Those verbal instructions!!!

Has “political ethnic cleansing” once again reached the hierarchy of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF)? This is the question that THE NEW TODAY is forced to ask in light of the decision taken this week by Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James to issue “verbal instructions” to two of his Assistant Commissioners of Police, Smith Roberts and Dowlin Barthlomew to proceed on vacation leave. Several persons who are knowledgeable about the rules of the Public Service Commission (PSC) have questioned the decision of James on this issue. As one senior public officer intimated to this newspaper, both Bartholomew and … Continue reading

Grenada Distillers sponsors football club

Manufacturers of the world famous, much awarded Clarke’s Court rums, Grenada Distillers Limited, as it continues to give support to youth and sport and impress that spirit production is not at all about being disorderly and ill-disciplined, has given sponsorship to Hard Rock Football Club, now the Clarke’s Court Hard Rock Football Club. The club, last week Friday was presented with branded uniforms by Sales and Promotion Manager, Tris St Louis. Hard Rock Football Club is located in River Sallee, St. Patrick’s, and boasts of players the likes of Devon Smith. The Club has been in existence for more than … Continue reading

National Team to defend under-19 Cricket Tourney

Grenada will host the Windward Islands Under-19 Cricket Tournament which begins this weekend. The sub-regional cricket tournament runs from July 6 to 14 at the major grounds throughout the country. Thirteen players have already been selected to represent Grenada which is the defending champion. They are Roland Cato (Captain), Keone George (Vice-captain), Melvin Gordon, Omar Charles, Kelton Cadoo, Kishon Mitchell, Kevil Charles (Wicket-keeper), Deron Hypoite, Darel Cyrus, Preston McSween, Sherman Lewis, Craig Phillip, and Javel St. Paul. There are also four players as reserves. They are Samuel Charles, Chard Charles, Ryan John, and Mikkel Joseph. The players would have been … Continue reading

Two ACP’s sent on vacation leave

In an unprecedented move, Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James has verbally asked two of his Assistants to proceed on immediate Vacation leave. The two – Assistant Commissioners of Police, Dowlin Bartholomew and Smith Roberts – were requested by James and not as customary the Office of the Public Service Commission (PSC) to take their accumulated leave. THE NEW TODAY has been reliable informed that the development took ACP Bartholomew in particular by surprise since he was due to proceed on leave on Monday (July 8) from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). A high-level police source told this newspaper … Continue reading

Hotel Worker Stabbed To Death

A Hotel Landscaper of Grand Anse Valley, St. George’s who was out on business for his mother was never able to fulfill the errand. Tragedy struck Junior Thomas as he was making his way back home on Sunday Morning with items for the family Sunday Breakfast. Thomas, 32, was allegedly attacked with a knife by a young man from Grand Anse Housing Scheme who, up to the time of going to press on Wednesday, was being questioned by the police in connection with the incident that took place near to the Sugar Mill round-a-bout. A family member told THE NEW … Continue reading

PWU speaks out

The bargaining agents for public sector employees in Grenada has challenged claims made by new Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell that the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration has not been engaged in sending home of workers since it was voted back into office following the February 19 general elections. In a statement issued Tuesday, the Public Workers Union (PWU) expressed concerns over the amount of workers being sent home given the financial situation facing workers. The statement was issued against the backdrop of claims made in the Senate by labour’s representative in Parliament, Rae Roberts that several workers have … Continue reading

GRENADA JAZZ LEGEND AWARD WINNER

The Jazz Legends Award ceremony and presentation of the Citation was a highlight of the Opening Concert of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari in Mt Cinnamon Gardens on Saturday 29th June. Grenadian born, multi award winning composer and arranger James Clarkson became the latest winner of the prestigious Naniki Legends Award for his dedication and distinguished lifelong career in music of the Caribbean. The citation was read by the Master of Ceremonies, Richardo Keens-Douglas and the presentation was made by the Hon Alexandra Otway-Noel, Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture. The first Naniki Caribbean Jazz Legends Award was presented … Continue reading

Fishermen receive subvention for celebration

Minister of Agriculture and Fisheries Roland Bhola has admonished fishermen to become more business-oriented. His comments were made while presiding over a cheque presentation ceremony held at the Melville Street Fish Market Conference Room in St. George’s last week Friday to fishing communities for the celebration of Fisherman’s Birthday Minister Bhola noted that while the government has a responsibility to protect and provide for the fishing industry, the stakeholders have to secure their financial rewards. “It is one thing to have a lot of money, it is a different thing to manage that money,” he said. “Let us remember that … Continue reading

OECS development strategy

As the member countries of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) continue to grapple with the negative effects of the 2007/2008 global financial and economic crisis, they are forced to search for tactical and workable solutions to their current economic nightmares, forcing them to “think outside the box” in order to ensure that they do not daunt the spirits of their respective citizens who are desperately in need of jobs, good health and education, shelter, food, and security and stability. But the governments of the various OECS countries understand too well that they can in no way fulfil the … Continue reading

A first for Spicemas

Blackberry and Android mobile users can now get immediate update information and be in the “know” with the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC) newly launched App. One of SMC’s Website Technician, Dari Twum-Barimah, has been working with the Carnival body since 2009 developing the website and now the App “giving people a Spice Mas experience in the palm of their hands”. He informed the media during the launch of the product on Tuesday that the SMC’s plan is to push into the social media, and the new App harnesses all social media content in one-location with automatic updates via social mediums … Continue reading