Paul Scoon was Governor-General of the former British Caribbean colony of Grenada in 1983 when the little group of seven islands, best known for their beaches and their nutmeg, mace and other spices, became the world's No 1 headline. Grenada had been independent, though still a Commonwealth realm, since 1974 and Scoon, a native though UK-educated Grenadian, had been Governor-General since 1978. His was a largely ceremonial role until the events of October 1983 which led to a US invasion ordered by President Ronald Reagan at Scoon's request.
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Wednesday 03 November 2010
Saturday 25 September 2010
The crime was horrifying enough — a nightclub owner, hacked to death with a machete, was found buried in pieces. But what really outraged people was that the accused killer had been deported from the US to his native Grenada as a convicted felon.
Tuesday 21 September 2010
A knife killer was jailed for life today in what is thought to be the first case to be dealt with under tough new sentencing powers.
Saturday 18 September 2010
Saturday 18 September 2010
Friday 27 August 2010
Virgin Atlantic is adding flights to the Caribbean from next year in a further sign of airlines' confidence of a recovery in the recession-hit industry.
Tuesday 27 July 2010
BP chief executive Tony Hayward is to step down on October 1, the firm said today.
Saturday 19 June 2010
Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a seven-night holiday in the Caribbean out of season. Prices are per person, based on two travelling together in mid-July.
Saturday 01 May 2010
Tuesday 13 April 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Britons in Belize will find it harder to avoid UK taxes after an agreement signed yesterday by the UK and Belize governments. It was welcomed by Labour MPs, because of the link between Belize and Lord Ashcroft, the deputy chairman of the Tory party.
Thursday 25 March 2010
Monday 18 January 2010
A crime gang caught trying to smuggle cocaine worth £10 million into Britain on a yacht were jailed today.
Wednesday 21 October 2009
Tuesday 18 August 2009
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