Grenada Local Customs

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  • Local Customs
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  • Local Customs
    by cjg1

Grenada Local Customs

  • Nutmeg

    Grenada is known as the "Island of Spice", due to it's large production of Nutmeg (actually it is the 2nd largest producer world wide). A Highlight of our visit was visiting a Nutmeg Cooperative, a factory that refines the nutmeg and buying some unique nutmeg products such as the tasty Nutmeg Syrup.

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  • Cinnamon

    During our visit to Grenada we enjoyed viewing some Cinnamon trees as well as purchasing some of the locally grown cinnamon. The cinnamon is very good and my wife bought several packages of the spice to bring home to cook with.

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  • Nutmeg Syrup

    Before visiting Grenada my wife was told she must find some Nutmeg Syrup while we were visiting the island. Fortunately on our excursion we toured a Nutmeg cooperative and factory that sold this Syrup. A large bottle of syrup was $9; quite a reasonable price for the quantity.Upon arriving home; we sampled this sweet syrup and it was fantastic. use...

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  • THE COAT OF ARMS

    The Coat of Arms of Grenada is a load of colour and variety, much like the island it represents. In the centre is a shield, which is divided into four parts by a golden cross. In the centre of this cross is Christopher Columbus' ship the Santa Maria. In the upper left and lower right are the golden British lion on a red background and golden...

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  • Understanding the beach boys' enthusiasm

    I learned some important facts about the boys who work on Grand Anse Beach. I didn't understand at first and got upset. During my three week stay, I came to understand and love the boys and the work they do.I think that what I have to say largely is due to the fact that I was a woman travelling alone!So ... Don't be surprised if you get hissed at,...

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  • DEMOCRACY

    Since the restoration of Democracy in 1983, Granada has a thriving democratic political process dominated by 2 main parties: New National Party (NNP) and the National Democratic Congress (NDC) . There are smaller parties, but they have only small support. There is a Parliament with two chambers. The House of Representatives has 15 members, elected...

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  • WHAT TIME IS IT?

    The time in Grenada is UTC/GMT -4 hours. UTC is Coordinated Universal Time, GMT is Greenwich Mean Time. I would not trust any of the Church clocks as they are all unfortunately broken.

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  • PATRIOTISM

    All across Grenada you will see the Pan-African colours of Red, Gold and Green. These are also the colours of their flag. Grenadans are rightly proud of their beautiful island, peaceful democracy and African heritage. You will see streets, pavements (sidewalks), houses, telephone poles, shops, walls and even rubbish containers brightly painted in...

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  • People of Grenade

    I found some interesting people here in Grenade, of course Eze, our taxi driver who discover the magic island for us.People from Grenada are very friendly and with a big sense of humour!!!!!!!

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  • Just relax and do what you need to do...

    The most important thing to think about when you go to the Caribbean islands it to switch from "stressful european style" to the laidback "don't do anything today that you can do tomorrow - or next week"-style. You WILL go crazy otherwise, as the tempo at all islands we visited (except for Barbados which was crazy...) is very slow and calm.So walk...

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  • Grenada

    The island is essential British in origin, even though it swopped hands between the British and French no more than 14 times! The people speak excellant English and are extremely friendly. You may get approached while in St Georges by someone who will start to talk to you about the town and Granada. They are trying to get you to allow them to show...

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  • steel band

    Local steel band music is a must in your agenda. Comes from Trinidad and Tobago. It was developed, at least in part, because white colonizers of the 1930s and 1940s outlawed the use of more traditional wood and animal skin drums by black laborers. U.S. Armed Forces surplus supplied the raw material, and the ubiquitous 55-gallon oil drum became the...

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  • This was the only country to...

    This was the only country to which we have traveled that is SO pro-American. We passed one dilapidated barn with the words, 'God Bless the USA and the 82nd Airborne' written on the side in huge letters. I am so used to NOT being quite so welcomed.

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