Ribena supports Private Primary Schools Games for yet another year

With continued support from George F. Huggins through its Ribena brand, the Private Primary Schools track and field championship will be held for the 11th year since its revival in 2007. Ribena, for the past nine years has been the title sponsor for the Private Primary Schools games and for 2018 has provided all the medals and trophies needed for the winners. In a ceremony held at the National Stadium last Wednesday, a symbolic cheque for $15,000.00 was handed over to Chairman of the Private Primary Schools Association, Kestor Elcock. The sport day will be held on March 8 at … Continue reading

PM Mitchell makes a special plea to Grenadians

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has used the national independence platform to call on Grenadians to re-elect his New National Party (NNP) for another five-year term in office on Election Day (March 13). In addressing thousands of his countrymen and women gathered at Queen’s Park for the traditional independence day celebrations, the Prime Minister made a plea for NNP to be given another chance to continue with the work started in the last five years. “Today, our nation and its people are reaping the rewards of sacrifice. The seeds sown by hard toil and sweat are beginning to bear a … Continue reading

Girl Guides growing on sister isles

The Girl Guides movement is strengthening itself in the Sister Isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Girl Guides Association of Grenada provided training to nine of the adult leaders in Carriacou on January 26. Training of Unit leaders is part of the mandate of the World Association of Girl Guides and Girl Scouts (WAGGGS). The training took the form of a half-day session in which the following aspects of the Basic Level Syllabus were covered: *Mission & Vision of Grenada Girl Guides Association *History and structure of local Girl Guides Association *Promise, Law, Values of WAGGGS *Guide Signs and … Continue reading

Drugs Found in Prison Cell

An inmate currently serving a sentence at the Richmond Hill Prison has found himself in additional trouble with the law after a search of the cell, which he occupies along with two other individuals, turned up a small quantity of marijuana. Jermaine Bernard is facing summary charges of Trafficking of a controlled drug and Intent to supply a controlled drug. THE NEW TODAY understands that forty (40) individually wrapped portions of marijuana were found hidden inside a blanket on the bed to which he is assigned during a cell search conducted on October 17. While THE NEW TODAY has been … Continue reading

Prime Minister Mitchell takes blame for low Doing Business ranking

Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell has accepted responsibility for Grenada’s low Doing Business Ranking that was released in November. Grenada is ranked at the low position of 142 out of 190 countries around the world – the second lowest ranking in the Caribbean ahead of Haiti at 181. In delivering the 2018 budget at the Grenada Trade Centre on November 23, the Prime Minister stated that it is the fault of the government that the ranking is low and that funding will be made available to put measures in place to increase Grenada’s Doing Business ranking. … Continue reading

Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?

You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to the unceremonious way some people dispose of their money – overspending, overindulging, and spending just for the sake of spending. The Good News Translation Bible (GNT), expresses Proverb 21:20 as, “Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it.” While … Continue reading

NDC tells gov’t to come clean amidst CBI allegations

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s is being called upon to come clean with the nation regarding conflicting statements made by three senior government ministers in connection with the 3-year-old Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme. Speaking at a press conference last week Monday, Deputy Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joseph Andall called on the New National Party (NNP) administration to address allegations about the CBI passport-selling scheme, which he argued has been “operating under a cloud of secrecy, suspicion, rumours and allegations. “We have been bombarded in recent times with allegations of shady dealings … Continue reading

You had your time God next

If there is a mixture of flooding or the Sodom/ Gomorrah experience would that feel good? Grenada’s Debt of over $2.6 billion plus 86.7 million pre-election budgets indicate the loose manner in which our economy is managed. It is like a loose man gone mad and upon this starts a foundation to destroy the nation’s children from primary school. Despite the massive intake of revenue by the NNP administration we have witnessed an increase of the national Debt; shouldn’t it be the opposite? NNP administration must be guilty of massive wastage in many areas resulting in an invisible bag pack … Continue reading

Rape of twelve year old girl

The Grenada Association of Professional Social Workers (GAPSW) is outraged by the recent rape of a twelve-year old girl by three older men. Over the years there has been an increase in sex crimes in Grenada, as shown by the number of cases that come before the courts, and once again, this incident highlights the high prevalence of sex crimes in our society against minors. Sex crimes are heinous crimes they leave long lasting scars and without appropriate treatment the pain can be too much to bear. This can often result in serious psychological problems in adulthood, such as Post … Continue reading