15 years for Killing Cousin

A 15 –year sentence has been handed down on 29-year-old, Nicklus Leroy Jacob of Berrotte, St. David, for the September 27, 2014 death of his 28 year-old cousin, Kareem Jacob of the same village. Presiding judge, Justice Shiraz Aziz who presides over the No. 1 High Court in St. George’s delivered the sentence last Week Thursday on Jacobs. The murder incident took place as a result of a misunderstanding between the two cousins and another individual over a pack of cigarette. The deceased received a fatal stab wound to the left side of his neck, with a knife measuring 2 … Continue reading

The Keith Mitchell Foundation Inc. to assist needy Grenadians

A foundation has been launched in the name of Dr. Keith Mitchell to assist with the advancement and development of less fortunate individuals within the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. The Keith Mitchell Foundation Incorporated was officially launched Monday at the Spice Island Beach Resort in Grand Anse. THE NEW TODAY understands that Prime Minister Mitchell, will not be directly involved with the operation of the foundation and has appointed a six-member committee to build on his vision. The committee is chaired by prominent hotelier, Sir. Royston Hopkin, who is also involved in the annual distribution of … Continue reading

Tablets still not in schools

Education Minister Anthony Boatswain has acknowledged that the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has failed to deliver on its promise to provide the nation’s children with Tablets but said it is still on the cards. Addressing reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet press conference, Minister Boatswain could not say when schools will see the introduction of laptops and tablets as promised on the campaign trail by the NNP in its landslide victory in the 2013 general elections. The initial promise was to provide the students with laptops but months after getting into office it was changed to the provision of … Continue reading

Warning signs on the horizon

The powers-that-be in Grenada would like to make everyone believe that things are now good and the island has the fastest growing economy in the sub-regional grouping known as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). This is clearly not true and only the figment of the imagination of some within the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell. Prior to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, the NNP propaganda machine sold the nation the notion that Grenada’s economy could be considered as the new tiger in the Eastern Caribbean and sought to compare it with economic … Continue reading

Sen. Roberts vs. Chester Humphrey

Trade union representative in the Senate, Ray Robert has rebuked the President of the Upper House, Sen. Chester Humphrey for bringing the office into disrepute. Sen. Roberts issued a press release Tuesday taking issue with Sen. Humphrey for making calls to some radio and television “Call-in” programmes and engaging in heated exchanges on political issues with members of the public. In the release, the trade union representative felt that Sen. Humphrey who is the President-General of the Technical & Allied Workers Union (TAWU) should not compromise the office of President of the Senate. “In my 40-year journalism career, and now … Continue reading

International Drag Racing Competition

Long a popular sport in Grenada – the Grenada Motor Club (GMC) has embarked upon a new era, hiring the services of a dedicated marketing and PR company to allow the motor racing events to reach their full potential in the Spice Isle. A press launch was held at Excel Plaza, Grand Anse last week and was addressed by Minister for Implementation, Alexandra Otway-Noel, the Member of Parliament for the South St. George constituency. In her address, Minister Otway-Noel noted that Motor Racing is one of the sports, which is contributing towards tourism integration in the region. “The Grenada International … Continue reading

Actions to Save Camerhogne Park continues

Wednesday saw the hosting of a lunch-in at the Camerhogne Park and this was followed by a candlelight vigil as The Save Camerhoge Park Committee takes further steps to keep the issue live in the minds in Grenadians. The committee has sent out a bulletin explaining that the momentum must continue to allow government to see that Grenadians are serious about preserving Camerhogne Park. “Join the Save Camerhogne Park Committee in its campaign to save the people’s park from commercialisation and hotel construction. Beginning this Wednesday and continuing bring your lunch and let’s all sit in the park and have … Continue reading

Roland Bhola: There is nothing unusual happening

Two Government Ministers appear to be lost over the possible time Prime Minister and Political Leader of the New National Party (NNP) Dr. Keith Mitchell will call General Elections that are constitutionally due in 2018. Speculation is rife that Dr. Mitchell who is known not to go down to the wire in calling General Elections is contemplating having the country go to the polls sometime between October 2016 and by the first quarter of 2017. However, General Secretary of the ruling NNP Roland Bhola said this time around Dr. Mitchell might just surprise everybody and go to the end. “The … Continue reading

Helping Haiti Help Itself

Haiti has made a firm and important first step in taking responsibility for its affairs after decades of external interference.  An agreement, reached on the night of February 5, twenty-four hours before the Presidency of Michel Martelly ended in accordance with the Constitution, was as historic as it was vital. As I said in a report to the Permanent Council of the Organisation of American States (OAS) on a Special Mission I led to Haiti from January 31 to February 6, prior to the February 5 agreement, “Haiti faced – in very stark and real terms – a situation of … Continue reading

Senior civil servants accused of illegal importation of sour sop seeds

Head of government’s Zero Hunger Project, Dr. Malachy Dottin and Roy Augustine of the Ministry of Agriculture have been accused of importing into the country sour sop seeds from Colombia and Brazil respectively. The accusation was made by Farmer’s Representative in the Upper House of Parliament, Senator Keith Clouden while addressing the Senate on a number of matters last week Friday. Sen. Clouden who  stopped short of going into full details of the “illegal importation” of the seedlings by President of the Senate Chester Humphrey said both Dottin and Augustine who are senior members of the ministry ought to know … Continue reading