A Broken Paradise
The sun shines bright on pristine beaches however
the heartbreaking reality for most Grenadians is
a life of poverty, addiction and abuse.
According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) 66% of
the alcohol consumed is liquor such as rum. In fact, there are
over 3 rum factories on the island alone.
Ranking in Caribbean for most alcohol consumed
Ranking for extreme poverty in eastern Caribbean
According to the United Nations Development Programme
(U.N.D.P.) despite a rise in tourism and employment, those in
poverty remain extremely high.
According to the W.H.O., substance abuse is "epidemic" with the average
Grenadian man drinking near fatal amounts of alcohol per year.
World ranking for most alcohol consumed
According to the W.H.O. "sexual coercion begins at an early age
for Caribbean children, the first sexual experience of most
young girls is often forced... as is the case for over 42% of
girls below the age of 12."