Delayed payments to civil servants

The Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration was forced for the second time for the year to make late payments to civil servants. The government was forced to approach the state-run National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to provide some of the funds needed to pay out an estimated EC$24 million in August salaries to the workers. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that the NIS Board of Directors were called into an emergency session on Saturday afternoon to discuss a bail out package for the Thomas government. He said the government did not borrow all the funds from the … Continue reading

“Vision of Change”

Parliamentarian and Businessman, Ken Joseph, says parliamentarians in Grenada need spiritual awareness. Addressing a gathering at the start of a two-day Vision of Change Seminar under the theme, “The Call and Construction of a Vision of Change” at the Grenada Youth Centre in St George’s, Joseph warned that the realm of politics needs spiritual involvement to make it successful. “Spiritual aspects must be involved in politics, that is what has been left out  … we need spiritual awareness”, he told the gathering. Joseph, one of the Corporate sponsors of the event, welcomed the initiative to educate and motivate young aspiring … Continue reading

PM Thomas meets with St. Patrick West

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has taken a major step towards finding a replacement candidate for former Communication & Works Minister, Joseph Gilbert in the St. Patrick West constituency. Informed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the Prime Minister met with constituents on Tuesday night and informed them of the need to identify a new candidate. According to a well-placed source, PM Thomas instructed the gathering of about 35 persons to come up with a new candidate since  he could not see Gilbert being included on a ticket of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the upcoming general elections. … Continue reading

RGPF keeping close eye on deviant behaviour

Sexual misconduct is now occurring at a younger age. Head of the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), Cadet Officer Rebekah Jones informed members of the media that a five-year old male child is being engaged in indecently assaulting female children. Jones who addressed members of the media during a press conference last week Wednesday said apart from the sexual misconduct by the five-year old, a six-year old has engaged in housebreaking and stealing, and causing harm. She said it could be concluded that children of such tender ages engaging in such ruthless behaviour are … Continue reading

September 1 is now Kirani Day

Grenada’s Athletic and Football Stadium will bear the name the Kirani James Stadium when rebuilt under a multi-million dollar agreement with Mainland China. This was one of the major announcements made by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas on Saturday night at a public ceremony held at the National Stadium at Queen’s Park in St. George’s in honour of the 20-year old athletic star. Addressing thousands of Grenadians from all walks of life who flocked to the stadium for the ceremony, the Prime Minister said that the Government of Grenada decided to make available to James half a million dollars in Government … Continue reading

ADDRESS BY PRIME MINISTER TILLMAN THOMAS ON THE OCCASION OF NATIONAL TRIBUTE DAY TO KIRANI JAMES FOR WINNING GOLD AT THE OLYMPIC GAMES IN LONDON ON AUGUST 6, 2012

Grenadian Patriots: We are here!!!  We are in the presence of our National Hero! Our unifier! Our national icon! Our pride and joy! Following the victory that established him as the best 400 metre runner on the planet, I dedicated this poem to Kirani on behalf of all Grenadians. “YES indeed, Kirani did it. Kirani won GOLD: Gold! for Gun Battle! Gold! for Gouyave! Gold! for Grenada! From bare feet to golden feet; From age to age and stage to stage; From the Fishing Capital of Gouyave, to the historic and fashionable City of London; From win to bigger win … Continue reading

Netherlands Insurance launches “MORE” policy campaign

Netherlands Insurance policyholders have “MORE” to gain as the 20-year-old company launches its MORE Motor Insurance Policy Campaign. The promotion offers private car owner’s benefits that are excluded from the standard Motor Insurance Policy unless added back with additional premium. Chairman of the Netherlands Insurance Company (WI) Ltd, Geoffrey Commissiong recalled the establishment of the company in 1992 as a subsidiary of a Dutch company that became local in 1998. The Company, headquartered at Netherlands Building in Grand Anse is licensed by GARFIN to write all lines of personal and commercial general insurance business and is also licensed and operates … Continue reading

The “Golden Boy” Comes Home

Grenadians are finally getting an opportunity this weekend to celebrate with the country’s first ever Olympic Gold Medallist, Kirani James. The Jaguar who brought home the country’s first Olympic medal earlier in the month came home Thursday night to a warm welcome by hundreds of Grenadians who converged on the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) for the momentous occasion. Dubbed the “Golden Boy”, Kirani touched down on his home soil for the first time since the history-making event in London. In preparation for the homecoming celebration, Youth Empowerment and Sports (YES) Minister, Patrick Simmons told the media on Tuesday that … Continue reading

Republic Bank gives to St. Mark’s Secondary School

St. Mark’s Secondary School, located in Waltham, St. Mark is the latest to benefit under Republic Bank’s Power to Make a Difference Program. The Bank has responded positively to the School’s request to assist with refurbishment of the Home Economics laboratory, which requires new windows in some areas, replacement of the cabinetry and rehabilitation of sections of the roof to include new galvanised sheeting and ceiling ply. Republic Bank’s contribution to this worthwhile cause is $20,000.00, with the School pledging an additional $6,000.00. On making the presentation to the School’s Principal, Irva Alexander, Public Relations Officer, Rachael Jones reiterated the … Continue reading

Call for Hood to resign as MP

Supporters of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC)  government are planning to picket the home of their embattled Member of Parliament, former Foreign Affairs Minister, Karl Hood. A prominent party member in St. George South-east told THE NEW TODAY on Monday that the supporters “are real mad” with Hood for taking a unilateral decision to file a motion of no-confidence in Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and the government. He said that the MP took the decision on his own and never consulted any of the executive members of the constituency branch. He spoke of members giving serious consideration to mounting … Continue reading