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Background

One of the smallest independent countries in the western hemisphere, Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were re-instituted the following year.

Despite government steadying of annual economic growth in recent years through progress in fiscal reform and prudent macroeconomic management, a downturn in tourist arrivals in 2001 threatens government spending in 2002. Grenada relies on tourism as its main source of foreign exchange, although it also supports a small agriculture sector and a developing offshore financial industry. Short-term concerns include a rising fiscal deficit and the deterioration in the external account balance

Holidays

Jan 1 - New Year's Day
Feb 7 - Independence Day
Mar 25* - Good Friday
Mar 28* - Easter Monday
May 1 - Labour Day
May 16* - Whit Monday
May 26* - Corpus Christi
Aug 1* - Emancipation Day
Aug 8-9* - Carnival
Oct 25 - Thanksgiving Day
Dec 25 - Christmas
Dec 26 - Boxing Day

Ps: These festivals' dates (*) given above are approximations which are subject to change every new year.

Phone Codes

Country Code: 1 473
There are no area codes

Resources

Market Research

Grenada - Official Travel Guide
Travel guide from Interknowledge, includes island overview, accommodations, activities, eco-tourism

CIA - The World Factbook - Grenada
This website indicates a wide range of detail information about Grenada by introducing under 8 different fields as its geography, people, government, economy, communications, transportation, military, transnational issues.

Governments on the WWW: Grenada
Links to websites of governmental institutions and political parties in Grenada.

Grenada - Business and Economy
There is available a business and economy directory for Grenada in terms of covering the company profiles settled in Grenada.

Doing Business in Grenada
There is a number of vital links to expand the local network of the new investors in order to do business in Grenada.

OPIC Links: Investor's Information Gateway for Grenada
There is available country database information links which are efficient for the new investors planned to do business in Grenada including the contact lists of the institutions, organization related to Grenada business.

About Grenada
There is available to find out Grenada general outlook on the issues of its social and business profile, passport/visa, money, accommodation, government, duty free, health and so forth.

Trade Information

Grenada's Chamber of Industry and Commerce
It is the official website sponsored by the Grenada's Chamber of Industry and Commerce that aims to supply contact information while doing business in Grenada by serving as a business directory.

 
 
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