Friday, July 19, 2024

Grenada Tourism Authority Announces Full Operational Status Following Hurricane Beryl

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In the aftermath of Hurricane Beryl, which left a trail of devastation throughout the Caribbean region, the Grenada Tourism Authority (GTA) has announced that Grenada’s hotels and attractions are “fully operational.”

While Grenada’s main island has remained resilient, the islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique, Grenada’s sister islands, suffered catastrophic damage. Hurricane Beryl’s fierce rains and wind knocked out desalination plants, cell towers and fiber optic cables. Roads were left impassable and houses destroyed.

To aid in the relief and rebuilding efforts, the GTA urges contributions to their Hurricane Beryl Relief Fund through the Gov.gd ePayment Portal.

According to GTA CEO Petra Roache:

“The recent impact of Hurricane Beryl left a trail of devastation in its wake throughout the Caribbean region. Particularly, the extensive damage witnessed in our beautiful sister islands of Carriacou and Petite Martinique has brought a deep sense of pain that cannot solely be measured by material loss. Our hearts go out to the people and communities that faced this unimaginable heartbreak.

“It is our resilience and kindness as a people – even in the face of adversity – that have always made our country a captivating, utopic paradise that welcomes visitors time and again from all walks of life. As we look ahead, we invite you to visit and see first-hand the beauty and resilience of Grenada. By choosing to support our local businesses, restaurants, hotels, and local attractions in The Spice Isle, you are not only enjoying a memorable vacation, but you are also contributing to the recovery and growth of communities across the country. Together, we can turn adversity into strength and continue to build a brighter future for all. We extend our deepest gratitude to all who have reached out with concern and support. The spirit of the Caribbean is one of unity and resilience, and together, we will overcome this challenge.”

For more information about travel to Grenada and how you can help, check out puregrenada.com.

John Liang
John Lianghttps://www.deeperblue.com/
John Liang is the News Editor at DeeperBlue.com. He first got the diving bug while in High School in Cairo, Egypt, where he earned his PADI Open Water Diver certification in the Red Sea off the Sinai Peninsula. Since then, John has dived in a volcanic lake in Guatemala, among white-tipped sharks off the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica, and other places including a pool in Las Vegas helping to break the world record for the largest underwater press conference.

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