David seeks meeting with Tillman Thomas

Expelled Congress member, Peter David has contacted former Prime Minister Tillman Thomas following the defeat of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) at the hands of the New National Party (NNP) in the February 19 general elections. A source close to Congress confirmed to THE NEW TODAY newspaper that an exchange did take place a few days ago between the party leader and David on the initiative of the former government minister. He said that David requested a meeting with Thomas at any time in the near future in their private capacities “to clear up some misconceptions”. He spoke of the … Continue reading

OAS gives the all-clear on Election 2013

In response to an invitation from the government of Grenada to observe the general elections of February 19th, 2013, the Secretary General of the Organisation of American States, Jose Miguel Insulza, appointed Ambassador Joshua Sears, from The Bahamas, to lead a team of 18 International observers from 13 OAS member and observer states. The OAS international observers visited 100% of polling stations in the country’s 15 constituencies. The OAS Electoral Observation Mission (OAS/EOM) congratulates the people of Grenada for their active participation in this election, reflected in a high voter turnout, and the civil and peaceful manner in which this … Continue reading

Newspaper Reporter Attacked

Senior Reporter at the Grenada Informer Newspaper, Johnson Richardson was attacked on Monday by prison inmate Glen Worme. Richardson was at the time on assignment at the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court when the incident occurred. Worme was among a group of four prisoners being escorted to the prisoners’ holding cell at the court when he launched his attack on Richardson. The 20-year old youngster who was handcuffed to another prisoner rushed onto the Journalist, and with the use of his right foot kicked him on the chest. Richardson rocked back a few inches before tumbling over a walkway plunging about … Continue reading

Clarity provided over Police Ballots

Supervisor of Elections, Judy Benoit has sought to justify the need for the distinct mark on police ballots. Benoit told members of the media last week Thursday that the law which took effect in 2008 to allow special polling day for Police Officers, specifically states that the ballot paper should be distinguishable from the others. She said it is the duty of the Parliamentary Elections Office to keep that distinguishable mark as minimal as possible so as to avoid it being identified by the General Public. According to the Supervisor of elections, it is not her business to release the … Continue reading

Clean Sweep for NNP

Keith Claudius Mitchell is back as Prime Minister of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. Born November 12, 1946, Mitchell first served as Prime Minister of Grenada from 1995 to 2008 to become the longest serving Prime Minister ever on the island for just over 13 years. As Political Leader of the New National Party (NNP), Mitchell was relegated to the role of Leader of the Opposition in Parliament in the 2008 general election which the National Democratic Congress (NDC) won 11-4. He first came to national attention in 1972 when he joined the Grenada National Party (NNP) to contest without … Continue reading

Stealing at GCIC

Morne Jaloux resident Jennifer Archibald has been charged by the police for the offense of stealing by reason of employment. Archibald is accused of using money estimated to be close to $10,000.00 belonging to the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC) to obtain credit by false pretense. A well placed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, Archibald who was employed as a Senior Administrative Officer with responsibility of overseeing all financial transactions of the GCIC obtained credit on behalf of the business grouping and converted it to her own use. The source who spoke on condition of not being … Continue reading

Messages of congratulations

Leader of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), Tillman Thomas, has congratulated the Leader of the New National Party (NNP), Dr. Keith Mitchell, on his party’s performance in Tuesday’s general election. “I congratulate you and your party on your success at the general election and wish you well, as you take our country forward,” the NDC leader said Tuesday evening in a telephone conversation with Dr. Mitchell. He noted that the democratic process is alive and well in Grenada. Meanwhile, the Movement of Independent Candidates has sent the following congratulatory message to new Prime Minister Mitchell on his second clean sweep … Continue reading

Teacher accused of sexually assaulting 6-year old

A primary school teacher is facing a charge of indecent assault. The charge was laid by police on Simon Andrew of San Souci, St. George’s last week. An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the 36-year old man is accused of indecently assaulting a six-year old child who was in his care at the time. The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said Andrew who once served as an acolyte at the Roman Catholic Church was out with a group of budding athletes from a primary school at the Tanteen Playing Field when the incident … Continue reading

Roberts congratulates NNP on victory

The Political Leader of National United Front, Mrs. Glynis Roberts has congratulated the New National Party on its election victory. At 8.27 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2013 Mrs. Roberts called the elected representative for St. George South, Mrs. Alexandra Otway-Noel and offered congratulations. At 9.22 p.m. she then called the Political Leader of the New National Party, Dr. Keith Mitchell and also offered congratulations and best wishes. On behalf of the Executive and Members of the National United Front, Mrs Roberts would like to thank all supporters and well-wishers for their effort and contribution to the National United Front … Continue reading

CLEAN SWEEP BY NNP

It was a resounding landslide victory for the Opposition New National Party (NNP) of Dr. Keith Mitchell in Tuesday’s general elections in Grenada. Dr. Mitchell, a former Professor of Mathematics and Statistics at a major university in the United States, led his party back to the seat of government winning all fifteen seats against the incumbent National Democratic Congress (NDC) government. The NNP was able to bag all 15 seats for the second time in Grenada’s political history – the first of its kind in the region. Dr. Mitchell and his NNP swept all 15 seats at the polls in … Continue reading