COP Thompson assaulted

Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson has confirmed reports that he was allegedly assaulted by one of the officers under his command during the recent Police Sports Day held at the Sir Roy St. John playing field at Tanteen, St. George’s. The Commissioner has been at home for over three months ever since he was forced to take leave following the February 19 victory at the polls of the New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell. In his first encounter with Dr. Mitchell, the newly elected Prime Minister expressed concerns with Thompson’s leadership of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) … Continue reading

WESTMORLAND TOPS CPEA

“Lots of hard work”. Those were the words issued by eleven-year-old Fadia Fakhre, the top student in this year’s Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) examination, the replacement for the Common Entrance Exams as she reacted to the news on Monday about her success. She is a student of Westmorland Junior School, which secured the top three positions in the exams that seeks to give automatic entry for primary school students into the secondary school system. Fadia who copped the top position with 498 points spoke to THE NEW TODAY on Tuesday in an exclusive interview attributed her success to hard … Continue reading

LIME moves to regain lost market share

Customers of LIME can now enjoy a new flat rate of $0.40 to call across networks as part of the telecommunication’s provider drive to regain market share that was lost to its competitor, Digicel. In its quest to secure that lost market share, LIME’s Country Manager Angus Steele challenged his competitor to do likewise by reducing rates. Steele admitted that when the company’s monopoly was broken in 2003, it recorded a lost in market share. LIME’s current market share is placed at forty-four percent. According to the local LIME boss, some of the profits obtained by the telecommunications provider is … Continue reading

Terrorism (AMENDMENT ) Bill should be reviewed, says Alexis

The Terrorism (Amendment) Bill 2013 should be reviewed because it seeks to give too much power to the State, at the expense of the liberty of the individual. Dr. Francis Alexis draws attention to the part of the Bill which would put into law the clause which says that: ‘The Attorney General if he believes that an organisation is engaged in committing terrorist acts may by order- (a) add an organisation to the Fifth Schedule ; or (b) amend the Fifth Schedule in some other way .’ There are two objections here, Alexis points out. First, the clause needs to … Continue reading

Grenada to host three ODI’s

Grenada has been given the green light to host three international cricket matches at the Grenada National Stadium. The three One-Day International (ODI) Matches between West Indies A and Sri Lanka A takes place on June 23, 25 and 27. Event Manager for the games Troy Garvey said the hosting of the games in Grenada is a continued effort by the Grenada Cricket association and the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) to have international cricket be returned to the Grenada national Stadium. Garvey said they hope to have the matches be played at a very high standard as expected by … Continue reading

Southern Pros Athletic Club Launched

An avenue has been provided for athletes who are no longer within the school system to be grouped in a sports club. Southern Pros Sports Club which would encompass athletes in the St. George’s Parish was officially launched last week at the Grenada National Stadium. Southern Pros Track and Field Club which now has 18 members was conceptualized in September 2010. It is governed by an interim four-member committee. They are Conrad Francis who serves as President, Vice-President Jennifer Walters, Secretary/Treasurer Gennel Gill, and Ray Mitchell as Marketing Manager. Walters said the club has accepted the challenge to guide the … Continue reading

Fresh elections are needed!!!

Vulgar, offensive and repugnant. These are the words which THE NEW TODAY can only muster at this time to describe the charade which recently took place during the so-called elections that were held to appoint new Executive members to serve on the Grenada Olympics Association. This newspaper has no choice but to give full support to the call made by former President of the local athletics association and member of the local Olympics body, George “Goaty” Robinson for fresh elections to be held to correct a very questionable act that took place at the last elections held on May 25. … Continue reading

World blood donor day

A call has been made for the establishment of a Mobile Blood Transport service in order to go out into the rural areas of the country to obtain greater quantities of blood for the island’s health needs. The call was made by civil servant, Ann Dufont, the current Chairperson of a newly formed group known as “Friends of the Blood Bank Grenada Inc”, whose primary role is to donate blood to the St. George’s General Hospital. The organisation held a ceremony last Friday at the National Stadium as the members joined countries worldwide in raising awareness of the need for … Continue reading

Deportee prefers to stay in US jail rather than deportation

A Grenadian deportee wants Grenada to forcefully lobby the U.S Government of President Barack Obama to put facilities in place to better prepare deportees with criminal records for integration with natives before sending back to the Caribbean. Mark Anthony of St David visited the office of THE NEW TODAY last week Wednesday to voice his concerns about the U.S policy of just sending back to the Caribbean some of its nationals after serving time in American jails for engaging in criminal activities. The 45-year old man complained that in most cases, the deportees have lived almost all their lives in … Continue reading

Burke: NNP is not in a position to deliver

The sitting of the Senate last Friday ended with laughter as former Finance Minister Nazim Burke and Leader of Government Business, Kenny Lalsingh clashed bitterly on the issue of party abortion. Abortion, an act that is illegal on the country’s law books, was repeatedly used by Senators representing both the governing New National Party (NNP) and main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in making reference to the first 100 days in office of the Keith Mitchell-led administration. The debate on the Adjournment of the Sitting kicked off with Parliamentary Secretary in the Prime Minister’s Ministry with responsibility for Information, Senator … Continue reading