Four years after a High Court Judge ordered the liquidation of the Grenada Today newspaper, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell has confirmed that his lawyer recently applied to the High Court seeking the removal of the Court appointed liquidator.
Dr Mitchell said that his lawyer has applied to the Supreme Court of Grenada seeking to remove accountant Garvey Louison as liquidator of the Grenada Today Limited which published the weekly Grenada Today between 1985 and 2009.
In October 2009, Judge Claire Henry ordered the liquidation of the Grenada Today newspaper after the owners failed to reach an agreement with Dr Keith Mitchell over the settlement of an EC$191,000 libel award.
Louison was appointed as the liquidator after attorney Anslem Clouden, who was representing the paper’s editor, George Worme, informed the court that the parties had failed to reach an agreement over the payment.
Days before the liquidator was appointed, the judge said she did not want to see the company dissolved and called on the parties to work out a payment format before returning to the High Court. Mitchell had sued the newspaper over the publication of a letter from a reader in 2001 accusing him of engaging in corrupt practices during the 1999 general elections campaign.
Following the appointment of the liquidator, the majority of the staff resigned and the newspaper ceased to publish. However, a new weekly newspaper called “The New Today” appeared on the streets with its office located in an adjacent space to the office to the Grenada Today.
Enquiries revealed that the publisher was Mark Isaac, a former Government Minister and George Worme who was the editor of the Grenada Today was the Consulting Editor to the publication. Wayne Modeste is listed as the editor of the New Today.