GHTA calls for creativity in the budget

The Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA) is questioning why more resources are not pumped into agriculture and tourism by the ruling New National Party (NNP) government. Speaking on the “Sundays With George Grant” radio programme, GHTA President, Jerry Rappaport indicated that agriculture and tourism are the two sectors that create foreign exchange, and if there is not sufficient support for them as seen in the 2017 budget then a real challenge lies ahead. He said the body recognises the economic situation the country has now found itself in but at the same time it is felt that agriculture which … Continue reading

Victory for TAWU against Cable & Wireless

Workers unionised with the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU), who were retrenched by the former Cable and Wireless (C&W) Company, which now operates under the Brand name FLOW, between the period of 2012 and 2015 can expect to receive their outstanding retroactive payments this January. This was announced at a press conference hosted by TAWU President Andre Lewis, on December 21, who was extremely pleased with the decision of the Arbitration Tribunal, which was handed down on December 19, in favour of the workers. The issue that went before the Tribunal related to the rate of salary increases to … Continue reading

Darbeau resident facing charge of wounding

Darbeau resident, Rohan Charles has been arrested and charged by police with wounding in connection with an incident that occurred during the Sunshine Promotions’ “A December to Remember Show” at the National Stadium on the weekend of December 23. Information reaching THE NEW TODAY indicate that during the wee hours of Friday night (December 23) into Saturday morning (December 24. Charles got into an altercation with an 18-year old and inflicted 3 stab wounds to her head and face with an instrument that appeared to be a screw driver. When the matter came up before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at … Continue reading

National Human Rights Office in the making

Plans are in the making to broaden the scope and function of the Office of the Ombudsman to include the protection and promotion of Human Rights by transforming the office into a National Human Rights Office in 2017. This is one of the key focus areas listed in the 2017 Budget Plan, which was presented during a recent sitting of the Lower House of Parliament, the House of Representatives. According to the 2017 budget plan, new office space has also been identified to support this venture. This development follows a stakeholder’s meeting with officials from the Human Rights Unit of … Continue reading

CID officers visited Richmond Home for the Elderly bearing gifts

Residents of the Richmond Home for the Elderly were blessed with cheers and goodies for the Christmas season, as the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) and the Criminal Records Office (CRO) of the Royal Grenada Police Force teamed up for the act. The officers all dressed in blue and white and topped off with their Christmas hats visited at the home on December 22 from 10.00 a.m. singing carols and helping to create the Christmas atmosphere for the residents. Baskets filled with toiletries and fruits were handed over to the home – an act that the two Police departments believe will … Continue reading

Sen. Roberts: Lighting a Cricket Stadium cannot be top priority

One of the country’s best known Sports Journalists, Senator Raymond Roberts is not happy with the large sum of money that is to be used to light the Cricket Stadium at Queen’s Park, St. George’s. During his contribution to the recent debate in the Upper House of Parliament on the 2017 budget, Sen. Roberts chided the Keith Mitchell-led administration for proceeding with plans to light the stadium rather than concentrating on boosting the health sector. He said lighting a Cricket Stadium cannot be a top priority at this time for any government. “I seriously question the commitment of the government … Continue reading

Sen. Clouden: Farmers have lost confidence in government

Farmers Representative in the Upper House of Parliament, Senator Keith Clouden has blasted the performance of the Keith Mitchell-led administration in St. George’s in agriculture and said that the majority of farmers and fishermen have lost confidence in government’s ability to take the sector forward. The senator, who is a farmer by profession, highlighted the sentiments of the nation’s farmers at a sitting of the Upper House at the Trade Centre as he contributed to the debate on 2017 budget as presented by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on December 9th. According to Sen. Clouden, the Ministry of … Continue reading

ASP Mitchell takes charge of the prison

A police officer has taken over as Commissioner of Prisons in Grenada. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), John Mitchell showed up for duties on Tuesday as the new boss at the prison located at Richmond Hill in St. George’s. ASP Mitchell was given the nod following interviews conducted by a Panel of four persons including former Commissioner of Police, Nestor Ogilvie. One other person that was interviewed for the job was Superintendent of Police, Trevor Modeste who is in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). ASP … Continue reading

Productivity problem with Imani Programme

The productivity of the Imani Trainees came into sharp focus once again during the recent debate in the Senate on the 2017 budget. During his contribution, Private Sector Representative, Senator Christopher DeAllie said the business community has always given support to any programme that brings some sort of hope and relief to people, especially the young population to try and steer them away from criminal activities. “If we have places where they (the youth) can go and channel their energy in a different way and they could build their skills, and give them some sort of hope and get a … Continue reading

BNT staff members begin their journey to become regional conservation leaders

TRUE BLUE BAY, Grenada – Two Bahamas National Trust (BNT) staff members recently traveled to Grenada to take part in the Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean (CLiC) programme to work on improving their skills in environmental leadership. BNT Education Officer Scott Johnson and Science Officer Agnessa Lundy traveled to Grenada to take part in the programme and completed two weeks of training at St. George’s University on conservation in the Caribbean. The CLiC programme is a multi-disciplinary programme that aims to strengthen the conservation capacity in the Caribbean. Twenty participants from thirteen countries in the Caribbean and Central and South … Continue reading