Friday, August 06, 2004

TT: Impartial investigation of Grenada's Mitchell

IN an effort to get to the bottom of the bribery allegations levelled against Grenadian Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, that country’s Governor General has appointed a Commission of Inquiry comprising lawyers from the Caribbean. No lawyers from Grenada will be involved in the Commission of Inquiry appointed to investigate allegations of financial impropriety against the Grenadian prime minister. Grenada’s Governor General Sir Daniel Williams, in an address to the nation on Wednesday night, formally announced the Commission of Inquiry. There will be a one-man Commission. That job goes to Barbadian Queen’s Counsel Dr Richard Cheltenham, a prominent and highly respected Caribbean jurist. Many will remember Dr Cheltenham when he teamed up with then Opposition Leader, now St Vincent Prime Minister Dr Ralph Gonsalves in 1997, to successfully defend Americans James and Penny Fletcher who were charged with murder on the island of Bequia.

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