Policeman and Prison Officer charged with causing harm

Two law enforcement officers have been accused of engaging in acts of domestic violence. Charges of causing harm and threats of death have been laid on Kellon Phillip, a 26-year old Police Officer of Soubise, St. Andrew’s. The charges on Phillip arose out of an altercation he had with his former girlfriend, Raquell Thomas of Tivoli, St. Andrew’s during the “Preeday” show at the Grenada National Stadium on August 8. An eyewitness to the incident told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that several persons had to scamper when the policeman allegedly attacked the young lady during the show. The eyewitness said … Continue reading

Scholar creates history

Another piece of history has been created in Grenada with Calypsonian Scholar becoming the second person to win the National Calypso Monarch Title for a seventh occasion. Scholar and Ajamu are the only two local calypsonians to achieve that feat. The Chantimele bard took the crown on Sunday night during the Calypso finals that formed part of the Dimanche Gras show held at the Grenada National Stadium at Queen’s Park. The two songs that got the nod of the judges were, “No Boundary” and “Naked”. Scholar’s craftiness of the two songs was laced with humour despite the serious message of … Continue reading

LIAT passengers stranded at MBIA

Workers belonging to the island hopping regional carrier, LIAT, have once again left several passengers stranded at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) following strike action. The LIAT workers downed tools for the second consecutive year during the busy festive carnival season resulting in the forced cancellation of a number of flights, to and from the airport. Word has been circulating in some quarters in the county within recent days that the workers were planning to engage in disruptive activities. However on Tuesday, President General of the Technical and Allied Workers’ Union, Sen. Chester Humphrey advised of an escalation in … Continue reading

Lavaman and Shortpree are winners

Two of the better known soca artistes in the country ended up in winners row on Bacchanal Friday night at the National Stadium during Grenada’s Groovy Soca Monarch and LIME/SMC Soca Monarch competitions. Carriacou resident and entertainer Finbar “Shortpree” Andrew (254 points) won the hearts of the judges to take home the 2012 Groovy Soca Monarch title with his rendition and performance of “Spice Island Summer”. The defending Groovy King, Randy Isaac was forced to settle for the second position with 232 points with his presentation of “Wine On You”. Findley “Scholar” Jeffrey scored a total of 226 points to … Continue reading

SMC recognizes Lady Cinty

Grenada’s first female Calypso Monarch, Cynthia Ogiste, whose stage name is “Lady Cinty” has been recognized by the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC). The St. Patrick’s-based calypsonian who won the title in 1983 was presented with a plaque by SMC’s Chairman, Colin Dowe during the National Queen Show Competition last week Thursday for which she said she is honoured. Dowe said Lady Cinty’s contribution to culture did not merely come in the forms of the songs she wrote and performed, but she also gave to Grenada two sons, Kellon and Kelson Ogiste who have carried on the legacy through their power … Continue reading

New Dimension takes Panorama Championship

The Panorama Championship Title has returned to the Town of St. George. The title that evaded Coyaba New Dimension after four years is back in the heart of the city with a presentation of Soca Banton’s “When we come back.” The Melville Street, St. George’s-based steel orchestra scored 267 points to seal the victory ahead of seven other bands. Coyaba New Dimension made its presence felt with 63 players clad in red shirts and khaki pants, and 113 pieces of instrument to extinguish the fire on the Carenage which second-placed winner Republic Bank Angel Harps was championing. New Dimension which … Continue reading

Royalty Goes To St. David’s

The Parish of St. David’s is basking in glory as it is graced with royalty. Anisha David who represented her Parish at the National Queen Show Competition won the crown and earned the right to be referred to as the Carnival Queen of Grenada, 2012. The 20-year old beauty won the hearts of the seven–member judges that was lead by Sheldon Keens-Douglas to defeat the six other contestants. They were judged on talent which carried a maximum of 50 points, swim wear 40 points, costume 70 points, evening wear 45 points, and interview 60 points. For her success she would … Continue reading

Police Welfare Association provides assistance

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has once again invested heavily in the welfare of the children of Police Officers. For the past 20 years the RGPF through the Police Welfare Association (PWA) has been providing scholarship grants to successful students of Police Officers who are entering secondary school. This year the association has provided grants in excess of $20,000.00 to 42 students who were successful in the first ever Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment Examinations Commissioner of Police Willan Thompson who officiated at the ceremony for the first time since assuming the leadership role of the RGPF charged the group … Continue reading

RGPF shares concerns about domestic violence

Grenada is being plagued with an increase in domestic violence. Officer in Charge of the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), Cadet Officer Rebekah Jones said they have seen an increase in the reports of domestic violence and other forms of abuse. Jones who was at the time addressing the media last week on the recent murder of the two females said that could mean an increase in the actual offense, and it also could mean an increase in the awareness of women knowing that they must not tolerate that type of behaviour. “We have … Continue reading

Patrick Antoine warns Government to tread carefully

Former Trade Advisor for Grenada Dr Patrick Antoine is warning the National Democratic Congress (NDC) led government to tread cautiously regarding the popular White in the Moonlight fête, (WIM). The controversy continues to unfold over the staging of the annual fête on the same night as the national Panorama competition (Pantastic Saturday) carded for the National Stadium. Antoine said that regional artistes scheduled to perform at the show that will be held at Moonlight City in LaPotrie, St Andrew can do so without obtaining work permits from the Grenada Government. He said that as CARICOM nationals, the Treaty of Chagaramas … Continue reading