Crisis in the legal system

Following the complete shutdown of all criminal and civil high courts in Grenada in May, 2018 the Grenada Bar Association gave the government of Grenada until 31 December, 2018 to provide suitable accommodations to collectively house all High Courts and ancillary services. In advance of that deadline, the Minister for Legal Affairs assured the public that plans were well underway for the government to acquire the RBTT building on Gore Street, St. George’s for that purpose. Reliable information subsequently reached the Bar that since in or about October, 2018 the government was outbid for the purchase of that building by … Continue reading

Ken Whiteman finally surfaces!!!

Mr. George Worme Editor of the Grenada Today Newspaper Dear Sir, Re: Publication in Grenada Today on GFA Financial Issues As General Secretary of the GFA I feel very compelled to respond to the article published in the paper under the caption “GFA President Tight Lipped on Financial Issues.” Although the article seems to target President Joseph, l take the responsibility to respond to same given that the image of the GFA, the Secretariat and by extension the FINANCE Officer and the General Secretary are all implicated by the content of the article. Firstly, let me unequivocally state that the … Continue reading

PM MITCHELL: NOTHING AMISS WITH RE-ASSIGNMENT OF PERMANENT SECRETARIES

Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell has said that there is nothing amiss with the re-assignment of Permanent Secretaries or any other public officers. Responding to a question on Monday’s Beyond the Headlines programme on the Grenada Broadcasting Network, Dr. Mitchell said Ministers of Government are also re-assigned from time to time, and he too, has changed portfolios. The question spoke specifically to what was reported in the news as the planned re- assignment of the Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Education, Findley “Scholar” Jeffrey and linking this to matters relating to the industrial action taken by teachers last … Continue reading

Solid Waste investigation still on!!!

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Solid Waste Management Authority, Dr. Bert Brathwaite has confirmed that the investigation into alleged wrong-doing at the state body is still ongoing. Speaking to THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday, Dr. Brathwaite said that he has not been able to do any extensive probing into the allegations that were first brought to his attention by this newspaper about the alleged misuse of the Credit Card of the authority. He said that there is no truth to reports making the rounds that the board has completed its investigation and concluded that there was … Continue reading

Telecommunication companies battle over LTE licence

Telecommunications provider, Flow is taking Minister of Infrastructure Development and Public Utilities, Gregory Bowen and several other parties to court in its efforts to get the Long Term Evolution (LTE) licence granted by government to its rival, Digicel be revoked. In making the announcement Tuesday in St. George’s, Minister Bowen said that Flow is also taking legal action against the regulating body known as the Eastern Caribbean Telecommunications Authority (ECTEL) and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (NTRC). During a sitting of the House of Representatives in December 2018, Minister Gregory Bowen briefed Parliament about the development arising between Digicel and … Continue reading

Problems at Solid Waste

All is not well at the state-owned Solid Waste Management Authority. A well-placed official contacted THE NEW TODAY newspaper following last week’s issue which focused on the alleged misuse of the company’s credit card to facilitate an overseas trip by a prominent member of the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution who is not known to be an employee of the state body. The official made mention of the burning of documents belonging to the Financial Department of the authority in the wake of reports about certain alleged wrong-doing at Solid Waste. He said that a few days ago documents from the department … Continue reading

Christmas cheers from NAWASA

The National Water and Sewerage Authority continued its support of less fortunate individuals by providing more than three dozen Grenadians with food hampers, ahead of Christmas 2018, as part of its ongoing promotion, which fits in to its corporate social responsibility. A total of 40 hampers were distributed to individuals on mainland Grenada and the sister isles of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, during the week of December 17- 21, 2018, as a means of bringing Christmas cheer to individuals of lesser means. Some of those receiving hampers, shared their joy on benefiting from this NAWASA promotion. “I want to thank … Continue reading

Real Value IGA Supermarket: “Serving the Community”

Real Value IGA Supermarket demonstrated its commitment of “Serving the Community” with the distribution of over 25 Christmas Hampers to homes for the aged, children’s homes and a variety of families in need during the 2018 holiday season. This is an annual hamper distribution of food and toiletry items which has been taking place for the past 15 years. The Management and staff of Real Value IGA Supermarket believe in making an impact throughout the island visiting each parish over a two-day distribution period every December. According to Marketing Manager for Real Value IGA Supermarket, Cheryl Rennie, the business’ investment … Continue reading

Derick Sylvester: The judicial system could come to a halt

Attorney at Law and former Chairman of the Public Service Commission (PSC), Derick Sylvester has expressed fears that Grenada could be plunged into a constitutional crisis if the judiciary is not fixed urgently by the government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Sylvester was among those lawyers who heeded the call of the Grenada Bar Association (GBA) to assemble Monday at the Car Park of the Supreme Court Registry on Church Street, St, George’s to protest against government’s disregard for the Judiciary. He told reporters that if the legal system is not given the attention it requires then everything may … Continue reading

$75, 000 BAIL FOR “JIGGER”

Carenage Man Charged with Attempted Murder The St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court has granted bail in the sum of $75, 000 on Wednesday to Carenage, St. George’s resident, Damion “Jigger” Depradine who is the main suspect in a shooting incident that occurred on December 30 in the Grand Anse area that left one man nursing a gun shot wound to his right shoulder. Magistrate Tahira Gellineau granted bail to Depradine who was represented by Attorney-at-Law Derick Sylvester. The Carenage man is facing an Attempted Capital Murder charge following the gun-play incident outside South City Plaza along the Grand Anse … Continue reading