Moves on towards developing Chess

Chess in Grenada has received a significant boost with the recent visit of Grandmaster Nigel Short, MBE, one of the most celebrated British players. Grandmaster Short left Grenada over the weekend, following a four-day visit ‘spreading the gospel of Chess’. A world championship finalist in 1993, and once ranked No 3 in the world, Grandmaster Short has been playing Chess for over 48 years. In a packed four-day programme from February 26 to March 2, Grandmaster Short participated in the launch of the first ever Grenada Chess Federation on February 28 where he spoke and also played simultaneous exhibition matches … Continue reading

Ashton family donates to Alma Mata

The St. Joseph’s Catholic Primary School in Morne Jaloux, St. George, is now equipped with seven (7) laptops to help with the development of children’s learning, compliments the generosity of Hayden Ashton, a former student who currently resides in the United States. Ashton was accompanied by his younger brother, Hamilton and Maria, his younger sister, who are also past students of the school, when the donation was made last week Thursday, during a ceremony at the school, which was witnessed by the students during the morning’s assembly. In addition to the laptops, six (6) tablets were awarded to students who … Continue reading

Mr Killa brings home soca crown

Grenada’s Mr. Killa has won the 2019 International Soca Monarch (ISM) title in neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago to historically bring the title and the crown outside of the twin island republic and to the Spice Isle for the very first time. Mr. Killa, whose real name is Hollice Mapp performed his popular hit, ‘Run wid it,’ in position number six (6) out of eight (8) other regional competitors to take home the TT$1 million first prize. He performed on the big stage in front of an elaborate set in the form of a castle, dressed as a king surrounded by … Continue reading

Nigerian medical student freed of sex charges

23-year old Nigerian medical student, Joshua Okoronkwo walked out of a St. George’s high court lat week Friday a free man following sexually-related charges slapped on him by the police. Okoronkwo was freed from two (2) indictable sex charges last week Friday in a surprising verdict returned by a 9-member jury at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court on St. John’s Street. The Nigerian was facing charges of defilement of a young female between the ages of 13 and 16 and permitting the defilement of a 15-year-old secondary school student, in July last year, weeks prior to completing his … Continue reading

SJCS teacher vs NNP Government

Lawyers representing the State and a female secondary school teachers are getting ready for a brutal legal battle within the next few weeks on the right of the Keith Mitchell-led ruling New National Party (NNP) to dock the salaries of striking public officers. The school teacher is being represented by attorney-at-law, Cajeton Hood, the former Attorney-General under the 2013-18 Mitchell government and Guyanese Darshan Ramdhani who currently occupies the chair as Principal Legal advisor to the same administration. THE NEW TODAY understands that the two legal teams will focus their arguments before the sitting high court judge on two cases … Continue reading

Grenada to make financial contribution to LIAT

The Grenada government Tuesday said it would be making a “cash contribution” to the cash-strapped Antigua-based regional airline, LIAT, less than a week after the regional shareholder governments urged Caribbean countries to contribute to the future of the island-hopping airline. “We will make a cash contribution to LIAT this month and going forward we will pay LIAT additional funds based on load factor. Government’s decision is based on what was presented at the recently inter-sessional meeting,” said CARICOM Affairs Minister Oliver Joseph. “LIAT is in a dire financial situation and that one-off contribution is to ensure that it continues flying … Continue reading

TRIBUTE FROM THE GRENADA NATIONAL ORGANISATION OF WOMEN (GNOW)

On the passing of Jacqueline Cornwall One of the Founding Members – Grenada National Organisation of Women Former President – Grenada National Organisation of Women Former Member of the Senate Former Executive Board Member of World YWCA Former President of the Young Women Christian Association-YWCA Grenada Former Member of the Conference of Churches – Grenada Former Member of the Lady of the Rosary The President, Executive Committee, Management Committees of all our Affiliates, Members and staff of the Grenada National Organisation of Women (GNOW) take this opportunity to extend heartfelt condolences to the husband, children, family and friends of the … Continue reading

Three Caught with Ganja worth $1.5 Million

A VINCENTIAN AND THE SON of a former Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) are among a trio caught up in one of the latest marijuana raids in recent weeks by Grenada police. Kester La Barrie was arrested last week in Vendomme, along with the Vincentian national, McLean Brown and a third man, Gregory Joseph. According to police, the suspects were intercepted in the Black Forest area, and a search of the two vehicles they were using turned up 658 pounds of marijuana, packaged in plastic wrapping. Thirty-four year-old La Barrie, whose occupation was given as Labourer, … Continue reading

Respect rule of law internationally

The United States of America, Canada and the English-speaking countries of the Caribbean together share the deeply-held values of democracy and human rights more than the majority of other countries in the Western hemisphere. The long history of slavery and indentured bondage in the English-speaking Caribbean, linked to the courageous act of Abraham Lincoln to end slavery in the United States and the immortal recognition in the US Constitution that “all men are created equal”, bind the peoples of the US and the English-speaking Caribbean in jealously safeguarding democracy and human rights. The kinship, born of that experience, has been … Continue reading

The Devon Smith Players Pavilion

The main players pavilion at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium was last week Wednesday named in honour of Devon Smith, in recognition for his many contributions to the game of Cricket. The recognition came about three (3) weeks after Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell announced this during his address at the Military Parade and Rally on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of the country’s Independence on February 7 at the Kirani James Athletic and Football Stadium. Smith, who hails from Hermitage in St. Patrick, is considered the most prolific batsman in the West Indies first-class championship history with a … Continue reading