- Welcome to Grenada
- Grenada in the Commonwealth
- Grenada became a member of the Commonwealth in 1974
- Grenada gained independence on the 7th of February 1974
- Grenada has been competing in the Commonwealth Games since 1970, and has won one medal during this time
- Grenada is an archipelago comprising the island of Grenada – the most southerly of the Windward Islands in the Eastern Caribbean – and some of the Southern Grenadines
- Grenada is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg after Indonesia
- The symbol of a clove of nutmeg is on the national flag
- Following Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, reconstruction efforts were supported by various donors, including the Commonwealth Secretariat; assistance was provided to the Government of Grenada in staffing and establishing an Agency for Reconstruction and Development by provision of seven long-term experts and 24 person months of short-term expertise
The Honourable Dr Keith C. Mitchell
Prime Minister of Grenada
It gives me great pleasure to welcome you to the Grenada portal of the Commonwealth of Nations Website.
As we undertake the enormous challenges of rebuilding and rehabilitation post hurricane Ivan and Emily, and heartily welcome assistance accordingly, we are steadfast in our commitment to “Rebuilding with a vision for a better Nation.”
We know that advancing the cause cannot be an individual endeavour. It must be an ‘all hands on deck’ approach. The community of people must remain cohesive if it is to be a viable institution through which the process of nation-building and the moulding of the national character are carried out. A structure of values, a moral code, a shared purpose, and an indomitable spirit are the underpinnings which keep a nation on track and which enable us to move forward in our quest for excellence.
We work as a trusted partner for all commonwealth people as: a force for peace, democracy, equality and good governance; a catalyst for global consensus-building; and a source of assistance for sustainable development and poverty eradication.
When visitors come to our country and experience the towering array of forested mountains, the golden sunshine, the leisure-filled beaches, the rainbow-crowned ocean skyline, the seven sisters waterfalls and other beautiful areas of Grenada they leave a lasting impression.
On behalf of the Government and people of Grenada, Carriacou and Petit Martinique, I invite you to explore all that Grenada has to offer.
Grenada in the Commonwealth
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Restructuring of Grenada Board of Tourism (2007/08)
The Grenada Board of Tourism (GBT) was constrained in its development capability due to limitations in funding, organisational structure, staffing and training. This Commonwealth Secretariat commissioned project addressed these constraints by conducting an organisational review. Recommendations were made for changes in function, funding mechanisms, structure, staffing needs, training needs, capacity building needs and inter-institutional collaboration to create an enabling environment.
Grenada Recovery Programme and Implementation of Post Hurricane Rehabilitation Programme (2007/08)
Following Hurricane Ivan in September 2004, a comprehensive plan was put together for the rehabilitation of Grenada. The Government of Grenada established the Agency for Reconstruction and Development (ARD) which was responsible for coordinating and facilitating reconstruction efforts, supported by various donors including the Commonwealth Secretariat. Assistance was provided in staffing and establishing the ARD: seven long-term experts and 24 person-months of short-term expertise were provided in a range of areas. These included: macro-economic planning, physical planning, aid coordination, building engineering, road engineering, architectural planning and livestock management. Additional assistance was also provided in relation to re-establishing the energy grid and health care. Specific outputs included the production of a strategic plan for reconstruction and development, oversight and harmonisation of donor funds, and practical work on planning infrastructure rehabilitation.
Human Resource Development (2005/06)
Emergency assistance was provided by the Commonwealth Secretariat to enable students nominated by the Government of Grenada to complete the academic year 2004/05. Hurricane Ivan had a profound effect on the island’s economy which made it difficult for the Government to meet expenditure commitments.
Maritime Boundary Delimitation (2003/04)
This Commonwealth funded project commenced in July 2001, when maritime boundary negotiations resumed with Venezuela (they had been pending since 1998) and the Secretariat provided legal and technical advice (with the UKHO) during two rounds of negotiations in that year. Legal and technical assistance was provided in the third round of negotiations dealing with important and delicate issues.
Disabled and Disadvantaged (1997/8 – 2001/02)
This project was commissioned by the Commonwealth Secretariat to provide assistance to a group of disabled, disadvantaged women and small entrepreneurs who were being generally discriminated against at the time.