ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, May 11, CMC – The Grenada government Friday insisted that former Junior Tourism Minister Arley Gill had not walked out of Cabinet on the day that the tourism, civil aviation and culture minister Peter David tendered his resignation.
In a brief statement issued here, the Office of the Prime Minister said it “has noted statements in the local and regional media indicating that on 30th April 2012, then Senator Arley Gill left the Cabinet Room along with then Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Peter David after the latter had informed of his resignation from his ministerial posting.
“The Cabinet Office wishes to advise that the statements are untrue and unfounded since then Senator Gill did not leave the Cabinet room at that time”.
It said that Gill, who has since been appointed a diplomat, “was present throughout most of the Cabinet meeting and participated in a presentation to Cabinet by Spicemas Corporation on the staging of Carnival 2012”.
The statement said that Gill left the Cabinet room later in the afternoon “with the permission of the Prime Minister (Tillman Thomas) to undertake a domestic errand”.
The Thomas administration has had to deal with issues of infighting and on Tuesday faces a motion of no confidence filed by Opposition Leader Dr. Keith Mitchell.
Mitchell wants the Prime Minister removed from office, the dissolution of Parliament and fresh general elections.
General elections are due here in 2013.