NDC candidates can form ‘credible, competent’ government

The leader of the main opposition party in Grenada has told WIC News that his party’s “patriotic” general election candidates have the skills to take on the responsibility of government. The National Democratic Congress – represented in the Senate as the country’s de facto opposition – has finalised its list of 15 constituency caretakers ahead of the upcoming general election. The ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has also announced its 15 caretakers. No date has been fixed for the polls but it is expected that Prime Minister Mitchell will announce a date before year-end. … Continue reading

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It is time that we Caribbean people of African descent get to realise that the steel band movement is not just about music, but mainly the significance of a story dating back centuries ago, that has a spiritual linkage with our fore parents who passed on over these years and those of us that are alive today. You see this story started with the drums on the plantation in different countries of the Western Hemisphere back in the 18th century, then in the 1920’s came the advent of the Bamboo-Tamboo in Trinidad followed by the steel band in the 1930’s, … Continue reading

October assizes get underway

The October Assizes of the Criminal High Court officially opened on Tuesday with a total of 167 cases listed for adjudication, an increase of 31 cases compared to the May assizes, which had 136 cases. Sexual offences continue to dominate the cause list, with 62 of the matters listed for trial ranging from incest, sexual assault, rape, defilement of a female, indecent assault and harbouring, among others. However, the 62 cases of a sexual nature in the October Assizes represent a decrease by one compared to the 63 that were listed in the May assizes. Rape cases have been attracting … Continue reading

Sealey: ‘I offer myself’

On the 24thAugust 2017 the nation was pleasantly informed by newcomer and now caretaker for St. Andrew North East on an NNP ticket, Kate Lewis that she offered herself to be caretaker and possible candidate for that constituency. That news broke on GBN television News that night. It was confirmed by Minister Bhola in a quote in the New Today edition on 25th August 2017 page 11, when he was quoted as saying “we are excited that Kate has come forward”. That led me as a thinker and opposition to start thinking. I am Derick Sealey, founder of the Grenada … Continue reading

Republic Bank committed to Right Start Cup Youth Football Tournament

Republic Bank (Gda) Ltd. has once again pledged its commitment towards the development of youth in the area of sports. For the fourteenth year, the bank is sponsoring the highly anticipated Right Start Cup Youth Football Tournament for secondary schools, which is scheduled to open on September 28 at the Kirani James Athletic and Football Stadium at Queen’s Park. During the official launch last week Thursday, the bank reaffirmed its continued support to the competition, with this year’s sponsorship to the tune of $80, 000 along with additional cash prizes. According to Manager of Retail Services – Grenville Cluster Republic … Continue reading

Joslyn Whiteman in the race!!!

Former High Commissioner to London, Joslyn Whiteman has confirmed that he will be a candidate in the upcoming general election for the constituency of St. David. Whiteman issued a public statement Tuesday indicating that he will stand in the election in opposition to the incumbent, Economic Development Minister, Oliver Joseph. The former diplomat had stated weeks ago that the ruling New National Party (NNP) should look for a replacement candidate for Joseph since he (the current Member of Parliament) was not interested in representing the people of the constituency. According to Whiteman, Joseph had told him in a conversation that … Continue reading

$600 doesn’t cut it

A showdown is in the making between the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) and two of the island’s three public sector unions on a one-off payment for civil servants. President of the Public Workers Union (PWU), Rachael Roberts has urged the Mitchell government to come up with something more substantial than the $600.00 one-off payment put on the table for the unions to accept for their members. “This is an election year and workers would take matters into their own hands when the time comes…”, Roberts told reporters at a press conference on Monday. This is a clear warning … Continue reading

Reduce or Multiply: You Decide

By William Joseph The process from nothing to something is one that is Creator-made for human existence. Whether one takes pleasure in doing or having nothing or is indifferent; or drives oneself for more, depends on one’s beliefs and decisions. In all aspects of life whether personal, social, spiritual or political, people are challenged to reduce or to multiply. It’s a choice or judgment thing. To reduce is to be so closed and negative that one virtually takes away from life. To multiply is to be so open and positive that one lives life to the fullest. The Scriptures abound … Continue reading

Plight of Grand Anse Jetty

As the pre-election atmosphere heats up, the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has raised issue with the state of the jetty on the Grand Anse Beach with the 2017 Cruise Ship Season due to start in October. Caretaker for NDC in the St. George South constituency, Ray Roberts has again expressed concerns that the dilapidated jetty, which is used by many tourists can become a safety hazard for users. Speaking to reporters, Roberts who resigned from the Senate as Labour representative a month ago to get involved in frontline politics with Congress, said that the state of the jetty … Continue reading

New Labour Senator outlines TUC legislative agenda

As he graced the Upper House of Parliament for the very first time, the newly installed Labour representative, Senator Andre Lewis laid down his Legislative Agenda before President of the Senate, Chester Humphrey, his former boss at the powerful Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU). Sen. Lewis, the current President of the Grenada Trade Union Council (GTUC) took his place at last Friday’ sitting of Senate at the Grenada Trade Centre at Morne Rouge, St. George’s. The new Senator who replaced ex-General Secretary of the trade union movement, Raymond Roberts, outlined his priorities for the new few months that he … Continue reading