Independence Celebrations ‘Forty Days Countdown’

Celebrations to mark the 40th Anniversary of Grenada’s Independence will be launched on the Carenage on 30 December 2013. The date marks forty days to 7 February, Grenada’s Independence Day.

The event which will be hosted by the National Celebrations committee will feature cultural performances by local artiste, patriotic music, the band of the Royal Grenada Police Force, and a drum corp presentation. Prime Minster, Dr. the Right Honourable Keith Mitchell, will deliver remarks and the Governor-General Dame Cécile La Grenade is expected to declare the launch which will signal the turning on of a 40 day countdown clock. The clock will be placed strategically on Fort George and lighted during the night-time. Forty lighted balloons in the national colours will also be released into the air as a symbol of togetherness.

All are invited to join this historical commencement of the 40th Anniversary of Independence celebration at 6:30 pm to 9 pm on Monday, 30 December 2013. The event will be held directly in front of the Ross Foodstuff building on the Carenage.

Meanwhile, the Best Village competition is progressing in the various constituencies with judging expected to commence in the middle of January 2014.

The results for the school based art competition and the logo competition will be announced shortly. The first twelve winning pieces from the art competition will be made into a 2014 almanac which will be available for sale by the first week in January. Plans are also underway for the printing of T-shirts and caps which will feature the independence logo for 2014.

The division of Culture in the Ministry of Culture is in the process of preparing for the 2014 Independence Calypso Competition and the Miss Independence Pageant committee is presently interviewing prospective contestants.

The 40th Anniversary of Independence is being celebrated under the theme: Uniting our people, Restoring Hope for a brighter tomorrow.


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