Grenada

What is Grenada known for?


education based

humanitarian and social design through partnerships, advocacy and education based programs. To that end, they have consulted with government bodies and relief organizations on a number of projects, including landmine (land mine) clearance programs and playground building in the Balkans; transitional housing for IDP (Internally displaced person)s in Afghanistan, Sudan and Grenada; school building in Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda; and earthquake reconstruction assistance in Pakistan, Turkey and Iran. Australia, Estonia, Faroe Islands, Fiji, France, Germany, Grenada, Hungary, Israel, Italy, Kenya, Namibia, Nigeria, Serbia and Samoa have all placed in Top 10 but never won a medal. '''Grenada''' competed at the '''2004 Summer Olympics''' in Athens, Greece with three track and field athletes and two swimmers. Three weeks after commissioning ''Portsmouth'' began her first mission, supporting rescue operations in Grenada. She was awarded the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal for that action. * Sterling Heights, Michigan ranks #185 in United States cities by population (List of United States cities by population) * The Grenada ranks #185 in world population (List of countries by population) * Democratic Republic of the Congo ranks #185 in countries by population density Fatalities 91 direct, 32 indirect Areas Windward Islands (especially Grenada), Venezuela, Jamaica, Grand Cayman, Cuba, Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Texas and most of the eastern United States Hurricane season 2004 Atlantic hurricane season Ivan caused catastrophic damage to Grenada as a strong Category 3 (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) storm, heavy damage to Jamaica as a strong Category 4 (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) storm and then Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands and the western tip of Cuba as a Category 5 (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) storm. After peaking in strength, the hurricane moved north-northwest across the Gulf of Mexico to strike Gulf Shores, Alabama as a strong Category 3 (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) storm, causing significant damage. Ivan dropped heavy rains on the Southeastern United States as it progressed northeast and east through the eastern United States, becoming an extratropical cyclone. The remnant low from the storm moved into the western subtropical Atlantic and regenerated into a tropical cyclone, which then moved across Florida and the Gulf of Mexico into Louisiana and Texas, causing minimal damage. Ivan caused an estimated US$ (United States dollar)18 billion (2004 USD, $ commons:Grenada


small wild

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fighting+songs

distinct form of calypso, canboulay feasts, calinda stick-fighting songs and the steelband accompanied jouvert, as well as the Big Drum dance, which is also found in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. Grenada and Saint Vincent and the Grenadines share other musics as well including the funereal music of the saraca rite, a call-and-response form with both European and African lyrics. commons:Grenada


national event

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conservative+attitude

. 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). Do not confuse the laid-back attitude for lazy, as Grenadians have a very formal and conservative attitude about their lifestyle and workplace. Connect WikiPedia:Grenada Dmoz:Regional Caribbean Grenada commons:Grenada


heavy military

worried U.S. President Ronald Reagan. Particularly worrying was the presence of Cuban construction workers and military personnel who were building a airstrip on Grenada. Bishop had stated the purpose of the airstrip was to allow commercial jets to land, but U.S. military analysts argued that the only reason for constructing such a long and reinforced runway was so that it could be used by heavy military transport planes. The contractors, American and European


world creating

web title St. Lucia’s Indian Arrival Day date 2009 publisher Caribbean Repeating Islands url http: repeatingislands.com 2009 05 07 st-lucia’s-indian-arrival-day By some estimates, over 2.5 million people in the Caribbean are of Indian origin. Many have ethnically blended with migrants from other parts of the world, creating a unique syncretic culture. They are the second largest group in Suriname, Jamaica, Grenada, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Saint Lucia


distinct community

population that chose to stay eked out, at best, a subsistence living. Because of the deplorable conditions under which the Redlegs lived, a campaign was initiated in the mid-19th century to move portions of the population to other islands which would be more economically hospitable. The relocation process succeeded, and a distinct community of Redleg descendants live in the ''Dorsetshire Hill'' district on St. Vincent (Saint Vincent (island)) as well as on the islands of Grenada and Bequia


frequently called

are harvested fresh to produce pro-health drink due to high contents of vitamin C and anthocyanins. In Mexico, 'agua de Flor de Jamaica' (water flavored with roselle) frequently called "agua de Jamaica" is most often homemade. Also, since many untrained consumers mistake the calyces of the plant to be dried flowers, it is widely, but erroneously, believed that the drink is made from the flowers of the non-existent "Jamaica plant". It is prepared by boiling dried


study music

Gazers. They left to form The Comets, with Osei's brother Mac Tontoh (born Kweku Adabanka Tonto, 25 December 1940, Kumasi, Ashanti (The Ashanti), Ghana died Monday 16 August 2010, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana) on trumpet, and scored a hit in West Africa with their 1958 song "Pete Pete." In 1962 Osei moved to London to study music on a scholarship from the Ghanaian government. In 1964 he formed Cat's Paw, an early "world music" band that combined highlife, rock and soul. In 1969 he persuaded Amarfio and Tontoh to join him in London, and Osibisa was born. Joining them in the first incarnation were Grenadian (Grenada) Spartacus R (bass (Bass guitar)) (born Roy Bedeau, 3 September 1948, Aruba, Grenada, West Indies died Friday 30 July 2010) ; Trinidadian (Trinidad and Tobago) Robert Bailey (keyboard (Keyboard instrument)); Antiguan Wendell Richardson (lead guitar); and Nigerian Lasisi Amao (percussionist and tenor saxophone). Their music is a fusion (Fusion (music)) of African, Caribbean, jazz, rock (rock and roll), Latin (Latin music) and R&B (Rhythm and blues). History In Ghana in the 1950s, Teddy Osei (saxophone), Sol Amarfio (drums (Drum kit)), Mamon Shareef and Farhan Freere (flute) played in a highlife band called The Star Gazers. They left to form The Comets, with Osei's brother Mac Tontoh (born Kweku Adabanka Tonto, 25 December 1940, Kumasi, Ashanti (The Ashanti), Ghana died Monday 16 August 2010, at the Korle-Bu Teaching Hospital, Accra, Ghana) on trumpet, and scored a hit in West Africa with their 1958 song "Pete Pete." In 1962 Osei moved to London to study music on a scholarship from the Ghanaian government. In 1964 he formed Cat's Paw, an early "world music" band that combined highlife, rock and soul. In 1969 he persuaded Amarfio and Tontoh to join him in London, and Osibisa was born. Joining them in the first incarnation were Grenadian (Grenada) Spartacus R (bass (Bass guitar)) (born Roy Bedeau, 3 September 1948, Aruba, Grenada, West Indies died Friday 30 July 2010) ; Trinidadian (Trinidad and Tobago) Robert Bailey (keyboard (Keyboard instrument)); Antiguan Wendell Richardson (lead guitar); and Nigerian Lasisi Amao (percussionist and tenor saxophone). Their music is a fusion (Fusion (music)) of African, Caribbean, jazz, rock (rock and roll), Latin (Latin music) and R&B (Rhythm and blues). The plan was to charter a boat to Dominica and rendezvous via rubber boats with John and his makeshift army. The genesis of the idea came from long-time Klan member Perdue, who was introduced in 1979 to Droege through David Duke. That summer, Perdue outlined his plan to overthrow Grenada and to set up several lucrative businesses. After their meeting, it was established that Droege would locate funds and resources. Duke initially involved Canadian Don Andrews, but after Perdue changed the target island to Dominica, Andrews withdrew. Klansmen Arnie Polli and Roger Dermee were paid US $3,000 to visit Dominica to obtain preliminary reconnaissance. Canadian neo-Nazi Martin K. Weiche was allegedly a financial backer of the plot along with James White of Houston and L. E. Matthews of Jackson, Mississippi. Associated Press, "Named at trial over coup bid, lawyer kills self", ''The Globe and Mail'', June 23, 1981 - commons:Grenada

Grenada

'''Grenada''' ( ) is an island country consisting of Grenada itself and six smaller islands at the southern end of the Grenadines in the southeastern Caribbean Sea. Grenada is located northwest of Trinidad and Tobago, northeast of Venezuela, and southwest of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Grenada is also known as the "Island of Spice" because of the production of nutmeg and mace (Nutmeg) crops of which it is one of the world's largest exporters. Its size is , with an estimated population of 110,000. Its capital is St. George's (St. George's, Grenada). The national bird (List of national birds) of Grenada is the critically endangered Grenada Dove.

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