Grenada -- Following the devastating effects of Hurricane Ivan last
month, water has been restored to 90% of the island, according to
the latest report from the National Emergency Relief Organization.
phone services have been restored to several areas in the parish of
St. George, including the capital city, St Georges; the Grand Anse
and Point Salines areas; the parish of St. Andrew; and surrounding
The islands main
roads are cleared and open to traffic as are many banks, shops,
marinas and gas stations. A curfew remains in effect for the St.
George and St. Andrew parishes from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.
International Airport is open to regional and international flights
between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Carriers serving Grenada include BWIA
from New York (Kennedy) and Miami via Trinidad; Air Jamaica via
Montego Bay, Jamaica, and its thrice-weekly nonstop flights from
Kennedy. LIAT and Caribbean Star also operate daily flights into
Grenada from surrounding islands. Meanwhile, the port is
operational and several cruise lines are expected to resume calls
later this month.
Because Ivan did
not create storm surges or high seas, the islands reefs and wrecks
were undisturbed. Aquanauts Grenada dive shop is open at True Blue
Bay resort; closed are dive shops at Spice Island, Grenada Grand
Beach, Coyaba Beach, Allamanda Beach and Calabash Hotel. Dive
Grenada at the Flamboyant Hotel reopens in December.
On the hotel
sector, Allamanda Beach Resort has some undamaged rooms available;
Bel Air Plantation is fully operational and accepting guests; Blue
Horizons will reopen within four months; Calabash Hotel is closed
through Oct. 30; Coyaba Beach Resort has severe damage and will
reopen next October; Flamboyant is expected to reopen Dec. 20 with
36 of 61 rooms; Grenada Grand Beach is open; Laluna is expected to
reopen Nov. 25; LaSource has no damage but is currently closed to
Mariposa and Monmot hotels are open; Rex Grenadian and Siesta Hotel
are closed; Spice Island lost 90% of its roofs, most of its main
facilities, and is closed for a year; True Blue Bay Resort is open
with several rooms and expects to be fully operational by Dec.
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