Former Senator, Dwight Horsford is Grenada’s new Solicitor General.
Horsford a practicing, Attorney-at-Law, is an executive member of the ruling New National Party (NNP) led administration of Prime Minister, Keith Mitchell.
After the party’s victory at the polls in February, Horsford was tipped to become Attorney-General but the post was given instead to another barrister, Cajeton Hood, a former Permanent Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
THE NEW TODAY understands that Horsford was expected to take up office as Solicitor-General earlier this week.
The post has been vacant since July when Guyanese Attorney, Darshan Ramdhani who held the position for almost four years, quit the job to enter into private practice with the Law Firm of Ramdhani and Associates, operated by his wife Sabrita Khan-Ramdhani.
It is believed that Horsford’s salary could run in the region of $12,000.00 to $16, 000 a month.
This newspaper also understands that Horsford’s namesake Steve Horsford, husband of Parliamentary Representative for St Andrew South West, Yoland Bain-Horsford was appointed as Director of the Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT).
The appointment of Horsford, a well-known political activist aligned to the ruling party (NNP) comes at a time when GBT is about to close its doors to allow for the establishment of the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA).