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Grenada PM wants court to fire liquidator of local newspaper
Published on January 18, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

By Caribbean News Now contributor

ST GEORGE’S, Grenada -- Prime Minister Keith Mitchell has applied to the Supreme Court of Grenada seeking the removal of local accountant Garvey Louison as liquidator of Grenada Today Limited.

In an affidavit filed on his behalf in court, Mitchell argued that Louison has failed to submit reports to the court on his progress in the matter in relation to the liquidation of the now defunct newspaper run by George Worme.

The affidavit further suggests that Louison deliberately failed to appear in court in September after having been summoned by Mitchell to do so.

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Garvey Louison
In his defence Louison has filed an affidavit showing all his efforts to pursue the liquidation. Louison’s affidavit also confirmed that he had filed previous reports, including a report as recently as December 2013, before the court, fully accounting for all assets and liabilities involved in the liquidation.

Local observers claim that, at some point, Mitchell was expected to move against Louison based on several articles the business consultant and former auditor general, accountant general and permanent secretary, finance had been writing in the media recently.

Others say that, in an effort to rewrite history and paint a glorifying picture of his period at the helm of Grenada, Mitchell has gone out of his way to dump old friends and embrace the anti-Tillman Thomas faction of the National Democratic Congress (NDC).

Those who have closely monitored Mitchell over the years, however, claim that, in spite of all his efforts to the contrary, Mitchell’s style of leadership remains irrepressible and the hallmark of his political career.

Louison declined to comment on the matter until the court finally rules.

Grenada Today was put into liquidation in 2009 as a result of two charges of criminal libel brought against the managing editor, George Worme, in connection with a letter published by the newspaper accusing Mitchell of bribing voters in the 1999 general election.

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