CBI expert commends new CIU boss

A Citizenship by Investment Strategist, Johanan Lafeuille-Doughlin has commended the newly installed head of the Citizenship by Investment Unit (CIU), Thomas Anthony, for taking the necessary steps to safeguard the integrity of Grenada’s 6-year-old passporting selling scheme known as Citizenship by Investment (CBI) programme. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Lafeuille-Doughlin praised the new CEO for “doing a stellar job implementing the frameworks to ensure the safety and confidence that is needed in the programme for all involved”. Anthony has been engaged in the due diligence field in the CBI from Antigua and is a former Global … Continue reading

Real Value launches “Change for Change”

Real Value IGA Supermarket is taking to heart the famous words of Mahatma Gandhi, “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” and Margaret Mead who said, “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world”. As of Monday, April 15th, Real Value IGA Supermarket will be encouraging customers to ‘make a change, with their change’ by taking the opportunity to round up to the nearest dollar at check-out registers. This will allow customers to donate their change to a pre-selected charity of choice each month. A new charity will be selected … Continue reading

12 months in prison for two young men from Birchgrove

Two young men of Birchgrove, St. Andrew will spend the next 12 months at the Richmond Hill Prison for stealing. The sentence was handed down on 22-year-olds, Rondel Lesey and Hezron Farray by Magistrate Nevlyn John, after they entered guilty pleas before her at the Grenville Magistrate’s Court on Monday. They pleaded guilty to stealing a combined sum of EC$1, 700 from a dwelling house in the Birchgrove community occupied by a Ukrainian clergyman. The two were reportedly employed at a restaurant operated by the Ukrainians when the incidents occurred. Attorney-at-Law Andrew Thomas, who assisted with the matter, pleaded with … Continue reading

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It is unfortunate that a foreign chef has to bring back on the national agenda for discussion the serious lack of support by government to the key agriculture sector on the island. The international chef who is associated with the newly opened Silver Sands Resort called for more support from government to the dwindling agriculture sector to keep alive the burning desire of many to see a true marriage between tourism and agriculture for real and serious development in the country. The Chef lamented the fact that hotels are forced to contribute to the rising food import bill as they … Continue reading

Integrity Commission recruits Trinidadian-born attorney

The Integrity commission has hired a new attorney to head its investigations into alleged financial wrongdoings at the state-owned Marketing and National Importing Board (MNIB). An official from the Commission confirmed with THE NEW TODAY last week Friday that Trinidad-born Senior Counsel, Attorney-at-Law Douglas Mendes will replace Eugene Otuonye QC, who has been serving as the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) in the Turks and Caicos since January. Otuonye was selected for the high ranking position in his homeland, following an open recruitment process, based on recommendations from an interview panel led by the Chair of that country’s Judicial Service … Continue reading

The Organic Shrimp Farm, Fool Me Twice…

On 27th February 2017 a glitzy ground-breaking ceremony was held in St. Mark’s to launch the Grenada Sustainable Aquaculture (GSA). The project was to establish an organic shrimp farm that promised much needed employment in one of the most depressed parishes. According to GSA’s website, the project was to create “more than 400 new local jobs”, some of which were to be highly skilled, that would give young people educational opportunities at the university level. Naturally, many Grenadians welcomed this development because St. Mark’s deserves a break. This was not the first time the people of St. Mark’s were promised … Continue reading

DPP to continue gun related case against Vincentian

The Office of the Director of Public Prosecution has said it would not condone an attempt by Attorney-at-Law Arley Gill, to convince the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court to discontinue a gun-related charge brought against Vincentian national, Ricardo Mc fee. Mc Fee, who was on the run for two years was finally caught by law enforcement officers on the sister isle of Carriacou in December. The Vincentian was charged following a daring broad daylight shooting incident in the vicinity of the St. George’s Market Square on Halifax Street back in April 2016, which left one (1) individual nursing a gunshot wound … Continue reading

Education Minister speaks on Corporal Punishment

The ruling New National Party (NNP) administration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell will engage the public through a national consultation process on the issue of corporal punishment. This was stated by Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre, while speaking to reporters at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing held at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens in St. George’s. The female government minister was responding to a question posed to her on Corporal Punishment as Grenada has signed onto the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child which advocates the abolishment of Corporal Punishment from the law books, schools … Continue reading

Communal Cooperative promotes its Residential Mortgage Programme

A special mortgage is now being offered at the Communal Cooperative Credit Union (CCCU) with an interest rate of 4.99%, believed to be the lowest on the island. The Credit Union hosted a Residential Mortgage & Finance Symposium together with Insurance companies, Attorneys-at-Law, Valuator and Real Estate stakeholders at the Radisson Grand Beach Resort in an effort to provide information that will encourage perspective customers to make an informed decision towards purchasing their home. President of the Credit Union, Jusceno Jacob said the symposium was relevant for knowing the current financial landscape and the nature of property and home ownership … Continue reading

TRIBUTE to Hon. Mr. Justice Albert Redhead from the Grenada Bar Association and read at the Special Sitting of the Court in Antigua by local attorney-at-law, Ruggles Ferguson

Justice Albert Redhead was proud of his Grenadian roots. For many members of the Grenada Bar, this was their instinctive shared recollection on learning of his passing. His was a story all too familiar to those of his generation. From humble beginnings – in his case starting at Grenville Vale, St. George, Grenada – he was born to parents who recognised the transformative value of a good education as a springboard to personal development. His school journey took him from St. Luke’s Anglican School and later Presentation Brothers College in Grenada, to the loftier academic heights of London School of … Continue reading