Grenada opposition wants Scotland Yard to investigate spy claim

ST. GEORGE’S, Grenada, February 29, 2008 – Grenada’s opposition party has accused the Keith Mitchell administration of spying on a private meeting of its executive and wants Scotland Yard to investigate the allegation.

The National Democratic Congress (NDC) claimed that a police officer was caught secretly recording a closed-door meeting and pointed fingers at the Prime Minister’s New National Party (NNP) as the ones behind the move.

But the NNP has denied the spying allegation.

Public Relations Officer Terry Forrester said the police had the right to “use means at time that may not necessarily be to the liking of certain individuals or groups”.

“The NNP has nothing whatsoever to do with the action of the police. The police are an independent organ of the state and they act independently,” he said.