Sen. Roberts: Lighting a Cricket Stadium cannot be top priority

One of the country’s best known Sports Journalists, Senator Raymond Roberts is not happy with the large sum of money that is to be used to light the Cricket Stadium at Queen’s Park, St. George’s. During his contribution to the recent debate in the Upper House of Parliament on the 2017 budget, Sen. Roberts chided the Keith Mitchell-led administration for proceeding with plans to light the stadium rather than concentrating on boosting the health sector. He said lighting a Cricket Stadium cannot be a top priority at this time for any government. “I seriously question the commitment of the government … Continue reading

Sen. Clouden: Farmers have lost confidence in government

Farmers Representative in the Upper House of Parliament, Senator Keith Clouden has blasted the performance of the Keith Mitchell-led administration in St. George’s in agriculture and said that the majority of farmers and fishermen have lost confidence in government’s ability to take the sector forward. The senator, who is a farmer by profession, highlighted the sentiments of the nation’s farmers at a sitting of the Upper House at the Trade Centre as he contributed to the debate on 2017 budget as presented by the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance on December 9th. According to Sen. Clouden, the Ministry of … Continue reading

ASP Mitchell takes charge of the prison

A police officer has taken over as Commissioner of Prisons in Grenada. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), John Mitchell showed up for duties on Tuesday as the new boss at the prison located at Richmond Hill in St. George’s. ASP Mitchell was given the nod following interviews conducted by a Panel of four persons including former Commissioner of Police, Nestor Ogilvie. One other person that was interviewed for the job was Superintendent of Police, Trevor Modeste who is in charge of the Criminal Investigation Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). ASP … Continue reading

Productivity problem with Imani Programme

The productivity of the Imani Trainees came into sharp focus once again during the recent debate in the Senate on the 2017 budget. During his contribution, Private Sector Representative, Senator Christopher DeAllie said the business community has always given support to any programme that brings some sort of hope and relief to people, especially the young population to try and steer them away from criminal activities. “If we have places where they (the youth) can go and channel their energy in a different way and they could build their skills, and give them some sort of hope and get a … Continue reading

BNT staff members begin their journey to become regional conservation leaders

TRUE BLUE BAY, Grenada – Two Bahamas National Trust (BNT) staff members recently traveled to Grenada to take part in the Conservation Leadership in the Caribbean (CLiC) programme to work on improving their skills in environmental leadership. BNT Education Officer Scott Johnson and Science Officer Agnessa Lundy traveled to Grenada to take part in the programme and completed two weeks of training at St. George’s University on conservation in the Caribbean. The CLiC programme is a multi-disciplinary programme that aims to strengthen the conservation capacity in the Caribbean. Twenty participants from thirteen countries in the Caribbean and Central and South … Continue reading

Nimrod explains Terrorism Amendment Bill

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s has taken legislation to Parliament to make some changes to the island’s Terrorism act. According to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Legal Affairs, Elvin Nimrod the Terrorism Amendment Bill was brought to the Lower House by Government in an effort to comply with international requests and standards to deal with terrorist groups like the feared Islamic States (ISIS) in the Middle East. Nimrod told legislators that after 9/11 in which the World Trade Center was destroyed in New York, the world has changed significantly and as such Grenada is moving to strengthen … Continue reading

Protecting the coast through reef restoration

Measures are being put in place to safeguard the Grenada’s coastline against the growing impact of Climate Change through the implementation of coral reef restoration projects in the communities of Grand Anse on the mainland and Windward on the sister isle of Carriacou. This was disclosed by Kerricia Hobson, an official in the Environment Division in the Ministry of Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment who is the Project Manager attached to the “Building Capacity for Coastal Ecosystem-based Adaptation in Small Island Developing States (SIDS) Coastal EBA project. According to Hobson, the project aims to “strengthen the resilience and adaptive … Continue reading

Regional banks express fears over EU blacklist

CASTRIES, St. Lucia  – Regional banks are concerned that the European Commission’s listing of Caribbean countries among the world’s worst tax havens could hurt the region’s financial services sector. The Caribbean Association of Banks (CAB), a community of banks and other financial institutions in the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), says the list has caused it “grave concern”. The Commission, the European Union’s executive body, released a list of 30 non-cooperative, non-EU jurisdictions – including more than a dozen from the Caribbean – that had been identified by at least 10 EU member states. The EU subsequently sought to clarify that the … Continue reading

New Commonwealth body to fight corruption

National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and help fight corruption. The Association of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Commonwealth Caribbean was formed at an international conference convened by the Commonwealth Secretariat in Grenada and hosted by the Integrity Commission of Grenada. It was launched at the first Commonwealth Regional Conference for Heads of Integrity Commissions and Anti-Corruption Bodies in the Caribbean, taking place between June 22-26 and inaugurated by the Governor-General of Grenada, Dame Cecile La Grenade, and the Prime Minister of Grenada, … Continue reading

Courts gives to Bel Air Home

Courts has demonstrated once again that it is a good corporate citizen. In May 2015, the company launched a promotion dubbed “Sweet Retreat”. In conjunction with this promotion, plans were made to undertake an initiative where a percentage of each bedding sale would be donated to a charitable organisation. The Bel Air Children’s Home was chosen. A minimum of $3000 was guaranteed by Courts to be the least amount to be donated to the Home. The official handover ceremony was held at the end of the promotion where  Coourts’ Commercial Officer, De Leon Walters presented a cheque for $4,680 to … Continue reading