Thousands participate in Government thanksgiving Rally

Prime Minister Thomas interacting with the audience following his address

ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, MAY 21, 2012 – A large number of Grenadians turned out to a government rally on Sunday, to give thanks and celebrate the government’s defeat of a no-confidence motion in Parliament, brought by the Leader of the Opposition, against Prime Minister Hon. Tillman Thomas.

Addressing the rally, Prime Minister Thomas reaffirmed his commitment to the values he set out prior to coming to office in July 2008 and described the no-confidence motion and the events of the past two weeks as an “unwelcomed distraction” which attracted “much negative attention”.

“Many of you were apprehensive about your government. However, I was never in doubt because I firmly believe that God is in full control. So today, we give thanks to the Almighty for taking us thus far,” the Prime Minister said.

He emphasised that his administration will maintain its core values of integrity, honesty, accountability, transparency, good governance, respect for law and order, love and concern “for all our people.”

A wide cross section of the population turned out to give thanks and celebrate

“These are the values that I subscribe to and I will remain committed to them. I believe that they are good for Grenada. If pursued and maintained, we could achieve our goal of building a better Grenada for all. These are the values that should be embraced by all Grenadians, regardless of which political party you support,” he declared, to a crowd that police estimated to be more than 2000 strong.

The Grenadian leader also used the opportunity to thank his Parliamentary colleagues for their support and voting against the no-confidence motion and keeping his government in office.

The meeting, attended by over two thousand Grenadians, was also addressed by various government ministers including the Minister for Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, Hon. Denis Michael Lett; Minister for Youth Empowerment and Sports, Hon. Patrick Simmons; Minister for Housing, Lands and Community Development, Hon. Alleyne Walker and the newly appointed Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation and Culture, Sen. Hon. Dr. George Vincent.

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