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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Saturday 18 July 2009
Saturday 27 June 2009
The sunset is reflecting gold across the bay, twinkling lights flicker on the lapping water. Yachts in the nearby marina announce their presence with a distinctive twang, as rigging pings against masts.
Friday 05 June 2009
In this nicely dreamy debut Grenada-born novelist Jacob Ross tells the history his homeland through the eyes of a ten-year old boy. Born blind, but later cured, Pytner is known by his peers as "Jumbie boy".
Thursday 28 May 2009
As a small boy with elderly parents in Seaview, Isle of Wight, Richard Scott-Hughes had a dream of spending all day and every day whenever possible on the water. In this he succeeded.
Sunday 24 May 2009
Thursday 21 May 2009
Thursday 14 May 2009
Saturday 18 April 2009
When you have been among your country's leading performers and administrators in several sports for more than four decades, inspired a hugely popular film and led the forces of several nations in a successful military operation, it must be quite tough to be remembered primarily for being the father of your even better-known son. That is the lot which befell Ken Barnes. He was the father of John Barnes, the former England footballer currently in charge of Jamaica's celebrated national side, the "Reggae Boyz", and was so much more besides.
Sunday 21 December 2008
In an ideal world, all sport would be self-policing; sadly, the reality is very different, as this 370-page compilation of action which ended up in court indicates.
Saturday 13 December 2008
Wednesday 10 December 2008
Saturday 26 July 2008
Saturday 26 July 2008
Charles Z. Wick was the key figure in the revival of America's public diplomacy during the Reagan years. A close friend of the president, from 1981 to 1989 he directed the United States Information Agency (USIA) which was the home for the American government's international information and broadcasting from 1953 to 1999.
Saturday 15 March 2008
Moving Grenada upmarket?
Saturday 01 March 2008
Isis threat: Cameron wants an alliance with Iran
Crisis? What crisis? A visiting US doctor gives the NHS a rave review
Ukip MEP calls for reintroduction of death penalty on fiftieth anniversary of last deaths
Russell Brand calls for Israel boycott: Comedian urges big businesses that 'facilitate the oppression of people in Gaza' to pull funding
Michael Brown shooting: Chaos erupts on the streets of Ferguson after autopsy shows teenager was shot six times – twice in the head
Scottish independence: English people overwhelmingly want Scotland to stay in the UK
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