Letter to Executive Committee by Roderick “Rado” Griffith

The letter from former National football Coach Roderick “Rado” Griffith that sparked the move within GFA to provisionally suspend Cheney Joseph from the Presidency To:         Grenada Football Association From:   Roderick Griffith – Virtual Complainant Date:    Monday, January 21st, 2019   Subject:   Conclusion of Court matter C.O.P vs Cheney Joseph in charges of assault and Insulting language laid against defendant Cheney Joseph. This report is for the Executive Committee and dates back Monday 22ndJune, 2013 on the evening following such an executive meeting at which I, as the then sitting Vice-President of GFA, was accosted with a barrage of insulting language and … Continue reading

Tevin Andrews: What is Grenada’s debt to China?

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s is being called upon to make public Grenada’s debt to China and the terms and conditions of all loan arrangements with Beijing. The call was made Tuesday by Tevin Andrew, the representative in Carriacou & Petite Martinique for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC). In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY newspaper, Andrews expressed concerns with what he termed the high-handedness being demonstrated in recent times by the Chinese government, which has allegedly seized assets in countries which have defaulted on Chinese loans. He said that there are reports in some … Continue reading

“GFA engaged in Sexism, Bigotry and Discrimination”

The lone female serving on the Executive body of the Grenada Football Association (GFA), Renae Samuel has accused the President of the body, Cheney Joseph of Sexism, Bigotry and Discrimination against females who do not see eye-to-eye with his vision for the development of the sport on the island. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY on Monday, Samuel expressed grave concern with the kind of treatment meted out to her and other women involved in football by Joseph who recently survived a motion moved by her to temporarily suspend him pending the outcome of an investigation into the … Continue reading

Football colonialism in the Caribbean Football Union Region?

BY MARCIA  BRAVEBOY For too long FIFA (Fédération Internationale de Football Association) has been the beginning and end of football jurisprudence in the smaller Caribbean countries as incident after incident within the region smacks of utter legal control of not just football – but a creeping realisation of utter and total disregard and disrespect for legislation, laws, ethics and the operation of our Magistracy and Supreme Court rulings in these fragile democracies. After introducing the Caribbean to an insidious form of corrupt management via the liberal spread of easy money to Caribbean Administrators of Football as evidenced in the $40,000.00 … Continue reading

We Are ‘Uniquely Rooted’

In April 2011, Colin Dowe, then Chairman of the newly formed Spicemas Corporation announced that year’s Carnival theme as: “Uniquely rooted in our rich ancestral traditions. Spicemas: Home of 100,000 Jab, Jab”. That theme drew adverse criticism from some quarters, but it was in no way intended to portray Grenada or its people in a negative light. Instead, it was a vision of the then NDC administration, and particularly then Culture Minister, Arley Gill, to harness, promote and capitalise on those unique aspects of our Carnival culture that set us apart from the rest of the region. Eight years later … Continue reading

The Revolution: Legacy and Footprints

Before we address the legacy and footprints of the Revolution, there is a story to be told. The old admonition that, “after joy cometh sorrow” in many respects aptly describes the Revolution experience, sequentially. Contextually, footprints relate to an actor’s character, value-systems, mindset and outlook. Their patterns and purposes are communicated through conduct, leaving lessons to be emulated and followed; or shunned and avoided. So that one’s footprints may have ongoing, influential value or impact upon others. Legacy attaches to a significant achievement(s) or contribution(s) made by an actor and received by society. Such things will be remembered, but are … Continue reading

Former national tennis player expresses concern

“I want to see people who have tennis at their heart get involved for the development of not just themselves or their children but for the development of tennis in the country. There is a lot of talent in the country that we are not looking at as we should and that is cause for concern.” Those were the sentiments of Hayden Ashton, a former national junior and senior tennis champion, who is currently a Professional Tennis Coach at Midtown Tennis Club in Manhattan, New York. Ashton who was in the country on a brief visit last week has been … Continue reading

Mr Killa runs away with soca monarch crown

IF the Latin phrase Vox populi, vox dei, is to be believed, then God himself wanted Hollice Mapp – Mr Killa to win the International Power Soca Monarch crown in Trinidad last Friday night. Mapp – Grenadian by birth and soca lover by choice – beat out what seemed to be his only rival, Neil “Iwer” George, to win $1 million, and made history as the first non-national to win the power soca prize with his massive hit, Run Wid It. Mr. Killa is the second non-national to win a soca monarch competition in the twin island republic, after Barbadian … Continue reading

Moves on towards developing Chess

Chess in Grenada has received a significant boost with the recent visit of Grandmaster Nigel Short, MBE, one of the most celebrated British players. Grandmaster Short left Grenada over the weekend, following a four-day visit ‘spreading the gospel of Chess’. A world championship finalist in 1993, and once ranked No 3 in the world, Grandmaster Short has been playing Chess for over 48 years. In a packed four-day programme from February 26 to March 2, Grandmaster Short participated in the launch of the first ever Grenada Chess Federation on February 28 where he spoke and also played simultaneous exhibition matches … Continue reading

Mr Killa brings home soca crown

Grenada’s Mr. Killa has won the 2019 International Soca Monarch (ISM) title in neighbouring Trinidad & Tobago to historically bring the title and the crown outside of the twin island republic and to the Spice Isle for the very first time. Mr. Killa, whose real name is Hollice Mapp performed his popular hit, ‘Run wid it,’ in position number six (6) out of eight (8) other regional competitors to take home the TT$1 million first prize. He performed on the big stage in front of an elaborate set in the form of a castle, dressed as a king surrounded by … Continue reading