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    Grenada Government - 1989
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    SOURCE: 1989 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK

      Long-form name: none

      Type: independent state; recognizes Elizabeth II as Chief of State

      Capital: Saint George's

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

      Independence: 7 February 1974 (from UK)

      Constitution: 19 December 1973

      Legal system: based on English common law

      National holiday: Independence Day, 7 February (1974)

      Branches: executive--Cabinet led by the prime minister; bicameral legislature--15-member elected House of Representatives and 13-member appointed Senate; judiciary--Grenada Supreme Court, composed of the High Court of Justice and two-tier Court of Appeals

      Leaders: @m5Chief of State--Queen ELIZABETH II (since 6 February 1952), represented by Governor General Sir Paul SCOON (since 30 September 1978); @m5Head of Government--Prime Minister Herbert Augustus BLAIZE (since 4 December 1984)

      Suffrage: universal adult

      Elections: last general election held 3 December 1984

      Political parties and leaders: New National Party (NNP), led by Keith Mitchell, is ruling party; it was formed in 1984 as a three-party centrist coalition--Grenada National Party (GNP), National Democratic Party (NDP), and Grenada Democratic Movement (GDM); with resignations of George Brizan and Francis Alexis from coalition in April 1987, NDP and GDM no longer represented in the NNP; former Prime Minister Sir Eric Gairy revived his Grenada United Labor Party (GULP) in 1984; the Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement (MBPM) was formed in May 1984 and is composed of pro-Cuban Socialists; the New Jewel Movement (NJM) consists of supporters of Bernard Coard and other hardliners accused of killing Bishop in 1983; Alexis and Brizan's new party, the National Democratic Congress (August 1987), forms official opposition

      Voting strength: (1984 election) NNP 59%, GULP 36%, MBPM 5%; parliamentary seats--NNP, 9; NDC, 6

      Communists: the New Jewel Movement (which is currently trying to revitalize) and the less hardline Maurice Bishop Patriotic Movement

      Member of: CARICOM, FAO, G-77, GATT (de facto), IBRD, ICAO, IDA, IFAD, IFC, ILO, IMF, ITU, NAM, OAS, OECS, PAHO, SELA, UN, UNESCO, UPU, WHO

      Diplomatic representation: Ambassador Albert O. XAVIER; Chancery at 1701 New Hampshire Avenue NW, Washington DC 20009; telephone (202) 265-2561; there is a Grenadian Consulate General in New York; US--Charge d'Affaires James F. COOPER; Embassy at Ross Point Inn, Saint George's (mailing address is P. O. Box 54, Saint George's); telephone �440� 1731 or 1734

      Flag: 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 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Grenada Government 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Grenada Government 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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