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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.

Johann Hari: Time to bury the high priest of fossil fuels

Where are the Bjorn-again 'sceptical environmentalists' now? Over the last few years, global warming has swept away New Orleans, dried up western Africa, and caused the deserts of China to spread like a fungus across the country. But one man who died in these disasters - alongside his posse of petrol-scented followers- has not been added to the casualty lists. His name is Bjorn Lomborg. In 2001 he flared to public attention with his book 'The Sceptical Environmentalist'. In 2006, it is time to bury him.

News: Grenada is back on map

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Ivan the Terrible

She had planned a relaxing Caribbean holiday, but within days of boarding the yacht 'Camille', Susan Cunningham-Hill was fighting for her life in the eye of the world's worst recorded hurricane. Here she relives her terrifying adventure

You ain't seen nothing yet: after Hurricane Ivan, prepare for the return of El Niño

Disastrous weather is set to continue for at least another six months, it was officially announced yesterday, as Hurricane Ivan headed for the Cayman Islands and Cuba after leaving at least eight people dead in Jamaica.

Hurricane Ivan devastates Grenada

Hurricane Ivan has brought widespread devastation to the Caribbean "spice isle" island of Grenada, damaging 90 per cent of homes and destroying a 17th century stone prison that left criminals on the loose as looting erupted.

Styris and Hart check charge by West Indies

New Zealand 373 and 256-5
West Indies 470

Gayle seizes initiative as West Indies raise hopes

New Zealand 373 West Indies 394-5

Somewhere over the rainbow

They came to Britain in search of a better life. Now more and more West Indian immigrants are choosing to return. But how do they get on when they get back? And what do they think of their former home?

Caribbean Food: Cinnamon and spice and all things nice

Even when catering for a funeral, cooking on the Spice Island is a celebration of life.

Caribbean Food: History served in a polystyrene cup

Breadfruit pie and chicken foot souse are Tobago staples. Try them, and you get an immediate - and bitter - taste of the island's slave past

Football: England must face their German nemesis

WORLD CUP QUALIFYING DRAW Keegan happy with hard road while Scots are ecstatic but Wales, Northern Ireland and Republic have tough task

Travel: The complete guide to the Eastern Caribbean

If the Caribbean is the ultimate luxury travel destination, then the islands at the eastern end of the chain offer a glorious pick-and- mix of its attractions. Whether you're looking for the perfect white-sand beach, superb diving in crystal-clear waters, a steamy rainforest adventure or something for all the family, the Eastern Caribbean, from Anguilla down to Trinidad, is the ideal place to get away from it all. But where should you go? And how should you get about? Here, Rhiannon Batten tells you all you need to know, and offers a complete island-hoppers guide
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Save the tiger: The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The animals bred for bones on China’s tiger farms

The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery all included in top 50 hidden spots in the UK

A former custard factory, a Midlands bog and a Leeds cemetery

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Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

Ebola epidemic: Plagued by fear

How a disease that has claimed fewer than 2,000 victims in its history has earned a place in the darkest corner of the public's imagination
Chris Pratt: From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

From 'Parks and Recreation' to 'Guardians of the Galaxy'

He was homeless in Hawaii when he got his big break. Now the comic actor Chris Pratt is Hollywood's new favourite action star
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How live cinema screenings can boost arts audiences

Broadcasting plays and exhibitions to cinemas is a sure-fire box office smash
Shipping container hotels: Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Pop-up hotels filling a niche

Spending the night in a shipping container doesn't sound appealing, but these mobile crash pads are popping up at the summer's biggest events
Native American headdresses are not fashion accessories

Feather dust-up

A Canadian festival has banned Native American headwear. Haven't we been here before?
Boris Johnson's war on diesel

Boris Johnson's war on diesel

11m cars here run on diesel. It's seen as a greener alternative to unleaded petrol. So why is London's mayor on a crusade against the black pump?
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Splash and flash: 5 best waterproof cameras

Don't let water stop you taking snaps with one of these machines that will take you from the sand to meters deep
Louis van Gaal interview: Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era

Louis van Gaal interview

Manchester United manager discusses tactics and rebuilding after the David Moyes era
Will Gore: The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series

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The goodwill shown by fans towards Alastair Cook will evaporate rapidly if India win the series
The children were playing in the street with toy guns. The air strikes were tragically real

The air strikes were tragically real

The children were playing in the street with toy guns
Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – The British, as others see us

Britain as others see us

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How did our legends really begin?

How did our legends really begin?

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Watch out: Lambrusco is back on the menu

Lambrusco is back on the menu

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