Lush, green volcanic mountains and some magnificent beaches are two of Grenada's claims to fame: the island's central mountainous spine rises to 2,756 feet in Mt. St. Catherine, and one look at Grand Anse beach, one of the finest in the Caribbean, will be enough to tumble you straight into the clear blue water.
Grenada is also the one Caribbean island that produces spices, cloves, nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, mace, as well as cocoa and bananas.
Until 1650, Grenada was left more or less alone, but in that year a French expedition from Martinique bought extensive land on the island from the indigenous Carib inhabitants.
Grenada's capital, St. George's, is a beautiful town, built on green hills and surrounding the magnificent harbour-several of the attractive restaurants and shops are on the Carenage, the open harbour front. The narrow streets of St. George's are lined with buildings dating back to French and British times.
Weddings (as of 29 Sept,. 2007):
Waiting period: Minimum of three days.
Documents: Passports and original birth certificates of both parties. Deed Poll if either party had a name change. Resorts include legal fees in their wedding packages. Parental consent is needed if bride or groom are under 21.
(Source: The Toronto Star)
|Area: 133 square miles
Population: About 92,000
Locals are "Grenadians"
Capital: St. George's
Airport: Point Salines - GND
Voltage: 110 volts, 60 cycles
Currency: EC$ (US$1.00 = EC$2.70)
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- Local ISP Site
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- The Grenadian Voice (newspaper)
- Washington Post's Grenada
- Islanders' Chat Forum Site: The Spice Islander Talk Shop
- Caribbean Classic Card
- Caribbean Online
- The Missing Link
- St.George's University Medical School
- Association of National Tourist Offices in the United Kingdom
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