NO. 72/2015                                            DATE: September 17, 2015




ST. GEORGE’S, GRENADA, Thursday, September 17, 2015: The Steering Committee of the National Sustainable Development Plan (2030) will, next week, commence its public outreach programme to build awareness and encourage broad participation in the development of a National Plan for Grenada.


The schedule of the outreach programme is as follows:

-         Monday, September 21st, 2015: Beyond The Headlines – GBN Television

-         Wednesday, September 23rd, 2015:  You Decide – CC6, Community Channel (FLOW)

-         Sunday, September 27th, 2015: Sundays with George Grant – Chime FM

-         Monday, September 28th, 2015: To the Point – GBN Radio


The National Sustainable Development Plan (NSDP) (2030) process was launched on May 27th, 2015, when the proposed framework and process were presented to a wide cross-section of the society including the trade unions, private sector, business community, Diplomatic Corps, public sector officials, political parties, civil society, Conference of Churches and the general public. At that launch, Prime Minister, Dr. the Rt. Hon Keith Mitchell, addressed the gathering and encouraged all Grenadians to get involved.


The members of the Steering Committee, comprise representatives of the social partners, political parties, sectoral groups and Government. They are:

Mr. Timothy Antoine   -       Ministry of Finance (Chairman)

Mr. William Joseph  -        Conference of Churches (Deputy Chairman)

Mr. Andre Lewis       -        Trade Union Council

Ms. Joan Purcell       -        Civil Society

Ms. Petipha Lewis-Smith           -        Private Sector Organisations

Mr. Judd Cadet                         -        Youth Representative

Dr. Dunstan Campbell              -        Agricultural Representative

Mr. Carlton Frederick                -        New National Party

Mr. Ferron Lowe                      -        National United Front

Mr. Vincent Roberts                 -        National Democratic Congress

Rev. John Lewis                        -        Alliance of Evangelical Churches


This Committee is responsible for:

·    - Reviewing and advising on the process for preparation of National Plan 2030

·    - Monitoring progress on the preparation of the Plan

·        - Providing support for the stakeholders consultations

·        - Commenting on the draft chapters of the Plan


The genesis for the development of the NSDP (2030) was a call by the Social Partners, who, recognising a void in long term strategic development planning in Grenada, proposed to Government, the necessity for a National Development Plan to cover the next 15 to 20 years. The Government has heeded this call.


It is expected that the NSDP (2030) will focus on a model of development that is people-centered with the ultimate aim being shared prosperity: jobs for persons who wish to work; business opportunities for those who choose to invest; and social justice for all.