Four Years For Airport Security Supervisor

An airport security supervisor has been sentenced to four years in prison. Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill handed down the prison sentence on Donnett Hillaire last week Thursday at the St. George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court. The Happy Hill, St. George’s resident who was employed with the Grenada Airports Authority (GAA) at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) at Point Salines, St. George’s was charged with the offences of possession, trafficking, and conspiracy to traffic a controlled drug last December for which he pleaded guilty. He was jointly charged with another Airport Security Officer, Jaron Mitchell. However, the charges … Continue reading

Getting on in life!!!

Healthy eating and physical activity are encouraged for healthy ageing. While ageing your body needs nutrients to survive and stay healthy. Each of the 6 groups of nutrients; fats, carbohydrates, protein, minerals, vitamins and water. Foods in the 6 food groups provide these nutrients, picking an assortment from every food group throughout the day will ensure you get many nutrients and the variety of foods will make meals more interesting. In addition to eating healthy, physical activity plays an important role in healthy eating. Healthy eating can lower your risk for obesity, type 2 diabetes, coronary heart disease, cancer and … Continue reading

ECCB distances itself from bank fees

The Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) has voiced concern over the increase in commercial bank fees and charges across the Easter Caribbean Currency Union (ECCU), and the effects on depositors. In a statement issued to the regional media, the ECCB has distanced itself from being responsible for the increase. “The ECCB wishes to advise that it does not have the powers to regulate commercial banks’ fees and charges. As a consequence, individual banks determine their fees and charges,” the statement said. Recently RBTT imposed a monthly charge of $25.00 on persons holding bank accounts. According to the ECCB statement, the … Continue reading

Sir Reginald Oswald Palmer passes on

Former Governor General, Sir Reginald Oswald Palmer GCMG, MBE has died at the age of 93. THE NEW TODAY understands that he died Monday morning after being bed-ridden in recent weeks. Addressing the media during a press conference in St. George’s Monday afternoon, Press Secretary to Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, Kisha Alexander Grant, extended “profound sympathy to the family and friends of Sir Reginald on behalf of the Government of Grenada.” In a statement issued later in the day, Prime Minister Mitchell said, “Sir Reginald Palmer will be remembered and appreciated for his years of service to Grenada, ultimately … Continue reading

A Shepherd Laid To Rest

There was no shortage of Representatives from various denominations who came out to join their Roman Catholic Brethren for the Celebration of the life of a “home-grown” Bishop who had dedicated his entire priestly life towards Christian Unity through the spirit of ecumenism. His Lordship Bishop Vincent Darius who departed this life last month was finally laid to rest on Wednesday, four weeks following his death at a New York Hospital while undergoing medical treatment. Three days prior to the day of the funeral, sympathisers, young and old, including those on the sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique filed … Continue reading

NDC: Government should go back on negotiating table with Grenlec

“This government has not demonstrated any maturity and responsibility in its dealings with the Grenada Electricity Services Ltd. (Grenlec)”. Those words were uttered by former Minister of Finance, Nazim Burke who is the current Political Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). Speaking at a press conference called by Congress to address a possible showdown between the electricity company and the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration, Burke pointed accusing fingers at Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Works Minister Gregory Bowen as persons with a vendetta against Grenlec. “What we are seeing in fact is a government … Continue reading

New Project to revive Sea Moss Sales

The Sea Moss Farmers of Grenville Bay and Petite Bacaye have launched the “Sea Moss Mari-Culture Project”. It’s an initiative jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in collaboration with and funded by the UNDP – ICCAS project through the Community Climate Change Adaptation Fund (CCCAF). This project will train sea moss farmers in the surrounding communities of Grenville Bay in the culturing and post-harvest processing of sea moss. The Sea Moss Farmers of Grenville Bay and Petite Bacaye have embarked on a new program which will allow them to continue to benefit from … Continue reading

Son of Jericho denies having gun

In the wake of calls from Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James for persons having illegal firearms in their possession to turn them in to the police, another person has been brought to court on allegations that he used a weapon in settling a dispute. The suspect is Anthony Baptiste, the son of deceased radio personality, Anthony “Jericho” Greenidge. Baptiste, a Labourer who resides at Grand Anse Valley, St. George’s is accused of using a gun last week Tuesday to inflict a wound on the upper left side of Raphael Joseph’s head. A high level source confided in THE NEW … Continue reading

China donates medical equipment to Ministry of Health

The health sector in Grenada has received a much-needed boost through the donation of medical supplies from China. The items including a number of beds, incubators, and stretchers were handed over to Health Minister Nicholas Steele and the person he succeeded, Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen, now Minister for Foreign Affairs by resident Chinese Ambassador, Madam Ou Boqian, during a brief ceremony last week Thursday on the compound of the Mt. Gay Mental Hospital, St. George. In making the donation on behalf of her Government, Ambassador Boqian acknowledged the challenges faced by the health sector in both countries and also highlighted the … Continue reading

Rotary Club donates to CHORES

The Rotary Club of Grenada on May 12 made a financial donation to The Children’s Health Organisation Relief and Educational Services (CHORES). A cheque for EC$3438.50 was presented by the club to Chairperson of Chores, Dr. Beverly Nelson to assist with its Spring 2016 Clinic that was held April 25-29. Dr. Nelson expressed gratitude to the Club in support of the project. She indicated that it was not feasible to host this year’s programme at the usual facility, which is currently undergoing construction. She added that CHOES was “very comfortable” at this year’s venue, the medical suite at the National … Continue reading