The island of Grenada was sighted in 1498 by Columbus. Colonized by the French, it was ceded to Britain in 1763, recaptured by the French, and restored to Britain in 1783. It became an independent Commonwealth of Nations state in 1974. Seizure of power by a left-wing military group in 1983 prompted an invasion by the US and some Caribbean countries; they withdrew in 1985
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- As I always do when I am on an overseas visit, I sought assistance for more training and scholarship opportunities for young Grenadians.
- Reagan brought war to the island, then left, the Cubans came back and, far from being a menace, have helped the impoverished Grenadians with such basic needs as building a new hospital.
- The revolution introduced a network of rural clinics and Grenadians enjoy universal access to clear water and electricity.
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