LIME Customers can win tickets for Concert in Prague

LIME has launched the new BlackBerry(r) Z10 smartphone powered by BlackBerry(r) 10. The company also announced that three lucky customers from across the region will be jetting off to see Alicia Keys “SET THE WORLD ON FIRE” concert in Prague, Czech Republic. LIME debuted the BlackBerry Z10 at a launch event hosted last week Monday at the Rex Grenadian Resort, attended by corporate customers and celebrity guests and announced that the new smartphone would be available from LIME across the region. At the event, Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was presented with the first Blackberry Z10 device in Grenada. LIME’s … Continue reading

TUC speaks on casino gambling and passport selling

The Grenada Trade Union Council would support the holding of a referendum among the people to decide on Casino gambling in the country but warns the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government to stay away from selling of passports to earn revenue for the cash-strapped island. Trade Union Representative in the Senate, Raymond Roberts outlined the TUC’s position on the two controversial issues in making his maiden speech in the Upper House as he contributed to the 2013 Budget of Revenue and Expenditure, which wrapped up last week at the Grenada Trade Centre. Sen. Roberts told colleague Senators that … Continue reading

TUC not in favour of “Ram” Folkes

The Grenada Trades Union Council (TUC) has expressed its reservation over the appointment of former Lieutenant in the defunct People’s Revolutionary Army (PRA), Ashley “Ram” Folkes as the Commissioner of Prisons. Last week during a post-Cabinet press briefing, Minister of Legal Affairs, Elvin Nimrod confirmed that Folkes has been appointed in an acting capacity as the Prisons Commissioner, replacing Don McKenzie who was on secondment from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). According to Nimrod, Folkes’ appointment, which is temporary, is to seek to bring law and order to the lone correctional facility on the island. He spoke of the … Continue reading

New diplomats appointed

A former Foreign Affairs Minister under the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Government, Karl Hood, is Grenada’s new Ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. Hood served as Minister of Foreign Affairs until his resignation in May 2012 from the Cabinet of ex-Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. The controversial Hood had refused to vote on a motion of no-confidence tabled by the then Opposition New National Party (NNP) against Thomas and his Congress administration in Mid-2012 days after his resignation from the Cabinet. Four months later, Hood filed a motion of no-confidence in the leadership of his own party and government but … Continue reading

Teachers reject NNP Manifesto

The teaching fraternity has strongly rejected an attempt made by the two-month old government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell to introduce the New National Party (NNP) Manifesto for study in the school system. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that a letter addressed to school principals, dated April 12 and signed by Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Eunice Sandy-David who is also a close relative of Dr. Mitchell advised teachers to familiarise themselves with the manifesto generally and in particular the sections that deal with Education and ICT. A copy of the letter shown to … Continue reading

Burke: Mitchell is an excellent “masquerader”

Former Finance Minister Nazim Burke has described Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell as nothing more than a “good masquerader” in presenting a “basket” to the Grenadian people to get re-elected into office in the February 19 general elections. In making his contribution to the 2013 Budget of Revenue and Expenditure in the Upper House last week, the former senior government minister who is now serving in the Senate said that the $1,102,243,994.00 Budget presented by Dr. Mitchell in his capacity as Finance Minister was not a budget but a basket to hold water. “The basket is … Continue reading

“Ram” Folkes takes charge at prison

He was once held captive as an inmate at the state-run prison facility but Ashley “Ram” Folkes is now the man in charge of the Richmond Hill prison as its Commissioner. His surprise appointment came as the New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell swept away its opponents to win the February 19 elections 15-0. Folkes was held captive by U.S and Caribbean military forces following the intervention that followed in the aftermath of the October 19, 1983 execution of Marxist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop in a bloody infighting with rivals for control of the New Jewel … Continue reading

Young entrepreneur earns top award in Barbados

A business which makes waste into wearable fashion accessories, paid off big for Tamara Prosper of Grenada. Tambran by Tamara, an eco-friendly business which transforms waste materials into trendy adornments, earned the young entrepreneur the top spot in the environmental category of the inaugural Caribbean Innovation Challenge (CIC) finals held last week in Barbados. “I am very proud and happy. Ecstatic!,” Prosper said moments after she was announced a winner. “I am looking forward to going to Guatemala. I will call my mother and tell her now she will be so happy,” the excited young business woman said. In addition, … Continue reading

Vincentians CAUGHT IN Grenada drug smuggling

The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) continues to make life difficult for drug dealers and traffickers. In two separate drug busts over a one-week period, close to 600 pounds of marijuana with a total street value of $730,000.00 have been seized by law enforcement officials. In the process, eight persons were arrested and two speedboats were also seized by the lawmen. Although being satisfied with the continued success of the men under his command, Head of the Drug Squad, Superintendent Rodriques James shared some concern over the frequency in which attempts are being made by Vincentian … Continue reading

Desmond Fletcher on Murder Charge

26 years old Desmond Fletcher, of St. Mark has been charged in connection with the murder two weeks ago of his alleged female companion Alison Edwards. Fletcher made his first appearance at the Victoria Magistrate Court last week Thursday and was remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill prison. Sitting Magistrate Jerry Seales set May 16 as the date for the start of preliminary inquiry into the charge against the accused who appeared in court without legal representation. However, the charge against Fletcher is due for mention on May 14 at the Gouyave Magistrate Court of Seales, two days … Continue reading