Written by on December 23, 2017

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) notes the decision by the Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court of Appeal, to dismiss the appeal by the Keith Mitchell Administration against their earlier ruling that prevented the Government from moving to unilaterally acquire the Rex Grenadian Resort.

Whilst the party welcomes the decision by the Court as a signal that the autocracy demonstrated by the NNP Administration will not be tolerated, we cannot help but be mindful and concerned at what this latest government foray into foolhardiness has cost the Grenadian people.

“This is yet another tragic instance of the reckless conduct of the Government costing the Grenadian people,” said NDC Party Leader Senator, Hon. V. Nazim Burke in a response to the undisclosed costs awarded by the Courts to the Rex Resorts, to be paid by the Government of Grenada, and ultimately the taxpayers of the nation.

“At a time when families are hurting economically and are looking to Government for a way out, Grenada cannot afford this kind of cost,” Senator Burke declared.

He also criticized what he termed as “Government’s hostility towards foreign investors, most notably Rex Resorts and GRENLEC,” which he believes is responsible for the decided lack of foreign investment in Grenada, these actions at clear odds with Mitchell and the NNP’s election braggadocio of “foreign investors lined up.”

The NDC encourages the Government to seek to put the needs of country and people first, the people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique deserve nothing less.

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