Truths and untruths!!!

The countdown to the “silly season” is fast upon us and Politicians are beginning to lose all sense of fair play and reasoning. It was most disgusting to hear the unsophisticated lies and untruths coming from the mouths of some of those in the ranks of the Opposition at last Sunday’s public meeting of the New National Party (NNP) at Tanteen, St. George’s. THE NEW TODAY newspaper was looking at former Prime Minister, Dr. Keith Mitchell to rein in the likes of St. Mark’s Member of Parliament, Clarice Modeste-Curwen and former Finance Minister, Anthony Boatswain, the former MP for St. … Continue reading

Amendment to Criminal Code examined

The local legal fraternity has been acquainting themselves with the amendments to a number of laws that have now become the centre of discussions at the commencement of the October sitting of the Criminal Assizes. Crown Counsel in the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Howard Pinnock gave the court an insight of the laws that were recently amended. According to Pinnock since the sitting of the last sitting of the assizes ,there have been some changes to the laws. He said the Criminal Code Amendment Act 29 of 2012 that came into effect on September 14 addresses … Continue reading

De Bourg is back in Court

Businessman and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the failed Capital Bank International (CapBank), Finton De Bourg will have to answer criminal charges of engaging in fraudulent activities with the finances of the bank at the High Court. De Bourg who was committed to stand trial by Chief Magistrate, Her Honour Tamara Gill one year ago, filed a claim against the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP) Christopher Nelson and the Chief Magistrate seeking judicial review. In that claim, the city businessman sought a declaration to quash the decision of Magistrate Gill committing him to stand trial. The matter was argued on … Continue reading

New slate for NDC

History has been created in the local political arena in Grenada. For the first time a female has emerged as the Chairman of a major political party in the country. Education Minister, Senator Franka Bernadine was unanimously elected to serve the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) as its Chairman. The elevation of Bernadine came during last Sunday’s Convention of the NDC which was held at the St. Andrew’s Anglican Secondary School at Telescope, St. Andrew’s. Sen. Bernadine is also tipped to become the party’s candidate in the Town of St. George following the decision taken at the Convention to expel … Continue reading

The removal of Pastor Simon

  It’s now official – Clergyman Pastor Stanford Simon of St. George’s Baptist Church at Springs, St. George’s has been expelled from the governing National Democratic Congress (NDC) of Prime Minister Tillman Thomas. Pastor Simon is one of two religious figures in the country who were among a group of ten members who lost their membership of Congress at the party’s annual convention held September 30 at Telescope in St. Andrew’s. The other is Pastor Karl Hood, the former Minister of Foreign Affairs and one-time head of the People’s Church of the Pentecostal Assemblies of the West Indies at St. … Continue reading

PM Thomas makes a case for NDC

Prime Minister and Political Leader of the ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) Tillman Thomas is optimistic about the future of his 25 year old party in the upcoming general election. Prime Minister Thomas who was at the time addressing a rally that climaxed the convention of the NDC said the members of the party have taken the decision to go forward instead of backward. He was confident that Grenada, now under the rule of NDC following 13 years of governance by the former Keith Mitchell administration, has a stable and prosperous future. Prime Minister Thomas disclosed that despite the fiscal … Continue reading

Diplomatically cutting costs

Small states in the Caribbean would do well to follow the pattern of Britain and Canada in pooling and sharing diplomatic missions abroad. Caribbean countries spend millions of dollars every year on individual diplomatic missions when shared missions would be far more cost effective. On September 24, the foreign ministers of Britain and Canada, William Hague and John Baird, announced in Ottawa that their two governments have signed an agreement under which they would share facilities and consular services in several countries. Money is a significant factor in the decision. The foreign services of both countries have had cuts to … Continue reading

NNP going back to Lewis Hamilton

The controversial sale and acquisition of Grenada’s prime beachfront property on which sits the Grenada Grand Beach Resort is far from over. Former Prime Minister and current Opposition Leader Dr Keith Mitchell say if he is returned to office in the upcoming general elections he will pursue the original planned project with the grand prix driver. Addressing an estimated crowd of 2500 members and supporters of his New National Party (NNP) at a rally at the Roy St John’s Playing Field at Tanteen on Sunday, Dr. Mitchell made it clear that he intends to woo back the British-born racer and … Continue reading

Coke worker charged with stealing

An employee of the Grenada Bottling Company at Tempe, St. George’s is charged with the offense of stealing by reason of Employment. Rogerson Barry of Grand Anse, St. George’s is accused of taking away products from the bottling company valued at $300.00. An informed source told THE NEW TODAY Newspaper that 174 bottles of soft drink were discovered by one of the company’s managers inside of a vehicle owned by Barry. The source who spoke on condition that he was not identified said that Barry who drives a Noah Van had parked the vehicle on the company’s compound when the … Continue reading

Loud mouths on the rampage

The need for public visibility, the pursuance of political agendas and demonstrated manifested power aspirations appear to be powerful motivators for some people. Many are prepared to do anything to achieve political power. Some seem to think that frequent posturing in the media projecting their desired slants and spins will endear them to the unsuspecting Grenadian public. And they do so despite their checkered track record. They seem to think that Grenadians have short memories and that they are easily fooled. One such individual is the controversial self-anointed Trade Man who frequently lands in Grenada to berate the government. It … Continue reading