Carriacou & Petite Martinique Get Ready For The 50th Anniversary Of Independence

Hillsborough, Carriacou, January 10th, 2024 – Carriacou and Petite Martinique are getting ready for the celebrations of the nation’s 50th anniversary of independence. The decorating of the main port of entry, the Tyrrel Bay Port managed by the Grenada Ports Authority, has begun with support from the Grenada Tourism Authority.

Assistant to the Port Manager, Dexter Leggard, said they are playing their part to ensure locals and visitors alike can feel a sense of pride and love for country when they disembark from the various ferries. The decorating, he added, will help to encourage everyone to participate fully in the planned activities spearheaded by the Local Organizing Committee led by Amanda Jack.

The full participation of citizens and visitors in the twin-isle parish in the golden jubilee celebrations is being encouraged as this marks a significant milestone in the nation’s history.

A church service at the Scared Heart Roman Catholic Church in Petite Martinique is scheduled for Sunday, January 14th, at 9 a.m., and people from Carriacou are invited to join with the MV Paradox that is providing free transportation from Windward. This will be followed by a Fun Day at the Petite Martinique Playing Field.

The next activity is an ecumenical church service at the Lauriston Mini Stadium on Sunday, January 21st, at 9 a.m. It is hoped that all denominations on Carriacou and Petite Martinique will participate in the service.

Other activities for the independence 50th anniversary celebrations include a best village competition; a primary schools’ quiz; Minister’s Gala and Award Ceremony; and a military parade in Petite Martinique on January 31st; followed by Carriacou on February 1st.