In 1649 a French expedition of 203 men from Martinique led by Jacques du Parquet founded a permanent settlement on Grenada. Within months this led to conflict with the local islanders which lasted until 1654 when the island was completely subjugated by the French. Those indigenous islanders who survived either left for neighbouring islands or retreated to remoter parts of Grenada where they were marginalised—the last distinct communities disappeared during the 1700s.
The Grenada was a 408-ton merchant ship built at Kingston upon Hull, England in 1810. She made four voyages transporting convicts from England to Australia.
Grenada was sheathed in copper in 1816.
Under the command of Andrew Donald and surgeon Emanuel Lazzaretto, she left Sheerness, England on 8 May 1819 with 152 male convicts, passengers and cargo. She arrived at Sydney on 21 October. No convicts died on the voyage. Grenada sailed from Port Jackson on 27 December, bound for Calcutta.
Grenada left Portsmouth, England under the command of Andrew Donald and surgeon Peter Cunningham on 9 May 1821 with 152 male convicts, passengers and cargo. She arrived at Sydney on 16 September. No convicts died on the voyage. She left Port Jackson in December with cargo and passengers for Batavia.
Under the command of Alexander Anderson and surgeon Peter Cunningham, she left London, England on 2 October 1824 with 81 female convicts, passengers and cargo. She arrived at Sydney on 23 January 1825. No convicts died on the voyage. Grenada sailed from Port Jackson on 27 March, bound for Madras.
The most popular versions are: the original with Spanish lyrics by Lara (often sung operatically); a version with English lyrics by Australianlyricist Dorothy Dodd; and instrumental versions in jazz, pop, easy listening, flamenco or rock styles. Other versions in English also exist (one with lyrics by Al Stewart, and one with lyrics by Robert Musel and Edward Lisbona) but these are less common. An Italian version was written in 1954 by Enzo Luigi Poletto. There are also versions in German and in other languages.
The song was much favoured by theatre organists in the UK, because it provided an opportunity for showing off the organ's tuned [harp, glockenspiel, etc.] and non-tuned [castenets, tambourine] percussion.
They took over the radio station and key government facilities and announced on air that the Gairy dictatorship had been overthrown and that a new government had come to power and call on the people of Grenada to show their support for the new government, which they did.
... like a scene from the Vietnam War classic “Apocalypse Now.” I also have to this day a few of the flyers we dropped over the island by air during the operation, instructing Grenada citizens to stay indoors and “tune to radio frequency 1580 for further guidance and information.”.
US Invades Grenada About 2,000US troops invaded Marxist-ruled Grenada along with 300 soldiers from six Caribbean... One ham radio report from on Grenada said a US helicopter was shot down and a report from a Barbados radio station said three Cubans were killed and 22 wounded.
The radio was Hosten’s main window into a world beyond Grenada, and after leaving school, she pursued a career in broadcasting, eventually travelling to London, aged 18, to enrol on a BBC training scheme ... “Even back then, it was shocking, because I never had to do that in Grenada.
The following is a glance at sports on TV, including channels, radio listings and game times for local games and national sporting events for March 20-26, 2023. Frequent TV channel numbers are listed at the bottom of the page. Schedule subject to change and/or blackouts ...NBA ... Radio coverage on 750-AM/970-AM ... at Grenada ... Radio coverage on 750-AM/970-AM.
Last month, CWI announced that matches in this year's first-class championship will be staged in Antigua, Grenada, and Trinidad. Speaking on Mason and Guest radio show here on Tuesday, Riley said it was "disappointing" that the country was not selected to host any games, ...
Last month, CWI announced that matches in this year's first-class championship will be staged in Antigua, Grenada, and Trinidad... "I don't know if the guys are going to swim to those other places or travel by boat but I know that if you want to get to Barbados, the same way that you get to Antigua or Grenada or St Vincent, you get to Barbados.".