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Grenada’s foreign minister resigns

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Grenada’s foreign minister resigns

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ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada – Prime Minister Tillman Thomas was preparing an “important address” to Grenadians late tonight in which he is to announce a “special event” carded for Sunday, in the wake of the second resignation from his cabinet in three weeks, a brief statement from the Prime Minister’s office said.
The statement said the prime minister will “express his appreciation to the people of Grenada for their support and encouragement in light of recent developments.
“He will also thank the government parliamentarians for their support, in rejecting the recent vote of no confidence in the House of Representatives.
“The Prime Minister will use the opportunity to announced a special event for Sunday,” it continued.
Earlier today, Karl Hood tendered his resignation as foreign minister which left Thomas’s administration, already racked with infighting, tottering just two days after the prime minister survived a brusing no-confidence vote in Parliament.
Hood is the second senior minister to resign in less than a month, following the departure of tourism minister Peter David.
The debate on the no-confidence motion appeared to expose deep rifts between the prime minister and his cabinet colleagues.
“The Prime Minister thanked Mr Hood for his service to the government of Grenada over the past three and a half years and wished him well in his future endeavours,” said the prime minister’s office in a statement.
The count has now risen to four ministers who have either been fired or resigned since Thomas became prime minister in 2008. (CMC)