ST.GEORGE’S, Grenada, Sep 20, CMC-The embattled Tillman Thomas administration is facing yet another resignation as Grenada’s ongoing political drama continues.
Reliable sources are reporting that Environment Minister, Glynnis Roberts is expected to submit her resignation to Governor General Sir Carlisle Glean on Thursday.
However, Roberts, the Member of Parliament who represents South St.George is neither confirming nor denying the report.
“I have no comment to make on this matter at this time” Roberts told the Caribbean Media Corporation (CMC) when contacted for comment.
“Whatever has to be said will be said at the right time”.
Roberts who has announced that a town hall meeting will be held in her constituency on Thursday night is among the seven remaining elected members in the four and a half year old Thomas administration which has already been rocked by a series of high profile resignations.
At least three other remaining MPs in the cabinet are known to be unhappy with the leadership style of Prime Minister Thomas.
News of Roberts pending resignation comes amid moves to remove her as a candidate for the ruling National Democratic Congress in the upcoming general elections.
The South St George’s Constituency Group had already recommended Roberts be returned as the candidate at a meeting earlier this year.
But last week, a faction of the party loyal to the Prime Minister took control of the constituency group when Halim Griffith was elected as the chairman.
In the immediate aftermath of his election, the new constituency chairman indicated that the issue of who will be the candidate for the area is not a done deal.
“The final decision must be taken by the constituency executive who would advise the national executive on who it is that they think is best suited to represent them at the upcoming elections” Griffith told reporters.
It is believed that Thomas wants Roberts replaced by current senator and Education Minister Franka Bernadine.
On Monday the Prime Minister asked the Governor General to prorogue parliament effectively avoiding debate on a motion of no confidence in his administration, the second one in four months.