By: Dr. Lawrence A. JosephThe Grenada Constitution in section 57 provides that the executive authority of Grenada is vested in Her Majesty. This provision conforms with the monarchical system of government that Grenada has. The executive authority may be exercised on behalf of Her Majesty by the Governor-General either directly or indirectly through the Prime Minister and his Cabinet of Ministers. In this context the Governor-General is regarded as Head of State and the Prime Minister as Head of Government.
The executive is usually recognized as that arm of governance which is responsible for the implementation of policy initiatives on behalf of the state. The other arms of governance are the legislature, which is mainly responsible for making laws after policy initiatives are given the go ahead by the executive, and the judiciary which is responsible for adjudicating on legal issues which come up from time to time.