Pastor’s son to stand trial for murder

27-year-old Gabriel Alleyne of Mt. Parnassus, St. George has been committed to stand trial in the High Court for the June 24, 2017 murder of Laura Land, St. David resident, 49-year-old Anthony Alexander, who regrettably died, while being kept as a patient at the Mt. Gay Psychiatric Hospital in St. George’s. Alleyne, the son of a prominent religious leader, was slapped with the indictable charge of Non-Capital Murder on June 27, 2017 after allegedly using his bare hands to strangle Alexander, whose two feet were at the time being restrained to a bed at the Rathdune Unit, where they were … Continue reading

Drugs Found in Prison Cell

An inmate currently serving a sentence at the Richmond Hill Prison has found himself in additional trouble with the law after a search of the cell, which he occupies along with two other individuals, turned up a small quantity of marijuana. Jermaine Bernard is facing summary charges of Trafficking of a controlled drug and Intent to supply a controlled drug. THE NEW TODAY understands that forty (40) individually wrapped portions of marijuana were found hidden inside a blanket on the bed to which he is assigned during a cell search conducted on October 17. While THE NEW TODAY has been … Continue reading

2018 New Year address from the Political Leader of the Grenada Progressive Movement, Terrence Forrester

The beginning of 2018 is a time for us to reflect on the past year and renew our hope for our Country’s future, so that we can attain the dreams and goals that we hold dear for ourselves and for this nation of ours. We must abandon this path of economic hopelessness and social meltdown that our country has been forced to tread, by those who have clearly demonstrated a lack of respect for the hopes and dreams and aspirations of our people. We have had years of hardship and forced sacrifice, but we must now resolve, in this new … Continue reading

Grenada: Promoters need license for Games of Chance

Grenada has put into effect the law requiring all promoters, including churches and schools that engage in “games of chance” to obtain a license. Deputy Commissioner of Police, Franklyn Redhead, who is also Chairman of the Gaming Commission, said that the gaming legislation mandates that all persons or corporate bodies whose activities falls within the definition of “game of chance,” to acquire the license in advance of promoting the activity. “This is all part of regulating the sector. This sector was very much unregulated and things do happen, so as part of regulating the sector all those who are having … Continue reading

PI into death of 9-year-old Ariel

The Preliminary Inquiry into the December 2016 untimely death of Ariel Bolah, a nine-year old primary school girl, commenced on December 20 at the St. George’s No. 1 Magistrate’s Court before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill. THE NEW TODAY understands that the State called three witnesses to give evidence against 17-year-old Twely Joseph, who is charged with Capital Murder for the dreadful crime. Heavily guarded by police, the murder accused who is a dropout from the JW Fletcher Secondary School was hurriedly escorted to the courthouse for the start of the PI. Joseph was accompanied by both his parents who showed … Continue reading

When will it be?

THE NEW TODAY extends to all of Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique the best possible wishes for this New Year. As the leading national newspaper, we wish to thank all those especially the advertisers, readers, contributors and sellers – for continuing to support us in the past 12 months. The Management and Staff recognise your invaluable contribution and look forward to be of service throughout 2018 and beyond. However, the most important issue in the country at the moment is the date to be given by Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell for the much-anticipated general election that would have very … Continue reading

Gov’t reacts to Court of Appeal ruling

The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) administration in St. George’s has offered its first public statement on the recent Court of Appeal ruling against it in the ongoing Rex Grenadian hotel saga. The regime was very diplomatic in chiding the Justices of Appeal for handing down a decision without notifying it. A high-level government source said that the “secretive manner” in which the decision was handed down on December 15 could be used as grounds for an appeal by the State in the Rex matter. He stated that no government department including the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Office of … Continue reading

Flawed WTO Arbitration remains better option, despite US view

The new United States Trade Representative, Mr Robert Lighthizer, made his first appearance at a Ministerial meeting of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Argentina on December 10. Mr Lighthizer’s remarks provoked serious consideration of the usefulness of the WTO for small countries, particularly when he questions whether the “current litigation structure (of the WTO) makes sense”. After 14 years of trying unsuccessfully to get the office of the USTR, through the administrations of Bush, Obama and Trump, to honour an award made by the litigation structure of the WTO, the small nation of Antigua and Barbuda, has good reason … Continue reading

Lower house approves bills

The Lower House of Parliament has approved a bill, which seeks to harmonise the regulations and the legislation for conducting a general election in accordance with the current legislation. THE NEW TODAY understands that the action was taken to arrest a discrepancy, which the House was informed about by the Parliamentary Elections Office (PEO) which is currently preparing for general elections within the next few months. In presenting the Representation of The People (Amendment) Bill, 2017, Member for the Town of St. George, Health Minister Nickolas Steele said it provides for the correct naming of the legislation and numbering of … Continue reading

Grenada government loses appeal in Rex Grenadian expropriation case

The Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal has dismissed an appeal by the Grenada government against an earlier Supreme Court order of February 22, 2017, temporarily preventing the Keith Mitchell-led administration from taking further steps under the Land Acquisition Act to compulsorily acquire property leased to The Grenadian by Rex Resorts. The 172-room hotel located on the island’s southern tip, has a 99-year lease of the land in question with the government, with which it is in full compliance but which the government is seeking to terminate unilaterally, and thus effectively expropriate the property. In its ruling on December 15, … Continue reading