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Grenada

By Vexen Crabtree 2013


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#economics #grenada #homosexuality #the_environment

Grenada
StatusIndependent State
CapitalSaint George's
Land Area 340km21
LocationNorth America, The Americas, Caribbean
GroupingsSmall Islands
Population0.1m (2011)2
Life Expectancy73.56yrs (2017)3
GNI$11 502 (2017)4
ISO3166-1 CodesGD, GRD, 3085
Internet Domain.gd6
CurrencyDollar (XCD)7
Telephone+8

1. Overview

#cuba #france #UK #USA

Carib Indians inhabited Grenada when Christopher COLUMBUS discovered the island in 1498, but it remained uncolonized for more than a century. The French settled Grenada in the 17th century, established sugar estates, and imported large numbers of African slaves. Britain took the island in 1762 and vigorously expanded sugar production. In the 19th century, cacao eventually surpassed sugar as the main export crop; in the 20th century, nutmeg became the leading export. In 1967, Britain gave Grenada autonomy over its internal affairs. Full independence was attained in 1974 making Grenada one of the smallest independent countries in the Western Hemisphere. Grenada was seized by a Marxist military council on 19 October 1983. Six days later the island was invaded by US forces and those of six other Caribbean nations, which quickly captured the ringleaders and their hundreds of Cuban advisers. Free elections were reinstituted the following year and have continued since that time. Hurricane Ivan struck Grenada in September of 2004 causing severe damage.

CIA's The World Factbook (2013)9

Book CoverWhite sand, turquoise sea, palm trees and no crowds make Grenada´s beaches truly sublime. And if the mainland´s too much fun, island-hop to Carriacou and Petit Martinique. The most southerly islands in the Windward chain, Grenada and Carriacou (plus little Petit Martinique) are best known for having been invaded by the US in the 1980s and pummeled by Hurricane Ivan in the 2000s. But the storm damage is long gone and the American occupation a distant memory, and today the islands are some of the Caribbean´s most appealing.

From palm-backed white sand and translucent water to gray-black dunes and rolling breakers, the beaches are gorgeous. Grenada´s corrugated coastline rises up to mist-swathed rainforest laced with hiking trails and swimmable waterfalls. St George´s, with its market, forts and postcard-perfect Carenage harbor, makes for a picturesque and friendly capital, and is the departure point for ferries to the laid-back sister isles of Carriacou and Petit Martinique. And though cruise ships inject a regular flow of short-stay visitors to Grenada, you´ll find all three islands refreshingly quiet and uncrowded.

"The World" by Lonely Planet (2014)10

2. Grenada National and Social Development

#human_development

UN HDI (2016)11
Pos.Lower is better
Rank11
1Norway1
2Australia2
3Switzerland2
...
77Mexico77
78Azerbaijan78
79Brazil79
80Grenada79
81Bosnia & Herzegovina81
82Macedonia82
83Algeria83
84Armenia84
World Avg94.3
q=188.
Social & Moral
Development Index
12
Pos.Higher is better
Points12
1Denmark84.2
2Sweden83.7
3Finland83.5
...
112Kenya50.0
113Senegal49.6
114Ghana49.6
115Grenada49.6
116Paraguay49.5
117Namibia49.5
118Vanuatu49.4
119Antigua & Barbuda49.4
World Avg54.1
q=198.

The United Nations produces an annual Human Development Report which includes the Human Development Index. The factors taken into account include life expectancy, education and schooling and Gross National Income (GNI) amongst many others..

The Social and Moral Development Index concentrates on moral issues and human rights, violence, public health, equality, tolerance, freedom and effectiveness in climate change mitigation and environmentalism, and on some technological issues. A country scores higher for achieving well in those areas, and for sustaining that achievement in the long term. Those countries towards the top of this index can truly said to be setting good examples and leading humankind onwards into a bright, humane, and free future. See: What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life.

3. Population and Demographics

#demographics #Grenada #health #immigration #life_expectancy #overpopulation #population

Old-Age Dependency Ratio (2016)13
Pos.Lower is better
Per 10013
1Uganda04.3
2Mali04.5
3Chad04.7
...
103Ecuador16.0
104Morocco16.1
105Suriname16.2
106Grenada16.2
107Brunei16.2
108El Salvador17.3
109Panama17.7
110Korea, N.17.8
World Avg18.3
q=185.
Emigrants (2010)14
Pos.
%14
1Dominica104.8
2Palestine68.4
3Samoa67.3
4Grenada65.5
5St Kitts & Nevis61.1
6Guyana56.9
7Monaco56.3
8Antigua & Barbuda47.6
9Tonga45.4
10Albania45.4
11Barbados41.0
12Suriname39.0
World Avg11.5
q=192.
Fertility Rate (2013)15
Pos.2.0 is best15
1Korea, N.2.00
2Brunei1.99
3St Vincent & Grenadines2.01
...
27Oman2.17
28Argentina2.18
29El Salvador2.18
30Grenada2.18
31Costa Rica1.81
32Qatar2.20
33Morocco2.20
34Brazil1.80
World Avg2.81
q=180.

Immigrants (2010)14
Pos.
%14
1Qatar86.5
2Monaco71.6
3UAE70.0
...
39Germany13.1
40Djibouti13.0
41Seychelles12.8
42Grenada12.1
43Ukraine11.6
44Moldova11.4
45Belarus11.4
46Iceland11.3
World Avg9.2
q=192.
Life Expectancy (2015)16
Pos.Higher is better
Years16
1Hong Kong84.16
2Japan83.68
3Italy83.34
...
89St Kitts & Nevis73.98
90Samoa73.67
91Dominican Rep.73.65
92Grenada73.56
93Cape Verde73.54
94Lithuania73.50
95Honduras73.33
96Seychelles73.30
World Avg71.27
q=190.
Population (2012)17
Pos.The Overpopulation of the Earth17
1China1.4b
2India1.3b
3USA315.8m
...
178Sao Tome & Principe0.2m
179Micronesia0.1m
180St Vincent & Grenadines0.1m
181Grenada0.1m
182Tonga0.1m
183Kiribati0.1m
184Antigua & Barbuda90 510
185Andorra87 518
World Avg36.0m
q=195.

Grenada's population is predicted to rise to 107 563 by 2030. This country has a fertility rate of 2.18. The fertility rate is, in simple terms, the average amount of children that each woman has. The higher the figure, the quicker the population is growing, although, to calculate the rate you also need to take into account morbidity, i.e., the rate at which people die. If people live healthy and long lives and morbidity is low, then, 2.0 approximates to the replacement rate, which would keep the population stable. If all countries had such a fertility rate, population growth would end. The actual replacement rate in most developed countries is around 2.1.

4. Politics and Freedom

#corruption #Grenada #human_rights #politics

Corruption (2012-2016)18
Pos.Higher is better
Avg Score18
1Denmark90.8
2New Zealand90.6
3Finland89.4
...
42Brunei57.7
43Lithuania57.4
44Malta56.6
45Grenada56.0
46Costa Rica54.8
47Korea, S.54.6
48Latvia54.0
49Mauritius54.0
World Avg43.05
q=176.
Nominal Commitment to HR (2009)19
Pos.Higher is better
Treaties19
1Argentina24
2Chile23
3Costa Rica23
...
176Indonesia7
177Korea, N.7
178Sao Tome & Principe7
179Grenada7
180UAE7
181St Lucia6
182Brunei6
183Tonga6
World Avg15.1
q=194.

5. Gender Equality

#Grenada #politics #women

Year Women Can Vote20
Pos.Lower is better
Year20
1New Zealand1893
2Australia1902
3Finland1906
...
83India1950
84Haiti1950
85Antigua & Barbuda1951
86Grenada1951
87Nepal1951
88Dominica1951
89St Kitts & Nevis1951
90St Vincent & Grenadines1951
World Avg1930
q=189.

The 1950s saw a late rush of 43 countries, including Grenada and many developing nations, move to cease preventing women from voting.

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6. Religion and Beliefs

#buddhism #christianity #hinduism #islam #judaism

Data from the Pew Forum, a professional polling outfit, states that in 2010 the religious makeup of this country was as follows in the table below21:

Christian96.6%
Muslim0.3%
Hindu0.7%
Buddhist0.1%
Folk Religion1.3%
Jew0.1%
Unaffiliated1%

The CIA World Factbook has slightly different data, and states: Roman Catholic 53%, Anglican 13.8%, other Protestant 33.2%22.

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7. The Internet

#Grenada #internet #the_internet

Internet Users (2016)23
Pos.Higher is better23
1Iceland100%
2Faroe Islands99%
3Norway98%
...
120Bolivia41%
121Peru41%
122Guyana40%
123Grenada39%
124El Salvador38%
125Bhutan37%
126Mongolia36%
127India35%
World Avg48.1%
q=201.
IPv6 Uptake (2017)24
Pos.Higher is better
Ratio24
1Belgium55.4
2Germany41.8
3Switzerland35.1
...
161Equatorial Guinea0.0
162Belize0.0
163Suriname0.0
164Grenada0.0
165Gabon0.0
166Lebanon0.0
167St Lucia0.0
168Dominica0.0
World Avg3.82
q=176.

Internet access has become an essential research tool. It facilitates an endless list of life improvements, from the ability to network and socialize without constraint, to access to a seemingly infinite repository of technical and procedural information on pretty much any task. The universal availability of data has sped up industrial development and personal learning at the national and personal level. Individuals can read any topic they wish regardless of the locality of expert teachers, and, entire nations can develop their technology and understanding of the world simply because they are now exposed to advanced societies and moral discourses online. Like every communications medium, the Internet has issues and causes a small range of problems, but these are insignificant compared to the advantages of having an online populace.

8. Public Health Issues

#alcohol #Grenada #health #mental_health #parenting #population #smoking #suicide #vaccines

Adolescent Birth Rate (2015)25
Pos.Lower is better
Per 100025
1Korea, N.0.5
2Korea, S.1.6
3Switzerland2.9
...
81Mauritius28.5
82Bahamas29.6
83UAE29.7
84Grenada30.5
85Trinidad & Tobago31.5
86Morocco31.7
87Botswana32.3
88Romania34.6
World Avg47.9
q=185.
Alcohol Consumption (2010)26
Pos.Lower is better
Per Capita26
1Libya0.1
2Pakistan0.1
3Kuwait0.1
...
176Latvia12.3
177Finland12.3
178Poland12.5
179Grenada12.5
180Serbia12.6
181Portugal12.9
182Slovakia13.0
183Czechia13.0
World Avg6.2
q=191.
Food Aid, Health Contributions & WHO Compliance (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Sweden1
2Ireland2
3Denmark3
...
130Mongolia130
131Afghanistan131
132Suriname132
133Grenada133
134Montenegro134
135Iraq135
136Madagascar136
137Congo, (Brazzaville)137
World Avg82.0
q=163.

Infant Immunizations 2011-2015 (2015)28
Pos.Higher is better
Avg %28
1Hungary99.0
2China99.0
3Uzbekistan98.9
...
64Cyprus95.3
65Switzerland95.3
66Israel95.2
67Grenada95.2
68Slovenia95.2
69Macedonia95.2
70Belize95.1
71Algeria95.0
World Avg88.3
q=194.
Smoking Rates (2014)29
Pos.Lower is better29
1Guinea 15
2Solomon Islands 26
3Kiribati 28
...
46Burkina Faso 213
47Maldives 215
48Panama 224
49Grenada 224
50St Lucia 232
51Mali 236
52Dominican Rep. 245
53Togo 250
World Avg 819
q=182.
Suicide Rate (2013)30
Pos.Lower is better
Per 100k30
1Haiti0
2Grenada0
3Egypt0.1
4Jordan0.2
5Maldives0.7
6Azerbaijan1.3
7S. Africa1.8
8Bahamas2.5
9Peru2.9
10Kuwait3.6
11Armenia3.9
12Dominican Rep.4.6
World Avg20.93
q=91.

9. More Charts and Comparisons to Other Countries

Intellectual Endeavours (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Ukraine1
2Czechia2
3Hungary3
...
19Macedonia19
20Australia20
21Germany21
22Grenada22
23Poland23
24France24
25S. Africa25
q=163.
Creativity and Culture (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Belgium1
2Netherlands2
3Estonia3
...
47Greece47
48Australia48
49Seychelles49
50Grenada50
51Chile51
52Bahamas52
53UAE53
q=163.
Peacekeeping and Security (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Samoa1
2S. Africa2
3Tunisia3
...
59Vietnam59
60Malawi60
61Brazil61
62Grenada62
63Kenya63
64Denmark64
65Austria65
q=163.
Refugees and UN Treaties (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Austria1
2Germany2
3Netherlands3
...
149Marshall Islands149
150Burundi150
151Zimbabwe151
152Grenada152
153Angola153
154Guyana154
155Congo, DR155
q=163.
Open Trading, Aid and Development (2017)27
Pos.Lower is better
Rank27
1Ireland1
2Denmark2
3Sweden3
...
152Gabon152
153Iraq153
154Paraguay154
155Grenada155
156Venezuela156
157Bahrain157
158Mauritania158
q=163.
Gross National Income Per-Capita (2011)16
Pos.Higher is better
PPP $16
1Qatar$129 916
2Singapore$78 162
3Kuwait$76 075
...
89S. Africa$12 087
90Nauru$12 058
91Iraq$11 608
92Grenada$11 502
93Peru$11 295
94Sri Lanka$10 789
95Ecuador$10 536
96Mongolia$10 449
q=193.
Environmental Performance (2018)31
Pos.Higher is better31
1Switzerland87.4
2France84.0
3Denmark81.6
...
115Sudan51.5
116Oman51.3
117Zambia51.0
118Grenada50.9
119Tanzania50.8
120China50.7
121Thailand49.9
122Micronesia49.8
q=180.
LGBT Equality (2017)32
Pos.Higher is better
Score32
1Netherlands103
2Belgium90
3Sweden86
...
122Niger1
123Bahrain-2
124Sierra Leone-3
125Grenada-5
126Dominica-5
127Namibia-5
128Kiribati-5
129Jamaica-5
q=196.

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Last Modified: 2017 Jun 21
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(2013) World Factbook. The USA Government's Central Intelligence Agency (USA CIA) publishes The World Factbook, and the online version is frequently updated.

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Footnotes

  1. World Bank data on data.worldbank.org accessed 2013 Nov 04.^
  2. UN (2011) .^
  3. UN (2017). Table 1.^
  4. UN (2017). Gross National Income, per person. Table 1.^
  5. International Standards Organisation (ISO) standard ISO3166-1, on www.iso.org, accessed 2013 May 01.^
  6. Top level domains (TLDs) are managed by the Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) on www.iana.org.^
  7. According to ISO4217.^
  8. According to ITU-T.^
  9. CIA (2013). Https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/gj.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  10. Lonely Planet (2014). Chapter "Grenada".^
  11. UN (2017). Table 1. Lower is better.^
  12. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life" by Vexen Crabtree (2018)^
  13. UN (2017). Dashboard 2. Higher is worse. Old-age is counted as 65+, and ratio is of these to people ages 15-64. Projections are for 2030 based on medium-fertility variant of growth.^
  14. UN (2013). Table 11.^
  15. UN (2013). Table 14. Births per woman (2012), expressed as deviance (positive or negative) from the value of 2.0.^
  16. UN (2017). Table 1. Higher is better.^^
  17. UN (2013). Table 14.^
  18. Transparency International Corruption Perceptions Index (2017). Accessed 2017 Dec 30. The scores given are the TI average for the years 2012-2016.^
  19. Max possible=24. Total amount of treaties ratified. Nominal Commitment to Human Rights report published by UCL School of Public Policy, London, UK, at ucl.ac.uk/spp/research/research-projects/nchr accessed 2011 Apr 30.^
  20. "What is the Best Country in the World? An Index of Morality, Conscience and Good Life: 2.6. Women Stand for Election & Vote" by Vexen Crabtree (2018)^
  21. Pew Forum (2012) publication "The Global Religious Landscape: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World´s Major Religious Groups as of 2010" (2012 Dec 18) accessed 2013 May 01.^
  22. CIA (2013). Https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/ar.html accessed 2014 Apr 27.^
  23. internetlivestats.com/internet-users-by-country accessed 2017 Mar 10.^
  24. % of internet access via native IPv6 compared to IPv4. As of 2017 Jun 20, from http://www.cidr-report.org. Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  25. UN (2017). Table 5. Lower is better.^
  26. WHO (2014). Appendix 1. Alcohol Per Capita Consumption in liters of pure alcohol, 15+ years age population, consumed in 2010. Lower is better.^
  27. The Good Country Index (2017) .^^
  28. World Health Organisation data for 2011-2015 from 7 data series accessed 2017 May 21. Details in "Immunizations: International Statistics on Vaccines and the Autism Scare: 3. World Health Organisation Statistics" by Vexen Crabtree (2017).^
  29. Annual Cigarette Consumption Per Adult (age 15 and above) - compustible cigarettes. Euromonitor International (2014), via tobaccoatlas.org/topic/cigarette-use-globally/ . Accessed 2017 Jun 20.^
  30. UN (2013). World Health Organisation statistics. Suicide Rates Per 100k.^
  31. Yale University Center for Environmental Law & Policy 2018 EPI.^
  32. Sources:^

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