On February 2nd 2011, Laluna Estate held their ground breaking and blessing ceremony on the site of what is to be their new residential project, which on completion will house seven (7) villas consisting of 5 bedrooms each, on five acres of land. The location overlooks one of the most majestic points on the southern coast, high above Morne Rouge...

Carnival 2k10

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The atmosphere of this year’s Carnival season begins with a bang. With the theme of Spice Mas “We Playing a Wicked Mas for 2K10” came the launch of the carnival season last Saturday (June 12th) at the National Stadium, where the public was given a taste of what they can expect for the carnival season. July will see the opening...
This is an annual event which marks the Feast of St. Peter - Patron Saint of Fisherman. While there are celebrations in several coastal communities around the island, the main event is staged on June 29th in the town of Gouyave, fondly referred to as, the fishing capital of Grenada. The celebration begins with a morning church service, which is...
Last Thursday, at the Calabash Hotel & Villas, Shannell Parris and Nichole Mc Sween were presented with certificates of scholarships awarded by the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association Education Foundation (CHTAEF). Ms. Pancy Cross, Executive Director of the Grenada Hotel and Tourism Association (GHTA), welcomed the awardees and congratulated them on their achievement. Mr. Clive Barnes, Manager of the...

The Mighty Sparrow

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Mr. Slinger Francisco, known to the world as "The Mighty Sparrow" or "Birdie" was born on July 9 1935, to a poor working class family in Grand Roy, Grenada. The family later migrated to Trinidad where he was first exposed to music through the choir in the Catholic school he attended. Sparrow at the tender age of 20, with...

Grenada Chocolate

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Not many people know that Grenada Chocolate Co produces some very fine chocolate direct from the heart of our interior rainforests. Grenada has one of the strongest, richest cocoas in the world partially due to the super-rich volcanic soil here and the hot sun. Mott Green recognised this and in 1999 he started up a co-operative which now farms...
Grenada’s pavilion at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2010 won another coveted Gold Medal. This is the 8th time that Grenada has scooped a Gold at the show since 1998. This year's winning exhibit was themed ‘The Spice of Life – A Grenada Garden’ and was created by Grenadian-born Suzanne Gaywood. She was inspired by the many gardens all over...
You’ll find a few varieties of local rum lurking in the bar backs of all the watering holes on the island. None is more potent however than Rivers – the local firewater, quite literally. When Grenada first entered my world some 20 odd years ago my Dad was working at the River Antoine Rum Distillery, he bought a few...

Titanic of Grenada

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The crewman of a lifeboat orchestrated a dramatic sea rescue approximately 4000 miles away from the Caribbean from a DIY store in the UK. When Alex Evans answered his phone, he was stunned to hear his best friend Mark Corbett, 25 shouting for his help. The RNLI volunteer, 27, from Aberystwyth, west Wales, was even more perturbed when he discovered...

South Grenada Regatta 2010

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The yachting community brings in a lot of revenue to Grenada and is an active and thriving industry. Le Phare Bleu Marina & Boutique Hotel wanted to celebrate this community and also attract yachts from other islands to come to Grenada. Due to this desire they held the first South Grenada Regatta in February 2009. The Regatta was a...

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