ECCB Governor-elect Antoine gives update on returning of monies to Policyholders

The man appointed to succeed Sir Dwight Venner as Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine is confident that the information he is privy to will give some leeway in moving things along in the CLICO/BAICO debacle facing policyholders. The new Governor of the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB), Timothy Antoine has indicated that his new position, which will become official on February 1 will allow him to provide some more insight into the Clico/Baico issue and the return of monies to Policyholders Antoine was speaking to members of the local media last week Monday during a … Continue reading

GUT battles government over unresolved issues

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) Lydon Lewis is urging members of the union to exercise patience as the executive body battles with the Keith Mitchell-led Government on a number of issues. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Lewis said he is under tremendous pressure from teachers to get the near three year old administration to address several of their concerns. He claimed that GUT has a number of unresolved issues on the table apart from the often bandied about ones like salary increase and increments. GUT is one of three public sector workers unions … Continue reading

Sexual Offenses occupy bulk of cases of January Assizes

Sexual offenses continue to dominate the number of cases listed for the continued criminal assizes. The January 2016 Assizes commenced last Tuesday with 134 cases on the cause list. Crown Counsel Howard Pinnock who went through the list with Reporters indicated that 55 sexual offenses make up the bulk of matters on the cause list. The matters consist of rape, carnal knowledge, incest, and indecent assault. However, Pinnock noted that since Magistrates have the authority to conclude matters of indecent assault in their courts since 2012, there is now a steady decline in the number making its way to the … Continue reading

Workboat Regatta 2016 at month-end

The Grenada Sailing Festival and Westerhall Rums have joined forces for the second year to stage the Westerhall White Jack Workboat Regatta 2016 on Grand Anse Beach from January 30-31. The event will see boat skippers from the traditional sailing communities of Carriacou, Gouyave, Petite Martinique, Sauteurs and Woburn take to the sea alongside other boats from Bequai and Mayreau. The organisers have promised a full day of Community Class Racing on the Saturday and again on the Sunday when all crews will be going full throttle to win first place in their community races to qualify for Sunday afternoon’s … Continue reading

Grenada preparing for Constitutional Reform Referendum

With Grenadians likely to go to the polls within the next three months to vote in a referendum on making changes to the 1974 Constitution document,  attorney-at-law Ruggles Ferguson who is involved in the organizational work appears to be pretty optimistic about the outcome. Ferguson, a member of the Constitution Reform Advisory Committee (CRAC) believes that constitutional reform is a major aspect of the agenda in the first quarter of this year. The barrister who is the President of the OECS (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) Bar said after 30 years of talking about constitutional reform “we are finally seeing … Continue reading

Committee to Save Camerhogne Park

More than 4, 500 (four thousand five hundred) Grenadians have signed the Petition to save Camerhogne Park since the launch of the Petition last Thursday. Also a similar number have signed on-line petitions in London and the New York. The Petition, an initiative of a Committee comprising of Civil Society groups, workers, professionals, and citizens in general is endeavoring to register in excess of 15-thousand signatures to send to the Government of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell, calling on his government not to sell the lone public park on the beach for the construction of a hotel by an Egyptian … Continue reading

NDC goes to Convention on Sunday

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) will hold its annual convention on Sunday amidst reports of some possible changes to be made to the National Executive. While not wanting to go into great details about the changes, General Secretary of the party, Patrick Simmons told The New Today newspaper that some members of the party who currently hold executive positions have expressed a desire to no longer hold positions on the executive structure. In an exclusive interview conducted, Simmons said these people are opting out on the grounds that they need to do more party work in their own … Continue reading

Digicel Final Cash Grab and launch of Freebies

Digicel had its final Cash Grab of the More the Merrier Christmas Promotion in the Melville Street store on January 8 as well as the launching a brand new pre-paid campaign. There was a definite buzz in the Melville Street store as the stage was set for the $5000 Cash Grab, the last of the weekly cash grab events before the Grand Finale – the DEALightful, DEALicious, DEALirious Grand Prize Bingo for $20,000 or 2 mystery prizes. Three customers – Veronica Cadore, Janelle Thomas, Cedric Lewis – had their thirty seconds in the vault and grabbed as much as they … Continue reading

tWRF responds to Mr. Winston Strachan of the U.K

The Willie Redhead Foundation (tWRF) sends New Year Greetings to Mr. Strachan and to say how delighted it was to read your article in the New Today of Jan. 15, 2016, captioned “How approachable is the Willie Redhead Foundation?” The short answer to your query is: the WRF is very approachable, as the (local) evidence over the past 21 years have shown; but your point is well taken, that the Foundation’s international reach to the Grenadian Diaspora is not at the level that it should be in seeking assistance for the protection and preservation of our built heritage, the most … Continue reading

Regional Diocesan Clergy meet in Grenada

The Diocese of St. George’s-in-Grenada this week hosted the 32nd annual Standing Conference of the Regional Diocesan Clergy of the Province of Castries, St. Lucia. The Conference, which concludes today (Friday January 22), took place under the theme, “The Earth And Its Fullness Belong To God.” The theme was fully endorsed by Chairman of the Local Diocesan Clergy, Fr. Carl Haynes during the opening mass on Monday. Fr. Carl who was the Chief Celebrant of the Mass that took place at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception said that as with the advancements made with technology, many people have now … Continue reading