TAWU tackles sexist treatment at Ports Authority

A possible showdown is in the making between the Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU) and the Grenada Ports Authority (GPA) over the treatment of a female employes at the state-controlled statutory body. The union, led by newly appointed labour representative in the Senate, Andre Lewis, has accused the Board of Directors of the Port Authority of displaying a hatred mentality towards one female employee. TAWU is taking issue with the decision of GPA to remove the female worker as a pilot and to place her in a position that is not in-keeping with her qualifications. Cindy Samuel, who has … Continue reading

NAWASA prepares to bring Christmas cheer

The National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) is gearing up for its annual Christmas Food Hamper Promotion that will see some 35 beneficiaries receiving hampers bearing Christmas goodies. Each year, the company has created an environment of cheer for individuals in various communities, who are without the means to acquire items that help to brighten the season. As has been the case for the last fourteen (14) years, NAWASA will this year attempt to bring a measure of joy to some of its less fortunate customers. Nominations for NAWASA’s annual Christmas Food Hamper Promotion are opened, giving individuals an opportunity … Continue reading

Eight New Registration Officers Appointed

Supervisor of Elections Alex Phillip is confident that a new group of Registration Officers will in time master the electoral system for when the next General Elections are called. Governor General, Dame Cecile La Grenada last week appointed eight new Registration Officers to fill the vacant positions that were created by those who were recently fired from the job. The new appointees are Shirleen Robertson for the Constituency of St. Andrew South East, retired principal Wayne Horsford for the constituency of St. Andrew’s South West, Evan Bhola for St. Andrew’s North East, and Marcia Francis for the Constituency of St. … Continue reading

Earle Brathwaite – The man from Carriacou who made a name in Silicon Valley

Grenadian-born engineer, Nicholas Earle Brathwaite, son of the island’s fifth Prime Minister, the late Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite was on Tuesday conferred with a Doctor of Laws Degree by Chancellor of McMaster University in Canada. A graduate of the Canadian university, Dr. Brathwaite began his career with Intel Corporation in Barbados, where he contributed to a number of patented technologies. Leaving Intel to co-found nChip, he led teams that developed products including PDAs, cell phones, digital cameras, game consoles and power supplies. When nCHIP was purchased by Flextronics in 1995, Dr. Brathwaite became Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of the company. … Continue reading

TWO MURDERS IN FOUR DAYS!!!

by Nisha Paul Two of the nation’s youth had their lives cut short by acts of violence and the use of deadly weapons at different locations in St. George, within a four-day time span. Dead are Khalid Griffith of Perdmontempts, St. David and 21-year-old Bradley Francis of the Grand Anse area in the south of the island. Francis, the latest murder victim, met his unfortunate demise during the wee hours of Monday morning, after receiving a stab wound in his back and what appeared to be chop wounds on his right shoulders, in the vicinity of the Woburn Community Centre. … Continue reading

The MNIB saga!!!

It’s now official – government has decided to appoint a Commission of Inquiry to look into the bankrupt state of affairs of the Marketing & National Importing Board. The announcement was made at Tuesday’s press briefing by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. The decision came against the backdrop of a report carried in last week’s edition of THE NEW TODAY newspaper in which the outgoing Chairman of MNIB, Simon Andrew literally threw the former Chief Executive Officer of the state-owned body, Ruel Edwards under the bus for the “the parlous state of finances at the MNIB” The blazing attack on … Continue reading

A Caribbean Secretary-General for the OAS

It’s time for a Caribbean Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States. Over the last 70 years, since its formation, the OAS has had 10 Secretaries-General and one Acting Secretary-General. None have come from the Caribbean even though Caribbean countries started being members of the Organisation from its inception in 1948 (Haiti and the Dominican Republic), or 1967 (Trinidad and Tobago), if we take account of English-Speaking Caribbean countries only. Using 1967 as the start date for English-Speaking Caribbean countries, in 51 years no English-speaking Caribbean country has held the post of Secretary-General. The holders of the post have come … Continue reading

Teachers instructed to work to rule

The war of attrition between the Keith Mitchell-led government and the nation’s teachers is showing no signs of abating. In retaliation to the decision by Prime Minister Mitchell to dock the salaries of striking teachers, the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) has issued a directive to its membership to engage in work-to-rule action in retaliation. “We have no choice but to withhold on the extras that we would have done for the advancement of our education system – (it’s called) work to rule”, said GUT Lydon Lewis in an address to the nation last week Friday night. The ruling New … Continue reading

The Caribbean: Confronting its demons

Had the meeting of CARICOM governments on the Caribbean Single Market and Economy (CSME) been the only event affecting the Caribbean in the first week of December, it would have been a week to celebrate. But, it was also a week when global emissions of carbon dioxide reached such high levels that the future of Caribbean countries is now almost irreversibly endangered. The last sentence is not hyperbole. The United Nations Secretary-General, António Guterres, took one glance at the frightening increase by 1.6 percent of global emissions in 2017 and a terrifying projected rise by 2.7 percent in 2018, to … Continue reading

REPEAT OFFENDER JAILED FOR 24-MONTHS

A St. George’s Magistrate’s Court has ordered Soubise, St. Andrew resident, 23-year old Shane Dominique to spend the next 24 months of his life confined to the Richmond Hill Prison for the offences of House Breaking and Stealing. Magistrate Tahira Gellineau handed down the sentence at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday after the accused who goes by the alias ‘Sad,’ pleaded guilty to two (2) summary stealing charges and two (2) summary House Breaking charges. Dominique was taken in by police for breaking into the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) agency office on Mockton Street … Continue reading