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Mitchell government points to progress

CAROL MARTINDALE, [email protected]

Mitchell government points to progress

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NEW YORK, June 6  – Grenada’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Business, Nickolas Steele, claims the new Keith Mitchell administration has accomplished more in its first 100 days in office compared to what was accomplished by the former administration of the National Democratic Congress (NDC), led by Tillman Thomas.
“In my opinion, we have achieved more than what the NDC  achieved in four and a half years,” Steele told the Caribbean Media Corporation in an interview on Wednesday.
The foreign affairs minister, who was en route to Guatemala to attend the General Assembly of the Organization of American States (OAS), stopped over in New York to sign the first ever international treaty to regulate the trade of conventional weapons at the United Nations.
“Grenadians are beginning to see the hope, they’re beginning to see the progress, they’re beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel,” Steele said.
He identified the St Mark’s Flood Mitigation Project, a marina project in Turrell Bay in Carriacou, a youth empowerment program and a farm road project, among the incumbent New National Party’s (NNP) accomplishments during its first 100 days in office.
Steele said two major hotel investments, in collaboration with the private sector, will also come on stream shortly. The government also plans to construct a new Parliament building on the outskirts of capital, St. George’s.
“We recognize that it is still not enough, but we hope many Grenadians are very satisfied about what we have done so far,” Steele said.
In early March, newly-elected Prime Minister Mitchell called for all hands on deck and unity in re-building the tri-island nation.
Mitchell’s whose NNP swept the polls in the historic February 19 general elections urged nationals in New York to come on board in addressing the country’s dire economic plight. (CMC)