Dismantling the MNIB Cover-up!!!

THE NEW TODAY is calling on Mr. Robert Robinson to distance himself from the so-called decision taken by the politically-exposed Integrity Commission, headed by attorney-at-law, Anande Trotman-Joseph to mount a private investigation into alleged corruption and wrong-doing at the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB). This newspaper is convinced that the powers-that-be are trying to use the good name of Mr. Robinson to “sugar coat” the kind of investigation that they intend to undertake into the affairs of the MNIB during the tenure of its Chief Executive Officer, Ruel Edwards and the Board of Directors under the Chairmanship of … Continue reading

MASSIVE OPERATION CALLED MNIB COVER-UP!!!

A vulgar attempt is being made to interfere in the free, open, transparent and public investigation that was promised about allegations of massive wrong doing and financial irregularities in the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB). THE NEW TODAY newspaper had picked up reliable information over the last weekend that the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was planning to set the stage for a grand cover-up of the alleged corrupt acts and practices that took place at Marketing Board (MNIB) under then Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Ruel Edwards. The information that … Continue reading

Two earthquakes in a week!!!

Grenada was rocked in the past ten days by two different types of earthquake – one natural and the other man-made. There was a 7.3 magnitude hurricane that was felt from Venezuela on the South American mainland to Trinidad, Grenada and some of the other islands in the Eastern Caribbean. The other earthquake was of a different magnitude since it was felt only in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. THE NEW TODAY is referring specifically to the arrest and jail sentence in the United States of one of the local high-profile investors of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government … Continue reading

Congrats Dwight!!!

THE NEW TODAY is forced to adopt as its own three powerful words used by a former Executive member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) to describe the imminent departure of Attorney-at-law, Dwight Horsford from our shores to become the Attorney-General of Anguilla. The words used were “Great” and “Our loss”. It is “great” in the sense that another island has jumped to take in legal quality that Grenada is dilly-dallying with and “our loss” in the sense that a fellow Caribbean island will benefit from Mr. Horsford’s legal acumen and not the people of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite … Continue reading

Inquiry or sham?

The nation should follow closely the unfolding events surrounding the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) and the apparent misuse and abuse of its funds and resources within the past five years under the current New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The situation is even more alarming given the admittance to this newspaper by the controversial former Chief Executive Officer of MNIB, Ruel Edwards that he actually purchased one of the vehicles owned by the state body while serving as its boss. Isn’t this clear evidence of open and vulgar insider trading that should … Continue reading

The MNIB saga!!!

It’s now official – government has decided to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to look into the bankrupt state of affairs of the Marketing & National Importing Board. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s press briefing by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The decision came against the backdrop of a report carried in last week’s edition of THE NEW TODAY newspaper in which the outgoing Chairman of MNIB, Simon Andrew literally threw the former Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned body, Ruel Edwards under the bus for the “the parlous state of finances at the MNIB” The blazing attack on … Continue reading

The gas pipeline!!!

There is an air of quiet by the authorities in Grenada on another controversy involving the so-called prized project of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government – the multi-million-dollar Silver Sands resort of Egyptian business magnate, Naguib Sawiris. A serious complaint has been made against the resort by the owner and operator of a private school in the area over the construction of a gas pipeline within touching distance of her property. As far as THE NEW TODAY is concerned this is cause for major concern and the relevant departments of government should be giving top priority to this … Continue reading

The Haitian syndrome!!!

Is Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell turning Grenada into a new Haiti like what existed in the Duvalier era in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation? The throne was passed from Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier who ruled from 1957 to 1971 when he died to his son Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier until he was overthrown in a popular uprising in 1986. THE NEW TODAY is forced to ask the question above in light of Dr. Mitchell’s appointment of his own son, Olinga Mitchell, a U.S-trained attorney-at-law with no experience in governmental affairs to the post of Legal Advisor in the Ministry … Continue reading

The way forward!!!

News have been filtering through that the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will soon be holding its first significant party meeting since its humiliating defeat in the March 13 general elections. There is talk of a General Council session which is the second highest organ of Congress after the Convention in which the delegates can make far-reaching decisions to affect the future course of the party. The meeting is coming less than four months after the Nazim Burke-led group suffered the second straight 15-0 defeat at the polls at the hands of the so-called Green Machinery of the New … Continue reading

No high court sitting!!!

THE NEW TODAY is calling on the people of Grenada to take careful note of what is happening in the local courts amidst a push by the government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to facilitate a second referendum on the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Our high courts have been closed for the past three to four weeks due to health concerns with the LIME building on the Carenage. The only high court that has been sitting is the No.3 at the Mediation Centre on Scott Street. However, this court is only dealing with Chamber matters while the vast … Continue reading