MINISTRY OF HEALTH ORDERS CLOSE WATCH ON DENGUE

The Ministry of Health has mandated the Health Promotions Department and Vector Control Officers nationwide to scale up intervention aimed at preventing an upsurge in the spread of dengue fever in Grenada. Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Dr. George Mitchell gave the directive in the wake of an outbreak of dengue fever in the region including Jamaica, where the disease has already claimed lives. Dr. Mitchell told health promotions and vector control managers that given the regional situation and the fact that there is likely to be an increase in the mosquito population around this time of year, the Ministry is … Continue reading

Clear Harbor Announces “Employee of The Year” Award Recipients

On December 8th Clear Harbor hosted their “Employee of the Year” ceremony. Employees were given the opportunity to recommend other employees in different departments for making a significant contribution to the company’s success. The following areas were used to determine the winners of the award: * Great attendance * Exceptional performance * Positive attitude * The ability to be a positive role model * Dependability & Reliability * Assist with enhancing the image of the company* Willingness to assist other employees or with special projects when needed Clear Harbor takes pride in recognizing their employees who contributes positively to the … Continue reading

Government to institute “Park and Shuttle” System

Minister of Transport, Gregory Bowen has announced plans by government to introduce a number of transportation initiatives within the first quarter of 2019 including a park and shuttle system to help ease the flow of traffic into the town of St. George. Minister Bowen told reporters at Tuesday’s post-Cabinet press briefing that government is looking at areas in Tanteen and Queen’s Park, St. George where vehicles can be allowed to park in order to facilitate the system. He said that motorists in some sections of the island will be allowed to park at Queen’s Park and then take a shuttle … Continue reading

“WELCOME TO THE WORLD”

Babies are a special gift at any time, but especially so, when they are born on New Year’s Day. Republic Bank joins in welcoming four (4) new babies born January 01, 2019. Each brings the promise of many happy and wonder-filled moments. As is customary, Republic Bank presented each baby with a basket filled with goodies, valued at $125.00 and a Gift Certificate for a RightStart savings account, valued at $100.00. The RightStart account is designed for persons from birth to 19 years old. This gesture is made to help the parents instill a good savings habit in their child, … Continue reading

Laboratory Procedures

The Management of the Grenada Bureau of Standards (GDBS) through good professional practice is committed to ensuring that the organisation consistently provides quality testing services that meet regulatory requirements and where possible exceed the expectations of our valued customers. We wish to clarify claims made in a report broadcasted by a local news station on January 4, 2019. The Bureau of Standards, as a statutory body, offers testing services to the public at a cost. Once a sample is submitted to the Bureau for testing, the person/organisation submitting the sample is informed that there is a cost attached before the … Continue reading

PM Mitchell defends relationship with China

Grenada says it enjoys a good relationship with China in spite of international concern that Beijing is using its finances in a bid to have a bigger footprint in Latin America and the Caribbean. “I can’t speak to what arrangements that people sign with the Chinese government and the governments in Latin America, but what we know is what we have in Grenada is an arrangement that has worked well for this country with the Chinese government,” Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell said in a wide-ranging television interviewe on Monday night. Several countries, including those in the Caribbean have signed … Continue reading

GUT President accuses government of dishonesty

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) Lydon Lewis has accused the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of engaging in dishonesty in the impasse with public sector employees on the 25% dispute on pension and gratuity payments. The broadside from Lewis came three days before negotiations were expected to resume between public sector unions and government’s Pension Engagement Committee (PEC) on the burning and outstanding pension issue. “I think the government is being very dishonest (and) are not looking for creative ways to ensure that this problem is rectified and are bent … Continue reading

Darshan Ramdhani is new AG

Guyanese-born attorney Darshan Ramdhani is Grenada’s new Attorney General. The long-standing attorney took his oath around 12 noon on Tuesday, during a brief swearing-in ceremony at the Governor General’s residence at Point Salines. Speaking in an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY at his new office at the Ministry of Legal Affairs on H. A. Blaize Street hours after receiving his instruments of appointment, the 54-year-old attorney said, his first order of business will be to meet with his minister to get a clear understanding of matters of policy and an assessment of the resources within the Ministry of Legal … Continue reading

Possible lawsuit against Grenada Invitational Inc. in the making

The Grenada Invitational Inc. could be facing a lawsuit from disgruntled athletes who are seeking payments for their participation in the inaugural Grenada Invitational back in 2017. A letter sent to THE NEW TODAY newspaper via email last week suggested that a number of athletes are at their wits ends in seeking payment from the organisers of the Grenada Invitational. The letter stated, “Dear Mr. Editor, I’m writing you about a complain. I will try to be brief but writing on behalf of a group of athletes who have been trying to get money owed to them for the 2017 … Continue reading

Lawyers protests legal crisis

We are compelled as members of the Bar to demand of the government and all relevant authority that something in the nature of an urgent plan must be constructed and that plan must comprehensively address every aspect of our judicial system which we consider lies in tatters”. Those were the words uttered Monday by President of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA), Lisa Taylor as several gathered in the Car Park of the Supreme Court Registry on Church Street to stage a silent and peaceful protest against the deteriorating state of the legal system. The move comes on the heels of … Continue reading