Grenada PM Faces Upstart Ministers

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CaribWorldNews, ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, Mon. Nov. 22, 2010: Political pundits are keeping their eyes on Grenada, amidst reports that three ministers of government are offended with the prime minister and are threatening to cross the floor.

The current political uncertainty in the country has some fearing the current National Democratic Congress government may collapse before General Elections, constitutionally due in three years. The public fallout comes on the heels of a reshuffle of his cabinet by PM Tillman Thomas on Friday.

Four ministers were given new portfolios, including the Foreign Minister Peter David, who was handed back the tourism portfolio which he initially held when the government took up office in 2008.

But reports say that three of the ministers – including David – did not take the oath of office following their re-assignment because he is upset with Prime Minister Thomas\’ decision to change the portfolios.

Thomas has, however, insisted he is willing to work with all the ministers and defended his decision while trying hard to dismiss suggestions that there is conflict in his administration. Many critics have bashed Thomas for being too weak as a leader and not tough enought in leading the country as the former PM, Keith Mitchell was.

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