Governor General Dame Cécile La Grenade will be making her debut ceremonial throne speech next week Friday when she opens the Second session of the Ninth Parliament at the Trade Centre – the temporary home of Parliament sent the passage of Hurricane Ivan in 2004.
Delivering the throne speech is the highlight of a traditional ceremonial event involving the members of both the lower and upper houses which signals the start of new parliamentary year. In her speech Dame Cécile La Grenade is expected to announce the new and ongoing plans, programmes and projects to be undertaken by the Government during the parliamentary year.
The Event which will include a military display is expected to be attended by hundreds of Grenadians including students and members of the Diplomatic Corp. It is scheduled to commence at 10:00 am. One of the bills that are expected to get approval in this new parliamentary year is the Grenada Tourism Authority which provides the legal framework to convert the Grenada Board of Tourism into an Authority.
The first session of the New National Party administration following the 19 February General Elections concluded on 21 August 21 2013. Following the delivery of the Throne Speech the next big event for the Parliament will be presentation of the 2014 budget which is set to take place in early December.