Flooding around the tunnel!!!

I will be most grateful if you will grand me a space in your paper to draw to the attention of the powers that be the need to address this situation. In recent years there has been major climate change which has affected most areas negatively – in the area of Bruce Street/Sendall Tunnel it has been causing increasing flooding resulting in pedestrians not being able to use Sendall Tunnel whenever there is even a little rain. Flooding has been occurring in that area for quite some time now and I cannot understand why is it that the powers-that-be have … Continue reading

Moving towards a perfect union for the OECS’

The Organisation of the Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) – comprising the Windward and Leeward Islands – was formed in 1981 to promote functional co-operation among its members and contribute to their sustainable development. The member states continue to confront special developmental challenges due to their inherent vulnerability as small island developing states e.g. natural disasters, high dependence on international trade, high cost of public service provision. These challenges were compounded in the wake of the global economic and financial crisis of the last quarter of 2008. Over the past twenty years the grouping’s economic growth rate averaged between 1 and … Continue reading

Free speech and Falling Moral Standards

Anyone can freely use obnoxious and condescending language, certainly it is not a stroke of linguistic genius to be vulgar and profane. Frustration and inability at mastery in the art of flowery language to disarm an offender may cause one overwhelmed by the limitation of conventional language resource to scramble for unconventional vernacular to find comfort in defending honour. Rum shop hysteria and liberal use of profanity has its place – the rum shop. But quite a different matter when it spills onto public airwaves denigrating, ad nauseam, upstanding citizens and many devoted souls who have served their country with … Continue reading

Mitchell: NDC is responsible for WhatsApp messages

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has responded forcefully to allegations made by Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock that he was involved in an inappropriate relationship with his personal advisor, Trinidadian lawyer Kaisha Ince who is the head of the Grenada passport selling programme called Citizenship By Investment (CBI). In his first public utterances on the issue, Prime Minister Mitchell told supporters of his ruling New National Party (NNP) at a public meeting in Carlton, St. Andrew on Sunday night that the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is behind the attacks on him and Ince. According to Dr. Mitchell, the Congress … Continue reading

Denials from Kaisha Ince!!!

A British-based firm that is helping to promote Grenada’s passport selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) has once more been force to trade words with Miami-based Blogger, Kenneth Rijock. The firm has flatly denied allegations made by Rijock in his latest postings that the firm was providing money to the head of the Grenada CBI programme, Trinidadian Kaisha Ince to pay the tuition fees for her daughter’s education in England. According to the firm, any publication and re-publication of what it called these latest fabricated articles “are subject to review and further action by our lawyers in the … Continue reading

Transformed Angels of Light and Anti-Christs!!!!

Minister Winston Garraway, on GBN to the point programme hosted by Joseph Cadore on the 22nd Nov 2017 corrected a caller who said Satan is the angel of light. Minister Garraway said Satan appeared like the angel of light. The King James version of the Bible states, Satan is transformed into an angel of light, 2 Cor.11; verse 14. I wondered when Dr. Keith Mitchell in the 2013 campaign for that general election, sounding like an angel of light told the Grenadian people that he will not raise any taxes, and that sounded real good. Then on entering office in … Continue reading

Indian-origin Man Takes on Gandhi Critic in Grenada

A statue of Mahatma Gandhi, overlooking the Sauteurs Bay in Grenada, is becoming the talk of the town in the Caribbean country. Indians had arrived more than 100 years ago in the island nation. The statue, unveiled in 2013 as a mark of Grenada-India relations, invited criticism from a person named Josiah Rougier who wrote to the newspaper, The New Today, calling the leader a “racist.” He wrote in a letter to the editor: “The following is a quote by Ghandi, he said, ‘Kafirs (black) are as a rule uncivilised convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and … Continue reading

St. David’s Man Faces 105 Years for Rape

A Providence, St. David man, Roland Charles, is facing a maximum sentence of 105 years imprisonment after he was found guilty Monday on three (3) counts of rape against his ex-lover, the now deceased Larry-Ann John. The case against Charles was heard by a 9-member jury and lasted 9 days before the No. 2 High Court in St. George’s. The jury returned the unanimous guilty verdict on all three counts of rape on Monday afternoon, having deliberated on the evidence in the case for just over 2 hours. The victim, who was 19 years old at the time, alleged that … Continue reading

Englishman Caught with EC$500,000 Worth of Cocaine at MBIA

A 36-year-old, English national, who was caught trying to leave the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), with 5 kilograms of cocaine, has pleaded guilty to Trafficking of a Controlled Drug, when he appeared before the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday. THE NEW TODAY understands that on November 27, Martin Collins, along with his wife and 2 kids, and their luggage, were taken off the Virgin Atlantic Flight #V052 returning to Gatwick, after a check of one of the suitcases revealed a false compartment with suspicious looking packages. A detailed search of the luggage (a black and … Continue reading

Minister Steele: Lawsuits are expected against Miami blogger

A senior Grenada government minister has warned Miami-based blogger, Kenneth Rijock to expect lawsuit to fly in his directions following his latest blogs involving persons engaged in the island’s passport-selling scheme. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing Tuesday, Health Minister Nickolas Steele said that Rijock had “crossed the line” and has broken the law with respect to local laws on defamation of the characters of persons. “…I would expect civil wise that the individuals will take action…”, he said. Rijock alleged in a posting that he has “screenshots” of messages from Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and … Continue reading