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    Grenada Government - 2006
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    SOURCE: 2006 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Country name:
      conventional long form: none
      conventional short form: Grenada

      Government type:
      constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament

      Capital:
      Saint George's

      Administrative divisions:
      6 parishes and 1 dependency*; Carriacou and Petit Martinique*, Saint Andrew, Saint David, Saint George, Saint John, Saint Mark, Saint Patrick

      Independence:
      7 February 1974 (from UK)

      National holiday:
      Independence Day, 7 February (1974)

      Constitution:
      19 December 1973

      Legal system:
      based on English common law

      Suffrage:
      18 years of age; universal

      Executive branch:
      chief of state: Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Daniel WILLIAMS (since 9 August 1996)
      head of government: Prime Minister Keith MITCHELL (since 22 June 1995)
      cabinet: Cabinet appointed by the governor general on the advice of the prime minister
      elections: none; the monarch is hereditary; governor general appointed by the monarch; following legislative elections, the leader of the majority party or the leader of the majority coalition is usually appointed prime minister by the governor general

      Legislative branch:
      bicameral Parliament consists of the Senate (a 13-member body, 10 appointed by the government and 3 by the leader of the opposition) and the House of Representatives (15 seats; members are elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms)
      elections: last held on 27 November 2003 (next to be held by November 2008)
      election results: House of Representatives - percent of vote by party - NNP 46.65%, NDC 44.12%; seats by party - NNP 8, NDC 7

      Judicial branch:
      Eastern Caribbean Supreme Court, consisting of a court of Appeal and a High Court of Justice (a High Court judge is assigned to and resides in Grenada)

      Political parties and leaders:
      Good Old Democracy or GOD [Justin MCBURNIE]; Grenada United Labor Party or GULP [Gloria Payne BANFIELD]; National Democratic Congress or NDC [Tillman THOMAS]; New National Party or NNP [Keith MITCHELL]; People Labor Movement or PLM [Dr. Francis ALEXIS]

      Political pressure groups and leaders:
      NA

      International organization participation:
      ACP, C, Caricom, CDB, FAO, G-77, IBRD, ICAO, ICFTU, ICRM, IDA, IFAD, IFC, IFRCS, ILO, IMF, IMO, Interpol, IOC, ISO (subscriber), ITU, MIGA, NAM, OAS, OECS, OPANAL, OPCW, UN, UNCTAD, UNESCO, UNIDO, UPU, WHO, WIPO, WMO, WTO

      Diplomatic representation in the US:
      chief of mission: Ambassador Denis G. ANTOINE
      chancery: 1701 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20009
      telephone: [1] (202) 265-2561
      FAX: [1] (202) 265-2468
      consulate(s) general: New York

      Diplomatic representation from the US:
      chief of mission: the US Ambassador to Barbados is accredited to Grenada
      embassy: Lance-aux-Epines Stretch, Saint George's
      mailing address: P. O. Box 54, Saint George's, Grenada, West Indies
      telephone: [1] (473) 444-1173 through 1176
      FAX: [1] (473) 444-4820

      Flag description:
      a rectangle divided diagonally into yellow triangles (top and bottom) and green triangles (hoist side and outer side), with a red border around the flag; there are seven yellow, five-pointed stars with three centered in the top red border, three centered in the bottom red border, and one on a red disk superimposed at the center of the flag; there is also a symbolic nutmeg pod on the hoist-side triangle (Grenada is the world's second-largest producer of nutmeg, after Indonesia); the seven stars represent the seven administrative divisions


      NOTE: The information regarding Grenada on this page is re-published from the 2006 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Government 2006 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Government 2006 should be addressed to the CIA.

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    Revised 06-Jun-06
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