Another Grenada Cabinet Minister Resigns
Just three days after Grenada’s Prime Minister Tillman Thomas announced that parliament had been prorogued indefinitely, Environment Minister Glynis Roberts reportedly submitted her resignation to Governor General Sir Carlyle Glean.
This is the third resignation of a cabinet minister from Thomas’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC) government since April, following those of Tourism Minister Peter David and Foreign Minister Karl Hood.
Meanwhile, a former senior Grenada government public officer, says there is fertile ground in the country for a viable alternative to the governing NDC and the main parliamentary opposition New National Party (NNP).
Among the problems with the existing parties, he argued, are their leaders, Dr. Keith Mitchell of the NNP and NDC’s Tillman Thomas.
Other criticism against the current administration is its inability to stimulate the economy and put more people to work.
There also have been rumours that another party, which will include some former NDC government ministers, could be formed ahead of the next national polls in 2013.