Battle to head Olympic Association

Speculation is rife that moves are afoot to replace long-standing President of the Grenada Olympic Association, Royston La Hae. Informed sources told THE NEW TODAY newspaper that former General Secretary of the Grenada Football Association (GFA), Ambrose Phillip is being considered in some sporting circles as a likely replacement. However, a source who spoke on condition that he was not named said that veteran Sports Writer, Rae Roberts could be a dark horse in the race. He said that Roberts would only consider running for the position if Phillip is put up by any of the sporting associations that are … Continue reading

FOUR Arrested with 400 lbs of Vincy Ganja

The Drug Squad of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) has made a major drug bust that has resulted in the arrest of four men. Three of the suspects are Grenadians residing in the Parish of St. George’s, while the other person nabbed is a Vincentian. The locals have been identified as 34-year old Jeremy Telesford of Woburn, 21-year old Aldon Samuel of Woodlands and 21-year old Akim Patterson of La Borie. The Vincentian is Kurt Alvis who is 22 years old. THE NEW TODAY was told that a speed boat in which the men were traveling was intercepted in … Continue reading

Can Grenada deliver for Branson at Caribbean sustainability summit?

In just over a fortnight’s time the leaders of Caribbean nations and corporate CEOs will join together to discuss potential solutions to the challenges facing the region in the fight to develop green economies. Grenada’s recently-elected Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell will co-host the Caribbean Political and Business Leaders Summit alongside the British Virgin Island (BVI) leader at Sir Richard Branson’s private island in the BVI. It won’t be the first time Branson has acted as a matchmaker for social change initiatives. His Carbon War Rooms project connects entrepreneurs with funders to create clean technology innovations. For the prolific entrepreneur saving … Continue reading

A rather clumsy approach!!!

The recent complaint made by the National Democratic Congress (NDC) concerning the attendance at its private party meetings by members of the Special Branch of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) raises serious questions about the lack of training by some of the men and women in uniform. A police force that is worth its salt will not allow members of the branch to expose themselves unnecessary to the public. As far as THE NEW TODAY is concerned the public should not know who are the members of the unit since their primary role is to engage in espionage and … Continue reading

PM: TT support for Grenada

By CLINT CHAN TACK   Port-of-Spain, Trinidad — PRIME MINISTER Kamla Persad-Bissessar has confirmed that this country is continuing to assist Grenada with its security needs, through coastal radar facilities established through an initiative of her predecessor Patrick Manning. She confirmed the assistance during a joint news conference with Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell at the Office of the Prime Minister in St Clair. The regular weekly post-Cabinet news conference at the same venue was stopped to allow Persad-Bissessar and Mitchell to address reporters. Radar facilities in Grenada were established under a joint arrangement between Mitchell’s first administration (1995 … Continue reading

No reinstatement yet of Police Officers

Lawyers representing a group of Police Officers who have been placed on suspension since they were previously charged with manslaughter in connection with the death of Oscar Peter Bartholomew on December 27, 2011 are seeking to have their clients reinstated into the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF). The charge of manslaughter that was hanging over the heads of 649 Edward Gibson,, 237 Ruddy Felix, 675 Shaun Ganness, 748 Kenton Hazzard, and Rural Constable Wendell Sylvester were quashed earlier this year by High Court Judge, Justice Septimus Rudd. In his ruling, Justice Rudd also ordered that the Police Officers who were … Continue reading

Dominicans react in anger to the appointment of Grenada magistrate

Roseau, Dominica (TDN) — Dominicans are up in arms over the news that a former Grenadian politician will be assigned as a magistrate on the island. On Thursday, Attorney General Levy Peters announced that Arley Gill will take up the post of magistrate on June 1, 2013. The outrage over Gill’s appointment stems from the fact that a few months ago, he was invited by prime minister Roosevelt Skerrit to speak at a political party meeting in his Vielle Case Constituency. The meeting was held in celebration of Skerrit’s court victory where the opposition challenged his legitimacy to contest the … Continue reading

“We fo we”

Founder of Curacao Media Organisation, Merrill Sulvaran, wants Caribbean journalists to take a “we fo we” stand when dealing with the issue of safety. Addressing scores of journalists at the 20th Anniversary of World Press Freedom Day and Caribbean Media Summit in Curacao last week, Sulvaran delivered a presentation as part of a panel discussion on the topic, “Safety of Journalist in the Caribbean: Where are we and what should be done? He holds the view that “How one perceives the collectivity of the media in a country represents the degree of respect each participating journalist in that country enjoys”. … Continue reading

State espionage against NDC

The main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) has complained about “police spies” intruding its private meetings and called on Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell and Acting Commissioner of Police, Winston James to put an end to the practice. Congress called a press conference last Friday to give details to the local media about the actions of members of the Special Branch of the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to sit in on private meetings of the party held in St. Andrew’s and the south of the island. The party did not release the names of the three plain clothes police … Continue reading

Optimistic but Cautious, Grenada Bolsters Its Water Resources

By Desmond Brown   ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada (IPS) – One daunting scientific forecast states that almost half of the world’s population will live in areas of water scarcity by 2030. Yet Christopher Husbands, the head of Grenada’s National Water and Sewerage Authority (NAWASA), is unfazed. “Nationally, we have adequate resources, certainly taking us way past 2030,” he told IPS, adding that for the coming decades Grenada did not need to be overly concerned about the coming water scarcity. Yet he allowed that two villages in Grenada do not have pipe-borne water. As part of its overall plan to promote best … Continue reading