Back in 2007 I blogged about Taiwan taking Grenada to court regarding non-payment of loan monies in the sum of US$21 mill. Well 2 years, US$4mill in interest and a new Grenadian government later, Taiwan is threatening to repossess all ah we bumsee if we doh pay dem dey money!
The Minister of Finance Nazim Burke, in his usual lawyerly manner, has indicated that Grenada is considering all of its options with regard to the way forward, as obviously we ent have no money to give Taiwan! Among these options is retaining new legal counsel (as the old one appears to have sucked) and unabashed begging and grovelling. Maybe if we went back to doodling “Greenz ♥♥♥ Tai-Tai 4evah” on our exercise books Taiwan might stop sulking that we give dem up for China.
Regular Grenadians are convinced that Taiwan is literally going to show up on Grand Anse Beach with an eviction notice and two bailiffs and toss us all on a bamboo raft set adrift in the Caribbean sea. [If so, Abeni and Will in Vincy better brace for YY and she string-band ah refugee!]
Meanwhile, cynical Grenadians like myself are wondering if we can’t offer up former Prime Minister Keith “Is me damn money” Mitchell as a form of restitution, a kind of good-faith payment. He should be good for, oh say, US$150,000 or thereabouts!