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Grenada
Flag Coat of arms
Motto“Ever Conscious of God We Aspire, Build and Advance as One People”[1]
AnthemHail Grenada
Royal anthemGod Save the Queen
Capital
(and largest city)
St. George’s
12°03′N 61°45′W / 12.05°N 61.75°W / 12.05; -61.75
Official language(s) English, Patois
Ethnic groups  82% black, 13% mixed black and European, 5% European and East Indian, and trace of Arawak/Carib[2]
Demonym Grenadian, Greenz, Greens
Government Parliamentary democracy under constitutional monarchy
 -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II
 -  Governor General Carlyle Glean
 -  Prime Minister Tillman Thomas
Legislature Parliament
 -  Upper House Senate
 -  Lower House House of Representatives
Independence from the United Kingdom
 -  Date Thursday 7 February 1974 
Area
 -  Total 344 km2 (203rd)
132.8 sq mi 
 -  Water (%) 1.6
Population
 -  July 12, 2005 estimate 110,000 (185th)
 -  Density 319.8/km2 (45th)
828.3/sq mi
GDP (PPP) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $1.181 billion[3] 
 -  Per capita $11,464[3] 
GDP (nominal) 2008 estimate
 -  Total $678 million[3] 
 -  Per capita $6,587[3] 
HDI (2007) 0.813 (high) (74th)
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Time zone (UTC−4)
 -  Summer (DST)  (UTC−4)
Drives on the left
Internet TLD .gd
Calling code +1-473
a 2002 estimate.
.Grenada (pronounced /ɡrɪˈneɪdə/) is an island country and sovereign state consisting of the island of Grenada and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.^ Grenada is an island in the southeast Caribbean Sea, the largest island of the Grenadines.
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^ Grenada is an island nation in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.
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^ Bishop’s socialist policies and cooperation with communist Cuba caused concern to some of the country’s Caribbean neighbours and especially to the United States.
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.Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.^ It includes the southern Grenadines, and is located north of Trinidad and Tobago, and south of Saint Vincent.
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Its size is 344 km², with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's. The national bird of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.

Contents

History

1498–1958: Colonization

.The recorded history of Grenada begins in 1498. At the time the indigenous Island Caribs (Kalinago) who lived there called it Camahogne.^ While most of the indigenous Kalinago population retreated to the other islands in 1651, the last 30 Carib warriors in Grenada leapt to their death off Sauteurs cliff, rather than surrender to the French.
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^ Due to the aggressive resistance mounted by the indigenous Carib (Kalinago) population Grenada remained uncolonized by European nations until 1650 when it was claimed by the French.
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^ Grenada's physical beauty is complemented by its rich history and vibrant, living cultural heritage.
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The Spaniards did not permanently settle on Camahogne. .Later the English failed their first settlement attempts, but the French fought and conquered Grenada from the Caribs circa 1650. The French conquest resulted in the genocide of 17th century Caribs from present-day Grenada.^ Due to the aggressive resistance mounted by the indigenous Carib (Kalinago) population Grenada remained uncolonized by European nations until 1650 when it was claimed by the French.
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Warfare also existed between the Caribs of present day Dominica and St. Vincent and the Grenadines with the French invaders.
The French took control of Camahogne and named the new French colony La Grenade. La Grenade prospered as a wealthy French colony; its main export was sugar. The French established a capital known as Fort Royal in 1650 as ordered by Cardinal Richelieu. To wait out harsh hurricanes, the French navy would shelter in the capital's natural harbour. No other French colony had a natural harbour to even compare with that of Fort Royal (later renamed St. George's). .The colony was ceded to the United Kingdom in 1763 by the Treaty of Paris.^ Every person who, on 6th February 1974 is a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies- .
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^ Every person who, having been born in Grenada is on 6th February 1974 a citizen of the United Kingdom and Colonies shall become a citizen of Grenada on 7th February 1974.
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A century later, in 1877 Grenada was made a Crown Colony.[citation needed]

1958–1984: Independence and Revolution

.The island was a province of the short-lived West Indies Federation from 1958 to 1962.
In 1967, Grenada attained the status of “Associated State of the United Kingdom”, which meant that Grenada was now responsible for her own internal affairs, and the UK was responsible for her defence and foreign affairs.
^ This Order, which is made under section 5(4) of the West Indies Act 1967 at the request and with the consent of the Associated State of Grenada, provides a new constitution for Grenada to come into effect upon termination of the status of association of Grenada with the United Kingdom under that Act.
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^ Parliament may alter any of the provisions of this Constitution or of the Courts Order or section 3 of the West Indies Associated States (Appeals to Privy Council) Order 1967(a) in the manner specified in the following provisions of this section.
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^ Supreme Court established by the Courts Order shall be styled the Supreme Court of Grenada and the West Indies Associated States ; references in the Courts Order to the Premier of Grenada shall be construed as references to the Prime Minister of Grenada.
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.Independence was granted in 1974 under the leadership of the then Premier, Sir Eric Matthew Gairy, who became the first Prime Minister of Grenada.^ Independence was granted in 1974 under the leadership of the first Prime Minister, Sir Eric Gairy, making it the second-smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere (after St Kitts and Nevis).
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^ There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers for Grenada which shall consist of the Prime Minister and the other Ministers.
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^ The powers of the Governor-General under this section shall be exercised by him in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister : .
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Civil conflict gradually broke out between Eric Gairy’s government and some opposition parties including the New Jewel Movement (NJM). Gairy’s party won elections in 1976 but the opposition did not accept the result, accusing it of fraudulence. In 1979, the New Jewel Movement under Maurice Bishop launched a paramilitary attack on the government resulting in its overthrow.
The constitution was suspended and Bishop's government ruled subsequently by decree. Cuban presence was welcomed and heavily invested in civic assistance (doctors, teachers, and technicians in the fields of health, literacy, agriculture, and agro-industries) during the ensuing era. Agrarian reforms started by the Gairy government were continued and greatly expanded under the revolutionary government of Maurice Bishop.

Invasion of Grenada by the U.S. and OECS military

Members of the Eastern Caribbean Defence Force during the Invasion of Grenada.
.Some years later a dispute developed between Bishop and certain high-ranking members of the NJM. Though Bishop was cooperating with Cuba and USSR on various trade and foreign policy issues, he sought to maintain a "non-aligned" status.^ Bishop’s socialist policies and cooperation with communist Cuba caused concern to some of the country’s Caribbean neighbours and especially to the United States.
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Bishop had been taking his time making Grenada wholly socialist, encouraging private-sector development in an attempt to make the island a popular tourist destination. .Hard Marxist party members, including Communist Deputy Prime Minister Bernard Coard, deemed Bishop insufficiently revolutionary and demanded that he either step down or enter into a power sharing arrangement.^ In the exercise of his powers to dissolve Parliament, the Governor-General shall act in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister : Provided that- .
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^ The Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister, may appoint Parliamentary Secretaries from among the Senators and members of the House of Representatives to assist Ministers in the performance of their duties : .
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^ The powers of the Governor-General under this section shall be exercised by him in accordance with the advice of the Prime Minister : .
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[citation needed]
.On October 19, 1983, Bernard Coard and his wife Phyllis, backed by the Grenadian Army, led a coup against the government of Maurice Bishop, who was placed under house arrest.^ Provided that two or more government departments may be placed under the supervision of one permanent secretary.
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These actions led to street demonstrations in various parts of the island. Bishop had massive support among the population and was eventually freed by a large demonstration in the capital. .When Bishop attempted to resume power, he was captured and executed by soldiers along with seven others, including government cabinet ministers.^ There shall be a Cabinet of Ministers for Grenada which shall consist of the Prime Minister and the other Ministers.
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^ The Governor-General, acting in accordance with the advice of allocation of the Prime Minister, may, by directions in writing, assign to the Prime Minister or any other Minister responsibility for any business of the Government of Grenada, including the administration of any department of government.
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^ Actual executive power lies with the prime minister, who is usually the leader of the majority group in parliament.
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The Coard regime then put the island under martial law.[citation needed]
After the execution of Bishop, the People's Revolutionary Army formed a military government with General Hudson Austin as chairman. The army declared a four-day total curfew during which it said that anyone leaving their home without approval would be shot on sight.[4]
The overthrow of a moderate government by one which was strongly communist worried U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Of particular concern was the presence of Cuban construction workers and military personnel building a 10,000-foot airstrip on Grenada. Though Bishop had claimed the purpose of the airstrip was to allow commercial jets to land, Reagan believed its purpose was to allow military transport planes loaded with arms from Cuba to be transferred to Central American insurgents.[5]
Also weighing on Reagan was the security of the 800 American medical students enrolled at St. George's School of Medicine in the former British commonwealth. With the post-coup violence and anarchy, martial law, and the shoot-on-sight curfew, Reagan was joined by many of his advisers, as well as much of the American public, in believing that the rescue of the American students was sufficient justification for an invasion.[6]
.On October 25, Grenada was invaded by combined forces from the United States, the Regional Security System (RSS) and Jamaica, in an operation codenamed Operation Urgent Fury.^ Grenada visa for citizens of United States is required for more information please contact the nearest Grenada embassy .
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^ Grenada entry visa is not required for citizens of United States.
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^ Grenada business visa is not required for citizens of United States for a stay up to 90 days.
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The U.S. stated this was done at the behest of Dame Eugenia Charles, of Dominica. .While the Governor-General, Sir Paul Scoon, later stated that he had also requested the invasion, it was highly criticised by the governments of the United Kingdom, Trinidad and Tobago and Canada.^ As a member of the Commonwealth, Grenada’s head of state is the British monarch, represented by a governor-general.
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^ This Order, which is made under section 5(4) of the West Indies Act 1967 at the request and with the consent of the Associated State of Grenada, provides a new constitution for Grenada to come into effect upon termination of the status of association of Grenada with the United Kingdom under that Act.
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^ The Prime Minister shall keep the Governor-General fully informed concerning the general conduct of the government of Grenada and shall furnish the Governor-General with such information as he may request with respect to any particular matter relating to the government of Grenada.
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The United Nations General Assembly condemned it as "a flagrant violation of international law"[7] by a vote of 108 in favor to 9, with 27 abstentions.[8] .The United Nations Security Council considered a similar resolution, which failed to pass when vetoed by the United States.^ The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council Whereas the Associated State of Grenada has, by a resolution passed in the House of Representatives thereof on 12th October 1973 and by a resolution passed in the Senate thereof on 15th October 1973, requested and consented to the making of this Order: .
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After the invasion of the island nation, the pre-revolutionary Grenadan constitution was resumed. Eighteen members of the PRG and the PRA (army) were arrested after the invasion on charges related to the murder of Maurice Bishop and seven others. .The eighteen included the top political leadership of Grenada at the time of the execution as well as the entire military chain of command directly responsible for the operation that led to the executions.^ Subject to the provisions of this Constitution, the executive authority of Grenada may be exercised on behalf of Her Majesty by the Governor-General either directly or through officers subordinate to him.
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Fourteen were sentenced to death, one was found not guilty and three were sentenced to forty-five years in prison. The death sentences were eventually commuted to terms of imprisonment. Those in prison have become known as the Grenada 17.

2000s

In 2000–2002, much of the controversy of the late 1970s and early 1980s was once again brought into the public consciousness with the opening of the truth and reconciliation commission. The commission was chaired by a Roman Catholic priest, Father Mark Haynes, and was tasked with uncovering injustices arising from the PRA, Bishop’s regime, and before. It held a number of hearings around the country. Brother Robert Fanovich, head of Presentation Brothers’ College (PBC) in St. George’s tasked some of his senior students with conducting a research project into the era and specifically into the fact that Maurice Bishop’s body was never discovered. See Maurice Paterson's book, published before this event, called Big Sky Little Bullet. Paterson also uncovered that there was still a lot of resentment in Grenadian society resulting from the era, and a feeling that there were many injustices still unaddressed.
In 2004, after being hurricane-free for forty-nine years, the island was directly hit by Hurricane Ivan (September 7). Ivan struck as a Category 3 hurricane and caused 90 percent of the homes to be damaged or destroyed. The following year, 2005, Hurricane Emily (July 14), a Category 1 hurricane at the time, struck the northern part of the island with 80 kt winds, causing an estimated USD $110 million (EC$ 297 million) worth of damage. This was much less damage than Ivan had caused.[citation needed]
Grenada has recovered with remarkable speed, due to both domestic labour and financing from the world at large and the work done by the New National Party Administration of Dr. Keith Mitchell and his team. By December 2005, 96% of all hotel rooms were to be open for business and to have been upgraded in facilities and strengthened to an improved building code. The agricultural industry and in particular the nutmeg industry suffered serious losses, but that event has begun changes in crop management and it is hoped that as new nutmeg trees gradually mature, the industry will return to its pre-Ivan position as a major supplier in the Western world.[citation needed]
.In April 2007, Grenada jointly hosted (along with several other Caribbean nations) the 2007 Cricket World Cup.^ Grenada is an island nation in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.
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The island's then Prime Minister was at the time CARICOM Representative on cricket and was instrumental in having the World Cup Games brought to the region. After Hurricane Ivan, the government of the People's Republic of China (PRC) paid for the new $40 million national stadium, and provided the aid of over 300 labourers to build and repair it.[9] During the opening ceremony, the anthem of the Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan) was accidentally played instead of the PRC's anthem, leading to the firing of top officials[10][11]

Geography

Map of Grenada
A view of Carriacou. Other Grenadine islands in distance
The island Grenada itself is the largest island; smaller Grenadines are Carriacou, Petit Martinique, Ronde Island, Caille Island, Diamond Island, Large Island, Saline Island, and Frigate Island Most of the population lives on Grenada itself, and major towns there include the capital, St. George’s, Grenville and Gouyave. The largest settlement on the other islands is Hillsborough on Carriacou.
The islands are of volcanic origin with extremely rich soil. Grenada’s interior is very mountainous with Mount St. Catherine being the highest at 2,756 feet (840 m). Several small rivers with beautiful waterfalls flow into the sea from these mountains. The climate is tropical: hot and humid in the rainy season and cooled by the trade winds in the dry season. Grenada, being on the Southern edge of the hurricane belt, has suffered only three hurricanes in fifty years.
Hurricane Janet passed over Grenada on Friday 23 September 1955 with winds of 115 mph, causing severe damage. The most recent storms to hit have been Hurricane Ivan on Tuesday 7 September 2004 causing severe damage and thirty-nine deaths and Hurricane Emily on Thursday 14 July 2005, causing serious damage in Carriacou and in the north of Grenada which had been relatively lightly affected by Hurricane Ivan.

National Icon

National ..... Icon
Dish Oil Down
Animal Ostrich
Symbol Nutmeg
Drink Rum
Sport Cricket
Bird Grenada Dove
Song Grenada May God Bless You
National Pledge Pledge of Allegiance

Parishes

Parishes of Grenada
Grenada is divided into 6 parishes:
  1. Saint Andrew
  2. Saint David
  3. Saint George
  4. Saint John
  5. Saint Mark
  6. Saint Patrick
Carriacou and Petite Martinique, two of the Grenadines, have the status of dependency.

Politics

.As a Commonwealth realm, Queen Elizabeth II is Queen of Grenada and Head of State.^ As a member of the Commonwealth, Grenada’s head of state is the British monarch, represented by a governor-general.
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The Crown is represented by a Governor-General, who is currently Mr. Carlyle Glean. Day-to-day executive power lies with the Head of Government, the Prime Minister. Although appointed by the Governor-General, the Prime Minister is usually the leader of the largest party in the Parliament.
The Parliament consists of a Senate (thirteen members) and a House of Representatives (fifteen members). The senators are appointed by the government and the opposition, while the representatives are elected by the population for five-year terms. With 51% of the votes and eleven seats in the 2008 election, the National Democratic Congress won the July 8, 2008 election. The opposition New National Party won the remaining four seats.
.Grenada is a full and participating member of both the Caribbean Community (CARICOM) and the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS).^ As a member of the Commonwealth, Grenada’s head of state is the British monarch, represented by a governor-general.
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Economy and tourism

Nutmeg fruit in mace.
Economic progress in fiscal reforms and prudent macroeconomic management have boosted annual growth to 5%–6% in 1998–99; the increase in economic activity has been led by construction and trade. Tourist facilities are being expanded; tourism is the leading foreign exchange earner. Major short-term concerns are the rising fiscal deficit and the deterioration in the external account balance. Grenada shares a common central bank and a common currency (the East Caribbean dollar) with seven other members of the Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS)[12]
Grenada is called The Spice Isle because it is a leading producer of several different spices. Cinnamon, cloves, ginger, mace, allspice, orange/citrus peels, wild coffee used by the locals, and especially nutmeg, providing 20% of the world supply, are all important exports. The nutmeg on the nation's flag represents the economic crop of Grenada; the nation is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg (after Indonesia).
Devastation caused by Hurricane Ivan in Grenada.
Tourism is Grenada’s main economic force. .Conventional beach and water-sports tourism is largely focused in the southwest region around St Georges, the airport and the coastal strip; however, ecotourism is growing in significance.^ Coyaba Beach Resort (All Inclusive) The resort is situated on the Southwest of Grenada, 5 miles from the historical capital, St. George's, and 3 miles from the Point Salines International Airport.
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^ The pretty capital city of St. George is only a 10-minute drive away and it's only around 6 km to Point Saline Airport.
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^ The vibrant capital, St George's, is just 6.5 km from the hotel as is the international airport.
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Most of these small ecofriendly guesthouses are located in the Saint David and Saint John parishes. .You will find a lot of different accommodations from luxury like the Spice Island Beach Resort to small cottages resorts like Mango Bay Cottages.The tourism industry is increasing dramatically with the construction of a large cruise ship pier and esplanade.^ If you are able to tour the islands, you will find a stop at Carriacou well worth your while.
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^ It is a volcanic island, covered with fragrant spice trees and rare tropical flowers, bordered by stunning beaches, and dotted with cascading rivers and waterfalls.
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Up to 4 cruise ships per day were visiting St. Georges in 2007–8 during the cruise ship season.
The island has also pioneered the cultivation of organic cocoa which is also processed into finished bars by the Grenada Chocolate Company.
Tourism is concentrated in the southwest of the island, around St. Georges, Grand Anse, Lance Aux Epines, and Point Salines. .Grenada has many idyllic beaches around its coastline including the 3 km long Grand Anse Beach in St George's which is considered to be one of the finest beaches in the world, and often appears in countdowns of the world's top 10 beaches.^ It is not much further to Grand Anse beach.
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^ Blue Horizons Garden Resort This resort is located on the south west coast of Granada and is less than 300 m from the world famous Grande Anse beach.
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^ Coyaba Beach Resort (All Inclusive) The resort is situated on the Southwest of Grenada, 5 miles from the historical capital, St. George's, and 3 miles from the Point Salines International Airport.
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[13]
Grenada is linked to the world through the Maurice Bishop International Airport and the St. George’s harbour. International flights connect with other Caribbean islands, the United States, and Europe. There is also a daily fast ferry service between St. George’s and Hillsborough. Beginning in October, 2009, new passenger ferry service between Grenada, Barbados, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, and Trinidad provided by Grenada-based BEDY Ocean Line is scheduled to begin.

International rankings

Organization Survey Ranking
United Nations Development Programme Human Development Index 74 out of 182

Demographics

A majority of the citizens are descendants of the African slaves brought by the English and French, few of the indigenous Carib and Arawak population survived the French purge at Sauteurs. A small percentage of descendants of East Indian indentured workers were brought to Grenada mainly from the North Indian states of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh between Friday 1 May 1857–Saturday 10 January 1885. There is also a small community of French and English descendants. The rest of the population is of mixed descent.
A school on the beach
.Grenada, like many of the Caribbean islands is subject to a large amount of migration, with a large number of young people wanting to leave the island to seek life elsewhere.^ Grenada is an island nation in the southeastern Caribbean Sea.
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With just 110,000 people living in Grenada, estimates and census data suggest that there are at least that number of Grenadian-born people in other parts of the Caribbean (such as Barbados and Trinidad) and at least that number again in First World countries. .Popular migration points for Grenadians further north include New York City, Toronto, the United Kingdom (London and Yorkshire predominantly — see Grenadians in the UK) and sometimes Montreal, or as far south as Australia.^ It includes the southern Grenadines, and is located north of Trinidad and Tobago, and south of Saint Vincent.
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This means that probably around a third of those born in Grenada still live there.
The official language, English, is used in the government, but Grenadian Creole is considered the lingua franca of the island. French Patois (Antillean Creole) is still spoken by about 10%–20% the population. Some Hindi/Bhojpuri terms are still spoken amongst the Indian descendants, mostly those pertaining to the kitchen; such as aloo, geera, karela, seim, chownkay, and baylay. The term bhai, which means 'brother' or 'partner' in Hindi, is a common form of greeting amongst Indo-Grenadians males of equal status.

Religion

Religion in Grenada
religion percent
Christianity
  
99.8%
Roman Catholic
  
53%
Anglican
  
13.8%
Other Protestant
  
33%
Rastafarian/Spiritist
  
1.3%
Hinduism
  
0.7%
Islam
  
0.3%
Buddhism
  
0.2%
Baha'is
  
0.2%

Aside from a marginal community of Rastafarians living in Grenada, nearly all are mainstream Christians[citation needed], about half of them Roman Catholics; Anglicanism is the largest Protestant denomination with Presbyterian and Seventh Day Adventist taking up the remainder. Most Churches have denomination-based schools but are open to all. There is a small Muslim population mostly from Gujarati Indian immigrants who came many years ago and set up some merchant shops. Grenada is a very Religious country.

Culture

1965 carnival
Although French influence on Grenadian culture is much less visible than on other Caribbean islands, surnames and place names in French remain, and the every day language is laced with French words and the local dialect or Patois. Stronger French influence is found in the well seasoned spicy food and styles of cooking similar to those found in New Orleans and some French architecture has survived from the 1700s. .Island culture is heavily influenced by the African roots of most of the Grenadians but Indian influence is also seen with dhal puri, rotis, Indian sweets, and curries in the cuisine.^ While largely absorbed into the overall population culturally and otherwise, some East Indian influence can still be noted, especially in the local cuisine.
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The "oildown" is considered to be the national dish. The phrase "oil-down" refers to a dish cooked in coconut milk until all the milk is absorbed, leaving a bit of coconut oil in the bottom of the pot. Early recipes call for a mixture of salted pigtail, pigs feet (trotters), salt beef and chicken, dumplings made from flour, provision: breadfruit, green banana, yam and potatoes. Callaloo leaves are some times used to retain the steam and for extra flavour.
This dish is a common tradition at family and other gatherings at the beach, There is a modest debate in the West Indies about the origin of this dish, with some experts attributing it to other islands like Barbados or Trinidad & Tobago.[citation needed]
Foods aren’t the only important aspect of Grenadian culture. Music, dance, and festivals are also extremely important. Soca, calypso, and reggae set the mood for Grenada's annual Carnival activities. Over the years Rap music became famous among Grenadian youths and there have been numerous young rappers emerging in the islands underground rap scene for eg. Red Shield Recordz. Zouk is also being slowly introduced onto the island. .The islanders’ African heritage plays an influential role in many aspects of Grenada’s culture.^ Grenada's physical beauty is complemented by its rich history and vibrant, living cultural heritage.
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As with other islands from the Caribbean, cricket is the national and most popular sport and is an intrinsic part of Grenadian culture.
An important aspect of Grenadian culture is the tradition of story telling, with folk tales bearing both African and French influences. The character, Anancy, a spider god who is a trickster, originated in West Africa and is prevalent on other Caribbean islands as well. French influence can be seen in La Diablesse, a well-dressed she-devil, and Ligaroo (from Loup Garoux), a werewolf.

See also

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Bibliography

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Capital St. George's
Government Constitutional monarchy with Westminster-style parliament
Currency East Caribbean dollar (XCD)
Area 344 km2
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.Grenada [1] is a group of three larger islands (Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique) and several tiny islands in the Caribbean, or West Indies.^ Grenada lies at the southern end of the Windward Islands and comprises three sister islands: Grenada, Carriacou, and Petit Martinique.
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^ Letter: Carriacou and Petite Martinique in 2010 .
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^ The island of Grenada is the largest; Carriacou and Petit Martinique are smaller.
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.It lies just northeast of Trinidad and Tobago, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.^ To the north lie St. Vincent and the Grenadines and to the south lie Trinidad and Tobago.
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^ Maarten villas St. Thomas, USVI villas St. Vincent & the Grenadines villas Tortola, BVI villas Trinidad and Tobago villas Turks and Caicos villas Virgin Gorda, BVI villas Villa Rental Home Page .
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^ De eilandengroep ligt in het Carabisch gebied ten noorden van Trinidad en Tobago en ten zuiden van de Grenadines.
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.It is famous for spices and is known as the "Spice Isle", being a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon, and cocoa.^ Grenada´s fertile volcanic soil has always been exploited for agricultural purposes, initially for sugar production, but later more importance was given to the production of all kinds of spices, from nutmeg, allspice, clove, cinnamon and ginger to bay leaves and tumeric.
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^ Grenada, known as the Spice Isle because of its production of nutmeg and mace, is the largest at 310 square kilometers, or about the size of Detroit.

  • Grenada - By far the largest island, where most of the nation's people live.
  • Carriacou - The second largest island, home to the town of Hillsborough.
  • Petit Martinique - A distant third-largest island, limited tourist facilities.
  • St. George's - national capital
  • Grand Anse - main tourist area
  • Gouyave - capital of the St. John district
  • Sauteurs - capital of the St. Patrick district
  • Grenville - capital of the St. Andrew district
  • Hillsborough - main town of Carriacou
Map of Grenada
Map of Grenada
Seven Sister Waterfalls
Seven Sister Waterfalls
Morne Rouge Beach
Morne Rouge Beach
  • Belmont Estate Located in St Patrick only an hour’s scenic drive from the island’s capital, St. George, Belmont Estate is a unique and authentic 17th century plantation that offers guests an opportunity to participate in and observe the workings of a fully functional historic plantation. Belmont Estate has forged a strategic alliance with the The Grenada Chocolate Company [2], to make the world's finest dark organic chocolate. .The Grenada Chocolate Company and Belmont Estate are a members of the Grenada Organic Cocoa Farmers Co-operative Society Ltd., that grow organic cocoa to make the product.^ The collapse of the sugar estates and the introduction of nutmeg and cocoa encouraged the development of smaller land holdings, and the island developed a land-owning yeoman farmer class.

    ^ David's Harbor is the home of Grenada Marine, a haul out and growing maintenance company.

    The co-operative consists of about twelve farmers that have received organic certification through the German certifying company Ceres.
  • Grand Etang Nature Reserve is in St. Andrew and is famous for its Craterlake.
  • Mt. .Qua Qua is a mountan within the Grand Etang Nature Reserve.
  • Mt.^ Other significant sights include Grand Etang Lake, where hikers will discover a crater lake surrounded by a lush tropical forest which is part of a nature reserve with stunning scenery.
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    St. Catherine
    is with 840 metres (2756 feet) the highest mountain in Grenada.
  • Mt. Roy named after the legendary, black anthropologist and Grenadian national hero Roy Fearon.
  • Concord Waterfalls are 3 Waterfalls in St. John.
  • Annandale Waterfall in the St. George district.
  • Mt. Carmel Waterfall is the highest Waterfall in Grenada.
  • Seven Sister Waterfalls is a group of 7 Waterfalls close to the Grand Etang Nature Reserve in St. Andrew
  • Honeymoon Waterfall is secluded in the rain forest close to the Seven Sister Waterfalls.
  • River Antoine Rum Distillery is the oldest Rum Factory in western hemisphere and still operating with a water wheel.
  • Clark's Court Distillery is in St. George district and famous for its products.
  • Dougladston Estate is the oldest Spice Plantagen in Grenada close to Gouyave.
  • Gouyave Nutmeg Factory one of the "must do" in Grenada the "spice island".
  • Carib's Leap a historic place in the north of the island where the last Carib Indians jumped from a high cliff.
  • Grand Anse Beach the most famous beach in Grenada and the main tourist area.
  • Morne Rouge Bay one of the most beautiful beaches in Grenada. (close to the Grand Anse)
  • Levera Beach nice secluded Beach in the north of Grenada with view of the Grenadiens.
  • Bathway Beach a famous beach in the north of Grenada with a save nature pool.
  • Black Bay Beach secluded black beach on the west coast of Grenada (close to the Concord Waterfalls)
  • Fort George´s above the main town St. George´s with beautiful view of the town and the Carenage.
  • Fort Frederick high above the sea with oustanding views of St. George´s, Grand Anse, Grand Etang and the southern part of the island.
  • Marketplace nice caribbean market with newly renovated spice market hall in St. George's
  • Bay Garden a tropical Garden with a rain forest style. (in St. Paul`s)
  • '"St. George's University'" The School of Medicine opened in 1976 and is famous for its involvement in the U.S. invasion in 1983. The True Blue campus features breathtaking panoramic views of the island and is ideal for sunset viewing. Black Sand Beach is unique for its namesake igneous sand and is a beautiful place to see waves crashing against rocky outcroppings.

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History

.Christopher Columbus discovered Grenada in 1498. The island was already inhabited by the Carib Indians, who had migrated from the South American mainland, killing or enslaving the peaceful Arawaks who where already inhabitants here.^ Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century.
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^ HISTORY Before the arrival of Europeans, Carib Indians who had driven the more peaceful Arawaks from the island inhabited Grenada.

^ HISTORY Before the arrival of Europeans, Grenada was inhabited by Carib Indians who had driven the more peaceful Arawaks from the island.

The Amerindians called their island Camerhogue, but Columbus renamed it Concepción. .However, passing Spanish sailors found its lush green hills so evocative of Andalusia that they rejected this name in favor of Granada.^ The origin of the name "Grenada" is obscure, but it is likely that Spanish sailors renamed the island for the city of Granada.
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^ The origin of the name "Grenada" is obscure but it is likely that Spanish sailors renamed the island for the city of Granada.

Over the centuries, although control of the island passed from France to Britain (and briefly back to France again), the name endured with just the slightest of alterations, changing from "Granada" to "La Grenade" to "Grenada".
.The French were the first to settle Grenada.^ The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves.
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.Legend holds that in 1652 the last of the defending Caribs rather than be ruled by the French, threw themselves into the sea from a spot that was christened Le Morne des Sauteurs, and is known today as Leapers' Hill.^ After several skirmishes with the Caribs, the French brought in reinforcements from Martinique and defeated the Caribs, the last of whom leaped into the sea rather than surrender.

^ Disruptions in supply are the exception rather than the rule now.

^ Barbados lies east of the Windwards and is characterized by lowlands, plains, and rolling hills rather than the mountainous terrain of the Windwards.

.Exploited first for indigo (hence the name "True Blue"), and later for sugar production, the island prospered and, like many others in the Caribbean, attracted the attention of the British.^ The origin of the name "Grenada" is obscure but it is likely that Spanish sailors renamed the island for the city of Granada.

^ Like many thousands of others of his generation, he answered the call unhesitatingly.

^ Others were evacuated from Campus True Blue to Point Salines, from where they were flown out directly to the USA aboard the transport aircraft.
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.Captured by Admiral George Rodney in 1762, near the end of the European Seven Years' War (1756-63), Grenada reverted to French rule from 1779 until 1783 when the island was restored to Britain by the Treaty of Versailles.^ Although the French regained control in 1779, the island was restored to Britain in 1783 by the Treaty of Versailles.

^ The island remained under French control until its capture by the British in 1762, during the Seven Years' War.

^ Although the French regained control in 1779, the Treaty of Versailles restored the island to Britain in 1783.

.The inhabitants' loyalties remained divided between the two European powers for many years, as illustrated by Fedon's Rebellion of 1795. In the course of this violent episode, a group of rebels under the command of the mulatto General Julien Fedon, and inspired by the rhetoric of the French Revolution wreaked havoc on the island and its British settlers in an unsuccessful attempt to reunite with France.^ Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century.
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^ Partly because of the Caribs, Grenada remained un-colonized for more than 100 years after its discovery; early English efforts to settle the island were unsuccessful.

^ In 1875 the governor of Barbados attempted to implement a British proposal calling for a Windward Islands confederation.

.From 1784 until its independence in 1974, Grenada remained a member of the British Empire, passing through various stages of colonial status and multiple associations with other regional states.^ After centuries of rule by France and then the United Kingdom, Grenada obtained independence in 1974.
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^ This Order, which is made under section 5(4) of the West Indies Act 1967 at the request and with the consent of the Associated State of Grenada, provides a new constitution for Grenada to come into effect upon termination of the status of association of Grenada with the United Kingdom under that Act.
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^ Britain overcame a pro-French revolt in 1795, and Grenada remained British for the remainder of the colonial period.

.In 1967, Grenada became an "Associated State of Great Britain" within the British Commonwealth.^ The Treaty of Paris formally ceded Grenada to Great Britain in 1763.

^ The United States reacted to the bloody coup in Grenada within two weeks.
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^ This Order, which is made under section 5(4) of the West Indies Act 1967 at the request and with the consent of the Associated State of Grenada, provides a new constitution for Grenada to come into effect upon termination of the status of association of Grenada with the United Kingdom under that Act.
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.With this, the island nation gained control of its internal affairs, while the government of Britain continued to control external matters.^ In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs.
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^ Although the French regained control in 1779, the island was restored to Britain in 1783 by the Treaty of Versailles.

^ Although the French regained control in 1779, the Treaty of Versailles restored the island to Britain in 1783.

.Early in the twentieth century, it produced one of the region's outstanding leaders, T. Albert Marryshow.^ These differences prevented the establishment in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries of a common government along the lines found in the Leeward Islands.

.His Representative Government Association, which inspired similar movements in other Windward Islands states and in Trinidad, did much to encourage the liberalization of British rule in the Caribbean.^ During its more recent history, it was divided in the 1970s and 1980s by conflict between a revolutionary government loyal to socialist/communist states on one side and the U.S. with an alliance of Caribbean states on the other.
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^ The three main islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela.
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^ In 1885 Barbados withdrew from the government of the Windward Islands, leaving St. Lucia, St. Vincent, and Grenada with a nominal governor (Dominica had left earlier).

It is ironic that the achievement in 1950 of universal adult suffrage, long a goal of Marryshow's, led directly to his displacement in Grenadian political life by a new figure, Eric Matthew Gairy. .Whereas Marryshow had been a man of the middle class, Gairy and his Grenada United Labour Party (GULP) appealed to the lower class, the peasantry.^ Nicholas Brathwaite added two TNP members and one member of the Grenada United Labor Party (GULP) to create a 10-seat majority coalition.

^ Brathwaite's NDC captured seven seats, but the Grenada United Labour Party won four seats and Mitchells New National Party got the other two.

^ Jones The National Party won just two of 15 seats in Grenada's lower house.

.Suddenly empowered by the vote, Gairy's supporters swept him to the leadership of the Legislative Council in 1951; he dominated the island's politics for almost three decades.^ Baptiste is now the political leader of the GULP, Gairy's once formidable outfit, but much of whose support has shifted and split between the NNP and the NDC. .

.The most successful electoral challenge to Gairy between 1951 and 1979 was posed by Herbert Blaize's Grenada National Party (GNP) in 1961, mainly on the issue of union with Trinidad and Tobago (the "unitary state" proposal).^ A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Grenada between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
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^ Brathwaite's NDC captured seven seats, but the Grenada United Labour Party won four seats and Mitchells New National Party got the other two.

^ Prime Minister of Grenada Dr Keith Mitchell and Minister Elvin Nimrod enjoy a moment at the New National Partys rally two weeks ago.

Again reflecting the Grenadian penchant for looking outward for support and viability, the GNP campaigned on a platform urging acceptance of the Trinidadian offer of union. .Although Blaize's party won the election, it subsequently lost a large measure of prestige and credibility when Trinidad failed to follow through on the proposal.^ The New National Party (NNP) led by Herbert Blaize won 14 out of 15 seats in free and fair elections and formed a democratic government.

^ The New National Party (NNP), led by Herbert Blaize, won 14 out of 15 seats in free and fair elections and formed a democratic government.

The GNP's fall from grace paved the way for the return of Gairy, who has never tired of the role of political savior of his country. .Complete independence was achieved in 1974, with significant opposition, under the leadership of the late Sir Eric Gairy -- a charismatic and controversial figure who had been in the public eye since the early 1950s.^ Independence was granted in 1974 under the leadership of the first Prime Minister, Sir Eric Gairy, making it the second-smallest independent country in the Western Hemisphere (after St Kitts and Nevis).
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^ Grenada Government Grenada has been an independent state within the Commonwealth of Nations since 1974.

^ Sir Eric Gairy was Grenada's first prime minister.

.In 1979, an attempt was made to set up a socialist/communist state in Grenada.^ When it was discovered that the enemy had set up runway obstacles, a decision was made to have them parachute (in some cases with double loads) from 500 feet altitude.
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^ Once the purchaser has agreed to buy, and the vendor have agreed to sell, a legal contract has to be drawn up by a lawyer in Grenada, which provides for a deposit to be made to secure the property.

^ This article was said to be from the US correspondent at the USSR Foreign Ministry Press Center Grenada , Kuvshinnikov attempted to set up a parallel between the WWII Nazi death camps with their human experiments and the US invasion of Grenada .
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.Four years later, at the request of the Governor General, the United States, Jamaica, and the Eastern Caribbean States intervened militarily.^ They were assisted in part by members of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), specifically Barbados, Jamaica, Antigua, Dominica, St Lucia and St Vincent.
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^ After the United States-Caribbean military intervention of October 1983 that deposed the short-lived Revolutionary Military Council established by Bernard Coard and General Hudson Austin of the People's Revolutionary Army (PRA), the Constitution of 1973 was brought back into force by Governor General Paul Scoon.

^ A U.S.-Caribbean force landed on Grenada on October 25, 1983 in response to an appeal from the Governor General and to a request for assistance from the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States.

.Launching their now famous "rescue mission", the allied forces restored order, and in December of 1984 a general election re-established democratic government.^ Eventually the island was liberated and order restored, and in 1984 a general election re-established democratic government.
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^ In this Schedule- "the Constitution" means the Constitution set out in Schedule 2 to this Order ; "the existing Constitution" means the Constitution in force immediately before the commencement of this Order ; "the former Council" means the Legislative Council established by the former Orders ; "the former Orders" means the Orders mentioned in Schedule 1 to the Grenada Constitution Order 1967.
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^ Grenada's constitution had been suspended in 1979 by the PRG, but it was restored after the 1984 elections.

.The last 23 years have been a peaceful, democratic and fruitful back to normal existence, which has included many new building structures and vastly improved infrastructure.^ The electricity system is vastly improved from what it was up to 20 years ago.

^ During this time the white power structure takes back all of the promises they had made in response to the march, including de-segregation.
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^ The weak Windwards structure lasted until 1956; its members were absorbed the following year in the ill-fated West Indies Federation.

Climate

Average temperatures range from 24°C/ 75°F to 30°C/ 87°F, tempered by the steady and cooling trade winds. .The lowest temperatures occur between January and April.^ The lowest temperatures occur between November and February.
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The driest season is between January and May. .Even during the rainy season, from June to December, it rarely rains for more than an hour at a time and generally not every day.^ Grenada is characterized by a tropical climate that is hot and humid during the rainy season and cooled by trade winds during the dry season.
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^ Description: Ths morning sun greets you over the lake each morning and streams in to warm each room during the day...beautiful views from every .
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^ During their ten-hours long flight, the transports had to be refueled two times in the air from Boeing KC-135s.
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Get in

.A valid passport and return or onward ticket is required.^ ENTRY / EXIT REQUIREMENTS: All Americans traveling by air outside of the United States are required to present a passport or other valid travel document to enter the United States.
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.Visas are not required from citizens of the USA, Canada, United Kingdom and its dependencies, British Commonwealth countries, Caribbean countries (except Cuba), Venezuela, European Community countries and their dependencies, Norway, Japan, and Israel.^ Citizens and residents of the United States (holding a Green Card or any valid long-term U.S. visa except B1/B2) can submit Ethiopia visa application online.
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^ Citizens and residents of the United States (holding a Green Card or any valid long-term U.S. visa except B1/B2) can submit Uzbekistan visa application online.
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^ Citizens and residents of the United States (holding a Green Card or any valid long-term U.S. visa except B1/B2) can submit Kenya visa application online.
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.Commonwealth of Independent States such as Russia and the Ukraine and the Baltic States such as Estonia and Latvia, and other eastern European countries such as Hungary, Romania and Slovenia are required to purchase a tourist visa on arrival in Grenada and costs EC$ 25. Duty Free Allowances - Personal items, one quart in total wines and spirits, half-pound tobacco or 50 cigars or 200 cigarettes.^ Grenada is called the "Spice Island" because it produces one-third of the world's nutmeg, which is why locals were calling the team's arrival today in Washington the "Spice Invasion."
  • USATODAY.com - Grenada adding spice to big mismatch vs. U.S. 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ HISTORY Before the arrival of Europeans, Grenada was inhabited by Carib Indians who had driven the more peaceful Arawaks from the island.
  • Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.onlinelearning.net [Source type: Original source]
  • Grenada Visa Application - Tourist Visas, Business Visas, Expedited Visas - Grenada Page 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.travisa.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ For the purposes of this Constitution, a person shall not be regarded as holding an office by reason only of the fact that he is in receipt of a pension or other like allowance.
  • Grenada: Constitution, 1973 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC pdba.georgetown.edu [Source type: Original source]

No restrictions on the amount of money that can be brought in. Restricted items are fruits, vegetables, meat, soil, illegal drugs, firearms and ammunition.

By plane

.Point Salines International Airport (IATA: GND)(ICAO: TGPY) is on the main island of Grenada, located on a peninsula in the extreme southwest corner.^ The U.S. Embassy is located on the main road to L’Anse aux Epines after the Christian Scientist Church, and is approximately 15 minutes from the Point Salines International Airport.
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^ The three main islands of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique are located in the eastern Caribbean at the southern extremity of the Windward Islands, only 100 miles north of Venezuela.
  • Grenada Beach House, Bed and Breakfast Cheap Hotel Guest House Accommodation 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.bedandbreakfasts.carib.com [Source type: General]

^ Coyaba Beach Resort (All Inclusive) The resort is situated on the Southwest of Grenada, 5 miles from the historical capital, St. George's, and 3 miles from the Point Salines International Airport.
  • Grenada Vacations - Grenada Vacations Packages and All-inclusive Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.beachdestinations.com [Source type: General]

It is about 4 miles from the capital of St. George's. .British Airways, American Eagle, American Airlines, Monarch, Air Canada (dry season only), Virgin Atlantic (UK), Liat, Air Jamaica, Condor (Germany), Sky Service (toronto) and Conviasa (VE)(from Porlamar, Margarita) provide direct service to Grenada; connections can be made on Liat via Trinidad and Barbados, and also from Barbados via SVG Airlines.^ SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES: Since 2007, the local air carrier, LIAT, has significantly reduced flights into and out of Grenada.
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^ The information below concerning Grenada is provided for general reference only, and may not be totally accurate in a particular location or circumstance.
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^ Holidays in Grenada - British Airways Skip to main content british airways logo and site links .

Grenada Cruise Ship Terminal
Grenada Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Many cruise ships dock in or near St. George's between October and May. A large cruise ship terminal was completed in 2005, allowing up to 4 ships to be docked at once. The terminal "mall" houses numerous shops, some typical for Caribbean cruises, a few unique to the island.
.Private moorings for yachts are available all around the island.^ There’s a yacht moored over in the lee of Sandy Island; I believe it is waiting for a good wind.
  • Grenada - Local Reports (Caribbean Hurricane Network) 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC stormcarib.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Osprey Lines Limited, Tel: (473) 440-8126, [3]. Ferry service between the islands of Granada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique via
  • Charters of various sizes and crews can be found by inquiring at hotels or the Grenada Yacht Club in St. George's.

Get around

.In towns, walking is viable, though often strenuous on hills in the hot sun.^ No, I did not walk all the way back, the 45 minute walk to the parade was quite enough walking for one day in the hot sun.

Use care to avoid vehicle traffic on narrow streets with narrow or no sidewalks.
Most of the travel in and around St. George's is by taxis and minibuses. To hail a taxi, one must simply be standing on a street corner. The independently owned, but government licensed, cars and vans will stop and ask if one wants a ride. Some standard fares include EC$30 from the airport to St. George's and EC$25-$40 for trips from most hotels to the various dining spots around the city.
Buses in Grenada are the standardized form of transportation. .They are vans that hold between 15-19 people, and they have route numbers and signs on them.^ We are holding our nightly mass meeting in Bellflower and the police surround the church, arresting people on warrants as they try to leave.
  • Grenada Mississippi, 1966 Civil Rights Movement 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.crmvet.org [Source type: Original source]

In town, there are designated bus stops, however, once you leave town, you can signal a stop by either knocking on the wall or pressing the stop button. .Conductors and drivers are always very friendly, so do not hesitate to ask them where you should stop.^ Help in Destination Your friendly Sunwing destination representative is available in Grenada should you require assistance.
  • Grenada Travel Guide- Travel reviews map�s and guides-Grenada travel information-Sunwing Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC sunwing.ca [Source type: General]

.Bus fares vary between EC$2.50-10.00 depending on the distance.^ Fee: EC $2.50 for a Decree Nisi and EC $1.00 for a Decree Absolute.
  • Grenada Reciprocity Schedule 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: News]

^ Fee: EC $10.00 Anglican, $5.00 Catholic and others.
  • Grenada Reciprocity Schedule 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: News]

^ Fee: EC $10.00 .
  • Grenada Reciprocity Schedule 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: News]

They are lively trips, with great music and a nice breeze.
.Car rentals are available, with rates of US$50 - US$75 per day.^ Rates for men were $1.85 (EC$5.00) per hour, and for women $1.75 (EC$4.75) per hour; however, if a female worker performed the same task as a man, her rate of pay was the same.
  • Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: Original source]

.With a valid license from your home country you will qualify for a temporary Grenada license which can be obtained from any police station for a fee of EC$30. Drive on the left and make frequent use of the car's horn when coming around the numerous blind corners in the mountains.^ We offer virtual Grenada Calling Card that you can use to make PINless calls from any phone, your home, office, campus dorm or even your cell phone, and you do not need to cancel your current home long distance phone service or change wireless provider.

^ If you have any information about the custom requirements of Kenya that could be helpful to others, please use this form to post your comments.
  • Embassy of Kenya in Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC kenya.visahq.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There is a big concrete house coming up around every corner like mushrooms after rain, to me that is a sign of confidence.

Water taxis are another means of getting around.

Talk

.English is spoken throughout the country with a Grenadian accent that can sometimes be confused for a different language.^ General Information Grenada - Consular Info Sheet Living languages of Grenada So, you think that English is the only language spoken in Grenada?

However, it is in fact English! .French Patois used to be the dialect language spoken within Grenada, but it only remains within the older generations and in scattered pockets.^ English is the official language; few people still speak French patois, though there has been a recent resurgence of interest in re-learning the language.
  • Grenada (05/09) 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A French creole language called patois continued to be spoken in the late 1980s among much of the rural population of both islands.

^ Britain overcame a pro-French revolt in 1795, and Grenada remained British for the remainder of the colonial period.
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  • Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.virtualsources.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Most Grenadians only know a few words.
Nutmeg
Nutmeg
.Nutmeg is Grenada's cash crop, so be sure to bring some home in some form - whole, jam, jelly, syrup, Nutmed (medicinal ointment).^ The nutmeg on the nation's flag represents the economic crop of Grenada; the nation is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg (after Indonesia).
  • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

In addition, you can purchase nutmeg flavored ice cream, which has an unusual flavor that is difficult to find elsewhere. .Due to Hurricane Ivan in September of 2004, over 90% of Grenada's nutmeg crop was destroyed, but thankfully, you'll now see an abundance around the market, town, and tourist shops.^ LaSource resort on Pink Gin Beach, closed for almost three years due to Hurricane Ivan in 2004, plans to reopen on or about Dec.
  • WhereToStay.com: Grenada Villas, Hotels and Resorts with reviews. 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wheretostay.com [Source type: General]

^ The nutmeg on the nation's flag represents the economic crop of Grenada; the nation is the world’s second largest producer of nutmeg (after Indonesia).
  • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

^ Now you're going to see a show ," Sheriff Suggs Ingram tells Jack Nelson of the "Los Angeles Times."
  • Grenada Mississippi, 1966 Civil Rights Movement 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.crmvet.org [Source type: Original source]

Other fine spices include mace and cinnamon.
To bring herbs/spices back to the U.S. (and several other countries), they need to be within properly sealed containers. Most responsible sellers offer them so packaged, but check to be sure.
Real vanilla is a steal in the markets, sometimes it can be found for as little as $1US for a 1/2 litre bottle. The concentration of the fluid does vary, but in its pure form there is a noticeable (and very pleasant) difference from the vanilla extract that most North Americans are used to. You might also look for dried vanilla beans (in pod)...an essential to a full range of kitchen herbs/spices.
For liquor (rum), see "Drink" below.
.The large crise ship pier outside the main harbor offers a small, enclosed, "duty-free" mall.^ The CET aims to facilitate economic growth through intra-regional trade by offering duty-free trade among CARICOM members and duties on goods imported from outside CARICOM. .

It has several shops (and food outlets) offering both local items and those typically for cruise passengers. .Prices on local products may be at a slight premium to stores elsewhere on the island.^ Operation Urgent Fury in Grenada provides a classic example of a product that was effective in a local target audience but had unintended blowback elsewhere.
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^ Transactions involving such products may be illegal under local law.
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  • Aquarium Restaurant & Bar [4] located at Point Salines and is famous for its Sunday BBQ - great location on the beach.
  • Bananas Restaurant is in True Blue and caters to every budget and taste.^ The U.S. Embassy is located on the main road to L’Anse aux Epines after the Christian Scientist Church, and is approximately 15 minutes from the Point Salines International Airport.
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    ^ Blue Horizons Garden Resort This resort is located on the south west coast of Granada and is less than 300 m from the world famous Grande Anse beach.
    • Grenada Vacations - Grenada Vacations Packages and All-inclusive Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.beachdestinations.com [Source type: General]

    ^ True Blue Bay Resort Located on the beautiful waters of True Blue Bay on Grenada's Caribbean south coast, it is just a short distance to the best golden sand beaches, waterfront restaurants, shopping centres, banks and the airport.
    • Grenada Vacations - Grenada Vacations Packages and All-inclusive Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.beachdestinations.com [Source type: General]

    .Whether you looking for a cheeseburger in paradise or steak and lobster you are sure to find it at this restaurant and bar; economically priced and packed with fun.^ There you will find a freshwater pool, hammocks, lounge chairs, self-service bar more--> .
    • WhereToStay.com: Grenada Villas, Hotels and Resorts with reviews. 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wheretostay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ As a friendly reminder, make sure that you have packed your flight documents, medication, or any articles that you must have with you at all times in your carry-on luggage.
    • Grenada Travel Guide- Travel reviews map�s and guides-Grenada travel information-Sunwing Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC sunwing.ca [Source type: General]

    .For the more adventuresome, stay and dance the night away in the state of the art club.^ However, like that operation, the United States military studied the problems, published the lessons learned, and came away with a leaner and more efficient Special Operations force.
    • United States PSYOP in Grenada - Operation Urgent Fury 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    [5]
  • Coconut Restaurant & Bar is located at the Grand Anse Beach
  • Beach House Restaurant & Bar is located at Point Salines.
  • The Red Crab in Lance Aux Epines on the main road and has a fabulous menu.
  • Patrick's Restaurant, St. George's, Tel: 473-440 0364 on the Lagoon Road across from Port Louis offers a wonderful tapas-like presentation of island cuisine. .[6]
  • The Spice Land Mall in Grand Anse has a food court that includes a local fruit smoothie stand, a Chinese restaurant and a Mediterranean/Middle Eastern restaurant
  • Marquis Complex in Grand Anse with Nick´s Donut World, Carib Sushi and Le Boulangerie (a pizza restaurant)
  • De La Grenade [7] manufacturer of nutmeg products including liqueur, syrup, pepper sauce, jams and jellies.
  • Grenada Chocolate Factory [8] produces organic dark chocolate with vintage machinery run by solar power.^ Grenada, formerly a British territory in the British West Indies , is called The Spice Isle because it is a leading producer of several different spices.
    • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

    ^ A visit to the island must include a tour to the Grand Turk and the Crater Lake, the rum distillery, Caribs leap, Sioux Falls and a spice factory.
    • Grenada Vacations - Grenada Vacations Packages and All-inclusive Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.beachdestinations.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Blue Horizons Garden Resort This resort is located on the south west coast of Granada and is less than 300 m from the world famous Grande Anse beach.
    • Grenada Vacations - Grenada Vacations Packages and All-inclusive Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.beachdestinations.com [Source type: General]

    You should be able to find the colorfully packaged bars in stores throughout the island and at the duty-free shop at the airport. .Tours of the factory itself are also very interesting.
  • Dodgy Dock Restaurant & Lounge Bar, True Blue Bay Resort (True Blue near SGU), 473 443 8783, [9].^ Blue Bay Resorts .

    7AM to 11PM. Waterfront dining, popular lunch spot and a celebrated sunset and night-time hot spot. Caribbean and Mexican food, daily happy hour 5PM Seasonal live Caribbean music Tues, Fri, Sat. Exotic tropical cocktails $$.  .'eat', 'Grenada');return false;" title="click to edit Dodgy Dock Restaurant & Lounge Bar">edit
  • Petite Anse Hotel Restaurant & Bar, Sauteurs (North of the island), 473 442 5252, [10].^ The Monmot Hotel is located in the prestigious area of L'anse Aux Epines in the southern tip of Grenada.
    • WhereToStay.com: Grenada Villas, Hotels and Resorts with reviews. 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.wheretostay.com [Source type: General]

    ^ On the leeward side of the island, the weather conditions are usually ideal, and hotels, restaurants and vendors surround the beach.
    • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

    ^ The students scattered to different universities to finish their training, but Dr. Siegel enjoyed the hospitality and friendliness of the people of Grenada and ultimately returned to the island to finish his medical training.
    • United States PSYOP in Grenada - Operation Urgent Fury 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.psywarrior.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

    9am -9pm. Lunch of salads, fish, chicken and steak or can try the more elegant fine dining dinner. Menu is of fresh local produce and changes on a daily basis.  edit

Drink

Grenada is known for its rum distilleries. The three largest companies are Clarke's Court, Westerhall and River Antoine. All three offer educational tours that demonstrate the sugar production for rum. .They are all located on different parts of the island with only Clarke's Court and River Antoine being the true remaining distilleries.^ Not a few in Grenada have criticised Louison for his attacks, some saying he should bury the hatchet, if only on the ground that he was part of the process, and regardless of which side he ended up on in the end, they were all in it together.

^ The second most popular beach is located at Bathway in the northern part of the island.
  • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

^ And they go not only on the main road but up into the mountains and into all the little feeder roads.

Although Westerhall is not completely produced here, their special rum (with the wax casing) is probably the best rum on the island. .Clarke's Court makes both light and special dark rums which are also quite delicious.^ The first is found in both a light and dark green text and border.
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^ As well as quite a bit brighter with the light colored natural teak rather than the very dark varnish that was there.

^ Clarkes Court(rum) .
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Be forewarned about River Antoine. It has a 75% alcohol content which you are not allowed to export. (They make a version with 69% for exporting.) .At all the distilleries you can buy small bottles, and rum is sold in most grocery stores and rum shops.^ Most hotels offer bottled water in your hotel room and can also be purchased in the hotel's shop and in grocery stores.
  • Grenada Travel Guide- Travel reviews map�s and guides-Grenada travel information-Sunwing Vacations 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC sunwing.ca [Source type: General]

.In many bars, take care with drinks made with "under the counter" ingredients, e.g., highly-overproof rums for "locals" often used in "Pain Killers". They can overwhelm the most experienced drinkers.^ Many of the beach bars in Grenada are very popular in the evening, with a mix of locals and tourists.
  • Grenada Holidays: Luxury Grenada Holidays and Island Information 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.caribbeanconnection.com [Source type: General]

^ During this time the white power structure takes back all of the promises they had made in response to the march, including de-segregation.
  • Grenada Mississippi, 1966 Civil Rights Movement 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.crmvet.org [Source type: Original source]

  • Fruit juices are made from locally grown fruits such as mango, papaya, carambola (five fingers fruit) and various citrus fruits are readily available.
"Pirate's Cove Restaurant and Jolly Roger Sports Bar"
.Grand View Inn, Grand Anse - phone "473.444.2342/4984" [11] Open for "B-7 10, L- 11-2, D- 7 -9 Offering local fare at modest prices, to include banquets, catering, and parties.^ Water taxis operate between tourist hotels on Grand Anse beach and the capital; confirm fare before departing.
  • Grenada Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

^ Grand Anse beach is a beach that is popular among both tourists and locals.
  • Grenada Windward Islands- Grenada Vacation Packages 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.stlucia-vacations.com [Source type: News]

^ View our Grenada real estate guide to see average listing prices, sale prices and information for local school districts.
  • Grenada Real Estate & Grenada Homes For Sale — Trulia.com 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.trulia.com [Source type: General]

Fresh, local ingredients emphasized, Offers an excellent view of the island.

Sleep

See each island's article for accommodation listings.
  • Grenada (island) offers a variety of accommodations, from small guesthouses to five star, all-inclusive resorts.
  • Carriacou though smaller, has many options.
  • Petit Martinique although much less developed has a few options.

Stay safe

Grenada is a fairly safe country. The tropical sun and high humidity deserve your great respect. .There may be more danger for pedestrians on narrow sidewalks and streets than from crime.^ At any time when Her Majesty is at war, Parliament may extend the period of five years specified in subsection (2) of the section for not more than twelve months at a time : .
  • Grenada: Constitution, 1973 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC pdba.georgetown.edu [Source type: Original source]

^ And there are more good niggers than sorry niggers.
  • Grenada Mississippi, 1966 Civil Rights Movement 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.crmvet.org [Source type: Original source]

^ There are few sidewalks, and cars vie with pedestrians for road space.
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Stay healthy

.There is a General Hospital in St.George's, a smaller hospital at Mirabeau on the east coast and one in Carriacou.^ There is a general hospital in Saint George's and small hospitals in Mirabeau and Carriacou.
  • Grenada Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

^ U.S. citizens requiring medical treatment may contact the U.S Embassy in St. George’s for a list of local doctors, dentists, pharmacies and hospitals.
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^ Sea surges occasionally flood low lying areas, including parts of downtown St. George’s and Hillsborough on the island of Carriacou.
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A small private hospital in St. Paul, clinics and doctors are available. House-calls can be made.
.Drinking water is chlorinated in most places; if in doubt about safety/potabiliy, ask the seller or server.^ Grenada chlorinates its water, making it generally safe to drink.
  • Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A hotline at (404) 332-4559 gives the most recent health advisories, immunization recommendations or requirements, and advice on food and drinking water safety for regions and countries.

Dialysis is now available on the island. A company called Island Health Services has opened the first dialysis unit. Fresenius has been operating for almost a year now. If regularly dependent on dialysis, ensure in-advance that the type(s) offered meet your needs.

Respect

.Although Grenada is a West Indian island in the Caribbean, Grenadians do not spend the majority of their time "liming" on the beach.^ Home to one of the most charming city in the Caribbean , Grenada is magnified with beauty on every inch of the island.

^ It is also the perfect place to spend some time after a leisurely sail through the Grenadine islands.
  • Grenada Holidays: Luxury Grenada Holidays and Island Information 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.caribbeanconnection.com [Source type: General]

^ In Grenada, on the other hand, the majority of the residents remained Roman Catholics even though English became the sole language of the island.

.They are very serious about their jobs and many workplaces require specially-tailored suits.^ About twenty minutes after their departure wind and rain returned from wherever they had gone and it has been very Decemberish ever since.
  • Grenada - Local Reports (Caribbean Hurricane Network) 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC stormcarib.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Special and diplomatic passport holders should verify all visa requirements for this and other destinations, as they may differ from those that apply to regular passport holders.
  • Grenada Travel Advice and Advisories | Government of Canada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.voyage.gc.ca [Source type: News]

.Though work remains, they rightly take well-deserved pride in widespread repairs to massive damage from hurricane Ivan.^ Well, yes it has but something is definitely happening with the weather; as Bob Dylan so rightly and eloquently said “The times they are a changing”.
  • Grenada - Local Reports (Caribbean Hurricane Network) 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC stormcarib.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Overall damage totaled as much as 2.5 times annual GDP. Reconstruction proceeded quickly, but much work remains.
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^ Hurricane Ivan destroyed or significantly damaged a large percentage of Grenada’s tree crops, and Hurricane Emily further damaged the sector.

St. George's Town is a place of commerce with the many banks, businesses, and governmental offices. Do not confuse it for the beach. .It is often seen as rude or disrespectful for people to walk around Grenada inappropriately dressed, especially if you are dressed for the beach and you are not on it (Grenada just recently passed and is starting to enforce an indecent exposure law that bans bathing suits in non-beach areas as well as saggy pants that reveal underwear).^ The police began cracking down in 2008 on inappropriate dress (indecent exposure), including baggy pants with the belt below the waist and beach attire on the street.
  • Grenada 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC travel.state.gov [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Age & Disability Discount Passes Recreation areas 1 - 10 of 23 at Grenada Lake .
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^ In a mass meeting the people vote to affiliate their new movement, the Grenada County Freedom Movement (GCFM), with SCLC. Then it is revealed that more than 700 of those just registered at the Courthouse were tricked.
  • Grenada Mississippi, 1966 Civil Rights Movement 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.crmvet.org [Source type: Original source]

.Do not confuse the laid-back attitude for lazy, as Grenadians have a very formal and conservative attitude about their lifestyle and workplace.^ Laid back fun, rustic and popular with yachties and Grenadians on their way home from work.
  • Grenada Holidays: Luxury Grenada Holidays and Island Information 16 January 2010 19:019 UTC www.caribbeanconnection.com [Source type: General]

  • The Grenada Board of Tourism [12], PO Box 293, St. George’s, Grenada. Tel: 473 440-2279, fax: 473 440-6637, gbt@spiceisle.com.
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  1. Country in the Caribbean. Official name: Grenada.

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  • IPA: /ɡrɛˈnada/

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  1. Grenada (country)

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Nominative Grenada Grenady
Genitive Grenady Grenad
Dative Grenadzie Grenadom
Accusative Grenadę Grenady
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