Revolutionaries in opportunist clothing!!!

40 years after the birth of the Grenada Revolution, the first armed overthrow of an elected government in the English-speaking Caribbean, the mamagism continues by some of the adherents to leftwing politics. THE NEW TODAY finds it extremely difficult to understand what the so-called revolutionaries who were indoctrinated by Bernard Coard are commemorating this month after actively destroying what they had fought to bring about through the use of arms and ammunition. The decent and patriotic people who have been around in the 1979-83 era have a serious responsibility to educate and protect the new generation of unsuspecting Grenadians who … Continue reading

A proud moment!!!

It was a well deserved and historic victory last Friday night for Mr. Killa in the International Power Soca competition in Trinidad & Tobago. It was a proud moment for all of us in Spice country as this was the very first time that a Grenadian had captured the $one million TT prize in the premier soca competition among the best in the region. Mr. Killa was widely expected to easily run away with the crown but many of us at home were cautiously optimistic out of fear that he could fall victim to a blatant and very vulgar hometown … Continue reading

Maduro crossed the line!!!

The news that a U.S media outfit was detained in Venezuela on Monday during an interview with the country’s President Nicolas Maduro is rather unfortunate. THE NEW TODAY is categorically stating from the onset that Mr. Maduro has crossed the line where democracy is concerned and should be treated as a leader who is lacking in common decency and is prepared to use repressive means against those who hold differing views. Why would you allow someone into your home and then detain him? Doesn’t this remind us of the brutal slaying of the dissident Saudi journalist who entered his country’s … Continue reading

Serious business and not “ole talk”

The month of March is very crucial for the trade union movement in Grenada as two of the most influential public sector unions on the island are due to hold general elections in the coming weeks with the post of President on the line in both instances. These elections are very important in light of the current impasse between the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and three public sector unions and two staff associations on the 25% issue of gratuity and pension payments due to public officers. THE NEW TODAY gets the sense … Continue reading

Public inquiry please!!!

THE NEW TODAY is not surprised at the decision by former Chief Executive Officer of the Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB), Ruel Edwards to approach the high court to get an order to stay the so-called Inquiry being launched by the Integrity Commission into alleged wrongdoing and questionable dealings at the state body during his tenure in office. This newspaper had advocated from day one that the proper legal and correct channel to handle the MNIB issue is the Public Inquiry Act as set out by law. Mr. Edwards’ lawyer, former Attorney-General, Cajeton Hood is quite rightly now asking … Continue reading

45 years later!!!

It’s a mixed bag for Grenada 45 years after becoming the first island in the sub-regional grouping known as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) to break colonial ties with Britain and move towards independence. Our showing has been very dismal in the political arena with Sports being the only bright spot on the landscape and providing the proudest moments for the people of the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. As a people, we can look back with much pride and joy to the exploits of track athlete Kirani James, the first Grenadian to strike gold … Continue reading

Fighting fire with fire!!!

The people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique should fully be aware by now that the impasse between the ruling New National Party (NNP) government and the trade unions and staff associations on the pension and gratuity issue will be a long drawn out affair with either side having a lot to lose. A lot of fuel has now been added to the fire following the recent announcement from the association grouping School Principals that the body took the decision to cancel the 2019 Intercol games due to the ongoing dispute between the two sides. As expected, the government reacted … Continue reading

A dangerous bouncer!!!

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and the ruling New National Party (NNP) government are facing a potential political nightmare from the public sector unions on the contentious issue of pension and gratuity payments. The battle lines are clearly drawn with the main combatants being the Prime Minister himself and his handful of Cabinet of Ministers and workers who come from all strata of the Grenadian society including supporters of the very party in government. As it currently stands the situation has nothing to do with the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and is not driven by a party which … Continue reading

A serious investigation is needed!!

THE NEW TODAY is calling for an independent investigation to be launched into the operations of another state-owned body – the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority (GSWMA). The current rulers are fully aware of a report prepared by CARTAC – an arm of the Washington-based World Bank on all statutory bodies in Grenada with recommendations on which should be sold or kept by government. The ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is yet to dispose itself of any of the state-bodies singled out by CARTAC such as the Marketing & National Import Board (MNIB), … Continue reading

Looming crisis!!!

There is indeed an emerging crisis within the Judiciary in Grenada. And Monday’s protest action by lawyers to express their disgust with the situation is rather very late in coming. The government’s own Legal Department is in serious crisis given the recent exodus of some of the legal people to ply their trade elsewhere. Grenada has been without a Solicitor-General for several weeks since the departure of Attorney-at-law Dwight Horsford to take up a more lucrative contract as Attorney-General of the British dependency of Anguilla. Horsford decided to move on with his career in light of the apparent decision taken … Continue reading