Grenada

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sporting complex

and the Grenadines . Grounds Out of 30 first-class home games, the most were played in Warner Park (Warner Park Sporting Complex) on Saint Kitts, which hosted seven games. The team played cricket on a total of eight different islands, with Antigua getting six, Saint Lucia five, Grenada four, Dominica and Saint Vincent (Saint Vincent (island)) three, while Montserrat and Nevis hosted one game each.


causing significant

, Grenada, Dominica, Guyana, Equatorial Guinea, Somalia, South Sudan, Liechtenstein, Monaco, San Marino, Vatican City, North Korea, Palau, Solomon Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of Micronesia), Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Tuvalu, Nauru, Cook Islands, Niue and the states with limited recognition (List of states with limited recognition). Hurricane Ivan eventually hit the region, causing significant damage and fatalities, particularly inflicting enormous damage and unfortunately a number of fatalities to Grenada, which included immense damage to the capital St. George's (St. George's, Grenada). ''Richmond'' and her accompanying Royal Fleet Auxiliary vessel ''Wave Ruler'' (RFA Wave Ruler (A390)) came to the assistance of the island. The extent of the damage in Grenada reached such levels that Keith Mitchell, Prime Minister of Grenada, was forced to relocate to ''Richmond'' after his residence was destroyed by the hurricane. The Prime Minister effectively ran his country from ''Richmond'' for several hours. Economic union The decision to establish an economic union (Economic and monetary union) was taken by OECS Heads of Government at the 34th meeting of the Authority held in Dominica in July 2001. At the 35th meeting of the Authority in Anguilla in January 2002, the main elements of an economic union implementation project were endorsed. The project was expected to be implemented over a two-year period with seven of the nine OECS member states (i.e. Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, Grenada, Montserrat, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia and St. Vincent and the Grenadines) participating in the economic union initiative. The remaining two member states, Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands, would not have participated immediately, but would have requested time to consider the issue further. In 2003, work had been initiated on the central issue of the creation of new Treaty arrangements to replace the Treaty of Basseterre which established the OECS. Economic Union Series Among the elements of the project was the creation of a technical committee for a draft OECS Economic Union Treaty. This technical committee was inaugurated on May 4, 2004 and began designing the draft Treaty. Committee to draft OECS Economic Union Treaty holds its first meeting commons:Grenada


top political

York Times url http: www.nytimes.com 1983 10 29 world us-vetoes-un-resolution-deploring-grenada-invasion.html accessdate July 8, 2012 Post-invasion arrests After the invasion of the island nation, the pre-revolutionary Grenadian constitution came into operation once again. 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. Fourteen were sentenced to death (Capital punishment), one was found not guilty and three were sentenced to 45 years in prison. The death sentences were eventually commuted to terms of imprisonment. Those in prison have become known as the Grenada 17. Grenada since 1983 When U.S. troops withdrew from Grenada in December 1983, Nicholas Brathwaite of the National Democratic Congress (National Democratic Congress (Grenada)) was appointed prime minister of an interim administration by Scoon until elections could be organized. The first democratic elections since 1976 were held in December 1984 and were won by the Grenada National Party under Herbert Blaize who served as prime minister until his death in December 1989. Ben Jones (Ben Jones (Grenada)) succeeded Blaize as prime minister and served until the March 1990 election, which was won by the National Democratic Congress under Nicholas Brathwaite who returned as prime minister for a second time until he resigned in February 1995. He was succeeded by George Brizan who served until the June 1995 election which was won by the New National Party (New National Party (Grenada)) under Keith Mitchell who went on to win the 1999 and 2003 elections and served for a record 13 years until 2008. In 2000–02, 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 (Holy Orders), 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. On September 7, 2004, after being hurricane-free for 49 years, the island was directly hit by Hurricane Ivan. Ivan struck as a Category 3 hurricane (Saffir-Simpson Hurricane Scale) and damaged or destroyed 90% of the island's homes. On July 14, 2005, Hurricane Emily (Hurricane Emily (2005)), a Category 1 hurricane at the time, struck the northern part of the island with commons:Grenada


weekly event

region3color #d56d76 region3items region3description A distant third-largest island, limited tourist facilities. Cities * St. George's - national capital * Grand Anse Bay - main tourist area * Gouyave - capital of the St. John district - Home of the 'Fish Friday' weekly event * Sauteurs - capital of the St. Patrick district * Grenville - capital of the St. Andrew district * Hillsborough (Hillsborough (Grenada)) - main town of Carriacou Other destinations


distinct title

the distinct title ''Queen of Canada'' as embedded in the longer formal title: commons:Grenada


field support

, Director at Zi Corporation * Sally Shelton-Colby, Assistant Administrator of the Bureau for Global Programs, Field Support, and Research in the US Department of State, erstwhile US Ambassador to Grenada and Barbados * Brady Anderson, US Ambassador to the United Republic of Tanzania 150px left (Image:Frances-Ivan.jpg) The '''2004 Atlantic hurricane season''' was notable as one of the deadliest and most costly Atlantic hurricane seasons on record


music written

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blue medical

of Cuba, the unstable state of the Grenadian government, and Grenada's status as a Commonwealth realm. Media, outside the US, covered the invasion in a negative outlook despite the OAS (Organization of American States) request for intervention (on the request of the US Government), Soviet and Cuban presence on the island and the holding of American medical students at the True Blue Medical Facility (St. George's University). Background Sir Eric Gairy had led Grenada


military serving

at Clifton College and the Royal Military Academy (Royal Military Academy, Woolwich). After his education, Jackson went into the military, serving for the Royal Artillery from 1870 to 1885, reaching the rank of captain. In 1880 while still in the Royal Artillery he was also appointed commandant of the Sierra Leone police. Adams moved the country in the direction of Margaret Thatcher's Britain and Ronald Reagan's United States, reflecting the conservatism of the early 1980s. This alliance found its greatest expression when Tom Adams was the leading proponent in the grouping of Eastern Caribbean states (Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States) which asked Reagan to intervene in overthrowing the Cuban-backed communist regime of Bernard Coard who had toppled Maurice Bishop, who was later murdered, in Grenada. Barbados was used as a staging point for some of the U.S. forces, and a nominal contingent of the Barbados Defence Force accompanied in the invasion force's wake, not least to allow (as Barrow claimed) Reagan to gild the statistics. The Bajan population was of two minds about Adams' move, generally conceding that Bishop's murder had moved Grenada too far, but being uneasy with Reagan's US heavy-handedness. Nevertheless, Adams' BLP was tipped to win the upcoming elections at the time. commons:Grenada


winning+made

representative from San Antonio ''' Jennifer Josephine Hosten ''' won the Miss World 1970 contest, representing Grenada. She became the first woman from her country to win the title. Her winning made a complete outrage among newsmen, pageant fans and feminist groups. Operation Urgent Fury In 1983 the United States invaded the tiny island of Grenada. Code-named Operation Urgent Fury, the invasion tasked MAC for planning a military combat operation using its tactical M C

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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