Andall denies that Dr. Patrick Antoine is set to become NDC leader

Interim Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Joseph Andall has denied reports on Social Media that economist Dr. Patrick Antoine is set to become the next Political Leader of the party. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday, Andall said that the post which was left vacant following the resignation of former Finance Minister, Nazim Burke in light of the humiliating defeat in the March 13 general election will be open to all persons at the annual convention due early next year. A facebook post on the weekend from a user identified … Continue reading

TRIAL DATE NEAR AT HAND FOR SPANISH SPEAKING MEN ON MURDER CHARGE

The murder case involving Gabriel Pestana of Venezuela, and Cuban Arturo Plutin Rodriquez in connection with the June 2016 death of another Spanish speaking individual, Jinardo Jose Martinez Rojas from Venezuela, will be set for trial in the January 2019 Assizes. This was announced, when the mater came up before Guyanese-born High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford last week Friday, at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street. The suspects were represented by Attorney-at-law, George Prime, who was at the time holding papers for his colleague, Attorney Anselm Clouden. Pestana and Rodriquez are both accused of … Continue reading

Grenada at FINA World Championship in China

Three of Grenada’s top National Swimmers – Delron Felix, Dajenel Williams and Kimberely Ince have left the island to participate in the 14th FINA Worlds Swimming Championship to be held December 11-16 in Hangzhou, China. The swimmers are being accompanied by Coach, Gerson Escobar and GASA’s President Peron Johnson who will also serve as Team Manager. Felix will be competing in the 50 and 100-meter freestyle, Williams in the 50 and 100-meter butterfly, while the youngest and lone female swimmer Kimberly Ince will line up in the 50 and 100-meter backstroke. Grenada is optimistic that the team, which has been … Continue reading

Lydon Lewis defended by Andre Lewis

Faced with a propaganda onslaught by the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, the President of the Grenada Trade Union Council (GTUC), Senator Andre Lewis has been forced to come to the defence of one of his colleagues who is under a barrage of criticisms in the 25% gratuity and pension stand-off with the regime. President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has been under fire from government members and their supporters for the stand taken together with other public sector unions on the negotiating table. Lewis led the GUT into … Continue reading

Police nab wanted Vincentian

Approximately (2) years after a daring daylight shooting incident close to the St. George’s Market Square that left three (3) men nursing gunshot wounds to their bodies, police have finally arrested and laid charges on their man suspect who is a Vincentian national. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the wanted man, 31-year-old Ricardo Mc Fee was captured last week on the sister isle of Carriacou. Information available suggest that law enforcement officers finally caught up with Mc Fee, following his arrest for a drug offence on the sister isle during the last week of November. The Fisherman … Continue reading

Traffic Wardens will also serve as Litter Wardens

Minister in the Ministry of Climate Resilience with responsibility for Disaster Management and Information, Senator Winston Garraway has announced that Traffic wardens who will be on the job very soon will double up to also serve as Litter Wardens as government seeks to address the issue of litter in the country. Addressing a recent sitting of the Upper House of Parliament at the Parliament Building at Mt. Wheldale, St. George’s, Sen. Garraway said that this additional responsibility is being provided for under the Abatement of Litter Amendment Act 2019 which seeks to put in place a cadre of persons who … Continue reading

Sen. DeAllie is not optimistic about year-end payment to BAICO policyholders

Private Sector Representative in the Senate, Christopher De Allie is not confident that payments to some BAICO Policyholders will be made by the end of year as announced by Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell in his 2019 budget presentation. In making his contribution to the 2019 budget debate at a sitting of the Upper House of Parliament at Mt. Wheldale, St. George last week, Sen. DeAllie said that he still remains hopeful that something can be done for the sake of the policyholders but he does not believe that it will happen before the end December. It has been nine … Continue reading

Let’s Not Assist Wrong-doers

One of the characteristics of dictators is that they deliberately hide truth and reason from the masses. Adolf Hitler put it this way; “I use emotion for the many and reserve reason for the few.” Dictators and tyrants do not act alone they need enablers. It is best when those enablers are well respected because dictators need to act outside the law while appearing to be acting lawfully and perfectly justified and reasonable. Considering the oppression our people have endured since our ancestors were forcibly brought here on slave ships, it is now our sacred duty, whenever we see dictatorship … Continue reading

Clear Harbor Cares Hosts Christmas Party for the Grenada School for Special Education

Clear Harbor Cares, a local charitable organization primarily funded by the employees of Clear Harbor and supported by several local businesses, hosted an unforgettable Christmas Party for all the children of the Grenada School for Special Education on November 30th, 2018. The event included carol singing, games, refreshments and a Santa Claus bearing gifts for the children. It was an exciting afternoon that the children thoroughly enjoyed as they sang and played with a team of Clear Harbor management team members. Santa Claus made an appearance and brought gifts for all 75 children that attend the school. The principal of … Continue reading

Chitan still owing over $200,000 in stolen monies

Former Chief Accountant at Columbus Communications, Elvin Chitan, is one of several persons brought before High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford last week Friday, for an update on fines and/or compensation to be paid out as part of sentences handed down on them. The Springs, St. George resident initially pleaded not guilty to one (1) Count of Stealing by Reason of Employment, one (1) Count of Defrauding and One (1) Count of Money Laundering but then changed his plea to guilty in January 2017. Chitan was sentenced at the St. George’s No. 5 High Court by then presiding judge, Justice … Continue reading