Akim Accepts Manslaughter Verdict for Death of Canadian Woman

December 7 is the date set for the sentencing of 27-year old Akim Frank who pleaded guilty last week to Manslaughter for the 2015 death of Canadian national, Dr. Linnea Veinotte, who was attached to St. George’s University. Frank, a resident of Jean Anglais, St. George’s, was initially charged with non-capital murder but struck a deal with State Prosecutors for a lesser sentence. The matter came up last week Thursday at the No. 2 High Court in St. George’s, before Guyanese-born High Court Judge, Justice Paula Gilford. Frank who was represented in court by criminal defense Attorney Peter David, entered … Continue reading

Battle over Bain’s lumber yard building

St. Patrick businessman and former Member of Parliament for St. Patrick West, Kenny Lalsingh has asked the Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) to look at the possibility of instituting criminal charges against a brother of female government minister, Yolande Bain-Horsfor. Speaking with THE NEW TODAY newspaper on Monday, Lalsingh said that he was forced to make a report to the Grenville Police station after the minister’s brother, Colville Bain unlawfully entered private property and allegedly attempted to damage a padlock on the building. The controversy surrounds Bain’s Lumber Yard on Gladstone Rd in Grenville which was repossessed by the bank … Continue reading

Terry Marryshow at it again!!!

Once again it’s October and out come all Marryshow’s fantasies about something he never knew, because for almost the duration of the revolution he was not in Grenada. He can only depend on what others tell him. He writes, “a process which was making a tremendous difference in the lives of the Grenadian people”. How can he know what a difference it made if he was not here? Surely free secondary education did make a tremendous difference in their lives but for other Grenadians being thrown in prison without trial, tortured and sometimes killed made a tremendous difference in their … Continue reading

Over 60 in the service!!!

It is very interesting to see so many over 60 aged old persons occupying jobs at the Ministry of Finance. What is more interesting is that they are performing duties that anyone can do. There is no specialty in what they are doing. So why are these people there when an attrition policy is in place and there is a reluctance to appoint in the Public Service. Hungry Eye

Dustbin of history

Earlier this year, our brothers and sisters in Ghana, West Africa, pulled down a statue of the late P.M. Ghandi from their University, following pressure from the public who thought Ghandi was a racist who supported the apartheid system in South Africa. The following is a quote by Ghandi, he said, “Kafirs (black) are as a rule uncivilised convicts even more so. They are troublesome, very dirty and live almost like animals”. Ghandi – March 7, 1908. As a person of African heritage, is this the kind of person whose bust should be placed any-where among our people? What has … Continue reading

The Needle Never Moved!!!

Grenada’s Ambassador to Moscow during the Revolution was a professor named Richard Jacob who once described a member of his diplomatic staff as “irredeemably dull”! Jacob of the Old Testament made a ‘coat of many colours’ for his favourite son, Joseph, who was immeasurably brilliant! Last Sunday, the NDC leader seemed irredeemably lost in a ‘cloak of many words’! He talked and talked, but never moved the needle! Evidently, Burke is well able to eloquently describe the worst of the human condition in Grenada! However, for concrete solutions to the very problems, knock someone else’s door. Conditions of lacking in … Continue reading

Is Peter David a soulless bête noire?

Grenada’s New National Party (NNP) government has been teetering on the verge of collapse since Prime Minister Keith Mitchell brought into his green house a man whom he openly accused of being allegedly corrupt, and whom he said had committed fraudulent activities in the US. Prime Minister Mitchell held up documents in Grenada’s Parliament and he said he had the proof in his hands. He even spoke about how Peter David went with a gun to arrest his father. Yet knowing all this, Mitchell embraced and brought him into the political party. Peter David even called Mitchell “a political opportunist, … Continue reading

Baptiste pleads not guilty to Non-Capital Murder

Twenty-three-year-old Labourer, Phillip Baptiste has pleaded not guilty to a Non-Capital Murder charge brought against him in connection to the March 2017 death of his uncle, 55-year-old Glen “Brass” Baptiste, who allegedly died after receiving a fatal blow to the back of his head with a glass bottle. The youngster, entered the plea last week Thursday, when he appeared before Madam Justice Paula Gilford at the No. 2 High Court in St. George’s, represented by criminal defense attorney, Peter David. The Sanko, Boca resident, who was described by his own father as being problematic due to constant smoking of ganja … Continue reading

Chinese Embassy symposium on 19th National Congress

The Chinese Embassy in Grenada held a symposium on Saturday aimed at helping to push forward the agenda of President Xi Jinping who strengthened his grip on the country at the just-ended 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China. Resident Chinese Ambassador, Zhao Yongchen brought together members of the media, friends of the Chinese embassy and government representative, Senator Winston Garraway, the Minister of State with responsibility for Natural Disaster and Information. In addressing the gathering, Ambassador Yongchen said that the ruling communist party in China will continue to expand into the wider world for the next five … Continue reading

Clouden: Jurors need to be trained

Grenada’s most experienced criminal defense attorney, Anselm Clouden has called for Jurors to be given at least one week of training in order to handle high-profile cases like murder. Clouden made the call as he challenged the stiff prison sentence handed down by female high court judge, Madam Justice Paula Gilford after a 12-member jury returned a unanimous guilty verdict on 62-year-old Albert Alexis for murder. Justice Gilford imposed a life sentence on Alexis for Non-Capital Murder for the May 2015 death of 31-year-old Alson Henry of Plaissance, St. Andrew. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday, Clouden said that Jurors need … Continue reading