PM Mitchell disappointed at results

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell on Tuesday night said he was disappointed at the results of a referendum that would have allowed Grenada to join the Trinidad-based Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as the island’s final appellate court. Earlier in the day, Grenadians voted for a second time within a two year period, to reject efforts to replace the London-based Privy Council with the CCJ as the highest court. In a national referendum on Tuesday, the preliminary figures released by the Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) show that the “No’ vote secured 12,133 as compared to 9,846 for those supporting the … Continue reading

$60, 000 BAIL FOR DRUGS

St. George’s Magistrate, Tahira Gellineau has put a St. Andrew man on $60 000 bail on a charge of being in possession of 113 grams of cocaine, valued at $11, 300 along with $545.00 worth of marijuana that were found inside a bag he was carrying on the Carenage. The drug suspect, Delon Niles of La Fillette, St. Andrew, appeared Monday before the No. 2 St. George’s Magistrate’s Court to face the indictable drug-related charges. Magistrate Gellineau granted bail with 2 sureties to the 24-year-old Crane Operator who was apprehended last week Saturday morning by police officers who slapped 4 … Continue reading

Miss St. George wins Carnival Queen contest

It was keen competition and fine pageantry at The Spice Basket last Thursday night as seven beauties vied for the coveted title of Carnival Queen 2018. The young ladies whowere representing all seven parishes on the island competed in five different categories – Talent, Costumes, Swimwear, Evening Wear and Interview. The overall winner was Miss St. George, 20-year-old Kemik Degale who captured the titles of Best Talent, Best Evening Wear and Best Interview. After the show, Kemik dedicated the win to both her late father and her supporters. “It’s a dream come true…the energy, the support, the love is what … Continue reading

Victory for Helen Marie and Associates

Helen Marie and Associates has captured Queen of the Band while AJ and Associates walked away with the title of King of the Band on Carnival Sunday at the Dimanche Gras show at the national stadium at Queen’s Park. The portrayal of “Eden” by Helen Marie and Associates from the section Elementra, portrayed by Anika Bain got the nod of the judges with 434 points. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Wednesday, President of the mas band, Helen Edwards said it was an overwhelming victory for her mas players. “Overwhelmed not for me but for the … Continue reading

New Date Set for Management of Oscar Bartholomew Murder Case

May 24 is the new date set for the management of the Murder and Manslaughter case brought against four police officers for the December 26, 2011 death of 49-year-old Oscar Bartholomew, a Grenadian who became a naturalised citizen of Canada. The Case Management proceedings ahead of the trial, was scheduled for last week Friday, before Madam Justice Vivian Georgis Taylor-Alexander at the No. 5 High Court in St. George’s but it did not proceed due to the absence of legal counsel for two of the accused persons. While, Attorneys Dr. Francis Alexis QC and Anselm Clouden, continue to represent retired … Continue reading

LIAT employees get money management advice

The employees of Liat are gaining much needed Financial Literacy and Money Management best practices, compliments Axcel Finance. Staff of the regional air carrier took away essential knowledge in key money-life areas including: spending and saving; needs versus wants; setting money goals; expected expenses; tracking cash flow; creating a budget and making a savings plan. Axcel Finance is aware that people do not often prepare for “rainy days”, therefore, the leading Micro-Finance Institution is recommending that as part of good money management, people save at least 10% of their income. “We are content with the outcome of the workshop. The … Continue reading

Gas agreement signed between GPG and NGC

Newly appointed Energy Minister, Gregory Bowen has sought to downplay the failure of the Grenada government to be present at the signing of an agreement earlier in the month for sale of the island’s potential gas resources between Russian company Global Petroleum Group (GPG) and the National Gas Company of Trinidad & Tobago (NGC). The agreement was signed in Port-of-Spain between GPG’s Executive Director, Eduard Vasilev and President of the state-owned oil company in Trinidad, Mark Loquan. Eyebrows were raised in some quarters of the country as there was no representative from the newly re-elected Keith Mitchell-led New National Party … Continue reading

Jude Bernard: NDC should not be part of this “dog show”

“The senate is basically a rubber stamp for decisions made in the Cabinet and then endorsed by the Parliamentarians and in this case where you have all the Parliamentarians on one side of the isle; so all you basically have is Cabinet decides on something, the same people in the Cabinet endorse it in the Parliament and they send it over to people they have appointed in the Senate to just rubber stamp it.” Those words were uttered by Social Activist, Jude Bernard, as he sought to explain his reasons why the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) should not … Continue reading

Bartending Course ends at TAMCC

Twenty locals have received certificates of completion after graduating from a Level Two Competency Based Training (CBT) in Bartending. The training was made possible through an initiative of the T.A Marryshow Community College (TAMCC) and the DIAGEO Learning for Life Programme under the theme, “Embracing Training Opportunities for Development of Self and Country”. In addressing the graduating ceremony held upstairs the Armstrong Building at TAMCC, Associate Dean of the School of Continuing Education, John Telesford reminded the graduates that having a certificate with the wrong attitude will only result in a stagnant career. He said: “I cannot speak to you … Continue reading

Dame Cecile describes child abuse as national tragedy

Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade has described child abuse as a national tragedy affecting hundreds of children and families, and has called on the public to work towards having a society that is free of child abuse. “We need to work together to help heal the wounds of those suffering from their experiences of childhood abuse. Besides supporting and strengthening families so they can become a strong and cohesive unit, we have to abandon negative attitudes and belief systems that perpetuate the harmful practices so that we can prevent such tragedies from occurring,” she said in an address to … Continue reading