Sealy accuses gov’t of not monitoring sexually explicit content

Political Leader of the Grenada Christian Political Party (GCPP), Derick Sealey has called on government to take action to curb the explicit uncensored sexual music and videos being aired locally via the media. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Sealey blamed the radio, television and Internet for being the main contributing factors leading up to the commission of sexual crimes in the country. He accused the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government of not putting the necessary measures in place to monitor the content that is being supplied by the media to citizens. “The government is … Continue reading

US$32 million from sale of passports

Grenada has already raised US$32 million this year from the sale of passports under its Citizenship By Investment (CBI) programme, according to Chairman of the CBI committee, Kaisha Ince, an attorney-at-law from Trinidad & Tobago. Speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press briefing, Ince who is also an Advisor in the Office of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, said that the money was raised from 250 applications by non-nationals for Grenadian passports. She told reporters that at this point in time the programme is already ahead of last year’s performance when only 178 applications were received by the committee. … Continue reading

Open Letter to Eddie Frederick

I read your article of praise for Bernard Coard’s “The Grenada Revolution- What Really Happened,” published in The New Today of Fri. Sept. 01st, 2017. I must confess that I have not read the book as yet, only reviews, as a result, I cannot comment informatively on its contents. However, allow me to comment on your article and not on the contents of Comrade Coard’s book itself. That would come later. Mr. Frederick, before March 13, 1979, I felt I had ample reason to help overthrow E.M. Gairy and create a society that would promote and safeguard the interest of … Continue reading

NDC calls on G’dians to speak out against social issues in the country

Caretaker for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) in St. Patrick East, Ann John has urged Grenadians to stand up and speak out against the many social ills affecting the country. Addressing reporters at a press conference hosted by Congress, John pointed to an increase in the number of social issues now plaguing the island and drew attention to a photo that in recent weeks has been circulating on social media of an elderly man lying on what appears to be a bed without a mattress at the Mt. Gay Mental Institution. She described the situation as “very disturbing … Continue reading

Allegations of diplomatic passport dealings!!!

Is history repeating itself? THE NEW TODAY has been forced to ask this question in light of fresh allegations about the issue of Diplomatic Passports for Money, Fraudsters and the apparent tarnishing of Grenada’s reputation at this point in time. The philosopher George Santayana, warned that “those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it”. Regrettably, this perspective seems appropriate to the situation which continues to arise surrounding the continuous and unending parade of different allegations suggesting a thriving Diplomatic Passport for Money Scheme involving Grenada. The issue first rose its ugly head during the 1995-2003 period of … Continue reading

Grenada among top writers in FCCA Essay Competition

Grenada has been recognised among top essay writers in the 2017 Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Foundation Children’s Essay Contest. Beacon High School student, Renee Sandy has captured second place in the Senior division of the competition, writing on the theme, “What will cruise ship passengers learn about my country? What will they remember most and hold with them?” In her essay, the 15-year old highlighted the special things about Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean that create memorable experiences for visitors including historic attractions, spices, culture and most importantly the warm and friendly people. Speaking of her inspiration, Renee … Continue reading

NDC: Stop condemning and take action against sexual crimes

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling on the Keith Mitchell-led administration to ensure that more is done to address the burning issue of sexual crimes which has been on a rise in the country in recent years. Former Education Minister and Congress Caretaker for the St. George South-east constituency, Senator Franka Alexis-Bernardine addressed the issue at a press briefing held by the opposition party. Sen. Alexis-Bernardine cited need for the establishment of a “special Victims unit” similar to the Drug Avoidance outfit “to address the high sexual offence rate in the country”. “There should be a whole … Continue reading

Investigation into cancellation of Panorama 2017

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has announced that a two-man committee has been recruited to look into the circumstances which prevented the 2017 Panorama event from taking place. In a radio and television address to the nation last week Wednesday night, PM Mitchell identified the members as former Chairman of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Colin Dowe, and one-time head of the Grenada Cultural Foundation (GCF), Byron Campbell. “…Cabinet has appointed an independent two-man committee … to investigate the events that led to the cancellation of Panorama. They will be expected to present the findings within one month, so that the … Continue reading

Ex-Policeman Among Robbery Suspects

Former police constable 33-year old Kelly Hillaire of Mt. Horne in St. Andrew is among three persons charged in connection with the armed robbery in Boca of a Rubis gas truck. The others are 22-year-old Roydell Benjamin, unemployed of Mt. Horne and 25-year-old Grand Anse farmer, Sheldon Lewis. The suspects appeared before the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court on Monday before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill, who remanded them to the Richmond Hill prison for the Boca incident and another in St. Patrick. All three are facing joint indictable charges of Robbery with violence, Possession of a firearm (a ‘Tarus … Continue reading

INTERNATIONAL COASTAL CLEANUP 2017

It’s time for everyone to pledge to take on the trash. The International Coastal Cleanup (ICC) is fast approaching and we are asking for your help! We need community members, community leaders and sponsors to help make this year’s International Coastal Cleanup campaign the biggest Grenada has ever seen. The ICC is a volunteer effort geared towards the removal of debris from the marine environment, which is a critical source of food and income for small islands. In addition to cleaning up illegally disposed of garbage, cleanup volunteers collect data on the types of material they find. It is hoped … Continue reading