The fate of Karl Hood

Female high court judge, Justice Margaret Mohammed was expected yesterday (Thursday) to deliver a judgment on an application made by embattled Member of Parliament for the St. George South-east constituency, Karl Hood to be given the nod to represent the party in the upcoming general elections. Hood has filed a motion seeking to prevent the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) from overlooking him as a possible candidate for the seat that he won in the 2008 general elections. Congress has earmarked small businessman, Randall Robinson to be its candidate at the polls which political pundits predict will take place within … Continue reading

Cabinet in session

Arising out of previous week’s meeting, updates were provided to Cabinet on the following:   – The status of the Investment Agreement to be signed between Sandals Resorts International and the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). Cabinet met with representatives of Sandals Resorts International on Wednesday 12th December to receive an update on the progress of the project.   – Discussions pertaining to the sale by Grenada Private Power of its shares in GRENLEC continue.   – Amendments to be made to a Memorandum of Understanding signed with China Harbour Engineering Company Limited.   Ministry of Works, Physical Development and … Continue reading

Christmas Message from the Opposition Leader & Political Leader of the New National Party (NNP) Dr. Keith Mitchell

Peace on earth and goodwill to all mankind. Ladies and gentlemen, fellow Grenadians; with that greeting, I bring you best wishes for this Holy Season of Christmas. Grenadians are this year observing the Holiday Season against the backdrop of yet another difficult economic year, where they have seen their earning power further eroded in the face of continuing decline in the economy. The year 2012 will go down as one of the most difficult ones in our modern history. Given that reality, we appreciate that the observations of this year’s Christmas may be more muted than usual. Obviously there will … Continue reading

Police Yuletide Operation yields early success

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has already begun to reap success in its yuletide operation that commenced November 26. Officer in charge of crime prevention, Superintendent Edvin Martin reported that two weeks into the operation the police have already seized in excess of 140 pounds of compressed marijuana along with an unspecified quantity of marijuana cigarettes and wrapped portions. Nineteen persons have been arrested for offenses ranging from possession of illegal drugs and offensive weapons, to traffic-related offenses. Just a little over 630 traffic tickets have been issued, while four vehicles have been impounded for failing to have the … Continue reading

Republic donates $30,500 to charitable organisations

The true spirit of seasonal giving was once again demonstrated by Republic Bank, when various charitable organisations were presented with annual contributions at a ceremony held at Republic House on December 14. As part of its community outreach initiative, the Bank donated a total of $30,500.00 to eleven (11) charitable organisations throughout the island. Among the recipients were the Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled, the Grenada Foundation for Needy Students, Cadrona Home for the Aged, Rotary Club Grenada East Vosh Eye Care Programme, the GRENCODA Books & Uniform Programme, and the Grenada National Council for the Disabled. Chronic diseases … Continue reading

Request for speedy trial turned down

The cry of a well-known convict to have an immediate trial on charges of robbery with violence, and causing dangerous harm that have been laid on him has been turned down by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill. Lindon Decoteau of Telescope, St. Andrew’s who is jointly charged with Andy Patterson of Belmont, St. George’s are accused of violently robbing Franklyn Phillip of cash amounting to $69.37 on November 29 at Belmont. Both men allegedly stole from Phillip, a 44-year old bartender some EC$40.00 and US $11.00, and while committing the act, caused dangerous harm to Phillip. Patterson who has … Continue reading

Jewelry trade to be monitored

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is in the process of putting in place a protocol to govern the selling and purchasing of jewelry. In recent times a number of people have reported to the police that they have been robbed of their jewelry, and concerns have been raised by the general public of “gold buyers” who are frequenting the country on a monthly basis to purchase “unwanted jewelry.” Supt. Edvin Martin – invest in your personal safety The issue was raised on Tuesday by Editor of THE NEW TODAY Newspaper, Wayne Modeste to Superintendent of Police, Edvin Martin during … Continue reading

Christmasmessage of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas

Fellow Grenadians, visitors, friends. I bring you greetings on behalf of my Cabinet, my family and on my own behalf for a wonderful and festive season. Once again, it is the time of year that as a people we acknowledge and celebrate the birth of the Christ child, his life and legacy. This is also a unique time of year for Grenada, our region and for the rest of the world as we are all still deeply affected by the lingering difficult economic conditions. It is however, the season of hope, peace and goodwill to all men, and in Grenada … Continue reading

Policeman accused of wife beating

A domestic dispute between a Police Officer and his former wife has lead to charges being laid against the couple. The Policeman, Alva Roberts who is originally from Birchgrove, St. Andrew’s and now resides at D’Arbeau, St. George’s has to answer a charge of causing harm to Brenda Roberts with whom he shared a dwelling house. A well-place source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that the couple was having domestic problems for a long period of time. The source who spoke on condition of not being identified said as a result of the continued conflict between the two, the wife … Continue reading

The Garden Group fiasco

The controversial Garden Group Hotels project, involving the operators of five small hotels in the south of the island was one of the lost-making ventures undertaken by the former Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) that governed the island from June 1995 to July 2008. A report put together by a group of financial experts concluded that the national debt of Grenada grew by a staggering EC$58.4 million dollars due within a one-year period due to government guarantees provided to the Garden Group project, the Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) for its Lagoon Road project, and the Call Centre. … Continue reading