Grenada. According to
Countryaah official website, the New National Party government, NNP, won a
landslide victory in the general election on January 18,
thereby becoming the first party in Grenada to win two
consecutive elections since parliamentary democracy was
re-established in 1984. NNP received 62.2% of the vote and
thus won all 15 seats in Parliament. The National Democratic
Congress got 24.9% and the Grenada United Labor Party 11.6%
of the vote, but none of those parties got any seats in
In November 2003, there were elections for 9 seats in
parliament. The NNP lost 7 to the Liberal Democratic
Congress, but won the 8th, thus retaining the majority -
with a margin of 100 votes.
In September 2004, the country was hit by Hurricane Ivan.
It cost 34 people their lives. The leaders of Caricom asked
for a moratorium on Grenada's foreign debt to enable
reconstruction in the face of the natural disaster. The
government of Grenada estimated that 5,000 families had lost
their homes. Only 1 in 10 houses remained intact.
In April 2007, Grenada, together with a number of other
Caribbean states, hosted the World Cricket Cup. The
tournament was held in Grenada's new national stage, which
had been built by 400 Chinese workers and a $ 40 billion
grant. US $ after Hurricane Ivan. At the inauguration of the
Chinese-funded stage, Taiwan's national tune was
accidentally played. It cost several senior Grenadine
officials their jobs.
In June 2007, Prime Minister Mitchell was summoned to
court in the United States after Charles Howland of
Massachusetts accused Mitchell of receiving $ 1 million. US
$ in bribe from fraudulent Eric Resteiner. The bribe had to
be done so that Resteiner could get a diplomatic post. As a
diplomat, Resteiner allegedly stabbed Howland with over $ 30
million. US $.
The July 2008 parliamentary elections were won by the
opposition NDC, which gained 7 seats more than the sitting
government party. New Prime Minister became PDC's Tillman
The NDC government suffered a stinging defeat as it lost
all 11 seats in parliament in the February 2013
parliamentary elections. In return, NNP gained all seats in
parliament: 15. NNP's Keith Mitchell became new prime
minister. The result was a consequence of the country's
bizarre British-inspired electoral system. With only 58.8%
of the votes, the NNP took all seats, while the NDC with
40.7% of the votes got no seats.
A prisoner on death row in late 2013 turned his death
sentence into life imprisonment. The hallway was thereby
emptied. The death sentence was handed down in 2002. The
most recent execution took place in 1978. Human rights
organizations are continuing to work on the press country to
procure the death penalty.