Prison Officers on Drug Charges

Three prison officers at Grenada’s lone prison will return to Court on November 6 to answer charges of possession and trafficking of a controlled drug. The trio were taken into custody on allegations that they were trying to smuggle illegal drugs into the prison for use by inmates. Brothers Shaundell and Samuel Frederick who are residents of Westerhall, St. David and Abdella Abel of St Andrew were arrested during a police operation conducted on July 27 following a complaint from the authorities at the Richmond Hill Prison. A source close to the investigation said that the prison had contacted both … Continue reading

Courts donate Stove to School for Special Education

Courts Unicomer (Grenada) believes in the technical and vocational enhancement of the nation’s youth and so continues to be a great supporter of programmes that will promote such growth. On Wednesday 5th September, the Grenada School for Special Education, The Limes, St. George’s, added another item to their list of appliances in their Home Economics Lab. Home Economics is now the newest programme to be added to the school’s curriculum, as they have recently refurbished an area in the school to facilitate this program. As the School for Special Education continues to contribute to the well-rounded development of the students … Continue reading

PM Thomas takes a different view

A Senior Government Minister says he will not spend one moment more than he needs to in politics but Prime Minister Tillman Thomas disagreed with him. Minister of Youth, Sports and Empowerment, Patrick Simmons, told youth parliamentarians attending a two day Vision of Change Seminar in St George’s that his experience in the realm of politics has exposed him to many things, and that if he was to share his experience with them they will shun politics. Simmons told the gathering that if they get into politics they may discover that they have something they never knew existed. “I will … Continue reading

Handing over of ‘gifts’ from Venezuela

By Lincoln Depradine Venezuela’s top diplomat in Grenada, Carlos Amador Perez Silva, has joined nationals of other countries in congratulating Kirani James on winning a gold medal at the London Olympics in August. The victory in the 400 meters gave Grenada its first Olympic medal. It’s also the only time in Olympic history that a country with a population of less than 110,000 has captured a medal at the games. The 20-year-old Grenadian athlete, who has returned to school at the University of Alabama, received more than EC$730,000 in treasury bonds, cash, real estate and Jewelry at a homecoming held … Continue reading

LIAT puts forward new proposals

Grenada runs the risk of having a cut in its schedule of weekly flights from LIAT, the regional island hopping carrier. According to a well-placed source, the airline was expected to inform its employees in Grenada about possible repercussions for the island in the wake of demands by their representative, the Technical & Allied Workers Union to demand an estimated $EC5 million owed to the workers over the years. A usually reliable source told THE NEW TODAY that the airline’s Chief Executive Officer was due in St. George’s Tuesday to meet with both the workers and the union to address … Continue reading

Local businesses threatened by Agents of ‘King Kirani’

Business operators in Grenada have been served with letters from a local law firm warning them against using the work or photos of Olympics 400 metres champion, Kirani James without getting the necessary permission from his agents. Since Kirani’s victory on August 6 at the London games, a number of companies and individuals have expressed their appreciation in various fashions including advertisements, as well as printed fabrics including t-shirts depicting the Grenadian icon. The 20-year old athletic sensation who is a resident of Gouyave, St John won the 400 metres gold medal in a personal best time of 43.94 secs. … Continue reading

Peter David: “Historic and defining moment” is at hand

Embattled Member of Parliament for the Town of St. George, Peter David has delivered a blistering attack on the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government that he once served under as Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism. David was at the time delivering an address at a Public Meeting held last Thursday night at the St. George’s Anglican Senior School known as Hindsey School on Church Street in St. George’s to outline his political future. His address came against the backdrop of clear signs that Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is proceeding with moves to exclude the MP and another of his … Continue reading

Carriacou Wind Energy Project

The ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is fulfilling another of its campaign promises to develop the country’s energy sector. The Government of Grenada and the European Union on Tuesday signed a multi-million dollar financing agreement to undertake the start of the Carriacou Wind Energy Project. The agreement was approved in February to the tune of EUR$3.9 million with  EUR$2.5 million as a grant from the European Union to the Government of Grenada and at least EUR$1.4 million in counterpart funding from GRENLEC. In the 2012 Budget presentation, Finance and Energy Minister, Nazim Burke reminded … Continue reading

Hugh Wildman says Caribbean Judges are not good enough

Kingston, Jamaica – Controversial Jamaican attorney-at-law, Hugh Wildman who served as a Special Prosecutor under the former Keith Mitchell-led government in Grenada says that judges in the Caribbean are not capable of delivering judgments that are on par with their British counterparts. Wildman has urged regional governments to tread cautiously in their move to replace the United Kingdom-based Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). “I am not confident or comfortable that we are going to replace the Privy Council with a court of equal standing in terms of erudition,” Wildman told a Gleaner Editors’ Forum held at … Continue reading

Handing over of Market Square project

After years of setbacks, phase one of the St George’s Market Square project has been completed and officially handed over to the Government of Grenada. Restoration work on the Market Square was initiated by the previous New National Party (NNP) administration costing in excess of EC$2 million provided by the government of Venezuela but the Keith Mitchell-led government failed to complete the project. The Venezuelan Government made a further $16.5m contribution for the project under the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. The St. George’s Market Square Project is part of an umbrella of projects financed by Venezuela from … Continue reading