Carpenter Arrested for Westerhall Killing

A 62-year-old Carpenter from Westerhall in St. David was on Monday remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison in connection with last week Thursday night’s chopping death of 27-year old Construction Worker, Sheldon Mapson of the same village. The suspect, James Lewis was apprehended by police hours after the incident in which Mapson was chopped to death. Lewis, who is facing a charge of Non-Capital Murder, was taken to the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where he appeared unrepresented, before Magistrate Nevlyn John. The female magistrate read out the charge to him but he was not required to enter a plea … Continue reading

Government is considering waiver options to keep SVG Air flying

Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen has said that government is considering some waiver options that will keep SVG Air operating in Grenada, despite claims that the airline may pull out because of high taxes and other financial constraints. A video has been circulated on social media, which highlighted an SVG Air official saying that as a result of high taxes and the airline’s inability to make a profit in the last 20 years operating between Grenada and Carriacou, it is considering discontinuing the service. Speaking to reporters at a press conference last Thursday at the Public … Continue reading

GTA reports impressive performance in tourism

The Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has recorded positive growth during the first quarter of 2019 in all categories of visitors – cruise passengers, stay-over visitors and those on yachts when compared with the same period in 2018. According to Chief Executive Officer of GTA, Patricia Maher, the numbers continue to grow in all categories of visitor arrivals with 58,158 visitors staying at hotels in the quarter under review. Speaking to reporters at a press conference held at the Public Workers Union (PWU) Building last Thursday, Maher said that there was positive growth of 1.65% in the cruise passenger business with … Continue reading

No Child Left Behind

Sandals Foundation Provides Resources to School for the Deaf to Enhance Assessment Programme The Sandals Foundation, the non-profit arm of Sandals Resorts, has come on board to provide the Ministry of Education in Grenada with resources needed to continue the assessment and intervention programme of the School for the Deaf. The donation, valued at just over US$11,000/EC$28,000 continues the Foundation’s commitment to supporting educational advancement across the Caribbean. The donation includes a portable audiometer, literature and language resources, internationally standardised assessment tests, Amazons Fire tablets and a LCD Projector. Executive Director of the Sandals Foundation, Heidi Clarke, said it is … Continue reading

Climate change is an existential threat for us in the islands

CNN — Grenada and other Small Island Developing States are on the front line in the war against climate change. Although hurricanes are no stranger to the Caribbean, the overwhelming scientific evidence of how extreme weather conditions are worsening due to global warming shows that we need to take the signals that our Earth is sending us seriously. That evidence can be found in the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) 2018 special report on the effects of global warming above 1.5 degrees Celsius — and in the devastation left by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in the region, in … Continue reading

CARICOM MUST UNIFY TO RESIST IMPOSITION OF OAS BOSS 

Readers of this commentary, particularly those in small countries, might wonder why they should be concerned about who is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of any multilateral or international organisation. It could be claimed that the disposition of the person, holding such an office, is far removed from the existence of people who are focussed on the necessities of living and improving their lives. They would be wrong to dismiss interest in the holders of these positions. Caribbean small states are already marginalised in the world with little account being taken of the significant threats posed to their well-being. Among … Continue reading

A lending hand!!!

Please grant me space for publication so that the authority may correct their failures. If you live in HOPE not bad, however you may die in subside. Ah can’t take it anymore. Administrators come and administrators go in our tri-island state and some of our leaders have time and time again failed to give us adequate health care that is needed/necessary . Our families in and out of the state realise the need and have contributed in several forms/ways hoping that we would have received , if I may call it, today’s basic health care, but regrettable such has not … Continue reading

New Judge commits to working with Grenada Bar

High Court Judge, Justice Godfrey Smith, SC, who is currently on a 1-month stint in Grenada, has expressed a willingness to “work with the Grenada Bar to make the best” of the time that he has on island, despite the many challenges currently being faced by the judiciary. The Belizean-born judge gave his commitment at a recent special sitting of the court, held at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street to welcome him to the island. His comment followed remarks made by President of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA), Attorney-at-Law Lisa Taylor, who reiterated her … Continue reading

EDUCATION IS PRODUCTION. LET’S PRODUCE MORE!

This time of year is always an important one for students throughout the country. The primary school children have just completed the Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) exams. The CSEC (CXC) and Caribbean Advanced Proficiency Examinations (CAPE) are also now underway and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) wishes all students success as they prepare for and sit these exams. It is also an important time to reflect on what happens after examinations are completed. What are the available opportunities that can be pursued by young people as they complete this phase of their academic development? Many of the young people … Continue reading

Masked Man strikes in St. David

Police have not made any major breakthrough in Monday night’s incident in which a masked man attempted to enter into an apartment of a female US Peace Corp worker in the Bailes Bacolet/Corinth area of St. David. THE NEW TODAY understands that the masked man pretended that he was a policeman when he knocked on the door of the female volunteer worker and demanded that she opened it. A well-placed source said that the man shouted out “police” to the occupant and asked the occupant to open the door, failing which he would break it down. “The woman pulled the … Continue reading