Famous people from Grenada
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Kirani James is a Grenadian sprinter who specializes in the 200 and 400 metres. He won the 400 m at the World Championships in 2011 and is the reigning Olympic champion, winning the 400 metres at London 2012. He was Grenada's first Olympic medalist in any sport. Prodigious from a young age, he ran the fastest 400 m times ever by a 14-year-old and a 15-year-old. He won a series of gold medals at the CARIFTA Games and the Commonwealth Youth Games and rose on the international stage with 400 m silver medals at the 2007 World Youth and 2008 World Junior Championships. James became the first athlete to run a 200/400 double at the 2009 World Youth Championships and was the 2010 World Junior Champion. James received an athletic scholarship at the University of Alabama and won back-to-back NCAA Outdoor Championship titles in his first two years. He is the third fastest of all-time indoors and ran a personal best of 43.94 at the 2012 Olympic Games. James is one of only nine athletes to win world championships at the youth, junior, and senior level of an athletic event.
Slinger Francisco CMT, better known as Mighty Sparrow, is a calypso singer, songwriter, and guitarist of Trinidadian citizenship. Known as the "Calypso King of the World", he is one of the best-known and most successful calypsonians. He has won Trinidad's Carnival Road March competition eight times, Calypso King/Monarch eight times, and has twice won the Calypso King of Kings title.
Henri Christophe was a former slave and key leader in the Haitian Revolution, which succeeded in gaining independence from France in 1804. In 1805 he took part under Jean-Jacques Dessalines in the invasion of Santo Domingo against French forces, and was documented as killing hundreds of Dominicans, including prisoners. After Dessalines was assassinated, Christophe retreated to the Plaine-du-Nord and created a separate government. On 17 February 1807, he was elected President of the State of Haiti, as he named that area. Alexandre Pétion was elected president in the South. On 26 March 1811, Christophe created a kingdom in the North and had himself proclaimed Henry I, King of Haïti. He also created a nobility and named his legitimate son Jacques-Victor Henry as prince and heir. He is known for constructing the Citadelle Laferrière, the Sans-Souci Palace, and numerous other palaces. Under his policies of corvee, or forced labor, the Kingdom earned revenues from agricultural production, primarily the commodity of sugar, but the people resented the system. He reached agreement with Great Britain to respect its Caribbean colonies in exchange for their warning his government of any French navy activity threatening Haiti. Unpopular, ill and fearing a coup, he committed suicide. His son and heir was assassinated 10 days later. The general Jean-Pierre Boyer came to power and reunited the two parts of Haiti.
Shalrie Jamal Joseph is a Grenadian footballer who currently plays for Seattle Sounders FC in Major League Soccer.
Sergeant Johnson Gideon Beharry VC of the 1st Battalion, Princess of Wales's Royal Regiment, is a British Army soldier who, on 18 March 2005, was awarded the Victoria Cross, the highest military decoration for valour in the British and Commonwealth armed forces, for twice saving members of his unit from ambushes on 1 May and again on 11 June 2004 at Al-Amarah, Iraq. He sustained serious head injuries in the latter engagement. Beharry was formally invested with the Victoria Cross by Queen Elizabeth II on 27 April 2005.
Andre Badi Winner is an Grenadian mixed martial artist. He was a cast member of Spike TV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom, reaching the final. Winner is also a member of Team Rough House.
Mark Felix is a strongman competitor and regular entrant to the World's Strongest Man competition. Felix has won numerous international grip contests, including the Rolling Thunder World Championships in 2008 & 2009, as well as the Vice Grip Viking Challenge in 2011 and 2012. Felix has also held the Rolling Thunder world record since 2008, as well as the Captains of Crush "COC" Silver Bullet world record. Due largely in part to his grip achievements, Felix is widely regarded as having the strongest grip in the world.
Devon Sheldon Smith is a cricketer who represents the West Indies. His primary role within the team is as an opening or top order left-handed batsman, he has bowled right arm off breaks in his career but rarely at international level. In the West Indian domestic competitions he plays for the Windward Islands. He has been described as a compact player who heavily favours scoring on the offside.
George William Harris is a British actor of film, stage, television, radio and musical theatre. His notable roles include Kingsley Shacklebolt in the Harry Potter film series, Captain Simon Katanga in Raiders of the Lost Ark and Clive King in popular medical drama Casualty, where he was one of the original cast members. He also played real-life Somali warlord Osman Ali Atto in the 2001 film Black Hawk Down.
Keith Claudius Mitchell is a Grenadian politician who has been Prime Minister of Grenada since 2013; previously he served as Prime Minister from 1995 to 2008. He is the longest serving Prime Minister Grenada has ever had, holding the office for just over 13 years. He is currently leader of the New National Party and was Leader of the Opposition in Parliament from 2008 to 2013.
Leslie Arthur Julien Hutchinson, known as "Hutch", was one of the biggest cabaret stars in the world during the 1920s and 1930s.
Tobias S. Buckell
Tobias S. Buckell is a Grenadian science fiction writer. His 2008 novel, Halo: The Cole Protocol, made the The New York Times Best Seller list. He currently lives in Bluffton, Ohio.
Henry Stephenson, sometimes credited as Harry Stephenson, was a British stage and film actor.
Tillman Joseph Thomas is a Grenadian politician who was Prime Minister of Grenada from 2008 to 2013. He is the leader of the National Democratic Congress.
Winston Bernard Coard was Grenadian Deputy Prime Minister in the People's Revolutionary Government of the New Jewel Movement, who placed Maurice Bishop under house arrest and took control of the government on 14 October 1983. He was deposed after only five days in power, by General Hudson Austin, who formed a military government following the execution of Bishop on 19 October 1983.
Sir Eric Matthew Gairy PC was the first Prime Minister of Grenada, serving from his country's independence in 1974 until his overthrow in a coup by Maurice Bishop in 1979. Gairy also served as head of government in pre-independence Grenada as Chief Minister from 1961 to 1962, and as Premier from 1967 to 1974.
Hudson Austin is a former general in the People's Revolutionary Army of Grenada. After the killing of Maurice Bishop, he formed a military government with himself as chairman to rule Grenada.
Tubal Uriah Butler
Tubal Uriah "Buzz" Butler, was a Grenadian-born Spiritual Baptist preacher and labor leader in Trinidad and Tobago. He is best known for leading a series of labor riots between 19 June and 6 July 1937 and for forming a series of personalist political parties that focused its platform on the improvement of the working class. Butler first came to prominence in 1935 when he led a "hunger march" from the oilfields to Port of Spain. In 1936 he was expelled from the Trinidad Labour Party for his "extremist tendencies". He then formed the British Empire Citizens' and Workers' Home Rule Party. On 19 June 1937 a strike in protest of working conditions, wages, racism and exploitation began in the oilfields in the southern Trinidad. Police attempted to arrest Butler as he addressed a meeting in Fyzabad. His supporters prevented the police from doing so and Charlie King, a police officer was killed. The Labour riots of 1937 resulted in turmoil throughout the oilfields. When strikes spread to the sugar factories, the Colonial government responded by issuing an arrest warrant for Butler. Butler went into hiding and the colonial authorities were unble to locate him. He stayed in contact with the authorities through Adrian Cola Rienzi and although he was promised safe passage by the colonial authorities to testify at a commission of enquiry into the events of June 1937, he was arrested by the colonial government when he emerged to do so.
Brendon Martin Batson, MBE is an English former association footballer. Born in St. George's, Grenada, Batson's family moved to England when he was nine. Until then he had never even seen a game of football and a teacher at this school, on watching his early efforts and reflecting on his birthplace opined "Well, perhaps cricket is your game". However, he was signed as a schoolboy by Arsenal, and was the first black player to play for the Gunners' first team. In all, he made 10 appearances for Arsenal before moving to Cambridge United in 1974. He spent four years at Cambridge, captaining the side to the Fourth Division Championship under manager Ron Atkinson in 1976-77. When Atkinson moved to West Bromwich Albion in 1978, he attracted Batson to follow him and to team up with fellow black players Cyrille Regis and Laurie Cunningham. Although not by any means the first black footballers to play professionally in England, the Three Degrees were an integral part of their acceptance in the English leagues. A cultured defender, Batson's career was cut short by a serious playing injury in 1982, following which he developed into an able and active administrator at the Professional Footballers' Association. He was capped three times for the England B team.
Anthony Benedict Modeste is a Grenadian football player, currently playing for Jamaican National Premier League side Portmore United, where he plays as a defender.
Herbert Augustus Blaize PC was a Grenadian politician and leader of the Grenada National Party. When Grenada was still a British Crown Colony he served as the first Chief Minister from 1960–61, and again, from 1962-67. He became the first Premier of the autonomous Associated State of Grenada briefly in 1967. In the first free elections following the 1983 coups and US led invasion of Grenada, he served as Prime Minister from 1984 until his death in 1989.
Jean Augustine, PC CM is a former Canadian politician. From 1993 to 2005, Augustine was a Liberal member of the Canadian House of Commons, representing the riding of Etobicoke—Lakeshore. She is a former member of Cabinet, and a former school principal. Augustine served as the Parliamentary Secretary to Prime Minister Jean Chrétien from 1994 to 1996, and was the Minister of State for multiculturalism, and the status of women until 2004.
Rondell Bartholomew is a Grenadian track and field sprinter who specialises in the 400 metres. He has represented his country at two World Championships in Athletics and was a 400 m world finalist in 2011. His personal best for the event is 44.65 seconds. He has won medals at junior level at the CARIFTA Games and Pan American Junior Championships. He helped set a Grenadian record of 3:04.69 minutes for the 4×400 metres relay in 2011.
Hip hop Artist
Joanne Gairy, better known by her stage name Jemeni, is an actress, writer, activist, broadcaster and community worker. She was born in Grenada and grew up in St. Catharines, Ontario and now lives in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. She studied Radio and Television Arts at Ryerson University, Toronto. She is a hip-hop poet, and works in Canadian broadcasting. She was formerly a host on Flow 93.5 FM and volunteered for the Ryerson University campus radio station CKLN-FM. She is a music critic on Much Music and is an influential young Caribbean-Canadian woman. The Literature Alive series about Caribbean-Canadian authors, produced a documentary about Jemeni called Jemeni in the City. Jemeni has won the Caribbean Women of Excellence Award, the Warning Award, the Tara Award, and the Canadian Urban Music award. She defended Nalo Hopkinson's novel Brown Girl in the Ring for the prestigious CBC Canada Reads book competition in February 2008.
Shemel Louison is a footballer currently playing for Fontenoy United in Grenada and the Grenada national team.
Sir Paul Godwin Scoon, GCMG, GCVO, OBE was Governor General of Grenada for 14 years, from 1978 to 1992. His tenure is notable for its hectic events related to the rise and fall of the People's Revolutionary Government, as well as his personal involvement and support of the Invasion of Grenada.
Jennifer Hosten won the Miss World 1970 contest, representing Grenada. She became the first woman from her country to win the title. Her winning made a complete outrage among newsmen, pageant fans and feminist groups. She was born in St. George's, Grenada. She was 22 when she won the Miss World contest in December 1970 and so the more likely of the two dates of birth that are reported is 12 March 1948. She studied in London and then worked for the BBC's Caribbean radio service before becoming a flight attendant.
Andre Fletcher is a West Indian cricketer. He is a right-handed batsman and often keeps wicket. Fletcher played for the West Indian cricket team in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. He made his senior international debut in a Twenty20 match against Australia at Bridgetown in 2008. Fletcher also featured in the Stanford Super Series where he played for the Stanford Superstars. He opened the batting alongside Chris Gayle where he scored 90 off just 60 balls against Middlesex, which included 3 fours and 7 sixes. He continued his form into the US$20 million showdown against England by scoring 32 not out, to earn himself US$1 million. His lack of awareness of his surroundings in the middle has cost him his wicket more than once, he has been run out numerous times. After making 53 off just 32 balls in the 2009 ICC World Twenty20, he could only manage 21 runs in his next 7 innings representing the West Indies, including 5 ducks in those 7 innings.
Andrea St. Bernard
Olympic Taekwondo Athlete
Andrea St. Bernard is a Grenadian taekwondo competitor. St. Bernard was born in Grenada but moved to Toronto, Canada, when her parents emigrated during the Grenadian Revolution, and holds dual Canadian and Grenadian citizenship. She studied at Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States, where she played for the Dukes volleyball team. She attended law school at the University of Toronto and after graduating began working for McMillan LLP as a debt financing associate. She is 1.75 metres tall and is coached by Paul Beard.
Kithson Anthony Bain is a Grenadian footballer currently playing for Caledonia AIA in the Trinidad and Tobago Premier League. He has been capped at full international level by the Grenada national football team.
Sir Daniel Charles Williams, GCMG was a Governor-General of Grenada, from August 8, 1996 until November 27, 2008. He was formally appointed by Queen Elizabeth II on August 9, 1996 after having been nominated by Prime Minister Keith Mitchell. In 1997, he was Knighted by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, with the Order of Knight Grand Cross of St. Michael and St. George. He founded the law firm Danny Williams & Co.
Sir Carlyle Arnold Glean, GCMG is a Grenadian politician, who served as Governor-General of Grenada. He was educated at the University of Calgary and the University of East Anglia. He was the Minister of Education in the government of Nicholas Brathwaite from 1990 to 1995, after which he retired from politics. He was appointed Governor-General in November 2008 and was succeeded by Cécile La Grenade in May 2013.
David Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead
David Thomas Pitt, Baron Pitt of Hampstead was a civil rights campaigner and was one of the first persons of African descent to sit in the British House of Lords..Lord Pitt was made a life peer in 1975.
Rosalind Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids
Rosalind Patricia-Anne Howells, Baroness Howells of St Davids, OBE, is a Labour member of the House of Lords. Having been awarded an OBE in the 1994 New Year's Honours, she was made a Life peer as Baroness Howells of St Davids, of Charlton in the London Borough of Greenwich on 21 July 1999. The name St Davids refers to the parish in Grenada where she was brought up, to the south-east of the Island. Howells was educated at St Joseph's Convent, South West London College and City College in Washington, DC. In 1955, she married John Charles Howells and they have two daughters. Her career background includes being the Director of the Greenwich Racial Equality Council as well as a Community and Equal Opportunities Worker. Baroness Howells is a trustee of the Stephen Lawrence Charitable Trust, and served as the unofficial advisor to the Lawrence family. Howells was the first black woman to sit on the GLC's Training Board; the first female member of the Court of Governors of the University of Greenwich and was the Vice Chair at the London Voluntary Services Council. She has worked with the Carnival Liaison Committee, and the Greater London Action in Race Equality and has been an active campaigner for justice in the field of race relations. She is a Trustee of the Jason Roberts Foundation, which aims to provide a range of sporting opportunities for children and young people in the UK and Grenada.
Hamilton Ross was an English cricketer who made 20 first-class appearances between 1885 and 1895. He played twelve first-class matches for the MCC, and also appeared for Middlesex and Somerset. A right-handed batsman, he occasionally played as wicket-keeper.
Clive Naive Murray is a footballer from Grenada, who is currently playing for Roi Et United F.C. in Thai Regional League North-East Division.
Geoffrey de Freitas
Sir Geoffrey Stanley de Freitas, KCMG was a British politician and diplomat. For many years a Labour Member of Parliament, he also served as British High Commissioner in Accra and Nairobi, and later as President of the Council of Europe.
Kurt Felix is a Grenadian decathlete. He competed at the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Daud A. Abdullah is the current Deputy Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain.
Sir Nicholas Alexander Brathwaite PC was the prime minister of Grenada from 1983 to 1984 and from 1990 to 1995. Brathwaite was born in Carriacou, Grenada. Following the 1983 invasion of Grenada, Brathwaite, a member of the National Democratic Congress, was appointed by Governor-General Sir Paul Scoon to reestablish the Grenadian government. Brathwaite became prime minister and chairman of the advisory council in December 1983, when American troops withdrew. He led Grenada's return to democracy, and served as prime minister for a year, until his party lost the December 1984 elections. The NDC won the 1990 elections, and he served as prime minister again from March 1990 to February 1995. He also served as foreign minister during some of that time. He resigned shortly before the 1995 elections, which the NDC lost. He was knighted in 1995.
Junior Randalph Murray is a West Indian cricketer. One of a handful of Grenadians to play Test cricket for the West Indies, Junior Murray was a wicketkeeper batsman. He started his domestic career as a batsman and only later developed into a keeper, although he never looked entirely confident with the gloves as he was arguably too tall and suffered in comparison with the dapper Jeff Dujon. Nonetheless he played 33 Tests for the West Indies and scored his only Test century, in the lower order against New Zealand. He finished his international career, on the disastrous tour of South Africa of 1998–99, with over 100 Test dismissals. Murray often opened in One Day Internationals with varying degrees of success. He played his domestic cricket for the Windward Islands, making his first class debut in the 1986/87 season and playing on into 2006/07. In 148 first class matches up to the end of 2006 he scored 6,813 runs at a handy 31.1 with a best of 218 against Guyana. In 122 list A one day matches he scored 1,895 runs at 23.1 with one unbeaten hundred against Bermuda in the Red Stripe Bowl.
Nelon Troy Pascal, born 25 April 1987 in St David's, Grenada, is a cricketer who has represented the West Indies in Tests and One Day Internationals. He is a fast bowler who bats and bowls right handed. His main first-class and List A cricket has been for the Windward Islands. He played for the West Indies in the 2006 U-19 Cricket World Cup in Sri Lanka. He spent 2008 in England playing club cricket for Boldon CC in the Durham Senior League. Nelon was selected for the West Indies tour squad to England in 2009 where he played in the warm up matches against Essex and Derbyshire. He made his first international appearance in 2009 in an ODI against Bangladesh, this was followed by two appearances for the Test side in 2010.
George Ignatius Brizan, CMG, CBE was a Grenadian political figure who served as the Caribbean island nation's Prime Minister for four months in 1995. He moved to the top post in February, upon the resignation of Nicholas Brathwaite, and remained in office until Keith Mitchell was inaugurated on June 22. Following studies in Economics, History and Education, George Brizan began public service as a teacher at the venerable Grenada Boys' Secondary School and later as vice-principal of the Institute for Further Education. On several occasions he was called upon by governments to serve in various capacities particularly in the areas of trade and development. At various times in his long and illustrious career, Brizan served as a Trade Union leader, Economics, History and Education Lecturer and even a Sports Announcer/Commentator in the island's annual inter-collegiate track and field competition. Brizan had the distinction of working for or consulting with every Grenada government since the late 1960s. Then when later he became a consultant in the Ministry of Finance in the Keith Mitchell administration, he became and to this day remains the only former Prime Minister to have worked for a successive Grenadian government. A prolific author, Brizan authored one of the seminal works on Grenada's history, Grenada: Island of Conflict. Brizan was instrumental in guiding and serving as a role model for hundreds of Grenadian students over the years. Indeed, it was not uncommon for students to declare a desire to be a "Brizan" as their career goal. That Economics remains one of the most popular courses of study for Grenadian students is a testament to Brizan's influence.
Louise Little was the mother of Malcolm X.
Anthony Augustine is a Grenadian footballer.
Rawl Nicholas Lewis is a West Indian cricketer. Statistically, he is one of the most ineffective Test bowlers of recent times. Lewis is a right-handed batsman and bowls a legbreak googly. Having bowled during three Tests, in which he bowled 97.3 overs, he conceded 388 runs and captured just a single wicket, giving him a Test bowling average of 388.00, the highest average bowling figures in Test cricket. He captained the Windward Islands and played for Barrow Cricket Club in England, before being recalled to the West Indies squad for the tour of New Zealand in 2006. Lewis was recalled to the West Indies team in 2008 for the 2nd Test match against South Africa. He picked up 3 wickets in the match, thus greatly improving his average although it was not enough to force a win, his side losing by seven wickets in Cape Town.
Olympic Track and field Athlete
Janelle Redhead in Gouyave, Saint John, is a Grenadian sprinter who specialises in the 200 metres. She won the bronze medal at the 2008 World Junior Championships. Her personal best times are 11.65 seconds in the 100 metres and 22.91 seconds in the 200 metres, Janelle was a member of Grenada's track team for the 13th IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Daegu, South Korea, 27 August – 4 September 2011. She was a semi-finalist in the Women's 200m dash. Previously, she attended South Plains College in Texas where she was a member of the school's record 4x100 and 4x400m relays teams at the National Junior College Athletic Association. She is currently a student/athlete at Wayland Baptist University in Texas.
Peter Charles David is a Grenadian politician. He is the General Secretary of the National Democratic Congress, a member of the House of Representatives from the Town of St. George constituency, and served as Minister of Foreign Affairs from July 2008 to November 2010. He currently serves as Minister of Tourism. On april 30,2012 Peter David resign from the Cabinet and Minister of Tourism and aviation. David was elected to the House of Representatives as an NDC candidate from the Town of St. George in the November 2003 general election. The New National Party, which was then the governing party, repeatedly went to court in attempts to prevent David from serving in Parliament, arguing that he is a citizen of Canada and thus ineligible, but these legal efforts by the NNP were rejected. In the general election held on July 8, 2008, David was re-elected from the Town of St. George. The NDC won a majority of seats in this election, and David became Minister of Tourism and Foreign Affairs in the new NDC Cabinet, led by Prime Minister Tillman Thomas, which was sworn in on July 13.
Junior Williams is a Grenadian football player. He currently serves as midfielder for the Grenada national football team. He was an injury replacement for Kithson Bain in the 2011 CONCACAF Gold Cup, and played in two matches.
Elvin G. Nimrod is a politician from the island of Grenada. He currently serves in the House of Representatives of Grenada, and has in the past served as the Minister for Legal Affairs and the Minister of Foreign Affairs.
Henson Cuffie is a Grenadian football player. He currently serves as midfielder for the Grenada national football team.
Neisha Bernard-Thomas is a Grenadian middle distance runner who specializes in the 800 metres. Her personal best is 2:00.09 minutes, achieved at the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing. This is the Grenadian record. She also holds the 1500 metres record with 4:23.24 minutes, achieved in March 2008 in Baton Rouge.
Kareem Joseph in Grenada is a footballer who plays as a Defender. He currently plays for Carib Hurricane in the Grenada Premier Division and the Grenada national football team.
Allister Bain is a Grenadian television and film actor and theatre playwright and screenwriter, who moved to the UK in 1958. A veteran of British performing arts, he is perhaps best known for playing the role of Winston Katusi in part 1 of the Doctor Who Christmas special, The End of Time. Other TV appearances include in Us Girls, Vanity Fair, Bugs, and Waking the Dead. On the stage Bain has appeared in plays by Derek Walcott, Earl Lovelace, Michael Abbensetts, Noël Coward, and William Shakespeare, among many others.
Karl Hood is a politician from the island of Grenada. He currently serves as that nation's Minister of Foreign Affairs.
James Joseph Celestine is a Bermudian cricketer. He plays as a right-handed batsman and has represented Bermuda at One Day International Cricket.
Lidia Peralta García
Lidia Peralta García is a Spanish journalist and filmmaker. Lidia Peralta García was born in Grenada, Spain in 1970. For several years she studied translation and interpretation, then spent several years travelling in the Middle East, Asia and Africa. In 2000 she obtained a degree in Journalism from the faculty of Sciences de la Communication of Malaga. From 2001 she has been a writer and host of the TV show "Tesis", shown on Channel 2 in Andalusia. This is based on socio-cultural programs of the Andalusian public university. Her 2007 documentary La Caravana del manuscrito andalusí won the Best Documentary Film prize at the 10th International Panorama of Independent Films. It was also nominated for Best Documentary Film at the 2008 Marbella International Film Festival. Her film A House Of Bernarda Alba was selected for the 8th Aljazeera International Documentary Film Festival.
Marcus Julien is a Grenadian football player. He plays as a striker for the Grenada national football team.
Glynis Roberts is a politician from the tri-island nation of Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique. She is the Political Leader of the National United Front and the first female leader of a political party in Grenada. She was first elected to parliament in 2003 and represents the St George South constituency for the National Democratic Congress in the House of Representatives of Grenada. The House of Representatives is the lower house of the Parliament of Grenada. It has 15 members, elected for a five-year term in single-seat constituencies. The St George South constituency, based in the southernmost part of Grenada, covers the communities of Calliste, True Blue, L'Anse aux Épines, Frequente, Grand Anse, Grand Anse Valley, Woburn, Springs and Belmont. It also takes in the Maurice Bishop International Airport in Point Salines, the world famous Grand Anse beach and St. George's University. Most of Grenada's major hotels are concentrated in the district. Roberts, one of only two elected female members of Grenada's parliament, formerly served as Grenada's Minister of Environment and Trade which included responsibility for export development and foreign trade. She was also previously Minister of Labour and Women's Affairs and Minister of Tourism and Civil Aviation. She is the former Treasurer of the ruling NDC party. She had an original stint as Minister of Social Development and Labour during the first year of the NDC's return to government in 2008 before being transferred to the tourism portfolio. While in opposition, she served as the shadow minister of tourism for the NDC.
Iris Bannochie was a Barbadian horticulturalist who was the leading expert on horticulture on the island of Barbados.
Andray Baptiste is a Grenadian international footballer who plays as a goalkeeper. He played for English side Harrow Borough, Police SC and London Benfica. He also spend some time at Ashford Town on dual forms whilst at Harrow Borough.
Billy Gerard Frank
Billy Gerard Frank is a production designer.
Sonika Jermina Mckie, known mononymously as Sonika, is a Grenadian singer-songwriter and recording artist, based in the Eastern Caribbean island of Grenada. Born in St. George's, Grenada, her professional career began when she was approached, by the Manager of Metronome Records, Nima Anvar, who had seen her performance on May 29, 2010 at the Grenada Best Talent Competition Final. Shortly after this, Anvar offered Sonika an opportunity to be managed by him and to develop her career. During 2011, Sonika accepted the offer. Under Anvar’s management, Sonika was introduced to an organized method for approaching her development as a serious artist. In the process, Anvar pulled in a team of persons to develop Sonika into an international artist. Team members at the inception included local talk show host of Chit Chat and media personality, Lexan Fletcher [originally a co-partner at Metronome Records], who assisted as an image consultant; Annette Moore, who advised on social media strategies and development; Hervin Hood, a Full Sail University Music & Entertainment Business alum, Anvar's then co-partner at Metronome Records who dealt with studio recording, assisted by Joshua ‘J-Beatz’ Benjamin, a young sound engineer prodigy; Xpert Productions/Studio, which comprises John James and his brother Jason 'Xpert' James from the neighboring island of Carriacou; Sean 'Fame' Nelson, a UK-based, Grenadian Music Producer; Samuel Ogilvie, who did the storyboarding for Sonika's music videos and who also assisted with the filming of videos and the video recording of several of her covers; Darryl Friday, a film school graduate, who filmed and edited Sonika’s Gone Away music video, as well as other consultants, who assisted with image development and brand marketing.
Lisdon Jules is a soccer player who plays for Grenada national football team.
Lancaster Joseph is a footballer from Grenada currently playing for Carib Hurricane FC. He is a member of the Grenada national football team.
Josh Charles in Grenada is a footballer who plays as a Goalkeeper. He currently plays for Hard Rock in the Grenada League and the Grenada national football team.
Ira McLaren is the father of actor Brandon Jay McLaren.
Jason Belfon is a soccer player who plays for Grenada national football team.
Patrick Modeste is a Grenadian football player, currently playing for Q.P.R., he also serves as a defender for the Grenada national football team.
Moron Phillip is a footballer from Grenada currently playing for Carib Hurricane FC. He is a member of the Grenada national football team.
Sir Galba was a calypso singer and recording artist in the 1940s and 1950s. He was born George Brindsley McSween in the village of Birchgrove, St. Andrews, Grenada, in 1919. A troubled man, he had a relatively brief career and life, but Galba is remembered for his outstanding calypsos and contributions to the development of the calypso scene in Trinidad. He stabbed someone in a nightclub in 1952 and five years later, after stabbing his girlfriend, he committed suicide on September 18, 1957.
Charles Payne is an actor.
Kwan Baptiste is a Grenadian football player. He currently serves as midfielder for the Grenada national football team.