Final witnesses to give evidence in Beaton murder PI

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the March 24, 2018 stabbing death of Francis Williams, 61, of Beaton, St. David, is expected to conclude before Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. David’s Magistrate’s Court, today Friday (December 7). Charged with Non-Capital Murder in connection to the death of the senior citizen are Beaton residents Johnny Perryman, 25, and his 37-year-old uncle Davis Gulston, who have retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Anselm Clouden to assist them in the matter. According to Jamaican-born Crown Counsel, Howard Pinnock, who is prosecuting the matter for the State, some 13 witnesses have already given evidence in … Continue reading

Generous donation to GARP

The Grenada Association of Retired Persons (GARP) is the beneficiary of a donation of EC$26, 882, awarded through the Windward Islands Research and Education Foundation (WINDREF) from Chancellor of St. George’s University (SGU), Dr. Charles Modica on behalf of his mother, Marion Modica. The donation was presented at WINDREF’s office at SGU Campus at True Blue, St. George. In accepting the cheque from Chancellor Modica, President of GARP, Carol Vazquez, said the organisation cannot operate without donations and it was “the largest single gift that we have ever received”. “The timing is the best Christmas present and we are so … Continue reading

Glynis Roberts in support of increase in salary for Parliamentarians and Government Ministers

Former Labour Minister under the National Democratic Congress (NDC) government, Glynis Roberts, who openly switched allegiance to the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in March general election has come down on the side of teachers in the current impasse with the administration. The self-styled Independent Senator addressed the issue of the docking of the November salaries of striking teachers on Tuesday during her contribution to the debate in the Upper House on the 2019 budget as presented by Prime Minister Mitchell in his capacity as Finance Minister. Roberts said that it might seem … Continue reading

PSC to handle sexual misconduct complaint against senior police officer

Director of Public Service Commission (DPP), Christopher Nelson has instructed the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to allow the Public Service Commission (PSC) to handle a complaint of sexual misconduct brought against a Superintendent of Police who is currently on administrative leave. DPP Nelson has given the ruling more than a month after the matter was sent to him for direction by the Police High Command following the complaint against the officer who was posted at the Special Services Unit (SSU) at Point Salines. Acting Commissioner of Police, Edvin Martin briefed reporters on the issue at a press conference held … Continue reading

Schools Invited to Visit SAMS

During 2018, St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS) sent out a call to local schools and authorities to let them know that its doors were open, should they wish to arrange a tour of the private medical hospital for their students. This is an offer which SAMS will continue going forward as they spearhead the drive for continuous improvement in both the services they offer and the use of the latest technology available in the medical field. Admin Executive for SAMS, Allyson Amechi, who extended this invitation said that, “during the lead up to the festive season we know that there … Continue reading

Biographical sketch of a rising star

The Nov 6, 2018 CCJ Referendum has come and gone, but the effects of the result of the NO VOTE would be both complex and far reaching, which is beginning to manifest itself in the current industrial unrest between the government and the public workers. In order to obtain the views (thinking) of the youth, the Foundation presented a window of opportunity to the 4th and 5th forms of Secondary Schools and the students of TAMCC in an essay competition titled: “WILL JOINING THE CARIBBEAN APPELLATE COURT OF JUSTICE (CCJ) IN 2018, PROVIDE A TIMELY AND BETTER QUALITY OF LOCAL … Continue reading

REPORT OF SALARIES REVIEW COMMISSION

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell has received the report of the independent Salaries Review Commission. The commission spent the last few months reviewing the salaries of all parliamentarians in Grenada including Ministers of Government, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, President of the Senate and the Leader of the Opposition. Comparisons were also done with other countries in the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). Last Thursday, Chairman of the Salaries Review Commission, Henry Joseph presented the report to Dr. Mitchell who said it will be considered by Cabinet and laid before the House sometime in 2019. In his … Continue reading

Prime Minister talks Oil and Gas

Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell said people should not expect there to be automatic benefits coming out of the oil found and the other potential findings, as it can take years before tangible benefits to the country is realised. Dr. Mitchell was giving an update last week on Grenada’s oil and gas exploration at his residence at Mt. Wheldale, St. George. The Government of Grenada has entered into an agreement with the Russia-based oil and gas exploring company, Global Petroleum Group (GPG) to search for oil and gas in Grenada’s waters and in March the Prime Minister had announced that … Continue reading

Dr. Antoine calls for GoFundMe account to help teachers whose salaries were docked

ST GEORGE’S, GRENADA, ISLAND MEDIA – Economist Dr Patrick Antoine is putting his support behind a GoFundMe drive for teachers in Grenada who had deductions made from their salaries for November. Dr Antoine who was a guest on the popular Thursday evening programme Mek we chat on grenadabroadcast.com, expressed his hurt and disappointment at how the teachers have been treated, and put forward the idea of the GoFundMe account. “If what I hear is true, and let me repeat if what I hear is true, and many of them have lost as much as a thousand dollars or eight hundred … Continue reading

POLICE OFFICER CONVICTED OF RAPE

After serving more than 10 years as a police officer with the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), Police Constable (PC) Anderson Williams is facing dismissal after he was found guilty of Rape last week Thursday by a unanimous verdict handed down at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court. According to the law governing police officers, Police Act Cap 244 Section 38, an officer convicted of a crime is subject to dismissal and forfeits all benefits that were to be derived from the office. When the charge was laid back in 2013, the 32-year-old Beaulieu, St. George resident, was put … Continue reading