Drug Kingpin Caught

Police believe they have caught one of the main persons who is allegedly behind the importation of ganja into the country from neighbouring St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Nathaniel John from Carriacou who is alleged to be a Drug Kingpin is among four men who have been arrested and charged by members of the Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). John is branded as being the main organiser of the marijuana coming out of St. Vincent. Although three of the men including a Barbadian National and a Vincentian were caught by the lawmen late last week, John … Continue reading

Security Officer charged with sexual offense of a School Girl

A pleasurable moment for a 31-year old Security Officer who was engaged in explicit sexual activities with a 16-year old female secondary school student that made its way on social media, has landed him in trouble with the law. Joseph Goddard alias “Jeffrey” from Lagoon Road, St. George’s has been slapped with a charge of “having sexual intercourse with a female under the age of sixteen years” by the Police. The incident, which involved the schoolgirl surfaced via Facebook on Tuesday, June 18, five days after the young lady, celebrated her sixteenth birthday, resulted in a speedy investigation by the … Continue reading

Man returned from Grenada charged with murder

Kingstown, St. Vincent — Police have charged with murder the man they returned to this country from Grenada on Saturday. Collin “Cocoa Browne” David, 33, of Rose Hall, appeared in court on Monday, where the charges were read to him. He is the second person charged with the May 5 murder of Devon Jahjust Steele, who was gunned down in Rose Place, Kingstown. Jomorni Tash, 21, of Rockies, was earlier this month charged with Steele’s murder and remanded in custody. Both men are scheduled to reappear in court on October 21 for a preliminary inquiry. Meanwhile, Israel Bruce, David’s lawyer, … Continue reading

Murder Witness Killed

A key witness in a 2010 murder case in St. Patrick’s has been killed. Leroy Alexander, a 54-year old construction worker of Caruth, St. Andrew’s was allegedly brutally attacked and killed by a group of young men last Saturday. Alexander received several stab wounds and lacerations to various parts of his body including the right arm and torso (chest) area. He was rushed to the Princess Alice Hospital at Mirabeau St. Andrew’s, where he succumbed to his injuries, and was pronounced dead by the District Medical Officer. The incident emanated from an altercation Alexander had with a group of young … Continue reading

James Clarkson to receive top award

The prestigious Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari Legends Award will be presented to Grenada’s best-known composer and arranger James Clarkson on Saturday night at the festival’s opening concert in Mt Cinnamon Garden. The presentation will be made by Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Alexandra Otway-Noel who is also the Parliamentary Representative for St. George south constituency. The Awards ceremony and presentation of the Citation will be a highlight of the Opening Concert of the Naniki Caribbean Jazz Safari, with performances from Peter ‘Zack’ Bernard, (Grenada/USA) Derek McKeith’s Blues Band, (USA) and Quiet Fire will bring to an end an … Continue reading

“Back to Basics” to deal with HIV/AIDS and STI’s

Health Promotions Officer in the Ministry of Health, Judy Benoit, says an aggressive campaign is being developed to deal with the issue of HIV/AIDS and other Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI’S) particularly among the young population. In an address at the launch of the Scotiabank Regional Testing Day, Benoit said that the National Infectious Disease Control Unit (NICDU) of the Ministry of Health in response to this growing concern has begun planning a programme called “Back to Basics” which will encourage young people to take their time to get to where they need to get or where they will like to … Continue reading

The hole of regression

Even though our national anthem admonishes us “to be proud of our heritage”, and our Governor General in her very first public address to the nation reminded us of the value of our built heritage, there appears to be a section of our society that is hell-bent on erasing our history – which has been recorded in brick and stone. The recent demolition of a “listed” heritage building on Melville Street which had on its Melville Street façade a stone plaque dated 1810, shows the indescribable ignorance and arrogance of the functionaries whose mandate it is to protect our heritage. … Continue reading

That Is Man

Nelson Mandela would celebrate his 95th birthday next month (July), God willing he survives the physical challenges that he has been experiencing in recent years, that necessitated that he be admitted again to a South African hospital this month. Madiba, (his Xhosa name) in my opinion, is the personification of the term man. An uncompromising activist against the brutal apartheid regime in his homeland, South Africa. Nelson Mandela sacrificed the prime years of his life whilst involved in the struggle to free his people from the yoke of prejudice and oppression. Nelson Mandela is no doubt a living legend. His … Continue reading

The hundred days have come and gone

‘There is none so blind that would not see’. That statement bothers me deeply as I realise that we are a people grouping blindly for we know not what! We cannot identify what we want; no vision of where we ought to go, nor direction how to get there; no idea of what is substance nor what is ether or ephemeral. On the contrary we have become a me-too nation growing a copy-cat generation, willing slaves to American TV and addicts of cell phone and Digicel gadgets, great at pushing buttons and viewing garbage or unable to think and carry … Continue reading

The Marina project in Carriacou

I write with concern regarding the proposed re start of the marina project at Tyrell Bay on Carriacou. Whilst I confess that I am not a Grenadian resident, I visit Carriacou as often as I can and have watched the development of the marina with some interest. I should also admit that as a visitor but not one of the yachting fraternity I was quite worried about what this development would do to the environment and ecology of the island. However, when work started I hoped that the project would be finished as soon as possible but when the work … Continue reading