Top award for Nicholas Earle Brathwaite

Grenadian-born technology innovator, Nicholas Earle Brathwaite is among honourees for the University of West Indies fourth annual Toronto Benefit Gala scheduled for May 11, 2013. Brathwaite, co-founder of PETNA Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organisation and the son of Sir Nicholas Brathwaite, former Prime Minister of Grenada, was among the list of honourees announced last week Tuesday. Following a successful and rewarding career in the technology industry he co-founded the PETNA Foundation, a non-profit, charitable organisation he started with his wife Janice. PETNA is committed to impacting lives and improving communities. It has provided financial support for students, funds to rebuild … Continue reading

SOCA superstar Machel Montano will serve no prison time

Port-of-Spain, Trinidad —Montano was this afternoon ordered to pay fines and compensation totaling $27,000.00 for beating four persons and using obscene language. Entertainer Kernal Roberts was also ordered to pay a fine and compensation for assaulting two persons. The ruling was delivered by Magistrate Maureen Baboolal-Gafoor in the Port of Spain Magistrates’ Court. The sentence had to be adjourned to this afternoon, because the magistrate became trapped in the traffic gridlock caused by the blockade of the highway by protesting Sea Lots residents this morning. On December 10 last year Montano was found guilty by the magistrate of assaulting Brandis … Continue reading

Chester Humphrey prevails

Veteran trade unionist, Chester Humphrey has survived a challenge for his post as President-General of the Grenada Technical and Allied Workers Union (TAWU). The long-standing trade unionist retained his position following the first challenge in over 25 years to his dominance of TAWU when he emerged with a victory over Paul Sylvester, an employee of telecommunications provider, LIME. In a controversial election, Humphrey received 652 votes to Sylvester’s 437. The balloting took place on Thursday and the results were not declared until late Friday prompting fears about the voting process that was used. A union official described the system as … Continue reading

PM Mitchell – the Doc’s Mystique

The worms again and again invaded his political porridge; he was expected to dash it away and change his diet as his intestinal fortitude became clogged by the invading parasites. Little did they know that they provided the invaluable protein that strengthened both body and mind – his resolve grew stronger and stronger. He did not take cover and cowardly run; he stood strong as an honourable leader and patriot repulsing the onslaught. His forces were young, inexperienced, broken and defenseless. He “felt their pain!” A wounded but confident warrior, he knew that he could ready them for the next … Continue reading

The delivery train

I will start this article by saying hats off to the National Democratic Congress for fighting vigorously all the way through. As a proud NDC-ite, I felt the energy and the will power to push forward for a second term. I hope that members and supporters will come together to ensure that the party is equipped with the necessities it requires to permit a win in the next five years. Now for the core of the article, there are many so-called people who occupy spaces in the media arena who are still in the celebratory mood in light of the … Continue reading

The results is no surprise – only the size

The majority of the registered voters in our troubled State spoke very decisively on Tuesday 19th February – when they returned the New National Party (NNP) and Dr. Keith Mitchell back into control of the nation’s affairs, with a whitewash victory at the Polls. But for one reason or another, or a combination of reasons – the number of voters for the two major parties, and the few individuals who contested Island-wide, the figures showed over Ten Thousand Registered Voters did not vote. Whatever the reason or reasons for those stay-away citizens decisions of not voting, they alone know them … Continue reading

An IMF lead in Jamaica: Will other Caribbean countries have to follow?

Jamaica’s harsh experience with the International Monetary Fund (IMF), to get a new $750 million loan, signals equally harsh conditions for many Caribbean countries in the not too distant future. The burden of the tough conditions placed on Jamaica by the IMF falls entirely on the Jamaican people and Jamaican businesses. Under a National Debt Exchange Offer (NDEX), Jamaican holders of Government debt instruments are expected to exchange such instruments for new ones that, in some cases, will have a lesser value and in all cases will mature over a longer period at reduced rates of interest. The NDEX was … Continue reading

Local Juice hits the market

Grenadians now have the opportunity to consume a variety of locally manufactured juices. This is through the initiative of Canadians Jim Jardine and Stephanie Ryan who have combined efforts with Lennon Mapson, the “Cane Juice Man.” Together they have formed a company known as “The Island Juice Company” that is located at Mt. Parnassus, St. George’s. The company was formed in January 2012, and one month ago started manufacturing and selling Golden Apple Juice. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY Newspaper at the plant last week Thursday, Jardine explained how the idea of manufacturing local juices was born. … Continue reading

‘Trust me on this one’

by George ‘Umbala’ Joseph   “Cry My Beloved Grenada, Cry.” Or Forward Never, Backwards Ever. Will the real owner of Grenada turn off the lights before he, or she leaves – please! You see, a whole lot of people in Grenada behave as if they own the place! In truth, and in fact, they only work here; but they don’t know that, and nobody seems to have the courage to tell them that they are pushing Grenada back to the fifties, when King Eric bought his first, black prefect motor car and ran a ribbon from the bonnet to the … Continue reading

Clean sweep and second chance

By Rickey Singh   THE ‘wipeout’ of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas’s first-term National Democratic Congress (NDC) Administration at last Tuesday’s general election in Grenada was a stunning political development that has left governance in that Caricom state where it was some 16 years ago – without a parliamentary Opposition. In sharp contrast, and contrary to the forecasts of pollsters and expectations of some social commentators, the Barbadian electorate, on Thursday, opted to stick with an historical tradition of giving the incumbent party a second chance by returning to government for a second term Prime Minister Freundel Stuart’s Democratic Labour Party … Continue reading