Uncertainty for classes at Mac Donald’s College

There is a strong likelihood that classes for Form 2 students of Mac Donald’s College at Marli, St. Patrick’s could be disrupted at the start of the new school year on Monday, September 2. A high level official of the school informed THE NEW TODAY Newspaper earlier this week that the entire faculty of the school are fed up with the current state of the buildings that are used to house the students. The plywood buildings that were erected as a temporary replacement following the passage of Hurricane Ivan almost nine years ago are described as being in a deplorable … Continue reading

Alimenta to be laid to rest Friday

The mother of former Grenada leftist Prime Minister, Maurice Bishop would be laid to rest Friday after a church ceremony at the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception in St. George’s. A family member told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that Nadia Bishop, a granddaughter of Alimenta Bishop is the one who has been given the responsibility to deliver the Eulogy at the church service. Nadia who is based in the United States is the daughter of the late Prime Minister who created history when he led his New Jewel Movement (NJM) in the first change of government in the English-speaking Caribbean … Continue reading

73-year old Granny Arrested for Drugs

Police have nabbed a number of persons in the south of the island in recent days for their involvement in the illegal drug trade. In a sting of operations that commenced two weeks ago, six people including a 73-year old woman of Woodlands, St. George’s have been charged with possession and trafficking in illegal drugs. The 73-year old, Daphnie Griffith, along with Adrian Coutain 24, and Tillon Coutain who is 19 years old were the first set of people to be arrested and charged by Police Officers of South St. George, and the Drug Squad for illegal possession and trafficking … Continue reading

CID Vehicle Damaged

Three months after being sentenced for manslaughter, Grand Mal resident Kenny Regis has found himself entangled with the law. Regis, a fisherman of Grand Mal, St. George’s, is accused of breaking the rear windscreen of Nissan van registration number T7519 that is used by the main office of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in St. George’s. A release issued by the Community Relations Department of the Royal Grenada Police Force said the vehicle was parked outside CID building on Hillsborough Street last Friday night when the incident took place. The 26-year old Regis is accused of throwing a bottle at … Continue reading

A Grenadian Doctor in New York

Earlier this month a Grenadian finally realised her dream, when she graduated from the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, with her Doctorate in Pharmacy. From her childhood, Esther Leah Strachan nee Joseph, who now resides in New York, was fascinated with the medicines and how they were able to “find the exact part of the body that was sick and bring relief.” “As a child it was mind boggling how a medication for example ‘phensic’ knew where the pain was in my body, go there and relieve me,” she said many years later, acknowledging the contribution of the Canada … Continue reading

Saluting a strong Grenadian woman!!!

The nation should put politics aside and say a prayer no matter how long or short for a woman who over the years has been forced to bear more pain than most others on the island. THE NEW TODAY is referring specifically to Alimenta Bishop, mother of late left-leaning Prime Minister Maurice Bishop who passed away at her home last Saturday. The passing of “Ma Bish” as many close to the Bishop family used to call her, has definitely closed the chapter in the life of a woman who has been forced to bear so much pain in the past … Continue reading

Regional governments urged to become LIAT shareholders

By Ken Richards   BASSETERRE, St Kitts (WINN) — Trade unionist Chester Humphrey says it is unfortunate that the majority of Caribbean governments continue to ignore LIAT by refusing to give the regional airline much-needed financial support. Humphrey, whose Grenada-based trade union TAWU (Technical and Allied Workers Union) represents some LIAT workers, said St Kitts and others need to reverse that hands-off attitude and ensure that they become shareholders in what for the region is a vital transportation link. The leading trade unionist reiterated that it is unfair for three treasuries (Antigua and Barbuda, Barbados and St Vincent and the … Continue reading

Privilege before principle

Excerpts from the presentation made by Trade Union representative in the Senate, Ray Roberts to the Debate on the controversial Citizenship by Investment bill that took place in Parliament on August 21, 2013   This is the day the Lord has made and we all rejoice in it – but in front of me is the CBI Bill designed by the Government without the wisdom of its own history a decade ago. Mr. President – I appreciate the enormous challenge the Government faces to raise money to satisfy the daily needs of our people – and in particular their social … Continue reading

GUT Credit Union provides funding to students

As parents make final preparations for their children’s entry into secondary school in the new academic school year which begins on September 2, members aof the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT) Co-operative Credit Union has provided them with some financial assistance. The presentation was made last week Friday at Emporium Building on St. John’s Street, St. George’s. Head of the Education Committee, Kim Parris said that as part of meeting the needs of its members, some 103 children have benefited from the CPEA (Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment) Grant this year. Parris said that as part of its social responsibility, the … Continue reading

NIS admits another seven to its scholarship programme

The state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS) continues to invest in the education of the Nation’s children. The financial institution, last Saturday marked 18 years since it began providing support to one child from each of the Parishes including Carriacou and Petite Martinique who are entering secondary school for the first time. The annual scholarship programme which takes the form of a retreat for the children who get the opportunity to be exposed to three Guidance Counselors brought together the new awardees of the programme along with the existing group. NIS Director, Alfred Logie reminded the recipients of NIS funding that … Continue reading