Newspapers in Grenada
There is freedom of the press in Grenada, but newspaper distribution is
modest. There is no daily newspaper, but several weekly newspapers, including
Grenada Guardian, GULP body, and the official Government Gazette.
Radio and television company Granada Broadcasting Corporation
(established in 1972), as 40% owned by the state, transmits a radio channel and
TV in two. There are also commercial radio and TV stations. TV shows can also be
received from Trinidad and Tobago and from Barbados. There are 597 radio and 375
TV receivers per 1,000 residents (2000).
The grenadian culture is based on the
heritage of the colonial powers Britain and France as
well as the African traditions carried by the slaves.
The African heritage is evident in music and dances,
among other things.
Grenada has a carnival in August every year with
parades, steel bands and calypsy music. In addition, an
annual drum festival is held.
Latest population statistics of Grenada, including religious profiles and major languages spoken as well as population growth rates in next three decades.
The freedom of the press stipulated in the
constitution also prevails in practice. A variety of
opinions are expressed in the media, and the privately
owned press often reports critically about the
government. However, some self-censorship may occur.
The most important newspapers are The Grenada
Informer, The Grenadian Voice,
The Grenada Times, The New Today and
Grenada Today. The Grenada
Guardian is the Labor Party's body and the
government publishes the weekly Government
Gazette. They all come out once a week; there
are no newspapers.
The Grenada Broadcasting Network,
which is 40 percent owned by the state and 60 percent is
privately owned, broadcasts TV and radio. There is also
a private TV channel as well as several private radio
stations. The Grenadians can watch TV broadcasts from
Trinidad and Tobago as well as from Barbados.
FACTS - MASS MEDIA
Percentage of the population using the
59 percent (2017)
Number of mobile subscriptions per 100