Police investigates Sunday morning fire

An abandoned building on Simmons Street in St. George’s that once belonged to the island’s former Attorney General, Derek Knight has been destroyed by fire during the wee hours of Sunday morning. A police spokesman told THE NEW TODAY that in recent times the run-down building was taken over by vagrants. Information reaching this newspaper indicate that firemen observed the blaze from their base on The Carenage and arrived on the scene of the fire at around 3:25 a.m. According to Head of the Fire Department, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Glenroy Corion, the fire response team was able to … Continue reading

IS GFA OWING OVER EC$200,000 IN LEGAL FEES?

The Grenada Football Association (GFA) may owe over $200, 000, in legal fees to a local female attorney-at-law. Information reaching THE NEW TODAY is that the President of the Grenada Football Association (GFA) Cheney Joseph hired a female attorney to represent him in a court matter involving one of his colleagues Roderick “Rado” Griffith in connection with an incident dating back to May 2013. It is understood that at the end of the case the court ordered Joseph to apologise to Griffith in writing, as well as pay compensation to him in a sum that is not known to this … Continue reading

Tourism Authority statement on the passing of Ian Da Breo

The Chairman, Board of Directors, Management and Staff of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) would like to extend our sincere condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Ian Da Breo following his recent passing. Mr. Da Breo served as a member of the Board of Directors in 2014 at the inception of the GTA as well as a member of the Human Resource Committee from 2014 to August 2018. He also served as Director on the Board for several years with the former Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT). Additionally, Mr. Da Breo served as a Director of the Grenada … Continue reading

INVESTIGATION LAUNCHED INTO MISUSE OF SOLID WASTE FUNDS

Yet another state-owned body under the ruling New National Party (NNP) government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell could be under a dark cloud with suspicion of corruption. THE NEW TODAY has been reliable informed that funds from the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority were used to facilitate a trip to a country in Europe by a prominent figure of the ill-fated 1979-83 Grenada Revolution. This follows closely on the heels of a probe being undertaken by the Integrity Commission into alleged massive wrong-doing at the Marketing & National Importing Board (MNIB) during the tenure of former Chief Executive Officer … Continue reading

GRENADIANS URGED TO BE MORE TOLERANT WITH THE MENTALLY ILL

“You mad, she crazy, he tripping.” According to American Mental Health Specialist, Melinda Blaise, “these are the kinds of local terms that we often hear people saying when folks are talking about mental illness,” which she noted comes in “more than 200 classified forms including depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, often leading to changes in mood, personality, personal habits and often leads to social withdrawal.” In addressing a forum last December at Norton Hall on Church Street, marking the 70th International Human Rights Day celebrations, which is recognised annually on December 10th, Blaise, an American Peace Corp, called for Grenadians … Continue reading

ONLY 14 CASES COMPLETED IN OCTOBER ASSIZES

It was a slow grind for the October 2018 Criminal Assizes which closed in December with only 14 cases completed out of the more than 139 matters that were listed for adjudication. As the backlog of cases mount, the majority of the cases that were not heard in the recent sitting will be traversed to the upcoming January 2019 Assizes. Court officials have said that the situation was not helped with the unexpected disruption in the justice system in May last year, brought on by challenges posed by radiation at the LIME building on The Carenage in St. George’s, which … Continue reading

The credit card scam

Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Grenada Solid Waste Management Authority, Dr. Bert Brathwaite on Monday officially informed staffers at the state-controlled body that an investigation will be launched into allegations of misuse of the funds of the enterprise. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that Dr. Brathwaite met with staffers at the head office of Solid Waste at the Grenada Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC) compound at the Frequente Industrial Park at Grand Anse in St. George’s. He said that the Chairman informed staffers that he had received a query from THE NEW TODAY newspaper about the unauthorised … Continue reading

GOVERNMENT REPEALS AND AMENDS VARIOUS FINANCIAL LEGISLATION TO MAINTAIN INTERNATIONAL GOOD STANDING

Parliamentarians in Grenada have repealed and amended various pieces of legislation as part of efforts to ensure that the country maintains compliance with standards enforced by the European Union and the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Grenada like other islands in the Eastern Caribbean Currency Union and the world have been seeking to conform to the new standards to avoid being blacklisted. Global standards instituted by the OECD seek to promote integrity in the global tax system by reducing tax evasion, tax avoidance, money laundering and terrorist financing. An assessment of Grenada by the EU Code of Conduct … Continue reading

Christmas Message of Roman Catholic Bishop of Grenada, Clyde Martin Harvey

Brothers and Sisters in our tri-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, it is my joy and privilege to greet you for the second time as Roman Catholic Bishop when we celebrate the great Christian festival commemorating the birth in human flesh of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. This is the Christian feast that has taken hold of the human imagination of all peoples in all times. We Christians make the bold claim that the Divine One, not only created us, but also loved us so much that He wanted to share our human life in the Person … Continue reading

CHRISTMAS GREETING 2018 FROM THE OFFICE OF THE OMBUDSMAN

Fellow Grenadians and visitors alike as we celebrate yet another festive season signifying the birth of Christ, it is with pleasure that I bring you greetings of Christmas cheer from the Office of the Ombudsman. This season is a most significant one for many of us because it brings to focus all of His story from that Holy Night and His eternal message of boundless love, compassion and hope. This occasion of giving reminds us all that we are truly our brother’s and sister’s keeper and that we should treat others as we would want to be treated. It is … Continue reading