Grenada celebrates 44th anniversary of independence

first_imgOn Wednesday, February 7, Grenada celebrated its 44th anniversary of political independence from Britain with the traditional military parade, a public holiday and Prime Minister Dr. Keith Mitchell keeping an eye firmly on next month’s general election.Set a new path for the future“This current generation of Grenadians who have inherited the victories and achievements from slavery to independence, has carried the torch of social progress valiantly over the course of these past years, even more determined to consolidate the foundation for a future of which the next generation will be proud.On every occasion like this, we must pause, as a nation – to take stock – and to set out a new path for the future. The experiences of the first 44 years have made us even more ready to write the next chapter,” said Mitchell.He paid tribute to the “many heroes” of the country, while saying the dreams that gave rise to past struggles still endure.Forward with commitmentMitchell, who will lead his ruling New National Party (NNP) into the March 13 general election, said as the island celebrates 44 years of political independence, “those of us here…must take this country forward with the commitment and determination of those gone before.”eanwhile, CARICOM Secretary General, Irwin LaRocque has commended Grenada for its unwavering commitment to the regional integration movement.In a congratulatory message to Mitchell, the Secretary-General lauded the commitment and leadership he demonstrated as Chairman of the 15-member grouping during the past unprecedented hurricane season. He said Mitchell’s chairmanship of the World Bank’s Small States Forum 2017, served to heighten the visibility of the challenges facing the Small State.last_img

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