewerage and water connections were not complete. His comment on the issue came as he addressed a rally Sunday night of Congress held at Carlton Junction in St. Andrew’s. Walker told the large gathering that the houses were not meant to be distributed by government in … Continue reading

Andre Thomas Nabbed in International Drug Ring

Police believe that they have made some inroads into an international drug ring operating outside of Grenada. After thorough and intense investigations that took one year, members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have laid two drug-related charges on businessman Andre Thomas of Café, St. George’s. Thomas is the nephew of the Deputy Political Leader of the newly formed National United Front (NUF) Ferron Lowe who is a barrister-of-law by profession. He operates VSR Car Rentals along the Calivigny Main road and is also engaged in the rental of power tools. Thomas is accused of … Continue reading

Passing of “a patriot”

The National Democratic Congress is deeply saddened by the passing of Mr. Michael Denis Lett, a stalwart of our party and a patriot, whose contribution has left an indelible mark. The nation will remember his heroic stand in defense of the People’s Right of Access to the La Sagesse Beach in 1973 and his willingness to sacrifice his freedom in defense of his principles. His dedicated and enlightened leadership of the Ministry of Agriculture has directly led in the emergence of Agriculture as one of the leading growth sectors in our nation’s economy. He will be remembered for his selfless … Continue reading

Butch Stewart: We are more than excited

The Operators of Sandals Resorts are forging ahead with plans to develop a first-class hotel on the island. Late last year Sandals acquired the LaSource Hotel at Point Salines, St. George’s and gave a commitment to develop on what was already existing. At a Media Luncheon held at the hotel last week Friday, Chairman of the Sandals Group, Butch Stewart said the designs for the newlook Sandals LaSource Resort are being produced and that the rooms being built will add a new flavour to the tourism product in Grenada. Actual ground breaking for the expansion is scheduled to take place … Continue reading

Workshop for female politicians

Eight female politicians preparing to contest the February 19 General Election Have taken part in a workshop on Advancing Women’s Transformational Leadership Training for Gender Justice in the Caribbean. The female candidates contesting the upcoming poll are Glynis Roberts of the National United Front (NUF), Franka Alexis-Bernadine and Merle Byer of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), and five from the New National Party (NNP) – Delma Thomas, Alexandra Otway-Noel, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, Emmalin Pierre and Yolande Bain-Horsford. The workshop was organised by the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW), in collaboration with UN Women, the Caribbean Institute for Women in … Continue reading

NDC Ready For Battle

The incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) is ready to face the battle as it seeks to secure a second term in Office. The party held a massive rally at La Sagesse, St. David’s on Sunday and gave a clear indication that it is prepared to face whatever attacks may be thrown at the Congress stewardship in government over the past four years. In his address, Prime Minister and Political Leader, Tillman Thomas recognised that the campaign is an important one for his party and said that the outcome of the polls will determine where the country will head as a … Continue reading

Final Chapter in Limes Murder Chopping

Closure has finally come to the June 30, 2007 chopping to death of 35-year old Rennie St. John of Grand Anse Housing Scheme at the hands of three men. Calvin Simon who was 19 years at the time of the incident was the last person to be sentenced for the crime. His two accomplices, Delon Honore and Anderson Thomas were already serving a prison sentence for murder. Simon who pleaded guilty to the lesser offense of manslaughter last year has been handed a nine-year prison sentence by Madam Justice Clare Henry on Tuesday that is to run from the time … Continue reading

Gang Violence at Richmond Hill Prison

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is being advised “to cast his eyes on the prisons” in his capacity as Minister of National Security as gang violence takes a toll on the institution. The call has come from an influential member of the society in light of what has been described as a brutal chopping incident of an inmate last week Thursday by a group of other inmates who are believed to be associated with a gang operating inside the prison. The NEW TODAY was told that an emergency meeting was held by the Ministry of National Security last week to discuss … Continue reading

Batson Charged with Rape of 84-year old Woman

A 34-year old man from Springs, St. George’s has been charged with the rape of an 84-year old St. George’s woman. The incident allegedly occurred last week Thursday at the woman’s home. An informed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that while being at home the elderly woman heard someone calling out to her. The source said the woman believed it was her son and opened the front door only to realise that it was Batson The accused man rushed inside the house, grabbed the woman and pulled her inside the bedroom where he sexually assaulted her. Screams for help … Continue reading

Parliament is dissolved

All fifteen seats in Grenada’s 15-member House of Representatives are now vacant. The Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean was asked to dissolve Parliament and set the stage for the February 19 general elections on the advise of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The Prime Minister made the nation aware of the development through an address to the nation on January 9.   “Ladies and gentlemen, once again I bring you best wishes for a productive, peaceful and successful year. As I indicated in my new year’s address, the year 2013, despite the lingering challenges, will usher in some exciting possibilities. We will … Continue reading