National Footballer shouts ‘victimisation’ on foreign soil

A Grenadian National Footballer believes that he was victimised while playing for an international team in Lebanon and has returned home penniless. Twenty-one year old Saydrel Lewis returned to the island last Thursday night after fear for his life and pressure from his former football club Nejmeh SC caused him to sign his termination letter, only one month after he was contracted to play for one year. Lewis who plays Centre Forward, first started with Paradise Football Team and later went to play for Morvant Caledonia United in the twin island Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. It was in the … Continue reading

G’da amends CBI programme

The Lower House of Parliament last week Friday approved amendments to the Act governing its 5-year-old Citizenship by Investment Programme, to offer what it considers to be a more attractive range of benefits to investors. Minister for Trade, Industry, Co-operatives and CARICOM Affairs, Oliver Joseph who presented the Grenada Citizenship by Investment (Amendment) Bill 2019 in the House of Representatives said that the amendments expand the definition of dependents as it relates to CBI applications to include parents and grandparents who are below the age of 55, unmarried siblings of the main applicant and spouse as well as children born … Continue reading

Revolutionaries in opportunist clothing!!!

40 years after the birth of the Grenada Revolution, the first armed overthrow of an elected government in the English-speaking Caribbean, the mamagism continues by some of the adherents to leftwing politics. THE NEW TODAY finds it extremely difficult to understand what the so-called revolutionaries who were indoctrinated by Bernard Coard are commemorating this month after actively destroying what they had fought to bring about through the use of arms and ammunition. The decent and patriotic people who have been around in the 1979-83 era have a serious responsibility to educate and protect the new generation of unsuspecting Grenadians who … Continue reading

‘The dark old days of Government control of news and information’

A former opposition Senator and veteran journalist has once again raised concerns over the role of a government senator in hosting an independent programme on the Grenada Broadcasting Network (GBN). Ray Roberts has now written to the parent company of GBN, the Trinidad-based One Caribbean Media Ltd on the use of Senator Katisha Williams to take over the programme from Lew Smith. Following is the full text of Roberts’ letter: Mrs. Dawn Thomas Chief Executive Officer One Caribbean Media Ltd. Port-of-Spain Trinidad and Tobago February 18th, 2019 Dear Mrs. Thomas, Re Appointment of Government Senator to Host GBN’s “Beyond the … Continue reading

Grenada asked to provide $1.3M to LIAT

Despite claims that Grenada’s Fiscal Responsibility Act (FRA) will not allow government to pay the 25% pension and gratuity to public servants, Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell has said that government’s intention to financially aid LIAT with a one-off payment of over one million dollars will not go against the legislation that came as part of the Structural Adjustment Programme (SAP). The about turn on government’s position not to aid the financially-plagued regional airline was outlined Tuesday at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell. “Whatever we do, … Continue reading

Fire at Coyaba

An early morning fire on Wednesday caused substantial damage to the Laundry room of the popular Coyaba Resort on the Grand Anse beach. A brief statement from the owners of the hotel confirmed the fire but said that no one was injured. According to a family member, the fire was contained to the Laundry section and did not spread to any other part of the hotel plant. Fire tenders from the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) were alerted about the fire and responded quickly. The Fire Department is said to be investigating to determine the cause of the fire. Coyaba … Continue reading

Prime Minister Mitchell honours the Soca Artistes

“I can’t find more words to express how happy I am as Prime Minister of this country to see what you guys have done for this country. I don’t think we will ever be the same again.” These were the utterances of Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell as he offered appreciation plaques to the six Soca artistes who represented Grenada at the International Soca Monarch in Trinidad on March 1. Power Soca winner, Hollice “Mr. Killa” Mapp, together with third place winner in the competition, Hector “Mr. Legz Thomas, third place winner in the Groovy category, Jevaughn “Vaughn” John, along … Continue reading

Complainants to discontinue gun-related case against Vincentian national

A gun-related case brought against a Vincentian national, now on Remand at the Richmond Hill prison could soon come to an end. This information was relayed to the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court by local attorney-at-law Arley Gill who is representing the Vincentian, Ricardo Mc Fee, in a case arising from a shooting incident which dates back to April 2016. Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill has requested the complainant in the case – Damian Depradine also known as “Jigger,” Andre “Tug Life” La Touche, Romel Haynes and another individual whose name was given as ‘Paul” to appear before the court next … Continue reading

Elvis Morain is new Supervisor of Elections

After serving for five years as Supervisor of Elections, senior civil servant Alex Phillip has gone on pre-retirement leave. Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has confirmed that Phillip is being replaced at the Electoral Office by Acing Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture, Elvis Morain. Morain was officially sworn into the position on Tuesday by Governor General, Dame Cecile La Grenade. When contacted Tuesday by THE NEW TODAY newspaper on his departure from the office of the Supervisor of Elections, Phillip said: “It was a pleasure, I enjoyed it. I want to thank all the people who assisted in … Continue reading

Grenada Invitational is back on April 13

The Keith Mitchell-led government has entered a EC$1.5 million contract with the Grenada Invitational over the next three years with pledges of $500, 000 each year, according to Information Minister Senator Winston Garraway. He made the disclosure last week Friday during the official launch of the 3rd annual Grenada Invitational at Venus Sports Bar on Wall Street in Grand Anse, St. George. Financial woes attributed to cash flow issues contributed to controversy surrounding the hosting of the 2nd annual athletics meet last April. The Grenada Invitational had owed monies to service providers and athletes, a situation that ultimately led to … Continue reading