Digicel People’s Champion

Digicel Grenada has launched its new musical ambassador selection program that encourages all of its customers to vote for the next face and voice to represent their brand – The Digicel People’s Champion. The program was launched during the carnival season where local music production, particularly Soca, is at its peak. The People’s Champion selection first starts with the staff of Digicel Grenada nominating their favorite artistes, with the top five nominees moving forward to the next and final round. Once artistes have accepted their nominations, they move to the public vote where Digicel customers can text to vote for … Continue reading

PEO launches new website ahead of October 27 Referendum

The Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) has launched a new website some 71 days ahead of the October 27 Referendum to change the country’s Constitution that was handed down by the British in 1974 when the island achieved its political independence. The website, www.peogrenade.org, which was officially launched last week Wednesday at PEO’s headquarters, Old Trafford Road, Tanteen, St. George., is also accessible on the Government of Grenada website www.gov.gd, under department, gov.gd. The website comprises nine pages including one that provides specific information regarding the upcoming Referendum. The site allows visitors to access information like the Constituency Offices, Constituency Information … Continue reading

CONSTITUTION REFORM: THE PROCESS & THE ANNOUNCEMENT OF REFERENDUM DATE – PART 1

by Claudette Joseph   Since independence, successive governments have embarked on processes intending to conclude with reform of the Grenada Constitution. The main argument being that the people of Grenada was not sufficiently involved in the formation of the current Constitution so that, there isn’t a sufficient bond between the people and their Constitution. In more recent years, others have argued that Constitution reform is needed to bring the Constitution more in line with modern constitutions on issues such as gender equality and protection of the environment. Prior to the current process, there was the Constitution Review Commission of 1985 … Continue reading

BLAIZE WELCOMES RAIN WATER HARVESTING SYSTEM

Blue satin ribbon set against a mixed backdrop of tropical greenery and a sunlit Atlantic Ocean provided the ideal settings for what was the official commissioning of the Blaize Rain Water Harvesting System on July 28. Through the vision of NAWASA, support from the Government of Grenada and the generosity of the German Government through the German Pilot Programme “Integrated Climate Change Adaptation Strategies (ICCAS) funded by the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, through GIZ, the community of Blaize officially became the beneficiary of Grenada’s first Community Based Rainwater Harvesting System. Among officials … Continue reading

King Ajamu is improving

Grenada’s  most decorated calypsonian, Edson Mitchell, the Ajamu is resting comfortable at a hospital in Virginia in the United States. A source close to the veteran calypsonian denied reports circulating in the country that Ajamu had suffered “a mild stroke” or even a “mild heart attack” over the weekend in Canada. He said that the nine-time calypso monarch winner was hospitalised and tests done concluded that he was suffering from “an allergic reaction”. In medical terms, an allergic reaction is the body’s way of responding to an “invader.” “When the body senses a foreign substance, called an antigen, the immune … Continue reading

Valista Francis held with $340, 000.00 worth of ganja

Bail in the sum of $300,000.00 with two sureties was  granted Wednesday to 59 year-old construction worker, Valista Francis of Queen’s Park, St. George’s by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill, sitting at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court. Francis is facing a charge of possession of 150 pounds of marijuana, which the Police Prosecution Department said has a street value of $340,000.00. Francis was nabbed with the illegal drug on Sunday during a stop and search operation conducted by Members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). As part of the investigation, the lawmen also seized the … Continue reading

Security breach at MBIA

Local law enforcement officers are forced to review their security arrangements at the Maurice Bishop International Airport (MBIA) following an incident with a firearm brought into the country by a U.S national. THE NEW TODAY understands that the husband of an American student at St. George’s University (SGU) was able to leave the airport with a gun not licensed for use in Grenada since the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) did not process it. A high-level source told this newspaper that the U.S citizen declared the gun to a Custom Officer on duty at the airport who handed it back … Continue reading

The cry of Spicemas CEO

Although claiming that he has had to overcome many challenges during his first year as Chief Cultural Officer (CEO) of the Spicemas Corporation (SMC), Kirk Seetahal said he is prepared to continue in the position for another year. Seetahal who was at the time presenting his report on his stewardship as SMC CEO at the prize-giving ceremony held last Saturday at Club Galaxy on the Carenage, St. George’s painted a painful picture of the experience he has had to undergo. He said he had always heard the expression that Carnival comes with bacchanal, and bacchanal is part of Carnival. The … Continue reading

Youth Violence at The Limes

Acting Magistrate Francine Foster has placed two young men from The Limes, St. George’s on a six-month bond to keep the peace in an effort to defuse a long-standing dispute between them. Magistrate Foster who was in a no-nonsense mood after hearing the evidence relating to a shooting incident involving Phillip Smith, decided to issue a bond order in addition to fining the accused man. Smith who appeared at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court on Monday pleaded guilty to the charge of intentionally and unlawfully causing harm to Kimron Waldron of The Limes, Grand Anse last week Saturday … Continue reading

The Anthony Bailey saga!!!

There is never a dull moment in Grenada. The carnival breeze and bacchanal are now behind us and the hot topic now sailing in the wind and making the rounds on the island is the Sir Anthony Bailey issue. The controversial Knighthood that was awarded to this British subject by the controllers in Grenada has once again made our little island nation the laughing stock in the world. Kirani James and Team Grenada made the world headlines for all the right and good reasons for the Spice Isle and its Pure Grenada brand but it was neutralised by the many … Continue reading