Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?

You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to the unceremonious way some people dispose of their money – overspending, overindulging, and spending just for the sake of spending. The Good News Translation Bible (GNT), expresses Proverb 21:20 as, “Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it.” While … Continue reading

A role for Bishop Harvey!!!

This weekend could be very crucial for the industrial relations climate in the country. The ball is clearly in the court of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to engage the representatives of public sector employees to settle the issue of the one-off payment. There is a lot at stake for the leaders of the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) as the impasse continues to unfold. In the case of TAWU, its President-General, Andre Lewis is very much on trial as this is the first … Continue reading

Concerns over Silver Sands

A debate is currently ongoing in some quarters with regards to exactly what will become of the 10-feet road, located between the new Silver Sands development project and the nearby Day Care Center and Pre-school, currently providing public access to the Grand Anse Beach, once the multi-million dollar project is completed. The allowed road also leads to a private property to the back of the Day Care centre. One resident in the area accused the developers of the Silver Sand project of encroaching on the roadway. He said: “When they (Silver Sands developers) were doing the drain (which runs alongside … Continue reading

PM Mitchell not concerned about the strike

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is seemingly not perturbed over the two-day strike action called by the Public Workers Union (PWU) and the Grenada Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). Speaking to reporters at a post-Cabinet press briefing on Tuesday, Dr. Mitchell said that the effects of the strike that some persons were hoping to see as a result of the strike action will not be forthcoming. Prime Minister Mitchell stated that at his own Ministry of Finance the workers were on the job. “My own reading of things is that people are beginning to understand what is taking place. … Continue reading

Jason Skeete takes over

The Grenada Steel Band Association (GSBA) has elected Jason Skeete as its new President. Skeete was elected to the post on Saturday at a meeting of the association held at the Conference Room of the Coyaba Beach Resort in Grand Anse, St. George’s. “It is not time for talk…it is time for work, we need to look inward and make significant changes and then our request from those on the outside will be granted”, said the newly installed President in his first public comment. “Being president means that I have a responsibility to ensure the movement grows beyond expectations”, he … Continue reading

Financial Sense…Are you allergic to money?

You would think the way some people behaved with their money, that they had a money allergy. It’s almost as if they have a production line, as the money comes in it goes out. A fool and his money are soon parted, is an old proverb which speaks directly to the unceremonious way some people dispose of their money – overspending, overindulging, and spending just for the sake of spending. The Good News Translation Bible (GNT), expresses Proverb 21:20 as, “Wise people live in wealth and luxury, but stupid people spend their money as fast as they get it.” While … Continue reading

Police Nab Drug Suspect Marlon Lewis

Law enforcement officers have finally caught up with drug suspect 28-year-old Marlon Lewis, who is linked to the September 14, 2017, discovery of approximately 178 pounds of marijuana at Waltham, St. Mark, which carries a street value of $402,992. Lewis was apprehended by police officers attached to the Gouyave Police Station on October 14, hiding inside a dwelling house in Gouyave, St. John. He is facing charges of Trafficking and Importing of a controlled drug. Using his hands in an attempt to conceal his identity, Lewis appeared before the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court on Monday, represented by criminal defense … Continue reading

Two men found dead

Police are investigating the circumstances that led to the death of Jerome King, a 54-year-old fisherman from Petite Martinique. King’s body was retrieved from the waters in the vicinity of The Carenage, St. George’s last week Thursday morning (October 12). THE NEW TODAY understands that the deceased worked as a Fisherman aboard one of the fishing trawlers docked in close proximity to where the body was found. The crew on the boat reported to police that they last saw their colleague alive about 9.00 a.m. on the Wednesday. THE NEW TODAY understands that when King was not seen on the … Continue reading

RGPF lends a helping hand

The Royal Grenada Police Force today has made a cash donation of ten thousand dollars to the Police Force of the Commonwealth of Dominica. According to a police release, another twelve thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two dollars worth of non-perishable foods and other much needed items will be shipped to the officers by RGPF. It said the monies were collected from members of the local force to assist their counterparts in the wake of Hurricane Maria. The release said: “A total of twenty-two thousand, seven hundred and fifty-two dollars and sixty cents were collected doubling the intended target of ten … Continue reading