Grenada prefers “dialogue” in Venezuela crisis

Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister Peter David has reiterated a call that was often made during the ill-fated 1979-83 Grenada Revolution for the Caribbean to be recognised as a Zone of Peace. David made the call in St. George’s at a press conference against the backdrop of a power play between the United States, China and Russia in the uncertain situation in Venezuela where President Nicolas Maduro is under pressure to remain in office in Caracas. Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaidó has been trying to woo the army to help bring about regime change in Caracas but Military chiefs have so … Continue reading

$26,000 Found on Vincentian Suspect

A Vincentian national who was caught with $26, 000.00 in his possession has been remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison after a charge of money laundering was slapped on him. The suspect, 20-year-old Pavel Patterson was charged by police following his arrest Sunday on the sister isle of Carriacou. A police source told THE NEW TODAY that police discovered the money on Patterson in his back pack, shortly after disembarking the Osprey ferry. The suspect appeared unrepresented at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court on Wednesday, before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau, who took the decision to remand him to prison … Continue reading

Grenadian Killed in Brooklyn

A Grenadian was killed early Wednesday morning in Brooklyn in what police in New York are describing as a hit and run accident. The woman has been identified as Linda Douglas who is a sister of local Attorney-at-law George Prime. Douglas was struck by a flatbed truck at Nostrand and Flatbush Avenues in Brooklyn while on her way to work. A shocked George Prime told THE NEW TODAY that he was called and notified about the accident involving his sister who was on her way to work in Manhattan. He said the details about the accident are still sketchy. According … Continue reading

Hood defends government’s position on Ewart Layne appeal

Former Attorney General Cajeton Hood has said that the Keith Mitchell-led government had taken a non-interference approach in the court matters involving the attempt by former revolutionary convicted murderer Ewart Layne to seek admittance to practice as an attorney at the local Bar. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Hood said that he had been representing Layne from “the inception of his High Court claim” and that when he became Attorney-General after the 2013 general election, he decided to recuse himself from the case. Layne’s application for admittance to the Bar was heard in 2013 by then … Continue reading

Steelband woes in the Spice Isle

“Selfishness, greed, and maliciousness”. Those were the words used by the Grenada Steelbands Association (GSA) in launching a broadside against a rival faction that has moved to unseat the incumbent President, Jason Skeete. The GSA sent a stinging letter to Culture Minister, Senator Nolan Cox in which it described the breakaway faction as engaging in unethical, unprofessional, deceitful, and immoral acts against the steelband body. An attempt was made last year to unseat Skeete in a vote of no-confidence brought by several members of the large bands in the country like Republic Bank Angel Harps, and Commancheros. Skeete is known … Continue reading

Déjà Vu

In 1998, the Court ruled that Government breached Richard Duncan’s Constitutional right and constructively dismissed him when he was asked to take indefinite leave from his post of Accountant General. Keith Mitchell decided to victimise Duncan because he was “too fresh”. Duncan was a young man, with more than 20 years still to serve in the public service. Although far from retirement age, because of Mitchell’s vindictiveness, Mr. Duncan has been receiving our tax dollars as a pensioner for over 20 years. Today, he is still a man of working age. Fast forward to September 2017; same vindictive Prime Minister, … Continue reading

Finally, Grenada to fund LIAT!!!

At long last the Government of Grenada has decided to inject much needed funds in regional carrier LIAT. Grenadians will recall the obstinate attitude of Prime Minister Mitchell in relation to the subject matter. His infantile tantrums about LIAT and its management often left regional leaders scratching their heads about an attitude that defies reason. He even set preconditions that must be met before Grenadian taxpayers money can be invested in the regional airline. He ranted and raved about flight itinerary, operational costs, managerial incompetence to name a few. At the same time he committed the country’s funds to pay … Continue reading

Education Minister: Teachers are marking the SBAs

Teachers have apparently ignored the directive of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) on the “Work to Rule” and have marked the School Based Assessments (SBAs) of students for the 2019 exams. According to Education Minister, Emmalin Pierre, a total of 19 out of the 22 secondary schools on the island have submitted their SBA scores by Monday to the online platform provided by CXC and that she anticipated that by Tuesday the Ministry of Education will get the remainder. Speaking to reporters at Tuesday’s post-Cabinet Press Briefing, Minister Pierre said she has not received any reports of teachers refusing … Continue reading

CELEBRATION OF THE LIFE OF THE LATE ALBERT REDHEAD 28th November 1938 – 4th March 2019 by The Right Honourable Sir Dennis Byron on March 26 at the St John’s Anglican Cathedral in Antigua

It was with great sadness that I learnt of the passing of Justice Albert Redhead. And then June, his dear wife and widow invited me to deliver this eulogy at this service. I knew him as a longstanding colleague and as my dear friend. This honour bestowed upon me quickly made me realise that I had to overcome my feelings of sadness as he had lived a life that should be celebrated: the life of a man short in stature but larger than life with an extroverted personality, and a passion that was evident in everything that he did. Justice … Continue reading

Gouyave resident wins Supermarket Sweepstake

A lucky customer of Axel Finance Grenada walked away with just over $400.00 worth of groceries after successfully completing the task set out in a supermarket sweepstake competition at the Foodland Supermarket. Leon DeCoteau of Gouyave, St. John and Amelia Harris were both given two minutes to fill their baskets with groceries worth $500.00 or less at the Foodland Supermarket at the St. George’s Market Square. Harris was the first given to start the ball rolling and at the end of the two minutes was able to fill her basket with $384.59 worth of groceries. However, DeCoteau did better and … Continue reading