Is Acting Commissioner of Police Winston James a politically inclined person?

THE NEW TODAY is asking the question in light of statements allegedly made by the island’s top cop last week Wednesday at a meeting held between newly re-elected Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). It should be recalled that Mr. James was lured out of retirement by Prime Minister Mitchell after the 2013 elections to take charge of the force once again after a perceived problem developed with the then office holder, Willan Thompson. The perception had been around for sometime that Mr. James might have been a supporter of the Mitchell-led … Continue reading

Two remanded on Non-Capital Murder charge

Two young men from the small village of Beaton in St. David are facing a joint charge of Non-Capital Murder in connection with the March 24 death of 61-year old Francis Williams of the same village. 37-year-old Auto Body Repairman Davis Gulston, and Johnny Perryman, a 25-year-old Construction Worker, appeared last week Wednesday before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court on the charge, which carries a maximum penalty of life imprisonment. Although, they were not represented by counsel, both murder accused persons indicated to the court that they have retained the services of Attorney-at-Law Derick … Continue reading

Pure Grenada Welcomes World Arc Rally 2018

Pure Grenada, the Spice of the Caribbean was delighted to welcome the final 14 yachts in the World ARC Atlantic Rally for Cruisers Round the World race 2017-2018. World ARC is a round-the-world adventure taking place over 15 months and covering 26,000 nautical miles. The event features a mix of cruising and exploring the world. Forty-five participants in this year’s event represented several countries including the US, UK, Italy, Netherlands, Germany, Latvia and Sweden. The Grenada Tourism Authority worked closely with Camper & Nicholson Port Louis Marina, Westerhall Estate Ltd., Digicel, the Marine and Yachting Association of Grenada (MAYAG) and … Continue reading

Co-op Bank opens new “Excellence Centre” banking facility

Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited officially opened the doors of its new premises for the Spiceland Mall Retail Banking Unit, located at the recently added wing of the Spiceland Mall. The Banking facility, dubbed the “Excellence Centre” was established to provide enhanced customer experiences and modern comfort and conveniences for its Retail, Corporate and Commercial customers. The opening ceremony was held on March 22 at the new location in the presence of one hundred (100) guests including Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, Linda Felix-Berkeley, Resident Representative of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), and Venerable Michael Marshall of the Anglican Diocese. … Continue reading

Some teachers affected by late salaries and no one-off payment

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has confirmed that some teachers did not get their salaries on time for the month of March. In an interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Lewis blamed “recklessness and careless” on the part of the Finance Department of the Ministry of Education for the non-payment of salaries and the promised one-off payment of $750.00 due to some teachers. He said the issue was brought to the attention of the Ministry of Education last Thursday and the union was told that some teachers were “accidentally bumped off the system”. “To us … Continue reading

The Caribbean: Facing a Fatal Fate

High-tide flooding is set to become an every-other-day affair in coastal areas along the Gulf of Mexico and the East Coast of the United States of America by the year 2100. It will also fatally harm the countries of the Caribbean. As the level of the sea continues to rise, conditions will be calamitous long before that 82-year period is reached. The resulting flooding will not be storm related; it will occur simply because the level of the sea has risen above the level of land. When storms also strike, conditions will be even worse. This 82-year projection is based … Continue reading

Allegations of irregularities

Mr. Alex Phillip Acting Supervisor of Elections Tanteen Terrace, St. George’s GRENADA, W.I. Dear Mr. Alex Phillip: A number of allegations of irregularities were brought to your attention by several entities prior to the General Elections which you promised to address after the elections scheduled for 13 March 2018. Somehow the date of 19 March 2018 stands out in my mind as the date given by you to address those matters. To date, however, I have heard nothing about a report or explanation about those allegations. One would think that in your capacity of Supervisor of Elections – after reading … Continue reading

NO PARLIAMENTARY OPPOSITION – A NON-ISSUE!!!

There is no constitutional challenge nor is there any constitutional crisis in Grenada having no Leader of the Opposition in the Parliament. The constitution provides for the appointment of a Leader of the Opposition, section 66.2, as well as for when such an appointment is not possible, section 62.2; and in both cases, the Governor-General acts in his/her own deliberate judgment. In fact; Grenada’s recent history attests that for the previous two general elections in January 1999 and in February 2013, when the New National Party (NNP) formed the government after capturing all of the fifteen seats in the House … Continue reading

Celebration and Appreciation

The St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School (SAASS) celebrates Intercol success in 2018. Some will ask what is there to celebrate in 2018 when at the end of the games the Grenada Boys Secondary School won the boys category of this customary showdown which is primarily between SAASS and GBSS. SAASS has not won the girls category either. In fact, history was made as the girls from St. Joseph’s Convent Grenville clinched the victory leaving the defending champs, Anglican High School in dismay and disappointment as they had to settle for second place. So, SAASS has not won any of these … Continue reading

The progressives are very impatient!!!

Because of Good Friday we can celebrate the risen Christ. Without Peter’s denial and betrayal there would have been no Good Friday. In the midst of betrayal and hypocrisy there is hope. I trust that you had a Blessed Easter and that we can muster the hope required to survive the turbulent times ahead. As a youth in the 70s, many of us young people dedicated our life’s work to building a nation where the poor and working people could have a decent chance at life. Young impressionable minds, looking up to leaders who spoke a language that inspired us … Continue reading