Grenada. In the spring, the eastern Caribbean organization OECS, to which G. belongs, decided that nationals of the Member States could travel freely within the region for six months. A joint passport for the OECS countries will be issued from 1 January 2003. The OECS will also establish an Eastern Caribbean Economic Union at year-end 2002/2003. Free movement of goods and services applies from the same date.
According to Countryaah website, national day of Grenada is every February 7. The country’s tourism-dependent economy saw a decline during the year as a result of the influx of US tourists to the island significantly decreased after the terrorist attacks against the United States on September 11, 2001. In addition, G. this year also received criticism from the OECD for not cooperating sufficiently in the fight against international money laundering.
The man who murdered a Swedish tourist couple on the island of Carriacou north of the main island in 2000 was sentenced in March by a grenadian court to death by hanging. Although the death penalty is punishable, however, the practice is that these are converted to life imprisonment.