Chopping at Observatory Road

River Road resident, Darren Jones has been charged with the offense of causing dangerous harm to 45-year old Fabian Greenidge of the same address last week Tuesday. The incident took place at Observatory Road in St. George’s allegedly over a land dispute. Jones who is unemployed allegedly used a cutlass to reign some blows on Greenidge who is a construction worker. The injured man was left nursing several injuries to different parts of his body  from the chop wounds sustained. THE NEW TODAY understands that Greenidge had his left ankle and right wrist chopped off by his assailant. He was … Continue reading

Car Dealer charged with fraud

Members of the Financial Intelligence Unit (FIU) have arrested and charged used car dealer, John Alister Baptiste for allegedly fleecing innocent Grenadians of thousands of dollars. A well placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that Baptiste had been accepting large sums of money from a number of people on the island to provide them with used cars which he promised to import into the country. The source who did not wish to be identified said two persons complained to the FIU about the problems they have been having with Baptiste who is the son of a religious figure on … Continue reading

MAN CHOPPED ON CHURCH GROUND

Worshippers at the Seventh-Day Adventist Church at Mont Toute, St. George were forced to scamper to safety as they witnessed one of their members being violently attacked with a cutlass by his brother in the open churchyard. Regular churchgoer, Michael Jeremiah of St. Paul’s, St. George’s was ambushed last Saturday by his younger brother, Fitzroy Jeremiah as he arrived on the compound for the day’s worship. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper learnt that after coming out from his vehicle and proceeding to retrieve his bible that was on the back seat of his van, the 51-year old Jeremiah was attacked from … Continue reading

Grenadian wins top award in Canada

Toronto — Grenadian Producer, Radford Ettienne has copped the prestigious award for ‘Best Producer’ in this year’s African Entertainment Awards (AE Awards) ceremony recently held in Toronto, Canada. Radford, who has worked in the industry for many years dating back to his native Grenada, is widely respected in Canadian music circles. Highlights include hits with artists such as Shugga, Grenadian soca sensation, Mr. Killa, Young Sound, White Wine and currently, Canada’s Top female reggae singer, Tonya P. Radford first drew the attention of the music populace with his singing and producing debut alongside singer Psychobob in a track entitled ‘Ride … Continue reading

GRENADA YOUTH ENTERPRISE INITIATIVE SMALL BUSINESS FUND

The hopes of the youths are being kept alive as government continues to give support in empowering them to become entrepreneurs. Over EC$400, 000 has been expended on the Grenadian youth during the period September 2011 to September 2012 by the Government of Grenada to develop small businesses of their own. Through the Grenada Youth Enterprise Initiative (GYEI) Small Business Fund, administered by the Ministry of Youth Empowerment and Sports, 23 loans were disbursed ranging from EC$1,000 to EC$25,000. The recipients included 15 males and 8 females, with most of the beneficiaries coming from the parishes of St. George’s, St. … Continue reading

Uncle Tilly – a man with the political will

As the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) goes into its annual convention on Sunday, the political pundits will continue to debate the on-goings within the party only a few months before the next general elections are held. However, there can be no debate on the wisdom of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas in taking decisive action against the so-called Group of Rebels who are frequently accused of straying from the core values of the party. The Congress will always stand a better than even chance of success at the polls without going back to the electorate for a new mandate on … Continue reading

New Board for Grenada Sailing Week

A new board is now in charge of the affairs of the Keelboat Regatta of the Grenada Sailing Festival. The board is now headed by Marc De Caul and includes Richard Szyjan, Patrick Brathwaite, Nicholas George and Mike Bingley. The January 31 to February 5, 2013 regatta will now be called the Grenada Sailing Week. Following are brief profiles of the new board members: Marc DeCaul was elected as Board Chairman. Marc has lived in Grenada all his life and enjoyed dinghy sailing as a young boy, but has recently started sailing and racing on bigger boats. He runs the … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts resigns from the Cabinet

The split within the four-year-old National Democratic Congress (NDC) government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas has opened wider with the resignation last Thursday of Foreign Trade and Environment Minister, Glynis Roberts as a member of the Cabinet. Roberts presented her resignation letter to Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean and virtually brought an end to her association with Congress under whose platform she was twice elected as a Member of Parliament in the South St. George constituency in 2003 and 2008. Her exit came as no surprise and was against the backdrop of moves by Prime Minister Thomas to look for … Continue reading

Timothy Antoine expresses hope for a modern economy

Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance, Timothy Antoine is confident that the local economy can be developed into becoming the showpiece of the Caribbean. Antoine is optimistic that not withstanding the current difficulties that are being faced in Grenada, the country has the potential to be, “The Germany of the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States).” Germany currently has the strongest economy in Europe, which is going through an economic crisis like the rest of the major industrialised nations. Antoine indicated that Grenada has the most diversified economy in the sub-regional grouping, as well as the potential for oil … Continue reading

CIBC unveils competitive package

CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank is making it easier for Grenadians to access mortgage financing at unbeatable rates. The Bank last week Friday launched its mortgage campaign offer that provides loans at fixed interest rates of 5.99% for three years. Approved clients will also receive 50% off the commitment fee, pre-approved Visa Credit Card, and Free mobile, Telephone and Internet Banking. Applications for mortgage loans will be processed and responded to within two to five working days. The special offer gives successful applicants a range of benefits not currently available from any other bank. The offer, which began last week, concludes … Continue reading