Double Victory for Drug Squad

The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force has made a double seizure of close to one hundred pounds of marijuana last week Friday. During the police operation that took place at Happy Hill, St. George’s, and on Hog Island, one man, David St. Bernard was arrested. St. Bernard who is a 40-year old farmer of Happy Hill was found to be in possession of fifty-one and a half pounds of marijuana with a street value of just over $160,000.00. The suspect who sports a rasta hairstyle was charged with possession and trafficking in the illegal substance. St. Bernard … Continue reading

Policeman Kicked in the Groin…as Peter de Savary’s Yachtsman caught smoking marijuana

The man who serves as the Captain of the personal yacht of multi-millionaire British investor, Peter de Savary has been charged by police for illegally smoking marijuana. Thomas Cappello was caught with the illegal substance last week Friday while “hanging out” at Prickley Bay Marina at Lance Aux Epines, St. George’s. Immigration Officer, Leroy Dominic who was on observation patrol, spotted the Italian-born man lighting the hand-rolled marijuana cigarette. The court was told that Officer Dominic saw when Cappello took out the marijuana cigarette and started smoking it. When confronted by the policeman, the convicted man threw the marijuana on … Continue reading

‘Kettle calling pot black’

A debate is in the making in the country on the handling of national assets. The issue has once again attracted the attention of the wider public in light of the recent decision by the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) government to sell to the State-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS) prized lands at Mt. Hartman to meet its expenditure especially a 24 million monthly wage bill to civil servants. The main opposition New National Party (NNP) has criticised the sale on the grounds that Prime Minister Thomas is in charge of a minority government and should have first taken … Continue reading

Media awards 2012

Prime Minister Tillman Thomas says that journalists who act like politicians should be treated as such. Addressing scores of media practitioners during the 7th Annual Media Awards Ceremony at the Trade Centre Annex on Sunday evening, the Prime Minister charged that often time some journalists fall into the trap of politicians. “Politicians want to control media houses, control radio stations and do all different things and some journalists fall into the trap”, he told the gathering which included representatives of the corporate sponsors, Digicel. “Journalists should not be putting spins on issues, journalists must report the facts … educate and … Continue reading

Teenager slapped with four charges

Police have laid four charges on a teenager who was engaged in a chopping incident in the vicinity of the St. George’s Bus Terminus three weeks ago. Eighteen-year old Kawani Amade of Woburn, St. George’s is charged with two counts of wounding, causing grievous harm, wounding and damage to property. The charges laid on Amade are in connection with a public fight he had with another 18-year old Kimon Lewis of Willis, St. George’s on November 16. It is said that the incident arose due to an ongoing feud among young men from neighbouring villages in North East, St. George’s … Continue reading

PBC Teacher is charged

Police have charged a former teacher of the Presentation Brothers College (PBC) who was involved in a brawl with one of his students. THE NEW TODAY understands that Nicholas Lazarus has been charged for the offence of causing harm to a 13-year student who resides at Frequente, St. George’s. The offense was allegedly committed on October 23. THE NEW TODAY Newspaper which first broke the story last month learnt that the 19-year old teacher held onto the student and squeezed him tightly in the area of the throat to the point that blood came from his nostrils. The incident allegedly … Continue reading

LIME was as partner

LIME has entered into a long-term agreement with the Horticultural Society of Grenada (HSG). According to a release from the telecoms provider, the two joined forces to host the biennial Flower Show held at the Convention Centre of The Grenada Grand Beach Hotel, Grand Anse from November 24-25. The release said that the event showcased the rich diversity of plants, flowers, fruits, vegetables and spices grown on the island by talented horticulturalists, gardeners and flower arrangers. “The show is one of the most popular events on the island and was again well attended. A major part of the show was … Continue reading

Teddy St. Louis appointed Magistrate

A new face is now sitting on the Bench as a Magistrate. St. Andrew’s-based lawyer Teddy St. Louis has been appointed to serve as Magistrate for St. David’s and Sauteurs. St. Louis’ elevation to the Bench is as a result of a vacant position left by Magistrate Henry Paryag who recently stepped down. Magistrate Paryag previously served in Grenville, and that position is now taken by Magistrate Nevlyn John who had been presiding over court matters in St. David’s and Sauteurs. St. Louis, the son of former Magistrate Lloyd St. Louis, was appointed in October by the Judicial and Legal … Continue reading

NNP accuses NDC of selling out assets

The main opposition New National Party (NNP) has accused the Grenada government of selling off state properties and illegally borrowing funds from the state-owned National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to meet the salaries of public servants. NNP leader and former Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell told supporters at a public meeting in Crochu on the island’s east coast Sunday that the Tillman Thomas-led National Democratic Congress (NDC) administration had taken EC$14 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) from the NIS to meet its financial obligations to public workers. “The Mt Hartman Plant area, one of the most lucrative properties in the … Continue reading

RGPF gets a Health Plan

Members of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) have been given a lesson in healthy living as they recognised those who have excelled during the year. It came from St. George’s University (SGU) Professor, Omawale Amu Leru-Marshall who addressed the Fourth Annual Awards and Retirement Ceremony of the force that was held at the Grenada Trade Centre last Saturday. He disclosed that approximately seventy cents of the health dollar in the Caribbean is spent on health conditions that the individual can manage. Professor Omawale who is the Chairman of the National Non-communicable Disease Commission noted that most of the deaths … Continue reading