Brian Grimes hopes to become new PWU President

The incumbent President of the Public Workers Union (PWU), Rachael Roberts will be challenged for her position at next month election by her own Public Relations Officer (PRO),Brian Grimes. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Grimes said that he had served as PRO for the past six years and believes that the time is ripe for him to attain a much higher position in the union which represents most of the island’s 5500 public officers. “It is a leap of faith as such on my part to step away from the position of Public Relations Officer to … Continue reading

Cricket stand to be named after Devon Smith

A stand at the national Cricket Stadium will soon be named after renowned West Indies and Grenadian cricketer Devon Smith, who hails from Hermitage, St. Patrick. Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell made this announcement last week Thursday while addressing the ceremony marking the country’s 45th year of Independence at the Kirani James Athletic and Football Stadium. This is the first time that the Independence Day Military Parade and Rally was held at the athletic and football stadium as the usual grounds at the Grenada National Cricket Stadium was at the time being prepared for two 1-day international matches to be … Continue reading

CAJETON HOOD: NNP Engaging in “Excesses” in Office

A local attorney-at-law who once served as Attorney General under the Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) government, has now accused the regime of engaging in “excessive” behaviour towards Grenadians. Cajeton Hood made the charge in an interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper as the attorney on record in a lawsuit filed on behalf of a secondary schoolteacher who sued the Mitchell government for docking her November salary after teachers took strike action in a dispute with government on pension and gratuity payments. Hood has accused the NNP government of engaging in “excesses” against the female teacher of St. Joseph’s … Continue reading

Kiwanis Club makes presentation to “Independence Baby”

The Kiwanis Club of St. Andrew has made a presentation to the first baby born on Independence Day, February 7. The club presented a baby items basket and diapers to baby boy of Genell Jessemy of Grenville in St. Andrew. The infant was born at Princess Alice Hospital at Mirabeau, St. Andrew. Chairperson of the Fund Raising and Service Committee and Treasurer of the Club, Shevon St. Paul, spoke with THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Tuesday about the initiative undertaken by the Kiwanis. She said, “We did the presentation to the baby that was born Independence Day, that was in … Continue reading

Grenadian Volunteer Gets Commonwealth Points of Light Award

Grenadian KizzyAnn Abraham has received the 88th Commonwealth Point of Light in honour of her exceptional voluntary service raising sexual health awareness. The Points of Light awards are given to people whose service is making a difference in their communities and whose story can inspire others to creative innovative solutions to social challenges in their own communities and beyond. “I am deeply honoured by the sentiments of this award. Indeed it is moving to be recognised as a Commonwealth Point of Light,” Abraham said. “I wish to record my debt to those civil society organisations and individuals with whom I’ve … Continue reading

PM MITCHELL: 45 YEARS – A SIGNIFICANT MILESTONE

“February 7th, 1974 will be forever etched in our memory as the birth of this independent nation. That struggle for liberation from colonial powers united us. In the ensuing years, that same fierceness and resoluteness have united us and unfortunately, at times, have also divided us. As we celebrate 45 years of independence, I want to recognise those who have unreservedly put country above self; those who are cognisant that sometimes, what is good for one category of persons must also be good for the wider population.” That was the declaration of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell in his address … Continue reading

OAS wants new measures regarding Commonwealth citizens voting in future elections

The Organisation of American States (OAS) says Grenada needs to adopt new measures regarding the registration of Commonwealth citizens wishing to vote in future elections in the country. The OAS Electoral Observation Mission in its final report on the March 13, 2018 general elections in Grenada, noted that stakeholders had expressed concerns that non-eligible persons, particularly from neighbouring Commonwealth countries might have been included in the voters list for the elections. “In this regard the mission confirmed that the procedures currently followed by Parliamentary Elections Office…include provisions that are not specified in the Representation of the People’s Act and which … Continue reading

CCJ sets date for David Bain matter

The Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) has set May 7 as the date to hear arguments touching and concerning several novel preliminary issues arising in the case of David Bain v The Republic of Trinidad and Tobago. Bain, who hails from Concord, St.John’s on November 20, 2018 became the first Grenadian to be granted leave to commence proceedings in the Original Jurisdiction of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Bain is seeking a declaration and damages for an alleged breach of his right to freedom of movement within CARICOM as guaranteed by Articles 45 & 46 of the Revised Treaty … Continue reading

Are GBN & One Caribbean Media betraying the free media?

by Ray Roberts GBN’s Flagship program “Beyond The Headlines” now has a charming young lady as its host in the person of Government Senator, The Hon. Cathisha Williams who is also Ambassador to the OECS. No doubt about it, the young attorney is bright and articulate therefore this article has absolutely no problem with her academic brilliance and pleasantries. Instead, the focus of this article is ethics/judgment and the precedent now being set by the owners of GBN, the One Caribbean Media. Ms Williams is a highly enthusiastic political activist for her government in her community and in the Senate … Continue reading

ATTORNEY CLOUDEN CALLS FOR CARICOM TO SUPPORT NEW VENEZUELAN LEADER

Outspoken Attorney-at-Law Anselm Clouden, is calling for the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) to follow in the footsteps of countries like the United States and England that have acknowledge the authority of Venezuela’s self-declared Interim President and Opposition Leader Juan Guaido, as opposed to Nicholas Maduro, who was controversially re-elected for another 6-year term in May 2018. “I am calling on the CARICOM Heads, as a former ambassador of this country (and) as a multi-nationalist to ensure that something is being done and being done now, in the fierce urgency of the moment, for some level of peaceful intervention to avert a … Continue reading