The way forward!!!

Has the National Democratic Congress (NDC) started to do the stock-taking as to why the party lost all 15 seats in the March 13 general election? If the process has started, then who is doing this very important exercise for the party that looked very impressive during the rallies in the lead up to the elections until it was blown away on Election Day by a combination of factors. THE NEW TODAY is suggesting that a 3-member team of competent persons who are not members of Congress should be invited by the party to conduct this most important exercise to … Continue reading

Is Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James a politically inclined person?

THE NEW TODAY is asking the question in light of statements allegedly made by the island’s top cop last week Wednesday at a meeting held between newly re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). It should be recalled that Mr. James was lured out of retirement by Prime Minister Mitchell after the 2013 elections to take charge of the force once again after a perceived problem developed with the then office holder, Willan Thompson. The perception had been around for sometime that Mr. James might have been a supporter of the Mitchell-led … Continue reading

Is Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James a politically inclined person?

THE NEW TODAY is asking the question in light of statements allegedly made by the island’s top cop last week Wednesday at a meeting held between newly re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). It should be recalled that Mr. James was lured out of retirement by Prime Minister Mitchell after the 2013 elections to take charge of the force once again after a perceived problem developed with the then office holder, Willan Thompson. The perception had been around for sometime that Mr. James might have been a supporter of the Mitchell-led … Continue reading

Tuesday draweth nigh!!!

With four days to go, one of the longest campaign periods in Grenada is now winding down with the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) putting the final pieces in place for Tuesday’s national poll. The curtains will come down on Sunday with both parties planning massive motorcades around the island and their traditional final rallies taking place on either side of the country. The so-called Green Machine of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will top off their campaign at the Pearl’s airstrip in the north and Congress at the Morne Rouge playing … Continue reading

“Long Live CARICOM”!!!

Many educated and conscientious Grenadians have come to expect very little from our sitting Prime Minister, Dr. Rt. Hon. Keith Claudius Mitchell, but the broadside, naked attack against WRB Enterprise, the majority shareholders of GRENLEC. Last weekend, at a Political Rally held in Plains, St. Patrick, it was another new low for Grenada as the Prime Minister tore into WRB in a similar manner in which the leftist leaders of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution often attacked the private sector and big business in the country. In his rambling address, Dr. Mitchell told us that he has “a serious problem with … Continue reading

The case of Hermanie Patterson!!!

The circumstances surrounding the death of young Hermanie Patterson will now ensure that Health Care in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique become a major issue in Campaign 2018. The two major contenders – the ruling New National Party (NNP) and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) can be expected to go after each other in the next month on the status of health on the island. Our people must not just sit down and hear the “ole talk” of whether Health Care was better during the 2008-13 period of the Congress government or what is happening before their eyes … Continue reading

Nip it!!!

An incident Tuesday night in the area of Darbeau has sullied the campaign by political parties for the March 13 general election. THE NEW TODAY understands that there was a physical confrontation between an individual from the Green Street area of St. George’s and another person believed to be a supporter of the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The incident happened in the vicinity of what was billed as a Joint Political Meeting between Prime Minister Mitchell and his candidate for the Town of St. George, Peter David who was once associated with the … Continue reading

Frustrating the will of the people!!!

Campaign 2018 is now truly on among the two major contenders for the seat of power in the Botanicals Gardens with the announcement Sunday night by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell that March 13 is the date for the next general election. The announcement set in train a series of activities that can leave many scars on the fairness of the process that is to take place to elect a new government for the people of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has been able to document a number of happenings on Monday, the … Continue reading

Debate needed on National Debt!!!

A lawsuit filed in the local courts last Friday should lead to a healthy debate among the two main political parties on the island – The New National Party (NNP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) – on the precarious state of the nation given the massive national debt. Some persons might choose to slam the lawsuit filed by former President of the Grenada United Labour Party (GULP), Lincoln St. Louis as frivolous and vexatious but the issues raised are relevant to this generation and succeeding ones. THE NEW TODAY is not about to venture into any speculation as to … Continue reading

The Dr. Sandiford scenario!!!

It appears that a new person is acting in the post of Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Finance which is headed by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. There has been no official announcement from government but from all indications Dr. Wayne Sandiford, who landed a US$10, 000.00 a month contract to do the job is no longer sitting in the prized chair in the ministry from the first working day in the new year. THE NEW TODAY notes that when Dr. Sandiford was appointed to the post on contract there was much fanfare as he took leave from St. … Continue reading