Sod turning for Top Health facility in St. John

Government has signed a multi-million dollar contract with a Chinese company, Qingdao Fuhaiyang Construction Group Caribbean Ltd to build a Polyclinic for residents of the parishes of St. John and St. Mark. A sod turning ceremony was held recently on the grounds of what was once the Gouyave Health Centre for the start of work on the facility that is being funded to the tune of EC $7 million by the European Union. Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Health Nickolas Steele described the Polyclinic as “an equitable sustainable health service that responds to the needs of the population” through … Continue reading

Allard is full of himself!!!

This is in response to Mr. David Allard in an essay entitled, “A Letter of Apology From David Allard to Brian Grimes and a brief note to The Professional Agitator.” I reviewed what you wrote and called a letter of apology in the Grenada INFORMER newspaper dated Friday 26th 2018 to Mr. Brian Grimes, Public Relation Officer of PWU and yet you still find it in your heart to justify what you did in trying to tarnish his reputation as being right. I will be frank and honest with you and boldly say sir: “THIS IS NOT A FORMAL LETTER … Continue reading

“Diego” Nabbed with two Foreigners in Cocaine Burst

More than 20 years after serving an 18-month jail sentence for the biggest cocaine haul in the country – possession of 45 kilos of cocaine – La Potrie drug lord, Diego Peters is back in trouble with the law for drug possession. Peters, the operator of the popular Moonlight City entertainment arena, was charged along with two non-nationals – Decauris Fransico Alberto of the Dominican Republic and Venezuelan Breeny Emeneria Drira Lopez for possession of 3.175 kilos of cocaine. Well-placed sources told THE NEW TODAY that the St. Andrew businessman was taken into custody following the arrest of Alberto and … Continue reading

Two hospitalised in crash of stolen vehicle

Police are looking to press drug charges against two men who were left to nurse serious injuries at the St. George’s General Hospital following a major accident along the Lagoon Road last Sunday morning. The vehicle that the men were travelling in got out of control at high speed and collided with the bus shed along the Kirani James Boulevard. The Royal Grenada Police Force (RGPF) are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the accident as a quantity of ganja was allegedly discovered in the damaged vehicle. A police insider told THE NEW TODAY that the owner of the vehicle who … Continue reading

GUT claims success in two-day protest action

President of the Grenada Union of Teachers (GUT), Lydon Lewis has described as a success the two days of “rest and reflection” by the nation’s teachers as a protest action over government’s offer of a mere 2% in gratuity payment upon retirement from the service. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY, Lewis said that the checks made by GUT including “our own tours around and visit, we realised it was tremendously successful”. “Most, if not all of the teachers stayed away from class and the few that went in soon returned to their homes. So the impact was … Continue reading

School principal in Carriacou will be removed

Minister of Education, Emmalin Pierre has confirmed reports circulating in the country that the ministry is making moves to replace the principal of the Mt. Pleasant Government School on the sister isle of Carriacou, Emma Williams on grounds of inability to properly manage the affairs of the school. The minister said that this decision stemmed from the decision of the principal to change the uniform of the school at the beginning of the school year in September without the proper authorisation from the Ministry of Education. Speaking on a popular social media programme on Monday, the female government minister said … Continue reading

Chinese Embassy donates computers to Her Majesty’s Prison

Approximately $14,000 have been invested in Her Majesty’s Prison at Richmond Hill by the Chinese Embassy as it provided five computers to the institution to help in its drive towards enhancing security there. The handing over ceremony was held last week Wednesday at the Conference Room of the Chinese Embassy on Maurice Bishop Highway, Grand Anse, St. George. Chinese Ambassador to Grenada, Zhao Yongchen stated that the computers can be used in an effective way towards the security of the island. “Today we are donating some computers to the National Prison. We hope the National Prison can use these computers … Continue reading

Rejection by the Masses!!!

The Grenadian people have now spoken for the second time in two years on the issue of the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) becoming the island’s final appellate court instead of the London-based Privy Council. The rejection once again by the electorate of the attempts by the ruling New National Party (NNP) government under Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has many lessons for us as a country. THE NEW TODAY is convinced that the bill was defeated by voters from both side of the political divide – NNP and the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) and others who are … Continue reading

The Failed Referendum

For the second time in as many years Grenadians have voted against a referendum to alter or change the Constitution. While the turnout was low, the message was clearly sent – the people are not in favour of the referendum. In my opinion, the people have no problem voting in favour of the CCJ as our final court of appeal, rather, the people had serious issues with the process and the fact that the vast majority of the population was ignorant of the bill proposing the change. To ask a people to vote on something they are ignorant about is … Continue reading

Law, Order and Respect for Authority

It is often said that if you have patience you will see ants belly. I have been patiently waiting for the Minister to initiate a constitutional awareness and education programme to inform and mold the young minds as to the importance of the upcoming referendum. I honestly expected her and her Ministry to roll out a national campaign in support of the constitutional amendment vote with the children of the nation playing a leading role in educating and informing their parents as to the necessity of such a vote. To my amazement, I learnt that the Minister found herself in … Continue reading