Tuesday, July 31, 2012
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
St. George, Grenada, July 25, 2012: Opposition Leader, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell, has described the Government's recent purchase of property in the area of Upper Lucas Street, at a cost of $2 million, as inappropriate, untimely and irresponsible, particularly in light of the difficulties the Government has been experiencing in meeting its financial obligations, including paying public servants, on time and in a period in which many of the vulnerable and the growing numbers of the unemployed are struggling to make ends meet.
In addition Dr. Mitchell pointed out that this $2 million should have been used to provide some financing to GARFIN, instead of Government attempting to impose further burden on Insurance Policy Holders at this time.
The Opposition Leader is drawing attention to the fact that this is taking place when the entire country is going through trying times, when so many businesses are closing or sending workers home, when the new secondary school and TAMCC graduates have very little hope of finding rewarding jobs, and when the hotel and manufacturing sectors are crying out for rescue.
He says that for the Government to decide to spend $2 million on the purchase of property in such a difficult time is a demonstration of poor financial management and a total lack of concern for the peoples' plight and the country's future.
According to Dr. Mitchell "to use scarce resources to purchase property rather than directing it towards meeting the pressing needs of Government workers and the poor, or stimulating the economy, at this time of unprecedented economic, financial and social problems is unconscionable as it is unforgivable".
Dr. Mitchell is calling on the Government to listen to the cry of the people, and to implement the measures that are urgently required to turn the economy around and bring much needed relief to the Grenadian people.
Until such time, he says, all purchases of property or other such wasteful spending should be suspended.
Saturday, July 21, 2012
Monday, July 16, 2012
ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, 6th July 2012: A six team delegation headed by the Vice Chairman of the National People's Congress in China Mr. Chen Changzhi made a courtesy call to the Opposition Leader on Friday.
Dr. Mitchell welcomed Mr. Chen Changzi and his delegation to the Island of Grenada. He said that the relationship between China and Grenada have been one of great significance and hope that this would continue for the many years to come.
The Opposition Leader expressed sentiments concerning the relationship between the two countries when it was first re-established and stated that this was not done on behalf of his party or himself but for the Island and people of Grenada. Dr. Mitchell continued to recognize the important role China plays with the development and contribution given to many of the small Islands throughout the Caribbean including Grenada.
In discussing the area of sports, Dr. Mitchell stated his great desire to see the National Athletic Stadium be refurbished for the development of sports in the country. He stated that through this development, it would be an honour to see many more Kirani James make it in athletics international. The Opposition Leader also expressed the great contribution that China has given to Grenada through Agriculture, Health and Infrastructure, which is a great indication of China's commitment to assist with the development of Grenada.
Mr. Chen Changzhi, reiterated this sentiment and hoped that this relationship would continue for many more years to come. He also stated that all countries are equal whether big or small and we should continue to treat each other as equal.
Friday, July 13, 2012
According to Dr. Mitchell, he intends to use this opportunity to address general issues affecting Grenada and Grenadians. Among those will be the issue of a dying economy, social and political issues as well as the lack of transparency, accountability and poor governance in the Tillman Thomas Administration.
The Former Prime Minister said he will also put forward the intention of the Government in waiting.
Dr. Mitchell hopes that all Grenadians would tune in to listen to Day Break Grenada.
UNITED STATES AMBASSADOR MEETS DR. MITCHELL
ST. GEORGE, GRENADA, 13th July 2012: On Thursday June 28, 2012, the United States' Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean states, Ambassador Larry Leon Palmer, made a courtesy call on, and held discussions with, Opposition Leader, Dr. the Rt. Hon. Keith Mitchell at Dr. Mitchell's residence, Happy Hill, St. George.
The Ambassador was accompanied by the US Charge d' Affairs to
The Opposition Leader welcomed Ambassador Palmer to Grenada on behalf of his party and made reference to the very strong relationship that has been established and maintained between Grenada and the United States over the years.
Dr. Mitchell informed the Ambassador that the Grenadian people, and he himself, will always remember, and will always be grateful for, the tremendous support given to the country by the US Government and its people, after the devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
He noted the US Government's financial contribution represented the highest by any Government at the time, noting that the country also benefitted tremendously from contributions by ordinary American citizens and Grenadians living in the
In further discussions, Dr. Mitchell made special mention of the economic challenges faced by
With specific reference to
As a result, voters are expressing deep frustration about, among other things, the length of time given to register, the insufficiency of required equipment and materials, the carrying out of the process in an election atmosphere, and the lack of adequate numbers of sufficiently trained personnel to manage the process.
He further stated while he does not expect the Government of the United States to be involved in the internal affairs of Grenada, his party would be writing to the relevant US Government agencies concerning this situation, the intention being to ensure that the Grenadian people are not, in any way, hindered in the exercise of their democratic rights.
Ambassador Palmer indicated that he looks forward to receiving the letter and would treat it with the high level of importance that it deserves.
The Ambassador thanked Dr. Mitchell for his warm welcome and for agreeing to meet with him.
He issued an invitation to Dr. Mitchell to meet with him during any future trips that he makes to Barbados.
Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Mr. Gregory Bowen
Mr. Kenny Lalsingh
The Rt. Hon Dr. Keith Mitchell
Hon. Elvin Nimrod
Deputy Political Leader
Hon. Roland Bhola
Hon. Dr. Clarice Modeste
Assistant General Secretary
Mr. Steve Horsford
Mrs. Brenda Hood
Assistant Recording Secretary
Mr. Anthony Boatswain
Mr. Terrence Forrester
Public Relations Officer
Mr. Winston Garraway
Labour Relations Officer
Mrs. Joy Mancini
Mr. Oswald Gilbert
Mr. Cletus St Paul
Richard Mc Phail
David Stan Phillip
Mr. Bassanio Nicholas