Top award for Ariza

Ariza Credit Union has captured the coveted title of Business of the Year Award at the recent award and dinner hosted by the Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce (GCIC). The event was held on October 28 at the Spice Basket, Beaulieu, St. George’s. In commenting on the achievement, Chief Executive Officer of Ariza, Lucia Livingston-Andall expressed her pleasure in the Credit Union being able to capture this Crème-de-la-crème award. She attributed this recognition to the result of the Credit Union’s strategic move to become more appealing to members by looking at the way it did business by refocusing on … Continue reading

Education Ministry uses caravan to promote Literacy

Promoting literacy among the nations populace. That was the aim of a nation-wide caravan hosted by the Ministry of Education last week, which was geared at sensitising Grenadians on the importance of literacy. Several persons flocked the area in front of the Esplanade Mall in the Town of St. George last week Wednesday, where the caravan ended and they were afforded the opportunity to collect a free book, an activity that was held in collaboration with the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO), to commemorate International Literacy Day, which is recognised each year on September 8. This year … Continue reading

Terry Forrester speaks

The following statement was issued by Terry Forrester, the Founder & Political leader of the newly formed Grenada Progressive Movement. Please allow me to bring further clarity to my recent statement regarding strike action by Union workers. Please note that my statement was never intended to be against the position of the Union and the workers but in fact against the long period which has elapsed, wherein the workers had to be subjected to over two years of unhealthy working conditions which no doubt could result in long term health hazard to the said workers. My intent therefore was to … Continue reading

Who owns Gravel & Concrete?

THE NEW TODAY understands that the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government is no longer in total control of the Gravel Concrete and Emulsion Production Corporation. A source told this newspaper that Trinidad businessman Lindsay Gillette has entered into a Public Private Partnership (PPP) to take over the operation of Gravel & Concrete. The source said that Gillette met with workers at the state-owned body on October 24 to inform them of the new development. He spoke of the Trinidad & Tobago businessman informing the workers that he is now waiting on government to officially sign the deal but … Continue reading

One minor change on NDC Executive

Former Finance Minister Nazim Burke and all senior members of the party were returned unopposed to serve on the National Executive body of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at its annual convention over the weekend. The delegates met on Sunday at the Westerhall Secondary School (WSS) to re-elect Burke as Political Leader for another three-year term in office. The deputy political leader, Joseph Andall and party Chairman Vincent Roberts were retained in their positions along with General Secretary, Glen Noel. The only newcomer on the executive is Val Gordon who replaced Terry Noel as a Floor member. She … Continue reading

NLA launches fourth quarter promotions

The Grenada National Lotteries Authority (GNLA) has announced plans to launch four new promotions to afford customers the opportunity to win big for the Christmas season and beyond. The promotions – “Live Free for a year”, “Carnival Febulosity”, ‘Lotto Money, “Lotto Booster” and “Ham and Wine” promotion – were launched in collaboration at a media appreciation luncheon held last week Friday at the Grenada National Stadium at Queen’s Park. Speaking at the function, Managing Director of the authority, Jeffrey Gilbert said that the promotion is aimed at targeting a much younger demographic and attracting them to the games of GNLA. … Continue reading

Money still needed to finish Parliament Building

An additional US $2.5 million is needed for the completion of the state of the art Parliament Building situated at Mt. Wheldale, St. George’s. This was announced by Minister of Communication, Works and Public Utilities, Gregory Bowen as he addressed members of the media at the weekly post-Cabinet Briefing held at the Ministerial Complex. The project started with a promise of US$5million from Australia and another financial package from the United Arab Emirates (UAE). However, Australia pulled back on its commitment in 2014 but Mexico stepped forward to meet the US$5 million shortfall. According to Minister Bowen, this has proven … Continue reading

Officer censured for statement

Details are beginning to emerge about an attempt by the High Command of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to censure a Corporal of Police for allegedly making statements against the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the officer was summoned to police headquarters at Fort George for a meeting with two of the most senior officers in the force. According to a source who did not wish to be identified the police officer was questioned in connection with reports that he made a statement to … Continue reading

NDC raise concerns over ‘voter padding’

Electoral officials have sought to assure the public that electronic voting is secure and no one will be able to vote twice on election day. The assurance came from Ferdinand Phillip, civic and education officer at the Parliamentary Elections Office, who said because voters are identified by fingerprints in the voting system “it will be highly impossible for a voter to vote twice even though the name appears twice on the eligible voters’ list. Phillip was responding to concerns raised by Joseph Andall, deputy leader of the de facto opposition National Democratic Congress party. He said the NDC had identified … Continue reading

GRENADA’S GOVERNMENT PENSION PROPOSAL IS ABSURD

By J. K. Roberts The Pension Proposal for Public Officers, purported to be submitted to the Public Workers Union (PWU) by the Secretary to the Cabinet of Grenada via letter dated 6th October 2017, must be declared ‘absurd and deceptive and unbecoming’. The Proposal is laced with complications, red-herrings, loopholes and conditionalities; integrating the ‘compensatory’ State pension-benefits with the ‘contributory’ National Insurance Scheme (NIS) pension-benefits. With this inference, the officials of PWU must not consider the proposal; and it should not be expected for them to meet with the Government for discussions on such submissions. It would not be surprising … Continue reading