Integrity Commission recruits Trinidadian-born attorney

The Integrity commission has hired a new attorney to head its investigations into alleged financial wrongdoings at the state-owned Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB). An official from the Commission confirmed with THE NEW TODAY last week Friday that Trinidad-born Senior Counsel, Attorney-at-Law Douglas Mendes will replace Eugene Otuonye QC, who has been serving as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Turks and Caicos since January. Otuonye was selected for the high ranking position in his homeland, following an open recruitment process, based on recommendations from an interview panel led by the Chair of that country’s Judicial Service … Continue reading

DPP to continue gun related case against Vincentian

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has said it would not condone an attempt by Attorney-at-Law Arley Gill, to convince the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court to discontinue a gun-related charge brought against Vincentian national, Ricardo Mc fee. Mc Fee, who was on the run for two years was finally caught by law enforcement officers on the sister isle of Carriacou in December. The Vincentian was charged following a daring broad daylight shooting incident in the vicinity of the St. George’s Market Square on Halifax Street back in April 2016, which left one (1) individual nursing a gunshot wound … Continue reading

Communal Cooperative promotes its Residential Mortgage Programme

A special mortgage is now being offered at the Communal Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU) with an interest rate of 4.99%, believed to be the lowest on the island. The Credit Union hosted a Residential Mortgage & Finance Symposium together with Insurance companies, Attorneys-at-Law, Valuator and Real Estate stakeholders at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort in an effort to provide information that will encourage perspective customers to make an informed decision towards purchasing their home. President of the Credit Union, Jusceno Jacob said the symposium was relevant for knowing the current financial landscape and the nature of property and home ownership … Continue reading

Education Minister speaks on Corporal Punishment

The ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will engage the public through a national consultation process on the issue of corporal punishment. This was stated by Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre, while speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing held at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens in St. George’s. The female government minister was responding to a question posed to her on Corporal Punishment as Grenada has signed onto the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which advocates the abolishment of Corporal Punishment from the law books, schools … Continue reading

TRIBUTE to Hon. Mr. Justice Albert Redhead from the Grenada Bar Association and read at the Special Sitting of the Court in Antigua by local attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson

Justice Albert Redhead was proud of his Grenadian roots. For many members of the Grenada Bar, this was their instinctive shared recollection on learning of his passing. His was a story all too familiar to those of his generation. From humble beginnings – in his case starting at Grenville Vale, St. George, Grenada – he was born to parents who recognised the transformative value of a good education as a springboard to personal development. His school journey took him from St. Luke’s Anglican School and later Presentation Brothers College in Grenada, to the loftier academic heights of London School of … Continue reading

Republic Bank supports Carriacou Festival

This year marks the 5th consecutive year that Republic Bank has placed its support behind the staging of the Carriacou Maroon & String Band Festival. With the launch of the festival on March 29th, promotions and planning have now moved into high gear in the lead up to the events carded for April 26-28. The funds from Republic Bank were handed over by Ryan McFarlane of the Carriacou Branch to Maroon Festival chairperson, Thereia Lendore. Commenting on the Bank’s participation, General Manager – Operations, Clifford Bailey noted, “Republic Bank is proud to support this unique and culturally rich festival, which … Continue reading

Oil & Gas, CCJ and MNIB issues

The Grenada Government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has given the Senate some scanty information on the island’s oil and gas development involving the Russian outfit known as Global Petroleum Group (GPG), the state of affairs with the planned Inquiry into alleged wrongdoing at the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) and the cost of the failed referendum to try and make the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) the final appellate court on the island. Minister of Climate Affairs, Senator Simon Stiell provided some answers on GPG and MNIB to outstanding questions presented to the Upper House of … Continue reading

Vincentian gets 2 years in jail for drugs

A Vincentian national who pleaded guilty to drug charges at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday has been ordered to spend the next two (2) years behind bars at the Richmond Hill Prison. The sentence was handed down to Cosmo Francois of Rose Bank, St. Vincent by Magistrate Nevlyn John after he pleaded guilty to charges of Possession and Trafficking in a Controlled Drug. Francois, who retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Jerry Edwin, has been on remand at the prison since his arrest last July in connection with the discovery of 655 pounds of cannabis valued at EC$1.3 million on … Continue reading

Payments in place for athletes at Grenada Invitational

Minister of Youth and Sports, Senator Norland Cox has given assurances that athletes competing at Saturday’s Grenada Invitational Games at the Kirani James Athletic Stadium at Queen’s Park will be paid instantly. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s, Sen. Cox said that monies are already in place for dispensation to the athletes who have been contracted for the stadium meet. In the past year, there were constant reports that several athletes and service providers were not paid by Grenada Invitational and that legal action was being contemplated against the outfit. According to Sen. Cox, measures have now been put in … Continue reading

Roy Cape donates musical instruments

Close to 50 pieces of musical instruments were donated to the Ministry of Culture from the Roy Cape Foundation of Trinidad and Tobago to help young people develop musically. The foundation in named after the ace Trinidadian musician who formed the group to develop music education programmes in high risk communities throughout the twin island republic. Cape decided to extend the initiative to the Spice Isle due to his family background as his mother was a born Grenadian. During an official handing over ceremony held at the Ministerial Complex Conference Room at Tanteen, St. George, Cape said he believes that … Continue reading