St. David’s Man gets 11 Years in Jail for Sexual Crime

A 39-year-old Laura Land, St. David man, was on Monday sentenced to 11 years and 3 months at the Richmond Hill prison for having sexual intercourse with a 15-year-old secondary school student. The sentence was handed down on Raul Roberts, a Bus Driver by profession, by Justice Paula Gilford, who presides over the No. 2 High Court, which was temporarily relocated to the Grenada Trade Centre building for a 2-week period. The accused was charged for the crime, which he admitted to perpetuating against the student, who at one point in time, he called his step daughter. The incident occurred … Continue reading

The Haitian syndrome!!!

Is Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell turning Grenada into a new Haiti like what existed in the Duvalier era in the Western Hemisphere’s poorest nation? The throne was passed from Francois “Papa Doc” Duvalier who ruled from 1957 to 1971 when he died to his son Jean-Claude “Baby Doc” Duvalier until he was overthrown in a popular uprising in 1986. THE NEW TODAY is forced to ask the question above in light of Dr. Mitchell’s appointment of his own son, Olinga Mitchell, a U.S-trained attorney-at-law with no experience in governmental affairs to the post of Legal Advisor in the Ministry … Continue reading

New Facility for NaDMA

Minister of State in the Ministry of Climate Resilience with responsibility for Disaster Management, Senator Winston Garraway has announced that work will start by the end of 2018 on the new head office in Morne Jaloux for the state-run National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA). The facility will be constructed through a US $1.4 million grant from USA Southern Command (Southcom). THE NEW TODAY understands that the new location will be the site of what used to be a television station that is about three miles from where the agency currently operates adjacent to Fort Frederick at Richmond Hill. Sen. Garraway … Continue reading

SGU enters MOU with HEE for postgraduate opportunities

St. George’s University (SGU) and Health Education England (HEE) have reached agreement on a new programme to fill postgraduate medical training programmes in the United Kingdom. A major challenge facing the world’s health care system is the shortage of nurses and doctors. It is this situation which leads to medical institutions such as HEE to enter into partnerships with medical universities to recruit overseas postgraduate medical training through the widening Access to Speciality training (WAST) programme, which is part of England’s National Health Service (NHS). SGU has entered into an agreement with HEE becoming the first medical school in the … Continue reading

MASS EXODUS OF NURSES TO ENGLAND

Grenada is set to lose 84 of its best and most highly trained nurses to England. According to a well-placed source, the nurses were recruited by an Agency from London that visited the island in recent days as part of an initiative to fill several existing vacancies in the United Kingdom. The source who did not want to be identified said that over 100 nurses were interviewed for employment in England. He expressed concerns over the state of healthcare in Grenada after the exodus of the local nurses. “We already have a shortage of good nurses and we are already … Continue reading

Grenadian tops class at Trinidad College

A St. Andrew resident has captured the valedictorian award from the Caribbean Nazarene College (CNC) in Trinidad. Amy Jones who graduated magna cum laude in May now holds a Bachelor of Arts in General Studies with her major area being Psychology and Counselling while her minor area is in Primary School Education. Jones, who resides in St. Clouds is a past pupil of the St. Joseph’s Convent, Grenville. According to the Grenadian, it is at the Convent that her interactions with the school’s counsellor ignited her passion for counselling. Jones said that her previous experience as a teacher not only … Continue reading

Ways how to take 15 seats in an election!

1. GO TO HAITI 2. FIRE ALL NEUTURAL WORKERS IN THE ELECTORIAL OFFICE AND PUT PARTY SUPPORTERS 3. GO TO HAITI 4. LINK COMPUTERS FROM ELECTORIAL OFFICE TO MINISTERIAL OFFICE 5. GO TO HAITI 6. REGISTER VOTERS AFTER THE DEADLINE (5PM) 7.GO TO HAITI 8. REGISTER VOTERS AFTE.R DEADLINE (DAY) 9. GO TO HAITI 10. HAVE PARTY SUPPORTER WITH PARTY T-SHIRT IN ELECTORIAL OFFICE 11. GO TO HAITI 12. REFUSE TO HAVE DEBATE BECAUSE HE COULD NOT CONTROL THE. MODERATOR 13. GO TO HAITI 14. KILL THE DOG ON RETURN 15. GO TO HAITI .,. 16. HAVE ILLEGAL FOREIGNERS VOTING … Continue reading

Our Culture!!!

Can the French Adopted Culture of Carnival be salvaged? Grenada’s French adopted culture of carnival is slowly dwindling in the twilight, the things that were unique to us especially our African culture, the customs, the practices that we once truly embraced as ours is totally gone. The French adopted version of carnival celebrations has now become a showcase of “vulgarity and nudeness.” I can’t believe that’s the low standard or level our French adopted culture of carnival has been reduced to. It’s disheartening seeing how cultural and social change have transformed culture into lawlessness. Attending carnival as a child was … Continue reading

CARICOM SKIN IN THE HAITI GAME

Haiti’s current fiscal problems that led to four days of riots setting back the country’s already fragile economic and political stability, have implications for Caribbean Community and Common Market countries (CARICOM) that cannot be ignored. If economic and social conditions continue to deteriorate the flight of Haitians seeking refuge in other countries will intensify, and CARICOM countries will be among those to which they can legitimately go. After a period of membership of only the Community, Haiti is now also a member of the Common Market and is entitled to the full benefits of the Revised Treaty of Chaguaramas which … Continue reading

Sewer acts up again in Mt Gay housing

Public health on the island is again being threatened by the faulty sewer system at the government-operated Mt Gay Housing Development. THE NEW TODAY newspaper understands that within the last two months there has been evidence that the old problems have sprung up again. The sewer system is overflowing and giving off an awful stench from sewer gas, hydrogen sulfide. Last year, the sewer woes forced workers at the nearby Mt Gay Mental Hospital to protest publicly after members of staff began to be affected by the sewer gas. Employees at the hospital are once again complaining as the problem … Continue reading