NATIONAL ADDRESS BY V. NAZIM BURKE, POLITICAL LEADER OF THE NATIONAL DEMOCRATIC CONGRESS (NDC) ON THE GRENADA CONSTITUTION REFORM PROJECT.
Tuesday August 19th, 2014
Sisters and Brothers of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique, a pleasant good evening to each and every one of you. I take this opportunity to salute our many visitors, friends and citizens residing abroad who shared our recently concluded Carnival Celebrations
Tonight, I wish to address you first and foremost on the Constitution Reform Project. Over the past few months, a Government appointed Constitution Reform Advisory Committee has been actively engaged in a process of consultations on Constitution Reform, which is expected to lead ultimately to a Referendum on the Grenada Constitution.
This Committee is Chaired by Dr. Francis Alexis, Q.C. a prominent and distinguished, Grenadian Constitutional scholar and is comprised of fourteen (14) members representing various stakeholder groups and organizatio…
Grenada’s Supervisor of Elections fired by the Governor General
Judy Benoit, Supervisor of Elections, was given marching orders by new Governor General Dame Cecile La Grenade. Ms.
Benoit received the letter which tersely states that her “services were no longer required”.
This surprise move comes against the backdrop of what the OAS observer mission described as a well run national poll in February 2013.
The CARICOM observer mission also echoed the sentiments expressed by their OAS counterparts that the election process was efficient and they too described the elections as “free and fair”.
This turn of events has as its genesis in a letter from the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Works which purports to give direction to the supervisor in the exercise of her functions. Section 35 subsection 6 of the Constitution of Grenada states ;”In the exercise of his functions under the foregoing provisions of this section, the Supervisor of Elections shall not be subject to the direction or con…
Open Letter To Mr Hamlet Mark ‘Too little too late, your pen is
stalling’ Dear sir
I have been
following your blog Notes From All
Around and Caribupdate News Service for long time. I think that you are a very
skilful writer who has a very good idea of the political happenings in Grenada,
but lately I have realized that your poetic pen is stalling. Your blog and news
agency has gone into semi-hibernation. I must
repeat that your blogs were well written and they had a very magnetic effect on
thousands of readers. As a result of this Notes From All Around and Caribupdate News became the talk of the town. People listen to your tunes
religiously. You became the Grenadian ‘Pied Piper’. During that
time the National Democratic Congress was in office. You spared no effort in crafting
half truths, fairy tales and twists all in an effort to create mistrust in the
masses and chaos in government and by extension the nation. You
continuously speared the NDC heart with your pen. It was your dagger.