Twin Isle Parish recognizes its fisherfolks

Monday, June 30, 2014 11:56 AM - George's, Grenada
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Beausejour, Carriacou, June 30, 2014- Fisherman’s Birthday was celebrated in one central location this year in Carriacou, at the famous Paradise Beach.

Minister for Carriacou and Petite Martinique Affairs Hon. Elvin Nimrod and Permanent Secretary Bernadette Lendore-Sylvester were among persons who celebrated the day with the fishermen and women.

Fisheries Officer Junior McDonald noted that this year’s event which commenced with the blessing of the boats was one with a difference; as over the years it was held in each of the different fishing villages.

McDonald said the present economic situation calls for the unification of the fisherfolks in the twin isle parish of Carriacou and Petite Martinique.

Fishing is regarded as one of the most challenging jobs by the United Nations and it is said contributes millions of dollars towards the Grenadian economy.

Making mention of the long standing trade relationship that exists between the fisherfolks here and the French island of Martinique, McDonald said they must be complimented for their contribution.

Similar celebrations were island on the island of Petite Martinique.

The 2015 Fisherman’s Birthday is being planned for the boat building community of Windward.




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