Avoiding motion of no confidence
ST. GEORGE’S Grenada, Sept 17, CMC - Prime Minister Tillman Thomas Monday announced that he had requested Governor-General, Sir Carlyle Glean, to prorogue Parliament”.
A two-paragraph statement from the Office of the Prime Minister gave no date for the start of the new parliamentary session but indicated that “the traditional Throne Speech is expected to be graciously delivered by His Excellency, the Governor-General”.
The decision to prorogue Parliament means that the Prime Minister will not now face a motion of no confidence that had been filed by his former foreign affairs minister Karl Hood and was expected to have been debated in the current session of Parliament.
Political observers say Hood will now have to re-file the motion.