Renaming streets

I must say that I could not disagree more with Gerry Hopkin on his  article on the renaming of streets and the true meaning of independence. By all means name streets to honour our heroes, but they must be new streets or those that had not previously been named to honour someone else, as was unfortunately done when Tyrrell Street was renamed Herbert Blaize Street. I don’t actually know who Tyrrell was but I assume that he was a Governor of the colony, as it was then. Very often streets were named after Governors rather than slave owners. But even … Continue reading

Renaming streets

I must say that I could not disagree more with Gerry Hopkin on his  article on the renaming of streets and the true meaning of independence. By all means name streets to honour our heroes, but they must be new streets or those that had not previously been named to honour someone else, as was unfortunately done when Tyrrell Street was renamed Herbert Blaize Street. I don’t actually know who Tyrrell was but I assume that he was a Governor of the colony, as it was then. Very often streets were named after Governors rather than slave owners. But even … Continue reading

The NDC message and mission!!!

It is now two years into this NNP (New Nasty Problem) administration and there was no celebration and that is because there is really very little to celebrate. The NNP has failed miserably in delivering on the promises made during the campaign, the thousands of jobs, the hundreds of investors, the new economy, the lower taxes, the better way of life. All these are now fictions of KCM’s imagination, but we must not be fooled into believing that the NNP will lie down and be rolled over because KCM will fight with every ounce of strength in him to hold … Continue reading

Battle for GUT Leadership

A bruising battle is on for the top position of the 100-year old Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT). The incumbent President General Lydon Lewis is facing a stiff battle from a former President, Marvin Andall who is the Principal of a small school in the countryside. Lewis  has denied rumours circulating from opponents that he is close to the ruling New National Party (NNP) of Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and is the beneficiary of a 100% duty free vehicle from government. He told THE NEW TODAY that he was given the customary 50% concession like all travelling officers. According … Continue reading

CWC and Facebook collaborate on free Wi-Fi

Cable & Wireless Communications (CWC) has announced a unique partnership with Facebook that will offer customers a simple, personalised way to access free Wi-Fi. The Facebook Wi-Fi solution helps improve the consumer hotspot login experience by providing a quick and simple way for consumers to access Wi-Fi by logging in via Facebook, as well as giving local businesses more opportunities to connect with their customers. Customers connecting to a CWC-powered Wi-Fi network in participating locations will be able to open their browser on any mobile device or laptop to a ‘Facebook check-in page’.  After logging in, customers will be directed … Continue reading

UWI committed to land development project in Grenada

Cabinet has in its possession a proposal from the University of West Indies (UWI) for the consideration of the best suitable source of funding for the development of approximately 88 acres of lands at Hope, St Andrew. This was disclosed by Professor Eduine Barriteau, GCM, Pro Vice-Chancellor and Principal of UWI Open Campus Grenada. She told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that the proposal comprises different funding options in order for the regional university to proceed with the development of what she regarded as the “Hope Tertiary Education Centre.” “We presented a range of funding scenarios that goes from fully public … Continue reading

Jimmy Bristol vs Anselm Clouden

Former Attorney-General, Jimmy Bristol has been pushing to get barrister-at-law Anselm Clouden to withdraw recent statements made by him on the issue of Sandals LaSouce and the public right to the beach. Clouden had made his comments following the hearing of a matter in court between Sandals and Leon Taylor, the former owner of La Source who sold his property in 2012 to the Jamaican outfit that runs Sandals. Bristol who is acting for Sandals was insisting that Clouden withdraw his statement and issue an apology to Sandals. A draft apology was prepared but not put out by Clouden. The … Continue reading

Education Ministry ups pass rate for CPEA

The Ministry of Education has lifted the bar of attainment for primary school students’ entry into secondary schools for 2015. Education Minister Anthony Boatswain confirmed Tuesday in an interview with THE NEW TODAY that students sitting this year’s Caribbean Primary Exit Assessment (CPEA) in May will have to attain a pass rate average of 50% “We have decided to lift the bar once more. As you know last year the pass rate was 40% and we have decided to bring it up to 50 %,” Minister Boatswain said. He pointed out that “when you allow them to enter secondary school … Continue reading

Bishop Darius: Grenada is in Darkness

A prominent Religious Figure has spoken out against the social and moral decadence plaguing the country. Bishop of the Diocese of St. George’s-In-Grenada, His Lordship Vincent Darius is convinced that darkness is hovering over Grenada, and has urge members of his Clergy and the Religious community to go out and minister to the people. The Roman Catholic Bishop who at the time was preaching the homily at the recent Ordination ceremony of Gillian Jerome to the Congregation of the Sisters of the Sorrowful Mother (SSM) indicated that young people are looking for salvation in every corner. He said when one … Continue reading

Standing for truth

We live in a funny world and a funny age. Things ain’t what they used to be. Certain personal and cultural icons have become untouchables. You dare not say anything about them without incurring the wrath of their fans and followers. People who try to stand for something seem to be the only ones who are intolerable in an age of tolerance where anything is supposed to be accepted. Political and cultural correctness are the new absolutes and you dare not violate them on pain of opprobrium and social alienation. There has been an apple-cart turnover where good has become  … Continue reading