Castration or the Gallows!!!

Every time a minor is sexually abused in Grenada, there is a loud outcry by the public and within days of the incident it is back to business as normal. The brutal weekend rape and killing of 9-year old Ariel should provide the perfect platform for us as a country and people to put on the table for discussion the best possible way to deal with rapists. We have to find a way to curb the violent sexual desires of rapists in Grenada, Carriacou & Petite Martinique. THE NEW TODAY is suggesting the possible introduction of a law to provide … Continue reading

Ryan Sylvester pleads guilty to Grievous Harm

26-year old Ryan Sylvester of Happy Hill, St. George is now awaiting sentencing from a high court judge after he pleaded guilty on Monday to causing grievous harm to Avonel Antoine in a September 2016 incident. The incident occurred in the vicinity of the St. George’s Fish Market where Sylvester and Antoine were seen exchanging harsh words to each other. THE NEW TODAY understands that Sylvester is claiming that Antoine owed him some money and refused to pay him. Sylvester alleges that they got into a quarrel around the Fish Market after which he walked away. He spoke of going … Continue reading

Deals on Wheels’ from Republic Bank

Republic Bank Grenada Limited has begun to share the Christmas Cheer with unbeatable deals offered at it Deals and Wheels Auto Show as part of its ‘Bigger Christmas Loan’ campaign. The much-anticipated auto show held at Republic House, Grand Anse, St. George last Saturday was done in collaboration with six new car dealerships that were on site offering vehicles at reduced prices. Steele’s Auto, Jonas Browne and Hubbard, Glean’s Garage, Mc Intyre Brothers, Anro Agencies and George F. Huggins were on the ground exhibiting signature brands like Toyota, Subaru, Nissan, Mahindra, Mazda, and Ford among others. THE NEW TODAY newspaper … Continue reading

NDC donates school supplies

A number of schools within the parish of St. George will benefit from stationary supplies as part of a joint initiative between the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) Town of St. George constituency group and friends of the NDC in New York. NDC candidate for the Town of St. George, Attorney-at-Law Claudette Joseph visited Wesley College and the nearby St. George’s Methodist School at Queen’s Park, to make the first handover of supplies on behalf of the NDC Constituency Branch within the Town of St. George. In an exclusive interview with THE NEW TODAY, Joseph, who is also a … Continue reading

Attorneys addressing Jurors in Oscar Bartholomew matter

The Oscar Bartholomew Coroner’s Inquest continued last week Friday at the St. David’s Magistrate Court with Attorneys Dr. Francis Alexis, QC and Nigel Stewart making lengthy statements on behalf of their clients. The two lawyers sought to convince the 6-member jury, that their clients, Rural Constable Wendell Sylvester and retired Police Constable Edward Gibson have no case to answer in relation to the December 2012 death of 49-year-old Oscar Bartholomew. The jurors were also addressed by Director of Public Prosecution, Christopher Nelson QC, who rose to assist the Coroner in terms of what findings should be found based on the … Continue reading

NDC: Protect the children at all cost

“What we have to accept is that we are now in a crisis situation”. Those were the words uttered by Chairman of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC), Vincent Roberts as he addressed members of the media on the rape and murder of 9-year old Ariel Bhola of Frequente in St. George’s. Roberts said the NDC is willing to participate and use its influence to speak to whoever it can and to do whatever is necessary to bring the issue of child abuse and child sexual abuse to an end in the country. Young Ariel was found dead by … Continue reading

Co-op Bank wins two awards

As Grenada Co-operative Bank Limited (Co-op Bank) celebrates its 85th Anniversary, it holds true to its vision and mission, relentlessly pursuing all programmes and initiatives necessary to ensure that the Bank remains transparent and accountable to all its stakeholders, including customers and staff. Over the past two weeks, Co-op Bank was thrilled to have been the recipient of awards from two prestigious institutions. The Bank was the recipient of the Employer of the Year Award on October 28 at the annual Business Award Ceremony of the Grenada Chamber of Industry & Commerce (GCIC), which took place at the Spice Basket … Continue reading

N.D.C congratulates new steelband executive

The following statement was issued by former national calypso and soca monarch winner, Elwyn “Black Wizard” Mc Quilkin on behalf of the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC): The National Democratic Congress publicly congratulates the newly elected executive of the Grenada Steelbands Association led by President Jason Skeete. We believe that this present executive has the capability and passion to take pan in Grenada to greater heights. We are encouraged by the fact that they are already on the move meeting with the individual bands around the country. The N.D.C is conscious of the importance of pan music as an … Continue reading

“We condemn this brutal act”

The National Democratic Congress Women’s Arm extends its deepest condolences to the family of nine year old Ariel Bhola, whose life was callously ended at the weekend. We of the Women’s Arm, most of us mothers ourselves, cannot begin to imagine the unspeakable pain and horror being experienced by her family in the face of this tragedy. We pray for strength as they endure and peace as they overcome this trying time. “We condemn this brutal act and call on the Authorities to bring to swift justice the perpetrators of this heinous crime. It has not gone unnoticed that this … Continue reading

NDC Caretaker talks pension and wages

The Caretaker Candidate for the main opposition National Democratic Congress (NDC) for the rural St. Andrew North West constituency, Phillip Alexander has given an insight into the party’s position on pension and wages in the country. Alexander, the NDC spokesman on Infrastructure, said that although the issue needs to be addressed by Congress, tackling the problem cannot be done in an ad-hoc manner. Speaking on a popular radio programme on Monday, the NDC Caretaker stated that the issue of an overall pension package cannot be handled in its current construct as government pension is not all that should be considered. … Continue reading