“Keeping it real – Cancer affecting men”

Testicles (commonly referred to as “balls”) are the part of the male reproductive system that is responsible for the production of sperm. Men worldwide really cherish their testicles as to most of them it defines what it is to be a man. But do men really know how to take good care of their testicles? Or do men know what diseases directly affect testicles? Possible answers you may be thinking of for taking good care would include bathing regularly, shaving pubic hair and avoiding contact with excessive force in the groin area, while for illnesses, “Macoucou” (Hernia) and some sexually … Continue reading

New Wing at Father Maligan Home for Boys

The Father Maligan Home for Boys at Richmond Hill in St. George’s has received a facelift and an additional wing to provide greater comfort to the underprivileged and vulnerable boys living there. Approximately $1 million worth of assistance was provided to the home by the Maria Holder Memorial Trust. The new wing, named Brewder House comes with being an additional 20 beds and a refurbished basketball court to provide recreation for the boys. The official ribbon cutting ceremony was held at home in the presence of Governor General Dame Cecil La Grenade, and Minister of Social Development and Housing, Delma … Continue reading

Call for legislation to protect media workers

The Grenada Human Rights Organisation (GHRO) is appealing to all arms of the state to recognise the rights and role of the media, by facilitating laws that would allow for the smooth flow of information. This call follows an article published in the March 30 edition of THE NEW TODAY newspaper, headlined ‘”Media Workers Harassed by Court Officer,” which highlights an incident where the reporters were told by a Court Clerk to “lower their cameras,” while they were outside the courtroom attempting to capture the picture of a man, who is facing charges of assault and threatening language, after physically … Continue reading

Thirty nine years of diplomatic relations

On April 14th, the Grenada Embassy in Havana celebrated 39 years of the establishment of diplomatic relations with Cuba. Those present at the planned event included Students, Cubans of Grenadian descent, representatives from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, former Ambassador to Grenada, other dignitaries and friends of Grenada. It was an evening of reflection with those present outlining the contributions of Cuba to Grenada and the friendship and solidarity between the two countries throughout the thirty nine years. Plaques of appreciation were handed out by Grenada’s Ambassador to Cuba, Claris Charles to Maria Caridad Bulaguer Labrada, former Cuban Ambassador to … Continue reading

POLICEMAN UNDER INVESTIGATION FOR SEXUAL ACT ON SCHOOLGIRL

A Sergeant of Police is under investigation in Grenada for allegedly sexually assaulting a schoolgirl believed to be around the age of fifteen. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY that the officer who is often seen on duty in the city has already been interviewed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) on the allegation. He said that the case file has been sent to Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson for direction on whether a criminal charge should be filed against the police officer. When contacted Wednesday, DPP Nelson said he … Continue reading

Increased economic activity expected at MBIA

Grenada has signed a new Open Skies Air Transport agreement, which is expected to bring increased economic activity to the island via the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA). The agreement, signed last week between Tourism and Civil Aviation Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen and the Principal Officer at the United States Embassy in Grenada, Stephen Frahm, is expected to further strengthen the civil aviation partnership, and deepen commercial and economic ties between the two countries. According to Frahm, the new open skies air transport agreement replaces with immediate effect, an older, more restrictive air transport agreement, permitting greater opportunities for airlines, … Continue reading

Burke should resign as NDC Political Leader

The most outspoken Attorney-at-Law in Grenada, Anselm Clouden has called on his colleague Nazim Burke to step down as Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), if the party is to survive, following its back to back defeat in the February 19, 2013 and March 13, 2018, elections. The attorney, who is a former NDC political affiliate, issued the call during an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY on Wednesday, expressing the view that Burke along with the team that has been at the helm of Congress in recent years should step aside if the party is … Continue reading

Two Fatal Accidents In 24 Hours

Grenada recorded two (2) road fatalities last week Thursday and Friday including the death of well-known businessman, Trevor Renwick of Massy United Insurance and popular street girl, Betty-Ann “String Beans” Lambert. The most gruesome was 37-year-old Lambert who was reportedly rolled over by a green passenger mini bus, registered number, HX735, plying the Boca/St. George route, and dragged to death for about 1000 meters just past the Deco Service Station in Tempe. She was reportedly sitting alongside the River Road main road, just outside the L.A. Purcell Lumber Yard, when she was picked up by the mini bus, which was … Continue reading

2nd Grenada Invitational is this Saturday

Chairman of the Local Organising Committee (LOC) of the Grenada Invitational, Dexter Mitchell, has promised a higher level of competitiveness among athletes participating in the second edition of the premiere track meet tomorrow (Saturday) at the national stadium at Queen’s Park. “I can promise from where I sit, that the Grenada Invitational, in terms of events, will be much more competitive than last year,” Mitchell said last week Friday at a ceremony held at the George F. Huggins & Co. Ltd., office at the GCNA Complex, Kirani James Boulevard. The track meet organiser symbolically accepted a combined contribution of $20, … Continue reading

Keith Clouden bows out

Former Agricultural and Fisheries Senator in the Upper House of Parliament, Keith Clouden has decided not to seek re-election to the Senate after having served three (3) consecutive terms between 2003-18, a total of fifteen (15) years. The veteran farmer, in preparing for his departure from the Senate, as early as December, 2017 wrote to the Clerk of Parliament advising him of his intention not to contest the position to represent the farmers at this level following the dissolution of Parliament. He actually started to reconsider the position as a result of tremendous demands from the farming and fishing communities. … Continue reading