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    Miscellaneous News Out of Grenada

    Bribes for Votes ?

    LONDON, England (AFP) -- A British newspaper claimed on Sunday it had evidence suggesting that Japan has bribed small nations to support its attempts to lift a 24-year-old moratorium on commercial whaling.

    The Sunday Times said it found officials from St Kitts and Nevis, Grenada, the Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Guinea and Ivory Coast were willing to discuss selling their votes at the International Whaling Commission (IWC).

    They admitted they voted with the pro-whaling grouping because of the aid they received from Japan, or because they were given cash or call girls.

    The paper said Japan denies the claims and the ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement: "The government of Japan does not cover any cost of any other IWC member countries related to the IWC."

    The sting was carried out ahead of a meeting of the IWC in Morocco this month at which Japan is expected to push its case for allowing more whaling.

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    Grand Etang Lake and surrounding areas

    The most popular area in Grenada for hiking and trekking is undoubtedly the rainforest around the Grand Etang Forest Reserve, high up in the mountains of the island's interior. Grand Etang's varied elevations and terrains maintain several different ecological subsystems, culminating in the elfin woodlands high up the slopes of the reserve's central Mona monkeymountains. The focal point of the forest reserve is Grand Etang Lake, which fills the crater of one of the island's extinct volcanos. The rainforest around the lake holds a stupendously rich diversity of flora and fauna. Colourful tropical birds, tiny frogs and lizards, and rare orchids punctuate the dense rainforest vegetation, and the trails meander around the area's stunning waterfalls as well as the azure waters of Grand Etang Lake.

    Grand Etang's flora includes towering mahogany and giant gommier trees as well as a multitude of ferns, tropical flowers, and other indigenous plants. The lush vegetation provides shelter for a wide variety of animals, particularly for the island's many species of birds. The broad-winged hawk (known here as the gree-gree), Lesser Antillean swift, Antillean euphonia, purple-throated carib, Antillean crested hummingbird (known as the little doctor bird), and the Lesser Antillean tanager (known as the soursop) are all common sights. In addition, the Grand Etang is populated by plenty of frogs and lizards, as well as playing host to opossums, armadillos, mongooses, and the mona monkey.

    Hikes at Grand Etang range from easy 15-minute jaunts to rigorous expeditions of several hours. The trails are quite good, and the Forest Reserve provides excellent guides (both written and human). The reserve's hikes include:

    The Morne LaBaye Trail
    This brief and easy walk, which takes about fifteen minutes and is suitable for the whole family, features twelve points of interest intended to acquaint the visitor with the area's ecology.

    The Ridge and Lake Circle Trail
    The Lake Circle Trail, which takes about half an hour, winds down to and around the perimeter of Grand Etang Lake. In addition to allowing outstanding views of the lake itself, which is so stunning that it really cannot be missed, this trail wends down through trees bedecked with hibiscus and the island's many varieties of wild orchids, which grow on the trees for support.

    Mt. Qua Qua Trail
    One of the central mountains of Grenada's interior range, Mt. Qua Qua rises to a height of over 2,370 ft (720 m). The trail to and along its ridge passes by Grand Etang Lake and then rises up to the higher altitudes, cooler temperatures, and elfin mountain forests of the upper slopes. Hiking the trail takes about an hour and a half, with frequently steep and sometimes slippery sections that require some caution. One of the primary attractions of this walk, in addition to the panoramic prospects available from its occasional clearings, is that it provides a comprehensive introduction to the varied plant and animal life of both the rainforest and mountain ecosystems of Grand Etang.

    Seven Sisters Trail
    So named because it passes by seven of Grand Etang's beautiful mountain waterfalls, which are nestled in the profuse emerald vegetation of the rainforest. The trail takes about three hours, even for experienced hikers, but for those who are up to it the Seven Sisters is well worth the effort. Starting in an area of banana and nutmeg cultivation, the trail quickly plunges into some of the most attractive virgin forest on the island. As this hike can be difficult, the accompaniment of a guide is recommended.
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    SpiceMas Launched

    Grenadians turned out in their numbers on Saturday at the Grenada national stadium to witness the launch of Spice Mas 2010 in what was dubbed as a 'family fun day'. Many persons came out to have a fun time, while supporting spice mas, which was held on a Saturday for the first time.

    Junior minister of culture senator Arley Gill in his speech made a special appeal to the media houses that were present on Saturday to change their playlist to reflect the spirit of carnival.

    Senator Gill said that despite the economic challenges and financial constraints the Grenada carnival committee has embarked on a number of new innovations that would draw more persons to support spice mas 2k10.

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    Meet the 2010 Spicemas Carnival Queen Contestants

    The National Carnival Queen Show is the stage where Grenada’s young women compete for the title of Carnival Queen in costumes, evening gowns and cultural performances.

    See their profiles at this link...
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    wah going on wit d head chopper?
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    The last I heard he's awaiting a court date, he confessed so most likely there wont be a trial.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spicet View Post
    The last I heard he's awaiting a court date, he confessed so most likely there wont be a trial.
    still no reason why he did it?
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    In his confession he said that he had no reason he just "snapped" and did it, but there have been 2 rumors going around.

    1: the restaurant owner owed him money and he decided to retaliate and the employee was 'collateral damage'

    2: his Girlfriend was have and affair with one/both of the men
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    ok cool
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