Investigation announced for Panorama cancellation

The Government of Grenada will launch an investigation into the circumstances which led to the postponement of the National Panorama Championships which were scheduled for Saturday, August 12th at the National Stadium. The Government is extremely concerned about the fact that Panorama did not take place as planned and pan lovers, as well as pan players, including the large number of young people, were deprived of an opportunity to participate in this rich annual cultural tradition. The Government expresses solidarity with pan lovers and everyone in general following the last minute postponement of this important aspect of our carnival and … Continue reading

Research training for Multi-Dimensional Poverty underway in the OECS

Training seminars that build the capacity of public servants, and community representatives, in data collection on multi-dimensional poverty are currently being held in select OECS Member States. The OECS Commission, in collaboration with the United Nations Development Programme’s (UNDP) Sub-regional Office for the OECS and Barbados, is conducting Training of Trainer Workshops in Participatory Action Research on multi-dimensional poverty. The initiative, which forms part of the Multi-dimensional Approaches to Poverty Eradication Project (MDAPP), has successfully completed training in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Grenada and Antigua and Barbuda. Additional training sessions are scheduled to continue in Dominica and St. Lucia … Continue reading

Boyzie takes soca crown again to Sauteurs

By Nisha Paul 24-year-old Jalon “Boyzie” Olive made history at the National Cricket Stadium last week Saturday morning when he was crowned Soca Monarch for the third consecutive year on conclusion of the highly anticipated National Soca Monarch Competition. Hailing form Sauteurs, St. Patrick’s also known as “Crown City”, Boyzie successfully defended his crown as one of the people’s favourite, performing a selection called “D intention” from position 13. He was clad in a gold suit and surrounded by his accompanying team, which presented a display of various aspects of Grenadian culture. Hoisted from a crane, the defending monarch, who … Continue reading

The Panorama fiasco!!!

THE NEW TODAY is anxiously awaiting the outcome of the inquiry as announced by government into the fiasco that resulted in the cancellation of the national panorama championship last Saturday night at the national stadium. There has been no official statement from the government set-up body known as Spicemas Corporation (SMC) as to what might have triggered the decision to call off the show that turned out to be a grave and serious national embarrassment. Quite naturally, there has been all kinds of speculation from the public in the face of what appears to be a black-out on information from … Continue reading

Dash retains national Groovy title

Policeman Shondell “Dash” Amada has successfully retained the National Groovy Monarch title with a selection called “Hit after hit,” having amassed a total of 435 points. Dressed in a gold boxing outfit, the 26-year-old La Borie, St. George resident executed his rendition with a boxing demonstration coming to the end of his performance with matching gloves. Speaking with reporters following his performance, Dash expressed full confidence that he did what was needed to retain the title this year. In an earlier interview with THE NEW TODAY, the performer gave an insight into the concept of his song, which came about … Continue reading

Financial Sense…Stepping Out on Your Own!!

Passion and purpose, these are two very important and necessary ingredients for my journey through life. I believe if whatever you are doing does not make you happy, then it’s not worth doing. I resigned from a job that held great promises for me, because doing that job and working with some of the people I worked with at the time brought me more dark days, than bright ones. Too many of us are doing jobs or are in careers that bring us no joy, we simply go through the paces because it pays the bills. We all have special … Continue reading

Police Welfare Association supports education

Fifty-six children who are sons and daughters of police officers were recipients of back to school stationery items and $200.00 in cash for being successful in the 2017 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA). This annual initiative from the Police Welfare Association (PWA) that has been taking place for over 20 years, was held last week Friday at the Red Cross Building on Lucas Street, St. George. The recipients were encouraged to put the donation to good use at the ceremony that was attended by Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Trevor Modeste and officials of the Welfare Association. In brief remarks, … Continue reading

Postponement of Panaroma

It was a disappointing night for the nation’s steel orchestras as the 2019 national panorama competition scheduled for August 12th was abruptly postponed on the night the event was supposed to be held. Eight Steel Pan Bands were gathered at the National Stadium at Queen’s Park and left disappointed as the stage was not completed in time for their presentations. It was quite noticeable that while patrons started to arrive in the venue for the event after purchasing tickets, the stage was still being built by the workmen contracted to do the job. Even the lights for the stage were … Continue reading

PAN is still relevant

Two weeks ago, the Catholic Pharisees in Grenada were in a tizzy over plans to have the Ordination Ceremony for the new Bishop at Spice Basket and not the built and dedicated Cathedral in St. George’s. For a moment, they failed to remember that Peter’s offer to build a tent for the Lord was refused. They also forgot that human flesh cannot contain or limit the Lord and that His Glory is everywhere and in everything! So the time is now that the Pan Association understands that pan was not made for the glory of Panorama. Pan is for the … Continue reading

St. David takes first place in National Queen Show

Seven beauties representing the various parishes in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique took to the stage on Majestic Thursday night at the Spice Basket in Beaulieu, St George to compete for the coveted title of Carnival Queen 2017. After being judged on diction, fluency, content and execution, Miss St. David, Tamyer Munroe, the youngest of the bunch was crowned Carnival Queen 2017 with 857 points. “I believe that is an honour to represent my country. I know I will be a great ambassador. It first started off with me taking part in Miss St. David and after the show, reality … Continue reading