Grenada

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St George's Harbor
Harbor of St George's, Grenada, February 7, 2001.



St George's Harbor
Harbor of St George's, Grenada, February 7, 2001.



Grenada Rain Forest
View over the rain forest of Grenada, February 7, 2001.



St George's Harbor
Harbor of St George's, Grenada, February 7, 2001.



Lizard
Lizard crawling down a tree, Grenada, February 7, 2001.



St George's Harbor
Harbor of St George's, Grenada, February 7, 2001.



Women washing clothes
Even on a public holiday, a womans work is never done. Grenada, February 7, 2001.



Atlantic coast of Grenada
View of Atlantic coast of Grenada, February 7, 2001.



Grenada is the Western Hemisphere's smallest nation. In 1974, it achieved independence from Britain, but five years later, Marxist revolutionaries siezed control. The Marxist government was ousted in 1983 when American-led forces invaded the island. Today, many people openly express their gratitude for the liberation. Whether or not the people are better off after the liberation is debatable, since many people openly beg for money at all of the tourist spots. People beg for money in most places, but of all the islands we visited, they were most prevalent here.

The main source of income for island is agriculture. Grenada is one of the largest exporters of nutmeg in the world. Other exports include mace (a byproduct of netmeg), cacoa, and bananas. Tourism is the second largest source of income, and still growing.