Pure Grenada bans the importation of Styrofoam

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean, is making a major shift to ensure that its natural environment is protected and preserved for future generations. The Government of Grenada is implementing a far-reaching Non-Biodegradable Waste Control Act, which begins with the complete ban on the importation of polystyrene commonly referred to as ‘Styrofoam’ effective September 1, 2018. The importation ban will be followed by sale sanctions on ‘Styrofoam’ effective March 1, 2019 and a complete embargo on its use a month later. The Act will also bars all single use plastics such as shopping bags, cutlery, plates, straws and cups … Continue reading

Bowen: Expect price increase in petroleum products due to closure of T&T’s Petrotrin

Consumers in Grenada and other parts of the English-speaking Caribbean can expect to see an increase in the price of petrol products due to the recent decision of the Trinidad & Tobago government to close the state-owned, Petrotrin. This was announced by Minister of Energy, Gregory Bowen at last Friday’s sitting of Parliament at Mt. Wheldale, St. George after attending a Prime Ministerial Sub-Committee meeting in Barbados on the closure of Petrotrin. Bowen told Parliament that some regional countries have already started a hunt to get an alternative supplier of Petrol as the decision of the Keith Rowley government in … Continue reading

Supt Joseph takes Jerry Seales to Court for $10,000

Retired Magistrate Jerry Seales is being pursued in the local high court for over $10, 000.00 owed to former Superintendent of Police, Anthony Joseph, considered in his days as one of the island’s premier crime fighter as a member of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). THE NEW TODAY has obtained legal papers filed against Seales in the Supreme Court Registry last Friday by Ciboney Chambers on behalf of Joseph. A source at the law firm told this newspaper that a Bailiff has been hired to try and serve the legal papers on Seales on Monday but the former Magistrate … Continue reading

Silver Sands backs down on Propane tanks issue

It’s a victory for the owner and operator of the Kids R Wonderful Daycare and Pre-school, Michelle Gilbert over the developers of the Silver Sands hotel who had controversially installed two (2) large propane tanks near to her boundary line. Gilbert is now breathing a sigh of relief after last Wednesday witnessing the removal of the tanks following the exposure given to the issue by THE NEW TODAY newspaper which called the installation of the tank as a major health risk to the nation’s school children. The tanks were put a mere 9 meters away from the boundary line of … Continue reading

Commissioner Rupert Agostini recluse from MNIB Investigation

Accountant Rupert Agostini, who is on record as the Auditor for the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB) has recused himself from the investigations launched by the Integrity Commission into alleged corruption at the state body. This was confirmed by Chairman of the Integrity Commission, Lady Anande Trotman-Joseph in response to a question posed by THE NEW TODAY during a press conference held Wednesday at the Public Workers Union (PWU) building into alleged corruption at the MNIB. “Commissioner Agostini has recused himself entirely from this particular investigation…he is formally recused of all matters relating to the investigation,” Trotman-Joseph told reporters. … Continue reading

US approve Visa renewal waiver for Grenada

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has welcomed the decision taken by the United States government of President Donald Trump to allow for Grenadians to process their visa renewal procedures at home online without the additional cost of travelling to Barbados. Speaking at a ceremony in St. George’s last week Thursday in which the announcement was made, the Prime Minister said that the decision taken by Washington which became effective on September 10 will go a long way in easing the burden placed on the pockets of applicants. “I know for a fact, there are many of our citizens, historically in … Continue reading

Grenade replaces Patrick Antoine

Economist with the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB), Dr. Kari Grenade has replaced Dr. Patrick Antoine as head of the National Sustainable Development Plan 2030. The group was left without a Head of its Technical Working Group following the decision of Dr. Antoine to resign from all positions held with the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Dr. Grenade, a sister to senior lecturer at the Barbados Campus of the University of the West Indies, Dr. Wendy Grenade, has been on secondment to the Grenada Government from CDB for over a year now. A government … Continue reading

Prime Minister addresses littering at St. George’s Bus Terminus

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has expressed alarm over the “serious littering” taking place at the St. George’s Terminus and called on stakeholders to address the issue as a matter of priority. Speaking on a resolution in Parliament for the Non-Biodegradable Bill last Friday, the Prime Minister mandated stakeholder bodies to implement a plan that will ensure that “persons who break the law of the land will in fact be punished appropriately”. He said that the type of littering taking place at the Bus Terminus is not just about the nation’s health but also about the environment. He lamented the … Continue reading

Physical Planning and Silver Sands agent discuss public concerns

Officials from the Physical Planning Unit (PPU) within the Ministry of Finance met last week with officials from Joyau Des Caraibes Ltd., agent for the Silver Sands hotel to discuss issues surrounding the construction of what appears to be a drain on the Grand Anse Beach as part of the development. Press Secretary Philomena Robinson who confirmed the meeting via a telephone interview with THE NEW TODAY on Monday said that she was not in a position to say on exactly which day the meeting was held. According to Robinson, a second meeting was to be held sometime “this week” … Continue reading

Franklyn gets the nod

SpeedZone Track Club athlete, Jalani Franklyn has been elected to sit as the first athlete representative on the Executive Council of the Grenada Athletic Association (GAA). Franklyn was elected to serve the Board at an Athlete Consultation hosted by GAA on September 8 that attracted a cross section of local athletes. He won the ballot in a closely contested election where he defeated Donisha Brathwaite by one (1) vote. Franklyn actively competes in the 400 meters and 400-meter hurdles events. In speaking after the event, Franklyn indicated that he was not confident of the selection but was looking forward to … Continue reading