Another police officer is charged

Law enforcement officers have arrested and charged another of their very own for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving. Police Constable (PC) Joseph Felix, who is attached to the Fire Department at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA), has been arrested and charged for the offence of causing death by dangerous driving in connection to the March 1 death of Joseph La Touche of Williamson Road, St. George’s. The charge stems from a vehicular accident that occurred on January 19, which landed the now deceased in the hospital and becoming paralysed. PC Felix was charged approximately 10 months … Continue reading

That Privy Council Ruling!!!

Monday’s decision by the Privy Council in London to dismiss the appeal by former soldier, Lieutenant-Colonel Ewart Layne to be admitted to practice law in Grenada is a massive defeat for the so-called ultra-leftist forces in the country who are known as Coardites. This name is given to all those Grenada Revolutionaries who were associated with former Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard, the suspected mastermind of the bloody palace coup within the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution in which Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, three Cabinet colleagues and several others were executed at Fort George on October 19, 1983. Layne has been facing … Continue reading

Chinese Embassy donates computers to Telescope

After donating up to 70 computers to schools across the island, the Chinese Embassy has once again showed its generosity by assisting the residents of Telescope in St. Andrew with 10 computers to be used at its Community centre. Parliamentary Representative for the Constituency of St. Andrew South East, Emmalin Pierre accepted the computers on behalf of the community during a recent ceremony at the Chinese Embassy. Presenting the computers on behalf of the embassy was Counsellor Yang Shijun, who was acting as Charge d’ affaires, in the absence of Ambassador Yhao Yongchen. He recalled that on January 14 there … Continue reading

Four Law Lords against and only one for Lieutenant-Colonel Layne

The British-based Privy Council on Monday delivered a 4-1 decision against former Lieutenant-Colonel Ewart “Headache” Layne in his attempt to get admitted to practice law in the local courts. The single judge who ruled in favour of Layne was LORD KERR who did not agree with the reasoning of the other four Law Lords that the trial judge was right in reaching the decision that the ex-soldier should not be admitted as a lawyer solely on the basis of his convictions for mass murders in October 1983. The setback has brought an almost immediate reaction from Layne who signaled his … Continue reading

Six Island Scholars named

The Grenada Government has announced the names of the six persons awarded island scholarships in 2019. The students – Tamara Bubb, Toya Amendi, Syndey Walker, Trevon St. Bernard, Tara Thomas and Jarel Stuart – were awarded the scholarships as a result of their performances at the T.A. Marryshow Community College (TAMCC). According to Minister of Climate Resilience, Senator Simon Stiell, the students were selected by the National Award Selection Committee as top performers at TAMCC in the areas of both Associated Degrees and CAPE qualification. Sen. Stiell told reporters Tuesday at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Ministerial Complex … Continue reading

Blaka Dan Speaks out against SMC

First off, I would like to say that I am not here to disrespect or discredit nobody, I am not here to bring down nobody, I have no agenda of my own (and) this is not any strategy to market nothing (myself/music). This is an experience that needs addressing publicly…I think if I don’t speak I wouldn’t be setting a proper example for those (who are) to come behind me, I wouldn’t be an advocate for other artistes like me striving to be the best to help be one of the pillar stone in bringing Grenada music to the world. … Continue reading

Government announces investigation into failed shrimp farm

Nearly two years after turning the sod for operation of an organic Shrimp Farm in the parish of St. Mark, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is now shouting dissatisfaction as the proprietors of the project are now under investigation. Dr. Mitchell told reporters at last week’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing that “significant” sums of money were collected by the proprietors who operated under the name Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture, but no investment was made. The Prime Minister said that regional and international assistance is being sought to deal with the proprietors, and as a result of their failure to deliver as promised, … Continue reading

Bitter Blow for Ewart Layne

It might just be the end of the road for former revolutionary soldier, Ewart Layne in his attempt to get admitted to practice law in Grenada. The London-based Privy Council delivered an overwhelming decision on Monday to finally put to rest a series of appeals undertaken by Layne to overturn a decision by high court judge, Justice Margaret Price-Findlay to prevent him from getting admitted to the Grenada Bar. Layne is one of 17 persons who was convicted for the October 19, 1983 bloody execution of Prime Minister Maurice Bishop, along with cabinet ministers Unison Whiteman, Jacqueline Creft and Norris … Continue reading

Privy Council dismisses Layne’s appeal

The London-based Privy Council on Monday dismissed the appeal filed by Ex-Lieutenant Colonel and former high command member of the People’s Revolutionary Army (PRA), Ewart Layne, who was seeking admittance to practice law in Grenada as an attorney-at-law. By a split 4-1 decision, the ruling of the Law Lords might have just brought an end to all legal remedies available to Layne to be admitted to the local bar. In the judgement handed down, one of the Law Lord said “the fact that Mr. Layne is now a man of good standing in the community is certainly a necessary requirement … Continue reading

Increased Support for GNOW & International Women’s Day 2019

All across the region eager young women filed into the branches and offices of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean to “fill” a variety of positions for the day on March 8. The “job shadow” was one of the bank’s key activities across its 16-member regional footprint to mark International Women’s Day observed around the world on that date. It saw scores of female students from secondary and tertiary institutions joining meetings with senior managers and executives or going on the frontlines with retail staff as they got a feel for the various roles performed by the bank’s 3000 employees, seventy per … Continue reading