Two fires at MNIB linked to corruption investigation!!!

Two recent fires at premises owned by the state-controlled Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) are being treated as acts of arson, a well-placed police officer has told THE NEW TODAY newspaper. The officer who did not wish to be named said that a number of persons have already been interviewed by the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) as part of the ongoing investigation. The mysterious fires affected the MNIB Depot at River Road in St. George’s. The first fire took place on January 26 and the other one six days later on February … Continue reading

Murder PI for Francis Williams

The Preliminary Inquiry (PI) into the March 24 stabbing death of Francis Williams, 61, of Beaton in St. David, commenced last week Monday before Magistrate Karen Noel at the St. David’s Magistrate’s Court, with the Prosecution taking evidence from its first three witnesses. The senior citizen succumbed to two stab wounds just after 8 o’ clock on the fatal Saturday night, following a physical altercation with two other persons at a village shop. He reportedly received stabs to his face and chest and was pronounced dead at the scene. Beaton residents Johnny Perryman, 25, and his 37-year-old uncle Davis Gulston … Continue reading

JK Roberts advocates for a “No Vote” on CCJ Bill

As Grenada makes a second attempt to get the electorate to say “yes” to the Trinidad-based, Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) as its final appellate court through a referendum on November 6th, one citizen is asking his countrymen to vote “no”. Former Public Servant, Joseph Roberts staged a one-man protest Friday, described by him as a “Vote No Campaign” at the entrance of Mt. Wheldale, the road leading to the newly opened Parliament Building while the Senate was in session. Roberts told reporters who approached him that the bill is not in the “main interest and authority” of the people … Continue reading

Parliament passes Extradition Treaty Bill

Prime Minister and Minister of National Security, Dr. Keith Mitchell and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Peter David have both given strong support to an Extradition Bill which will bring into law an Extradition Treaty signed in 2016 between the Governments of Mainland China and Grenada. This bill is intended to make it easier for Grenada to extradite criminals back to China. The bill, Extradition Treaty (Government of Grenada and the Government of The People’s Republic China) Bill, 2018 was passed in Parliament last Friday after being presented by Minister of Legal Affairs, Kindra Maturine-Stewart who described the treaty as a … Continue reading

People’s Victory Over Silver Sands

Hotel Developer Forced To Demolish Illegal Walls on Grand Anse Beach It’s being hailed as a People’s Victory. After weeks of outcry on Local radio stations and on Social Media platforms, the developers of the Silver Sands Resort have finally bowed to public pressure and demolished the wall that was being built on Grand Anse Beach. At around 2.00 p.m. Tuesday, construction workers at the hotel were seen manually removing the walls on the beach. The wall has become a very controversial issue in the country and a petition was mounted by Executive member of the main opposition National Democratic … Continue reading

Ariza donates to GRENCODA

Ariza, Grenada’s largest Credit Union is making another contribution to the development of youth and the community through the donation of $20,000.00 to Grencoda. Grencoda is a well-established organisation, committed to providing guidance and support to rural individuals, families and communities to improve their quality of life. This is achieved by encouraging people’s participation in community based initiatives in order to build self-reliance and promote opportunities for personal development and social mobility. A release from the credit union said, “Ariza Credit Union is steeped in a commitment for the development of the individual, for the pursuit of the realszation of … Continue reading

New ambassadors to be appointed

The ruling New National Party (NNP) Government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell is reportedly on the verge of making some major diplomatic appointments for the country. A well-placed source told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the daughter of a senior government minister is in line to become Grenada’s new envoy to China. The individual is believed to have studied International Relations at a university in China during the 2013-18 term of the NNP regime. The source who spoke on condition that he was not named said that the daughter of another family with close ties to the NNP regime … Continue reading

THREE CHARGED FOR SEXUAL OFFENCES

Within the last two weeks, three men, including the son of a top-ranking police officer have appeared in court for sexual offences committed against young girls. Allen Karabe Matthew, the 31-year-old son of Inspector of Police, Raymond “Beast” Matthew has found himself on the wrong side of the law. The Springs resident is facing two indictable counts of Sexual Intercourse with a person over 13 and under 16, as well as two indictable counts of Indecent Assault in connection with the sexual offence allegations. Informed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the offences were allegedly committed around September 4 and … Continue reading

Media commended for exposing sad state of MNIB affairs

Head of the Integrity Commission, Anande Trotman-Joseph has commended the local media and in particular THE NEW TODAY newspaper for bringing to the forefront allegations of corruption and wrongdoing at the state-owned Marketing National and Importing Board (MNIB). Trotman-Joseph made the statement at a press conference held last week Wednesday to explain the position taken by the Integrity Commission to take charge of the investigation into the MNIB rather than allow for the public inquiry that was promised by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. She said it was the information that came out in the public domain from THE NEW … Continue reading

Integrity Commission found wanting!!!

The Integrity Commission and its head, Anande Trotman-Joseph are facing a serious question about their own integrity following a press conference held last week Wednesday to brief the local media on their role in a controversial Inquiry into alleged wrong-doings at the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB). THE NEW TODAY was able to extract certain information from Trotman-Joseph which now cast dark shadows over any investigation to be carried out by the Integrity Commission into the alleged financial mismanagement of this national treasure that was created by the 1979-83 People’s Revolutionary Government (PRG). One of the most revealing … Continue reading