Macmillan-sponsored Language Buzz creates a buzz

The St. Louis R.C. Girls school is the winner and first challenge trophy holder for the inaugural, Macmillan Education sponsored, Language Buzz competition, amassing a total of 88.3 points at the finals, which were held on April 23, at Westerhall Secondary School, in St. David. St. Matthew’s R.C and St. George’s Seventh Day Adventist Primary schools came in second and third, with 87.5 and 85.8 points. The other Language Buzz competition finalists were Mt. Rose Seventh Day Adventist School, Harvey Vale Government School from Carriacou, and Bonair Government School. Curriculum Officer for English Language, Deanne Francis-Thomas sadi that she is … Continue reading

Police Week 2018 begins

“Together we will strive to eradicate sexual abuse while safe guarding our future.” This is the theme to be used by members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) for the annual observance of Police Week which this year runs from June 9-16. The event, which will have heavy focus on sexual abuse as stipulated in its theme, was kicked off with a Food and Cultural Festival held at the Pearls Airstrip in St. Andrew last Friday. This event saw the four clubs within the police force – Clarkson (Red), Ogilvie (Yellow), Bedeau (Blue) and James (Green), competing to be … Continue reading

NDC Youth thank supporters for sticking with the party

The youth arm of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) is set to play a more dominant role in the forward trust of the party that was humiliated for the second consecutive time in national elections in Grenada. The Congress youth brigade held a press conference on Monday to thank all those who voted for the party in the March 13 general election. “I want to thank the supporters and members of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) for sticking with the NDC and for giving us your support during the last elections and even after the elections. I want … Continue reading

Guyanese National on Cocaine Charges

A 47-year-old Guyanese National, Derrick Patterson has been remanded to Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill when he appeared in court Monday to face a charge of possession of Cocaine. Patterson was charged with Trafficking of a Controlled Drug after a total of 2.325 kg of Cocaine with a street value of $232,500.00 was found in his possession last week. The accused who is an Evaluation Supervisor by profession, appeared before Chief Magistrate Tamara Gill at the St. George’s No.1 Magistrate’s Court represented by Guyanese Attorney-at-Law, Darshan Ramdhanny. Patterson who was visiting the island at the time of his arrest … Continue reading

Government hires QC Alexis to fight Grenlec Lawsuit

The Keith Mitchell-led government in St. George’s has turned to local constitutional expert, Dr. Francis Alexis, QC to help fight the U.S-based company, WRB Enterprises and its sole electricity provider on the island, GRENLEC on a controversial levy. Dr. Alexis headed a five-member team of attorneys assembled by the State last week Thursday to defend government’s decision to impose a 5% tax on GRENLEC through an amendment to Section 20 of the Electricity Services (Amendment) Act of 2017, commonly referred to as the ESA. The other members of the state team are Solicitor General, Dwight Horsford, and attorneys Olabisi Clouden, … Continue reading

What do you know about Oral cancer?

Oral or mouth cancer is a type of head and neck cancer and can be defined as any cancerous tissue growth located in the oral cavity. The oral cavity includes the lips, tongue, cheeks, floor of the mouth, palate (roof of the mouth), sinuses and pharynx (throat). Oral cancer can be life threatening if not diagnosed and treated early. The most common symptoms of oral cancer include: -Unexplained bleeding in the mouth -Unexplained numbness, loss of feeling, or pain/tenderness in any area of the face, mouth or neck -Swelling, lumps, rough spots on the lips or other areas inside the … Continue reading

The constitutional breach in the Senate

Just before the Ceremonial Opening of the 10th Parliament, it was announced that Glynis Roberts will be made a Senator. This announcement was a matter of interest to us in the NDC because the three interest groups: the farmers, the business community and labour had already announced their Senators; and on March 21st 2018, Her Excellency invited us to submit 2 or 3 names for consideration to be appointed Opposition Senators. We submitted: Glen Noel, Ron Redhead and Kerryne James. Section 24 (2) of the Constitution of Grenada is very clear. It provides that the Governor General shall appoint 7 … Continue reading

Competitive intelligence

After examining economic indicators to understand the country or countries, which are under consideration to locate productive operations, and to select targeted markets, investors of personal or business time, skills or funds, next must engage in competitive intelligence (CI). Defining, gathering, analysing data into information and testing, disseminating and distributing the resulting intelligence, on and about jobs, products, suppliers, customers, competitors and any aspect of the environment; geographical, political, cultural, civil society and legal jurisdiction, is needed to support strategic decision-making. Such intelligence is key in formulating the operation’s dynamic strategic plan, which is used to produce fund raising extracts, … Continue reading

Motorists warned against blowing horns in the vicinity of the High Court building

A warning has been issued to motorists that they can be faced with a charge of ‘contempt of court’ for the “abhorrent climate” that is being created in the vicinity of the High Court building in St. George’s, as a consequence of the constant interruption caused particularly by bus drivers through the frequent tooting of their horns as they traverse the area. According to longstanding criminal defense Attorney, Anselm Clouden, who is charged with the responsibility to advise motorists on the issue, Guyanese-born Judge Justice Paula Gilford, who presides over the No. 2 High Court on The Carenage has ”indicated … Continue reading

Milestone for another senior citizen

Senior citizen, Dunstan Edmund proudly walked into the office of THE NEW TODAY newspaper on St. John’s Street in the city to proclaim: “I am in this world today and it is God and God alone who knows why he has me in this way.” The 90-year-old resident of Duquense, St. Mark who celebrated his birthday on April 7 said he feels and looks more like 70 years old. Edmund, also known as Rupert said he was feeling very good except for little complaints of Hypertension and High Cholesterol as diagnosed by his doctor. He believes that the mercies of … Continue reading