Elected officials should not be dual nationals

The law is the law and it is binding on all who dwell or visit within its jurisdiction. The law is particularly binding on those who make the law. As I observed in a previous commentary, “Law makers should not be law breakers”. This issue is raised again in the context of persons who hold dual citizenships while seeking election – and, in some cases getting elected – to the legislative bodies of countries. Those who either seek or achieve such election violate the law of the land in countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), particularly when they also hold … Continue reading

Infusion Pump donated to Oncology Department at General Hospital

The Oncology Department at the St. George’s General Hospital was the recipient last week Monday of a piece of cancer treatment equipment from the Grenada Cancer Society. Secretary of the Grenada Cancer Society, Reverend Dr. Osbert James said the presentation of the equipment which is expected to improve cancer will come in handy to patients, including himself, as he was recently diagnosed with Cancer. “I am standing here today with a bit of irony; I have been working with cancer patients for some time now, first as a Chaplin at the Newark Presbyterian Hospital, working on General Oncology. Then, when … Continue reading

Grenada to be represented at African Conference

Director of Legal Aid and Counselling Clinic, and Chairman of the Caribbean Male Action Network (CariMAN), Tyrone Buckmire, will this weekend travel to Mozambique to participate in an international seminar, titled “Men, Masculinities and Gender Equality in Africa, the Caribbean and Latin America: Interregional Dialogues”. The session will take place in Maputo, from February 25-27 and is a joint undertaking of the United national Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) and the Government of Mozambique, in collaboration with universities, the MenEngage Alliance, SAfAIDS, the Caribbean Male Action Network, the Justice and Gender Foundation, RedeHomenspelaMudanca, OECD, Care France,Promundo and HOPEM. During … Continue reading

An experience with Caribbean Airlines!!!

I would appreciate it if you could publish this ‘open’ letter to sensitise Caribbean Airlines (CA) staff as well as passengers regarding this airline’s treatment of people. I had an online chat regarding my complaint of an experience I suffered on Dec. 17, 2018, Flight # CA601. The person advised me to make the complaint using their online form which I did. After completion, a message came back saying that I would hear from them via email within seven working days, and via regular mail within 40 working days. So far, I have had no correspondence from CA in any … Continue reading

Grenada moves closer to making St. George a Climate Smart City

Grenada is on the hunt for millions of dollars to provide hundreds of jobs for its people through an initiative known as the Green Climate Fund Project, according to Minister of Climate Resilience, Senator Simon Stiell. Speaking to reporters at a recently held post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Conference Room in the Ministerial Complex at the Botanical Gardens, Sen. Stiell said that as it currently stands, the island is only at the pre-feasibility stage in gathering data on nine identified project areas to seek funding from the project. He identified as one of the key projects the desire to make … Continue reading

Serious business and not “ole talk”

The month of March is very crucial for the trade union movement in Grenada as two of the most influential public sector unions on the island are due to hold general elections in the coming weeks with the post of President on the line in both instances. These elections are very important in light of the current impasse between the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and three public sector unions and two staff associations on the 25% issue of gratuity and pension payments due to public officers. THE NEW TODAY gets the sense … Continue reading

POLICE RECRUITS GET FIRST HAND TRAINING EXPERIENCE

“I expect to go out there and be the best police officer that I can be with all the knowledge that I have gained from training.” Those words were uttered by aspiring police officer Nashalin Smith, in an interview with reporters last week Tuesday, on the compound of the St. George’s Magistrate’s Court. The Woman Police Constable (WPC) is among 58 new recruits, who were given an opportunity to experience first-hand the operations of the court system and the various functions of the Criminal Records Office (CRO) as part of their training to become full-fledged members of the Royal Grenada … Continue reading

Beauty and the Beast!!!

Citizens here are concerned about the beautiful but massive “black” building now being erected along the Woodlands road and, for which, so far, there seems to be no facilities for PARKING – this road being a heavily used road in and out of Grand Anse area. Equally, the ¼ inch concrete drain that passes in front of the “black beauty” can hardly contain water when it drizzles. Ahead of the impending rainy season could someone address the need for a 2 to 3 foot concrete drain starting perhaps at the corner before “black beauty” and continuing around the corner in … Continue reading

Twum-Barimah demits office as Supreme Court Registrar

An official announcement has not been made but information reaching THE NEW TODAY newspaper is that Alana Twun-Barimah, who has taken a leave of absence from the Registry, will not be returning as Registrar of the Supreme Court of Grenada. Although the Ministry of Legal Affairs is yet to come forth with information in this regard, THE NEW TODAY has seen the official letter issued by the court office on Church Street in St. George’s and sent out via email to legal practitioners on January 2, informing of Twum-Barimah’s decision to demit the office in light of a health concern. … Continue reading

G’DA LOOKING FOR 15TH CHELSEA FLOWER SHOW GOLD MEDAL

Grenada has started early preparation in its bid to seek a 15th gold medal at the 2019 Chelsea Flower Show to be held in the United Kingdom from May 21 – 25. In strong support of the team’s effort, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) and lead designer Catherine John have signed an agreement cementing the authority’s major sponsorship this year for the event. Following the signing of the agreement, GTA Chief Executive Officer, Patricia Maher said, “We are so proud of the efforts of the Grenada Team in producing excellent displays year after year and winning 14 gold medals to … Continue reading