Unsung Hero for 2012

Bridgetown, Barbados – For the second year running a candidate from the Dutch territory of Curacao has been named CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Regional Unsung Hero. The award has gone to Gerda Susanna Gosepa who was chosen from among 17 nominees who were named Unsung Heroes in their respective countries, and whose work was considered for honour by the programme’s regional judging panel. The runners up for the 2012 programme were Bonti Liverpool of Dominica, and Vincentian, Edward Williams. Gosepa who was singled out for her work as a volunteer and social worker in depressed areas of Curacao, has been instrumental in … Continue reading

Underwater Cycling – A new sport in Grenada

October 11 saw another important step in the continued development of the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park, located within the Moliniere Beausejour Marine Protected Area, approx. 1 mile north of St George’s. Since it was installed in 2007 by artist Jason De Caires Taylor, Grenada has received repeated local and international media coverage and the area is now internationally recognised as a must see attraction. The original statue of the Cyclist was damaged beyond repair and removed in 2011. The new replacement statue was created by local, talented artist Troy Lewis. Troy has completed several other statues for the park, … Continue reading

House fire claims life

A middle-aged man from Dougladston in Gouyave, St. John’s perished in a house fire last week Saturday night. The remains of the body of 65-year old Winston Da Breo who is known as “Jackel” was discovered on the floor of the wooden house that was completely destroyed by fire. The house in which Da Breo was found, is one of two houses that were destroyed by fire in the neighbourhood simultaneously. Neighbours went to the assistance of another elderly man who occupied the other house that was burnt. However, they were unable to rescue Da Breo from the flames that … Continue reading

54-year old Murdered

The murder toll for the year continues to rise. A second murder has been recorded within a one-week period, bringing the murder toll to 12 for 2012. Dead is 54-year old Cuthbert Phillip of Apres Toute, St. David’s. He died last week Wednesday (October 10) at the St. George’s General Hospital after sustaining injuries to his face during an incident which occurred on October 6. An autopsy report revealed Cuthbert died as a result of severe brain edema, laceration of the brain with extensive cerebral heamorrhage and trauma to the eyelid with perforation to the left orbita. However, an original … Continue reading

LIME announces Talk XL Winners

LIME surprised 5 lucky winners of its Talk XL promotion. The winning customers – Alisha Wilson, Jeanelle St. Bernard, Jeremy Fraser, Ian Thomas and Gordon Paterson – won cash for simply talking on their LIME mobile phones for 5 minutes or more. As part of the Talk XL promotion, all prepaid customers automatically get 30 minutes free once they passed the 5 minute threshold. They are also entered into the draw to win cash prizes each week. In addition, customers visiting the LIME stores can also win weekly vouchers from Cathwills’ Stationery and Real Value Supermarket when they top up … Continue reading

Police Officer is injured

A Police Officer who is attached to the Grenville Police Station in St. Andrew’s was attacked by a pregnant woman last week Friday while in the line of duty. The Police Constable together with other Police Officers were at the time executing a search warrant at the home of Jenny Samuel at Conference, St. Andrew’s. At the time of visiting the house, Samuel was not at home. However, the Police Officers read the warrant to her 20-year old daughter Jeniza who was at home with a 14-year old student. A high level source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, Jeniza who … Continue reading

School Girl charged with Murder

A 13-year old Happy Hill Secondary School Girl has been charged with murder. The Form One Student is accused of inflicting a single stab wound to the neck of 17-year old Alex Gabriel of Perdmontemps, St. David’s who is a Form Five Student at the same school last week Wednesday. An autopsy report revealed that Gabriel died as a result of hypovolemic shock, and laceration to the carotid artery and jugular vein. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper was reliably informed that the incident arose out of a quarrel in which both students were engaged inside of a classroom. A source who … Continue reading

Teenaged Murder-Accused Gives Birth

The young lady who is accused of killing her three-year old sister almost one year ago has given birth to a baby boy. Aneka Charles of St. George’s Estate who has been committed to stand trial for the murder of Sharian Charles on November 6, 2011 got pregnant while out of prison on $50,000.00 bail. The Charles matter is among one hundred cases on the list for the October Criminal Assizes. It came up for mention on Monday at High Court Number One that is presided over by Madam Justice, Clare Henry. After the Court Orderly called her name and … Continue reading

NNP promises mini stadium in honour of Kirani

Grenada’s Olympic 400 metre champion, Kirani James has been promised an additional national recognition if the main opposition, New National Party (NNP) of former Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell is voted back into office. Dr. Mitchell told supporters attending a recent public meeting at the Roy St John Playing Field in Tanteen a new government formed by the NNP will construct a mini-stadium at the Cuthbert Peters park in Kirani’s hometown at Gouyave and name it in honour of the World and Olympic champion. “Let us honour him in Gouyave”, Mitchell told the crowd to loud cheers of approval. The … Continue reading

Official health website launched

A website which provides health information at the finger tips of persons with a computer and internet access has been launched by the Ministry of Health in Grenada. The site www.health.gov.gd was officially launched by Minister for Health, Sen. Ann Peters at a media launch in St. George’s, which also brought together the technical heads from various divisions and departments under the Health Ministry. In unveiling the website, Sen. Peters said it is a component of a bigger plan that coincides with the soon-to-be computerised Government’s healthcare system – Grenada Electronic Network for integrated Health Care (GENIHC). The female government … Continue reading