US$1 Million Fraud Linked to Levera

Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Nelson has confirmed that he ordered the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) to investigate allegations that controversial Utah businessman, Robert Martin Oveson has scammed a multimillionaire of US$1 million to facilitate the Levera project in the north of the island. Speaking to THE NEW TODAY last Friday, Nelson admitted that he received a file from the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) about the allegation involving Oveson who is known to be the Managing Director of NTL Trust, a Nevis-based company that is an approved agent for Grenada’s passport-selling scheme known … Continue reading

Funeral or Bacchanal?

Some would say, “It has become part of our culture – drumming and dancing at a funeral!” Sadly,  in many cases, whining and other vulgar body movements have become part of funerals. Come on!  Persons have lost a loved one in death, the worst enemy of mankind. 1 Corinthians 15:26. It is a very sad occasion, a time when relatives and friends cry out loudly. Ecclesiastes 12:5. Jesus himself demonstrated such deep sadness when he cried at the death of his friend Lazarus. John 11:35.  Imagine, Jesus was going to bring Lazarus back to life, which he did later on, … Continue reading

Dr Tax – the man without vision!!!

The topic of political vision has become NNP’S latest propaganda tool. In a recent advert by the NNP on GBN and other media houses, the NNP claimed that the NDC has no vision, but this NNP bunch of misfits should be the last to call anyone else visionless since they are being led by a leader who lack political vision. This leader now has nothing left to promise and is forcing the NNP now to try to make such claim in the first case. Dr. Keith Mitchell who I would like to call Dr. Tax has been in Parliament for … Continue reading

The spread of the corruption virus!!!

In the last two decades or so, this nation of ours has been able to hold its own on the world’s stage in sports, academia, and, on platforms like the Chelsea Flower show, outperform the rest of the world. Gold medals have been ours, a tiny nation of approximately one hundred & ten thousand people. It seems that we continue to attain those heights even in our civil lives, with information recently transforming what has been long-standing rumours into a present day fact with the revelation of our rating on the corruption index Time after time the grapevine has been … Continue reading

Poor and exposed!!!

Friends, countrymen, Grenadians, men of my own country greetings. As your countryman, I write once again, but before I get on to my topic, I will quote from an old saying, “when we are poor you are exposed” having noticed the challenges we are faced with in this dear land of ours. Today it is incumbent upon me to write about one of our utility companies the one which supplies water. Since the introduction of the metering system, this utility company began to take advantage on its consumers and nothing has been said about it. I will go on to … Continue reading

De SAVARY’s COTTAGES reappear as a project of the BLUE ECONOMY

The (reading) public and others who have been following the workings of the Willie Redhead Foundation over the years, will recall the controversy during 2007 when it was discovered, that a foreign real estate speculator intended to build cottages along the narrow strip of land between the Lagoon and the Kirani James Boulevard, and the steps that were taken with the assistance of Citizens in Defence of Grenada’s Lands and Heritage and the Lagoon Road Development Committee together with the public to prevent this hostile and ungrenadian occurrence. In order to accomplish this feat, it would have been necessary to … Continue reading

NDC responds to TV attack

Following the blatant and undemocratic action of the failing NNP Administration in the politically motivated and arbitrary firing of the Registration Officers; the National Democratic Congress (NDC) condemns in the strongest possible terms an advertisement aired on both the Grenada Broadcasting Network and on MTV Channel 7. This misleading message, seeking to blame the backlash received by the Mitchell government from the Grenadian people, is contrived and erroneous in respect of the referendum position supposedly taken by the NDC. The party is confident that this malicious attack emanated from the camp of a very desperate NNP government or its surrogates. … Continue reading

Grenada citizenship investors urged to exercise caution

There is growing concern among international investors in Grenada’s citizenship-by-investment program about the attempt by the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s to seize a foreign-owned resort. A Justice of Appeal has temporarily blocked the government’s plan to forcibly end a 99-year lease and expropriate the Grenadian by Rex Resorts, a 172-room hotel located on the island’s southern tip. “It would be disastrous if this happened,” said a regional lawyer and CBI agent who did not wish to be named. “Expropriations by governments really do affect investment decisions of developers, while the perception will affect the decisions of CBI agents … Continue reading

A call for society to be compassionate to mental health patients

Associate Professor in the Department of Public Health and Prevention Medicine at St. George’s University (SGU), Dr. Shelly Rodrigo is urging the nation to promote empathy, sympathy, tolerance and discipline to mental health patients. Dr. Rodrigo made the statement in a presentation at a Grenada Drug Epidemiology Network and National Observatory On Drugs (GRENDIN-NOD) Meeting at the Ministry of Education Conference Room. She presented participants with an update on preliminary results of a regional study on drug treatment with focus on Grenada. She spoke of family members having mixed experience when trying to obtain treatment for their loved ones and … Continue reading

Moves on to confiscate Chitan’s assets

The State is making moves to confiscate assets belonging to former Accountant at Columbus Communications, Elvin Chitan who has been charged with fraud. Chitan an Elder with the Seventh Day Adventist Church, pleaded guilty to the criminal charges of stealing by reasons of employment, and money laundering. The guilty plea for stealing by reason of employment came on November 4th, 2016, and he changed his not guilty plea of money laundering to one of guilty on December 6, 2016. The State contended that between January 1st, 2010 and February 27th, 2015, Chitan  embezzled $465,000 from his employer. The Church Elder … Continue reading