THE NEW TODAY can confirm that U.S national, Robert Martin Oveson who was once identified as the brainchild behind the multi-million dollar Levera development project in St. Patrick has a criminal record in Utah. The State Prosecutor office in Utah has provided this newspaper with copies of the 2012 conviction of Oveson on charges of Assault, Burglary, and Domestic Violence. Judge Todd M. Shaughnessy sentenced the accused to jail time in the matter heard in the 3rd District CT- Silver Summit court. The court papers sent to our News Desk reveal that the State Prosecutor who had carriage of the … Continue reading

CBI programme under scrutiny again

The process of due diligence conducted under the Keith Mitchell government’s Citizenship By Investment programme, is once again coming under heavy scrutiny with the surfacing of information suggesting a potential criminal background of one of the principal investors of the Levera Project, which broke ground in the north of the island in November. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) at its weekly press conference Monday called on the Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s to clear the air on the Oveson matter. Congress leader, Senator Nazim Burke pointed to information obtained from website which shows that a person … Continue reading

Baptiste supports growing of marijuana

Former Member of Parliament for St. Andrew South-west, Michael Baptiste has joined the call for the legalisation of the growing of marijuana on the island. Baptiste who recently appeared on a radio and television programme has urged the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to put on the table for discussion the legally growing of marijuana for export. However, he said that farmers who will be allowed to grow marijuana to bring in foreign exchange for Grenada must also sign up to grow other agricultural crops. Appearing on a radio programme, the former … Continue reading

22-year-old facing drug charges

A 22-year-old fisherman from Grand Mall in St. George, has found himself on the wrong side of the law after being caught with approximately 2.6 pounds of marijuana in his possession last November. Kevin Francis made his first court appearance, without his lawyer, Peter David on January 19, before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau, at the No. 2 Magistrate’s Court in St. George’s. Francis has been slapped with two charges, possession and trafficking of a controlled drug. The youngster has been granted bail in the sum of $20, 000 with two sureties. The 22-year-old was apprehended by members of the Drug Squad … Continue reading

Burke: This is not a time for building tensions

In the face of acts of intimidation against him, the Caretaker of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Tevin Andrews is determined to take the fight to the incumbent, Deputy Prime Minister, Elvin Nimrod in the upcoming general election. Congress has been expressing concern over the recent acts of aggression against Andrew whose home was buglarised, in what has been described as a “sinister move” with the elections just around the corner. Andrew along with the top brass of the NDC including party leader, Nazim Burke appeared at a press conference Monday … Continue reading

Developing Nationally?

By Clare Briggs DeGale-Phillip Are we forging ahead nationally? Or are we humming and hawing after 43? This could be your idea or mine, believe – you – me! But it would be no good, if we are not living as we are supposed to be. By now we should be ready, To dump all of our old ideas which is stupidity. And instead contemplate on progressiveness and prosperity Rather than behaving like bumble bees. If we don’t, nationally we will perish, And by now our lives we must begin to cherish. Throughout Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, in every … Continue reading

Former Education Minister expresses concern

Former Education Minister, Senator Franka Alexis-Bernadine has expressed grave concern that schools in dire need of rehabilitation are not being given priority on government’s list. “I watch closely the repair of schools in Grenada and last week there was an outcry about the schools that were in some dire conditions and so on…There is a grand splash of the re-opening of the Mt. Moritz Primary School and I want to say that I am very pleased to hear that Mt. Moritz is off that list, but we must spread the joy around,” Sen. Bernadine said in voicing her concern at … Continue reading

“Fraud and embezzlement” alledgedly took place

A medical doctor in the United States is warning Grenada to stay away from his countryman, Robert Martin Oveson who showed up in the Spice Isle nearly a decade after a failed multi-million dollar Condo project in Mexico. Dr. Mark Sternfeld who specialises in Internal Medicine and lives in Redmond in Oregon has been trying to recover over US $800, 000.00, the equivalent of EC$2.17 million in a deal that went sour in the Mexican city of Manzanillo in 2008 that involved Oveson. Speaking from, his home with THE NEW TODAY, Dr. Sternfeld said he had advanced thousands of dollars … Continue reading


This release is made in response to the article published on the 27th January 2017 in the New Today Newspaper with headline ‘“Eyes” on Levera Developer’ and found on pages 1, 3 and 4 of the publication. The said article contains serious defamatory statements of and concerning the Grenada Citizenship Development Limited and Levera Trading Limited and was and is designed to inflict severe, lasting and damaging harm to the viability of the development and to the reputation of The facts relating to Mr. Robert Martin Oveson’s investment in Mexico are as follows: (i). Before 2008 and the world economic … Continue reading

Grenada: A corrupt nation

Local pollster, Jude Bernard has commented on a report put out by Transparency International that ranked Grenada as being the most corrupt country in the Windward Islands grouping in the area of Public Sector corruption. The island was rated 8% points ahead of Dominica (38), which was followed by St. Lucia and St. Vincent, which tied on 35% each based on the Corruption Perception Index 2016. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Bernard who is called a Public Advocate in some quarters, said that the ranking is based more on legislative loopholes within the country than on … Continue reading