by Donella Hosten
In his recent National Address, Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell indicated that his political stint may be coming to an end. PM Mitchell has been involved in frontline politics for about 30 years, and the upcoming general election may be the last time Grenadians see his name appear on the ballot.
According to Mitchell, “the process of transitioning to new leadership has therefore begun,” citing the recent announcements by Hon Roland Bhola and Hon Elvin Nimrod to bow out of the upcoming general election, as part of the plan to transition to new leadership.
Nimrod is the longest standing MP for Carriacou and Petit Martinique. Bhola will still be involved in the Party, as the National Campaign Manager. The persons who will be taking over from the 2 MPs will be revealed shortly.
“This season must not be just about who will win the next election, but what sort of future we are determined to shape,” said the Prime Minister, adding that they are looking for creative ways to regenerate the party’s spirit and inspire youth to take up their rightful place.
Mitchell assured that his administration still has some burning issues to address, including pensions for public workers and the National Health Insurance (NHI).