Grenada Broadcasting Network

24th May 2024




The Spicemas Corporation says it has launched an internal probe into an incident at its office, between its CEO and Owner of a local water Company.


CEO and OWner of Mount Pure Water, Rolanda Mc Queen sustained injuries to her arm on Thursday, following a confrontation with the SMC CEO Kelvin Jacob at his Kirani James Boulevard office.


Mc Queen this week filed an injunction against the SMC, challenging its process in awarding sponsorship contracts, after her company was denied vending rights at SMC events.


Following a press conference at her office outlining her position, she proceeded to the SMC Office, where the altercation ensued.


The SMC says they are now awaiting the completion of the police investigation.


“We have seen various video versions of a confrontation of the office of the SMC, involving an official of the water company and our Chief Executive Officer. I wish to categorically state that the board of directors and the management of the SMC do not condone or advocate any form of violence, be it deliberate or provoked. As such, we have immediately ordered a full review of what transpired and have already received a comprehensive report from the SMC staff present at the time of the disturbance. Additionally, the SMC would have also placed a call to the Royal Grenada Police Force and it is our understanding that they are conducting an investigation,” SMC Chair Genevieve Gibbs said in a public statement.


Meanwhile a hearing is set for Tuesday July 23, following the injunction filed by Mount Pure Water.

The Company is asking for judicial review of the SMC’s handling of sponsorship contracts.


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