BREXIT creates EU-Britain nightmare for the Caribbean

The 12 English-speaking independent countries of the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have at the most two years to formulate a plan for dealing with the serious consequences of the British Exit (BREXIT) from the European Union (EU). Indeed, the time may be less if the current mood of the leadership of the EU intensifies.  They want Britain gone “as soon as possible”.  The presidents of the European Council, Commission and Parliament – Donald Tusk, Jean-Claude Juncker and Martin Schulz respectively – and Mark Rutte, the Prime Minister of the Netherlands which holds the EU’s rotating presidency, are reported as saying any … Continue reading

World Milk Day Observance 2016

World Milk Day has been observed every year on June 1st for the past 16 years as an initiative of the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization. This annual activity provides the opportunity to focus attention on milk and activities of the milk industry. For the third year local agent for Dutch Lady Milk, Jonas Browne & Hubbard (G’da) Limited teamed up with Friesland Campina, producers of Dutch Lady Milk, to observe World Milk Day at Progress Park. Some 1,000 primary and secondary school students together with their teachers and other stakeholders were in attendance including  the Curriculum Development Officer … Continue reading

The right of the child to education

Almost 90 percent of the students who wrote the 2016 Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) Exams will receive secondary school education from the new school year which begins in September. Education Minister Anthony Boatswain said although it is a high number of children entering secondary school, almost 25 percent do not complete their secondary school education. One thousand, nine hundred and fifty-five students wrote the exams earlier in the year, but one thousand, seven hundred and twenty-three students are being assigned to secondary schools. Two hundred and thirty-two students have been retained at the primary school level. Minister Boatswain who … Continue reading

EC$ 439, 215.00 Lawsuit Filed Against Charles Liu…. Boca woman seeking compensation for wrongful dismissal

There are further legal troubles brewing for controversial Chinese investor, Charles Liu who is charged with fraud by the Security Exchange Commission in the United States over his financial dealings with a cancer treatment plant that he had promised to set up in California. THE NEW TODAY can report that a EC$439, 215.00 lawsuit has been filed in the Supreme Court Registry in Grenada against four of the companies registered to do business on the island by Liu who is listed as Commercial Attache at the Grenada Embassy in Beijing. This newspaper has obtained a copy of the suit filed … Continue reading

Increased airlift to Grenada

Chief Executive Officer (CEO) with the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA), Barbadian Rudy Grant is optimistic about increased passenger airlift into the country. Speaking to reporters in St. George’s recently, Grant said that one of the mandates of the authority is to ensure that there are sufficient flights coming into the island to ensure a viable tourism industry in the Spice Isle. The CEO is back from New York where he attended meetings of the Caribbean Tourism Organisation (CTO) and to dialogue with some of the island’s airline partners to discuss the way forward for airlift in Grenada. Grant described airlift … Continue reading

Church died on the spot

A 32-year old man who resides at La Borie, St. George who has been on the police radar as an alleged drug peddler is dead. Glenroy Church died in the early hours of Sunday morning in a vehicular accident at Corinth after he and friends were on their way home from a night of partying in Requin, St. David’s. An authoritative source told THE NEW TODAY that the police investigating the accident were able to recover from the deceased a cutlass, a large sum of money and some marijuana. The accident involved a Zone 1 mini-bus, which goes by the … Continue reading

School for Special Education receives 20,000 Gallon Tank

The Grenada School for Special Education is the recipient of a 20,000 gallon concrete tank, a drip irrigation system and solar pump. In a ribbon cutting ceremony held on June 22, the project jointly implemented by the Ministry of Agriculture, Lands, Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in collaboration with UNDP-ICCAS will facilitate gardening and agricultural production during the dry season and provide for the conservation of water during the rainy season to be utilised by the school for domestic and gardening purposes as an adaptation measure to the effects of climate change. This project was selected due to Grand Anse … Continue reading

Fitness Revolution 5 Underway

With only a few short weeks before Spicemas 2016, masqueraders have begun preparing themselves for the season by joining gyms and various fitness programmes. For the third consecutive year, St. Augustine’s Medical Services (SAMS) has partnered with Fit for Life Gym for its signature pre-carnival fitness programme. The programme, which is in its fifth year, is dubbed the ‘Boot Camp’ edition as it features an intense cardio and strength exercise regime, which is designed so the participants can achieve fitness and weight loss in a short period of time. SAMS will once again have its ambulance and a small medical … Continue reading

Sen. Humphrey: “I have a right to my belief”

One of Grenada’s foremost leftist leaders, veteran trade unionist, Chester Humphrey has brushed aside suggestions that he should not hold the post of President of the Senate given his declared status as an atheist. Humphrey, a leading figure in the 1979-83 Grenada Revolution, dismissed the notion that as someone who does not have a religious belief that he should not be holding the third most important position in the State. In addressing the issue of his status in a television programme last week Wednesday, the controversial figure said his position as President of the Senate is consistent with the rights … Continue reading

Thompson loses court battle against government

Embattled former Commissioner of Police, Willan Thompson has lost his court battle against the Keith Mitchell-led government in relation to his transfer from the post of Chief of Police to Clerk of Parliament. The Court of Appeal, which sat in the country last week, has ruled in favour of the State on Thompson’s transfer, which was done without his consent shortly after the New National Party (NNP) won the 2013 general elections. The ruling was handed down last week Monday at High Court No. 1 in St. George’s by the Justice of Appeal of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, Chief … Continue reading