Prime Minister attacks NEW TODAY once again

Prime Minister and Minister of Information, Dr. Keith Mitchell has once again launched a scathing attack on the weekly NEW TODAY newspaper slamming it as a “scandal sheet”. During his wrap of the 2017 Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure in the Lower House of Parliament last week Tuesday, Dr. Mitchell told Parliament that this newspaper should not be printing, accusing it of not being legal. “It (NEW TODAY) should not even be printing because the courts ordered them closed down, but they opened another… Some of us don’t obey laws, we don’t obey courts, we get away with it. The … Continue reading

Farmers to be compensated before Christmas

Ninety-seven farmers in the parishes of St. Andrew and St. Patrick, who were significantly affected due to the freak weather system that occurred last month, can now breathe a sigh of relief as a special ceremony is being planned before the Christmas holiday to compensate them for at least half of their losses. Speaking to reporters last week Friday, Minister for Agriculture, Yolande Bain-Horsford said the total value of the damages was estimated at “EC$400, 000 plus,” and that due to financial constraints, the government has agreed to generate the monies from an “emergency fund that the government has.” The … Continue reading

Queen’s award winner encourages more Grenadians to apply

29 year-old Michael Thomas, from Grand Anse St. George, who is one of 60 persons from the Commonwealth who will be receiving the prestigious Queen’s Young Leaders Award in June 2017, is urging Grenadians to apply for the award before the programme ends in 2018. The Queen’s Young Leaders programme commenced in 2013 and will run for a period of four years. A total of 120 persons will be presented with the award before the programme ends. “I want more Grenadians to apply for this opportunity because it’s the last year (and) we have a lot of youth leaders who … Continue reading

Grenadian student tops FCCA poster competition

For the first time ever, a Grenadian student, Cherise Blanche of the St. Andrew Anglican Secondary School (SAASS), has taken the top prize in the annual Florida Caribbean Cruise Association (FCCA) Poster competition. Blanche received a US $3000 cheque for taking first place in the senior category of the poster competition for creatively showing ways to protect the environment by turning discarded items like tyres and cardboard into planters and storage containers in her poster, “Eliminate the Trash, Embrace the Future.” The cheque was handed over at a short ceremony on board the Royal Princess cruise ship which was part … Continue reading

Sen. Burke: Grenada should not remember Dr. Mitchell as a Conman

Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Senator Nazim Burke has reacted sharply to the admission made in Parliament last week by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell of blocking a job opportunity he had applied for at the Commonwealth. While concluding the debate of the 2017 budget in the Lower House of Parliament, Dr. Mitchell told his Parliamentarians that he gave the thumbs down to the Commonwealth Secretariat’s request of him to approve a job for Sen. Burke. In his reaction to the statement made by the Prime Minister, the Congress leader said after his party lost … Continue reading

NDC Christmas message

The Leader, National Executive and membership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) extend to our brothers and sisters across these three Islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, as well as to all Grenadians in the Diaspora, our very best compliments of the season. There is always an expectation of good tidings at Christmas. Whatever the season means to each of us, it is our hope that we will all find it joyful and fulfilling as we remember the hope that Christmas represents. The messages of love, self-sacrifice, sharing, prudence and constant prayer, need to characterise all our lives, as … Continue reading

Strengthening Praedial Larceny and control

In 2017, the Ministry of Agriculture will use increased methods in tackling the issue of Praedial Larceny, one of them being the establishment of a special court session to deal exclusively with the problem. Praedial Larceny has become one of the most increased crimes affecting the country, with the hard work of farmers being reaped and sold by thieves. According to Minister of Agriculture, Yolande Bain-Horsford, the problem of Praedial Larceny remains a challenge for the Ministry and other stakeholders within the Agriculture Sector. She told Parliament that approximately more than 25% of total farm output is lost as a … Continue reading

SOG Foods come on stream

A new supermarket has opened its doors to residents of Calivigny and the environs. SOG Foods, located just past Fort Jeudy gap, was formally opened on December 9 with a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon. The new supermarket which prides itself with being “the source of good foods,” occupies a 30-square feet building that was once known as Morain’s Automotive Garage. Manager of SOG Foods, Theneale Paul pledged the supermarket’s commitment to giving the general public excellent customer service. Paul said a full range of basic products including meats, wines and alcohol at competitive prices are available to meet the … Continue reading

The Spirit of Christmas!!!

It’s another year when Jesus Christ takes centre stage around the globe. Many scholars and non-believers have given different versions of the life and teachings of Jesus – the one who Catholics around the world refer to as the only Son of God that was sent to save Mankind. The scholars have consistently used the loose term “historical Jesus” in their vain attempts to reconstruct the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth – the Christ Child. The True Believers know that Jesus Christ existed back then and exist today and will come again at the right time. This contrast … Continue reading

Christmas Message of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell

Warmest greetings to all those who share in the joy of the Christmas season. Around the world, friends, families and communities come together at Christmas to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ, in the spirit of the season. Christmas is arguably the time of year when unity and love are most demonstrated. Whether it is volunteering time to help others, giving gifts to children in need, sharing a meal with the less fortunate among us, or opening our homes, the true spirit of Christmas is about connecting with our neighbours and our communities. It is also about giving thanks and … Continue reading