Carols by Candlelight

The stage is set for the 8th annual Carols by Candlelight to take place on Sunday, 4th December at Quarantine Point. Hosted by the Rotary Club of Grenada, the venue will be transformed into a Christmas wonderland of lights, musical performances with dance, carols sing-along and an array of food and drinks. Dubbed a family event, the afternoon will feature a Grotto where Santa will be seated from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. for family and individual photos with patrons. Santa will also give away one thousand gifts! There will also be face painting and temporary tattoos. Moco jumbie and … Continue reading

Sir Nick buried at sea

The man who served Grenada twice – first as head of an Interm Government appointed in 1983 by late Governor-General Sir Paul Scoon and then as Prime Minister following the outcome of the 1990 general election was given a private burial at sea on Tuesday morning. Sir Nicholas Brathwaite, 91, passed away at his home in the Villa, overlooking the Carenage on Friday, October 28, 2016 at around 11.30 p.m after a brief illness. His body, with the national flag decorating the canvass sack that it was placed in, was taken out to the sea on board the Rhum Runner … Continue reading

Glenroy Ramdeen: “That’s a set up!”

A 45-year old Labourer of Tempe, St. George’s who pleaded guilty to stealing a goat valued at $200.00 that belongs to a 15-year old student has vehemently denied having a recent police record. Glenroy Ramdeen has distanced himself from a police antecedent which claims that he has four previous convictions, three of which are of a similar nature for the offense which was brought to court. The previous offences are for praedial larceny, robbery with violence, and stealing from a dwelling house which is the last to have been committed on July 4th 2012. “That’s a set up!” Ramdeen exclaimed … Continue reading

Lessons are ahead!!!

The Donald Trump victory in Tuesday’s Presidential elections in the United States has implications for a number of ruling parties in the Caribbean who are about to face the electorate within the next year. A rookie politician with no ties to the political establishment in Washington has defied the polls and scored a convincing win against the Democratic Candidate, Hilary Clinton who was favoured to become the first female U.S President on November 8. Considered a “lose cannon”, Trump was able to appeal to rural folks in America with his campaign theme, “We will make America great again”. His rhetoric … Continue reading

Henley & Partners appointed to restructure Grenada’s Citizenship-by-Investment Program

International citizenship and residence advisory firm, Henley & Partners, has been appointed by the Government of Grenada to restructure its Citizenship-by-Investment program. The mandate of the firm’s Government Advisory Team is to work hand in hand with the Citizenship by Investment Unit and other government officials to revitalise the program. Grenada’s Citizenship-by-Investment program is the only one in the Caribbean that offers successful applicants visa-free access to China, as well as the opportunity to apply to enter, live and do business in the US under the E-2 Investor Visa Treaty. Bata Racic, Manager of Henley & Partners in the Middle … Continue reading

Police shooting mentally ill people

The Grenada Association of Professional Social Workers (GAPSW) is expressing dismay at the murder of yet another person with mental health issues. This is made even more unpalatable that these murders are committed by an arm of the State and GAPSW is disturbed to note the direction in which the RGPF is heading in its dealings with mentally ill people. The RGPF have stated that that they have trained people who should be called on to respond to these kinds of incidents so are these people being called on when required and are they stationed strategically around the tri-island state? … Continue reading

‘I disagree with my learned friend’

Recently, my learned friend Ms. Claudette Joseph, an attorney-at-law penned an article making the following points:- 1. Gender as defined in the proposed constitutional amendments is wide enough to extend beyond just male and female; it can include transgender, intersex and other categories of persons 2. The meaning of gender, taken together with other proposed and already existing sections of the Bill of Rights, can “open the door” for LGBT persons to assert rights based on sexual orientation. I disagree with my learned friend for the following reasons:- Starting from scratch – the definitional section of the gender equality provisions … Continue reading

Christmas at Foodland

Two successive days of music and treats last week Thursday and Friday formed part of the annual Customer Appreciation Day of Foodland’s Christmas launch at the Market Square location and Kirani James Boulevard in St. George’s. Customers were able to sample a number of products that were provided for sale by various businesses at the supermarkets, and got a chance to walk away with prizes. Foodland Supermarkets Marketing Officer, Mahera Strachan told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that it has become a tradition of Foodland Supermarkets to have a customer appreciation day. Strachan said customer appreciation is normally held in January, … Continue reading

Grenada’s doing business-ranking drops again

“It is regrettable that we have a pattern of downward slide.” Those were the words uttered by Chairman of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) Vincent Roberts in reference to Grenada’s drop in the “Doing Business” index of the World Bank. The October 2016 World Bank Group’s Ease of Doing Business report indicated that the island dropped again for a second consecutive year. Grenada’s ranking moved downward from the adjusted 2015 position of 131 out of the 189 countries, to a position of 138 in 2016. Countries are ranked on their ease of doing business, from 1–190. A high rate of … Continue reading

Mirabeau Abattoir soon to be opened

The commissioning of the Abattoir at Mirabeau, St. Andrew’s is likely to take place shortly. Agriculture Minister Yolande Bain-Horsford made the announcement on Tuesday during the weekly post-Cabinet briefing at the Ministry of Works Conference Room. Minister Bain-Horsford promised that a date for the opening of the abattoir will be provided by next week. She said a few logistics needed to be sought out for the building including the installation of some basic furnishings such as counter tops. The senior Government Minister said the Ministry of Works and the Ministry of Agriculture are working very closely together to ensure that … Continue reading