Prime Minister of Grenada
Flag of Grenada
Incumbent
Dickon Mitchell
since 24 June 2022
StyleThe Honourable
AppointerGovernor-General
Term lengthAt His Majesty's pleasure
PrecursorPremier of Grenada
Inaugural holderEric Gairy
Formation7 February 1974
First holderEric Gairy
Salary80,619 Eastern Caribbean dollars/29,859 USD annually[1]

This is a list of heads of government of Grenada, from the establishment of the office of Chief Minister in 1960 to the present day.

The Prime Minister appoints the Cabinet of Grenada.

Heads of government before the 1974 independence

Chief ministers of Grenada (1960–1967)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Herbert Blaize
(1918–1989)
1957 January 1960 March 1961 1 year, 59 days Grenada National Party
2 George E. D. Clyne
(?–1984)
1961 March 1961 August 1961 153 days Grenada United Labour Party
3 Eric Gairy
(1922–1997)
August 1961 19 June 1962 322 days Grenada United Labour Party
(1) Herbert Blaize
(1918–1989)
1962 September 1962 March 1967 4 years, 181 days Grenada National Party

Premiers of the Associated State of Grenada (1967–1974)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Herbert Blaize
(1918–1989)
March 1967 August 1967 153 days Grenada National Party
2 Sir Eric Gairy
(1922–1997)
1967
1972
August 1967 6 February 1974 6 years, 189 days Grenada United Labour Party

Heads of government after the 1974 independence

Prime Minister of Grenada (1974–1979)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
1 Sir Eric Gairy
(1922–1997)
1976 7 February 1974 13 March 1979
(deposed.)[2]
5 years, 34 days Grenada United Labour Party

Prime ministers of the People's Revolutionary Government of Grenada (1979–1983)

Main article: People's Revolutionary Government

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
2 Maurice Bishop
(1944–1983)
13 March 1979 14 October 1983
(deposed.)
4 years, 215 days New Jewel Movement
3 Bernard Coard
(born 1945)
14 October 1983 19 October 1983
(deposed.)
5 days New Jewel Movement

Head of the Revolutionary Military Council of Grenada (1983)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
4 General Hudson Austin
(1938–2022)
19 October 1983 25 October 1983
(deposed.)
6 days Military /
New Jewel Movement

Governor-General of Grenada (1983)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Term of office
5 Sir Paul Scoon
(1935–2013)
25 October 9 December 45 days Independent

Note

Scoon became interim head of government and appointed an advisory council, which in turn named Nicholas Brathwaite as chairman and interim prime minister

Chairman of the Interim Advisory Council (1983–1984)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
6 Nicholas Brathwaite
(1925–2016)
9 December 1983 4 December 1984 361 days Independent[3]

Prime ministers of Grenada (1984–present)

No. Portrait Name
(Birth–Death)
Election Term of office Political party
Took office Left office Time in office
7 Herbert Blaize
(1918–1989)
1984 4 December 1984 19 December 1989
(died in office.)
5 years, 15 days New National Party
8 Ben Jones
(1924–2005)
20 December 1989 16 March 1990 86 days New National Party
(6) Nicholas Brathwaite
(1925–2016)
1990 16 March 1990 1 February 1995 4 years, 322 days National Democratic Congress
9 George Brizan
(1942–2012)
1 February 1995 22 June 1995 141 days National Democratic Congress
10 Keith Mitchell
(born 1946)
1995
1999
2003
22 June 1995 9 July 2008 13 years, 17 days New National Party
11 Tillman Thomas
(born 1947)
2008 9 July 2008 20 February 2013 4 years, 226 days National Democratic Congress
(10) Keith Mitchell
(born 1946)
2013
2018
20 February 2013 24 June 2022 9 years, 124 days New National Party
12 Dickon Mitchell
(born 1978)
2022 24 June 2022 Incumbent 1 year, 238 days National Democratic Congress

See also

References

  1. ^ Government of Grenada. "Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure for the year 2015" (PDF). www.gov.gd.
  2. ^ DeYoung, Karen (14 March 1979). "Flamboyant Grenada Leader Is reported Ousted in a Coup". Washington Post. Retrieved 24 June 2022.
  3. ^ Cody, Edward (24 December 1983). "Grenada's Vacuum Tempts Ex-Leader". Washington Post. Retrieved 23 June 2022.