GRENADA CELEBRATES 43RD INDEPENDENCE
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 8, 2017
Grenada celebrates its 43 anniversary of Independence from Britain.
Celebrating under this year’s theme, “Forging Ahead Together for Continued National Development”, the government of Grenada officially began its 2017 anniversary celebrations on January 2, to coincide with the launch of its National Environment & Beautification Campaign.
Independence celebrations climaxed yesterday February 7, with multiple festivities taking place across the island, including the annual Military Parade, a cultural display, and the Made in Grenada Exposition at the National sports stadium in St. George.
Grenada’s Independence was also recognized in the U.K. with a gala and concert held at London’s Camden Centre, headlined by popular Grenadian artists Tallpree and Skinny Banton.
While in New York weekend celebrations included a church service, a cultural evening, a gala ball, a youth action event, and a senior afternoon tea party.
The Commission of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) extended its congratulations to the Government and people of Grenada, and thanked the nation for its contribution towards the growth and development of the OECS.
Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II still remains Head of State for Grenada, however Constitutional reforms are currently underway.