New guidelines for Commonwealth election observation have been agreed and released at the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) today – the first such update in 27 years. In that time, the Commonwealth has observed 137 elections in 38 countries. Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland said: “Since 1991, there have been many developments in approaches to […]

On listening to a radio program a few days ago hosted by a gentleman who represents the New National Party,  he stated that it was past time for the NDC candidates to take down their posters, billboards and other items because general elections are long gone. I got the impression that the NDC was negligent […]


Part III Deepening Democracy The outcome of the 2018 general elections creates an opportunity to deepen democracy in the tri-island state of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. This deepening must be multi-pronged to include: (1) strengthening the Social Compact; (2) establishing a Democratic Watchdog; and (3) community empowerment. I will address each in turn. Strengthening […]

Wrestlers, nuns and ‘independent’ monitors are caught on video fixing votes as Russian strongman ‘cruises to victory with more than 70% of the vote’ so he can rule for six more years Authorities spent unprecedented funds to ensure he has a strong mandate for his next six years in office As he cast his ballot […]

PART I Personal Reflections As I entered the Marian Multi-purpose Centre to cast my vote on March 13, 2018, I reflected on the twists, turns, highs and lows of Grenadian politics. I observed the elderly with walkers and wheelchairs. Thirty-nine years ago, on March 13, 1979, most of them were labourers, domestic workers and store […]

THE ORGANIZATION OF AMERICAN STATES IN GRENADA March 14, 2018 The Electoral Experts Mission of the Organization of American States in Grenada, led by the OAS Assistant Secretary General, Ambassador Nestor Mendez, congratulates the people of Grenada on the democratic commitment demonstrated in their peaceful and enthusiastic participation in the General Elections of Tuesday, March […]

Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell has been meeting with members of two visiting Observer missions which arrived in the country this week ahead of Tuesday’s General Elections. The two missions, representing CARICOM and the Organisation of American States (OAS), have been meeting with various groups including the ruling New National Party, the main opposition National […]

The New National Party wants to make it absolutely clear that it neither encourages nor condones political harassment or any other unnecessary confrontation by any political party. Within the last 24 hours, two incidents have been brought to our attention that has given us serious concern. What is reported is not consistent from our perspective […]

Prime Minister Dr. the Right Hon. Keith Mitchell has promised to move speedily with the implementation of the National Health Insurance following the March 13th Election. The National Health Insurance plan is geared towards making health care affordable and accessible. Dr. Mitchell says proper health care is not an issue only for the people of […]

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