Bedbug Infestation at General Hospital

Minister of Health, Nickolas Steele has given an update on the recent outbreak of bedbugs at the St. George’s General hospital. Speaking at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing on Tuesday at the Ministerial Complex, Minister Steele said that the patients at the Obstetrics Ward which was affected by the bedbugs will be moved to the new Gynecology Ward to help deal with the situation. He told reporters that vacating of the Obstetrics Ward is the proper way to handle the situation, which became prevalent about a month ago. According to Minister Steele, the newly refurbished Gynecology ward will be used … Continue reading

Welcome to Spice country!!!

Grenada is preparing to welcome hundreds of athletes and officials from around the region for the hosting of another CARIFTA games. THE NEW TODAY is optimistic that the country will give the usual Spice country welcome to our guests. It is also our hope that the newly reconstructed athletic stadium at Queen’s Park will be filled to capacity during every session of the athletic meet. The CARIFTA games provide us with an opportunity to see at an early stage the future track and field stars of the Caribbean. All the region’s top athletes now blazing the track globally can be … Continue reading

Deputy PM speaks on Rex Grenadian issue

The real case has not yet begun, therefore government did not lose against the Grenadian by Rex Resort, according to Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Labour, Elvin Nimrod. The No.2 man in the ruling New National Party (NNP) government made the remarks as he sought to refute  claims in certain quarters that the high court had delivered a ruling last week against the government in the Rex Grenadian acquisition matter. Minister Nimrod was flanked by Solicitor-General, Dwight Horsford who has carriage for the State in the matter as the two appeared at the weekly post-Cabinet Press Briefing held Tuesday … Continue reading

Seven selected for Carnival Queen Show 2016

The organisers of the 2016 National Carnival Queen Show are planning to stage “a show with a difference” for the annual August festival. Seven young ladies have already been selected to take part in the event to be held at the National stadium at Queen’s Park as part of the carnival celebrations. The local media got a chance to see the contestants during a Sashing Ceremony held last Friday at the office of Spicemas Corporation (SMC) at the GCNA complex on Kirani James Boulevard. The seven young ladies – Samantha Francis (Miss St. George), Estlyn Blair (Miss Carriacou & Petite … Continue reading

Innovative Farms blame laid-back attitude of workers

The proprietors of Innovative Farms Limited (GIF) are blaming the attitude of workers on the Grand Bras Farm for most of the problems plaguing the estate that was commercialised just over a year ago by government. The Managers of GIF, John “Chalkie” Ventour and Liam “Owusu” James met with members of the local media last week Wednesday on the Kirani James Boulevard to clear the air following a charge by Minister of Agriculture, Roland Bhola that a six-month ultimatum was given to them to improve performance or face possible action. The minister cited late salaries to workers, a decrease in … Continue reading

2016 Kia Sportage launched

Steele’s Auto Supplies is making available to the local market the 2016 Kia Sportage. The new vehicle, which is the fourth generation of its type, was unveiled to members of the business community, bankers and the media at the company’s main outlet at River Road, St. George’s last week Friday. According to Sales Manager Nigel Hypolite, there is demand on the local market for the Kia Motors. Hypolite told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the Kia Sportage is a more competitive SUV market with everyone looking for more features in a vehicle. He said over the years the Koreans have … Continue reading

Special approach to Cocoa and Nutmeg Industry

As a result of recommendations coming out of a consultancy done in 2015, the Ministry of Agriculture is exploring ways to improve the Cocoa and Nutmeg Industries. According to Minister of Agriculture, Roland Bhola, the consultants looked at a specific eye in the spice industry and made recommendations on how the country can improve the standard and quality of the exportable items that it has. Minister Bhola told reporters that based on the recommendations, Cabinet took the decision to set up an implementation plan as it recognises that there were a number of things that needed to be done, if … Continue reading

A donation of laptops and projectors to schools

Teachers under the “Ask Listen Learn” programme, in Grenada have been commended for excellent execution of the programme, which is geared at addressing the problems of underage drinking and advancing healthy lifestyles. Chairman of the Regional Beverage Alcohol Alliance (RBAA), Dr. Patrick Antoine, who is co-ordinating the delivery of this programme, on behalf of partners throughout the region applauded the Grenadian teachers last week Thursday during a ceremony at the Ministry of Education, which saw the handing over of three laptops and projectors to three schools. “We have on-video records of the reactions of persons in other countries to the … Continue reading

St. Joseph’s Convent St. George Junior Achievers Promotes Healthy Eating and Buy Local

Well Dressed, the St. Joseph’s Convent St. George’s Junior Achievement Company has taken this year’s competition to another level by creating an innovated product from local agricultural products. They are manufacturing Vinaigrettes in six local flavours – Nutmeg, Passion Fruit, Orange, Cucumber, Sorrel and Lime n Honey for the 2015/2016 Junior Achievement competition. Vinaigrette is used most commonly as a dressing, but it can also be used as a marinade. “Our product is intended to make salads happier and more exciting which will encourage more people, especially children to eat healthier,” said Sarsha Newton, Public Relations Officer. She indicated that … Continue reading

Clouden speaks out against the lengthy prison sentences

The island’s leading Criminal Attorney, Anslem Clouden has spoken out against the 70 and 80-year sentences recently handed down by High Court Judge Madam Justice Paula Gilford on murder convicts Alexander Robert Clack and Sheldon Bain. Clouden who has appeared in the British Privy Council in criminal matters more than any other local attorney described the lengthy sentences as retributive rather than rehabilitative. “It is my respectful view that the learned trial judge failed to follow certain sentencing guidelines that have been laid down by the Privy Council and also by the Eastern Caribbean Court of Appeal”, he told reporters. … Continue reading