Port Police wounded at Dance Party

An off-duty Police Officer, Hensley Mc Clean is nursing some wounds after being engaged in an altercation with a civilian. A suspect, Nyran Parris who has been charged with causing grievous harm appeared in court on Monday before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour, Tamara Gill. He was granted bail in the sum of $15,000.00 with two sureties and is due to re-appear in court on September 2. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper the incident occurred at a carnival activity last week Saturday night after Parris made several attempts to dance with the girlfriend of the Policeman. The source … Continue reading

NDC Convention Will Decide Leadership

Former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has dropped the strongest possible hint since the February 19 poll that he will not be contesting another general election on the island and will give up the job of Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC). Thomas lost his seat, and Congress, which formed the government in July 2008, was routed from office in a 15 – 0 general election defeat five months ago by the New National Party led by Dr Keith Mitchell. The former Prime Minister has been forced to clear the air on reports circulating last Friday that he had … Continue reading

Scotiabank continues to sponsor Kiddy Cricket

Scotiabank continues to be the exclusive sponsor of the Kiddy Cricket Programme and the official bank of West Indies Cricket. The bank and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB), last week, signed a new five=year contract at the headquarters of the Jamaica Cricket Association to officially return it as the main sponsor/ The contract was signed by Dave Cameron, the new President of the WICB, Michael Muirhead, Chief Executive Officer of the WICB and Scotiabank Director of Marketing for the English Caribbean, Heather Goldson. The new agreement will see Scotiabank almost doubling its investment in the Kiddy Cricket, and is … Continue reading

Those positive dope tests

The eyes of the sporting world are not only on Jamaica but the entire Caribbean following the positive dope tests of several of the region’s world-rated athletes. Our image has taken a whopping beating in the international community given our rise to prominence in recent years as an athletic powerhouse on the world stage. In one month, the positive doping tests on the likes of Veronica Campbell-Brown, Asafa Powell and Sherone Simpson – all Olympic gold medalists have resulted in the world focusing on us as cheats. Questions will now be asked, and quite rightfully so of the region’s biggest … Continue reading

JAIL EXPERIENCE!

J – JUSTICE A – AWARENESS I – INMATES L – LIABILITY   I’ve just been release from Jail for the ultimate ‘god’ of this world ‘the love of money’ 1 Timothy 6:9; 10, (please read in the good book of life – BIBLE). Possess by men of greed and high powers seeking to dominate and have supremacy over God’s creation. Tell me something, is this where the fate of humanity lies? There I was unemployed and unable to meet my obligation to your Magistrate Court, but having an awareness that when I’m employed it is incumbent of me to … Continue reading

MARIAN CRICKET AND FESTIVAL WEEK A HIT!

  By Elliot Bishop   On a scale of one to ten, the Marian Sports, Cultural and Development Club deserves a nine plus, for the just completed Wind Ball Competition and week of activities at the village of Marian in South East St. George. The two activities were well planned and executed in an atmosphere that reflected discipline and organisation to the highest order. Twelve teams competed in the Wind Ball (fifteen overs) competition, sponsored by Mr. Raymond Lewis, a senior citizen in the area, he himself being a former athlete; while residing in Trinidad, he represented the Guardians Sports … Continue reading

Government provides millions for poultry and small business development

Young entrepreneurs and poultry farmers throughout the country will be the recipient of millions of dollars in loans and grants from the five-month old Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government to improve the quantity and quality of local poultry and to develop small businesses. Government has established a Small Business Development Fund at the state-controlled Grenada Development Bank (GDB) through which $3 million has been earmarked to assist existing and developing young entrepreneurs. Minister for Economic Development, Trade, Planning and Cooperatives, Oliver Joseph, disclosed during Government’s post-Cabinet press briefing last week Tuesday that the fund was established in keeping … Continue reading

Former Prime Minister condemns payment to MP’s without portfolio

Former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has, for the first time, addressed the payment being given by the State to three Members of Parliament (MP’s) of the New National Party (NNP) who are not Government Ministers. The NNP won a landslide victory in the last February General elections by winning all 15 seats in the House of Representatives. However, no place was made in the Cabinet of Ministers for Tobias Clement who won the St. George North East Constituency, Clifton Paul (St. Patrick’s East), and Yolande Bain-Horsford (St. Andrew’s South West). Thomas who appeared on an independently produced radio programme last … Continue reading

Tillman Thomas: ‘I don’t intend to run again’

Former Prime Minister and Political Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas has given his strongest signal that he would be bowing out of frontline politics. The 66-year old Thomas informed the host of a radio programme last week that he has no intention of contesting another General Elections in the country. The former Prime Minister lost the St. Patrick’s East Constituency to newcomer, former School Principal, Clifton Paul who ran on a ticket of the New National Party (NNP) which swept the polls in the February 19 General Elections winning all 15 Parliamentary seats. Thomas told the … Continue reading

A Call for Public Education on ICT Bills

Trade Union representative in the Senate, Rae Roberts tells the Government that it must engage the people in consultation the same way it pursued their votes to win the February 19, 2013 General Elections. In his presentation during the debate on several Electronic Bills last week Tuesday, Sen. Roberts said he was deeply concerned that the overwhelming majority of the population were not aware of what’s in the proposed legislation already approved by the House of Representatives. He told the sitting that while the Workers’ Movement strongly supports the Electronic Filing Bill 2013; the Electronic Transaction Bill 2013; the Transfer … Continue reading