Henley & Partners expresses solidarity with victims of Hurricane Irma

Henley & Partners, with its Managing Partners and all staff worldwide, expresses its deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences to those suffering in the wake of Hurricane Irma. We have witnessed with horror the devastating effect of this natural disaster, and now state our solidarity with the Caribbean people and the families who have lost their homes and their livelihoods, particularly on the island of Barbuda. We are actively working with our colleagues and partners in Antigua and Barbuda to determine the best way to direct funds to those who most need it, and to raise capital for the reconstruction of … Continue reading

Good move by Boca

The Boca Secondary School has embarked on an educational initiative to strengthen the relationships between the school and primary schools in District 6 named the Technical & Vocational Educational Training (TVET) programme. The aim of TVET is to expose primary school students to some of the technical areas of study offered the Boca Secondary School. “This is another pillar on an already solid foundation for us as a secondary school. We continue to bridge the gap between primary school and the secondary school climate that is actually a key to ensuring a great future for our youth”, said Principal of … Continue reading

Flouting “established protocol” for QC

In an unprecedented move, the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government has identified two lawyers from the private bar who should be made Queen’s Counsel. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the names of the lawyers who operate law firms in the city were presented at Monday’s weekly meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers. According to a Cabinet insider, Attorney-General, Cajeton Hood who attended the meeting urged the administration to be cautious in the manner in which it was seeking to get QC status for the two attorneys-at-law. He said that as he looked around the room … Continue reading

NDC remains committed to “One-China” Policy

Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Senator Nazim Burke, has dismissed claims that party officials collected money from Taiwan during a recent visit to neighbouring St. Vincent & The Grenadines. In a statement issued last week Friday, the Congress leader labelled the accusation as a “poisonous insinuation, contrary to the party’s position to adhere to the One China Policy.” Sen. Burke believes that the accusations are being peddled by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and his ruling New National Party (NNP) in what he termed a “sick, sinister effort to gain financial resources to finance their … Continue reading

Someone needs to account!!!

Grenada has been without an Official Parliamentary Opposition for almost five years, following the results of the 2013 general elections which produced the lop-sided result in favour of the New National Party (NNP) led by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) was able to get a ‘small peep’ into Parliament when three of its Members were appointed to the Upper House as Senators by then Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean. The real deal in Parliament is within the Lower House, comprised of elected representatives of ‘the People’ as historically the Senate has really been used … Continue reading

Grenada-born lawyer seeks seat on NY Civil Court bench

By John Alexander Derefim Neckles is currently running for Civil Court judge in Kings County’s Sixth Municipal Court District. Neckles was born and raised in Munich, St. Andrew’s in Grenada. She came to the United States and received her bachelor’s degree from Brooklyn College and her Juris doctor degree from Miami School of Law. She was admitted to the bar in New York and Florida, and has over 18 years of legal experience in private practice and public service. For the past 13 years, Neckles has been serving as volunteer arbitrator in the Small Claims part of Brooklyn’s Civil Court. … Continue reading

Protective vests for RGPF

The Grenada Organisation of the New York Police Department (NYPD) has provided the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) with 99 protective vests at a cost of over US $11,000 to aid its men and women in uniform in carrying out their tasks. The presentation was made last Thursday by Grenadian-born NYPD Lieutenant, Nimrod Ollivierre, who is also known as a major promoter of one of the White shows in the annual carnival festival. In making the presentation in the presence of a number of high-ranking members of the local police force, Ollivierre, who is a frequent contributor to RGPF, said … Continue reading

PM Mitchel tour hurricane-ravaged islands

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on Tuesday and Wednesday was at the head of a CARICOM delegation that visited several of the Hurricane Irma-stricken islands in the Caribbean. The team, which includes Secretary General of CARICOM, Ambassador Irwin LaRocque, and the Executive Director of the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency, Ronald Jackson made the rounds of visit on an RSS plane. Among the islands visited were the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, and Barbuda. A government release in St. George’s said that this is the first of several visits by regional leaders “in an expression of solidarity and support to all … Continue reading

A CALL TO REPORT

Child abuse, particularly child sexual abuse, is an issue that the Child Protection Authority is not taking lightly. As the institution responsible for protecting children, and responding to cases of abuse affecting them, we often witness, firsthand, the dire physical, emotional and psychological consequences that result from these gruesome acts, and our cry is for the abuse to stop. Child abuse does not only affect one family or community, but has wider implications for our nation as a whole. Our society simply cannot continue like this. If we truly desire our children to live and grow in safe and secure … Continue reading

Prison Officer Caught with Illegal Drugs

A 54-year-old prison officer is facing three drug related charges after being caught trying to carry just over two pounds of marijuana onto the prison compound. THE NEW TODAY understands that Daniel Charles from Upper Depradine Street in Gouyave, St. John, who has been employed as a prison officer at the Richmond Hill Prison for several years, found himself on the wrong side of law after the illegal substance, which carries an estimated street value of $4, 200 was found in his possession, while he was reporting for duty on Sunday morning. Charles was charged with Possession of a controlled … Continue reading