Fraudulent activity hit Scotiabank

Over the weekend, Scotiabank has become aware of fraudulent activity at some Automatic Banking Machines (ABMs). The bank has detected a number of affected local accounts but also assures the public and its customers that it has isolated the activity and an investigation is currently underway to address the issue. The type of fraud perpetrated is known as skimming, a process whereby fraudsters capture personal information from customers’ cards with the intention of later using that information to access customers’ accounts. Skimming is a global issue and one which the Caribbean Financial Services Industry is working together to fight. The … Continue reading

G’da lands a place on world body

Grenada was elected to the 15-member Executive Committee of the International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC), for a second time, during the Annual Meetings currently taking place in London from October 15-19. Representing Grenada at the meeting were, High Commissioner to London, Ruth Rouse and Feona Sandy, First Secretary, High Commission for Grenada. Grenada became a member of IOPC in 1998 and was the first Caribbean State to be elected to the Executive Committee on October 24, 2003. The International Oil Pollution Compensation Funds (IOPC Funds) are part of an international regime of liability and compensation for oil pollution damage … Continue reading

Landmark for Telfer Bedeau

On October 16, 2012, Telfer Bedeau of Soubise in St. Andrews, a well-known adventurer and hiking guide completed his history making milestone by Kayaking around Grenada in approximately 18 hours. Blazing the weather, rough seas, and all the elements, this was indeed a test of mental and physical strength. The journey was completed in 3 stages.  This is the third (3rd) time Telfer has made his mark in the marine/sporting history of Grenada, having windsurfed and also rowed around Grenada within the last two (2) decades. Telfer turned 73 years on October 15 and continues celebrating the entire month of … Continue reading

Kirani copped Commonwealth Sports Award

Grenada’s Olympic Gold medalist, Kirani James, copped the Outstanding Male Athlete Award in the 30th Commonwealth Sports Award, held last week Saturday at the Hyatt Regency in Trinidad. The Grenadian sensation was one of several Caribbean Olympic medalists awarded during the event, organised as part of T&T’s 50th Anniversary Celebrations. James, both World and Olympic 400-metre champion, is Grenada’s first and only Olympic medalist. Kirani who won Grenada’s first senior World Outdoor title in taking the one lap event at last year’s World Championships in Daegu, South Korea followed by his sensational win of the 400 meters in London in … Continue reading

PM Tillman Thomas took part in Cancer Walk

“The health of our people is a priority for my administration.  This is why I decided to be a part of this Pink Ribbon Society- Avon Cancer Awareness Walk today”. Those were the words issued by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas on October 14 at the conclusion of the walk from Camerhogne Park in Grand Anse to the Netball Courts in Tanteen, St. George’s. Accompanied by his Aide, Gerry Hopkin and his Coordinator of Security, Nigel Noel, PM Thomas briskly traversed the distance from Grand Anse to Tanteen along with hundreds of Grenadians who came out to promote awareness of cancer … Continue reading

Rebels move to form “alternative party”

A group of expelled political activists of the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) are making moves to form an “alternative party” to contest the upcoming general elections. THE NEW TODAY was informed that a group of about 20 persons who were once aligned to Congress met at the Marian Community Centre on Sunday to discuss the formation of the party that would seek to challenge the dominance of both Congress and the main opposition, New National Party (NNP) of ex-Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on the local political landscape. Among the persons spotted at the meeting included former Foreign Affairs … Continue reading

Minister Burke: Economic situation is very challenging

The four-year old Government of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas is cautiously taking measures to provide short-term jobs to ease the unemployment situation in the country, which Finance Minister Nazim Burke estimates at around 31 percent. Minister Burke who was a guest on the weekly NDC Heartbeat Programme that is produced by the governing political party described the economic situation now facing the country as very challenging. He said the reality of the situation is that with the country being in an economic crisis resulting in the scarcity of resources and jobs, given the limited cash that is available, government cannot … Continue reading

Unsung Hero for 2012

Bridgetown, Barbados – For the second year running a candidate from the Dutch territory of Curacao has been named CIBC FirstCaribbean’s Regional Unsung Hero. The award has gone to Gerda Susanna Gosepa who was chosen from among 17 nominees who were named Unsung Heroes in their respective countries, and whose work was considered for honour by the programme’s regional judging panel. The runners up for the 2012 programme were Bonti Liverpool of Dominica, and Vincentian, Edward Williams. Gosepa who was singled out for her work as a volunteer and social worker in depressed areas of Curacao, has been instrumental in … Continue reading

Underwater Cycling – A new sport in Grenada

October 11 saw another important step in the continued development of the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park, located within the Moliniere Beausejour Marine Protected Area, approx. 1 mile north of St George’s. Since it was installed in 2007 by artist Jason De Caires Taylor, Grenada has received repeated local and international media coverage and the area is now internationally recognised as a must see attraction. The original statue of the Cyclist was damaged beyond repair and removed in 2011. The new replacement statue was created by local, talented artist Troy Lewis. Troy has completed several other statues for the park, … Continue reading

House fire claims life

A middle-aged man from Dougladston in Gouyave, St. John’s perished in a house fire last week Saturday night. The remains of the body of 65-year old Winston Da Breo who is known as “Jackel” was discovered on the floor of the wooden house that was completely destroyed by fire. The house in which Da Breo was found, is one of two houses that were destroyed by fire in the neighbourhood simultaneously. Neighbours went to the assistance of another elderly man who occupied the other house that was burnt. However, they were unable to rescue Da Breo from the flames that … Continue reading