Breach of Constitution and contempt of Court by government

It was recently brought to my attention that four and a half years after the former Secretary to Cabinet, Mrs. Gemma Bain-Thomas instituted court proceedings against the government of Grenada, and, almost one year after the OECS Court of Appeal ruled in her favor in a stinging judgment that rebuked the sitting Governor General and the Public Service Commission that both bodies are again embroiled in another unconstitutional undertaking. I find it appalling that while the Government is advocating to strengthen the legal system in the region and for the establishment of the CCJ, the Government itself is blatantly violating … Continue reading

Death of loved Catholic Bishop

The Roman Catholic Church in Grenada has announced the death of the beloved BISHOP EMERITUS SYDNEY CHARLES who died at the General Hospital, St. George’s on Tuesday at around 3.45a.m. The 92-years old Bishop Charles was the 3rd Bishop of St. George’s-in-Grenada, having been consecrated as Bishop on January 26, 1975. Bishop Charles was born in St. Joseph, Trinidad on the April 17, 1926 and was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Port-of-Spain on March 7, 1954 eventually becoming Vicar General and Administrator of the Cathedral until Pope Paul VI called him to serve as Bishop in Grenada. His … Continue reading

INTEGRITY COMMISSION TO CONDUCT MNIB INQUIRY INTO FINANCIAL WRONG-DOING

Further to media reports and statements circulating with regard to concerns about the Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB), the Integrity Commission, on its own initiative, commenced investigations into the current and past affairs at the Board, from early August 2018. The Commission mobilised its Investigations Team, which comprises its technical staff of the Office of the Commission, including the Head of Investigations, Head of Compliance and the Legal Officer. The Chairman and Acting CEO of the MNIB and relevant authorities have been advised by the Commission of the commencement of its investigations into the management and operations of the … Continue reading

The CCJ – A Court for the People

Throughout the 185-year history of the Judicial Committee of the British Privy Council, it has never provided access for people of little means except for a few persons on death row who got free legal service from British lawyers. This stands in stark contrast to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) where, in the three years following its inception in 2005, civil appeals outnumbered criminal appeals by almost seven to one. About 15 per cent of the civil cases filed in the CCJ were from persons too poor to pay filing costs which the court waived, giving poor people unprecedented … Continue reading

Steele’s launches Toyota Rush on the market

Steele’s Auto has responded to the demands of its customers who have been clamouring for a 4×2 SUV with the launch on the local market of a seven-seater Toyota Rush. The official launch of the fully equipped vehicle was held last Friday on the compound of Steele’s Auto at Mt. Gay, St. George. Sales Manager of Steele’s Auto, Nigel Hypolite said the vehicle is “fun and practical to drive.” According to Hypolite, over the years, Toyota has realised that it has lost the SUV market especially in the midsize and in the small segment SUVs to the other brands in … Continue reading

The CCJ Referendum

by Ray Roberts What difference will the CCJ make to an increasing corrupted Grenada democracy? This is a very important question that should be pondered upon and not answered immediately. Barbados Prime Minister Mia Motley said all the right things and gave good reasons why Grenadians ought to vote for the Caribbean Court of Justice in the November Referendum. However, what difference will the CCJ make to an increasingly corrupted Grenada democracy? Well if there are more sinners than saints in the Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell’s NNP House then it does not matter. Grenadians ought not to be fooled … Continue reading

G’da strives to become the first Climate Resilient City

The Keith Mitchell-led government has identified the Carenage, St. George’s University (SGU) and the southern corridor between St. George’s and the airport at Point Salines as the areas in the country identified to form the first Climate Smart City within the region. According to Minister of Climate Resilience, Senator Simon Stiell, the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration is hopeful of attracting over $300 million from the Green Climate Fund and other external donors to carry out the project. Sen. Stiell made the disclosure at last week’s post-cabinet press briefing at the Ministerial Complex as a five-member team from New … Continue reading

Young people and the rebuilding of the NDC

After another landslide defeat at the polls on March 13, 2018, the National Democratic Congress (NDC) has started the rebuilding process and several of its young members are tipped to take the lead. The party, for the second consecutive time in this decade, has lost all 15 of Grenada’s parliamentary seats and will need to pursue radical changes to become more attractive and competitive in this modern era of Caribbean politics. In Barbados, the Democratic Labour Party, which suffered NDC’s fate at the May 24 polls to Mia Mottley’s Barbados Labour Party, has already begun to pursue the necessary changes … Continue reading

MASSIVE OPERATION CALLED MNIB COVER-UP!!!

A vulgar attempt is being made to interfere in the free, open, transparent and public investigation that was promised about allegations of massive wrong doing and financial irregularities in the state-owned Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB). THE NEW TODAY newspaper had picked up reliable information over the last weekend that the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell was planning to set the stage for a grand cover-up of the alleged corrupt acts and practices that took place at Marketing Board (MNIB) under then Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr. Ruel Edwards. The information that … Continue reading

More Officers to join RGPF in coming months

The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) is preparing to expand its family of officers as it makes room for 60 new recruits to join its frank and file in the next five months. Sixty prospective officers inclusive of 33 females and 27 males have started their 20 week training journey on the road to being officially listed as a member of RGPF. In an opening ceremony held at the Police Training School at Camp Saline, Point Salines, St. George on Monday, recruits were encouraged to put their best foot forward in what would be a rigorous training exercise. The opening … Continue reading