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The IMF staff concluding report on the Structural Adjustment program – PART 2Part 1 of this 2 part commentary partially reviewed the concluding staff report of the IMF Structural Adjustment Program (“the SAP”). It highlighted some of the indicators that suggest that despite the commendations that the NNP administration has been heaping upon itself, Grenada’s economy is not doing well after three years of sacrifice and hardship.

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Sargassum on our beachesBy Dr.Winston Mitchell Sargassum is a species of brown algae. It is seen predominantly in the Sargasso Sea located in the open North Atlantic Ocean surrounding Bermuda. Sargassum is present in the Northern Gulf of Mexico and South America. The increased amount of Sargassum noticed since 2011 is thought to be due to the damaging effects of the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico along with warming of nutrient-rich waters and rising ocean levels.

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The IMF staff concluding report on the structural adjustment program - Part 1After campaigning in 2013 on a platform of no new taxes and a pledge not to go to the IMF, immediately on forming the Government, the NNP broke its promises and took Grenada to an IMF monitored Structural Adjustment Program (“SAP”). The SAP was to be for 3 years from June 2014 to 2017.

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Let Mia Mottley’s seed sprout across the CaribbeanIn the wake of the clean sweep by the Barbados Labour Party (BLP) of all the seats in general elections on May 24 for the Barbados House of Representatives, the problem of no parliamentary opposition has rightly become a matter for wider discussion in the Caribbean and farther abroad.

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