Funds allocated to the new Ministry of Climate Resilience

The Grenada Parliament has taken steps to ensure that there is funding for the newly created Ministry of Climate Resilience, the Environment, Forestry, Fisheries, Disaster Management and Information. The Keith Mitchell-led New National Party (NNP) which won all 15 seats in the March 13 general election has passed the Appropriation (2018) Amendment Bill (2018) to provide the necessary funding for the ministry headed by Senator Simon Stiell. The bill seeks to re-allocate some of the EC$1.1 allocated in the 2018 budget for the period January 1to December 31 from the different ministries to the new ministry. This re-allocation of $17.4 … Continue reading

The trust quotient

We have all grown familiar with IQ or Intelligent Quotient and in more recent time with EQ or Emotional Quotient. Well, how about TQ, Trust Quotient? Sadly, this quality is at an all-time low in society today. Human performance has reduced the trust level in society to unacceptable levels. There is a crisis of integrity because trust is intimately linked to truth and credibility. Many around us have fallen or are falling on account of moral failure resulting in the undermining of the trust factor. We are made to wonder who can be trusted or can we trust anyone anymore? … Continue reading

Forum for Financing and Development

Dear Mr. Editor/News Director, I write to you in my capacity as Chairman of the Grenada Jubilee Committee and Coordinator Jubilee Caribbean. In April, I went to attend a side event at the UN to attempt to get the Call of Jubilee Caribbean known to many of the bodies meeting at the Forum for Financing and Development. The call of Jubilee Caribbean came out of a March Workshop held in Grenada to discuss the vulnerability to natural disasters of small island developing states and their debt burden. The Call of Jubilee Caribbean urged the Governments of the Caribbean and the … Continue reading

Man Buried by Gravel

One man was reportedly killed Wednesday when he was covered up by falling gravel from a pit in the Mt Rush area. THE NEW TODAY understands that the pit is located near to a site where the National Water & Sewerage Authority (NAWASA) has some water tanks. The man has been identified as Steve Marcel who is from Paradise in St. Andrew. Marcel was living in the Darbeau area with his female companion.A source said that Marcel often visited the pit on early mornings to get gravel to sell for some building contractors. Neighbours got worried when he was not … Continue reading

Focus for senatorial debate on Grenada second CCJ/Referendum

Grenadians are again faced with a one-sided House of Representatives and an expeditious manoeuvring to replace the London-based Judicial Committee of the Privy Council with the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ). Despite the politically-dominated configuration of the Senate and regrettably with it having a gross bias to the governing party, in accordance with section 24 of the constitution of Grenada, the merit of the Senate must be appreciated in terms of it having to provide a sober and technical approach to the various debates on the legislative and financial policies of the government, as well as to provide oversight scrutiny … Continue reading

The lawless state!!!

Is Grenada descending into a lawless state? THE NEW TODAY is forced to ask the above question in light of recent developments in the country especially the rising tide of gun violence with deaths and an upsurge in the illegal drug trade. The situation is not yet at crisis level but the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) need to be more aggressive in taking charge of the situation and sending a strong and serious message to those “hot spot” areas like Saigon in South St. George. Our neighbour Trinidad and Tobago did not just get up one morning and realise … Continue reading

Top Cop to Pay $98, 000 in Damages

The Court of Appeal has maintained a High Court ruling against Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Michael Francios, who was ordered to pay a sum of $98, 000 to Ryan Richards following a motor vehicle accident almost a decade ago. The 34-year-old man was struck by a motor vehicle on January 18, 2008, driven by ACP Francios, as he alighted from his omnibus, which was parked on the right side of the Westerhall/Petite Bacaye main road. Female high court judge, Justice Madam Justice Margaret Mohammed ordered the top cop to pay the money for pain and suffering to the victim … Continue reading

Protect Your Children!

“Janet, come here!” called her mother. “Go by Uncle X and tell him to lend me his hoe.” Eight year old Janet ran off to Uncle X. Does Mother really know if Uncle X can be trusted? Maybe or maybe not. Uncle X appears to be a very pleasant man. He offers Janet sweets, gives her money, and at times invites her to sit and watch TV or play online games at his house. Janet is from a poor family so she is happy to accept Uncle X’s offers and invitations. Her Mom does not object because X is Janet’s … Continue reading

Problems with Intra-Regional Travel feature at CDB Meeting

The thorny issue of air transportation in the region was featured highly at the 48th annual Board of Directors meeting of the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB) held in Grenada last week. Addressing the opening ceremony last Wednesday at the Grenada Trade Centre, host Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell made another call for the boiling issue of regional air travel to be addressed by the Governors and for there to be a reduction in cost of travel throughout the region. “I have long advocated that we urgently need to reduce the cost of intra-regional air travel. I echo my call made … Continue reading

Man Charged With Murder For Killing “The “Don”

Law enforcement officers have charged a 33-year-old man for the May 20 shooting to death of ex-police officer, Cainisaac Edwards, considered as a political heavyweight in Telescope, St. Andrew. The arrest of Steven Croney, comes after approximately 2 weeks of intensive police investigations into the slaying of Edwards, who is known to be a close associate of Member of Parliament for St. Andrew South-east, Education Minister, Emmalin Pierre. The victim was shot dead by a lone gunman dressed in a white overall suit, who then fled the scene on foot through some nearby bushes close to ‘Mega Shop’ in Telescope. … Continue reading