Joseph Andall: We are facing troubling times

“I think the first year has shown up the New National Party (NNP) for what it truly is – a party that is big and grand in its promises and very weak on actual delivery of what was promised.” Those were the words used by Interim Leader of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Joseph Andall, in reference to the first anniversary of NNP’s historic 3rd 15-0 victory at the polls. “We are in some very troubling times in our country with a very uncertain industrial climate, a judicial climate that is close to collapse, a crumbling health system … Continue reading

GBLA Back to Business as Usual

The Grenada Building & Loan Association (GBLA) which ran into financial difficulties as a result of the collapse of British American Insurance Company (BAICO) and CLICO has unveiled plans to rebrand itself as it seeks to resume business. This was disclosed at a press conference last week Tuesday by its Executive Director John Miller who announced that re-branding is on the cards for the association on the way forward. According to Miller, the Board of Directors are getting close to the end of the restructuring phase as set out in a “Road Map” report that was done following the financial … Continue reading

Housing Scheme residents to pay for sewer

Despite continued problems with the sewer system at Grenada’s largest government housing facility, occupiers are being asked to pay for its maintenance. The announcement of the additional charges was made by NAWASA’s General Manager, Christopher Husbands, at a meeting of residents recently. Two years ago the Housing Authority of Grenada (HAG), which manages the Mt Gay Housing Development called in NAWASA when the malfunctioning sewer drew public protests. But the company’s involvement has brought little change to what is being seen as a health hazard. The foul smell of sewer and constant overflow of the system continues, although NAWASA has … Continue reading

NDC calls for investigation into treatment of workers

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is calling for an investigation to be launched into businesses mainly in the hospitality industry accused of taking advantage of employees contrary to the Labour Code. According to the Interim Political Leader of Congress, Joseph Andall, it has been brought to his attention that in addition to the issue of low wages, some business owners “are not observing the Labour Code.” “I recently saw a memo from a restaurant in the south, in which the workers are being told that if they are absent for one (1) day, they have to produce a … Continue reading

Tribute delivered by Ruggles Ferguson on behalf of the OECS Bar Association at the Special Sitting of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court in Antigua on Monday in honour of retired Justice of Appeal, Grenadian-born Albert Redhead who was buried Tuesday in his adopted homeland:

The OECS Bar mourns the loss and celebrates the life of retired Justice of Appeal Albert Redhead, who departed this life on March 4th, 2019 after over 47 years of dedicated service to the legal profession. Since his admission to the Bar of England and Wales in 1971, Justice Redhead has served the legal profession with distinction. His solid foundation as Crown Counsel, Registrar, Magistrate and Director of Public Prosecutions prepared him in later life for high judicial office. For 12 years, 1985-1997, he served as a fearless and no nonsense Judge of the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court (ECSC). Not … Continue reading

Jason Skeete writes Culture Minister

With Spicemas and Panorama less than five months away, the Grenada SteelBands Association (GSA) is still beset by infighting. THE NEW TODAY understands that the current executive led by Jason Skeete has written to the Minister of Culture, Senator Nolan Cox warning him of reprisals if the government entertains another group that is made up of some pannists associated with three of the major steelbands on the island. Skeete confirmed to this newspaper the existence of the letter which he said was signed by seven of the eleven bands – Florida All Stars, Pan Ossia, Pan Lovers, Grand Roy Pan … Continue reading

Discord in Caricom again!!!

Prime Ministers within the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) have been sounding off over the decision of a select few Caribbean leaders to meet with United States (US) President Donald Trump last Friday in Florida to discuss the deepening political crisis in Venezuela and energy security. Trump met with leaders from The Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica and St Lucia at his private residence in Palm Beach, Florida. Among those expressing outrage is the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Gaston Browne, who questioned whether the visit represented diplomacy or bribery. “I feel embarrassed for those weak-minded leaders who allowed themselves to … Continue reading

Kirani James endorses Grenada Invitational 2019

In spite of allegations that the Grenada Invitational falsely used Kirani James’s name to promote the 2018 games, the organisers Tuesday proudly announced the Olympic gold medalist’s inclusion as an Ambassador to the 2019 edition of the Grenada Invitational. Director of Grenada Invitational Inc, Karline Purcell made the revelation at the post-Cabinet Press Briefing held at the Ministerial Complex in the Botanical Gardens at Tanteen. Purcell told reporters: “In a statement on Monday, March 25th, Kirani proffered the following, ‘I am happy to announce that I will be a part of the 2019 edition of the Grenada Invitational as an … Continue reading

GRENADIAN WOMAN DIES IN JAMAICA

A 57-year old Grenadian woman who was living in the United States has died in a vehicular accident in Jamaica. Dead is Paulette Baptiste-Diallo who is originally from Beaulieu in the St. George North-east constituency. THE NEW TODAY understands that the Grenadian died on March 19 following a vehicular crash in the parish of St. Catherine in Jamaica. The Spanish Town Police reported that Baptiste-Diallo was a passenger in a Toyota Yaris travelling from Spanish Town when the vehicle swerved and slammed into a parked truck. The deceased was a transportation security officer living on Legion Street, Brooklyn, New York. … Continue reading

Clouden calls for regional approach to illegal fishing

Fishing markets around Grenada are experiencing a shortage of fish as local fishermen complain of poaching in Grenada’s waters, according to attorney-at-law, Anselm Clouden. Speaking to reporters Monday at a press conference, the outspoken lawyer said that a regional approach is needed to deal with the situation of foreign trawlers taking over the fishing waters of Grenada. He spoke of local fisher folks complaining that they are seeing a number of unidentified fishing trawlers in Grenada’s waters that is making it difficult for them to do their usual fishing. “There is a severe shortage of fish. The fishermen have been … Continue reading