GRENADA: Government wants retraction of British whale bribe story

Whale THE GRENADIAN government has refuted a British newspaper story that the island has received bribes from Japan to vote in favour of lifting a 1986 global ban on commercial whaling and allow hunting in the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary around Antarctica.

“There is absolutely no truth that Grenada has received any bribe from Japan or any other country with regards to voting or supporting the whaling issue.

And it is clear that this is part of a smear campaign by the anti whaling initiatives against the islands in the Caribbean,” said Junior Information Minister

Arley Gill.


“In fact, our Cabinet directed the Attorney General to issue a letter to the (newspaper) immediately. We will not sit idly by and allow any newspaper in any part of the world to tarnish the good name of the Government and people of Grenada. We will do all that we can to preserve the good name of our country,” Gill told reporters.

The Sunday Times said it had evidence that the Grenada and the St Kitts and Nevis governments were among developing nations voting in support of

Japan in exchange for financial and other aid when the proposal is debated during the June 21-25 International Whaling Commission meeting in Morocco.


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