Private sector bodies paint picture of gloom and doom for 2013

The Grenada Private Sector Organisation (GPSO) says that several businesses on the island could close their doors by this time next year due to the failure of the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) Administration to come to their rescue. Some of the leading private sector organizations in the country, grouped under the GPSO umbrella, called a press conference last week Thursday to paint a picture of doom and gloom for the Grenadian economy in the coming months. The principal figures at the session were President of the Grenada Chamber of Industry and Commerce (GCIC), Aine Brathwaite, President of the … Continue reading

NAWASA to the rescue

It was all smiles as students and teachers of the Sacred Heart Catholic School in Tivoli, St. Andrew received help in creating an environment secure and conducive to learning. The National Water and Sewerage Authority received and responded to a request from the school to support the installation of a fence to secure the front part of the school’s compound. This measure is due to recent occurrence of vandalism on the property which has affected the facility’s “School Feeding Programme” and daily operational supplies. NAWASA’s response was to supply the institution with twelve (12) lengths of ten inch pipes to … Continue reading

Grenada establishes Diplomatic Relations with Kazakhstan

By Michael Bascombe   NEW YORK – Grenada has formally established diplomatic relations with the Republic of Kazakhstan. Permanent Representatives to the United Nations, Ambassadors Dessima Williams and Byrganym Aitimova signed a Joint Communiqué on behalf of the governments of Grenada and the Republic of Kazakhstan respectively. The parties also signed a Memorandum of Understanding to support the city of Astana’s candidacy to hold an International Exposition, known as EXPO 2017. “Ambassador, allow me to thank you for your efforts and to trust that our two countries will continue on a path of increased cooperation and friendship,” said Ambassador Williams. … Continue reading

Ajamu billed for gala event

NEW YORK – Patrons attending the 21st Annual Scholarship Awards and Dinner Dance of the Grenada Boys’ Secondary School (GBSS) Alumni Association of New York have been promised a musical treat from one of Grenada’s most notable musician and entertainer. Edson Mitchell, also known as Ajamu, is a lead vocalist with the Virginia-based Grenadian Band “Passion” which will provide entertainment at the Gala event on December 8 at Antuns in Queens, New York. The occasion will honour fraternity members Kirani James, Kurt Felix and Victor Ashby. Both James (Class of 2009) and Felix (Class of 2005) were outstanding track and … Continue reading

Unsung Hero: The children give me a joy

The efforts of passing on the skills of football to the youngsters of River Road and surrounding area have paid off for former National Footballer, Francis “Muddy Belly” Phillip who was recognized last week Thursday as being the CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank Unsung Hero for 2012. The veteran footballer was rewarded for engaging the children of River Road and Darbeau in the Wembley Football Academy since April 2008. The Unsung Hero told a presentation ceremony at the Grenada National Stadium that when he started the programme it began with five of his nine children. However, today it has grown to … Continue reading

‘Imminent collapse of the hotel sector’

Hotels in Grenada are asking for a reduced price in High Cost of Energy. This is a plea made by President of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA), Ian DaBreo in the wake of the forced closure of some hotels on the island. There are unconfirmed reports that some hotels have to find in excess of EC$100, 000.00 a month to pay GRENLEC in electricity costs. In a press statement issued, Da Breo called for a moratorium on disconnections by utilities (since losing power or water with guests on the property hurts all of Grenada, not just the hotel). … Continue reading

‘Share a Smile this Christmas’

One week after launching its “SMILE” promotion, Digicel Grenada has launched its Christmas promotion known as “Share a Smile this Christmas”. Building on the SMILE top up promotion, the “Share a Smile this Christmas” campaign allows winners to share their winnings with loved ones of their choice. The lucky grand prizewinner will receive $80,000 cash, out of which they will be able to share $40,000 with family and friends. The 2012 Christmas promotion was launched last week Friday evening at the Grenada Trade Centre Annex. Digicel’s Country Manager, Patricia Maher, said the promotion “is another innovative way that Digicel engages … Continue reading

SGU Securities charged with robbery

Two security officers who are employed with the American owned and operated St. George’s University (SGU) have allegedly breached their trust by stealing from students who they were entrusted to protect and serve. The two – Lincoln Briggs of Mont Toute, St. George’s and Andy Wankin of Tempe, St. George’s – appeared before Chief Magistrate Her Honour, Tamara Gill on Monday and were remanded to prisons until November 27. THE NEW TODAY understands that the suspects are among a group of security officers at the university who are currently being investigated for allegedly being involved in robbing students. Briggs and … Continue reading

Mother angry with lack of action

The mother of a 13-year-old student of the Presentation Brothers College (PBC) is furious about the lackadaisical manner in which a violent attack on her son by one of his teachers is being handled. Self-employed Bernadette Billy walked into the office of THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday to express her frustration over the handling of the incident involving her son and a teenaged teacher at the prestigious secondary school. This newspaper was informed that the attack on the student arose from a paper-throwing incident between students and the teacher inside a classroom. THE NEW TODAY understands that the teacher … Continue reading

Keith Mitchell to Appear in New York Court on February 18

A judge in New York has issued an order demanding former Grenada Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell and his wife, Marietta Mitchell to appear before him on February 18, 2013 to answer questions in connection with their failure to pay thousands of dollars to a former employee. The ruling was handed down on Tuesday morning by Judge Larry Martin in a court in Brooklyn, New York, located on the 7th Floor on 360 Adams Street. THE NEW TODAY was able to obtain a copy of the document that was filed by Rodge Jones, a relative of the former Prime Minister … Continue reading