Three Years Behind Bars for Stealing

Magistrate Her Honour, Karen Noel has imposed a three-year sentence on two St. George’s men despite their appeal to the court to keep them away from the walls of the Richmond Hill Prisons. Michael Bernard of Mon Toute, and Dickson Lewis of Cherry Hill were found guilty by Magistrate Noel of stealing from the person at the St. George’s Number two Magistrate’s Court on Tuesday. Both Bernard and Lewis robbed Jason Brathwaite with the use of a knife at his home on St. Jules Street, St. George’s on March 31. They reportedly took away $45.00 in cash, a gold ring … Continue reading

Father Charged With Sexual Interference of Ten-year Old Daughter

Police have arrested and charged a River Sallee, St. Patrick’s man with the offense of incest. Patterson Joseph appeared before Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill on Tuesday at the St. George’s Number One Magistrate’s Court. Joseph is accused of having sexual intercourse with his ten-year old daughter. However, a well-informed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper the accused man was allegedly engaged in the activity with his daughter since she was six years old. Magistrate Gill granted Joseph with bail in the sum of $20,000. He is due back in court on June 25. Incest has become a major … Continue reading

The new Spicemas promoter

A cloud of suspicion hangs over the head of Fun City businessman, Vincentian born Osron Irwin Dennis alias “Mr King” or “Matrix” as the Spicemas Corporation (SMC) prepares for the opening of Carnival city next week. The name “Matrix” generated a level of suspicion following a series of articles published in neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines, prompting The New Today to investigate the man behind Fun City, located in the south of the island. Last year, the carnival organisers used Garfield’s Summer Lime at Lazy Lagoon as the home for Carnival City, however, due to concerns expressed by the … Continue reading

The Promoter failed to meet his contractual aobligations

This story first appeared in THE NEWS newspaper of St. Vincent in March 2012 on the failure of “Mr. Matrix” to keep his obligations to Vincentians in connection with a show involving top Jamaican reggae artiste, Jah Cure. Mr. Matrix has now surfaced in the Spice Isle and was able to work out an arrangement with the Arthur Hosten-led Spice Mas Corporation to use his Fun City place along the Maurice Bishop highway as this year’s venue for Carnival city. Weeks after Jamaican artiste Barrington Levy came on stage at Victoria Park and told adoring fans he was performing although … Continue reading

Carnival city moves to Fun City – Vendors warned – no vending

Grenadians whose intention is to make money during the staging of the popular Carnival City events are being warned that no vending will be allowed outside Fun City. This was announced by Chief Executive Officer of the Spice Mas Corporation (SMC), Jennifer Woodroofe during the launch of Spice Mas 2K13 last week Monday. The popular Carnival City moves from Garfield’s at Kirani James Boulevard (formally Lagoon Road) to Fun City on the Maurice Bishop Highway in Grand Anse. The SMC CEO says that due to the refusal by vendors over the years to clean up after conducting business, the SMC … Continue reading

Jah Cure was not fully paid

Kingstown, St. Vincent March 2012— Radio station Hot 97.1 FM has distanced itself from the episode involving top Jamaican artiste, Jah Cure and a promoter who goes by the name of “Mr. Matrix. The artiste failed to perform, claiming that he was not paid in keeping with his contractual arrangements. In a release on Sunday, the station said, “as is our procedure with major events we undertake a number [of] checks to verify that the headline artists have been booked prior to commencing radio promotion. This was done and it was verified that Jah Cure and his band were booked … Continue reading

US-Caribbean relationship

No one can deny that the United States and Caribbean countries have enjoyed very healthy relationships over the years that have brought some benefits to both set of countries. It is therefore critically important that that relationship continues to expand to redound to the good of regional economies in particular. Within that context, therefore, the recently held meeting in Trinidad and Tobago with Caribbean leaders and the Vice-President of the United States has to be seen as a positive development given the difficult financial and economic times confronting Caribbean economies at this very time. But the truth is that Caribbean … Continue reading

Training of Assessors

Approximately 40 technical and vocational educators and industry experts representing various economic sectors will receive training and certification as assessors in competency based education and training (CBET) in two groups over a ten -day period. The training sessions which began on Monday is organised by the National Training Agency under its OECS (Grenada) Skills for Inclusive Growth Project which is funded by the Government of Grenada and the World Bank. The latest round of Assessor training will move the number of Assessors trained under the project to 82 against the end-of-project target of 60. The sessions which will be conducted … Continue reading

What democracy is at stake?

After reading the article published in a number of weeklies under a similar title written in the affirmative, I must confess that it left me and I am sure many others in a state of astonishment. Presumably the same feeling a large number of devotees of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) felt after the result of the February 19, 2013 election was announced. The heading is not only utterly misleading but speaks directly to the state of paranoia which existed in Grenada over the past 4 1⁄2 years, something the majority of Grenadians decided they wanted no part of. According … Continue reading

The attitude of public officers

The million-dollar question that can be asked about public officers is what can be done to change their work ethics. I must confess, there are some of them that display excellent qualities on the job day after day. However, the vast majority of them leave a lot to be desired. They come to work any time and they leave when they feel like. At times during the working day they disappear for long periods unknown to their Supervisors. Their behaviour towards the public is like you are disturbing them from their sleep in the middle of the night. They generally … Continue reading