ST GEORGEíS, GRENADA CMC:
The main opposition New National Party (NNP) has accused the Grenada government of selling off state properties and illegally borrowing funds from the National Insurance Scheme (NIS) to meet the salaries of public servants.
NNP leader and former prime minister Dr. Keith Mitchell told supporters at a public meeting in Crochu on the islandís east coast Sunday that the Tillman Thomas administration had taken EC$14 million (One EC dollar =US$0.37 cents) from the NIS to meet its financial obligations to public workers.
ďThe Mt Hartman Plant area, one of the most lucrative properties in the country owned by the government, they sold it my friend to pay salaries. On Friday that went through.
My friends these are not them say. I have seen the copies myself,Ē Mitchell said, warning that there were other state-owned properties to be sold to ease the governmentís financial woes.