REPEAT OFFENDER JAILED FOR 24-MONTHS

A St. George’s Magistrate’s Court has ordered Soubise, St. Andrew resident, 23-year old Shane Dominique to spend the next 24 months of his life confined to the Richmond Hill Prison for the offences of House Breaking and Stealing. Magistrate Tahira Gellineau handed down the sentence at the St. George’s No. 2 Magistrate’s Court last week Thursday after the accused who goes by the alias ‘Sad,’ pleaded guilty to two (2) summary stealing charges and two (2) summary House Breaking charges. Dominique was taken in by police for breaking into the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank (ECCB) agency office on Mockton Street … Continue reading

Thank you Sir Royston!!

Sir Royston Hopkin Chairman/Owner Spice Island Resort Morne Rouge St. George’s January 10th, 2019 Dear Sir Royston, Re Spice Island Resort – Not for Sale Permit me to offer my compliments and best wishes for 2019 to yourself, the Directors, Management and staff of the Spice Island Resort. It was with great consternation followed by relief, Sir, that I learnt via a news item aired on Grenada Broadcasting Network that you had turned down several offers made to purchase Spice Island Resort. You advised that you intended to pass the resort on to your children with the expectation that this … Continue reading

David Andrew is new Education CEO

It’s now official that David Andrew has been elevated within the Ministry of Education to the key position of Chief Education Officer (CEO). The position had been vacant for nine months since the former CEO in the ministry, Elvis Morain was promoted to the post of Acting Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Agriculture. Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Ministerial Complex Conference Room on Tuesday, Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre who made the announcement said that Andrew’s appointment took effect on Monday. She said, “As of yesterday (Monday), the Public Service Commission (PSC) has appointed Mr. … Continue reading

Harding freed of Causing Death by Dangerous Driving Charge

The grandson of prominent Grenadian businessman Edwin DeCaul who was charged with Causing Death by Dangerous Driving following an accident which led to the death of a 13-year-old secondary school student, Donte Felix in April 2017, was last week Friday exonerated from the charge. 22-year-old Andrew Harding could have smiled when high court judge, Justice Paula Gilford announced at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court that the Office of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) has taken a decision to discontinue the case against him. Harding was arrested and charged approximately two (2) weeks after the fatal accident that … Continue reading

Gregory Bowen taken to court!!!

Cable & Wireless Grenada Ltd. (‘Cable & Wireless’), doing business as Flow Grenada, has obtained leave from the High Court to sue the Minister of Telecommunications, Hon. Gregory Bowen, and the National Telecommunications Regulatory Commission (‘NTRC’), over alleged improprieties in the issuance of Spectrum Licenses to telecommunications providers in Grenada. The Court granted leave for Cable & Wireless to pursue a claim against the Hon. Minister and the NTRC for the Court to adjudicate on whether certain procedures and decisions of the Hon. Minister and the NTRC, may have been illegal, improper and unreasonable. Cable & Wireless has since 2008, … Continue reading

15 YEARS FOR MURDER

The 28-year old son of prominent religious leader, Ricardo Alleyne, has been sentenced to 15 years imprisonment for the June 24, 2017 killing of 49-year-old Anthony Alexander of Laura Land, St. David. Female High Court judge, Justice Paula Gilford imposed the sentence which will be calculated as nine (9) months being equivalent to one (1) year in prison last week Friday, at the St. George’s No. 1 High Court, some six (6) weeks after Alleyne pleaded guilty to the offence on December 7, 2018. At the time of the incident, the deceased and now convicted man were both patients at … Continue reading

CLICO Building leased by Government to house Courts

Under pressure from the Grenada Bar Association (GBA), the Keith Mitchell-led government has moved to find a medium term solution to the lack of proper court facilities on the island. Newly appointed Attorney General, Guyana-born Darshan Ramdhani told reporters Tuesday that the Government of Grenada has struck a deal to utilize the CLICO Building on Young street, St. George’s through a lease agreement to house a number of courts. Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing at the Ministerial Complex, Ramdhani said that the plan is to utilise the building for a couple of years to provide service for about … Continue reading

SPICE RECOGNISES OUTSTANDING STAFF PERFORMANCE

Grenada’s only AAA Five Diamond Hotel has again rewarded its stars for their consistent excellent performance.  Spice Island Beach Resort held its 2018 Annual Staff Awards function on Monday, Jan. 14, 2019 with a number of its employees receiving recognition and high praise for their outstanding performance over the years and throughout 2018 in particular. “It is important to honour those who continue to keep the resort in the forefront, maintaining our top class service levels and product propelling us to continue to receive worldwide accolades,” said Sir Royston Hopkin KCMG, Chairman & Managing Director. “I refer not only to the award … Continue reading

The OAS dangerously in disarray

Over the last few days there has been a serious overreach by Luis Almagro of the authority he has as Secretary-General of the Organisation of American States (OAS). If Mr. Almagro continues to exceed his authority, plainly set out in the Charter of the OAS, the already fragmented organisation will be headed for grave fracture. The job of the Secretary-General of any multi-national or international organisation is to represent the positions of the collective membership of the organisation either after direction by the appropriate governing bodies or after discussion with them that establishes a consensus. Almost from the day of … Continue reading

BUJU BANTON BOOKED FOR G’DA

Grammy award winning singer, songwriter and producer Mark Anthony Myrie prominently known as Buju Banton will return to Grenada for the first time in over a decade in a highly anticipated hallmark event staged by Sunshine Promotions on May 11at the National Cricket Stadium at Queen’s Park. Grenada is included in the regionally billed “Long Walk to Freedom tour” being undertaken by Buju Banton following his release after a prison sentence in the United States. January 2011 was the last time the ace Jamaican reggae artiste had performed in front of a live audience as he was engulfed in legal … Continue reading