Brian Melito talks about the 2016 murder of his wife

“My life is defined by one half when I felt that I was one of the luckiest people in the world and then ever since January 24, 2016 when I’ve suddenly become one of the unluckiest people in the world.” Those were the words of 64-year-old Brian Melito, husband of 39-year-old Jessica Colker who was brutally murdered by Dave Benjamin, while vacationing in Grenada in January 2016. Melito opened up about the murder of his wife at a UK news station recently, stating that Benjamin who is currently serving a life sentence at Her Majesty’s Prison “took one of the … Continue reading

Kidnapped victims are still alive !!!

The Venezuelan kidnappers of two persons including a Grenadian in an alleged illegal drug business that went sour have released a second video on Social Media demanding a ransom payment for their release. Soubise resident, Marlon Garraway is one of the persons identified in the video which shows the two men with their hands tied in front of them and standing in front of a wall. A gunman is seen standing on top of the wall, brandishing a gun and often hitting the captives in their heads with the weapon. The gunman reportedly has in one of his hands a … Continue reading

The late Fr. Peter Clarke

English-born Dominican Catholic priest, Fr. Peter Clarke who spent most of his religious life serving in Grenada was finally laid to rest on Tuesday. Fr. Peter died on March 27 at age 86. He was born on April 5, 1932 with his twin brother Isidore who also became a Catholic priest. A heavy contingent of Dominican priests flew out of the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) on Monday for Barbados to attend Fr. Peter’s funeral and Monday night’s vigil service for the late Dominican priest. His name is expected to be enshrined at the recently built Memorial Wall at Roxborough … Continue reading

“Shabba” attacked and injured

One man is hospitalised nursing several chop wounds to his body, while the alleged perpetrator is at large, following an incident that occurred on Monday night in the vicinity of Motley Hill in St. George. Information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that the victim, 54-year-old Clyde ‘Shabba’ Braveboy from Morne Jaloux, claimed to have been physically attacked by a man, who he only recognised by face, who delivered several chop wounds to his body. Head of the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), Inspector Trevor Rodney told this newspaper that he was not in a position … Continue reading


The launch of the 2018 Spicemas has ignited a concern I have had for several years. The concern is that of the lack of a dignified role for the National Carnival Queen. On Carnival Thursday night when the queen show is held, a Grenadian woman filled with intelligence, talent, and grace is crowned Miss Grenada National Queen. One would expect that young lady to have various roles to highlight her title. One would expect that in the capacity as Miss Grenada, that young lady will be given the opportunity, platform and resources to champion a cause of their choice or … Continue reading

Farine tradition in Carriacou

The Division of Agriculture within the Ministry of Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs is keeping the farine tradition alive. Growing over an acre of cassava in the Dumfries area, Extension Officer Patrick Mathurine who oversees the process says that this has been part of the Division’s agricultural revitalszation programme since 2010. Noting the additional income that can be derived from farine, Mathurine is encouraging farmers in Carriacou and Petite Martinique to grow cassava and produce the by product which is farine. He said that cassava is an ideal crop for the island since it requires little rainfall and is not … Continue reading

Day of Reckoning a coming!

Within the space of an hour of listening to the BBC World News of Friday, April 06, 2018, was heard the indictment of two powerful world leaders – Jacob Zuma of South Africa and Luis Inacio Lulu da Silva of Brazil – the former charged with corruption, racketeering, fraud and money laundering, the latter convicted of taking bribes. Two days ago, former South Korean President, Park Geun –hye, (first female leader of her country) was convicted on corruption charges. The year 2017 closed with one of the longest serving, most powerful, most wealthy leaders being run out of office, President … Continue reading

Political parties need to clean up!!!

On listening to a radio program a few days ago hosted by a gentleman who represents the New National Party, he stated that it was past time for the NDC candidates to take down their posters, billboards and other items because general elections are long gone. I got the impression that the NDC was negligent in doing so and I had to agree with him as he was making a very valid point. However, yesterday while travelling around the island of Carriacou, I found not only posters of the NDC but also of the NNP, and in addition, several areas … Continue reading

The way forward!!!

Has the National Democratic Congress (NDC) started to do the stock-taking as to why the party lost all 15 seats in the March 13 general election? If the process has started, then who is doing this very important exercise for the party that looked very impressive during the rallies in the lead up to the elections until it was blown away on Election Day by a combination of factors. THE NEW TODAY is suggesting that a 3-member team of competent persons who are not members of Congress should be invited by the party to conduct this most important exercise to … Continue reading

Pure Grenada Attracts Much Attention at Major Dive Consumer Show

Pure Grenada, Spice of the Caribbean shared new developments with hundreds of consumers, travel agents and media in the largest dive consumer show in the US, Beneath the Sea. The team attending the show at the end of March included Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) US Director of Sales, Christine Noel-Horsford, Aquanauts Grenada’s Gerlinde Seupel and Diane Martino of Lumbadive, Carriacou. Beneath the Sea attracts over 14,000 divers and non-divers from New Jersey, New York and Connecticut over a three (3) day period. The North East region is a lucrative market with the largest concentration of consumers. Participation in the show … Continue reading