Sunday, December 17, 2017

Mitchell visits Manning for some ‘ole talk’


RECEPTION: Grenadian Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell, left, greets Housing Minister Dr Roodal Moonilal, right, during a cocktail reception hosted by the “Friends of Grenada” at Carnival City’s Ultra Lounge, Gulf City Mall, La Romaine on Monday night. At centre is former attorney general Ramesh Lawrence Maharaj. —Photo: TREVOR WATSON

Mark Fraser

FORMER prime minister Patrick Manning was visited by Grenada’s Prime Minister Dr Keith Mitchell on Monday.

Manning’s wife, Hazel Manning, said Mitchell visited them at their home at Sumadh Gardens, San Fernando, before attending a meeting in La Romaine. The visit went well, she said, and Mitchell and Manning, the Member of Parliament for San Fernando East, did a lot of “ole talking.”

At the meeting with business persons at Carnival City, Gulf City Mall, La Romaine on Monday night, Mitchell also met with the group TT Friends of Grenada.

Jowelle De Souza, one of the coordinators of TT Friends of Grenada and attorney Ramesh Lawrence-Maharaj attended the function.

Mitchell however said the main reason for his visit to Trinidad was to meet with Manning who became a great friend when his country was devastated by Hurricane Ivan in 2004. He said Manning was the first leader to visit the island after the hurricane to lend his support.

Mitchell also said Trinidad and Tobago should invest more in Grenada.

Opportunities for investment exist in the areas of agriculture —mainly cocoa, nutmeg and soursop, tourism and light manufacturing, he said. The Grenadian government was also looking at commercialising agricultural estates, he said.

Manning, who only returned to Parliament this year after a two-year absence, is still keeping a low profile while resting at home and attending his therapeutic sessions.