Republic Bank continues to support charitable groups

For yet another year, Republic Bank Grenada Ltd. is showing commitment to providing financial support to humanitarian groups registered in the country. A total of $33, 000 were presented to thirteen organisations in varying amounts, at a brief ceremony held at the Radisson Beach Resort in Grand Anse last week Wednesday. Republic Bank commenced the annual gesture as part of its ongoing community outreach initiative more than a decade ago. This year’s recipients were: CHORES Support Group, GRENCODA Book and Uniform Programme, Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled, Grenada Heart Foundation, Grenada Cancer Society, Grenada Diabetes Foundation, Grenada National Patient … Continue reading

PM, victory is yours

I am now convinced that my beloved country is carpeted with a massive wave of deception. We are constantly flooded with lies and deceit and truth has no place. My conviction stems from the discourse, particularly on the Wee Fm’s ‘Plead your Cause” program. It appears the Mr. Mitchell could do no wrong, matter of fact it appears that he is immune to making mistakes. 99% of the callers are in favor of the NNP and its leader and it is their democratic right to do so. However, I am always flabbergasted with the said callers who furiously attack callers … Continue reading

NNP activist moves over to NDC

In a blistering attack on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, a former political activist of the ruling New National Party (NNP) government has called on him to step aside at age 70 and to give way to a much younger person to lead the party and country. Samuel “Bosco” George who hails from the village of Apres Toute in St. David came into the office of THE NEW TODAY newspaper to warn the ruling party that it will face a massive defeat in the upcoming general election under Mitchell’s continued leadership. He said the voting pattern of the electorate in … Continue reading

Attorney Benjamin loses appeal on fraud charges

The way is now clear for Director of Public Prosecutions, Christopher Nelson to proceed with criminal charges brought against a top local attorney-at-law in connection with the failed Capital Bank International of convicted businessman, Finton De Bourg. Barrister-at-law, Reynold Benjamin had appealed the decision taken by Chief Magistrate, Tamara Gill to send the case of fraudulent breach of trust filed against him to the high court for trial before a judge and jury. Benjamin secured the services of Queen’s Counsel, Dr. Francs Alexis to fight the case involving the Chief Justice, Attorney General and DPP. The State was represented in … Continue reading

“Eyes” on Levera Developer

The plea made by retired Canadian homeowner, Robert Mason about the so-called newest developer at Levera, Robert Martin Oveson after they were taken for a ride on a Home development project in Mexico in 2008: “…Through lies, deceit and fraud, Oveson and the family obtained well in excess of a million U.S. dollars from Canadian and American purchasers. Also they did not pay some of the contractors, suppliers and workers on the site and in the hotel and they also were defrauded, with a very few taking legal action. For the sake of all the people of Grenada, I hope … Continue reading

Sticking a Pin on…

Pure Lies and Political Lies and the Liar “The fault, dear Brutus, is not in our stars, but in ourselves.” (Shakespeare: Julius Caesar) Statements and assertions or portrayals that are not supported by facts are lies which will generally be libellous if they damage reputation and cannot attract a specific defence. But there are lies which do not tarnish one’s character and therefore redress cannot be sought in the courts. Equally, one may distinguish between political lies which do not go to character and political lies which do. Generally, the society treats political lies which are not motivated by a … Continue reading

The mentality that has evolved within the RGPF

From just over a few years ago, I kept observing that the focus within the Royal Grenada Police Force in Grenada has been shifting towards open confrontation   between the subjects and their superiors over the issue of ranks. While I do understand that every police officer will love to get a higher rank, equally so, for their own selfish motives, I am therefore blaming the politicians who are the main architect behind that level of polarisation of the force. And these are the same people who are costing the state thousands of dollars in what are tough economic times for … Continue reading

The 2017 GSW sailing event

More than 400 sailing enthusiasts are expected to meet in Grenada from January 30 to February 4 to participate in the fifth annual Grenada Sailing Week (GSW) event, which is fast becoming an early season highpoint on the Caribbean racing calendar. The event was officially launched under the tagline, “Spice it up in Grenada” at a ceremony held at the Secret Harbour Marina in Lance Aux Epines, St. George. Organised by sailors for sailors, this year’s event offers a range of 6 Classes to suit a variety of boat designs and racing levels. Racing Class caters for the serious, spinnaker … Continue reading

Ahye and Rollins confirm for track meet

Reigning Olympic 110 metre hurdler, American Brianna Rollins is one of two big names athletes who has confirmed participation in the inaugural Grenada invitational meet schedule for April 8th at the National Football and Athletic stadium at Queen’s Park. The other is top Trinidadian Sprinter, Michelle-lee Ahye, a finalist in the 100 metre at the 2016 Olympics in Rio, Brazil. The names of the two top female athletes were released Tuesday by the Local Organising Committee (LOC) at a press conference held at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens. According to Chairman of the LOC, Dexter Mitchell who was … Continue reading

More Teachers to be regularised

The teaching fraternity is looking forward to better opportunities coming their way as a result of the recently signed fringe benefits agreement between their bargaining agent and the Government of Grenada. The top brass of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), last week Tuesday updated members of the media on the fringe benefits and collective agreement reached with the Keith Mitchell-led administration on December 29th 2016. President of the union, Lydon Lewis announced that both parties have agreed to a termination allowance for teachers. Lewis said any teacher who would have served the profession for two years or more, and … Continue reading