Litter is a growing problem!!!

We have been coming to the Caribbean for 33 years, the last eight in Grenada. We are saddened to see so much litter clogging the roadside ditches with plastic bags and polystyrene containers. Although the modern trend is for takeaway meals in these containers, it is possible for these to be disposed of in proper receptacles or taken home for disposal. As for plastic bags being a problem, this can be avoided by customers in shops and supermarkets re-using the bags they have or being charged 50 cents for every new one. Statistics show that this has resulted in an … Continue reading

Taxis are confused about their roles

For years now taxi operators are very much confused as to their role in offering a taxi service to the hotels. It is significant  to   note that a taxi service is fundamentally different to that of a tour company. A tour company has to have a special insurance  which is known as public liability insurance in most cases. A taxi has to be part of an association which a tour company doesn’t have to do. Also, a tour company must register as an entity under the laws of Grenada. On the other hand, a taxi man can purchase a car … Continue reading

Republic Bank pledges commitment to Youth Football

Amidst persistent light drizzle, the curtains came down on the 2016 Republic Bank Right Start Cup Youth Football Tournament at the Athletic and Football Stadium last week Wednesday. The three finals in the competition, which ran for eight weeks, were drawn from five different Parishes on the island. This year, Republic Bank (Grenada) Limited which has been providing sponsorship for the tournament for the past years has pumped in $80,000.00 towards the tournament, which involves 21 secondary schools. In what could best be described as a keen and tough match that was flavoured with the beating of drums, Mac Donald … Continue reading

Alexis is so wrong!!!

I write with reference to the article in your newspaper dated November 4th, 2016 with the heading.  “Rolda Bridgeman – An Example of Gender Equity”. According to the report, the Chairman of CRAC is suggesting that the Gender Equality part of “Rights and Freedom” Constitutional Bill be renamed the “Rolda Bridgeman Bill”. With this I beg to defer. While I have no malice for the Senior Police Officer and women in general, I feel compelled to make a few statements of facts, as I like the truth.  All who were involved in that promotion case, members of the RGPF and … Continue reading

Phillip Alexander: Good Governance is better

One of the four Caretakers of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the St. Andrew’s Constituencies believes lack of proper governance is contributing to additional expenses for the cash-strapped New National Party Government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell. Phillip Alexander who is the NDC Caretaker for St. Andrew’s North West was at the time voicing his concern over the costs that will be associated with the Birchgrove Bridge that collapsed on November 17th. Alexander told a call-in radio programme last week that good governance needs to be at the fore because it means that there must be … Continue reading

A tribute to Fidel Castro

Fidel was one of the greatest iconic figures who lived within the 21st century, the son of a Spanish soldier who fought in the Spanish American war in 1898 who subsequently achieved great wealth from his father.  A man of great tenacity and impeccable courage who awoke not just the South and Central American region, but also the world with his Marxist Leninist ideology he was heavily influenced into by the civil rights movement. Fidel was a young man who entered university during the 2nd World War in Havana, one who was observed by many to have exceptional leadership qualities … Continue reading

Entrepreneur in the OECS

One Grenadian – Shadel Nyack-Compton – is among four persons from the Caribbean included in the Anthony N Sabga Caribbean Awards for Excellence. The names of the awardees were released this past week in neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago. Nyack-Compton who runs Belmont Estate in St. Patrick was recognised as a leading Agro-Tourism Entrepreneur in the sub-regional grouping known as the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS). The others who were inducted are Kwame Ryan and Winslow Craig from Trinidad & Tobago and Guyana in Arts & Letters (a joint award) and Dr Christopher Arif Bulkan from Guyana in Public & … Continue reading

Foodland extends Christmas promotion

Customers of the Foodland Supermarket, Kirani James Boulevard, are being offered more chances to enter for an opportunity to win the Supermarket’s Christmas promotion, which was expected to end last Friday but has been extended to this Friday (December 10). To enter the promotion, which was officially launched last November, shoppers simply have to write their name, telephone number and address on the back of a Foodland receipt of any value to be eligible for a chance to win one of the fabulous prizes. Additionally, the management of Foodland Supermarket, on November 25 teamed up with seven companies to give … Continue reading

John Rullow calls for investigation into SEED Programme

Social Justice Activist, John Rullow is calling for a full investigation to be done into the operation of the government-run Support for Education and Empowerment Development (SEED) that is operated from within the Ministry of Social Development. Rullow’s call comes in light of the removal of four hundred persons including himself from the list of beneficiaries in the programme with effect from early in the New Year. Ministry officials claim that the World Bank, which provides the funding, did the removal of some people. Minister of Social Development Delma Thomas referred to a proxy means test that is undertaken by … Continue reading

The election budget!!!

Grenadians will most likely be using this weekend and the coming days to reflect  on the 2017 Budget that was presented on Friday by Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell. It will most likely be the final budget to be presented by the ruling New National Party (NNP) administration before the next general election. And that is primarily why THE NEW TODAY newspaper will consider the 2017 Budget as an Election Budget by the Prime Minister. With general election campaign due to start in the country in the next few months, the government would be mindful of … Continue reading