PWU agrees to sign pension restoration and reform MOU

The membership of the Public Workers Union (PWU) last week Friday agreed to sign on to the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on the issue of pension restoration and reform to ensure that they are not left out of the process. This decision was taken by a majority vote, during a special meeting convened by Union President Rachael Roberts, at the Public Workers Union (PWU) building to ensure that members understand exactly what is taking place on their behalf. “Whatever the membership says, that is my mandate and I will abide by the mandate of the membership… we have written to … Continue reading

Complain of negligence at the General Hospital

A female St. George resident believed to be in her 60’s has complained to THE NEW TODAY about the care given to her 85-year-old mother at the St. George’s General hospital. The woman who walked into this newspaper and broke down in tears said that her mother went in without a scratch on her body but came out with severe bed sores. She claimed that her mother went in without sores but after two days at the hospital as a result of a stroke, she developed a bed sore. According to the lady, her mother was admitted in the hospital … Continue reading

McQueen slapped with Non-Capital Murder Charge

A 53-year-old Security Officer of Grand Anse Valley is facing an indictable charge of Non-Capital Murder after allegedly causing the December 30, 2017 death of 84-year-old Franklin St. Paul. The charge against Michael Mc Queen arose out of an altercation that occurred on October 15, 2017, during which it is alleged that he assaulted St. Paul on his property at Greystones in Belmont, St. George. McQueen was allegedly allowed to reside at the property owned by the businessman who is a brother of retired High Court Judge, Justice Lyle St. Paul. THE NEW TODAY understand that Franklyn St. Paul sustained … Continue reading

Peter – the power seeker

I’m hearing that Peter David goes many mornings to Mt. Royal to be with Keith Mitchell. I can imagine how giddy Peter David feels to be so near to grasping power. Or is he so near? Perhaps he is worried by the fact that the NDC seemed to bring a bigger crowd to their St. David’s rally than NNP managed to attract to their youth rally in Tempe where they spent some of the dollars given to them by, who? Venezuela again? on bringing to Grenada a Jamaican singer called Romaine Virgo. So here was real freeness intended to seduce … Continue reading

NNP – a party in crisis

With only a few weeks remaining before the general elections, the New National Party finds itself in an identity crisis. It is a case of the party not knowing itself anymore. Consider this! Old stalwarts like former General Secretary Joslyn Whiteman and former PRO Terry Forrester have been sufficiently alienated to be now running independently and challenging the NNP candidates in St. David and St. George. Consider this also: Keith Mitchell’s closest advisers are no longer the likes of Danny Williams and Roland Bhola. These pillars of the party have been replaced by the power hungry communistic Peter David and … Continue reading

Vote him out!!!

Dear Dr. Keith, I must first congratulate you on your exceptional dance moves. Your dance moves are a clear indication of physical fitness and commendable rhythm. And word has it, that your dance moves are labeled as the highlight of the NNP rallies. What an accomplishment! When one who is conscious-minded would expect real issues to take center stage. Wishful thinking! In the 2018 Independence Rally which I am convinced was more of a watered-down version of an NNP rally, I listened as Dr. Curwen stood with pride and elation to introduce you to the audience. She shared that your … Continue reading

2017 Panorama – Opportunities For Learning

The events of Saturday evening on 12th August, 2017 at the National Stadium, were unfortunate to put it mildly, but possibly inevitable. There is no greater motivation to rise than a view from the bottom, the absolute bottom. We have sadly, I propose, arrived there. The details of which person(s) did or did not do what will be revealed in due course by others qualified so to discover. This commentary’s focus is to expand the discussion. What is the value of music to us – as a people, as a culture, as a nation? Let me declare my hand up … Continue reading

High unemployment and economic mismanagement

Many will acknowledge that unemployment is and remains the Caribbean’s number one socio-economic challenge. Grenada is no exception. The problem is intractable, pervasive and so important that Dr. Mitchell has OVER THE PAST NINE YEARS, embraced it as his “Political punching bag” owned by the NDC. Many leaders particularly in the developed world, due to inadequate statistical departments and a paucity of good data, have misrepresented their unemployment rates for political advantage. This has led to a reliance on regional institutions and organisations like Central Banks, regional banks, the IMF and the World Bank by many for trusted information. They … Continue reading

Why March 13?

Never has the government of Grenada named March 13 as a significant and memorable day and public holiday. The events that took place on that day, 39 years ago in 1979 are still not part of the educational curriculum, much less mainstream political debates and discussions on the island. Therefore, the current Prime Minister’s decision to name March 13, 2018 as the next general election date leaves one questioning his intent. There is currently an emptiness, a historical and collective memory void around March 13. It’s not named as a day of significance unlike October 25, the day our island … Continue reading

CID remains committed to ridding the nation of child sexual abuse

As part of continued efforts to raise awareness on the issue of child sexual abuse, the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF), together with the Ministry of Social Development, schools within St. George and representatives from the Child Protection Authority (CPA), engaged in a demonstration from Tanteen to the National Cricket Stadium last week Friday, calling for an end to child sexual abuse and encouraging victims to report cases. The marchers were addressed by Deputy Inspector of Police, Terrence Mason who had a warning to child molesters. “Molesters we want to let you know the … Continue reading