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Dickon Mitchell Grenada

Dickon Mitchell Becomes New Prime Minister of Grenada

Dickon Mitchell, a lawyer-turned-politician, has become the Prime Minister of Grenada, ending the decade-long rule of the New National Party led by Keith Mitchell.

Dickon Mitchell’s National Democratic Congress won 9 of the 15 seats up for grabs in the general election held earlier this week.

The 44-year-old leftist pledged to end nepotism and corruption, which he said is hampering the growth of the tri-island nation.

Dickon Mitchell faces the daunting task of creating job opportunities in a country grappling with high inflation and rising unemployment. His administration will also have to contend with many hurdles in its way to meeting its promises, according to a letter published by Trinidad Express.

Grenada’s trade balance leans heavier towards imports. In addition, its economy is highly dependent on foreign countries for food and other basic supplies.

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The post-Covid supply chain crunch, combined with high fuel prices, will leave little room for the new Prime Minister to reverse the country’s economic fortunes.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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