The tropical climate also lends itself well to the production of tropical crops such as bananas, cocoa, sugarcane, citrus and other fruits and vegetables.
Spices such as cinnamon, nutmeg, and mace also grow well here, thus giving the island its internationally known nickname, "the isle of spice." As of July 1998, a population of approximately 96,217 inhabits the islands of Grenada. The majority, more than 82 percent, are of black African descent.
Ironically, her injury was not the result of the demanding work she performs for Doctors Without Borders, also known by its French name Médecins Sans Frontières, which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1999.
“I was playing netball when I felt a twinge in my shoulder,” she recalled. I’m looking forward to returning to a normal life,” she said.
Currently, it houses the Royal Grenada Police force, but has sections which are open to the public. Fort Matthew is the largest fort on the island and has been used as a battle ground through to mental asylum. Guided tours are available and you can also hire out the facilities for private functions.
Dating from the 18th century, the interesting original features including bathrooms, kitchens, underground tunnels, and cells for holding the violently insane are still in place today. If you are interested in history, in the changes,in power that the Caribbean islands underwent so often, then this place symbolises it.
The rest of the population is a mixture of European, East Indian, and Native Indian persons.
Most Grenadians are of the Roman Catholic faith (53 percent), with Protestant sects comprising about 47 percent of the population.
The country of Grenada is located 1,500 miles (2415 kilometers) south of Miami, Florida, and 200 miles (3220 kilometers) north of the South American continent, in the southeast waters of the Caribbean Sea.
Grenada shares its west shoreline with the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean is located on its eastern shoreline.
A nurse who works in some of most difficult parts of the world experienced a very different type of care when she chose Health City Cayman Islands for her medical needs.