Grenada And OAS Formalise Agreement For Election Observer Mission

PR – Grenada has formalised an agreement with the Organisation  of American States (OAS) to observe general elections on June 23. This will be the eighth  electoral observer mission mounted by the OAS to Grenada. 

Grenada’s Permanent Representative to the OAS, H.E Yolande Smith, signed the  agreement last Friday with Secretary General of the hemispheric institution, Luis Almagro. 

At the signing, Ambassador Smith reiterated the sentiments expressed by Prime Minister  Dr. Keith Mitchell who had previously underscored Government’s support for the  transparency of the electoral process and the inherent value of having the overseas  missions observe the process, particularly organisations like the OAS, which continues  to advocate for democracy and the strengthening of our institutions within the  hemisphere. 

An OAS press release quotes the Secretary General as saying “The agreement we are  signing today is an indispensable tool for the Mission to fulfill its functions. I congratulate  you, Ambassador Smith and your government, for your democratic conviction and for the  openness shown in inviting an Electoral Observation Mission for the upcoming general  elections.” 

The OAS observer mission will be led by Dr. Rosina Wiltshire, a former United Nations  Resident Coordinator, and United Nations Development Programme Resident  Representative for Barbados and the OECS.