International Soca Monarch competitors to be recognised as Cultural Ambassadors

Official passports are to be handed out to four of the five Soca Artistes who represented Grenada at the International Soca Monarch (ISM) held in Trinidad in March, officially naming them Cultural Ambassadors of Grenada. The artistes – Jevaughn “V’ghn” John, Hector “Mr. Legz” Thomas, Mandella “Mandella Linx” McDonald and Dingaan “Lil Natty” Henry and Nyelon “Thunda” Williams, will join the 2019 International Soca Monarch, Hollice “Mr Killa” Mapp in promoting the country in the Soca business. Minister of Sports and Culture, Senator Norland Cox told THE NEW TODAY newspaper in an interview last Tuesday that the artistes have not … Continue reading

No funds from gov’t for disciplinary tribunal

A lack of funds from the Keith Mitchell-led government is preventing the General Legal Council from meeting to hear a number of complaints brought by the public against lawyers. A source close to the committee told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the body is fully constituted but is not able to meet at this time given the lack of funds from the State. He said that the government has not been able to fulfill its obligation to the body including the establishment of a Secretariat to facilitate hearings. He spoke of the committee already meeting and disposing of over 20 … Continue reading

Buddy Facing 60 Years for Rape

Rape-accused Patrick Buddy of La Taste, St. Patrick, whose bail was rescinded by a sitting Magistrate is seeking to have it renewed at the level of the High Court. Represented by seasoned criminal defense Attorney-at-Law, Anselm Clouden, the rape-accused man, who sported a Rastafarian hairstyle, appeared at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on Monday, where he was arraigned before Guyanese-born judge, Justice Paula Gilford. Buddy pleaded not guilty to two (2) Rape charges, brought against him by the state, on behalf of a 17-year-old girl, following alleged incidents in August 2017. Attorney Clouden indicated to the court his … Continue reading

St. David’s Man Gets 9 Years For Arson

A 38-year-old man from St. David has been ordered to spend the next nine (9) years and nine (9) months of his life incarcerated at the Richmond Hill prison for committing Arson. The sentence was handed down on Clevroy Harry of Syracuse on Monday, by High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street. Harry, who pleaded guilty to setting the home of a St. David’s family on fire in August 2016, was represented by Attorney-at-Law Anselm Clouden. In mitigating his defense, the experienced criminal defense attorney drew the court’s attention … Continue reading

Jason Skeete resigns from steelband

The embattled President of the Grenada Steelband Association, Jason Skeete has resigned from the body. Skeete tendered his letter of resignation Tuesday against the backdrop of moves by government to set up an Interim body to run the affairs of the association pending the holding of elections for a new executive. GSA has been split in recent months with one body involving mainly small bands sticking with the Skeete-led Executive and four of the larger bands making moves to form a breakaway body. Following is the text of Skeete’s resignation as obtained by THE NEW TODAY newspaper: 16th April 2019 … Continue reading

Sponsorship Liason Officer appointed for Spicemas

Marketing Communications Manager of Sunshine Promotions, Akiera Paterson has been appointed by government to act as Sponsorship Liason Officer on a temporary basis with the state-funded Spicemas Corporation (SMC). In making the announcement at the weekly post-Cabinet Press briefing, Minister of Sports and Culture, Senator Norland Cox told reporters that the decision was based on the recommendations of the private sector which want someone to relate with in terms of protecting their sponsorship in the annual festival. According to Sen. Cox, Paterson has been contracted only for the duration of Spicemas which ends in August. “…We have somebody dealing with … Continue reading

THREE ARRESTED IN $25, 000 COCAINE BUST

Two St. George’s men and a resident from St. John were the latest persons to be caught in the police dragnet in the fight against illegal drugs in the country. Law enforcement officers arrested and charged the three (3) men in connection with the discovery of over EC$25, 000.00 worth of cocaine and over EC$5, 000.00 last week Friday in the northern parish of Gouyave, St. John. The suspects – St. George’s residents Kevon Banfield and Kimon Baptiste were apprehended after a search of the vehicle they were traveling in turned up eight (8) ounces of cocaine while the other … Continue reading

CBI expert commends new CIU boss

A Citizenship by Investment Strategist, Johanan Lafeuille-Doughlin has commended the newly installed head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Thomas Anthony, for taking the necessary steps to safeguard the integrity of Grenada’s 6-year-old passporting selling scheme known as Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Lafeuille-Doughlin praised the new CEO for “doing a stellar job implementing the frameworks to ensure the safety and confidence that is needed in the programme for all involved”. Anthony has been engaged in the due diligence field in the CBI from Antigua and is a former Global … Continue reading

Real Value launches “Change for Change”

Real Value IGA Supermarket is taking to heart the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” and Margaret Mead who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. As of Monday, April 15th, Real Value IGA Supermarket will be encouraging customers to ‘make a change, with their change’ by taking the opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar at check-out registers. This will allow customers to donate their change to a pre-selected charity of choice each month. A new charity will be selected … Continue reading

12 months in prison for two young men from Birchgrove

Two young men of Birchgrove, St. Andrew will spend the next 12 months at the Richmond Hill Prison for stealing. The sentence was handed down on 22-year-olds, Rondel Lesey and Hezron Farray by Magistrate Nevlyn John, after they entered guilty pleas before her at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They pleaded guilty to stealing a combined sum of EC$1, 700 from a dwelling house in the Birchgrove community occupied by a Ukrainian clergyman. The two were reportedly employed at a restaurant operated by the Ukrainians when the incidents occurred. Attorney-at-Law Andrew Thomas, who assisted with the matter, pleaded with … Continue reading