The National Democratic Congress (NDC) empathizes with the workers in the tourism and other sectors who are not earning because those sectors remain closed, and who have been given no relief. We understand the need to be cautious in re-opening the country, but no good excuse has been given for why relief has not been forthcoming.
The treatment meted out to vendors at the St. George’s Market Square in recent days, in ordering them to suddenly leave their booths, is unsatisfactory and downright disrespectful. People who have not been able to vend since March, were forced to protest the continued closure of the market.
We of the National Democratic Congress are saddened and very disappointed to learn that the Ministry of Education has communicated to schools that they should not accept any more lunches from our Care Initiative Program. This information was communicated to us by several school administrators.
The NDC has continuously warned of the danger posed by the senseless animosity that Keith Mitchell, Gregory Bowen and the NNP have displayed over the years against WRB Ltd., the investor who owns 50% of the shares in GRENLEC. Mitchell, Bowen and NNP continued for 26 years with a senseless vendetta born out of pure hatred and jealousy towards the NDC. The fact is the NDC was able to attract a good, credible investor to Grenada while Mitchell and Bowen have a long record of attracting criminals, crooks and conmen. So out of spite, they set about to recklessly discredit the NDC and WRB by convincing their supporters that the sale of half of the GRENLEC shares was a bad deal. It was not.
The National Democratic Congress National Care Initiative (NDC NCI) entered its second phase of community outreach to help those most in need. As families continue to grapple with our current economic realities, there’s a great need to support those who are most vulnerable in our midst.