The passing of Sir Paul

Grenada mourns the death of its longest serving Governor General, Sir Paul Scoon who passed away on Monday at his home in a place called Africa in St Paul’s, St George’s. Sir Paul’s health has been failing for sometime and his death was not unexpected. He became the island’s second Governor General on October 4, 1978 under the then labour party government of former Prime Minister Sir Eric Matthew Gairy and served until 1992 when he made way for Sir Reginald Palmer. Sir Paul led the country through its most tumultuous times, and will be most remembered for his leadership … Continue reading

Ganja Murder At La Poterie

A heated argument at La Poterie, St. Andrew’s over a pound of marijuana with a street value of $2,268.00 has left one man dead while another is on remand at the Richmond Hill Prisons awaiting trial for non-capital murder. Dead is Lindon Charles, a 35-year old bus conductor of La Poterie. Charles succumbed to injuries that were inflicted on him, allegedly at the hands of 22-year old Don Bartholomew last week Thursday. 22 year old Don Bartholomew, identified as a farmer of Tivoli, St. Andrew was arrested and formally charged on Saturday by officers attached to the Criminal Investigation Department, … Continue reading

Uncertainty for classes at Mac Donald’s College

There is a strong likelihood that classes for Form 2 students of Mac Donald’s College at Marli, St. Patrick’s could be disrupted at the start of the new school year on Monday, September 2. A high level official of the school informed THE NEW TODAY Newspaper earlier this week that the entire faculty of the school are fed up with the current state of the buildings that are used to house the students. The plywood buildings that were erected as a temporary replacement following the passage of Hurricane Ivan almost nine years ago are described as being in a deplorable … Continue reading

Alimenta to be laid to rest Friday

The mother of former Grenada leftist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop would be laid to rest Friday after a church ceremony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. George’s. A family member told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Nadia Bishop, a granddaughter of Alimenta Bishop is the one who has been given the responsibility to deliver the Eulogy at the church service. Nadia who is based in the United States is the daughter of the late Prime Minister who created history when he led his New Jewel Movement (NJM) in the first change of government in the English-speaking Caribbean … Continue reading

73-year old Granny Arrested for Drugs

Police have nabbed a number of persons in the south of the island in recent days for their involvement in the illegal drug trade. In a sting of operations that commenced two weeks ago, six people including a 73-year old woman of Woodlands, St. George’s have been charged with possession and trafficking in illegal drugs. The 73-year old, Daphnie Griffith, along with Adrian Coutain 24, and Tillon Coutain who is 19 years old were the first set of people to be arrested and charged by Police Officers of South St. George, and the Drug Squad for illegal possession and trafficking … Continue reading

CID Vehicle Damaged

Three months after being sentenced for manslaughter, Grand Mal resident Kenny Regis has found himself entangled with the law. Regis, a fisherman of Grand Mal, St. George’s, is accused of breaking the rear windscreen of Nissan van registration number T7519 that is used by the main office of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in St. George’s. A release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force said the vehicle was parked outside CID building on Hillsborough Street last Friday night when the incident took place. The 26-year old Regis is accused of throwing a bottle at … Continue reading

A Grenadian Doctor in New York

Earlier this month a Grenadian finally realised her dream, when she graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with her Doctorate in Pharmacy. From her childhood, Esther Leah Strachan nee Joseph, who now resides in New York, was fascinated with the medicines and how they were able to “find the exact part of the body that was sick and bring relief.” “As a child it was mind boggling how a medication for example ‘phensic’ knew where the pain was in my body, go there and relieve me,” she said many years later, acknowledging the contribution of the Canada … Continue reading

Regional governments urged to become LIAT shareholders

By Ken Richards   BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Trade unionist Chester Humphrey says it is unfortunate that the majority of Caribbean governments continue to ignore LIAT by refusing to give the regional airline much-needed financial support. Humphrey, whose Grenada-based trade union TAWU (Technical and Allied Workers Union) represents some LIAT workers, said St Kitts and others need to reverse that hands-off attitude and ensure that they become shareholders in what for the region is a vital transportation link. The leading trade unionist reiterated that it is unfair for three treasuries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St Vincent and the … Continue reading

Privilege before principle

Excerpts from the presentation made by Trade Union representative in the Senate, Ray Roberts to the Debate on the controversial Citizenship by Investment bill that took place in Parliament on August 21, 2013   This is the day the Lord has made and we all rejoice in it – but in front of me is the CBI Bill designed by the Government without the wisdom of its own history a decade ago. Mr. President – I appreciate the enormous challenge the Government faces to raise money to satisfy the daily needs of our people – and in particular their social … Continue reading

NIS admits another seven to its scholarship programme

The state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS) continues to invest in the education of the Nation’s children. The financial institution, last Saturday marked 18 years since it began providing support to one child from each of the Parishes including Carriacou and Petite Martinique who are entering secondary school for the first time. The annual scholarship programme which takes the form of a retreat for the children who get the opportunity to be exposed to three Guidance Counselors brought together the new awardees of the programme along with the existing group. NIS Director, Alfred Logie reminded the recipients of NIS funding that … Continue reading