Selling of passports back on the priority list

The cash-strapped Keith Mitchell government in St. George’s says it is returning to the sale of passports under a citizenship programme aimed at bolstering the island’s economy. In delivering the Throne speech last week Wednesday to a new sitting of Parliament, the New National Party (NNP) administration announced plans to return to its “Citizenship by Investment Programme” after suspending a similar Economic Citizenship programme before it lost power in 2008. The new programme was one of several outlined by Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean as he delivered the speech to mark the official opening of the First Session of the … Continue reading

The Convent girls in town are victorious

St. Joseph’s Convent, St. George’s (SJC) has captured the SGU Knowledge Bowl championship for the third time in the competition’s 8-year history. The school which won the very first Knowledge Bowl trophy in 2006, was victorious again in 2009 and placed second in 2011. At this year’s final match, the team went head to head with the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) at Charter Hall, St. George’s University on March 23, emerging the victor after three rounds of competition. As champion, SJC took home the coveted Knowledge Bowl Challenge trophy, $15,000 cash prize and individual prizes for each team … Continue reading

Prime Minister and Stakeholders agree to work togethe

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has outlined four areas which he says must be given top priority if the country is to pull itself out of its current economic problems. He identified the areas as the industrial climate, Economic Development, Employment, and targeted intervention to combat the cost of living problems. Dr. Mitchell made the remarks while addressing a panel of Stakeholders as part of an ongoing series of meetings to come up with solutions to help solve the burdening economic and financial problems plaguing Grenada. “I came here with an open mind. I came here putting the past behind … Continue reading

Government moving to quickly deliver chinese houses

Minister of Social Development, Housing and Community Development, Delma Thomas says that her Ministry is moving quickly to deliver the three-hundred and fifty (350) Chinese built houses to the Grenadian public. The houses, which were handed over by the Chinese Government last year to the former National Democratic congress (NDC) Administration, could not be handed out to owners because they were not fitted with electricity and sewage amenities. The Sewage System alone costs EC$ 1million. The Housing Minister says, that they are now seeking to address the issues before delivering the much needed homes, indicating that she has been working … Continue reading

NNP looking for new relationship with the media

The New National Party (NNP) Government says it is committed to integrity in public life as well as maintaining a good relationship with the local media. The six-week old administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell gave a commitment in the 2013 Throne Speech as delivered by Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean that “all members of my Government will declare their assets, liabilities and income”. The previous Mitchell government was dogged with allegations of corruption and gross mismanagement during its earlier 13 year that ended with the July 2008 election victory of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Tillman Thomas. During … Continue reading

New GG in the making

Grenada is likely to see the emergence of a female as its Head of State. An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, there are strong indications that the current holder of the post, Sir Carlyle Glean will soon step down from the post. The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said the matter was discussed during a recent executive meeting of the governing New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Mitchell. The source said Political Leader and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell told the meeting he is currently courting a female who operates a business on the … Continue reading

New Ambassadors to be named

The New National Party Government is preparing to post new ambassadors in New York, Washington, Brussels, Cuba, Venezuela, London and China as the current batch that were previously appointed by the National Democratic Congress Government prepare to vacate their positions. New Foreign Affairs Minister, Nickolas Steele told members of the media at a press conference that the current batch of Diplomats who have been recalled are now wrapping up their tour of duties and are expected to return home between the middle to the end of the month. Steele promised to give the media a definitive statement this week on … Continue reading

Vehicular Smash-up at Hope

A vehicular accident at Hope, St. Andrew’s last Sunday involving two cars and a Quad Bike has left the Biker in a critical condition at the St. George’s General Hospital.   Kev Charles, an employee with the Government of Grenada, found himself entangled between the cars that were allegedly racing on the public road.   All three vehicles had just come from the Drag Race at Pearl’s Airstrip in St. Andrew’s.   THE NEW TODAY Newspaper was reliably informed that the cars actually bumped into Charles’ bike causing him to summersault into the air before he landed on the ground. … Continue reading

DPP Nelson: Police Officers Can Still Be Charged

Systems are being put in place for a Coroner’s Inquest to be held into the circumstances that lead to the death of Grenadian-born Oscar Bartholomew who has become a Canadian Citizen, but Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Christopher Nelson is determined to challenge the decision that paved the way for the inquest. Last week Friday Justice Septimus Rudd who is based in Antigua ruled that the Manslaughter charge that was laid on five Police Officers in connection with Bartholomew’s death be quashed to give way for a Coroner’s Inquest. Justice Rudd’s ruling in effect paved the way for the Police … Continue reading

Local Artistes encouraged to protect their work

Local Licensing Agent of the Eastern Caribbean Collective Organization (ECCO), Linda Straker has accused certain agents of artistes of persuading them against copyrighting their work Straker who was addressing concerns about the Copyright Legislation from members of the media last week Friday said there are companies that are not encouraging artistes to protect their work. She charged that this is done through selfish means as these companies whom she declined to identify know how they can benefit in a selfish manner when the artistes work is not protected. The Licensing Agent claimed that once a number of local businesses hear … Continue reading