Political parties stage major events

Three major political events are planned for Grenada on Sunday involving the two major political parties on the island. Prime Minister Tillman Thomas and his supporters in the National Democratic Congress (NDC) have announced the staging of a public meeting at Gouyave, St. John’s in which a major statement is planned to mark the 4th anniversary of their ascension into power. Another faction with Congress, led by former Tourism Minister, Peter David is holding what is dubbed as a “Fun Day” at La Tante beach in St. David’s. However, the main opposition New National Party (NNP) is using Sunday to … Continue reading

Majestic Thursday: Beauty with a purpose

Organisers of the National Queen Show are intent on raising the nation’s awareness to breast cancer. At a recently held press conference that was hosted by the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC), Member of the Board, Brenda Baptiste announced that a partnership has been formed with the Pink Ribbon Society as its community service platform for the show which would feature one representative from each of the seven Parishes including Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The queen contestants would be featured at a tea party during which they would highlight the community service platform of breast cancer. Another event geared at raising … Continue reading

No Central Committee inside NDC

‘The NDC has no CENTRAL COMMITTEE’. That’s the statement of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas as he reacted to a press release issued by a faction within his ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) headed by former Tourism Minister, Peter David, a leading figure in the ill-fated 1979-83 Grenada Revolution. The faction is currently in charge of the National Executive of Congress and battling with the Prime Minister for influence in the affairs of the government. The Central Committee was the all-powerful body that controlled the affairs of the 1979-83 People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG) of late Marxist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop and … Continue reading

The NaDMA open house

It was fun-filled but educational open house of the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA). The priority, though, was on education. NaDMA collaborated with several partners – including members of the business sector, the St. John Ambulance Brigade, and volunteers from the River Road/Darbeau Community Development Organisation and the Carenage Organisation for Recreation and Entertainment  – to host the open house on June 22 at the courtyard of the Esplanade Mall on Melville Street, St. George’s. Pamphlets and brochures were distributed on preparing and dealing with disasters such as floods, hurricanes and earthquakes. The 2012 hurricane season commenced on June 1. … Continue reading

The anxiety factor

Anxiety is a fear-based, psychophysiological phenomenon that almost everyone experiences from time to time. It can be experienced as a signal that something “isn’t right,” or as a highly dreaded, incapacitating condition that interferes with one’s physical, emotional, cognitive, academic, interpersonal, and/or social functioning. In any case, it is rarely pleasureable. Anxiety can manifest as panic, or as a phobia about a specific object or circumstance (for example, test-taking, snakes, air travel, or social gatherings), or as compulsive, ritualistic behaviors aimed at making the world feel safe. Anxiety can also manifest as excessive worries, or a generalised sense of physical … Continue reading

NAWASA to address water quality concerns at the Mardigras Water System

May 21st, 2012 – St. George’s, Grenada: In keeping with its commitment to distinctive quality and improved customer care, The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is moving to address the quality of water supplied to consumers served by the Mardigras Water System. The Authority is investing over Nine Hundred Thousand EC dollars (EC $900,000) in the “Mardigras New Pipeline Project” which will significantly improve the aesthetic quality of water supplied to consumers. The project involves the installation four inch diameter ductile iron pipeline along the cross country route from Africa to Mt. Parnassus. This line then connects to the … Continue reading

School Teacher jailed for sexual offense

Another public figure has been sent to jail for a sexual offense. School Teacher Aaron Hercules has been given an 18-month prison sentence by Madam Justice, Margaret Price-Findlay, three days after the same judge handed twice time Calypso Monarch, Biko Lewis a 20-month prison sentence for unlawful carnal knowledge of a 15-year old student. Hercules, a resident of Fontenoy, St. George’s, was found guilty of indecent assault last week Thursday by a nine-member jury that comprised six women and three men. The jury returned a majority verdict of seven to two at High Court Number Two on conclusion of the … Continue reading

$235,000.00 Drug Burst at Cherry Hill

Police have made a major drug burst in Cherry Hill, St. George’s – an area known for the use of the illegal substance. A team of police officers from the Drug Squad and the Rapid Response Unit of the Royal Grenada Police Force, last week Thursday, confiscated three fine bags containing a large quantity of marijuana on a beach in the area. The 105 pounds of drugs, with an estimated street value of $235,000.00, were taken in as soon as it was being landed by a fishing boat. Myron Lett, a 30-year old fisherman who was allegedly receiving the marijuana … Continue reading

Attempted suicide at Mont Toute

Police are baffled over the reason why a school teacher would have wanted to take her own life last Sunday. THE NEW TODAY  Newspaper has been reliably informed that the 26-year old female teacher is warded at the General Hospital in St. George’s after consuming a non-prescribed substance. An authoritative source said the young lady who resides at Mont Toute, St. George’s allegedly mixed sevins powder in a glass that contained rum and coca-cola. The source who does not wish to be identified said the school teacher confessed to the medical staff at the hospital that after mixing the substance with the … Continue reading

Mc Guire decides to write Republic Bank

Speaker of the House of Representatives, George McGuire is getting involved in the US$150, 000.00 Saudi Arabia money transfer to a senior government minister as alleged by Opposition Leader, Dr. Keith Mitchell. During the Sitting of the House of Representatives on Tuesday morning, the Speaker disclosed that he will issue a “take note” letter to Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited, the financial institution that allegedly facilitated the controversial transaction. The move is the latest twist to the debate in the country that was sparked off by a claim from Dr. Mitchell that he has solid evidence about the financial transaction from … Continue reading