Alexandra Walks Away

By Careema Lewis It’s a possible case of not feeling needed, as Alexandra Otway-Noel becomes the first minister to resign her portfolio with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) that took up office in 2013. The Member of Parliament for the South St. George Constituency sent tongues wagging last Friday when she posted on her Social Media page that she had tendered her resignation as Minister of Implementation in the Office of the Prime Minister to pursue a number of opportunities in the private sector. Sources told THE NEW TODAY that Otway-Noel who comes from a wealthy family in … Continue reading

Lisa Telesford removed as Registrar

Registrar of the Supreme Court, Lisa Telesford has been removed from the position. According to a well-placed source, Telesford, an attorney-at-law, was transferred as part of a backlash from the November 24 Referendum on Constitutional Reform. He said that the Registrar has been directed by the Public Service Commission (PSC), headed by barrister-at-law, Derek Sylvester to pick up another assignment in the Ministry of Legal Affairs. The source pointed out that the political directorate was unhappy with the manner in which Telesford handled a court case that was filed by former Attorney General, Jimmy Bristol to challenge the legality of … Continue reading

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel

The resignation of Alexandra Otway-Noel as a member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has been met with mixed reaction. There has been talk for sometime now about the future of the Member of Parliament for the South St. George constituency and her hopes of seeking re-election for another five-year term. The first Cabinet reshuffle undertaken by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell sent a strong signal that Otway-Noel might not after all be enjoying the best of relations with her leader. There were whispers in certain NNP quarters that the female MP for the South had stood up … Continue reading

Father Gets 9 years For Incest

A 52-year-old Cook Hill Road, St. Andrew resident, Fitz Alexander, was on Wednesday sentenced to spend the next 9 years and 2 months of his life behind bars after being found guilty on four counts of incest last November. The sentence was handed down by High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford, who presides over the No. 2 High Court on The Carenage in St. George’s. The evidence before the court revealed that Alexander committed the offences in November 2011, on two occasions in January 2012 and in December 2012, against his own daughter, who was 13 years old at the … Continue reading

New CEO at Huggins

After 50 years at the helm, George Menezes has stepped down to make way for his daughter, Anya Menezes-Chow Chung to take up the position of Chief Executive Officer of Geo. F. Huggins & Company Grenada Limited. The change in the guard took place with effect from January 1, 2017. Menezes-Chow Chung holds a Bachelor of Law Degree with Honours from the University of the West Indies and a Certificate in Legal Education from the Hugh Wooding Law School, St. Augustine Trinidad. In 2008, she completed the Directors Accreditation Programme from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Secretaries and has achieved … Continue reading

GPA Chair calls for International Ship Registry

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA), Dr. Wayne Sandiford has cited the need for consideration to be given at the policy level towards establishing an open international ship registry in an effort to help boost the performance of the island’s maritime administration. In the GPA annual report for 2015, which was presented during a recent sitting of the Lower House of Parliament Dr. Sandiford noted that over the past five years growth of the registry, in terms of the number of ships and fleet tonnage had been on the downturn and has almost reached … Continue reading

Steele: Government is not taking pleasure in acquiring Rex

A senior government minister has come out in defense of the action of the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to compulsorily acquire the Rex Grenadian Resort property in the south of the island. Speaking to reporters at Tuesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele said that although government is moving ahead with the clearance from the high court to acquire the Rex, it is not something that they are taking pride in doing. Steele told reporters that a transparent process is being unfolded to determine the value of the property as … Continue reading

Mt. Agnes gets treated water for the first time

As a result of government paying off outstanding payments to the island’s lone water company, NAWASA, the people of Mt Agnes and Pomme Rose, will be benefitting from treated pipe borne water for the first time. The $1.8 Million Mt Agnes Water Treatment Plant was commissioned last Thursday at Mt Agnes in the presence of NAWASA officials and Parliamentary Representative for the parish of St. David, Economic Development Minister, Oliver Joseph. The water treatment plant will also serve the areas of Pomme Rose, La Tante and Requin. This is the second of a number of water treatment plants to be … Continue reading

Victimisation is real in Grenada

Over four years ago I submitted an application  to the Ministry of Lands and Housing to  purchase a piece of land to  erect my tourism office to further serve and  enhance the tourism  industry which I have been  serving  for the past eighteen years. I have been providing the  tourism sector with a rich source of knowledge including  Spanish language, English Language, Russian Language tours, along with Grenada history, Geology, Botanical plants. I am also versed in the indigenous and pre-historic landscape including sites and attractions as it relates to the Grenada tourism product, and have been obtaining the most … Continue reading

The Levera red flag!!!

Another red flag has been raised about a foreign investor who has come to Grenada to do business on the island. THE NEW TODAY believe that the relevant authorities should look into allegations being made by U.S and Canadian citizens about one Robert Martin Oveson who is the latest individual to get involved in the Levera project in St. Patrick. Mr. Oveson and his associates have established two companies on the island in recent months – Levera Trading Ltd and Grenada Citizenship Development Ltd – the latter to do business in the sale of Grenadian passports. Mr. Oveson is a … Continue reading