Carpenter Arrested for Westerhall Killing

A 62-year-old Carpenter from Westerhall in St. David was on Monday remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison in connection with last week Thursday night’s chopping death of 27-year old Construction Worker, Sheldon Mapson of the same village. The suspect, James Lewis was apprehended by police hours after the incident in which Mapson was chopped to death. Lewis, who is facing a charge of Non-Capital Murder, was taken to the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where he appeared unrepresented, before Magistrate Nevlyn John. The female magistrate read out the charge to him but he was not required to enter a plea … Continue reading

Guardian General supports Police Week 2019

One of the island’s leading insurance company, Guardian General Ins (OECS) Ltd has given EC$5000.00 to the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) as a contribution to the 2019 Police Week celebrations due to be held next month. The cheque was handed over by Managing Director of Guardian General, Ronald Hughes to the Chairman of Police Week committee, Superintendent of Police, Glen Paul and his Deputy, Supt. Dunbar, head of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID). The annual event of Police Week, is to be held June 9-15 under the theme ‘ United We Stand to Fight Against Sexual Abuse and Violent … Continue reading

GTA reports impressive performance in tourism

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has recorded positive growth during the first quarter of 2019 in all categories of visitors – cruise passengers, stay-over visitors and those on yachts when compared with the same period in 2018. According to Chief Executive Officer of GTA, Patricia Maher, the numbers continue to grow in all categories of visitor arrivals with 58,158 visitors staying at hotels in the quarter under review. Speaking to reporters at a press conference held at the Public Workers Union (PWU) Building last Thursday, Maher said that there was positive growth of 1.65% in the cruise passenger business with … Continue reading

No Child Left Behind

Sandals Foundation Provides Resources to School for the Deaf to Enhance Assessment Programme The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts, has come on board to provide the Ministry of Education in Grenada with resources needed to continue the assessment and intervention programme of the School for the Deaf. The donation, valued at just over US$11,000/EC$28,000 continues the Foundation’s commitment to supporting educational advancement across the Caribbean. The donation includes a portable audiometer, literature and language resources, internationally standardised assessment tests, Amazons Fire tablets and a LCD Projector. Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clarke, said it is … Continue reading

New Judge commits to working with Grenada Bar

High Court Judge, Justice Godfrey Smith, SC, who is currently on a 1-month stint in Grenada, has expressed a willingness to “work with the Grenada Bar to make the best” of the time that he has on island, despite the many challenges currently being faced by the judiciary. The Belizean-born judge gave his commitment at a recent special sitting of the court, held at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street to welcome him to the island. His comment followed remarks made by President of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA), Attorney-at-Law Lisa Taylor, who reiterated her … Continue reading

Masked Man strikes in St. David

Police have not made any major breakthrough in Monday night’s incident in which a masked man attempted to enter into an apartment of a female US Peace Corp worker in the Bailes Bacolet/Corinth area of St. David. THE NEW TODAY understands that the masked man pretended that he was a policeman when he knocked on the door of the female volunteer worker and demanded that she opened it. A well-placed source said that the man shouted out “police” to the occupant and asked the occupant to open the door, failing which he would break it down. “The woman pulled the … Continue reading

SDCSS principal dismisses rumours of falling debris

The Principal of the St. David’s Catholic Secondary School (SDCSS), Gary Jones has questioned the motive of an individual who reposted images of students sitting on school chairs by the roadside, due to structural issues including falling debris at the institution. Speaking with THE NEW TODAY at the school on Monday, Jones, who took up duties as head teacher following the passing of former school Principal, Miriam Calliste in December 2017, said he was taken aback when the images resurfaced last week on the Social Media network. He told this newspaper that he has “not observed anything like that” since … Continue reading

Night Prowler terrorises Mt. Gay Housing Scheme

A prowler has been terrorising the Mt Gay Housing Development. The person, believed to be male, has been lurking in bushes and empty drains in the neighbourhood and has been spotted between 11.00 p.m. and 1.00 a.m. As a result, some members of the community are now on high alert and in fear over their safety. Three women have reported being chased by the prowler and in one instance someone tried to push their way into one of the homes and had to be fought off earlier this year. The situation began occurring earlier this year and at the time … Continue reading

High Court dismisses Mc Queen’s application to change guilty plea

Female high court judge, Justice Paula Gilford has dismissed a defense application to allow for 20-year old Hakim Mc Queen of Beausejour, St. George, to change his earlier guilty plea on four (4) gun-related charges and instead take his chances in a jury trial. The request was made to the Guyana-born judge last week Friday at a sitting of the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street. Mc Queen, who is just shy of 21 years, is currently being represented by Attorney-at-Law, Arley Gill, who has replaced Attorney-at-Law, Jerry Edwin in the matter. THE NEW TODAY understands … Continue reading

Grenada gov’t commits to improvements in the legal system

The Government of Grenada has committed to ensuring that much-needed improvements are made to enable greater efficiency in the functioning of the legal system. Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell made the comments while addressing staff at the Ministry of Legal affairs last week Wednesday. He noted that the period of structural adjustment necessitated a number of tough decisions as it relates to recruitment of staff and level of emolument. “I recognise that over the years we have lost staff but I have now given clear instructions for upgrading this ministry, ensuring that we invest appropriately in the right staff complement. … Continue reading