Embassy of Grenada Marks its First Anniversary

Today, On August 1, 2018, we mark the first anniversary since opening the Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation in Moscow.

This past year has been a productive year for the Embassy, as we embarked on a path to introduce Grenada to the Russian Federation and enhance bilateral relations as the only Eastern Caribbean diplomatic mission in the region.

This past year has witnessed extraordinary initiatives being carried out by Grenada and Russia as the countries marked their 15th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, followed by the execution of a visa-waiver agreement between the countries during the 72nd United Nations General Assembly.

By maintaining a fully staffed local presence and working with various government and non-government organizations we have managed to make important first steps in creating bilateral relationships in the fields of educational, cultural and trade exchanges with the objective to promote Grenada as a tourist and investment destination.

In November of last year Grenada hosted “New Dawn”, the first ever joint Russian / Eurasian-Caribbean economic, media and academic forum, which has seen collaboration efforts between the regional representatives from the Caribbean and Eurasian regions. As a result of this successful event, organizers have formed the “St. George’s Club” in Grenada as a non-profit organization founded on the principle of networking and building relationships that last. It is St. George’s Club’s objective to improve contacts between the Caribbean and Eurasian businesses, cultural and government communities. This year on November 1, 2018, St. George’s Club will continue this trend and is preparing to host “The Next Step” forum in Grenada, which will offer an excellent environment for collaboration with the objective to enhance business communication and relationships between the regions.

We have participated in many events in the Russian Federation and the Eurasian region during this past year. Some of the most notable events included:

  • Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation, hosted a round table “Cooperation between the Russian Federation and Grenada in the Humanitarian, Cultural, Scientific and Tourism Fields”, organized by the Commission of the Russian Federation on the Development of Public Diplomacy, Humanitarian Cooperation and the Preservation of Traditional Values. Photo exhibition “Nature and Attractions of Grenada” was featured in the lobby of Civic Chamber of the Russian Federation at which the Commission Chairperson, Elena Sutormina, noted that Grenada, as an island state with magnificent nature, is of interest in terms of tourism, but there are other possible cooperations to be explored between the countries.
  • “Rossiya” television network produced several feature episodes about Grenada, which have aired in prime time – “Friendship of Grenada and Russia”, “From tourism to high technology: Grenada and Russia have something to share with each other” and “Grenada: Visa-Free”.
  • Embassy of Grenada celebrated the CARICOM National Day at the Astana World Expo 2017 and participated in dialogues with the Government of Kazakhstan within the framework of the development of further bilateral cooperation in the region.
    Opened “Grenada Business and Cultural Club” and during the course of the year established bilateral dialogues with the regional governments of the Russian Federation.
  • First Caribbean trade center “My Caribbean” was formed in Russia to promote bilateral trade and serve as a platform for businesses looking to promote products between the regions.
  • Grenadian delegation comprised of Grenadian students in the Russian Federation attended the 19th World Festival of Youth and Students in Sochi, Russia.
  • The Government of Russia in collaboration with the Government of Grenada is offering scholarships to Grenadian nationals who wish to pursue studies in Russia for the academic year 2018-2019. There are many programs to chose from including Bachelors, Masters, Doctorate and Short-term continued education courses from over 400 universities in the Russian Federation.
  • During the St. Petersburg International Economic Forum (SPIEF 2018), Grenada Ministry of Health and National Medical Research Center of Pediatric Hematology, Oncology and Immunology of the Ministry of Healthcare of the Russian Federation have executed the Memorandum of Understanding for Scientific and Clinical Cooperation in The Field of Healthcare.
  • Grenadian products were featured at the Russian Retail Week 2018, whereby Russian Association of Retail Market Experts and the Embassy of Grenada have executed a bilateral co-operation agreement.

During this year we have received a large amount of positive feedback and we are happy with our progress. I would like to thank the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation for the warm welcome. I would also like to extend a special appreciation to the embassy staff and Grenadian students in the Russian Federation for making this a strong beginning.

Happy Birthday, Embassy of Grenada!

Oleg Firer
Ambassador Extraordinary and
Plenipotentiary of Grenada

Grenada celebrates CARICOM Energy Month 2017

ST. GEORGE’S GRENADA, November 13, 2017 – Energy Month is an annual CARICOM initiative in which member states are invited to raise awareness and educate the public and the business community on sustainable production of electricity. The Month also seeks to encourage behavioural changes in homes and workplaces to conserve and reduce energy consumption through the use of renewable energies and energy efficient appliances and fittings.

For the year 2017, CARICOM Energy Month will be held across the Region under the theme “REthinking Energy”. This theme encourages us to examine the role of renewable energy in our sustainable energy transition and also to focus on the importance of the efficient use of energy.

The main activity organized by the Energy Division to celebrate the 2017 Energy Month, is a Kill-A-Watt Exhibition. This event is scheduled for Friday 24th November 2017 from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm on the Carenage in front of the Financial Complex.

This exhibition will feature exhibitors of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions, as well as energy suppliers and will be an opportunity for networking among the key stakeholders and the sharing of information on how to “REthink Energy” in Grenada.

The Government also promotes the use of renewable energies by offering duty and tax exemptions for renewable energy systems. Furthermore the Grenada Development Bank offers lower interest rate loans for renewable energy applications.

Delegation of Grenada will take part in the International AgriForum

MOSCOW, RUSSIA – July 31, 2017 – Delegation of Grenada, comprising of representatives of the Embassy of Grenada to the Russian Federation confirmed participation in the International AgriForum Southern Russia 2017, which will be held from September 21 to 22, 2017 in Stavropol, Russia. The visit of the representatives of Grenada within the framework of the AgriForum will be the first for Stavropol region and will serve as the beginning for the development of further bilateral cooperation.

The 3rd annual investment forum “AgriForum Southern Russia 2017” is an international professional platform for the development of the agro-industrial complex in the North Caucasus Federal District and the Southern Federal District, which gathers 500 heads of agricultural holdings, farmers, investors, government representatives, technology producers and service providers from the North Caucasus Federal District and the Southern Federal District.

AgriForum Southern Russia 2017 is supported by the Government of the Stavropol Territory and personally, Vladimir Vladimirov, Governor of the Stavropol Territory, Governments, ministries and authorities of the SFD and NCFD, decision-makers of the agro-holdings and farming enterprises.

Contact:
Embassy of Grenada to
the Russian Federation
Kemal Nicholoson
Tel. +7 (495) 241-01-11
gd@grenadaembassy.ru

State of the Tourism Industry Conference (SOTIC 2017)

Pure Grenada Welcomes SOTIC 2017

This year, Pure Grenada the Spice of the Caribbean, hosts the CTO State of the Industry Conference (SOTIC 2017) October 9-13, and it’s going to be an unique experience. Why? All of Grenada—our three-island destination–looks forward to sharing our culinary, natural and wellness secrets. Savory recipes, extraordinary escapes and exceptional experiences to rejuvenate await.

SOTIC 2017 will come together under the theme “Super-charging the Caribbean Brand: Meeting the Needs of the New Explorers.” Filled with insights from industry experts who will offer brand-building ideas with emerging trends, SOTIC 2017 has chosen the ideal setting for opening one’s mind in Pure Grenada, Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Travel agents and Tour Operators are especially invited to visit for SOTIC 2017 to explore the hotel product and see what they can recommend to their clients. Grenada offers luxury five star all-inclusive hotels to smaller boutique hotels and site inspections will be organized for those interested. Attendees are encouraged to come to the island the weekend before or stay the weekend after to get to know Grenada.

Visitors who have never traveled to Grenada, will discover our 40 pristine white sand beaches and 30 unforgettable dive sites, including the largest shipwreck in the Caribbean ‘Bianca C’ and the World’s First Underwater Sculpture Park. On land, visitors will wonder at the beauty of Grenada’s waterfalls, dramatic hiking trails and rich history.

Pure Grenada is well known for having the friendliest people in the world and this ingredient is key to having a welcoming experience. And while Grenada is best known as the ‘The Spice of the Caribbean’ for our nutmeg and mace, there is a sweet fact that we want to share with the world. We are also the ‘Chocolate Island’ of the Caribbean with four companies producing incredible organic chocolate. All these fabulous experiences and more await every attendee at SOTIC 2017. Register now.

For more information visit http://sotic.onecaribbean.org