Grenada government loses appeal in Rex Grenadian expropriation case

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal has stalled the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government in its efforts to acquire the Grenadian by Rex Resorts in the south of the island. A three-member Court of Appeal Justices handed down a judgment in December dismissing an appeal by the Grenada government against an earlier Supreme Court order of February 22, 2017, temporarily preventing the government from taking further steps under the Land Acquisition Act to compulsorily acquire property leased to Rex. The 172-room hotel has a 99-year lease of the land in question with the government, which is seeking … Continue reading

Rae Roberts: Workers need to be careful with the “election pie” on offer

Former Labour Senator, Raymond Roberts, has exhorted workers on the island to “double check” and ensure that they are not getting “another election pie” from the current government as it relates to the issue of pension for public workers. Roberts was referring to promises made by the ruling New National Party (NNP) to fix the 35-year old issue of pension for qualified public officers. The Keith Mitchell-led government has been under pressure from public sector unions – Public Workers Union (PWU), Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) and the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) – to finally resolve the pension … Continue reading

An above average 2017 for RGPF

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has reported an above average year for Homicides in 2017 with eleven (11) murders recorded for the period as compared to the six or seven per year that would normally occur. This was stated by Officer in Charge of the Community Relations Department (CRD) of the police force, Superintendent Sylvan McIntyre in an interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper. Recognising that the number of homicides for 2017 was up by seven, Supt. McIntyre said it is a cause for concern but at the same time noted that Grenada is still at the lowest end … Continue reading

The Awe and Majesty of God

We should never forget the Awe and Majesty of God. He is far above us and His ways are not our ways. I believe it may be a genuine effort to help ordinary folks to come to know God, but the dressing up in very casual clothes by preachers, makes me think they have a too casual attitude to God. When coming into the presence of the King, we should dress accordingly. Throughout the Bible when the Angel came to visit man and woman the reaction was – to be afraid, the natural reaction of sinful man – then the … Continue reading

Prime Minister Mitchell gives strong hint about election date

Amidst calls by supporters of the ruling New National Party (NNP) for Prime Minister to give the date for the upcoming general election, the Grenadian leader told hundreds of supporters on Sunday night at Gouyave in St. John that a constitutional process has to be first followed by him. Dr. Mitchell was addressing a public meeting held to officially endorse Minister in the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry and Fisheries, Alvin Da Breo as the candidate for St. John. According to Prime Minister Mitchell, the first step towards setting the Election Day would be the Dissolution of parliament. He said, … Continue reading

Obnoxious and conscending language: be more civil to each other

Anyone can freely use obnoxious and condescending language; certainly it is not a stroke of linguistic genius to be vulgar and profane. Frustration and inability at mastery in the art of flowery language to disarm an offender may cause one overwhelmed by the limitation of conventional language resource, scramble unconventional vernacular to find comfort. Rum shop hysteria and liberal use of profanity has its place – the rum shop. But quite a different matter when it spills onto public air waves denigrating, ad nauseam, upstanding citizens and many devoted souls who have served their country with distinction. More unsettling when … Continue reading

Clouden raises concerns over limited beach access

Outspoken attorney-at-law, Anselm Clouden is calling for appropriate legislation to be passed in Parliament that would restrain proprietors who prevent access to the country’s beaches. Addressing reporters at a press conference Monday at his office on Lucas Street, Clouden said that if something is not done to reign in these proprietors then Grenadians will lose their heritage. “If we do not take our heritage back, it will be taken away from us and the way to do this is through legislation,” he told reporters. The noted Criminal Defense Attorney is raising concerns over the fact that not many hotels in … Continue reading

CBI programme brings in the most revenue ever

“A Bumper Year”. That’s how Trinidad-born attorney-at-law, Kaisha Ince, Chairperson of the Citizenship by Investment Unit, has described what she referred to as the unprecedented levels of revenue yielded from Direct Foreign Investment under the passport-selling scheme known as Citizenship By Investment (CBI) Programme. Ince made the remarks during a Special CBI Christmas Cocktail hosted by Henley and Partners in collaboration with the CBI Unit to celebrate and mark the culmination of a very successful year for the programme. She said, “In a time where many of the other CBI programmes have struggled to maintain the interest of potential applicants, … Continue reading

Be aware of Comrades Chess and Peter!!!

By Rae Roberts Is the former champion of workers issues in the country, Chester Humphrey along with Peter David now accomplices in undermining the workers’ struggle? I am asking this question in light of the roles now being played by the two revolutionary comrades who often boasted of being part of the most pro-workers government in the history of Grenada – the 1979-83 People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). Comrade Chess was so committed to the anti-Gairy struggle that we all know what he did in the United States before he was arrested and charged for gun-running and then absconded while on … Continue reading

NAWASA breathes a sigh of relief

The management of the state-run National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) has managed to avert a potentially dangerous situation over the Christmas and New Year holiday period as strike action was looming from the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). The hierarchy of the utility called a press conference last week to say thank you to those employees who showed up for work to man the entire system during the long holiday weekend. TAWU had painted December red and dropped hints that it intended to take action on the issue of contract employment within NAWASA which was long outstanding. The … Continue reading