For several historical happenings, EVERYBODY’S presented a one-topic edition, such as the passing of Dr. Eric Williams, who led Trinidad & Tobago into independence, the death of Bob Marley, the Antigua/Barbuda’s 25th Anniversary of Independence, the World Trade Center attack on 9/11 and the U.S. invasion/rescue mission of Grenada.
I’m confident you will enjoy and be stimulated by sections of this commemorative edition, whether it is our tourism segment, interviews, the quiz, women’s contributions, or Grenada’s journey to independence from Britain.
Kindly join me in wishing the nation of Grenada, Carriacou, and Petite (Petit) Martinique a happy 50th Anniversary of Independence. I invite you to vacation on Spice Island, my birthplace.
Reminiscing about 1951, as a five-to-six-year-old living on Belvidere Estate, I take this opportunity to pay tribute to laborers on this estate and other estates who struggled for better working conditions and less exploitation.
Caribbean Americans from various islands and their offspring compose this magazine’s team. Our first editor was the late Patricia Boothe from Jamaica, and our first photographer was the late Ken Chandler of Trinidad & Tobago. However, a cadre of Grenadians supported my ambition to establish a Caribbean-American publication. To the late Grenadians, Richard “Opee” Holder, Helen Beatrice Lucas, Dr. Lamuel Stanislaus, Matthew Rae and Francis Redhead, I wish you were here to celebrate with us.
For this edition, photographer Leonard McKenzie and I made two trips to Grenada, including visiting Carriacou and Petite Martinique. Despite challenges and disappointments, our team – Lennox Robinson, Winthrop R. Holder, Marcus & Costline Christopher, Lisda Sawney and Anne Farray – persevered.
I thank our advertisers.
Happy Reading! Happy Golden Jubilee to Grenadians and friends of Grenada!