St Vincent PM Commended for Aiding Grenada

St. Vincent’s Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves (left)

The public relations officer of Grenada’s ruling National Democratic Congress (NDC), Arley Gill, has hailed the “regional integration spirit” of the Prime Minister of St Vincent and the Grenadines.

Former Senator Gill made the remarks following a report from St Vincent, that Prime Minister Dr. Ralph Gonsalves had assisted Grenada with loans over the past few months.

The money was said to have been made available to Grenada through a borrowing facility at the Eastern Caribbean Central Bank.

Gill said here is a man and a comrade who is willing to come to the assistance of a CARICOM neighbour and friend; in a demonstration of the spirit of regional integration; and in keeping with the tradition of some of our best-known regionalists such as Maurice Bishop, Michael Manley and Patrick Manning.

The Vincentian Prime Minister’s action has been the subject of some criticism, including from the Public Service Union that has been seeking wage increases for its members.

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