A new session of the Parliament opens today (Friday, November 30th) at the Grenada Trade Centre in Grand Anse, St. George’s which is used as the House of Parliament since York House on Church Street, St. George’s which previously served both Houses was destroyed by Hurricane Ivan in September 2004.
The new session, a joint sitting of both Houses, is the fifth of the ninth parliament, and it opens with the usual fanfare, followed by the ceremonial Throne Speech to be read by Governor General, Dame Cecile La Grenade.
The Throne Speech will provide the nation with the upcoming plans of the government in the immediate future.
It is expected that Grenadians will get an indication of what Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Dr. Keith Mitchell will most likely include in the 2017 Budget to be unveiled in Parliament on December 9th.
Dr. Mitchell who addressed the media during this week’s post-Cabinet briefing urged the nation to listen to government’s plans and programmes for 2017 during the presentation of the budget.
He said government’s performance during 2016 must be seen as a very important highlight.
The fourth session of the ninth parliament was prorogued on November 24 by a proclamation issued by Dame Cecile