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Sir Eric Gairy
Officially proclaimed the ‘Father of Independence’ on Independence Day 1996, and forever known as ‘Uncle’ among the populace, Eric Gairy was a visionary leader and trade unionist.
A lawyer by profession, Maurice Bishop was a charismatic leader who propelled the revolutionary period of 1979 to 1983. Born in 1944, he was elected to the House of Representatives in 1976 and served as Opposition Leader.
Born in 1887, Theophilus Albert Marryshow was first a journalist, who became a statesman of note in Grenada and throughout the Caribbean. He served on the Legislative Council in Grenada from 1925 until he died in 1958.
Born in 1948, Jennifer Hosten brought international attention to Grenada when she won the Miss World Contest in 1970; the first Grenadian to do so.
The Bus system in Grenada is one that is reliable, affordable, and will allow you to ride like a real Grenadian. Their popularity extend to tourists as well as locals particularly as their routes serve most of the island. Buses can be used to travel both long and short distances or be used to get to popular spots across the island. Buses operate on a daily regular schedule from 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. from Monday to Saturday. Operating out of the capital city of St.George's, the main bus terminal accommodates easy traveling between the islands major cities for tourists. Since all all routes are clearly marked at the terminal, and stickers on buses are printed with terminating stops,finding the right buses should be relatively easy.
Bus drivers and conductors often tend to call out to passengers on the sides of the road as a means of confirming whether or not that person needs a bus so don't be too alarmed by it. The bus system is more or less a primary means of transportation, so they tend to be pretty crowded at times. You can either call out to the driver or conductor that you'd like to get off or knock the sides of the bus to indicate to the driver you'd like to stop. Depending on the route you're traveling the cost of your journey will range between $2.50(EC) to $6.50(EC), and tourists should try to avoid paying in U.S. dollars.
The sounds of typical Caribbean music is often played on the islands buses which can be very entertaining so vacationers can expect to have a lot of fun while traveling to their destinations..