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.
Like this page on Facebook for updates
Cricket: Pakistan reach agreement to continue tour: First Test against West Indies is put back a day to give tourists time to prepare and recover from 'depression' over drugs affair in Grenada
Thursday 15 April 1993
THE Test series between Pakistan and the West Indies that, in the course of a few days, degenerated from an eagerly anticipated contest of exciting possibilities into one of doubt and controversy, will proceed after all. The first Test here has been put back 24 hours until tomorrow to allow the Pakistanis additional time to prepare and will now run for five successive days. The second Test in Barbados from 23 to 28 April and the third in Antigua from 1 to 6 May remain as scheduled.
Cricket: Pakistan on attack after drugs row: Tourists consider going home unless apology is forthcoming in Grenada
Wednesday 14 April 1993
PAKISTAN'S tour of the West Indies remained in doubt yesterday less than two days before the first Test despite the drugs charges against four of their players in Grenada being dropped on Monday, writes Tony Cozier from Port of Spain, Trinidad.
Cricket: Drugs charges against Pakistanis dropped: Test series against West Indies to go ahead after Grenadian DPP intervenes
Tuesday 13 April 1993
PAKISTAN'S cricket tour of the West Indies, in jeopardy since the arrest of captain Wasim Akram and three other players on drugs charges on Thursday, was given the green light late yesterday when the Director of Public Prosecutions in Grenada dropped the charges.
Cricket: Pakistan are now prepared for court case: Top lawyers are set to mount defence for four in Grenadian drugs row
Monday 12 April 1993
PAKISTAN are now resigned to four of their players, including their captain, Wasim Akram, appearing in a Grenadian court to face charges of illegal possession of marijuana.
Sunday 11 April 1993
PAKISTAN started their three-day match against a West Indies Under-23 XI on schedule in Grenada yesterday while Khalid Mahmood, the team manager, met Nestor Ogilvy, the police commissioner, to discuss the drugs charges against four of his players that have placed the tour in jeopardy.
Pakistani cricketers arrested over drugs find on beach: West Indies tour in doubt after four held in Grenada
Saturday 10 April 1993
PAKISTAN'S cricket tour of the West Indies has been thrown into jeopardy after the arrest of four players, including the captain Wasim Akram and vice-captain Waqar Younis, on drugs charges in Grenada.
Travel: The world according to Dan and Jessica: Going abroad is weird at first, but you get used to it - even the geese and the funny hats. Frank Barrett begins a series on holidays with children
Saturday 16 January 1993
FORGET JFK, I can tell you where I was when I heard that Princess Grace was killed. It was four o'clock in the morning and I was driving a car up and down the seafront at Aberdovey.
Arts and Entertainment
tvBig Bang Theory filming delayed by contract dispute over actors' pay
sportMoeen Ali stars with five wickets as Cook's men level India series
peopleGuitarist, who played with Aerosmith, Lou Reed and Alice Cooper among others, was 71
i100 ... he was into holy war way before it was on trend
Life and Style
The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
Land for gas: Merkel and Putin discussed secret deal could end Ukraine crisis
Woman and two children killed by mob in riots over 'blasphemous' Facebook post in Pakistan
A day in the life of Vladimir Putin: The dictator in his labyrinth
Putin is 'thuggish, dishonest and reckless', says British ambassador to US
Richard Dawkins tweets: 'Date rape is bad, stranger rape is worse'
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire
- 4 Zayn Malik on Israel-Gaza: One Direction singer bombarded with Twitter death threats after posting #FreePalestine
- 5 'Hello mum, this is going to be hard for you to read ...'