Keith Mitchell: Free at last! JUDGMENT DAY ANNOUNCED!

The atmosphere surrounding the Westerhall Playing Field engulfed in shouts of joy and anticipation as news spread of the February 19 date for General Election. Chairman of the main opposition New National Party (NNP), Gregory Bowen was on the podium addressing party supporters during a rally at Westerhall, St David’s as the announcement was made by Prime Minister, Tillman Thomas as he addressed a mass meeting of his National Democratic Congress (NDC) in St Patrick on Sunday evening. “February 19 – judgment day announced”, and “The day for liberation”, were two of the chants that came from the mouths of … Continue reading

February 19 – D Day

Grenadians have just about four weeks before they go to the polls to elect a government of their choice. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas used a public meeting of his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) last Sunday at the Sauteurs Bus Terminus in St. Patrick’s to announce February 19 as the day for General Elections in Grenada. Drumming erupted, conch shell blew as the crowd that was estimated to be in the vicinity of six to eight thousand got into a frenzy screaming and dancing as the sound system blasted a favourite NDC Song, “Nobody ain’t beating Tilly.” In announcing the … Continue reading

NNP makes several promises

The 2013 Election campaign has begun and Opposition Leader Dr Keith Mitchell is among the first promising no victimisation of opponents and a removal of spite and hate in politics. Addressing thousands of supporters during a rally at the Westerhall Playing Field on Sunday, Dr. Mitchell told supporters that Grenada has suffered enough through political division and promised that on his return to office following the February 19 General Elections, he would not try to get back at the Tillman Thomas-led “Government and his cahoots” despite the NDC’s planned attempt to prosecute NNP ministers for alleged corruption in office. The … Continue reading

Oliver Joseph: “I did not do it”

A dark cloud of suspicion looms over the head of former civil servant, Oliver Joseph, the newly installed candidate of the New National Party (NNP) for the St David’s Constituency as contrasting statements surface against him in connection with alleged sexual misconduct involving a former student. Speculations are rife as the country prepares for the February 19, 2013, General Elections that the main Opposition party may have moved from an accused female abuser to an accused sexual molester. In 2009, an allegation against the then public officer surfaced when a former student attached to the TA. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) … Continue reading

Credit union marks 30 years

The Grenada Union of Teachers Co-op Credit Union LTD (GUT) has announced plans to hold one year of activities to mark its 30th Anniversary beginning this month. Celebration activities begin with an essay and poetry competitions for primary and secondary students throughout the country. The theme for the competition which runs from January to March, is, “Pivoting on a strong Foundation: Forging towards Financial Distinction”. Plans for the year of celebrations were reveled by Secretary of the credit union, Egbert LaGeer during a press launch held at GUT office in St George on Tuesday. He disclosed that during the month … Continue reading

China Ex-Im can’t get Grenada’s US Funds

A judge in New York has delivered a judgement, which favours the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in the battle against Taiwan. Grenada was taken to court in the United States after the island failed to pay-off millions of dollars owed to the Republic of China (ROC) on Taiwan in loans contracted mainly by the former New National Party (NNP) government of ex-Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell. One of the loans related to the first national sporting stadium that was built at Queen’s Park and was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. When the … Continue reading

NDC approaches Electoral Office

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) is confident that the discrepancies which have been identified in the 2012 Consolidated Voters’ List will be resolved shortly. Over the weekend a review of the 2012 Consolidated Voters List indicated the omission of the names of some previously registered voters. In the interest of democracy, the NDC made immediate contact with the Electoral Office to register our concerns regarding the accuracy of the list and emphasized the need for the appropriate steps to be taken to ensure that the final list includes all enumerated citizens. The NDC supports a fair electoral process, which honours … Continue reading

Quality Leadership takes centre stage at election campaign

Prime Minister and Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas has brought to the fore the issue of leadership in the country. During a massive rally of the incumbent NDC at the Roy St. John Playing Field at Tanteen in St. George’s last week Sunday, Prime Minister Thomas reacted to statements made by Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Mitchell that the upcoming General Elections is based on quality leadership and the economy. The Prime Minister said if ever there was any quality leadership in Grenada, the record will show that it was in the past four years under … Continue reading

Co-op Bank providing distance learning through HELP

Grenadians who are desirous of pursuing online studies now have the opportunity to do so through an initiative introduced by the Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited. The bank has partnered with the Florida-based Education For Advancement (EFA) in an effort to provide educational opportunities to Grenadians who want to pursue tertiary education distance programmes any where in the world from the comfort of their home. As a means of providing the financial support, Co-op Bank has introduced a loan programme that is called “Higher Education Loan Plan” (HELP). At the media launch last week Thursday, Co-op Bank’s Managing Director, Richard Duncan … Continue reading

Expelled NDC members accused of campaigning against Tillman Thomas

Two expelled members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) are accused of giving support to the main Opposition New National Party (NNP) to unseat Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in his St. Patrick’s East Constituency in the February 19 general elections. Former Opposition Leader Michael Baptiste identified former Government Ministers Peter David and Joseph Gilbert as the two who are campaigning against the Grenadian Leader. Baptiste who appeared on the NDC Platform last week Sunday during a mass rally at the Roy St. John Playing Field in St. George’s admonished the Congress supporters to stand firm and not allow the two … Continue reading