WIFE DISCONTINUES RAPE CHARGE AGAINST HUSBAND

The St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court has discontinued a Rape charge brought against a 26-year-old St. David’s resident by his American wife of 19 months. THE NEW TODAY understands that Anthony Alexander, a Seaman and Boat Mechanic from the village of Corinth St. David, who was remanded to the Richmond Hill Prison on his first court appearance on January 21, was freed of the charge last week Thursday by Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill. Alexander’s wife, Lisa, who is noticeably elder than him, retained the services of attorney-at-law, Derick Sylvester to assist her in moving the court to discontinue the … Continue reading

PAPER COMMITTAL FOR MURDER ACCUSED

Police Prosecutors will no longer be engaged in a Preliminary Inquiry into the case brought against 30-year-old Beausejour, St. George resident, Nyron Parris, who is facing a Non-Capital-Murder charge in connection with the January 11 death of 33-year-old Garvin Anthony of Mt. Rush, St. George. Attorney-at-Law Jerry Edwin who appeared in court to represent the accused has decided to go the route of “paper committal” for his client as opposed to the holding of a PI. When the matter came up before Magistrate Tahira Gellineau at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court on Monday, Attorney Edwin, who was appearing … Continue reading

45 Years: Are We Independent?

On February 7th 1974, in the dark of night, our nation’s flag was foisted. The darkness was literal because of a black out and figurative because of the social and political unrest immediately preceding independence. And so it was, Sir Eric Matthew Gairy became our first Prime Minister. For the first time ever, we became fully responsible for our internal and external affairs. Our destiny was now firmly in our hands after almost 500 years of colonial rule shared at different times between the French and the British. In the 45 years since independence, we have had times of joy … Continue reading

Samuel Andrew explains NNP resignation

Several days ago, I informed the Chairman of the New National Party of my decision to resign from the Party. Since actions of this kind are always the subject of rumours, gossip and speculation in our movement, it is only politically responsible of me to make the reasons for this action known to the people of Grenada – and particularly to my colleagues in the political arena. Firstly, let me say that I retain the greatest respect for the public and political sectors of Grenada. While this was not an easy decision, it was necessary because of my moral and … Continue reading

NEW CHAIRMAN FOR CO-OP BANK

At its meeting of January 29th, 2019, the Board of Directors of Co-op Bank elected, Darryl Brathwaite as its new Chairman. Brathwaite has replaced Ambrose Phillip who served as Chairman for the last two (2) years and remains a member of the Board of Directors. The new Chairman has served on the Board of Directors of the Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited for the last fifteen (15) years. Brathwaite completed studies at the London School of Accountancy, London, UK and is an experienced businessman having worked in the UK, Latin America and the Caribbean before returning to Grenada in 1988 to … Continue reading

Dates given for National Secondary School Games

Minister of Education Emmalin Pierre has sent out an ominous threat to the nation’s school principals and teachers that she expects them to participate in the government-organised National Secondary School sports that will be held as a replacement for the cancelled Intercol games. The association grouping Secondary School principals took the decision not to hold any Intercol in 2019 as part of the ongoing impasse with the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government on demands by teachers and public officers for 25% gratuity and pension payment. Government is offering 8% on the grounds that it cannot afford any more … Continue reading

TAKE COUNCIL – NDC !!!

I was pleasantly surprised when I listened to the joint press conference between the leader of the Grenada Progressive Movement, Mr Terrance Forrester and Mr. Patrick Simmons of the NDC on Tuesday 22nd. This collaboration between two opposition parties indicates that there is still hope for Grenada. While these two parties would have contested the last election and were unsuccessful, this did not deter them from voicing their views in support of the trade unions and the decision they have taken to procure workers’ rights. Mr. Forrester has always been quite vocal on topical issues and have made very solid … Continue reading

Protections for the Client under the Legal Profession Act 2011 (“the LPA”)

Access to Law Governing the Legal Profession: You may obtain a copy of the LPA from the Government Printery upon payment of a small charge instead of having to read through obscure books to know what your rights are. *Professional Indemnity Insurance: Each attorney-at-law in private practice must be covered by professional indemnity insurance. If you successfully claim against your attorney-at-law for negligent work or advice, you can recover your judgment from an insurance company instead of an impecunious or clever individual. * Disciplinary proceedings: A Council established by the LPA, comprised as follows, can hear complaints of wrongdoing by … Continue reading

Culture Minister gives support to Grenadian artistes in semi-final in big shows in TNT

Minister of Culture, Senator Norland Cox has affirmed that government will give “all the necessary support” to the five Grenadian artistes to qualify for the semi-finals of the International Soca Monarch competition in Trinidad and Tobago. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s, Minister Cox noted that Grenada has “a solid representation” at the competition and this was a proud moment for the island. “We’re very proud and excited that five of our Soca artistes have made their way to the semi-finals in Trinidad – two artistes in the semi finals for the Groovy monarch and three in the Power Soca … Continue reading

Foreign Affairs Minister David: CARICOM has a stake in the Venezuela crisis

Grenada’s Foreign Affairs Minister, Peter David has said that the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) wants to see “a negotiated approach” to bring about a peaceful resolution to the political crisis now being faced in Venezuela. David was speaking to reporters in St. George’s last Friday, one day after returning home from a meeting of the United Nations General Assembly in New York on Venezuela’s situation. Embattled President Nicolas Maduro is facing pressure from major Western countries like the United States to step down from power in favour of Opposition Leader Juan Guaido who has declared himself as Interim President. On Monday, … Continue reading