Court to hear Grenlec lawsuit on April 30

April 30 is the date set for the local High Court to hear the matter filed by the Grenada Electricity Services Ltd., (Grenlec), challenging the legality of the newly-legislated 5% Social Fund being levied at the company by government through Section 20 of the Electricity Supply (Amendment) Act of 2017. THE NEW TODAY understands that Grenlec, which is managed by the Florida-based WRB Enterprises Inc., has retained the services of Mitchell & Co. Law Firm in the matter, which was filed against the Attorney General on February 12, at the Supreme Court Registry in St. George’s. Speaking via telephone with … Continue reading

Nolan Cox: Don’t let them fool you again

As the electorate prepare to go to the polls on March 13, the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) is making every effort to secure the votes of the nation’s youth in order to continue holding on to the reins of government in the country. “Don’t let them fool you again…We have a lot of plans for our young people – all we ask is for you to continue to support the New National Party (NNP) and your dreams and careers are going to be fulfilled”, said outgoing Parliamentary Secretary for Carriacou & Petite Martinique, Nolan Cox. The second-in-command on … Continue reading

NDC accused of using healthcare challenges to score political points

The ruling New National Party (NNP) Candidate for St. Andrew South-east, Minister of Implementation, Emmalin Pierre is pointing an accusing finger at the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) of using the existing problems within the healthcare system to score cheap political points. Addressing a crowd of supporters at the Harvey Vale Playing Field in Carriacou last week Saturday, Minister Pierre said that while the NNP acknowledges there are many challenges in the health care system and is willing to do what it takes to fix them, the NDC is pretending that they never had an opportunity to resolve these … Continue reading

Burke warns non-resident voters

Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Nazim Burke has warned that it is against the law for anyone who is not a resident of Grenada to partake in the upcoming elections. His advice came against the backdrop of widespread reports in the country that the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was allegedly bringing in Grenadians living in the US to vote on March 13. Addressing thousands of party supporters at a rally in St. Patrick on Sunday night, Burke said that Congress has been receiving reports in the last few weeks about … Continue reading

Andall defends Burke against the tongue lashings of the NNP

Deputy Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Andall has come to the defence of his Political Leader, Nazim Burke who is facing a barrage of criticisms in the election campaign from his former 1979-83 revolutionary comrades, Peter David and Chester Humphrey, as well as Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Andall told a large gathering of NDC supporters at a mass rally in Fond playing field in St. Patrick that Burke should be given a high ranking in party leadership especially after the massive defeat of Congress in 2013. He credited Burke with helping in the resurgence of … Continue reading

Ruggles Ferguson vs Jerry Seales

THE NEW TODAY has obtained evidence that local attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson had a hand in the investigation mounted by the Judicial & Legal Services Commission (JLSC) into Jerry Seales. This newspaper has obtained the copy of a letter which Ferguson wrote to the Chief Justice of the OECS Court system, Dame Janice Pereira asking her to intervene and remove Seales as a sitting Magistrate in Grenada. The letter outlined a number of alleged breaches of the law by Seales who was subjected to a one-man inquiry by JLSC into his conduct as a Magistrate. Weeks after the inquiry was conducted, … Continue reading

Local Blockmakers concerned about livelihoods

Local blockmakers in the construction industry are being pressured to replace their molds used to make blocks in order to meet a new specification and are laying blame on government for not protecting their interest. The owner of a local block making plant told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the manufacturers of blocks are worried that their livelihoods could be affected because of the new specification. The person who spoke on condition that he was not identified said that the blockmakers are concerned about their future as most have families to take care of and mortgages to pay to financial … Continue reading

Persuader plans to take “agriculture to higher heights”

A strong warning has come from the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) to persons engaged in theft of farmers crop. Speaking at Sunday’s massive rally of Congress in Fond, St. Patrick, the party’s spokesman on Agriculture, Adrian ‘Persuader” Thomas outlined the plans of the party for those engaged in praedial larceny if the party wins the upcoming general election. “There are some people in this country who (were) prepared to sit down on their idle backside … (and) when my farmers plant their crops, when my farmers rear their animals, when the fishermen invest in their vessel, they are … Continue reading

Grenada offers back-door entry into USA for high-risk foreign nationals

By Kenneth Rijork Even if you think you know the ins-and-outs of the five East Caribbean countries offering Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programs to foreign nationals, there’s one feature that Grenada has which is unique, and which is being heavily promoted in online articles designed to direct prospective applicants to make a beeline for the Spice Island alone, when choosing where to obtain an economic passport. Unfortunately, it could also be used by organised crime figures, terrorist financiers, war criminals, and other of the usual suspects who want to find refuge in America. As its promoters are fond of mentioning, … Continue reading


By J. K. Roberts The radical trends toward a paradigm shift in the political governance of Grenada, based on the results of the 2018 upcoming general elections, is oblivious to many persons. The results of the elections could be historic, not in frivolous terms of political statistics and political casualties, but in consequential terms of its harmful impact on the nation’s democratic institutions, sovereign powers and socio-economic construct. Like the mal-intentions for the historic constitutional referendum in 2016, unprecedentedly, a lot is at stake with this elections but it is unfortunate that the “issues beyond the issues” are not being … Continue reading