The Leadership of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) is, from this weekend, on a two-week North American tour geared at strengthening its bond with the Grenadian Community.
Led by Political Leader, Senator Nazim Burke, the team will be in New York, Washington DC and Toronto meeting and greeting the Diaspora.
The theme for the visit is “Partnering With The Diaspora To Build A New And Vibrant Grenada.”
On arrival in New York today (Friday, October 16th) the NDC team will be engaged in a media briefing, followed by a walk-about meeting with Grenadians in Brooklyn at their homes, workplaces and places of entertainment.
On Sunday, October 18, the visiting NDC team will join the New York Chapter at a brunch to commemorate the party’s 28th anniversary.
Meetings will also be held with the Carriacou/Petit Martinique support group, and the visiting delegation will also take part in a cocktail reception and fundraiser.
The NDC team will be in Washington DC from October 19 to 21, and while there, they will have a Town Hall Meeting with the Grenadian Community on October 20.
The Toronto-leg of the trip runs from October 21 to 23.
The NDC top brass will return to New York on October 24, and on the following day, October 25, they will have a Town Hall Meeting.
The message of the party will be outlined to the people with whom they meet, while at the same time providing them with an update of the current state of affairs in Grenada.
The North American tour is part of NDC’s continued re-organisation and revitalisation following the humiliating defeat at the polls in 2013 when it failed to win a seat in Parliament.
Apart from Burke, the other members of the Congress team are Deputy Political Leader, Joseph Andall, Chairman Dr. George Vincent, Public Relations Officer, Senator Franka Bernadine, and former Prime Minister and Political Leader Tillman Thomas.
Speculation is rife that Thomas might only take part in the United States leg of the trip.
Congress insiders have said that the party is trying to put systems in place for a possible general election within the next 16 months.