Police in Grenada have charged Minister of State with responsibility for the National Disaster Management Agency (NADMA), Senator Winston Garraway with assault.
Sen. Garraway is accused of assaulting female journalist, Calistra Farrier while in the line of duty following an investigation that lasted almost three months.
A senior member of the Criminal Investigation Department (CID) told THE NEW TODAY that the government minister will have to appear in court by summons that will be issued to him by the Police Prosecution Department.
This newspaper understands that the decision to charge Sen. Garraway with assault was based on the advice received by the police from the Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), Christopher Nelson.
The Junior Minister who was fired as Minister of State for Information a few weeks after a photograph was circulated of him appearing to be standing menacingly over the journalist who had fallen to the floor, has maintained his innocence.
This newspaper was unable to get a court date for hearing of the matter.
If convicted Sen. Garraway faces a maximum fine of $1000.00 or three months in prison, or both.
The clash between the journalist and the government Senator occurred when Garraway attempted to block Farrier from putting questions to Tourism Minister Dr. Clarice Modeste-Curwen at a post-Cabinet press conference on September 10.
The Keith Mitchell-led Administration had come out in support of the controversial Senator, claiming to have conducted its own investigation and found no evidence of wrongdoing.
Garraway was recently exposed by THE NEW TODAY newspaper as one who was parading with a false Doctorate degree from a religious outfit in the United States that is not accredited.