GCPP disappointed

Founder of the Grenadian Christian Political Party (GCPP), Derick Sealey, has expressed disappointment with the manner in which Grenadians are being treated when it comes to the introduction of National Health Insurance (NHI) in the country. The NHI, which is in its technical development stage, is expected to make available a basket of universal health services to citizens, who are being automatically electronically registered to access the proposed benefits upon receipt of healthcare services at the nation’s hospitals and health clinics. In an interview with THE NEW TODAY last week Thursday, Sealey expressed disappointed with what he describes as “limited … Continue reading

Undemocratic and autocratic leader!!!

It would be quite remise of me if I didn’t take the time off to comment on the recent developments on the political front in “Pure” Grenada. Firstly, I would like to commend the editors of last weekend’s newspapers. After reading most of them I breathed a sigh of relief…All is not lost!! There are a “few” individuals who can still be classified as persons who can see the bigger picture in certain circumstances and who did not wallow in gossip and derogatory statements especially after “The unmasking of the Mask man”. It was quite unfortunate that our people had … Continue reading

Where are the cojones?

Grenadians love to boast about being a Christian country, yet we have repeatedly put in power, a man who shows little respect for biblical teachings and examples. In both the old and new testaments, men are urged to respect women, but unless there was a scarcity of quality men, women were always admonished not to usurp the leadership roles of their men. Over the years, doc has been tilting the leadership balance of the Eh Nen Pee in favour of women. Based on performance, none of these women can truly be said to be of prime ministerial material. The natural … Continue reading

Republic Bank Awards Another Outstanding Academic Achiever

Hats off to Ms. Karxena S. Harford, of Balthazar, St. Andrew, for being awarded the Top Academic Achiever at the 2017 T.A. Marryshow Community College (T.A.M.C.C.) Graduation exercise, held Thursday, July 20, 2017 at the National Cricket Stadium. Republic Bank, each year sponsors the T.A.M.C.C. Award for Overall Academic Excellence. This award is presented to the student attaining the highest grade point average (GPA). Ms. Harford received the prestigious award, having attained a GPA of 3.95, from the Natural Sciences Programme in the School of Arts, Sciences and Professional Studies. She was presented with the prestigious award by Ms. Aesia … Continue reading

Allison Miller is new Ombudsman

Grenada has a new head in the Office of Ombudsman located at the Public Workers Union (PWU) building on the Port Highway in St. George’s. An official at the office confirmed to THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Monday that Allison Miller who held the rank of Permanent Secretary has taken up the job with effect from August 1, 2017. Miller is replacing the late Nadica Mc Intyre, a former Cabinet Secretary who died in May after a battle against cancer. After Mc Intyre’s death, civil servant Ronnie Marryshow was placed in the post in an acting capacity. The Ombudsman is … Continue reading

One Dead in Vehicular Accident

Police are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of Nigel Charles of Pomme Rose early Wednesday morning in a vehicular accident in an area known as Tabor Hill in St. David’s. Charles died on the spot from injuries sustained in accident that took place around 6.45 a.m. His car, registration No. PA 461 collided with a passenger bus, HAD 37. THE NEW TODAY understands that Charles, a Security Officer stationed at Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited was travelling in the direction of St. George’s and the bus in the opposite direction. There are unconfirmed reports that the deceased tried to overtake … Continue reading

“Spiritual wickedness in high places”

“For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.” This is a passage taken from Ephesians 6:12 in the King James version of the Bible. And THE NEW TODAY is hearing a lot of people refer to this important verse in the bible these days in relation to certain happenings in the Spice Isle at the moment. With each senseless and suspicious incident including death these days on the island, a certain section of the population is recalling the build-up to … Continue reading

Shareholders to benefit from Co-op Bank listing on ECSC

The Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited (GBCL), regarded as the island’s only indigenous bank has listed on the Eastern Caribbean Securities Commission (ECSE) and shareholders stand to benefit. The bank is the fourth Grenadian company to list on ECSE. GCBL invited the local media to a press briefing last week Thursday at the St. Andrew’s Room at Spice Island Beach Resort in Morne Rouge to witness the unveiling of the Bank’s symbol on the trading board. This move by the GBCL provides for trading of shares for the bank’s customers. The listing comes as the Bank celebrates its 85th anniversary of … Continue reading

Seetahal: Tent judging needs to be re-evaluated

CEO of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal has cleared the air on charges that the Kingman Calypso Tent in La Sagesse should not have been judged this year due to the limited amount of calypsonians in the cast. According to Seetahal, if a decision was made not to judge the tent that is run by eight-time calypso monarch winner, Edson “Ajamu Mitchell, it would have had to be done for all the other tents. He told reporters that although Kingman Tent did not meet the full criteria for judging, it could not have been penalised because many of the … Continue reading

Bishop Harvey: Church must create culture of vocation

New Bishop of the Diocese of St George’s, Grenada, Clyde Harvey, says young men and women should not be told to become priests and nuns as have often been the case over the years. Rather, he said the church must create a culture of vocation which will enable them to seamlessly enter into the religious life. “We have to create a church culture in which everybody who is Christian believes that every moment of my life I am called by God and that every moment of my life the Spirit of God is stirring me up to do his work,” … Continue reading